THE REVOLUTIONARY NEW SCITON HALO LASER in Greater St. Louis
You want immediate results after a single laser skin resurfacing treatment. But you don’t want the downtime that an ablative laser procedure would create. This used to be impossible. However, the new Sciton Halo laser delivers!
Ablative lasers, such as CO2 laser resurfacing, are single-treatment laser skin resurfacing procedures that use clinically proven wavelengths to remove the top layer of skin while stimulating anti-aging collagen and elastin. After substantial dowtime, patients look dramatically younger and vibrant.
As most patients prefer avoiding the downtime associated with ablative lasers, non-ablative lasers were developed. These fractionated lasers require a series of treatments, gradually improving skin tone and texture. There is little-to-no downtime, but patients often require 3 or more treatments to see real results.
Each of these laser skin resurfacing procedures have clear benefits and drawbacks. But what if you could get the results of an ablative laser with the downtime of a non-ablative laser treatment?
BENEFITS OF SCITON’S HALO LASER PROCEDURE
Enter the Sciton Halo laser, the first ever Hybrid Fractional Laser, combining both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths, giving patients ablative results without the typical healing and downtime required from such procedures.
Patients can expect improved skin tone and texture from the Halo laser, including:
brighter complexion with reduced hyperpigmentation and brown spots
younger-looking skin with the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles
decreased pore size
results in just 1-2 treatments
HOW THE SCITON HALO LASER WORKS
The Halo laser targets what Sciton calls “microscopic treatment zones” using ablative and non-ablative wavelengths. These dual wavelengths offer the most customizable laser skin resurfacing procedures available.
The epidermis heals and rejuvenates more quickly than the dermis following a laser treatment. Ablation is delivered to the epidermis while non-ablative wavelengths treat both the epidermis and the dermis. The ablation does not penetrate to the dermal layer, speeding up healing time while providing exceptionally fast and dramatic results.
The Halo laser is very customizable. Your provider has three treatment level options, and the Halo laser does the rest, calculating and delivering the exact right amount of laser light and wavelengths to each microscopic treatment zone.
YOUR HALO LASER CONSULTATION
Every new patient consultation is used to determine your skin concerns and goals, determining which treatment(s) will help you achieve your desired results. We make this determination through a skin examination, medical history, and an in-depth conversation with the new patient. At this end of this process, we will be able to determine if the Halo laser is right for you. In some cases, we may recommend a different treatment or combination of treatments to help you see the best results.
YOUR HALO LASER TREATMENT
Before your Halo laser procedure, we will apply a topical numbing cream to the treatment area. Treatment time varies based on the size of the area being treated but typically run 30-60 minutes in total. After the numbing cream has taken effect, one of our providers will use the handheld treatment wand to deliver the laser light to your skin while you lie back and relax.
HALO LASER POST-TREATMENT EXPECTATIONS
Your skin may be red and slightly tender, similar to a mild sunburn, for a day or two following your treatment. This is common with non-ablative lasers. You will likely experience some skin peeling as the epidermal layer turns over, removing old skin cells and replacing them with fresh, younger-looking skin. It’s important to protect your skin from direct sunlight, so wear wide-brimmed hats and apply sunscreen. Most patients will see full results after one or two treatments. It can take 2-3 weeks following each treatment to see the full result of that treatment.
Halo Laser FAQ
It’s best to schedule a consultation to learn more about how the Halo laser can benefit you and best achieve your skin rejuvenation goals. In the meantime, here are some common questions and answers about this revolutionary new laser skin resurfacing treatment.
How long does a Halo laser treatment take?
Treatment time varies depending on the size of the treatment area. Most treatments take anywhere from 30-60 minutes to complete. This does not include your consultation or application of topical numbing cream.
Does the Halo laser hurt?
Most patients describe Halo laser treatments as tolerable. To ensure your comfort, we apply a topical numbing cream prior to your procedure. Following your Halo laser treatment, your skin may feel like you have a very mild sunburn. This will subside after a day or two.
What’s the difference between the Halo hybrid fractional laser and other fractional lasers?
Fractional lasers are strictly non-ablative and require three or more treatments to see results. Halo is a hybrid laser because it combines non-ablative and ablative wavelengths for more dramatic results. The downtime between Halo and other fractional lasers are about the same.
What is the difference between Halo laser and other ablative laser treatments?
Ablative lasers, such as CO2 laser skin resurfacing, are more aggressive lasers that require application by a physician. Downtime associated with ablative lasers is significant. With the Halo laser, ablative wavelengths are used more precisely, giving patients great results with minimal downtime.
Is there any downtime with Halo laser treatments?
There is virtually no downtime following a Halo laser treatment. You can experience some skin peeling and redness. Some patients describe the feeling of a very mild sunburn for a day or two following the procedure. Full results are seen about two weeks after your treatment. You may require two treatments, depending on your needs and goals.
Is the Sciton Halo safe?
As with any cosmetic laser procedure, even good technology in inexperienced hands increases risk. Seeking treatment at Pure 111 ensures that you have a safer treatment experience, as our providers are skilled aesthetic nurses and laser technicians.
All treatments carry some degree of risk. If you follow all pre- and post-procedure instructions, you help reduce your risk and side-effects. Be sure to share all previous skin surgeries, laser treatments, injectables, and skin conditions during your consultation. Please also make our team aware if you currently take or have taken any prescribed or over-the-counter medications, supplements, or vitamins. This includes topical creams, both over-the-counter and prescription. It’s very important to let us know if you are using retinols or retinoids.
The most common side effects from the Halo laser are red and peeling skin, similar to what you can expect to see with a chemical peel. You may experience the sensation of a mild sunburn on the treatment area.
What areas can be treated with the Halo laser?
Halo laser can be used virtually anywhere, including the face, neck, chest, arms, hands, and other areas. You can treat the entire face or a small area, depending on your needs. Discuss your options with our providers.
Where can I find Halo laser before and after photos?
Before and after photos are available on the official Sciton website. You may also request to see Halo laser before and after photos in our practice during your consultation. Halo laser reviews are also available on the Sciton website and other websites, such as Real Self.