Halo by Sciton is the world’s first hybrid fractionated laser to improve wrinkles, pigmentation, sun damage, melisma and large pores. It uses an ablative and non-ablative laser to target years of skin damage and the visible signs of aging by evening out skin texture and tone.
How Does it Work?
Each laser wavelength can be fractionated independently to tailor skincare concerns. Laser drills tiny holes into the skin to stimulate collagen remodeling.
- Sunscreen must be worn before treatment
- Avoid the sun for two weeks
- Retin A and hydroquinone should be discontinued three days prior
- For men shave the night before and no shaving for two weeks after treatment
- Topical anesthetic is given for one hour
- For pain we recommend Tylenol
- Redness is normal and expected. Redness generally increases in intensity the first few days after treatment with day 3 being most intense. Redness can persist for up to 7 days depending on the aggressiveness of the treatment.
- Pinpoint bleeding may occur. This can last for a few hours – 12 hours depending on the treatment depth and may be isolated to certain treated areas.
- Immediately after treatment, swelling is common and expected. Use of a cold compress or ice packs will help to relieve the swelling. To avoid further swelling, sleep in an upright position for at least the first night after the treatment. The first morning post treatment is when swelling is more prevalent, especially under the eyes. Swelling may last 2-4 days depending on the aggressiveness of the treatment.
- The treated area may be extremely warm for 12-24 hours after the treatment. Cold compresses or ice packs may provide comfort during this time.
You can expect four to seven days of downtime. Two to four days of swelling depending depth, and done peeling on day seven. Recovery looks like a mild to moderate sunburn and swelling with “coffee ground appearance” throughout the skin. Your “Halo Glow” will start to appear between five to seven days after all of the treated skin has sloughed off.
One to two deeper treatments repeat every 1-2 years or have multiple treatments that are less aggressive and achieve a similar goal over a longer period of time.