Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser CANBERRA

Halo Sciton Hybrid Fractional Laser Resurfacing at Ren Cosmedical Canberra Skin Resurfacing Erbium


At Ren Cosmedical Canberra, we are excited to be the first medical cosmetic clinic in Canberra Australia to introduce HaloTM by Sciton®, the world’s first hybrid fractionated laser. Our clinic strives to continuously offer our patients the latest innovative treatment modalities and to deliver the best results possible. Combining both the benefits of fractionated ablative Erbium:YAG (2940nm wavelength) and non-ablative diode (1470nm wavelength), this revolutionary laser offers the ultimate skin rejuvenation treatment.

Long term sun exposure, active outdoor lifestyle and the wear and tear of everyday living result in visible signs of ageing. Laser skin resurfacing is a popular procedure used to correct these signs of ageing such as fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, scars, skin tone and skin texture.


Halo‘s unique hybrid wavelength provides both the benefits of an ablative and a non-ablative skin resurfacing treatments, essentially providing two laser treatments in one.

The Erbium:YAG wavelength vaporises and removes surface aged skin and the non-ablative wavelength causes heating to the deeper skin, which in turn stimulates collagen production overtime.

This is done in a fractionated manner which produces tiny channels in the skin, leaving the surrounding skin intact. 


The benefit of this technology is that it reduces discomfort, downtime and risk, when compared to other fully ablative resurfacing lasers. Ablative Erbium is also considered a safer wavelength with lower downtime and lower risk of complications for patients, when compared to the ablative CO2 laser. This intelligent energy delivery is combined with Dynamic Thermal Optimisation which ensures precise, even and safe laser treatments for patients.

Patients treated with HaloTM experience great improvement to the appearance of skin. They can expect remarkable results in 1 to 2 treatments while older, non-hybrid laser technology often required 5 to 6 treatments to demonstrate similar texture changes delivered from HaloTM in terms of pigment correction.  


Any individual can benefit from HaloTM laser treatment as it can be used on any area of the body where there is sun damage or textural concerns. Popular treatment areas are face, neck, décolletage and back of hands. Due to its innovative hybrid technology, Halo laser is safe for all skin types (including ethnic or Asian skin type), male and female. Skin prep will be required for patients with darker skin type.

Halo indications:

  • wrinkles and fine lines
  • sun damage/dyschromia
  • skin resurfacing
  • scar revision (including acne scars)
  • signs of ageing
  • pigmented lesions
  • improves appearance of enlarged pores
  • actinic keratoses
Halo hybrid laser sciton ren cosmedical canberra skin resurfacing erbium sample image


The results of a HaloTM is an undeniably healthier and more luminous-looking skin, which continues to improve over a course of 4 to 6 months. It is recommended that HaloTM treatment is performed once every 6 months to maintain results and to continue improving the skin. Please note that individuals who are planning for events (weddings, corporate dinner, birthdays, etc.) are highly recommended to book in for Halo laser treatment 6 months to 1 year before the event. 

During your Halo consultation:

Our cosmetic physician will have a face-to-face consultation with you where you can discuss your concerns or questions about the treatment. Please ensure that all makeup is removed well before your consultation for an accurate examination of your facial skin. You may leave your sunscreen on (preferably untinted), which can be removed during consultation.

Please advise our cosmetic physician if you:

  • have allergic/anaphylaxis reactions to anaesthetic agents.
  • are regularly taking anti-coagulation therapy
  • have a skin condition
  • have a history of herpes or cold sores (anti-viral medication pre and post treatment is highly recommended to prevent outbreak of cold sores. It can be prescribed to you if needed)
  • are prone to acne breakouts (topical antibiotic cream as prophylaxis can be prescribed to you if needed)
  • have tattoo(s), henna, cosmetic tattoos or other body inks.
  • had tattoo removal on face and/or body.

To ensure skin is in optimal condition before Halo treatment, a lightening cream or skin preparation cream may be prescribed by our cosmetic physician to be used for 2 to 4 weeks during the initial consultation. 

Skin preparation / requirement before Halo treatment:

The key to achieving desirable results with Halo is to use a combination of sun protection regularly. Use SPF 50+ sunscreen regularly and sun protection clothing (e.g., hats, long sleeves shirts, umbrella). Always reapply sunscreen every 2 hours.

Avoid extended sun exposure such as beach, travel to sunny locations, sunbathing, outdoor sports, etc.

Stop use of topical retinol or retinoic acid for 1 week prior to treatment.

No recent sunburn experience or fake tans for at least 4 weeks prior to treatment.

No isotretinoin for a year prior to treatment.

On the day of Halo treatment appointment:

Please come without heavy makeup on face. Use sunscreen only and this will be removed at clinic before treatment.

Please leave jewellery (e.g., earrings, piercings, necklaces, bracelets, etc.) at home or remove them before treatment.

Wear a wide brim hat or use umbrella before and after treatment.

The area of skin being treated is firstly cleansed thoroughly. Topical anaesthetic is then prescribed and applied to the area being treated, leaving it on for 30 to 45 minutes. Skin is cleansed again to remove topical anaesthetic. Protective eye shields are then placed to cover patient’s eyes.

