Halo™ by Sciton
the Halo™ glow….you want it, we’ve got it.
Are the sunspots on your face or poor skin texture bothering you? Has your skin lost its youthful, healthy glow? Do you hate your pores? Well say hello to Halo™! Halo™ by Sciton is a state of the art laser treatment that can eliminate years of damage and restore a youthful glow to your skin. Halo™, a complete skin rejuvenation treatment, will improve your skin’s overall tone and texture, significantly remove discoloration, and reduce pore size to increase your skin’s luminous glow. We can even customize your Halo™ treatment plan! Choose to have one, two or more treatments depending on your goals or combine it with BBL treatments for any even more profound effect. Halo™ simply produces healthy, beautiful skin without the downtime of traditional lasers. Try Halo™! Your skin will love you for it!
HOW LONG WILL MY HALO™ RESULTS LAST?
Your results will last for a long time, especially if you adopt our RSD – Repair, Stimulate, Defend – philosophy to your skin care. For most patients, Halo™, Forever Young BBL™ and other laser treatments are part of the REPAIR portion. While these treatments deliver awesome results, they are investments that must be maintained with proper At Home Skin Care programs. Daily use of products that STIMULATE and DEFEND your skin will help maintain your results, and keep you looking your best. While it would be great, not to mention a real time saver, if taking care of our skin was a once or twice yearly activity, it isn’t. Just like our bodies need frequent exercise, our skin needs a little TLC everyday. We know how busy you are, so we won’t ever recommend a dozen products. Dr. Gordon is a product junkie, so she’s weeded through all the lousy products so you don’t have to. We will recommend only a few products so that you can maintain compliance. We also think education is really important. You are much more likely to use the products and stick with them when you understand how they work and why we’ve recommended them for your specific skin concerns.
DOES HALO™ REALLY WORK ON PORES?
Absolutely. While nothing can completely get rid of pores, Halo™ is the only treatment that can significantly minimize the size and appearance of pores.
CAN OTHER BODY PARTS OR OTHER SKIN CONCERNS BE TREATED WITH HALO™?
Absolutely. Halo™ can be used on any part of the body. The face is by far the most common, followed by the neck, chest and hands. We also use the Halo™ to treat traumatic, surgical and acne scars, and other conditions where the skin is thin or tethered and needs healthy collagen.
WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS OF MY HALO™ TREATMENT?
You will see initial results 2-5 days after your treatment, but your skin will continue to improve over time. Remember, the Halo™ is a hybrid laser, so in most cases, we use both the ablative and nonablative components. The ablative technology removes the top layers of the skin, so after your skin peels, you will notice immediate improvement in the reflectivity and surface appearance of your skin. Since superficial and dermal pigment is also targeted, most patients see the greatest pigmentary improvement in the first 2-3 weeks. The non-ablative technology targets the deeper layers of the skin, where dermal regeneration and collagen production occur, so the results of this phase are seen weeks later and continue to improve for months after the treatment. Each additional Halo™ builds on itself to continue to improve your results.
WHEN CAN I RETURN TO NORMAL ACTIVITIES AFTER MY HALO™ TREATMENT?
After the treatment, we will apply ointment over the treated areas to protect it. Most patients continue to feel the warm sensations for an additional 15-60 minutes. The level of depth and ablation from your treatment determines your down time. Most patients are able to go about their normal activities the next morning or 24 hours after their treatment. After the first 24-48 hours, your skin will being to feel rough, like sandpaper. After 2-3 days, your skin will have a bronzed appearance. Most people can still wear makeup during this time. By day 3-4, your old dead skin will peel away, revealing your new Halo™ glow.
This patient underwent an aggressive non-ablative and ablative Halo™ treatment. You can see by day 4, her skin appears young and healthy.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE HALO™ TREATMENT? IS IT PAINFUL?
About an hour before your treatment, we will place a topical numbing ointment on your face. This will reduce uncomfortable sensations during your procedure. The Halo™ handpiece also delivers very cold air to your face during the treatment to optimize your comfort. Most patients describe the treatment as warm with occasional prickling sensations. Your face will be divided into treatment sections, and the laser parameters are customized just for you. The 5 sections of your face will be marked and then treated by rolling the Halo™ handpiece in various patterns across your skin until the desired energy is delivered.
