Sciton Halo™ Laser

The cosmetic industry is constantly innovating, but one trend that seems to emerge above the rest is the effectiveness of laser treatments. With a huge variety of lasers on the market, though, it’s worth paying attention to the ones that stand out. One of our best options is the Sciton Halo™ laser for its transformative results and a wide variety of treatment options.

Partington Plastic Surgery offers some of the most knowledgeable and skilled experts in this state-of-the-art laser treatment. We’re excited to begin creating the ideal treatment package for you using our best laser and non-surgical treatment options at our comprehensive Kirkland practice.

What is Halo?

The Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser from Sciton restores the skin’s youthful glow and reduces sun damage, fine lines, and wrinkles. Typically, laser systems are either ablative (which removes skin cells) or non-ablative (which does not remove skin cells). Each method has its unique benefits, but it’s common for patients to benefit from both types of treatment. Fortunately, with the Halo Hybrid system, you only need to opt for a single treatment method.

This is the first fractional laser system that applies both non-ablative and ablative wavelengths to the same treatment zone. This helps maximize results while reducing downtime. The Halo system presents a standard for the future of laser resurfacing because it provides safe, effective treatment with a powerful, long-term hybrid solution.

Benefits of Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser

  • Quick healing
  • Little downtime
  • Noticeable improvement within weeks
  • More comfortable than traditional fractional laser resurfacing
  • Little to no pain

Who Is a Good Candidate?

Patients treated with the Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser usually notice a great improvement in the appearance and texture of their skin. Halo has been shown to effectively treat all skin types and can address a variety of different concerns. Halo is an excellent option for:

  • Signs of aging
  • Skin resurfacing
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Sun damage
  • Scars
  • Pigmented lesions
  • Large pores
  • Actinic keratosis

What is Halo Treatment Like?

Halo treatment can be performed at our Kirkland office with a topical numbing cream. This ensures that you’re comfortable and relaxed. Once you’re ready, the Halo laser will target the deep layers of the skin to boost collagen production and rejuvenate your skin’s natural restorative processes. The Halo system uses a unique tracking system to ensure each area of your skin is treated evenly throughout treatment. Once complete, your technician will soothe your skin and prepare it for your brief recovery period. Afterward, you can return home.

Halo Results and Recovery

Most patients only need one or two sessions to get optimal results. This is a vast improvement over older technology that sometimes requires as many as five or six treatments. After each treatment session, you’ll likely experience some redness, flakiness, and minor swelling in your treatment area, but this subsides within a few days. After any minor peeling is complete, you’ll notice smoother, more youthful skin within a week of treatment. Our skincare team will make sure you understand the right care steps to take during this time and when to return for any touch-up appointments to achieve your final goals.

Schedule a Consultation

The Halo Hybrid laser system is an industry-leading option for transforming your skin with just one or two treatments. To learn more about getting started on your customized skincare package, we invite you to contact our Kirkland office by calling or filling out our online form.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

For the first 24 hours after treatment, it’s important to keep your skin protected and out of sunlight. Our team will provide instructions to follow including what skincare products to avoid during this time. After 24 hours, you can return to wearing makeup but your skin will begin to lightly peel and flake after a few days. Once this is complete, you’ll see new, healthy skin emerge.

How long do my results last?

Your Halo results can last for many years with the right skincare products and steps as well as touch-up appointments with the Halo system. Our skincare team can craft the ideal regimen for you to follow after your treatment to ensure you get the most out of your treatment results.

How many treatments do I need?

Halo offers unparalleled customization that can fit your goals and preferences for treatment. If you’re looking for deep, transformative results, you can opt for one or two aggressive treatments. Conversely, you can opt for a handful of lighter treatments for maintenance or tackle surface concerns. Our team will ensure you understand the best treatment package for you and your goals during your consultation.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon at

Dr. Marshall T. Partington MD, F.A.C.S. is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving patients in the Seattle, Bellevue and Kirkland areas. Dr. Partington is known for his cutting edge surgical techniques to deliver natural-looking results to his patients. Dr. Partington views each person and their story as a new journey with a very specific and unique objective. The happiness and gratitude of our patients is his greatest reward of all.