What is the HALO™
The Sciton HALO™ is a hybrid fractional laser that delivers ablative and non-ablative wavelengths (imagine a combination of two lasers in one) that can dramatically improve dull, environmentally damaged, and tired-looking skin without the downtime of older resurfacing procedures. The HALO™ also treats many skin conditions such as aging, wrinkles, blemishes, visible vessels, and broken capillaries associated with spider veins. HALO™ can treat all skin areas, including the face, neck, chest, hands, and legs.
What is a fractional laser? It only treats a fraction of your skin. The ablative laser focuses on the superficial layer of your skin and removes damaged skin and stimulates the remaining skin to build healthy tissue. It rejuvenates the adjacent skin. The ablative energy precisely removes damage in the skin’s upper layers while the non-ablative energy penetrates deeper to selectively target vessels and deep dermal pigment, and stimulates collagen production.
Every patient’s individual skin needs vary and HALO™ can be finely tuned to treat your condition on a level with an unprecedented degree of control. GraceMed doctors can fully customize treatment parameters for the downtime you have available and the results you desire.
Halo™ utilizes both ablative and non-ablative laser energy to enhance skin results while minimizing downtime.
1470 nm laser is tunable from 200 to 700 microns, the optimal depth for treating the epidermis and papillary dermis for the appearance of pigment irregularities, texture, and pore size.
The 2940 nm laser provides pure ablation with no bulk heating, tunable from 20 to 100 microns. This superficial ablation decreases healing time through faster clearance of Microscopic Epidermal Necrotic Debris (MENDs) and provides improved results due to an enhanced wound healing response from small ablative injuries.
HALO™ Hybrid Fractional Laser Candidates
If you want to remove the signs of aging from your skin? Then you are a candidate for the HALO™. The HALO™ can be used for various skin tones, bodies, and skin types. Patients can expect remarkable results in 1-2 treatments while older, non-hybrid technology requires 5-6 treatments to display similar texture changes delivered from Halo in terms of pigment correction. The treatment is extremely comfortable, and a topical anesthetic is recommended (no nerve blocks), for a comfortable treatment.
Candidates are those who have:
- Sun and environmental damage
- Signs of gravity and aging such as fine lines and wrinkles.
- Uneven skin tone or texture (brown spots, red spots, visible vessels)
- Acne scarring
- Enlarged pores.
- Skin dullness and poor skin texture
Top Conditions That The HALO™ Fractional Laser Treats
HALO™ does more than just reverse the signs of aging and gravity. HALO™ offers the ability to get precise results with customized controls. Here are some of the top conditions that can be improved and reversed with the HALO™:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Environmental and Sun damage/dyschromia
- Skin resurfacing
- Acne Scar revision
- Signs of aging
- Spider Veins
- Tired skin
- Uneven skin tones and texture
- Improves the appearance of enlarged pores
- Medical dermatology/Actinic Keratoses
HALO™ Hybrid Fractional Laser Procedure
Typically a topical numbing cream is applied to the area being treated before the session for your comfort. HALO™ has a built-in cooling technology that helps offset the heat generated by the HALO™ so that you should feel minimal pain during the procedure. You may feel the heat and an occasional light prickling sensation. Eye-wear created for this procedure will also be provided to protect your eyes.
Based on your skin type and individual needs your physician can control depth and wavelength, measure your skin temperature, and the shape of your face, change the density of energy and pulse width, and measure and adjust the scanning speed. This control allows a customer experience tailored to you for optimal results. Halo session length will vary based on your individual needs but in most cases are quick.
HALO™ Hybrid Fractional Laser Recovery
There is minimal downtime with the HALO™. During the first 24 hours, it’s important to keep your skin protected. Most patients go back to their normal routine safely within 48 hours. You will notice a bronzing effect on your skin which will begin to peel after a couple of days or so. After 24 hours you can apply makeup. It will take up to 5 days to see the dramatic results of your treatment and up to 6 months to see the full results of a HALO™ treatment.
HALO™ Hybrid Fractional Laser Treatment Overview
Anaesthesia: None and/or topical
Procedure duration: Half hour to 2 hours
Pain level: 5/10
Recovery time: 3 to 7 days
Results: 1 to 4 weeks
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Commonly Asked Questions
Does the Halo Laser Hurt?
The Halo treatment is comfortable compared to laser treatments of the past.
A topical anesthetic will be applied for any discomfort. The laser is equipped with a cooling mechanism that reduces the sensation of heat to your skin.
Halo is described by patients as minor heat with a tingling sensation. Most patients experience minimal or no discomfort.
Will I look sunburnt after a Halo treatment?
Halo will produce redness and swelling especially within 24 to 48 hours. You may also experience itching or stinging for a few days after the procedure. Depending on the customization and power settings, some patients do what looks like a sunburn. 89% of people on Realself say the procedure is worth it!
How many Halo treatments do I need?
We always suggest coming in for a full consultation to assess your skin. We suggest starting with one aggressive treatment and continue to monitor and achieve your aesthetic goals based on the condition of your skin to determine if multiple treatments are needed.
When will I see results from my Halo Treatment?
The Sciton Halo is a comprehensive skin revitalization treatment. Overall improvements including signs of aging, fine lines, reduced poor size, skin tone including a reduction of wrinkles and pore size, skin will be relevant after 5 days but your skin will continue to improve over time. The majority of patients see dramatic pigmentary improvements in two to three weeks. This is followed by a dermal regen process that will continue to improve for months.