Sciton Halo Fractional Laser Treatment

Halo, the worlds first hybrid fractional laser, delivers both ablative (2940 nm) and non-ablative (1470 nm) laser wavelength energy to the same treatment area, resulting in amazing results without the discomfort or downtime of ablative lasers alone. This intelligent energy delivery, combined with Dynamic Thermal Optimization, which automatically adjusts the power of each pulse based on the temperature of the skin. The results are precise, even and safe treatments that are virtually painless.

Is a Halo Fractional Laser Treatment Right for Me?

In addition to the face, Halo is effective on areas other than the face including the neck, chest, arms, hands and legs. Over time, your skin can lose its youthful glow due to sun exposure and your body’s natural aging process. As a result, your body may develop sun spots, fine lines, and lose that natural healthy glow. Previous lasers couldn’t effectively remove this damage, because the treatment was either too shallow or too deep. Halo eliminates years of damage by precisely targeting the right depth and restores the luminous glow you had when you were younger. Halo creates beautiful results without the downtime of more aggressive treatments.

Halo may be right for individuals who have:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Sun damage/dyschromia
  • Skin resurfacing
  • Scar revision (including acne scars)
  • Signs of aging
  • Pigmented lesions
  • Improves appearance of enlarged pores
  • Medical dermatology/Actinic Keratoses

How a Halo Treatment is Performed

Halo by Sciton sets the standard for the future of laser resurfacing by providing a safe, tunable, and effective long-term hybrid option for resurfacing treatments. Halo eliminates years of damage by precisely targeting the right depth. Ablative fractional resurfacing vaporizes aged tissue with less thermal injury, with mild to moderate levels of morbidity and downtime.

Recovery Expectations

Typically you can expect 5-7 days downtime. Halo targets skin discolouration, sun damage, visible signs of aging, uneven skin tone, enlarged pores and poor texture. Typically one treatment is performed; however, if your sun damage is more severe your provider may recommend a series of treatments. A topical anesthetic is used during the treatment to help with discomfort. Halo also has integrated cooling technology to keep patients experience as comfortable as possible.

You will need to protect your skin after treatment at all times using UV sunscreen. Each additional Halo treatment you get will only improve the results, giving you even better looking skin.

Laser FAQs

Can I get laser treatments in the summer?

This depends on your lifestyle. If you can avoid prolonged sun exposure then yes, you can get laser treatments in the summer. If you plan on being outside in the sun without protection (SPF & a hat) then we would recommend that you postpone your treatments until the fall or winter.

Can I have laser treatments if I have a tan?

Typically no. Our registered nurse/laser technician can assess you to determine whether you are a candidate for laser. Depending on the treatment and the area being treated there are different recommendations but in general, the skin must not be tanned in order to have a laser treatment.

Is laser painful?

This depends on what type of treatment you are undergoing. BBL treatments are not painful.  The halo laser will feel hot and you will experience some pain for about 45-60 minutes after the treatment but then it completely goes away and is quite tolerable. Deep resurfacing laser treatments are painful but our office provides many forms of pain relief including oral, topical and local anesthetic.

What is the downtime for laser treatments?

This depends on what type of laser treatment you are having. There is no downtime associated with BBL. Halo has 5-7 days downtime. Deep resurfacing has a 2 week downtime and then prolonged redness (few months) which can be covered with makeup.

What type of lasers do you have?

Our laser is a state of the art medical grade laser called the Sciton Joule. This platform has many different lasers built into it. We have a Broad Band Light (BBL) system which is the world’s most powerful IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) device on the market. We also have a 1064nm Nd:YAG laser; the Halo laser which is a hybrid of two laser wavelengths (1470nm and 2940nm); a full resurfacing Erbium YAG laser (2940nm) and a Profractional ablative laser, which is also the 2940nm wavelength but instead of treating the entire surface of the skin it just treats a fraction of the skin – creating channels in the surface.

What conditions can you treat with laser?

Many including: unwanted hair growth, spider veins and small facial vessels, rosacea, acne, pigment and wrinkles.

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“My role, in part, is to assist patients through the process of determining which surgical or non-surgical options would help them meet their aesthetic goals and realistic expectations”

Jeffrey C. Dawes MD, FRSC


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102 - 47 Sunpark Drive SE
Calgary, AB T2X 3V4

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