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Sun damage and the aging process can cause your skin to develop wrinkles, fine lines, and color irregularities. Skin can also lose its natural, healthy glow. Previously, patients had to choose between a laser procedure that produced great results but required a longer recovery and a procedure offering faster recovery but with compromised results.

Halo™ is the first ever hybrid fractional laser, manufactured by Sciton®—one of the world’s most respected and renowned laser manufacturers. Halo™ is called a hybrid because it’s two wavelengths, working in different layers of the skin combine the unique advantages of both “ablative” and “non-ablative” lasers to deliver the results you want without the downtime you’d expect.

Why should I choose Total Aesthetics ™ of Connecticut for my Halo™ procedure?

  • “I’ve got that Halo™ Glow!” Now, a revolutionary hybrid laser from Sciton® has changed the game. As the world’s first hybrid fractional laser, Halo™ offers two wavelengths that work synergistically in both the epidermis and dermis to precisely target the years of sun damage and the visible signs of aging, along with the damage you can’t see. Because treatments are customized to fit your busy schedule, Halo™ offers you the best of both worlds—beautiful results with minimal downtime, and best of all, with the signature “Halo™ glow.”
  • Halo™ works on the damage you can and can’t see. You can decide between a light treatment or a more intensive correction. Either way, you’ll be ready for makeup in 48 hours, and your skin will be smoother and more vibrant. You’ll see improvement in discoloration, fine lines, enlarged pores, sun damage, and the visible signs of aging. We’re thrilled to be the very first plastic surgery practice in Fairfield County to offer Halo™.
  • We’re pleased to be a Sciton® Practice. At Total Aesthetics ™, Halo™ is the cornerstone of our comprehensive skin care and rejuvenation program that begins with a computerized skin analysis and medical skin care designed just for you. We often continue with Sciton®’s famous BBL™ BroadBand Light brand of intense pulsed light (IPL) and proceed to Halo™ to complete your state-of-the-art rejuvenation process without need for multiple visits. We also offer Sciton®’s NanoLaserPeel™ and MicroLaserPeel® as well as Sciton®’s ProFractional™ and full-field TRL erbium to complete the spectrum of skin care known as “Resurfacing Perfected.”
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Treatment and Benefits of Halo™

What Does Halo™ Treat?

  • Sun damage
  • Discoloration
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Enlarged pores
  • Poor and uneven texture
  • Dullness
  • Fine lines

The Benefits of Halo™

  • Improved tone and laxity of the skin with elimination of “dullness”
  • Smoother, softer skin texture
  • Reduction of elimination of discoloration in both the epidermis and dermis
  • Reduction in pore size
  • Improvement in fine lines and wrinkles
  • Less downtime and more gentle healing than similar laser treatments
  • Treatments are customizable for each patient
  • No need for anesthetic injections or general anesthesia
  • Improved reflectivity
  • The signature “Halo™ glow” of healthy, refreshed skin

How Does the Treatment Process Work?


  • Recovery

    We will provide you with instructions on how to protect your skin for the first 24 hours following treatment. After the first 24 hours, your skin will begin to peel, but you will be able to resume your normal activities. After 48 hours, you will be able to wear makeup. One advantage of Halo™ is the treatments are customized for your busy schedule, and they only take less than one hour to perform. Downtime can vary from as little as one day to several days of mild swelling and flaking. Halo™ does not create the dramatic flaking and scabbing associated with some ablative lasers.

  • Results

    You will see initial results between the second and fifth day following treatment. Your skin will continue to improve over time with most patients seeing the greatest improvement in the first two to three weeks. As long as you continue to protect your healthy, new skin with sunscreen, your Halo™ results can last for years to come.

  • Cost

    The price can vary depending upon the number of treatments and areas treated. All costs will be fully explained to you prior to treatment.

  • Discomfort

    Because Halo™ incorporates an integrated cooling mechanism into its handpiece, the procedure has minimal discomfort. A topical anesthetic cream is applied prior to treatment to ensure your comfort.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a Halo™ MEND?

    The “MENDS” of Halo™ are areas of “Microscopic Epidermal Necrotic Debris,” and they are a normal result of the use of the 1470 non-ablative wavelength during a Halo™ treatment. As the “MENDS” rise to the surface and flake off, the rough texture resolves, and the skin takes on its new, healthy glow.

  • Can Halo™ be combined with intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment?

    The results of Halo™ can be enhanced with the addition of intense pulsed light either prior to or at the time of a Halo™ treatment.

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