What is Halo by Sciton?
HALO laser is a fractional laser therapy that combines two different types of lasers to treat aged or damaged skin. This hybrid approach is considerably more effective than the standard laser method. HALO also requires significantly less downtime. Read on to learn things about this procedure that everyone should know.
How does Halo by Sciton work?
Halo laser combines non-ablative and ablative lasers simultaneously, whereas the traditional method uses non-ablative laser. The non-ablative laser heats the top layer of the skin but does not remove it. Adding ablative laser, removes the outer layers of skin. This hybrid treatment is used to stimulate the collagen producing layers of skin without too much abrasion. Treatment will vary according to an individual’s skin condition and cosmetic goals.
What should you expect during treatment?
The procedure is simple enough to take place in your dermatologist’s office. Before the procedure, a topical anesthetic is applied to the area to be treated. Your dermatologist with hold the Halo hand piece over each targeted section of skin. Discomfort is minimal, commonly described as a warm prickling sensation.
Is there downtime after the procedure?
A distinct advantage of Halo by Sciton laser therapy is that people can receive the procedure with virtually no downtime. After each session, your dermatologist will instruct you to remain make-up free for at least 24 hours. Most patients can wear makeup the next day. Minor swelling and redness is common for 24 to 48 hours after the procedure. A cold compress is recommended to soothe the skin. You will also need to avoid direct exposure to sunlight during the healing process.
When should I expect results?
You can expect to see noticeable improvement two to five days after a treatment. Treated skin will peel during the healing process. The end result will be new, revitalized skin layers, which will continue to regenerate in the following months. You can maintain your new look with a gentle skin care regimen and UV protection to provide results that can last for years to come.
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 office today for a skin care evaluation for Halo by Sciton.