Depending on the areas you’re having treated, you can expect your HALO hybrid fractional laser procedure to take an hour or longer, including prep time and a short skin recovery period. A topical anesthesia will be used to numb the area, and you will be given protective glasses to wear. Patients have described the HALO device as feeling like a “roller ball” passing along the skin. After the device has moved over your skin a few times, your skin will start to feel hot, but not painful. This sensation may continue for up to an hour after treatment, but cooling packs will help if you find this uncomfortable. After your HALO laser treatment, a soothing skin cream will be applied, and chilled air and mineral water mist are used to help dissipate heat from the skin and reduce inflammation.