Halo Laser Treatment & Recovery

The Sciton Halo laser is the world’s first-ever hybrid fractional laser. The Halo is a combination of two lasers, one non-ablative (coagulating affected tissue), and one ablative (vaporizing away the affected tissue). Quintessa is excited to be one of only a few providers in Wisconsin to offer Halo Laser treatments to our patients. How long does it take to recover from Halo laser treatment?
  • Most patients are able to resume normal activities right away or within a couple of days
Does Halo laser treatment tighten the skin?
  • Yes, the Halo laser improves both skin tone and laxity

Why Halo Laser Treatment?

You should consider Halo laser treatment if you are combatting wrinkles, discoloration, sagging skin, large pores, or scarring damage from sun exposure, aging or everyday stress. Halo fractional laser treatments can resolve these issues with shockingly little downtime (the epidermis or topmost skin layers remain intact).

What results can I expect after Halo Laser Treatment?

Halo laser treatments are recommended for men and women who would like to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles—but there are other benefits too. Additional results include:

  • Improves the skin‘s tone and laxity
  • Smoothes and softens the skin’s texture
  • Addresses sun damaged areas
  • Reduces deep areas of hyperpigmentation
  • Improves epidermal dark spots
  • Diminishes the look of large pores
  • Erases fine lines and wrinkles

How many Treatments do I Need before I See Results?

Halo laser treatments are customizable and its results are effective, regardless of the laser strength you and your physician select. You can choose a more direct approach and have only one or two sessions or you can choose a more gentle approach by having multiple treatments over a longer period of time.

Benefits will last for years, but you should know that additional Halo treatments will only improve the appearance of your skin further.

What can I expect during my Halo Fractional Laser Treatment?

A Halo fractional laser treatment at Quintessa will take less than an hour to perform. Since the Halo handpiece is made with an integrated cooling mechanism, these procedures are not considered painful. However, a topical anesthetic is typically applied half an hour prior to the treatment to improve comfort.

Before treatment, the area is measured by the Halo device to ensure even spacing and distribution during treatment.

The laser expert gently moves the Halo laser handpiece across the treatment area, emitting quick bursts of laser energy. The technology automatically adjusts the power behind each pulse based on the temperature of the skin. It also reads the movement and speed of the handpiece hundreds of times every second. These high-tech features make Halo lasers incredibly precise and safe.

Each Halo pulse creates a series of tiny injuries in the surface of the skin, which in turn spark the body’s natural healing process. The old, dull tissue is eventually sloughed away, revealing fresh, glowing skin. The skin’s collagen will also be slowly replenished, further improving the appearance over the following months.

Is there recovery or downtime following Halo Laser treatment?

Halo laser treatments are nothing like early laser skin treatments and they are nothing like microdermabrasion. Instead, you are working with a board-certified physician, the dermis is never broken or pierced, blood is never drawn, and the technology was designed for patient comfort.

Therefore, you can enjoy the following:

  • Fast healing—most patients return to their normal activities, including makeup, within 24 hours
  • Minimal downtime—most patients have a small amount of swelling, and each small area of laser injury creates a small flake of skin that is visually minimized with a heavy moisturizer
  • Simple aftercare
  • Results are noticeable immediately after peeling and ongoing improvement will continue throughout the next few months

What Post-care Instructions Should I Follow After my halo Laser Treatment?

Do your best to keep your skin protected from the sun and remember to wear sunscreen. After the first 24 hours, each small area of laser injury will develop what looks like a flake of skin, but it is safe to continue wearing makeup starting the day after the procedure. On day one, you’ll only see minor changes but day two or day three you will notice a soft bronzing tone. On day three or day four, your skin will start to clear and you can start to enjoy the brighter, smoother skin that replaces it. By day seven, all small flakes should be gone.

Is Halo Laser Treatment Right For You?

If you are looking to improve your skin’s appearance and reverse the early signs of aging, without dramatic downtime, you may find the Halo laser treatment to be extremely beneficial. The ideal candidate is in generally good health, understands the fractional laser treatment and holds reasonable expectations for their results.

If you have any questions about Halo Laser treatment or want to schedule your consultation, please call us today.


Before & After


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Realself Q&A

Dr. Andrew Campbell - RealSelf Q&A

Halo laser treatment vs. Nanopeel: How do they differ?

This is a very broad question, but generally speaking, Halo laser treatment is going to improve the texture and wrinkles of the skin while the Nanopeel really just helps the visible photodamage of the skin, improving some of the browns and a little texture. If you have a lot of browns and reds in the skin, we recommend a broad band light (BBL) treatment. If you need improvement in wrinkles, then we would recommend Halo. In fact, many of our patients combine these procedures to get the best result.

Can Halo laser treatment affect Voluma?

No, Halo laser treatment won't affect Voluma at all. Halo is a fantastic way to improve the quality of the skin and has minimal downtime. The treatment penetrates into the skin, but not through it. Voluma is placed under the skin, usually rather deep, so the Halo treatment can't affect the Voluma at all.

Can Halo laser treatment be used for acne scars?

With the Halo laser, we are getting better results with fewer treatments. We would highly recommend Halo laser treatment for acne scarring.

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Milwaukee & Madison Area Halo Laser Treatment

At Quintessa Aesthetic Center, we’re proud to serve Wisconsin’s greater Milwaukee and Madison areas.

We currently perform Halo laser treatment at the following locations:

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