Procedure Time
Varies depending on treatment area.

The Halo laser applies ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to the treatment area. Intelligent energy delivery, combined with Dynamic Thermal Optimization, ensures precise, even, safe treatments.


Recovery Time
Downtime 3 – 7 days

Discomfort Level


Within 1 – 4 weeks

HALO™ Fractional Resurfacing Before & After Photos

How Long Does HALO™ Fractional Resurfacing Last?

Depending on the treatment, the effects can be permanent. Some spots may result from genetic information or permanent spots. This means that they can reassert themselves after a certain amount of time. Typically, HALO™ Fractional Resurfacing lasts for 5 years or more.

How Long Does It Take to Recover from HALO™ Fractional Resurfacing?

The recovery time to heal from the procedure is typically 5-7 days. If you want to go back to work immediately, you can do so as long as you take some steps to protect your skin from bright sunlight. The procedure is mildly uncomfortable, and you may experience some puffiness and redness post procedure.

What Is HALO™ Fractional Resurfacing?

HALO™ is the world’s first Hybrid Fractional Laser and is revolutionizing skin resurfacing! With less downtime than ever before, this has become one of the premiere treatments for some of the most common skin damage problems. Visit our clinic to find out how we can use fractional laser resurfacing to treat:

  • Sun Damage/Dyschromia
  • Signs of Aging
  • Improve the appearance of Enlarged Pores
  • Discoloration
  • Improve the appearance of Fines Lines
  • Poor Texture
  • Improve the appearance of Light Scars
  • Uneven Tone

Are You a Candidate for a HALO™ Fractional Resurfacing?

Our treatment is perfectly safe for most people and most skin types. It is also effective for both men and women who want to make changes to their skin. The flexible device used to create the frequencies can be angled to target most areas of the body. The face and chest area, as well as the hands and forearms, can be treated.

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Benefits of HALO™ Fractional Resurfacing

When you choose HALO™ Fractional Resurfacing, it comes with a multitude of benefits.

  • Treats pigmentary issues, fine lines, wrinkles, and enlarged pores
  • Improves acne scars
  • Helps to improve sun-damaged skin
  • Completely non-invasive
  • Visible results in just 1-2 treatments
  • Less discomfort than traditional fractional resurfacing
  • Fast healing time

What Are the Risks for HALO™ Fractional Resurfacing

The team at Skin Technique ensures all of our clients are well taken care of to ensure minimal discomfort. With over ten years of practice, Dr. Christopher Pavlou and his team are exceptionally trained in injectables, making the risk of a significant complication extremely low. However, in some cases, Halo™ treatments may cause mild side effects such as redness, swelling and inflammation on the site after the procedure.

How to Prepare for HALO™ Fractional Resurfacing

Before you arrive at Skin Technique for your HALO™ Fractional Resurfacing treatment, you must take a few precautionary measures before your appointment. This ensures more effective results and good recovery.

The week before, patients must discontinue any products that contain active ingredients such as:

  • Retinol
  • Glycolic Acid
  • Vitamin A
  • Salicylic Acid
  • AHAs
  • LHAs
  • Benzoyl Peroxide
  • Stop any hydroquinone treatments at least 3 days before your appointment.
  • Do not wax or use depilatory creams on the treatment areas for 2 weeks before treatment.
  • Arrive at your appointment with a clean face, with no makeup.

What to Expect Post HALO™ Fractional Resurfacing

After the treatment has ended, you’ll feel some sensitivity and the treated area will appear flushed and perhaps a little swollen. Don’t worry; this will soon wear off. You’ll be given a few care instructions to protect your results, and you’ll be ready to go.

HALO™ Fractional Resurfacing Recovery & Timeline

The recovery time to heal from the procedure is typically 5-7 days. You should begin to see results 2 to 5 days post-treatment, with definitive results within 2 to 3 weeks. Within the first few days, you may experience light shedding of the skin on the area treated, but this will subside quickly.

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How does Dr. Christopher Pavlou perform HALO™ Fractional Resurfacing

There are two parts to the treatment. First, there will be a short numbing period where a proprietary medical-grade topical cream is applied to the treatment area and given time to take effect. After that, you will be able to sit down and relax while the laser does its work. The numbing medicine is usually sufficient to prevent extreme discomfort, but some patients report a mild stinging sensation.

Why Choose Skin Technique for HALO™ Fractional Resurfacing?

Skin Technique has been known for bringing the most innovative techniques and treatments to the cosmetic field in Vancouver since opening its doors in 2017. When you choose Skin Technique, know that we’re here to “Honour Your Beauty” by listening and providing solutions that fit your needs; we want our patients to feel like they are part of this process, not just another customer.

Skin Technique is the only clinic to offer the innovative Halo laser treatment in downtown Vancouver.

HALO™ Fractional Resurfacing FAQs

How does fractional resurfacing work on problem areas?

Certain spots of redness and uneven tones that appear on the skin are a result of unexpected damage or stress. These spots may also be identifiable by calluses or other unpleasant textures that developed because of scraping or burns.

Fractional resurfacing works by burning a tiny column into the skin. This activates healing mechanisms that tell the body that the entire nearby problem area needs to be healed with new skin. As a result, the body replaces unsightly skin that was ignored before.

How long does each appointment last?

Between the check-in, the numbing and the procedure itself, it is wise to plan for about a two-hour visit. Most visits will not take that long.

How many visits will it take for me to see results?

Our laser is a combination of the old ablative and non-ablative models, and the mixture of CO2 and Erbium lasers means that it takes fewer treatments than in the past to solve most issues. With this modern device, one treatment is going to be effective for most problems. Two treatments may be recommended for certain problems.

How do I begin fractional resurfacing treatments?

You can send a message to our clinic to learn more about fractional laser resurfacing. After scheduling a consultation, you’ll be able to speak to a skin care expert about the treatment and whether you’re a good candidate.

Schedule a treatment or learn more by contacting us.

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