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Halo Laser Treatment

Halo Laser Treatment in Reno, NV

The Halo laser treatment offers a comprehensive solution for various skin concerns, including sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, uneven texture, and hyperpigmentation.

What is a Halo Laser Treatment

The Halo laser treatment is a type of skin rejuvenation procedure that combines both non-ablative and ablative fractional laser technologies. Developed by Sciton, the Halo laser is a hybrid fractional laser system that utilizes two different wavelengths, 1470nm and 2940nm, to target various skin concerns and achieve significant improvements in skin texture, tone, and overall appearance.

The non-ablative wavelength (1470nm) is designed to penetrate the skin’s deeper layers without damaging the surface, promoting collagen production and skin tightening. The ablative wavelength (2940nm), on the other hand, works on the superficial layers of the skin, helping to address surface irregularities and remove damaged skin cells.

The combination of these two wavelengths in a single treatment allows for more customized and precise results.

What does the Halo Laser Treatment Treat?

The Halo laser treatment is a comprehensive skin rejuvenation procedure that addresses various skin concerns using a combination of ablative and non-ablative fractional laser technology. The Halo laser treatment can address a wide range of skin concerns, including:

Fine Lines And Wrinkles​

Uneven Skin Tone

Sun Damage And Age Spots

Enlarged Pores​

Scars, Including Acne Scars​

Skin Laxity And Sagging​

Hyperpigmentation And Melasma​

During the treatment, the laser is passed over the skin in a controlled manner, creating thousands of tiny treatment zones. These micro-injuries stimulate the skin’s natural healing process, prompting the production of new collagen and elastin, which leads to improved skin quality and a more youthful appearance. 

The ablative wavelength (2940nm) targets the skin’s surface, removing sunspots and age spots, while the non-ablative wavelength (1470nm) penetrates deeper to stimulate collagen production, reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and improving skin firmness. The treatment evens out skin tone and texture by addressing both superficial and deeper skin irregularities, including acne scars and hyperpigmentation. By triggering the skin’s natural healing response, the Halo laser promotes overall skin revitalization, resulting in a radiant and more youthful appearance. Its customizable settings allow clinicians to tailor the treatment based on individual skin concerns and achieve optimal results for all skin types with less downtime than traditional fractional resurfacing.


What can you expect during the halo laser treatment process?

Before the procedure, topical anesthetic will be applied to the treatment area approximately one-hour before your appointment time.  This will help minimize discomfort during the treatment. 

Once the anesthetic has taken effect, the Halo laser treatment will begin. The handheld laser device will be gently passed over the target area, delivering the combination of ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to the skin, simultaneously. The procedure lasts 30-90 minutes depending on the size and complexity of the area being treated.

During the treatment, you may feel a warm or prickling sensation on your skin. The topical anesthetic in conjunction with cooled air via Zimmer will help to minimize discomfort and heat, making the procedure generally well-tolerated.

What can you expect after your halo skin treatment?

After undergoing a Halo skin treatment, the recovery process involves some common responses and aftercare guidelines. Responses may vary among individuals, but it’s essential to follow the post-treatment instructions provided by your clinician to support the healing process and achieve the best results. Here’s what you can generally expect:

  1. Pinpoint Bleeding: Some patients may notice pinpoint bleeding in the treated area, which is a normal response and usually resolves within 24 hours after the treatment.
  2. Redness and Swelling: Redness and swelling are typical after the procedure and can persist for 1 to 7 days. Cold compresses or an ice pack can help reduce swelling, and sleeping with the head elevated may alleviate discomfort.
  3. Microscopic Epidermal Necrotic Debris (MENDS): About two to three days after the treatment, tiny dark bronzed spots called MENDS may appear on the skin. This is part of the healing process where treated tissue flakes off as new skin is regenerated.
  4. Tightness, Dryness, and Sandpaper-Like Texture: During the MENDS phase and healing process, the skin may feel tight, dry, and like sandpaper. It is crucial to keep the skin well moisturized with the provided post-procedure ointment to support healing.


The aftercare instructions include:

Tips for a successful recovery include avoiding direct sun exposure, irritating skincare products, and strenuous exercise until the skin has healed. Taking oral pain relievers, using cold compresses, and wearing sun-protective clothing can provide comfort and aid healing. Care should be taken to avoid irritating the treated area while showering and sleeping with a clean pillowcase to prevent staining from the post-procedure ointment. Hands should be washed before touching the face, and glasses should be sanitized before putting them on treated skin. Lastly, pets should be kept away from the treated skin to avoid irritation. 

  • Cleansing the skin gently with tepid water and a mild cleanser.
  • Applying the post-procedure ointment provided by your provider as directed.
  • Initiating the Epionce Recovery Kit on day 4.
  • Taking prescribed antiviral medication if provided.
  • Using sunscreen with Broadband UVA and UVB protection and an SPF of at least 30 daily once the skin is healed (approximately 7 days after treatment).

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