The Sciton® Halo is the world’s first and only hybrid fractional laser that combines deep tissue rejuvenation with the renewal of the skin’s surface. Patients get 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, and uneven skin tone.
The 2940 nm Erbium YAG laser wavelength of Halo Pro is delivered through a focused scanning device that precisely removes channels of tissue by vaporizing (heating to high temperature) the water within tissue. The device has the ability to create microchannels while leaving the area around the channels intact.
The 1470 nm infrared laser wavelength of Halo is delivered through a scanning device that creates microscopic columns of wounded tissue that stimulates new collagen. Laser treatment procedures may produce scanning patterns visible on the skin. This event usually fades while in the healing phase.
Patients get the best of both worlds: outstanding results with minimal downtime. Halo combines deep dermal rejuvenation with epidermal renewal for a combined synergistic effect that isn’t found with other treatments. Halo creates beautiful results without the downtime of more aggressive treatments. Halo precisely targets years of damage to your skin, including discoloration, sun damage, visible signs of aging, and uneven skin tone.
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?
Absolutely. For the first 24 hours you should keep your skin protected according to your doctor’s instructions, but after that, you should be able to go about your normal activities. After the first 24 hours, your skin will begin to peel, but you will be able to put on makeup. For a facial treatment, you will see very little change on the first day. After two
to three days you will develop a light bronzing appearance. By day three or four your skin will peel, revealing your new skin beneath.
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.