Exploring the Advanced Technology of the HALO Laser

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Life is full of choices – often binary choices. Chocolate or vanilla ice cream? Automatic or manual transmission? Gas or electric vehicle? In some cases, there’s a hybrid option in which one can enjoy the best of both worlds. One can enjoy both chocolate and vanilla ice cream with a single scoop of Neapolitan, for example, and the Toyota Prius stands out as one of the early popular hybrid options for vehicles.

Laser technology also presents an array of choices for those who venture into the realm of skin rejuvenation. For starters, there’s two main categories of lasers: ablative and non-ablative, which differ primarily on their target areas and depth of treatment. 

Like Neapolitan ice cream and Toyota Prius, Sciton’s HALO laser modality takes a hybrid approach, combining both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to deliver comprehensive skin rejuvenation. In fact, it is the world’s first hybrid fractional laser. 

Understanding Laser Therapies

Before exploring how the HALO laser technique combines ablative and non-ablative wavelengths, let’s first define these terms and cover some foundational concepts. Both types of lasers have their place in the skin rejuvenation arena and as expected, they both have their pros and cons.


Ablative lasers target the top layers of skin, the epidermis. Removal of these top layers allows regrowth; as the skin grows back it does so with increased collagen, less pigmentation, and smoother texture. With the outer layer receiving the blast it is more invasive, usually a more painful experience and yielding longer recovery times than a non-ablative laser. 

The ablative laser usually requires a local anesthetic to buffer the pain and can take up to two weeks of downtime due to potential oozing, swelling, and crusting of the skin, not to mention the sensitivity and discomfort. This laser is ideal for treating concerns such as deeper lines or wrinkles, severe discoloration, or acne scars.


Non-ablative lasers use wavelengths that penetrate deep enough to target the dermis. Heating this underlying skin kickstarts collagen production without alteration to the outer skin. This results in remodeling the collagen, causing a plumper, tighter look to the skin. Since the deeper layers of the skin are absorbing the heat, it is less invasive, less painful, and with minimal downtime compared to the ablative laser. 

Most people can resume life as usual immediately upon treatment, with some experiencing a swollen and pink appearance of the skin. Suitable for addressing milder concerns such as minimal wrinkles and finer lines or recently developed pigmentation, the non-ablative also improves skin tone and texture. 

The HALO Laser: A Hybrid Approach

The unique, pioneering technology behind the HALO laser allows each wavelength to be tuned independently, facilitating precise coverage and depth.

The 1470 nm non-ablative wavelength targets the dermis, the underlying layer, the thickest layer of skin. It can be tuned from 250μm to 700μm to address deeper sun damage, stimulate collagen, and remove other dermal pigmentary issues.

The 2940 nm ablative wavelength targets the epidermis, the top layer of the skin. This wavelength can be tuned from 20μm to 100μm to precisely vaporize tissue in a controlled manner to address textural issues and pore size.

Ablative wavelengths target and treat the skin for surface-level conditions such as textural issues and pore size. The non-ablative wavelength targets deeper sun damage and other dermal pigmentary issues. The HALO laser uniquely synergizes ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to address both surface and deeper skin concerns simultaneously, making it an ideal solution for varied dermatological needs, and skin types.

Technological Innovations in the HALO Laser

Sciton leads the way in technological innovation with the HALO modality, featured on their premier system, JOULE—as well as the JOULE X—known as the ultimate aesthetic powerhouse platform. The JOULE features over 10 treatment modules and two distinct delivery modes, so the HALO laser treatment is in good company. 

One of the key features that makes the HALO laser so ahead of the league is its Dynamic Thermal Optimization, which automatically adjusts laser intensity in real-time with precision based on skin temperature, enhancing both the efficacy and safety of the procedure.

The HALO handpiece features proprietary skin mapping and measuring software to help deliver precise heat delivery. An optical navigation system captures the motion of the handpiece and synchronizes pulse delivery with treatment speed. An LED visual speedometer provides real-time visual and audible feedback to ensure optimal velocity for best outcomes.

What is the HALO Laser Used for?

Fine Lines, Wrinkles, and Scars

With the ability to tune the size (15mm, 7mm, or 4mm) and position (left or right) of the laser energy to specific areas with precision, including distinct edges and linear scars, HALO helps produce new, healthy skin in areas with fine lines or wrinkles and reduces the appearance of scar tissue.

Sun Damage and Dyschromia

HALO specifically targets discoloration, sunspots, actinic keratoses, and other visible signs of aging, resulting in increased skin reflectivity and radiance post-treatment.

Pigmented Lesions

Through HALO’s process of dermal remodeling, pigmented lesions can be removed for enhanced skin smoothness.

Enlarged Pores

Triggering your body’s natural healing response, HALO stimulates the production of new, healthy cells that help reduce the appearance of large pores.


Yielding a remarkable glow, patients treated with the HALO laser have coined the term “HALO glow” to describe their improved complexion. Remarkable results can be achieved in 1-2 treatments, whereas older non-hybrid technologies usually necessitate 5-6 treatments to demonstrate similar results. Only a topical anesthetic is recommended (no nerve blocks), and patients can resume regular activity within 24 hours after treatment.

Check First with Laser Resellers for Your Laser Device Needs

Whether you’re looking for a gently used HALO laser or other laser devices at competitive prices, at Laser Resellers, we have you covered. We work hard to mitigate the concerns that go hand in hand with purchasing used equipment so that we never ship defective devices. Each unit undergoes rigorous quality checks and servicing by our expert technicians, who thoroughly inspect, service, and if necessary, refurbish every machine we sell to ensure that it arrives in perfect working condition, ensuring that you get a product that delivers consistent results every single time. 

Every device you see advertised on our website is guaranteed to be in stock. As a testament to our trust in the products we offer, each machine we sell comes backed with a 30-day warranty; during that time, if you encounter issues, we provide a no-hassle money-back guarantee, allowing you to offer transformative treatments to your clients with utmost confidence. 

Contact us here today to learn more about how Laser Resellers can give you the tools you need to elevate your offerings and revolutionize your practice’s success.