Halo Laser Skin Resurfacing (halo treatment ) in Chicago, IL

Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser Treatments

Sciton’s Halo laser is the first hybrid fractional laser. It simultaneously delivers both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths of laser energy to the skin. One wavelength targets the epidermis, and the other targets the dermis. This combination makes a versatile tool for improving a variety of skin conditions with only minimal downtime.

Dr. Weiner now offers the Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser for his patients.

How is Halo different than other laser treatments?

The difference between the Halo laser treatments and other laser treatments is that Halo delivers two laser wavelengths at the same time. One laser targets the epidermis, the skin’s outer layer. The second laser creates fractional channels into the dermis, the skin’s second layer. This is especially effective for removing sun damage, both the damage you can see in age spots and the like, and other damage you can’t see.

What are the benefits of a Halo treatment?

Halo is meant to address skin damage. Because it combines non-ablative energy and mildly ablative energy, it isn’t a harsh treatment that leaves your skin damaged and red. The energy delivered into the epidermis is absorbed by sun-damaged areas, causing pigment from the damaged skin to rise to the surface and peel off within a few days. The energy delivered into the dermis triggers collagen remodeling and skin regeneration, improving the skin from beneath.

The Halo system also continually monitors the temperature of the skin, and it has an integrated cooling system that keeps you comfortable.

What skin problems does Halo treat?

  • Areas of pigmentation
  • Sun damage
  • Visible signs of aging
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Enlarged pores
  • Poor texture
  • Fine lines
  • Acne scarring

What is a Halo treatment like?

About 30-60 minutes before your session we apply a topical anesthetic to your skin. Then we measure your face with Halo’s motion-tracking technology. This ensures that all of your skin receives equal laser energy. The Halo handpiece is then rolled over each section of your facial skin until all areas have been covered, which is verified by the motion-tracking sensor. The procedure is not painful, with patients equating it to a slight prickling sensation. The topical anesthetic combined with Halo’s integrated cooling technology keeps you comfortable. After your treatment, your skin continues to feel warm for 15-30 minutes, or somewhat longer with deeper treatment levels.

What results can I expect from a Halo treatment?

Because of its dual laser wavelengths, Halo provides complete skin rejuvenation. You will see a significant removal of age spots, areas of uneven pigmentation, and other sun damage. Overall tone and texture will improve. You’ll also see a reduction in fine lines, reduced pore size, and an overall improvement in your skin’s vibrancy.

How many Halo treatments will I need?

A great feature of the Halo system is that you can decide the degree of improvement you want and how fast. Treatments can be more aggressive or less aggressive depending on your timeframe and how many sessions you would like to have.

How long will it be before I see results?

Initial results from Halo will begin to show themselves in just 2-5 days after your session. Initially many of your sun damage spots will darken before they begin to peel away. This is a response to the wavelength targeting the epidermis, and your pigmentation will improve over the first 2-3 weeks. Beyond that, the energy targeting the dermis will lead to a phase of dermal regeneration that will continue for months.

How long will my results last?

The improvements with your pigmentation, age spots, and sun damage are permanent. You’ll be amazed at the difference, and as long as you protect your skin from UV damage your results will endure.

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