What it is: World’s first hybrid fractional laser, it combines ablative and non-ablative modalities to address concerns in the surface layer and more severe skin issues in the deep layers of skin in the same treatment. This provides a more comprehensive treatment and reduces total downtime.

Who it’s for: People that have fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone, age spots, sun damage, discoloration, enlarged pores

Where it’s used: Face, neck, chest

How often: Depending on the individual’s concerns, 1-3 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart

What to expect: Topical numbing is applied for 45-60 mins prior to treatment.d. Most patients describe the treatment as a continuous building of heat and prickling sensations, but are generally comfortable. You will continue to feel warmth for the rest of the day. Swelling and redness may persist for 24-72 hours, and sandpaper skin texture may be felt for 5-9 days after treatment. Initial results are seen after 5-9 days, with continued improvement for months after.

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HALO is suitable for all skin tones. HALO treatments are customizable, and your provider will work with you on choosing a treatment plan that will work best with your skin.

The number of treatments you’ll need depends on your specific skin concerns, what you’re hoping to achieve.

Some skin conditions may require fewer sessions. Your provider will walk you through a treatment plan that will address your concerns in the most efficient way possible. They can also talk with you about maintenance plans for even longer-lasting results.

SDBotox offers HALO Hybrid Fractional Resurfacing treatments in our Mission Valley location.

HALO® Treatment Instructions


  • Let your doctor know if you have a history of cold sores if you will be receiving treatment on your face. You’ll need a prescription to get rid of any active infection or prevent an infection after your treatment.

  • Avoid anti-inflammatory and blood-thinning medications before your treatment. Blood-thinning medications include Aspirin, Advil, Ibuprofen, Motrin, supplements like fish oil and Vitamin E, and other NSAIDs. Talk to your provider about any prescription med

  • Avoid any additional laser treatments or chemical peels to targeted areas in the two weeks before and after your treatment.

  • Avoid sun exposure in the two weeks before your treatment. If you arrive with a sunburn, your treatment will likely need to be rescheduled.

  • Be gentle with your skin in the week before your treatment. Avoid harsh, scented cleansers, exfoliants, acne treatments and retinoids/retinols.

  • Use tepid water and avoid harsh washcloths when you cleanse your skin in the week before your treatment.

  • Come to your appointment fresh-faced. Your provider will clean the targeted area, but avoid applying any makeup, lotions or deodorants to any areas that will be treated.


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