The Dermatology and Cosmetic Medicine Specialists are pleased to offer Sciton’s new Halo Laser, the world’s first hybrid ablative and non-ablative fractional laser system that helps you achieve beautiful, healthy skin with minimal downtime.
Before the development of the hybrid fractional laser (HFL), patients had to choose between an ablative treatment with longer downtime and a non-ablative treatment with no downtime that was far less effective.
An ablative laser is considered the most effective method of improving signs of aging. The treatment removes the outer layers of damaged skin, triggering the body’s healing mechanism to increase collagen production and generate healthier, tighter skin. Prior to the Halo Laser, the primary disadvantage of deep ablative laser therapy was a fairly long recovery period of up to two weeks.
Conversely, a non-ablative laser heats the outer layers of the skin but does not remove them, resulting in little or no downtime but requiring several treatments to achieve treatment goals. Collagen growth is stimulated and skin is tightened, but the treatment is less effective than ablative laser resurfacing.
By combining both lasers, Halo Laser therapy provides a previously unattainable ability to deliver separate fractional laser treatments to the epidermis and dermis at the same time. Halo delivers results that are similar to ablative laser treatments but with very little downtime. This is literally the best of both worlds.
Some conditions treated by the Halo Laser:
– Wrinkles and fine lines
– Mild acne scars
– Skin texture
– Sun damage
– Brown spots
– Hypertrophic scars
– Uneven skin tone
We expect you’ll be at the office for approximately two hours, including up to one hour for the topical anesthetic to take effect and approximately 30 – 45 minutes for the treatment, depending on treatment areas. There will also be a post-treatment instruction and review period.
After your Halo laser treatment, minor swelling and redness are common but resolve fairly quickly. Your skin may feel warm like a mild sunburn for up to 24 hours. Redness and exfoliation (flaking of skin) are associated with this procedure and may last 3-4 days depending on the depth and concentration of the treatment performed.
You may look like you have been out in the sun, but you can resume normal activities and work the same day. After your skin peels, you will have a healthy glow and noticeably improved skin tone. Make sure you wear sunscreen during this healing process, as your skin will be sensitive to the sun. Sun protection is extremely important, particularly for the week before and the week after treatment.