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.

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.

At a glance

Every patient is unique, and during our consultation process, we work with you to develop a bespoke treatment plan based on what you want to achieve.


30 minutes - 1 hour


Numbing cream


5 - 7 days

Length of results

Long term


From £1,200

How Does It Work?

Introducing the Halo Glow

HALO laser treatments work by creating a controlled injury to both the surface layer of the skin and the deeper layer, using its unique dual-mode technology. The HALO laser is the only dual function laser that is able to do this simultaneously treating the surface and deeper layers at the same time. 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 just a short term glow. As the weeks and months pass by you will see continued improvement in skin quality. .

Watch how we do this treatment

See the HALO laser treatment in action at McKeown Medical.

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Are you ready to start your consultation?

Finding the right treatment for you is the most important factor in ensuring that you are on the correct path to achieve the results you desire. Our pre-consultation form helps us to identify your needs and, ultimately, gets you on the right path to achieving your optimal results.


Your treatment plan will be tailored to your individual needs and the results you are looking to achieve. Check our full price list for detailed options.

HALO laser

From £1200

What to Expect

This patient had a double session of BBL and Halo.

The HALO laser treatment process

The treatment begins by mapping the area to be treated. The laser is able to accurately assess the individual surface area of your particular face, before the doctor prescribes the settings to be used. We are able to accurately chose the exact depth of penetration on both the surface and deeper layers, as well as the total percentage of the surface area we want to treat.

The handpiece is then passed back and forth over the skin, delivery the energy required to achieve our predetermined outcomes. Unique technology known as Dynamic Thermal Optimisation monitors the skin’s temperature and adjust the energy levels for optimal results. In addition, motion tracking technology measures the speed of the doctors hand movements and adjusts the energy deliver to ensure consistent treatment over the entire area.

The whole process typically takes around an hour to complete, although this can vary if you are having additional non-facial areas treated such as the neck, chest, arms or hands. To get best results, we often combine the treatment with Broadband Light (BBL).

A patient before and after a HALO laser treatment at McKeown Medical.

How does the treatment feel?

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.

Recovery & Aftercare

A patient before and after treatment at McKeown Medical.

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.

Common Questions

Which body parts can be treated with HALO?

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.

What is the HALO laser used for?

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.

How long do HALO laser results last?

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.

What makes HALO laser treatments better than others?

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.

How effective is HALO?

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.

Is HALO safe?

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.

Are there any side effects?

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

Your Expert Team


Dr Darren McKeown

Our founder, Dr Darren McKeown, is renowned for his expertise and artistry with dermal fillers. As a peer-reviewed medical author, he is passionate about treatments that stand up to scientific scrutiny. Above all, Dr McKeown believes in a global approach; delivering flawless results – and rejuvenation that lasts.

Medical Director

Dr Rhona Cameron

Dr Rhona Cameron is a skilled injector who has been extensively trained in Dr McKeown’s signature intuitive technique. Her treatments blend advanced facial optimisation with powerful, energy-based devices – such as lasers, BBL and radio frequency – energising the appearance and enhancing skin health. approach; delivering flawless results – and rejuvenation that lasts.

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BBL® treatment

Full laser resurfacing

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