Your skin is not like anyone else's. While basic biology may be similar, your skin has faced a different degree of stress. Because of this, you deserve cosmetic treatment that is tailored to your specific needs and goals. We are proud to offer Halo laser skin rejuvenation as a convenient, powerful procedure.
We welcome adults of all ages to our Dallas plastic surgery practice. While Dr. Rachel Walker is known for her surgical expertise, she also appreciates the value of proven non-surgical modalities. To schedule your consultation for Halo laser skin rejuvenation, contact us today at (972) 661-5077.
What is the Sciton Halo Laser?
The Halo laser device, designed and manufactured by Sciton, is the first hybrid fractional laser to gain FDA clearance. Being a hybrid laser device means that the Halo treatment is both ablative and non-ablative. Hybrid laser technology targets the surface of the skin as well as the deeper layers that may hold the damage from UV exposure and other factors that contribute to premature aging.
How Does the Sciton Halo Laser Work?
Halo treatment is a multi-pronged approach to skin rejuvenation. The device has been made with smart technology that calculates the precise amount of laser energy that your skin needs. This built-in feature also ensures that the device delivers no more energy than your skin can tolerate in one session. The three integral aspects of Halo treatment include:
- Pro mode, which controls the wavelength coverage and the depth of thermal penetration to customize treatment to your needs.
- Dynamic Thermal Optimization monitors the temperature of the skin throughout the treatment and, as needed, adjusts energy pulse and density.
- Optical navigation guides the speed of treatment based on the unique characteristics of your skin.
What Concerns Can Sciton Halo Treat?
One of the benefits of the Halo laser treatment is that each session can be customized to meet specific requirements. You can schedule a light Halo treatment that addresses fine lines and enlarged pores without incurring downtime. If you can take a few days off to recover, you might schedule a more intense Halo treatment to correct the cosmetic and textural symptoms of sun damage, scarring, or uneven skin tone.
What are the Benefits of Sciton Halo over other Laser Treatments?
Historically, laser skin rejuvenation treatments have been either ablative or non-ablative. Ablative skin rejuvenation involves significant resurfacing in which the epidermis is obliterated via controlled laser energy. Fully-ablative laser treatments such as CO2 laser resurfacing typically involve significant aftercare and downtime. Non-ablative laser treatments are much milder, permeating the skin without much disruption to the epidermis. While there is little downtime associated with non-ablative laser treatments, results are also limited. As a hybrid laser treatment, Halo is designed to achieve more profound effects in a shorter timeframe than ablative laser resurfacing without compromising satisfying results. The mechanism of hybrid skin resurfacing corrects multiple concerns at one time, reducing downtime as well as the number of treatments you may need.
Who is a Candidate for Sciton Halo Laser Treatment?
If you enjoy optimal general health, are not pregnant, and do not have a chronic health condition that may interfere with your healing, you may be an ideal candidate for Halo laser skin rejuvenation. This non-invasive treatment has been designed for adults who want to reclaim the skin vitality they enjoyed earlier in life. There are few exclusions to Halo laser treatment. When you consult with Dr. Walker or an experienced member of our staff, you can expect a thorough evaluation of your concerns, goals, and medical history. Our goal in this initial visit is to understand what you wish to achieve and marry that up with the modalities that we offer. Keep in mind that laser skin rejuvenation can address multiple issues simultaneously. Examples include wrinkles, sun damage, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation. Also, it is important to understand that laser treatments may exacerbate the photosensitivity caused by certain treatments, including Accutane. If you have taken this medicine, wait at least six to 12 months before seeking laser treatment.
Is Sciton Halo Painful?
One of the reasons that people hesitate to get laser treatment is that they expect the process to be painful. As a hybrid laser treatment, Halo is moderate on this scale. When you arrive for your treatment, your provider will first apply a topical anesthetic. You can expect to sit and relax for 30 to 60 minutes while the cream or gel takes effect. Before commencing with the treatment, your provider measures the treatment area using the built-in motion-tracking technology of the laser device. The treatment area is then treated in individual sections using a criss-cross pattern. Throughout the procedure, integrated cooling technology assures comfort and tissue preservation. During the Halo procedure, warming and periodic tingling sensations are the most commonly reported sensation.
Schedule a Consultation Today
A lot goes into facial rejuvenation. To obtain the best results, it is beneficial to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who offers surgical and non-surgical treatment options. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Rachel Walker, call (972) 661-5077 or fill out our online appointment request form.