What is HALO?
HALO by Sciton is a hybrid fractional laser designed to deliver both ablative and non-ablative energy at the same time. Ablative lasers are some of the most transformative lasers available, but they can come with extensive downtime. Non-ablative lasers come with virtually no downtime but can require multiple treatments. HALO combines the best of both lasers, stimulating new collagen and getting rid of dead and damaged skin cells to offer the best outcome with the least amount of recovery compared to other laser treatments. With your treatment plan, HALO can rejuvenate a variety of skin concerns with minimal downtime and discomfort.
Who is a Candidate for HALO?
HALO is a great option for patients who want to see significant results from their laser rejuvenation treatment but don’t want to undergo extensive downtime. HALO can achieve a brighter, more youthful look to the skin and treat the following skin concerns:
- Dryness and texture
- Dull complexion
- Acne scars
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Enlarged pores
- Mild to moderate skin laxity
- Sun damage
HALO is an effective anti-aging option and it can also be a great way to maintain the results of surgical or other non-invasive procedures. HALO can be used on all skin tones and types, but our Nurse Practitioner can determine whether HALO is best for your specific goals.
Results and Recovery
Immediately after treatment, it’s normal to experience some redness and sensitivity (similar to sunburn) and our team will supply detailed aftercare instructions on how to take care of your skin. You should plan to avoid exercising, sunlight, and hot environments, for example, since these things can aggravate your skin. Makeup may be applied after 24 hours after treatment. You’ll begin to see improvement in your skin’s appearance within a few days of treatment, with new collagen production continuing up to 6 months after. Most patients see significant results with a single treatment, but you can benefit from two treatments depending on your goals.
HALO Hybrid Fractional Laser in Jacksonville Beach, FL
HALO is an exciting innovative option for transforming your skin. To meet with our Nurse Practitioner and aesthetic team, contact our Jacksonville Beach office by calling or filling out our online contact form.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to see results from HALO laser?
You’ll begin to see results within 1-2 weeks of treatment, but your full results can take 3-6 months to fully emerge. This is because it takes time for your body to begin producing healthy new collagen to support and rejuvenate the skin.
How long to wait between HALO laser treatments?
Since HALO treatments are somewhat extensive, you should wait at least 4 weeks between treatments. Our team will give you a full schedule so you know when to return.
Do you peel after HALO laser?
HALO causes MENDs (small flecks of pigmentation that will darken and flake off) within 24-72 hours, which causes skin to have a sandpaper texture and coffee ground appearance. It’s extremely important to avoid picking, rubbing, or exfoliating the skin – instead, let it slough off naturally.
How long does it take after HALO to heal?
The healing timeline after HALO depends on the treatment plan. It generally takes 24-48 hours for swelling to go down and around 10-14 days for most redness to resolve. After about one week, you’ll experience the “HALO glow” with noticeable improvement in your skin’s look and feel, which will continue to improve as collagen production increases.