HALO™ Hybrid Fractional Laser

Sun exposure, an active lifestyle, and everyday living results in visible signs of skin aging. Thanks to the latest in skin rejuvenation technology, you are not destined to have dull- looking skin. It is possible to reclaim luminous, glowing skin with the help of HALO™. 

The Technology

Sciton’s HALO™, the world’s first Hybrid Fractional Laser (HFL), is revolutionizing skin rejuvenation. HALO™ delivers two wavelengths of energy simultaneously.

By combining a non-ablative and ablative wavelength in the same microscopic treatment zone, patients maximize results they love with minimized downtime. Two laser wavelengths mean that one HALO™ treatment is like getting two treatments at once.

As a fractional laser treatment, this laser delivers light energy to the skin through an array of high precision micro beams that penetrate the skin deep into the dermis. HALO™ creates narrow, deep columns of treated skin, surrounded by healthy, untreated skin. This causes the skin to repair itself by replacing old, damaged skin with new, younger, healthier skin. Because HALO™ delivers fractionated energy, the treatments are safer for many skin types and produce consistent results.

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Benefits

HALO™ excels at treating wrinkles, discoloration, pores, texture, scars and laxity. HALO™ allows the epidermis to heal quickly because the dermis remains intact. Treatments yield results with proven fractional resurfacing technology for less downtime and glowing skin. The HALO™ hybrid fractional laser combines ablative and non-ablative wavelengths delivered to the same microscopic treatment zone to maximize clinical results without increased downtime. HALO™ is safe and effective, but each wavelength is independently customizable and tunable which allows RG Plastic Surgery to tailor treatments to your needs. 

"Dual wavelength HALO™ is like two laser treatments in one, so your results can be life-changing!"

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RG Plastic Surgery is proud to offer the Sciton HALO™ Hybrid Fractional Laser Treatment to the Nashville, TN area. Dr. Ramirez Gavidia is able to give patients superior treatment results and optimized skin rejuvenation with Sciton’s HALO™ Hybrid Fractional Laser. Sciton’s technology produces targeted, reproducible, effective results that improve the appearance of numerous skin conditions. Dr. Ramirez Gavidia will evaluate if you are a candidate for this laser procedure during your consultation. Rest assured, Dr. Ramirez Gavidia’s lead aesthetician Natalie Moros is a highly trained and experienced Certified Aesthetican. She supplemented her training by graduating from the National Laser Institute; earning the title of Certified Laser Technician (CLT). She is certified to carry-out procedures with the Sciton, Lutronic Genius RF Microneedling, and Hydrafacial devices. RG Plastic Surgery is committed to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals and improve the quality of your skin with Sciton HALO™.

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FAQs

What is the HALO?

What conditions does HALO treat?

What makes the HALO unique?

Is the HALO a safe option for me?

Am I a prime candidate for HALO?

How many treatments are needed to see change?

What happens during the treatment?

What does halo feel like?

How soon can I return to normal activities?

What does the recovery look like?

How long do results last? How do I maintain my results?

When will I notice results?

What are the HALO benefits?

What is the HALO?

The HALO™ is an adjustable, fractional laser capable of performing ablative and non-ablative treatments simultaneously. The non-ablative wavelength is best at addressing issues like enlarged pores and off-color pigmentation, while the ablative wavelength, it is best used for healing facial scars and texture irregularities.

What conditions does HALO treat?

  • Sun damage (wrinkles, fine lines, crow’s feet, aging skin)
  • Skin texture and tone issues
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Acne scars
  • Surgical and traumatic scars
  • Melasma
  • Stretch marks (striae)

What makes the HALO unique?

The HALO™ is capable of a non-ablative and ablative procedure at once, allowing it to treat a larger variety of conditions than a cosmetic laser designed specifically for one or the other. It is two lasers in one!

The handpiece used to perform the HALO™ laser treatment also comes with a host of features that can enhance the procedure’s comfort. One of these features is an integrated cooling system that is designed to help a patient easily tolerate the procedure.

Is the HALO a safe option for me?