The procedure produces a crackling sound and some discomfort might be felt, the sensation is often described as “warm” or “prickly”. Pinpoint bleeding may occur. Cooling device is also used together to minimise the discomfort and heat associated with the procedure.

After the procedure, cold compress is applied over the treated area immediately and the cooling device continues to be used to increase patient’s comfort level. Post-treatment soothing balm and sunscreen are applied lastly to the treated skin.


Recovery varies between patients, depending on treatment depth and aggresiveness. It also takes into account of patient’s skin concerns, health of skin and healing ability.

For a standard Halo fractional treatment on face, 5 to 7 days of downtime is expected with minimal pain. 

For a standard Halo fractional treatment on neck, décolletage or other body treatment areas, downtime may take up to 2 weeks.

Treatment duration:

Treatment duration varies depending on treatment areas and complexities.

For standard full face Halo treatment, treatment duration is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. This includes duration for skin cleansing, photo-taking, 30 to 45 minutes for topical anaesthetic application and 30 to 40 minutes for laser procedure.

The results and longevity of a Halo treatment varies and depends on the condition of the skin before treatment and how well the skin is protected from UV damage after treatment. If Halo is used to treat relatively healthy skin for fine lines, wrinkles and mild to moderate sun damage, one treatment will show visible results. If it is to treat severe sun damage, dyschromias and deeper scars and wrinkles, two or more sessions are recommended to obtain expected results. Patient with darker skin type will require more treatment sessions as the settings used are much lower to ensure safety and to reduce risk of pigmentation changes. Hormonal pigmentation will also require more treatments at very low settings.

For a standard full face Halo treatment, patient can expect recovery process as outlined below (for reference only):

Day 1 and 2:

Some redness and swelling are expected in the treated area. Tiny, dark spots and bronzed appearance will appear on the treated skin over the course of these two days. These may look like “coffee-grounds” on the skin and are referred as MENDs (Microscopic Epidermal Necrotic Debris). MENDs are sections of treated skin being removed from the body, which are then replaced by healthy new skin.

Day 3 to 5:

Skin feels tight and dry with decreased redness. May experience slight flaking of the dry skin and more MENDs appearing on treated skin. Certain individuals may experience acne breakouts, which can be managed with topical antibiotic cream as prophylaxis if required. Mineral based and light makeup can be applied after 48 hours post treatment.

Day 6 to 7:

Noticeable glow or luminosity to skin, often referred to as the “Halo glow”. Dryness and mild flaking are expected, which should resolve very soon.

4 to 6 months after treatment:

Skin continues to improve and looks healthier.

Halo treatments can be used in combination with various other procedures such as Broadband Light (BBL), anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, bio-remodelling injectables, Healite II LED light therapy, chemical peels, etc. Talk to our cosmetic physician to customise your treatment plan to achieve your desired aesthetic outcome.

Treatment is not be suitable if you:

  • Are pregnant or are trying to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Have epilepsy or migraines triggered by flashing lights
  • Have porphyria
  • Are using skincare products (e.g. retinol, Vitamin A, serums)
  • Are on photosensitising medications or have light sensitive disorders
  • Have used isotretinoin within the last year prior to treatment
  • Have received any cosmetic injectable or thread lift treatment(s) 4 weeks prior to Halo treatment
  • Have skin care or other facial/laser/IPL treatment programs within the last year
  • Have tattoo(s), henna, cosmetic tattoos (such as eyebrow or lips tattoo) or other body inks (permanent or temporary)
  • Have previous tattoo removal on face and/or body
  • Have open wounds or skin injury
  • Have recent sunburn, prolonged unprotected sun exposure or solarium use 4 weeks prior to treatment
  • Have used fake tans 4 weeks prior to treatment
  • Are on anti-coagulant medication or heavy aspirin use
  • Have an active infection and/or compromised immune system.
  • Have a history of keloid or hypertrophic scar formation
  • Have skin cancers or skin infections
  • Have very dark skin colour (Fitzpatrick skin type IV)

Contact us if you are unsure.

Full aftercare information sheet will be provided following the treatment. 

All Halo Pro laser treatment prices and packages are at cosmetic physician rate, which include a standard review at 2-week mark and aftercare support. For a more tailored packages (such as multiple treatment areas in a single Halo laser session or BBL add-ons), quotes can be provided during consultation.

Price guide:

Halo Pro laser treatment for full face:

  • Starts from $1,650 per session (formal quote on consultation depends on treatment intensity)
  • Single session, expect a 5 to 7 day downtime for face treatment
  • 1 complimentary soothing balm to take home for post-treatment care.

Halo Pro laser treatment for full face and neck:

  • Starts from $1,950 per session (formal quote on consultation depends on treatment intensity)
  • Single session, expect a longer downtime up to 2 weeks for neck area. 
  • 1 complimentary soothing balm to take home for post-treatment care.

*Please note that Halo laser treatment package has to be used within 6 months from date of purchase and is non-transferable.

*Prices shown are in AUD and include GST. Ren Cosmedical reserves the right to alter prices without further notice.

*Terms and conditions apply. For more information on our cancellation and refund policies, please go to our FAQ page.