Sciton Halo Treatment - FAQs
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Finally, get the results you want without the downtime you would expect.
Sciton, an authority in aesthetic lasers has introduced the Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser and The Skin Institute and Laser Center is the first clinic in the Savannah to offer this revolutionary treatment.
What Can the Halo Fractional Laser Treat?
The dual wavelengths unique to the Halo laser allow our licensed cosmetic laser practitioners to completely customize each patient's treatment based on their skin's unique needs and the desired downtime. Patients can expect to see improvements to:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Hyperpigmentation from sun damage
- Uneven skin tone and age spots
- Acne or chickenpox scars
What Makes the Halo Laser Different?
The Halo is the world's first hybrid fractional laser. It simultaneously delivers non-ablative and ablative wavelengths in a single pass over the skin.
An ablative laser has long been considered one of the most effective treatments for improving the signs of aging. By removing the outer layers of damaged skin, the skin is forced to heal, increase collagen production and restructure, making way for tighter, rejuvenated skin. The downfall of an ablative laser is the recovery and downtime needed, often 1-2 weeks.
A non-ablative laser treatment is far less invasive with little-to-no downtime. By heating up the outer layers of skin but not removing them, a non-ablative laser treatment is popular for patients who need to return to their everyday lives right after treatment. The downfall here is a series of several treatments are needed to achieve desired results with a non-ablative procedure.
The Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser focuses energy on the deeper collagen layer of skin leaving the surface of your skin largely intact for a quicker healing time. It delivers the results of an ablative procedure with little-to-no downtime, like a non-ablative treatment. The best of both worlds!
What to Expect at a Halo Laser Treatment
You can expect to be at the office for 2 hours. The first hour is spent applying the numbing cream and allowing it to take effect. The treatment itself takes 30-45 minutes. In-office recovery time is 15 minutes where a cold air fan and mineral water mist dissipates the heat from your skin.
After Your Halo Laser Treatment
Immediately after your Halo treatment, a restorative skin cream will be applied to the treated areas to keep the skin moist. Swelling and redness is common and expected after treatment. The area may also feel extremely warm for 12-24 hours post op. Cold compresses will help calm the warmth in your skin and help reduce swelling.
When leaving the office you will look like you've been in the sun a bit too long but you can resume your normal business day. We even provide Colorescience Tint Du Soleil makeup to cover the skin and protect it from the sun.
On the second or third day after treatment, you will begin to notice tiny dark spots and a bronzed appearance to the treated skin. This is part of the healing process where treated tissue is working its way out of your body as new fresh skin is regenerated. During this time, your skin will be very dry and have a sandpaper texture. It will begin to flake and peel. We provide SkinMedica moisturizer to help with the dryness. For the face, this can last 5-7 days. If the neck, chest or anywhere else on the body was treated, this process could take up to two weeks.
After the peeling process is complete, your skin will have a rosy, pink glow that will gradually resolve. Sunscreen is a MUST throughout the entire healing process. It should be applied daily beginning the day of treatment and used vigilantly for up to three months post procedure. Your treatment price includes products to recover the skin and assist with long term collagen production and skin correction. Any post treatment discomfort may be relieved by over the counter oral pain relievers.
Is the Halo Fractional Laser For You?
If you are interested in the Halo Fractional Laser, we suggest coming into the office for a consultation with one of our licensed cosmetic laser practitioners. With a full examination, they can determine if you are an ideal candidate for the Halo laser treatment.
In a clinical trial of Halo treatments, "Patients that have received even light ablative treatments prior to Halo treatments preferred the healing experience from Halo. Reasons for their preference include: no need for nerve blocks, less overall pain after treatment, the ability to put makeup on in just one day after the treatment, and short duration of peeling. Investigators successfully achieved ablative-like results while allowing patients non-ablative-like downtime."