Timing is everything, especially if you’re planning a major glow up for 2022. Did you know that in the beauty world, mid-fall to early spring is affectionately known as “laser season”? “Now is the ideal time to get a laser treatment because we advise strict sun avoidance in the weeks following a procedure,” says Dr. Julia Carroll, a board-certified dermatologist at Compass Dermatology in Toronto. “And that is obviously much easier to do in the fall and winter.”

While a diligent skincare routine is essential for all ages, our skin naturally starts losing its youthful radiance when we’re in our 30s due to sun exposure and the body’s natural aging process. But a laser treatment, such as HALO by Sciton, can eliminate years of damage and restore luminosity. Highly customizable to your goals and lifestyle, it can target different depths of the skin to address multiple aging concerns at once, including uneven texture, sun damage and revitalizing collagen growth. You can opt for a light HALO treatment, which has minimal downtime, for a smoothing complexion boost or a more intense treatment, which has a few days of downtime, to achieve a striking transformation.

Book your more radiant, youthful future now! The treatment is available in professional-aesthetics offices only and runs around $1,500 per session. And, before we take full advantage of laser season, we asked Carroll to share everything we need to know.

What makes HALO unique, and how does it work?

Known as the world’s first hybrid fractional laser, HALO delivers adjustable non-ablative and ablative wavelengths simultaneously. “Unlike with other treatments, the dual-wavelength design resurfaces both the epidermis (the topmost part of skin) and the dermis (the thick portion of living tissue directly under the epidermis) at the same time,” says Carroll.

How will a treatment help my skin?

Look out, uneven texture, fine lines and dark spots! “I love HALO by Sciton for people who have good skin but want to take it to great and get that glow,” says Carroll. “It’s also fantastic for patients who have fine lines and for those who want to tidy up any lingering sun damage from the summer months. Oh, and let’s not forget pores! Honestly, it is so versatile that it really can fit into anyone’s aesthetic journey.”

When will I see results post-treatment?

“After HALO, the skin looks refreshed just one week out, but even better results are seen at the six- to eight-week mark, when the collagen really starts to kick in,” says Carroll.