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Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser for Acne Scarring

Riva MEDSPA is pleased to offer the one-of-a-kind Sciton Halo™ Hybrid Fractional Laser treatment, one of the most innovative laser skin resurfacing procedures available. As the world’s first Hybrid Fractional Laser, Halo™ delivers both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to the same microscopic treatment zone.

I addition to Halo’s unmatched anti-aging capabilities, the treatments can help fade the appearance of acne scars by rapidly increasing cellular turnover. This FDA-approved technology removes the top layer of the skin, and creates tiny, collagen-producing micro-wounds. This results in brighter, smoother skin with quick recovery and results.

Great Results with Minimal Downtime

In the past, you had to choose between a procedure that offered really great results but required a lengthy recovery, or a procedure with a fast recovery but marginal results. Now with Halo™ you get the best of both worlds: great results with minimal downtime. Halo™ combines deep dermal rejuvenation with epidermal renewal for a combined synergistic effect you can’t get with any other treatment. Halo™ creates beautiful results without the downtime of more aggressive treatments.

Get to Know Halo™


How many treatments do I need?

With the right amount of Halo™ treatments, acne scars will disappear, and your complexion will be clear and bright. The number of treatments needed will depend upon the number and type of scars, as well as the age of the scars.

For acne scarring, most patients will need 3-5 Halo™ treatments spaced about 2 months apart.

What happens during the treatment?

Thirty minutes to an hour before the treatment your Riva clinician will place a topical anesthetic on your skin to reduce the sensation during the procedure. The area will be measured with motion tracking technology to ensure the area is treated evenly. The clinician will treat each measured section by uniformly rolling the Halo™ handpiece over the skin until the system recognizes the treatment is complete.

What does Halo™ feel like?

With a topical anesthetic and integrated cooling technology, most patients experience very little discomfort. It’s often described as a feeling of heat with occasional prickling sensations, but generally comfortable. After the treatment, most patients will continue to feel warm for an additional 15 to 30 minutes or longer with deeper treatment levels.

How soon after my treatment can I return to normal activities?

For the first 24 hours you should keep your skin protected according to your Riva clinician’s instructions, but after that you should be able to go about your normal activities. After the first 24 hours your skin will begin to peel, but you will be able to put on makeup. For a facial treatment, you will see very little change on the first day. After two to three days you will develop a light bronzing appearance. By day three or four your skin will peel, revealing your new skin beneath.

How long will my results last?

Your Halo™ results will last for years to come, but you should continue to keep your skin protected at all times using UV sunscreen to protect your new, healthy skin. Each additional Halo™ treatment you get will only improve the results, giving you even better looking skin. Riva recommends pre and post usage of our medical grade skincare products that have been shown to complement the Halo™ procedure, producing better and longer-lasting results.

To learn more about Halo™, visit www.halobysciton.com.

Ready to get that Halo™ glow? Call RivaMEDSPA @ (757) 278-9888 to schedule your consultation.