What is HALO®?

HALO® is a comprehensive hybrid fractional laser treatment for skin revitalization, resulting in a noticeable enhancement in your skin's condition. This includes minimizing the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles, shrinking pores, enhancing skin radiance and luminosity, and effectively reducing skin discoloration.

Please note, that all laser treatments performed at VAIN require an initial in-person consultation with the provider prior to booking. All HALO®/BBL® appointments must be scheduled by calling 978-409-2230.


This hybrid fractional laser is suitable for most skin types. While ablative procedures tend to be more invasive and usually entail extended recovery periods, non-ablative treatments may not deliver the desired results for some patients. HALO® seamlessly integrates both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to provide impressive outcomes with minimal downtime. This includes a significant reduction in sunspots, fine lines, wrinkles, skin dullness, and other imperfections.

By utilizing a topical anesthetic and incorporating advanced cooling technology, patients typically encounter minimal discomfort during the procedure. The majority of patients describe the sensation as warmth with occasional tingling sensations, resulting in an overall comfortable experience. Following the treatment, patients may continue to experience warmth for an additional 30 to 60 minutes, or slightly longer in cases of deeper treatment levels.

After your HALO® treatment, you can expect to notice initial results within a range of two to five days, with ongoing improvements in your skin’s condition. The majority of patients observe the most significant enhancement in skin pigmentation within the initial two to three weeks. This is succeeded by a phase of dermal regeneration that continues to advance over the course of several months.

The results achieved through HALO® are long-lasting, spanning several years, provided that you consistently shield your skin from UV rays by using sunscreen and other forms of sun protection. Subsequent HALO® treatments will lead to ongoing enhancements, resulting in healthier and more youthful-looking skin. Every HALO® treatment is tailored to suit your specific skin type and lifestyle. Depending on your individual requirements, your provider may suggest one or more treatment sessions.

HALO® Instructions

Hydrinity Accelerated Skin Science. The Hydrinity Restorative Kit pairs well with various treatments here at VAIN, including but not limited to: HALO/BBL (BroadBand Light), Sylfirm, micro-channeling services, aids in overall skin wellness.

• Using both supercharged hyaluronic acid and poly-peptide matrix, Hydrinity Accelerated Skin Science is a leader in the industry. The Hydrinity Restorative Kit consists of a two-step regimen to rehabilitate and soothe the skin.

• The kit includes the Hyacyn Active Purifying Mist, which balances the skin’s pH to optimize the benefits of serums, encourages healing, and improves the skin’s overall appearance. The Restorative HA Serum, also included, uses potent peptides and antioxidants to aid in neutralizing free radicals, while maintaining the skin’s moisture. The skin’s natural recovery process will be stimulated with this gentle and soothing formula.

• Hydrinity products are safe for all skin types, non-greasy, non-comedogenic, dermatologist tested, free of toxic chemicals, synthetic antibiotics, and petrolatum.

Prior to the Procedure

  • Stop products such as: Retinoids, Glycolic Acids, Salicylic Acids, AHAs, BHAs, Benzoyl Peroxide and hydroquinones 7 days prior to appointment.
  • Avoid Neurotoxin and Dermal Filler 2 weeks prior to appointment.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure including tanning beds and sunless tanning products including sprays and creams on the treatment area 21 days prior to appointment. If there are any remnants of a tan, your procedure may not be performed.
  • Avoid Vitamin E, fish oils, and Ginko Biloba 1 week prior to appointment
  • Avoid inflammatory drugs such as motrin, ibuprofen and Aspirin 1 week prior to appointment. If you are on a prescribed blood thinning medication, please contact our office at 978-409-2230.
  • If prone to cold sores, please discuss with your provider if antivirals are required prior to treatment.
  • If using Accutane, stop 6 months prior to appointment.
  • Stop laser hair removal, electrolysis, waxing and depilatory products 14 days prior to appointment.

Following the Procedure

  • Avoid cleansing the skin for 24 hours after the procedure.
  • Over the counter Tylenol may be taken for discomfort.
  • Follow specific instructions for medical grade skincare routine as discussed by your provider.
  • Do not pick, scratch or rub your skin. This can lead to discoloration, pigmentation and infection.
  • MENDS (microscopic epidermal necrotic debris) will appear on the 2nd or 3rd day after treatment as tiny dark spots and bronzed appearance to the treated skin. MENDS are part of the healing process where treated tissue is working its way out of your body as new fresh skin is regenerated. During this time, your skin will be very dry and feel like sandpaper before flaking and peeling off. Keep your skin well moisturized to support the healing process.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise, steam rooms, saunas, hot tubs or any activities that cause sweating until after skin has healed (usually 5-7 days).
  • Avoid Neurotoxin and Dermal Filler 2 weeks after your appointment.
  • Avoid use of makeup until the peeling process is complete.
  • Minimum of 30 SPF must be applied daily for 3 months post procedure.
  • IMPORTANT: There may be some degree of swelling immediately post-treatment, however if you experience excessive swelling or any of the following signs of infection,you should contact the office immediately.
  • Signs of infection include: Drainage that looks like pus Increased warmth at or around the treated area Fever of 101.5 or higher Extreme itching

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