Halo laserSciton® Halo is the world’s first and only hybrid fractional laser, and Pacific Dermatology and Cosmetic Center is thrilled to offer patients treatment with this revolutionary new technology. Over time, your skin can lose its youthful glow due to sun exposure and your body's natural aging process. As a result, your body may develop sun spots, fine lines, and lose that natural healthy glow. Halo eliminates years of damage by precisely targeting the right depth and restores the luminous glow you had when you were younger. The Halo laser can be used to treat the face, neck, chest, and hands.

How It Works

Traditionally, lasers come in two options: ablative and non-ablative. Halo offers both options in a single pass, addressing both mild concerns in the epidermis and more severe skin issues in the dermis during the same treatment. This both provides more dramatic, comprehensive results and minimizes total downtime. When you come in for your treatment with Halo, we are able to fully customize your experience to specifically address your unique skin concerns. Our laser experts choose one of the three coverage levels and Halo calculates the exact amount of energy necessary to complete a safe and effective treatment. Halo also offers a Pro Mode which allows our laser experts to independently control depth and coverage of both wavelengths for unrivaled treatment customization.

What can Halo Treat?

Halo can treat a variety of mild to severe skin concerns. Depending upon the areas to be treated and your goals, you may choose to have a single Halo treatment or a series. Halo can treat:

  • Discoloration
  • Sun Damage
  • Visible Signs of Aging
  • Uneven Skin Tone
  • Enlarged Pores
  • Poor Texture
  • Fine Lines
  • Scar Revision

With only one or two treatments, patients can experience a marked improvement in red as well as brown pigmentation, fine lines, textural irregularities, and pores. The Halo treatment has already been designated the new “gold standard” for pore reduction, one of the most common areas of skincare concern and the most difficult to address.

What Can I Expect?

Halo laser treatment is performed right in our office using only topical anesthesia in most cases. Our laser experts will then measure your face with the motion tracking technology to ensure your face is treated evenly. The Halo laser procedure takes approximately 30 minutes for a full face. We then recommend the application of a moisturizer and sunscreen. For some patients, we recommend the TNS Recovery Complex to help replenish your skin's growth factors and aid in healing.

After the treatment, you will experience a mild sunburn sensation for about an hour and then minimal discomfort. The skin will have a pinkish tone for the first day. This is a normal sign that the skin is deeply healing. Swelling is common, but usually mild, and may last for 2 to 3 days. Flaking and bronzing, which are part of the normal process of skin repair, may also occur. Bronzing is a darkening of the skin that looks like a tan. The "social down-time" is usually 2 to 4 days. You will feel fine, but will likely need 2 to 4 days for the redness and mild swelling to disappear. It is important to apply an SPF 30 sunscreen daily during the healing phase and for several months after to protect the new skin.

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