HALO Hybrid Fractional Laser

Transform your skin with the best of BOTH worlds in ONE treatment! HALO™ combines the synergistic benefits of both ablative and non-ablative laser rejuvenation to improve skin’s texture and tone with minimal downtime dramatically.

HALO™, by Sciton®, is the world’s first hybrid laser treatment that combines two types of wavelengths, non-ablative and ablative, to achieve transformational results with minimal downtime. This feature allows patients to enjoy the dramatic effects of ablative laser resurfacing without the discomfort and lengthy downtime traditionally associated with this procedure. Also, patients reap the benefits of non-ablative lasers without the need for multiple sessions. The HALO™ treatment diminishes the appearance of the fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation, even hormonally induced melasma. It is also an effective treatment for acne scarring, rough skin texture, and enlarged pores.

HALO™ Hybrid Fractional Laser Overview

Unlike any other treatment available today, HALO™ is completely customizable depending on the patient’s desired downtime and outcome. The laser has a dynamic thermal optimization (DTO) technology which allows your provider to precisely control the laser’s energy and modify the depth and temperature of your treatment. Dual wavelengths allow for deep dermal regeneration and epidermal surface renewal. Because treatments are uniquely adjusted to you and your skin, outcomes are very safe and consistent. HALO™ is targeted at the exact depth and level that your skin needs and the amount of downtime you desire!

Ideal Candidates For HALO™ Hybrid Fractional Laser Treatment

If you want to rejuvenate your skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, you are a good candidate for HALO™ treatments. If you have uneven skin tone or discoloration, you may undergo this fractional laser treatment to gain back your youthful glow. A HALO™ treatment is also recommended if you have enlarged pores.

It is important to have realistic expectations and a positive attitude before you undergo this cosmetic treatment.

Your HALO™ Hybrid Fractional Laser Treatment Consultation

During your consultation, you will be physically examined to determine the proper approach for your concerns. Then, a discussion of your medical history will take place. This will include past or present medical conditions, current medications, and recent cosmetic treatments. Before-and-after photographs may be taken for comparison.

The HALO™ Procedure

As with all of our treatments, your certified laser technician will discuss adequately preparing your skin for treatment and ensure that you are a good candidate for HALO™. A numbing cream will be applied to your skin before your procedure to keep you comfortable, although most patients only cite mild discomfort, almost like a prickling sensation with heat. Next, a small handpiece will be evenly rolled over your skin as the laser energy penetrates through your skin’s dermal layer. Treatment time, including numbing, takes less than an hour to perform.


  • Discoloration
  • Sun damage
  • Visible signs of aging
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Enlarged pores
  • Poor / rough texture
  • Fine lines & wrinkles
  • Scar Revision


  • Improves skin’s clarity and tone
  • Reduction in pore size
  • Noticeable results in just one or two treatments
  • Minimal downtime
  • Comfortable treatment
  • Long-lasting results
  • Customizable treatment to precisely target your skin’s specific damage
  • Reduction in the depth and appearance of wrinkles
  • Increases skin’s radiance & smoothness

HALO™ Hybrid Fractional Laser Treatment Aftercare

Immediately after your HALO™ treatment, your skin may appear slightly flushed and feel tight, like a light sunburn. Your provider will recommend specific aftercare products to ensure safe recovery and enhance healing. You will also be advised to wear a physical sunscreen of at least SPF 30 the month following your procedure.

Depending on the depth of your treatment, you may notice light flaking within two days. It is important not to pick at this skin, as new, fresh, luminous skin lies just underneath! Over the next several weeks you will see continued improvement in the skin’s texture and tone, with full results observed at three months after treatment. If damage lies more buried in the skin, or you wish for intensified results, your provider may recommend a series of 2 or 3 HALO™ treatments for an optimal outcome. She may also suggest complementary therapies such as ForeverYoung™ BBL to enhance skin’s tone further.

Concerned about what skincare products to use after your HALO™ treatment? Don’t worry! We’ve taken the guesswork out by including the ultimate healing skincare regimen into the cost of your treatment. This includes:

  • Avène Thermal Spring Water – to help keep your skin cool and comfortable
  • Avène Tolérance Extrême Cleansing Lotion
  • Avène Cicalfate Restorative Skin Cream
  • Oxygenetix™ Oxygenating Foundation with SPF – to completely diffuse and cover redness and provide sun protection

Cost of HALO™ Hybrid Fractional Laser Treatment

The cost of HALO™ treatments depends on your skin concerns. The overall price will depend on the extent of the work and the number of treatments necessary to achieve your cosmetic goals.

Save with MRewards

Make HALO™ a part of your comprehensive annual skin maintenance and save 25% on each treatment by joining our MRewards Program. Not only will you enjoy discounts on HALO™, but you’ll also be entitled to savings on complementary services and products to enhance your results!

Contact Us

Eliminate the signs of sun damage and aging with HALO™ in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Schedule your consultation at Midwest Facial Plastic Surgery today to get a customized treatment plan for your skin problems.


Before + After Results

View before and after photos of surgeries performed by facial plastic surgeons Dr. Christopher Tolan, Dr. Garrett Griffin, Dr. Zachary Farhood and Dr. Anna Bakeman in Minneapolis, MN.