The customizable nature and state-of-the-art technology of Halo makes it a very safe laser. Halo can be programmed for a variety of skin conditions and colors for a personalized experience. However, some patients are better candidates than others and treatment goals can vary. A scheduled consultation will better answer this question. This consultation will involve diagnostic photographs, discussion of your medical history, goals, and expectations for the treatment. RG Plastic Surgery will lay out a plan and options that will be right for you and your aesthetic goals.

Am I a prime candidate for HALO?

A good candidate for a HALO laser treatment is an individual with acne scars, discolored spots, wrinkles, or other skin conditions on almost any part of the body. One treatment provides noticeable results for most patients, but multiple sessions will provide the best results for those with deep scarring and more severe skin conditions. Patients who have used Accutane in the past year or who have cold sores or other open sores on area of treatment are not candidates for immediate treatment. Patients must be off Accutane or one of its generic forms at least 6 months to a year.

How many treatments are needed to see change?

You will see improvements with each treatment, but the number of treatments is up to you. During your consult, you will discuss your treatment goals and based on your goals, your provider will make recommendations. Multiple, milder treatments are an option, or you may decide to have more aggressive combination of treatments. The beauty of HALO™ is that it is completely customizable, because all of our patients have different skin and goals.

What happens during the treatment?

Thirty minutes before the treatment a topical anesthetic may be placed on your skin to reduce the sensation during the procedure. The area will be measured with motion tracking technology to ensure the area is treated evenly. We will treat each measured section by uniformly rolling the Halo hand piece over the skin until the system recognizes the treatment is complete.

What does halo feel like?

With a topical anesthetic and integrated cooling technology, most patients experience very little discomfort. Most patients describe the treatment as a feeling of heat with occasional prickling sensations, but are generally comfortable. After the treatment, most patients will have a sunburn type feeling for approximately 2 hours, and a sunburn type appearance for a few days. There may be some pinpoint bleeding. This is dependent on the level of the Halo treatment.

How soon can I return to normal activities?

For the first 24 hours you should keep your skin protected according to our instructions, but after that you should be able to go about your normal activities. Social downtime varies. Most patients will be able to be in public with a bit of concealer on the first day. The peeling of the MENDS (microscopic epidermal necrotic debris that creates a bronzing effect) will typically occur at day 2 ½ to day 3.

What does the recovery look like?

The healing process varies from patient to patient, but will generally take from two to seven days. There may be minor sloughing and itchiness on the following day. By day two, redness will begin to fade. On the third day, any redness can be easily covered by makeup. This time frame varies based on the depth of the treatment.

After the procedure, patients will be given an ointment to sooth any discomfort. Cold compresses are also recommended to reduce redness and swelling. Sunblock and makeup should be avoided for at least 3 days or until they can be applied without causing discomfort. After the initial healing phase, it is recommended that patients apply sunscreen to the area of treatment for the first few months to protect the skin and ensure the best results possible.

When the skin heals in 3-4 days in superficial skin resurfacing treatments, patients notice an obvious improvement in tone, texture and color evenness. The deep skin resurfacing treatments have the longest downtime of 7 days, but produces the most noticeable improvements in skin texture, tone and wrinkle appearance. The deeper laser treatments also stimulate the growth of new collagen over the next 4 to 6 months. During this time, the skin may show increasing improvements in tightness and resilience.

How long do results last? How do I maintain my results?

Your at-home prescribed skin care regimen, the use of protective sunscreen and the avoidance of prolonged sun exposure are key to lasting results and healthy skin. Your daily habits make a difference in the lasting power of your treatment. We can help you create a skin routine to keep your skin glowing and beautiful!

When will I notice results?

Your initial results are visible at about a week post treatment once you’ve finished peeling. Your skin continues to improve in the weeks that follow with collagen remodeling beneath the skin’s surface. In the first 2-4 weeks, most patients will see pigmentation improve, while deeper skin regeneration means your skin will continue to improve over the ensuing months.

What are the HALO benefits?

  • More comfortable than traditional fractional resurfacing
  • Fast healing, patients back in make-up within 24 hours
  • Low downtime, patients are able to go back to work within a couple of days
  • No occlusive post-care
  • Noticeable improvement within weeks

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