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Halo by Sciton® Laser Resurfacing FAQs

December 29, 2014 | Blog, Facial Rejuvenation, Laser Resurfacing, Other

At AYA Medical Spa we make it a priority to keep abreast of the latest technology and most effective treatments and techniques so that we can give our patients an assortment of options for fulfilling their cosmetic goals.  Our Sciton® laser systems are the most versatile and technologically advanced resurfacing laser treatments available today.  In addition to our BBL and MicroLaserPeel, we’ve been the first in Atlanta, GA to recently incorporate Halo by Sciton® Laser Resurfacing, the world’s first and only tunable hybrid fractional laser on the market into our list of non-invasive procedures. Below we’ve answered frequently asked questions about Halo:

Q: How is Halo different from other laser treatments?
A: The Halo hybrid fractional laser system from Sciton® works by combining two different types of treatments in one.  Until now, laser skin resurfacing treatments, like the Sciton® Broadband light and Erbium lasers, provided either ablative or non-ablative effects.  Ablative lasers work on the surface, removing the outermost layers of dead and damaged skin to address imperfections like scars, keratosis, sun damage or uneven pigmentation. Higher frequency, non-ablative lasers are able to pass through the skin’s upper layers harmlessly and heat the deeper tissues, stimulating collagen growth and tightening the underlying skin from within.

While the results achieved with ablative lasers are generally considered more dramatic, non-ablative lasers naturally engage the skin’s own healing processes and can provide subtle lifting and firming of skin texture with significantly less recovery time.  The Halo hybrid fractional laser system delivers high and low frequencies to the same precision location at the same time, allowing patients to achieve the impressive results of an ablative laser while enjoying the quicker recovery times that a non-ablative treatment provides.

Q: What skin conditions can Halo treat?
A: Like the Sciton® dual laser resurfacing system, the Halo by Sciton® system is safe for use on most skin types (call us for details), tones, and ages and is fully adjustable, allowing it to be customized to each patient’s specific requirements. It incorporates “dynamic thermal optimization” technology that measures the temperature of the skin during treatment and automatically adjusts to ensure that the laser is always tuned to the patient’s specifications and even automatically compensates for changes in the scanning speed of the handpiece to guarantee even treatment.

By utilizing this innovative technology, it allows our licensed estheticians and physicians to treat nearly any skin condition ranging from sun damage, elasticity, age spots, scars, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, vascular conditions, and even melasma.

Q: What can I expect from a Halo treatment?
A: During your treatment, the laser is gently passed over the surface of the skin emitting quick pulses of laser energy. Unlike many other lasers, the Halo only requires one pass over each area, providing safer and quicker results. To avoid any discomfort, the laser has an integrated cooling tip, which keeps the skin comfortable both during and after treatment.

Q: What are the side effects of my Halo procedure?
A: Following your treatment, your skin may appear red, slightly swollen, and tender for several days and may begin to look dry or flaky for a few days.  Most patients are able to return back to work after 4-5 days.

If you are interested in Halo or other non-surgical skin treatments, please contact AYA Avalon in Alpharetta to schedule your appointment. Also be sure to connect with AYA Medical on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for specials, events, and the latest in skincare Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest for specials, events, and the latest in skincare.