The world's first hybrid fractional laser is available on the Sciton JOULE laser system with the Halo application at Commonwealth Facial Plastic Surgery in Richmond. Using both a 1470 and 2940 nm laser for either ablative or non-ablative treatments, the Halo application adapts to the laser skin resurfacing needs of the patient. Whether patients visit with minor damage and the desire to refresh their skin or they want to undo years of environmental damages to the complexion from sun exposure and smoking, Dr. Matthew Bridges and his team will create a unique Halo treatment plan. Some of the most common skin blemishes and concerns corrected by the Halo application are:
- Fine lines
- Enlarged pores
- Rough skin texture
- *Scars (*only with full face resurfacing revision, results may vary)
- Uneven skin tone
"I LOVE what the microneedling has done for my skin - the tone and texture is unbelievable. Thanks for introducing me to Circadia, too - Love all the products you recommended. Amazing......."- LC / Office Visit / Mar 19, 2014
"Dr. Bridges is a Frantastic Plastic Surgeon - Dr. Matthew Bridges is the best plastic surgeon anywhere.I had a facelift 3 years ago by another plastic surgeon in the west end of Richmond and the results were not good if any thing it was worse than before the facelift.. A year ago I decided I had to do something. I found Dr. Bridges I got a second facelift I am so glad I did my face looks so natural and 15 years younger. I am so happy..."- A. / RealSelf / Apr 21, 2018
"I fly 2,589 miles to see Dr. Bridges. - This is how much I love Dr. Bridges: He is in Richmond, VA, where I used to live. I now live on the opposite coast in Portland, Oregon. I fly out to "visit friends" every year just so I can see Dr. Bridges! I have tried probably 7 or 8 cosmetic surgeons for Botox and fillers, but NONE of them hold a candle to Dr. Bridges. He's gentle, kind, and very experienced. He's absolutely the best and I..."- M. / RealSelf / Feb 28, 2018
"Dr. Bridges has performed three procedures on me in the past 18 months. He discusses options, listens to patient's views about treatment, and operates with tremendous skill. Further, his office is beautifully administered with a fantastic staff. I actually look forward to my visits."- J.B. / Facebook / Feb 23, 2018
"Wonderful experience with an amazingly talented surgeon - Dr Bridges is such a wonderful doctor and surgeon. He is caring and spends a great deal of time making you feel comfortable about the process and what he envisions. He was very upfront with what to expect and I was pleased as soon as we removed the cast, which seems to be rare. He took a big hump and a tip that was really misshapen and created the perfect natural looking new structure for my..."- L. / RealSelf / Feb 05, 2018
Halo laser treatments are performed in our office as an outpatient procedure with the patient under no or local anesthesia. The patient’s eye will be protected as the laser wand is passed over the face, neck, chest, and/or hands. After the treatment, a protective ointment will be applied to the skin before the patient leaves to recover at home.
What to Expect
Patients may see redness and peeling for 1 – 2 weeks after their treatment as the skin forms a scab and begins to heal. In 2 – 8 weeks after the procedure, the patient should be able to wear makeup to camouflage their skin. Patients should use sun protection at all times after their treatment and limit direct sun exposure as much as possible. Patients should talk to a team member about when to schedule touch-up appointments and creating a good home skin care routine.