Sciton Halo Laser in Portland, OR
Years of living an active lifestyle can leave skin with a wide variety of cosmetic issues such as skin spots and hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone and texture, and enlarged pores, not to mention fine lines and wrinkles. Fortunately, with a Sciton Halo laser skin resurfacing treatment by Dr. Bohley, many of these issues can be resolved, leaving you with a fresh, rejuvenated appearance after just one easy treatment.
How Does the Halo Laser Work?
The Sciton Halo is the first fractional laser to incorporate dual-wavelength technology to provide both ablative and coagulative treatments in a single device. The ablative laser wavelength of 2940 nm targets the top layer of skin to precisely vaporize tissue to a tunable depth, creating microchannels in the skin that stimulate the body’s healing response to enhance skin texture and evenness. A second laser tuned to 1470 nm goes beneath the surface to address deeper issues, such as discoloration, sun damage, and skin laxity by stimulating the production of collagen.
By fine-tuning the depths each laser targets, Dr. Bohley can fully customize a treatment plan during your Sciton Halo session to address your unique skin condition and goals from treatment.
Conditions Halo Can Treat
The Sciton Halo is a versatile laser skin resurfacing tool, able to effectively treat any of the following cosmetic issues on the face or other parts of the body:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage
- Uneven skin tone
- Scarring (including acne)
- Skin laxity
- Pigmented lesions
- Large pores
- Actinic Keratosis
While overt cosmetic problem areas are among the most common reason to seek Sciton Halo treatment, this procedure can also provide cosmetic benefits to others without severe skin damage and laxity. Additional benefits of Halo include:
- Brightened skin
- Youthful appearance
- Tighter pores
What To Expect During Halo Treatment
Because the Halo laser is a fractional laser, it targets microscopic areas of the face, making the procedure on the whole very comfortable. Dr. Bohley will apply a topical numbing solution before proceeding with the treatment to further increase your comfort level.
He will then move the handheld laser device throughout your desired treatment area. The length of the procedure depends on your goals and the size of the area of concern. Once the procedure is over, you will be sent home with instructions on how to care for your skin after the treatment, including when you can apply skincare products and makeup, and how long you may need to take off work to recover.
Sciton Halo Laser FAQs
What does sciton halo do?
Scitons Halo laser is capable of addressing many specific and general concerns by selectively stimulating both the surface and deep tissues of the skin.
Does Halo laser remove wrinkles?
The Halo laser does help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, although it may not be able to fully address deep folds and wrinkles. Multiple treatments can be scheduled for a more substantial result.
How do I take care of my skin after Halo laser?
After a laser facial treatment, the skin will be extra sensitive to the sun, so sun protection or avoidance is highly recommended. Additionally, you may be instructed not to wear makeup or use certain skincare products for a few days after treatment.
Will Halo Laser tighten skin?
With a dual-wavelength approach to treat both surface-level and deep tissues, the Halo laser is uniquely capable of addressing skin laxity by stimulating collagen production in the long term.
How long do Halo laser results last?
You can expect the results from a Halo laser treatment plan to last up to a year following treatment. Regular maintenance sessions can help retain these results.
How much does a halo laser treatment cost?
Sciton Halo laser treatments start at about $1,500.
Is Halo better than bbl?
The Sciton Halo laser is used differently than BBL, which focuses on maintaining youthful skin in the long term by making annual appointments. Halo is a skin resurfacing treatment that focuses on specific concerns.
How often should you get Halo Laser?
Halo patients typically only need one or two treatments to see satisfactory results, although additional appointments can be scheduled about a month apart.
What are the benefits of Halo Laser?
The Halo fractional resurfacing laser helps uncover fresh, healthy skin with minimal downtime and months-long improvements in appearance.
Is Halo laser good for acne scars?
Yes, Sciton Halo is a great solution for acne scarring.
When should I wash my face after Halo?
You should wait at least 24 hours before cleansing your skin after treatment. Make sure to use a gentle, unscented cleanser and pat dry with a clean towel afterward.
Can I use moisturizer after Halo?
Its important to keep your treated skin moisturized with a gentle, unscented moisturizer. Our team can recommend the right product for your skin type and needs.
How long does it take to heal after Halo laser?
It can take about one week for your skin to recover after Halo treatments. At this point, youll see a noticeable glow and improvement in your specific skin concerns.
How long do you peel after Halo?
This can depend on how aggressive your treatment is - peeling can take from 1-3 weeks in some cases. Our team will ensure you know what to expect.
How long after a halo will I see results?
You may see begin to results with Halo as soon as 2-5 days after treatment. Most patients see best results 2-3 weeks after treatment.
Recovery and Results from Sciton Halo
Unlike surgical procedures or minimally invasive procedures that require a week or more of downtime, patients receiving Sciton Halo are usually back to work in a few days. Patients say the discomfort felt after the treatment is like a sunburn, which will resolve itself in a day or two.
Although it takes time to see the results of your laser treatment, as skin regrowth doesn’t happen overnight, you can expect to see noticeable results in a few weeks, and your appearance can continue improving for up to several months after treatment.
Most people achieve significant benefits with only one treatment session of Sciton Halo, but for more severe issues, two treatments may be recommended.
Sciton Halo Skin Rejuvenation in Portland, OR
If you’re interested in this completely non-invasive and virtually painless procedure that gets Portland patients incredible results, it may be time to contact Dr. Bohley to learn more. Start the conversation about your skin concerns and options for rejuvenation by calling (503) 897-8999 or contacting us online today.