Watch this video to see how the Halo™ treatment is performed.
HOW MANY HALO™ TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
The number of treatments we recommend depends on your goals, your skin condition and the amount of downtime you have. We approach all skin care and treatments with our RSD philosophy. RSD = Repair, Stimulate, Defend. If you have a lot of damage, we may recommend one or more aggressive treatments to repair and correct. If your skin is relatively healthy, you may only need one or two lighter treatments to stimulate cell turnover and collagen production. Often, the Halo™ is combined with Forever Young BBL™ treatment to maximize results.
I KEEP HEARING ABOUT THE “GLOW” FROM A HALO™ TREATMENT. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
For a variety of reasons, our skin can become dull and uneven. This happens because our natural skin cell turnover process slows down. This is often related to sun damage, environmental pollutants, aging, stress and even allergies. When our skin cells don’t turnover as rapidly as they did when we were children, our dull dead skin cells cling to our skin’s surface longer, leading to, you guessed it, dull skin. Dull skin doesn’t reflect light and, in severe cases, can appear sallow. A Halo™ treatment will remove all of the dull debris from the top layers of your skin to reveal your inner glow. You skin will reflect more light because it’s healthier.
HOW WILL YOU CUSTOMIZE MY HALO™ TREATMENT(S)?
Everyone’s skin is different, and everyone’s needs are different. Our goal is always to work with you to achieve the results you desire. During your consultation, we will discuss your concerns, photos will be taken and a VISIA Skin Analysis will be performed. Using all of this information, we will customize a treatment plan based on several factors;
- downtime you have available
- desired results
- immediacy of results
For example, if you need to be back at work tomorrow, a lighter treatment can create smooth, vibrant skin that’s ready for makeup the next day. If you have a few days to spare or can work from home, a more aggressive treatment will give your skin a deeper youthful glow.
WHAT TYPES OF SKIN DAMAGE DOES HALO™ TREAT?
- Sun damage
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven skin tone
- Enlarged pores
- Rough texture
WHAT IS A HYBRID LASER & HOW IS HALO™ DIFFERENT?
In the past, in order for patients to have a ‘WOW’ type of result, they had to commit to an ablative procedure and a lengthy recovery. If they couldn’t, they were offered non-ablative treatments and often had to settle for marginal results. We’ve tried to simplify this by giving the PROs and CONs of each.
- delivers a ‘WOW’ result; smoother, tighter skin with increased collagen
- usually requires only 1 treatment
- removes 100% of the uppermost layers of the skin
- longer recovery and downtime
- more painful
- leaves the uppermost layers of the skin intact
- little to no downtime
- minimal discomfort
- requires several treatments
- can never deliver the results of an ablative treatment because it doesn’t treat the top layers of the skin
The Halo™ hybrid fractional laser is the best of both worlds. It delivers the results of an ablative laser treatment with the downtime of a non-ablative laser treatment.
HOW DOES HALO™WORK?
Halo™ combines deep dermal rejuvenation with epidermal renewal for a combined synergistic effect that you cannot get with any other treatment. It’s the first ever hybrid fractional laser that simultaneously delivers non-ablative and ablative wavelengths in a single pass over the skin. Other lasers are either one or the other, ablative or non-ablative, so dialing in patient specific treatment parameters are not an option with those. With Halo™, treatment options are endless, and for the first time, we are able to truly customize laser procedures.
Dr. Gordon tells us more about Halo™ here
Real Life Stories
Kristin, the patient in the video below, is from Lake Tahoe and isn’t our patient, but her story is very familiar. She loved to tan when she was younger, and now it’s caught up with her. What used to be a glow has morphed into spots and wrinkles. Just like many of us in Texas, Kristin still enjoys spending time outdoors, and the sun can be relentless. Hear about her experience with Halo™ and how she reversed her sun damage.
Discover Halo™ and reclaim your glow. Call 512.371.8817 to schedule your consultation.