This revolutionary laser treatment is new to Singapore, but has already taken the aesthetic treatment world by storm, and is putting other lasers and peels to shame.
What makes HALO™ unique?
HALO™ is the world’s only Hybrid Fractional Laser that delivers a non-ablative and an ablative wavelength to the same microscopic treatment zone. Combining these two wavelengths creates a strong synergistic effect, resulting in ablative results with non-ablative downtime.
NON-ABLATIVE 1470 nm
1470 nm is tunable from 200 to 700 micron penetration, the optimal depth for treating the epidermis and papillary dermis for the appearance of pigment irregularities, texture, and pore size.
ABLATIVE 2940 nm
The 2940 nm Er:YAG laser provides pure ablation with no bulk heating, tunable from 20 to 100 micron penetration. This superficial ablation decreases healing time through faster clearance of Microscopic Epidermal Necrotic Debris (MENDs) and provides improved results due to an enhanced wound healing response from small ablative injuries.
Here are 6 things you should know about the HALO™ laser:
1. Halo is the first and only hybrid fractional laser.
Unlike other treatments, Halo is uniquely designed to deliver both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to the same treatment zone. This dual-wavelength feature means that the laser resurfaces both your epidermis (the topmost layer of skin) and the dermis (the thick layer of living tissue directly under the epidermis) at the same time.
2. Halo doesn’t just treat fine lines and wrinkles.
Although the Halo laser is one of the most effective fine line and wrinkle reducers, it isn’t just a treatment for aging skin. It also corrects issues such as:
- Uneven skin tone
- Enlarged pores
- Sun damage
Results will vary depending on the number of treatments you get and the severity of your skin problems. However, most patients report a significant improvement in their complexion after just one Halo treatment.
3. Halo provides more dramatic results.
Thanks to Halo’s unique dual-wavelength technology, the treatment can resurface about 25 to 30 percent of the skin. Many other gentler lasers only resurface approximately 5 percent. This means the results of your treatments will be much more noticeable and dramatic than less powerful laser treatments.
4. Halo works on all skin types.
Some laser treatments are only effective for men and women with lighter pigment skin complexions. This is because the laser targets visible skin imperfections, some of which are more easily overlooked with darker skin tones.
Halo is different. By using a motion-tracking technology to measure your face beforehand, the laser can scan and target imperfections deep within the epidermis — even imperfections that would not be visible to the naked eye. Because of this, it is effective for all ages, all skin types, and all complexions.
5. You’ll see results in as little as 2 days.
Your skin undergoes a bronzing stage every several days. During this stage, your skin will peel to reveal new, revitalized layers beneath. If you receive a Halo treatment, these layers will contain improved skin tone and texture, as well as a decreased appearance of scars and dark spots. The first signs of improvement will be noticeable 2-5 days after your treatment.
During the next few weeks, you’ll continue to see subtle improvement in pigmentation, texture, and tone. These results will continue as your skin regenerates through the following months. Overall, if you protect your skin from UV rays, your results can last for years to come.
6. Halo requires fewer treatments for better results.
Halo is more expensive than a chemical peel and has more downtime than a traditional fractional laser. That said, it can take a chemical peel or fractional laser 3-4 treatments to achieve the results of a single Halo procedure. Halo treatments are also known to provide better, lasting results in the long run. Because of this, for many patients, Halo is actually the more affordable and worthwhile option.
Why is Halo a game changer?
For years, doctors have been faced with choosing between an ablative or non- ablative laser for their practice. Ablative fractional resurfacing is a well- established treatment that achieves notable results by vaporizing aged tissue while causing significant patient downtime. Alternatively, non-ablative fractional resurfacing treatments tend to heal quicker but do not always meet high patient and physician expectations.
In 2014, Sciton shifted the landscape of resurfacing by introducing HaloTM, a Hybrid Fractional Laser that delivers both non-ablative (1470nm) and ablative (2940nm) wavelengths to the same microscopic treatment zone. Halo produces the impactful results of an ablative modality while generating the shorter downtimes that patients have come to expect from non-ablative lasers.
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