Koch Facial Plastic Surgery & Spa
4855 Mills Civic Parkway #100
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Phone: (515) 277-5555
Fax: (515) 277-0060
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sciton® Halo

No matter the quality of our skincare, many of us experience sun or environmental damage that leaves blemishes we would like erased. Most topical products cannot reach the deeper layers of the skin where damage and wrinkles begin. Laser skin resurfacing in West Des Moines at Koch Facial Plastic Surgery & Spa can do what skincare products cannot – address deeper damage for a noticeable improvement in the texture, tone, and quality of your skin. We are pleased to offer the latest cutting-edge laser technology in the form of the Sciton Halo laser system, a hybrid fractional laser system unlike any other laser technology currently on the market. Drs. Brent and Cody Koch are pleased to be the first in the Midwest to offer these treatments.

To learn more about the results you can get from our Sciton Halo laser, please request a consultation or call our office at (515) 277-5555. Our surgeons and licensed aestheticians look forward to meeting you to discuss how we can help achieve your cosmetic desires.

Featured Cases

The excellent results our surgeons achieve are the best testament to their skill and artistry. These laser skin resurfacing before-and-after photos feature actual patients treated in Des Moines at Koch Facial Plastic Surgery & Spa. View additional laser skin treatment before-and-after cases in our gallery.

About the Sciton Halo Laser

The Sciton Halo laser is a hybrid fractional laser, which means it administers both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths of laser energy to targeted areas of the skin. To understand how Halo works, it’s important to understand the difference between these 2 types of wavelengths.

Ablative lasers remove the thin, damaged outer layers of skin, sending the skin’s healing processes into overdrive and revealing the softer, more radiant skin beneath. Although ablative laser treatments often require several days of recuperation, their results on lines, wrinkles, scars, and discoloration can be quite significant.

Non-ablative lasers keep the surface skin intact while directing energy precisely to underlying areas of tissue. The non-ablative laser penetrates more deeply into the skin than ablative lasers, reaching the deepest pigment, causing increased production of collagen, and tightening skin. Non-ablative lasers are also associated with less overall downtime after the treatment.

The Sciton Halo laser administers both types of wavelengths to combine the best of both worlds — the benefits of an ablative laser with the downtime of a non-ablative laser. Halo treats a variety of conditions, including:

  • Sun Damage
  • Rough or uneven texture
  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Scars
  • Hyperpigmentation or dark spots
  • Large pores

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Halo Procedure

A treatment with the Sciton Halo laser is unlike other laser treatments at our Des Moines facility. Depending on your goals, your treatment may be as short as 15 minutes or longer than an hour. You may also benefit from several treatments spread out over the course of several weeks. Prior to your treatment session, we’ll give you a more precise timeline. Drs. Brent and Cody Koch are proud to be the only plastic surgeons in the Midwest to offer hybrid resurfacing with the Halo laser system.

During your procedure, one of our surgeons or a qualified member of our medical staff applies the laser handpiece to the area of your skin that you’d like to target. Laser energy is then directed through the handpiece directly to the irregularities or wrinkles you’d like to treat. The Halo laser is unique in that it allows us to completely customize each treatment. For example, if you’d like a treatment with less downtime, you can choose to undergo a series of multiple, less-intense treatments to achieve your aesthetic vision. Additionally, the Halo laser system incorporates advanced technology to constantly measure the temperature of the skin and energy applied, ensuring a safe treatment every time.

To enhance your skin’s regeneration process, we may complement your laser treatment with platelet-rich plasma therapy. This innovative and versatile treatment uses your own concentrated blood platelets to help rebuild the supportive structures of your skin.


Following treatment with Halo, recuperation is much shorter than that of a traditional ablative laser. We advise patients to avoid sun exposure for the first week after treatment, but patients can often resume their normal daily activities, including the application of makeup, in just a day depending on the level of treatment. As the skin heals, new, softer skin develops and collagen production ramps up. The results of your Sciton Halo treatment are long-lasting and beautiful.

Your Consultation

Prior to your treatment, a qualified member of our medical team comprehensively evaluates your skin and listens to your objectives. A customized treatment plan is developed according to your wishes and skin type. Depending on your goals, we may recommend another treatment, such as MicroLaserPeel®, BBL, or Dermapen™ Micro-Needling.

Regardless of the treatment you ultimately choose, we work hard to ensure that your results safely and comfortably achieve the outcome you had in mind. If you’d like to learn more about the Sciton Halo laser or any of the other services we offer, request a consultation online or give us a call at (515) 277-5555.