HALO Laser Treatment

HALO laser treatment is a revolutionary laser skin resurfacing procedure that offers advanced skin rejuvenation. This innovative treatment combines non-ablative and ablative fractional lasers into one powerful device that can treat fine lines & wrinkles, sun damage, enlarged pores, pigmented lesions, and acne scars.

McKeown Medical offers HALO laser treatments in Glasgow using cutting-edge laser technology.

Dr. Darren McKeown

Medical Director


Our founder, Dr Darren McKeown, is renowned for his expertise in minimally invasive aesthetic medicine. As a peer-reviewed medical author, he is passionate about treatments that stand up to scientific scrutiny. His team at McKeown Medical have all been personally mentored in the unique McKeown Method.


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McKeown Medical is a renowned aesthetic clinic that has gained recognition for its expertise in the field, with a commitment to using advanced technology and techniques to deliver exceptional results to our patients.

The HALO device from Sciton is just one of the cutting-edge systems used at this centre of excellence in Glasgow. 

By incorporating such advanced technologies into McKeown Medical, we can ensure that our patients receive the highest standard of care and achieve outstanding results with minimal downtime.

Introducing the HALO Glow

HALO is an innovative laser treatment designed to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pores and sun damage, as well as other skin concerns. In addition to treating the skin of the face, a HALO laser treatment can also treat the neck and chest.

HALO laser treatments work by creating a controlled stress to both the surface layer of the skin and the deeper layer, using its unique dual-mode technology. This stimulates both superficial and deep skin regeneration, leaving the skin with a restored youthful glow.

Overall, the treatment improves skin quality — delivering more than a glow — exceeding anything previously achieved in a single session with any other laser system used in the clinic in the past.

Before and After — Patient after a HALO laser treatment at McKeown Medical

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Because Results Matter

Click through to see some more examples of our work on our patients. These patients came to McKeown Medical, where our clinical team did a full assessment of their skin concerns and recommended Halo laser treatment. We think the results speak for themselves.

Watch how we do a Halo laser treatment

Before and After — Patient after a BBL & HALO laser treatment at McKeown Medical

How does the treatment feel?

With its customisable settings, unique features and minimal downtime, the HALO laser treatment has become a go-to solution for patients seeking skin restoration and overall skin improvement.

Some additional features include:

  • • A Dynamic Thermal Optimisation (DTO) feature that monitors the skin’s temperature and adjusts the energy levels for optimal results and patient comfort.
  • • Motion-tracking technology and skin mapping software that ensures the laser light is evenly dispersed over the treatment area for more consistent results.

Got questions about this HALO treatment? Ask our friendly team at McKeown Medical about our laser resurfacing procedures.

Recovery & Aftercare

After your HALO laser treatment, you’ll need around 5-7 days of recovery time. During this period, your face will likely be red and swollen, but will continue to improve each day.

Directly after the treatment, your skin will feel sunburnt. This sensation typically lasts for less than an hour. After that, most patients do not experience any pain or discomfort. You will not feel ill, but you will likely not want to be seen out and about, so it’s ideal for a time where you can work from home. Following the procedure, it is important to follow our skin care instructions. We will provide you with a gentle cleanser and moisturiser to use twice per day for the first week.

After the first week of healing, you’ll start to see an initial improvement in the skin. The condition and quality of the skin will continue to improve for up to 3 months after the treatment, with the results accumulating gradually over time — especially seen in the texture of the skin. 

As always, we recommend protecting your skin with SPF every day.

Before and After — Patient after a BBL & HALO laser treatment at McKeown Medical

The HALO Laser
Treatment Process

To make the treatment as comfortable as possible, numbing cream is applied beforehand. At the start of the procedure, pain is barely noticeable, although the heat does build up as the treatment goes on – this might feel like a bad sunburn for about an hour after the treatment before dispersing. After that first hour, there is no pain, although redness and swelling will occur.

During the procedure, the HALO handpiece is passed over the target area, delivering a combination of ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to the skin. This stimulates collagen production and promotes the body’s natural healing response.

The entire process typically takes 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the treatment area and number of areas being treated.

To get the best results, this treatment works excellently in combination with another element of the Sciton laser suite — BroadBand Light™ (BBL).

