The Sciton® Halo is the world’s first and only Hybrid Fractional Laser that combines ablative and non-ablative laser technology into a single procedure to help patients achieve a youthful glow. Patients receive the best of both worlds: Outstanding results with minimal downtime. Halo creates beautiful outcomes without the downtime of more aggressive treatments. Halo targets discoloration, sun damage, visible signs of aging, fine lines, uneven skin tone, and texture.
Halo is a customizable treatment, making it easy to find the right level of treatment to fit patients’ unique lifestyles, skin concerns, and desired downtime. The treatment uses hybrid technology of a non-ablative laser and an ablative laser to create controlled zones of coagulation to chosen depths into the dermis that stimulate new collagen and ablate channels in the skin to address tone and texture. Halo is a complete skin rejuvenation treatment. Improvements can be seen in overall tone, texture, and enhanced skin reflectivity and glow, in addition to significant removal of discoloration and reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. Visit our Before and After Gallery images here.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What results can be expected?
Halo is a complete skin rejuvenation treatment. Improvements can be seen in overall tone and texture in addition to significant removal of discoloration, reduction in fine lines, reduced pore size, skin reflectivity and glow.
How many treatments are needed?
Discuss your needs and you can choose to have one or two more aggressive treatments or receive multiple treatments that are less aggressive and achieve a similar goal over a longer period of time.
What happens during the treatment?
30 minutes to an hour before the treatment, a topical anesthetic may be applied to your skin to reduce the sensation during the treatment. Your provider will then measure your face with motion tracking technology to ensure your face is treated evenly. The provider will treat a section of your face at a time by rolling the Halo handpiece in a crisscross pattern until the system recognizes the treatment is complete.
What does Halo feel like?
With a topical anesthetic and integrated cooling technology, most patients experience very little discomfort. Most patients describe the treatment as a feeling of heat with occasional prickling sensations but are generally comfortable. After the treatment, most patients will continue to feel warm or have a moderate burning sensation for an additional 1 to 2 hours, or more.
Can I return to normal activities after my treatment?
For the first 24 hours, patients should keep their skin protected according to their provider’s instructions. Patients must avoid strenuous exercise, sweating, swimming, hot tub, and sauna use until after skin has healed. Redness is normal. It generally increases in intensity with day 3 being most intense. It can persist for up to 7 days or more, depending on the aggressiveness of the treatment. Pinpoint bleeding may occur.
After the first 24 hours, skin will begin to peel. After 2-3 days, skin will develop tiny dark spots and a light bronzing appearance. By day three or four, treated skin will feel rough and dry and will continue to peel, revealing new skin beneath. This is normal and typically lasts 5-7 days. It is important to follow post-treatment instructions to keep the skin moisturized and protected as it heals.
When will I see results?
You will see initial results between two and five days after your Halo treatment, but your skin will continue to improve over time. Most patients see the greatest pigmentary improvement in the first two to three weeks. This is followed by a dermal regeneration phase that continues to improve for months.
How long will my results last?
Your Halo results will last for years to come, but you should continue to keep your skin protected at all times using a broad-spectrum sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) to protect your new, healthy skin. Each additional Halo treatment you receive will only improve the results, giving you even better-looking skin.