Woman laying down for a HALO laser treatment procedure by the dermatologist

Laser Treatment

HALO Laser Treatment

What is HALO?

HALO laser is a hybrid fractional laser (HFL) that uses both the ablative (2940nm) and non-ablative (1470nm) wavelengths, to a small portion of the designated area of treatment.

Utilising advanced technology, the Sciton HALO laser procedure treats both the superficial and deeper layers of the skin simultaneously. By combining non-ablative and ablative wavelengths, the HALO laser removes years of damaged skin cells while stimulating the growth of new skin cells, triggering your body's natural healing response, giving you the HALO glow.

  • Reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improved skin reflectivity and glow
  • Reduced pore size
  • Significant removal of discoloration
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Large pores
  • Acne scarring
  • Age spots
  • Melasma
  • Uneven skin tone

What to expect at The Skin Lab?

To ensure a comfortable experience, a topical numbing cream is applied to the face before the treatment. The HALO procedure typically takes around 45 minutes, depending on the area treated, and may take longer for more extensive treatments.

Mild swelling or a light prickling sensation during the process may occur.

Temporary small dark spots may appear on the treated area, which should fade within a few days. Patients may also experience
slight bruising or peeling, but these are normal symptoms and typically subside after a week.

Woman showing results before and after HALO laser treatment


BBL is preferred for addressing superficial issues, while HALO is considered more effective for treating deeper layers of the skin.

Although downtime may be extended with more intense Halo treatments, the results are typically achieved more rapidly and with fewer sessions required.


Most patients find the treatment not very painful. Most customers would rate it a 4 on a scale from 1 to 10.

Typically, you can expect to see results within the first few days. Sciton HALO treatments are non-invasive, and you can experience noticeable improvement in the treated area for several months
following your appointment.

While most patients see noticeable results after just one treatment, a few treatments may required to achieve the ultimate

It is normal and expected to experience redness after treatment, which typically intensifies over the first few days, with day 3 being the most intense. The redness can last for up to 7-10 days, depending on the intensity of the treatment. Additionally, pinpoint bleeding may occur, which can last for up to 12 hours and may be isolated to certain treated areas, depending on the treatment depth. Swelling is also common and expected immediately after treatment. Your skin will also be more sensitive to sunlight for 2 weeks after your treatment, so it is important to wear high SPF.

Downtime is approximately 3 - 7 days.

The number of sessions required to achieve optimal results varies and will depend on skin concerns, goals and expectations. On average, we recommend 1-2 sessions every 4-6 weeks.

Patients should also discontinue using products containing active ingredients, such as Retinol (Retin-A, Tretinoin, Vitamin A), Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, AHAs (Alpha-hydroxy acids), LHAs (Lipo hydroxy acids), and Benzoyl Peroxide, seven days prior to treatment. Hydroquinone should be avoided for three days before treatment. If patients have questions about their current skincare products, they can contact then clinic.

On the day of treatment, patients should arrive with no makeup on and avoid sun exposure, including tanning beds, for at least 14 days prior to treatment. Sunless tanning creams or sprays should also be avoided on the treated area for 14 days prior. Waxing or using depilatory creams on the treatment areas should be avoided for 14 days prior.

Additionally, patients should avoid blood thinners such as Aspirin, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Fish Oils, and Vitamin E for 5-7 days before treatment. If patients are on prescribed blood thinners, they should contact their GP.

Lastly, patients are advised to bring a wide-brimmed hat with them on the day of treatment to protect their skin when they leave the clinic.

How much does HALO laser treatment cost?

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