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The HALO laser is commonly used on the face to improve skin texture, reduce fine lines & wrinkles, fade pigmentation issues such as sunspots and age spots, and reduce pore size. However, the HALO treatment can also be used to treat similar concerns on other areas of the body, such as the neck, chest, hands, and arms.

The HALO laser is a versatile device that can be used to treat various skin concerns. It combines 2 types of laser wavelengths — ablative and non-ablative — to target different layers of the skin.

Using precise laser technology, the HALO fractional laser can address fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, enlarged pores, pigmented lesions, skin texture irregularities, and vascular changes.

The improvement that can be seen on the skin after a HALO laser treatment should last for years because of the healing response that is generated by the laser. However, it is recommended that patients continue to maintain results with sunscreen and regular BBL treatments (twice per year) for optimal skin quality.

The HALO treatment can be repeated in the future if patients feel their skin requires it more as the ageing process takes place.

Because of its exceptional results, this treatment is a popular procedure among male and female patients wanting to achieve healthy and youthful skin.

The HALO laser stands out among other fractional laser treatments because of its unique hybrid technology. Developed by Sciton — a leader in energy-based medical aesthetics — this state-of-the-art technology combines ablative and non-ablative laser wavelengths for more precise and customisable treatment.

The dual action of the HALO laser targets both the superficial and deeper layers of the skin for optimal skin rejuvenation.

Ablative lasers remove some of outermost layer of skin, making it ideal for addressing superficial skin concerns like surface texture. The non-ablative laser heats the cells in the deeper dermal layer to stimulate collagen production and improve the skin’s firmness and texture over time as well as deeper skin issues like acne scars.

Overall, the HALO laser resurfacing treatment offers superior efficacy, versatility, and patient satisfaction compared to other fractional laser treatments currently offered.

By stimulating collagen production and promoting skin renewal, the Sciton HALO laser treatment can effectively and consistently rejuvenate the skin. The dual-action fractional laser helps address a wide range of skin conditions, including wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage, uneven skin tone, pigmentation, enlarged pores, and visible blood vessels.

The level of effectiveness may vary depending on individual factors such as the specific skin concern being treated, the severity of the condition, and the patient’s skin type. Many patients experience visible improvements and more healthy skin after just one HALO treatment, with continued enhancement over time as collagen regenerates. Two sessions may be recommended for patients with more severe skin damage, such as in the treatment of acne scarring.

Patients may notice visible improvements from the HALO laser treatment in about 2–3 weeks after treatment, but the dermal regeneration phase can continue for several months afterwards as the skin continues to improve.

Yes. A HALO hybrid fractional laser treatment is a safe and well-tolerated procedure that delivers precise and controlled laser energy to the epidermis.

The HALO device was developed by Sciton, a company with a long history of creating award-winning laser and light systems for physicians. The treatment is performed by trained healthcare professionals at McKeown Medical and incorporates additional safety measures to minimise risks.

Speak to one of the McKeown Medical team about your options for skin rejuvenation.

Some individuals may experience temporary side effects after undergoing a HALO treatment. These can include redness, swelling, itching, and a sensation similar to a sunburn. These effects are typically mild and subside within a few days to a week as the skin undergoes its natural healing process.

In rare cases, worsening pigmentation, blistering, or scarring may occur, but they are much less frequent than with previous generations of laser technology.

Following post-treatment care instructions and avoiding excessive sun exposure during the healing process is crucial to minimising the risk of complications. We will provide personalised information regarding potential side effects and how to manage them effectively during your consultation.

Book a Halo Laser Treatment at McKeown Medical

If you’re looking for a way to give your skin some much-needed TLC, McKeown Medical offers state-of-the-art laser treatments, including the HALO laser treatment.

McKeown Medical is a leading aesthetic clinic in Scotland led by Dr Darren Mckeown, a renowned aesthetic doctor.

The clinic is known for using the latest technology and techniques to help patients address their skin concerns, achieve their aesthetic goals, and regain their confidence. 

Fill in our pre-consultation enquiry and upload some photos and one of patient relationship managers will call you back to discuss your needs and help you start your journey with us today.

Book a callback with McKeown Medical to discuss how our HALO laser treatment can work for you.

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