Countless factors can affect the appearance of your skin. Even with the most diligent skincare regimens, sun exposure, genetics, stress, gravity and the natural aging process are continually working against a healthy and youthful complexion. The Halo laser by Sciton was uniquely designed to address all kinds of skin concerns, restoring years of damage and reversing visible signs of aging for total skin rejuvenation. From fine lines and wrinkles to discoloration and more, Halo is equipped to handle the needs of each patient with customizable solutions to achieve the flawless skin you desire.

At Winter Park Laser & Anti-Aging Center, we are thrilled to offer Halo laser treatments to provide patients with the latest technology in skin resurfacing today. The innovation behind Halo makes it ideal for women and men of all ages and a broad spectrum of skin concerns. By targeting both the surface of the skin as well as deep underlying layers, Halo produces results that are natural, dramatic and long-lasting.

What is Halo?

The Halo laser is the first-of-its-kind hybrid fractional laser, meaning it combines both ablative and non-ablative technology into a single treatment. Halo is revolutionizing skin resurfacing procedures by allowing patients to receive the remarkable restorative results of an ablative treatment with the comfort and short recovery period of a non-ablative treatment. Treatments with Halo can be tailored based on the number of treatment sessions you are ready to commit to and how quickly you wish to achieve your desired results. With the ability to address a variety of skin imperfections at one time, Halo offers patients unmatched comfort, convenience and results.

Understanding Ablative Vs. Non-Ablative Treatments

To understand what makes Halo’s hybrid fractional technology unique, it is essential first to understand the two laser modalities: ablative and non-ablative.

Ablative

Ablative lasers are often considered to be the gold standard for improving significant signs of damaged or aged skin. By exfoliating the outermost layer of the skin, ablative laser treatments stimulate the body’s natural healing response to prompt the skin to rebuild itself from the inside out. Ablative lasers are a more aggressive treatment than non-ablative lasers. This means they can produce more dramatic results, but also require more extended periods of downtime for recovery.

Non-Ablative

Non-ablative laser treatments are far less invasive than ablative laser treatments and, therefore, the most effective for treating minor skin imperfections. Rather than removing the outer layer of the skin, non-ablative lasers trigger the body’s healing response by gently heating deeper layers, leaving the skin’s surface unharmed. Non-ablative lasers require minimal, if any, downtime. However, their results are less dramatic and frequently need a series of treatments to achieve your desired results.

The Halo laser sets itself apart by combining these two modalities, delivering both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to your treatment area. These dual wavelengths allow for precise, targeted treatments of your specific concerns. With Halo, our providers can pinpoint the desired treatment depth based on your skin type and goals to maximize your results while minimizing side effects and downtime.

Who is a Good Candidate for Halo?

As Halo is an entirely customizable procedure, treatments are safe and effective for all ages and skin types. The procedure is also safe to perform on multiple regions of the body, such as the face, chest, neck or hands. The versatile technology of Halo can help with a number of mild to severe skin concerns and blemishes in a single treatment, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage and sun spots
  • Skin laxity
  • Enlarged pores
  • Poor texture and scars
  • Discoloration

Patients interested in Halo treatments should be in good health and have realistic expectations about what the procedure can do for them. In most cases, Halo treatment plans will include multiple sessions to reveal the best possible results for you. During your complimentary consultation at Winter Park Laser & Anti-Aging Center, our staff will carefully assess your concerns and goals to determine whether Halo is right for you.

What Can I Expect From My Treatment?

Before your treatment begins, your provider will apply a topical anesthetic to your skin to ensure you are comfortable throughout your treatment. The laser’s settings will be calibrated to your desired level of correction, and the Halo handpiece will be moved across your skin in small sections as it emits quick bursts of laser energy. The duration of your treatment will vary based on the number and size of the treatment areas to be addressed.

Is There Any Downtime Need After Halo?

The amount of downtime you will need after your Halo treatment will vary depending on the depth and intensity of your treatment. Most patients will be advised to avoid activity for the first 24 hours after their procedure to allow for the skin’s initial healing process. If you received a lighter Halo treatment, you will likely be able to apply makeup and return to your regular schedule the next day. More intense procedures may require up to a week of recovery, as your skin will take longer to heal completely. You can expect your skin to begin a peeling process three to four days after your treatment, revealing healthy and blemish-free skin below.

What Results Can I Expect From Halo?

The results of your Halo treatment will start to become evident once the skin-peeling process is complete. Your skin will look smoother and more radiant with imperfections and signs of aging noticeably reduced. Improvements to your skin will continue in the weeks and even months following your procedure as collagen production continues, and your body’s restorative processes create a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance. Additional Halo treatments can be performed as-needed when signs of aging or damage start to emerge once again.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

While a single Halo treatment session may be enough to reveal your desired aesthetic results, a series of treatments is often recommended to optimize the outcomes you achieve. Each Halo treatment session builds upon the effects of the previous treatments to further enhance your refreshed complexion.

The Halo laser from Sciton gives your skin the best of both worlds. If you are ready to experience a comfortable and dramatic way to revitalize your skin with minimal downtime and side effects, our highly trained and experienced staff at Winter Park Laser & Anti-Aging Center can help determine the appropriate treatment plan for you and your goals. Contact our office today at 407-636-2733 to schedule your complimentary consultation and find out if Halo is right for you.