Halo Laser Resurfacing in Toronto is renowned for its reputation of delivering the “Halo Glow” to those looking to rejuvenate their skin. Halo is part of the Sciton Erbium Laser family and is the only hybrid fractional laser that delivers both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to the treatment site. In delivering two different wavelengths, the Halo laser resurfaces the top layer of skin and the thick layer of living tissue directly beneath the top layer, both at the same time.

Who is a Candidate for Halo Resurfacing?

You are a candidate for Laser Resurfacing if you are struggling with:

  • Wrinkles
  • Sun Damage
  • Discoloration
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Enlarged pores
  • Scarring

You are a candidate for Halo Laser Resurfacing.

With so many different laser technologies available, it’s very easy to get overwhelmed and confused, says Dr. Philip Solomon. “Our team of medical estheticians and nurses understand the complexity of the skin and the variety of conditions and challenges that exist. We help break down the confusion and guide them towards the best treatments to help address their concerns and to achieve the best outcome.

The Halo Laser Resurfacing treatment can be simplified as a chemical peel on steroids that is able to address multiple skin concerns in one session. Halo’s unique combination of ablative and non-ablative laser combines the intensity of the ablative laser with the collagen-stimulating power of a non-ablative laser. The result is healthier looking skin and improved quality of skin both superficially and beneath the surface of the skin.

Halo Laser Resurfacing is one of the few lasers in Toronto that can treat all skin types, ages and most skin challenges. Whether you have aging skin, pigmentation issues, acne scars or just want to improve your overall complexion, Halo Laser Resurfacing delivers more youthful looking skin and a refreshed glow.

What is the Difference between Non-Ablative and Ablative?

The main difference between non-ablative and ablative laser resurfacing treatments is that ablative lasers remove the top layer of skin (such as the Sciton Erbium Laser), while non-ablative lasers target the underlying skin tissue (without harming the surface) to initiate the production of new collagen.

At one time, you had to choose between an ablative procedure (Sciton Erbium Laser), that produced great results but with a lengthy recovery, or a non-ablative procedure with a quicker recovery but less impactful results. Now with the Halo, hybrid fractional laser, you get the best of both worlds, significant results with minimal downtime.

What can I expect on the day of my Halo treatment?

We ensure our Halo Laser Resurfacing patients are well prepared for their Halo skin treatment. All patients relax comfortably in one of aesthetic treatment suites while topical numbing cream is applied to their treatment sites (face, neck, décolleté). Patients describe the procedure as comfortable with a prickly sensation that is felt during the application of the Halo laser. Numbing time is approximately one hour; treatment time is 30 minutes depending on the number of treatment areas.

Once patients complete their Halo treatment, they will return home with post-care product to be applied to the skin to help protect and promote healing. Patients can expect their skin to appear pink in colour and feel warm, as if they have a slight sun burn. Patients may resume normal daily activity the next day. Depending on the depth of their treatment, makeup can be applied as early as 2-3 days following their Halo Laser but you may want take it easy for up to 5 days.

Patients often choose to have their Halo Laser Resurfacing treatment on a Thursday so you have the weekend to recover.

How Soon Will I See Results?

Your will see improvement to the pigmentation of your skin as well as the texture, as early as 5 days following your Halo treatment, however collagen production will continue for the next 3-6 months, which will slowly improve the quality and appearance of the skin.

Results do vary from patient to patient, depending on the severity of their skin damage. Some may require more than one treatment to reach their optimal result however, most patients report a significant improvement in their complexion after just one Halo treatment.

How Long will my Halo Results last?

Results from your Halo Laser Resurfacing in Toronto are long lasting, however the aging process never stops. Skin treatment including minimizing your sun exposure, adapting a regular skin care routine with medical grade skin care products and eating a healthy diet will all contribute to your skins’ health. We recommend maintaining your results with additional laser treatments once a year.

Natural sun exposure and the aging process both contribute to a loss of collagen each year, an average of 1%. An optimized skin care routine which includes retinol, vitamin c and growth factors, can help prolong your results.

Can I combine Halo with BBL?

We often recommend combining Halo with BBL (Broadband Light Therapy / IPL).

Both the Halo Laser and BBL/IPL address the following concerns:

  • Sun damage
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Texture problems: fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores
  • Age spots
  • Acne scars

While BBL/IPL targets superficial skin concerns, Halo Laser Resurfacing can target deeper layers on the face, neck, and décolleté to improve your skins’ texture and appearance. Both Halo and BBL/IPL provide long-lasting results which should also include a good skin care routine and minimized direct sun exposure.

At Solomon Facial Plastic, we take a holistic approach to aging. We believe in combining multiple modalities such as Sciton Erbium Laser, Morpheus8 and Fractora to target your skin concerns.

Halo, BBL/IPL and a commitment to a skin care routine that includes the use of energy devices, microneedling and medical grade skin care products can certainly help return your skin to a more youthful state.

For more information or to schedule your skin care consultation, contact our clinic.


In order to best assist you, we require all cosmetic patients to schedule a virtual or in-person consultation. There is a fee of $200 plus HST for all consultations. Your consultation fee will be credited towards your procedure and/or treatment. To schedule a consultation, please complete the attached form or call our office at 905-764-7799. We look forward to hearing from you.