What is HALO?
Halo by Sciton™ is a laser treatment for the skin that combines two different types of lasers to treat aging or damaged skin. This is a hybrid approach that is more effective than the standard laser treatment, which can require several sessions before you obtain noticeable results. HALO also requires significantly less downtime. Read on to learn more about this procedure that everyone should know:
How does Halo by Sciton work?
Fractional laser therapy combines two different types of laser light simultaneously. One type of laser heats the top layer of the skin but does not remove it. The second type of laser light removes the outer layers of skin. Combining these lasers stimulates the collagen producing layers without too much damage. Treatment plans will vary according to your individual cosmetic goals.
What should I expect during treatment in Charlotte?
The procedure can easily take place in your dermatologist’s office. She or he will apply a topical anesthetic about an hour before the procedure. To apply the treatment, your dermatologist with roll the Halo hand piece over the targeted sections of skin. Discomfort is minimal and is commonly described as a warm prickling sensation.
Is there downtime after the procedure?
A major advantage for Halo by Sciton laser therapy is that the procedure has virtually no downtime. You will be asked to remain make-up free for at least 24 hours. Your goals and expected outcome will determine if, and how many additional sessions are required. Swelling and redness is common for 24 to 48 hours after the procedure. A simple cold compress can help to soothe the skin. It is also important that you avoid exposure to sunlight during the healing process.
When should I expect results?
Typically, you can expect to notice improvement somewhere between two and five days after treatment. It is perfectly natural for your skin to peel during the healing process. This is necessary to reveal the new, revitalized layers of skin beneath. HALO treated skin will continue to regenerate in the following months. A proper skin care regimen, combined with UV protection, will provide results that can last for several years.
Halo by Sciton in Charlotte
If you seek to avoid problems that make your uneven and damaged skin look older, Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte can provide high quality and innovative treatment in a caring and professional environment. Dr. Nixon is a board-certified dermatologist whose dedication, experience, and knowledge will provide the best possible treatment for your skin, hair, and cosmetic concerns.
Their range of services includes medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology; including removal of skin cancer. In addition to Halo by Sciton, they provide a full range of cosmetic offerings such as skin tightening, fat reduction, chemical peels, Botox treatments, microdermabrasion, and more. Treatment is available for both adult and pediatric patients. Call Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte today for a skin care evaluation for Halo by Sciton.