Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser
As we age, our skin may experience changes in texture, color, and elasticity. Sun damage, smoking, illness, and stress also contribute to these alterations, often adding unwanted years on to our appearance. While there is little that can be done to reverse these changes at home, Concannon Plastic Surgery has a new tool to help you: the Halo Fractional Laser.
What is the Halo Fractional Laser?
Sciton’s Halo is an innovative, hybrid fractional laser; it is the only one of its kind available to patients today. Using concentrated laser energy, the Halo gently creates microscopic ‘holes’ in the surface of the skin. As the tissues heal, glowing, new skin appears. This mild injury to the skin encourages the body’s natural collagen production, continuing to improve the appearance over the months to come.
The Halo Laser utilizes Dynamic Thermal Optimization (DTO) to continually measure the skin’s temperature, automatically making changes to the energy’s density and pulse, meaning treatments are both safe and effective. With a variety of settings, each Halo Laser resurfacing procedure can be custom tailored to an individual patient’s needs.
Benefits of the Halo Fractional Laser
- Improves the skin’s tone and laxity
- Smooth’s and softens skin texture
- Addresses sun damaged areas
- Smoothes and softens the skin’s texture
- Eliminates epidermal dark spots
- Diminishes the look of large pores
- Eases fine lines and wrinkles
- Requires less downtime than similar laser treatments
- The laser energy level can be adjusted for each individual patient
Who can benefit from the Halo Laser?
Anyone unhappy with the early signs of aging, areas of dark pigmentation, and uneven skin texture may benefit from the Halo Laser. The ideal patient is in generally good health, understands the laser treatment process, and holds reasonable expectation for results. The Halo can be combined with other invasive and nonsurgical treatments to provide optimal skin rejuvenating results.
What can be expected from a treatment with the Halo Laser?
Dr. Concannon’s staff provide treatments with the Halo Laser in our beautiful and relaxing Spa environment. Each procedure will take less than a half hour to perform. Treatments are not considered painful. The Halo Laser utilizes an integrated cooling tip, which keeps the skin comfortable both during and after treatment.
During the procedure, the Halo Laser is gently passed over the surface of the skin. As the device glides across the tissue, it emits quick pulses of laser energy. Unlike many other lasers, the Halo only requires one pass over each area, providing safer and more dependable results.
Recovery from a Halo Fractional Laser Treatment:
Patients can expect the tissue to be red and slightly swollen after a Halo Laser treatment. It is also common for the skin to be tender for several days. A few days after the procedure, the skin may begin to look dry or flaky. This occurs as the body sheds the old tissue and new, fresh skin is regenerated. We have found that the Halo, in most patients, has very little downtime. Patients may wear makeup the next day or so, and go to work. They only need to use a moisturizer, no messy balm.
The Halo Laser at Concannon Plastic Surgery:
Concannon Plastic Surgery is currently the ONLY location in the state that provides Halo resurfacing treatments. If you are interested in finding out more on the Halo Laser, contact us at 573-449-5000 to schedule a private consultation and skin consultation with one of our aestheicians; we can discuss the Halo Laser in-depth, and explain how it may be helpful for your unique situation. We can also create a detailed treatment plan designed to restore a youthful, healthy appearance of your skin and maintain the beautiful results for years to come.
From Sciton’s press release:
“Halo is not an incremental product. It is the culmination of an extensive 4 year investigation involving new understanding of laser tissue physics combined with state-of-the-art implementation of all new technology,” said Dan Negus, President of Sciton. “This product has some very exciting innovations that will excite a lot of users. Launching Halo further demonstrates Sciton’s long commitment to excellence and innovation across all types of resurfacing.”
Halo delivers both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to the same microscopic treatment zone: 1470 nm for coagulation and 2940 nm for ablation. The 1470 nm wavelength is used for delivering between 100 and 700 microns of coagulation to the epidermis and dermis, where solar damage exists. The 2940 nm wavelength is used to deliver from 0 to 100 microns of ablation to the epidermis of the skin. This gives Halo the unique ability to provide separate treatments for the epidermis, which heals quickly, and dermis which remodels more slowly over time. The operator may choose one of three coverage-base treatment levels, and Halo calculates the exact amount of energy necessary to complete a safe and effective treatment. Intelligent energy delivery, combined with Dynamic Thermal Optimization, ensures precise and even treatments, each and every time. The benefits of a Halo treatment include both epidermal and deeper dermal pigmentation and tone and texture in the skin.
“Sciton’s Halo is the first real innovation in lasers in the last decade,” says Plastic Surgeon Jason Pozner, MD, FACS. “Hybrid Fractional Lasers are the next logical evolution in fractional resurfacing. With Halo, I can achieve results which I would have only expected from an ablative fractional laser, but get downtimes that I would normally see with a non-ablative fractional laser. It really is the best of both worlds.”