What is Sciton Halo?
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Have you have heard of the laser system called “Halo” and wondered what all the buzz is about? Sciton’s Halo is what’s called a hybrid fractional laser device. What in the world does that mean and what is it good for?
Sciton is the parent company that manufactures Halo, among other light based devices. Sciton is a privately-owned firm and produces all of its devices in the USA. We are proud to only feature Sciton devices in our practice.
What does it all mean?
Hybrid fractional laser—that’s a mouthful. First, let’s define ‘fractional’—this basically means only a fraction of the skin gets treated, with islands of untreated skin left behind to foster fast healing. Your doctor will determine what fraction of the skin to treat, based on concerns and goals determined with you in consultation. Hybrid refers to the fact that Halo integrates both ablative and nonablative laser technologies. It’s 2 lasers in 1 device. The ablative beam works on the superficial layer of the skin and actually creates microscopic ‘channels’ in the skin surface to remove old, damaged skin, stimulate the skin to build new healthy tissue to fill those ‘channels’ while also rejuvenating the adjacent ‘untreated’ skin. Meanwhile, the nonablative beam works in the deeper layers of the skin to treat pigment issues, sun damage, texture issues, wrinkling, or scarring.
There are a number of truly special things about Halo, but a standout is that it keeps adding FDA clearances and indications because it is just that powerful and customizable to individual concerns. Current FDA indications include: large pore size, scarring/acne scarring, wrinkling, and more. Based on your consult with your physician, your treatment will be customized to your individual needs and concerns.
Big results, little downtime.
Another great thing about Halo is that you can achieve remarkable results without a large downtime commitment. On average, the downtime with a Halo laser treatment is around 3-4 days. At that point, most patients are able to wear make-up and get great coverage of any remaining pinkness or flaking. We have also found great utility in enhancing treatment results and reducing downtime by pairing Halo with before and after use of Alastin Regenerating Skin Nectar.
In our office, our physicians discuss all aspects of your care with you. We counsel patients on before and after laser care, what to expect during and after the procedure, basic treatment parameters, and to expect the full results from their Halo treatment to take up to 6 months to develop. This is particularly true for patients aiming to improve scarring or wrinkling.
Halo can prevent.
Halo is not only beneficial for those with sun damage, lines and wrinkles. It is also a useful preventative for those younger patients who want to maintain their smooth, glowing complexion.
Would you like to learn more? We offer complimentary consultation with our two board certified physicians who not only consult and evaluate you, but also perform your treatment. We have more than 15 years experience performing laser skin procedures and are the most experienced providers of Halo in our area. Come see us. We’d love to talk to you.