No matter how careful we are about taking care of our skin, aging and environmental damage eventually take their toll. Fine lines, roughness, and discoloration dull our complexion’s dazzle and keep us from feeling our best in our skin. But there’s hope! You can give your face and body a fresh start with HALO laser skin resurfacing, available at our Ankeny clinic and spa near Des Moines, IA.

FDA-approved HALO is the world’s first hybrid fractional laser. It uses two distinct laser wavelengths to give you the dramatic results of traditional laser resurfacing, minus the discomfort and downtime.

How Does HALO Work?

HALO resurfaces the skin using two different laser wavelengths:

  • Ablative: This wavelength removes the outermost layer of your skin and encourages regenerative growth. These lasers deliver dramatic results, but they traditionally involve more downtime.
  • Non-ablative: This gentler wavelength works deeper in the skin, heating the underlying tissues to stimulate new collagen production.

Combining these wavelengths minimizes your recovery time while maximizing your rejuvenating results.

Clinic Leaders

Dr. Stefanie Gatica
& Nikki Roetman

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As board-certified family nurse practitioners, Dr. Gatica and Nikki work alongside our experienced staff, several of whom are bilingual, to offer personalized care in a supportive and luxurious environment.

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Dr. Stefanie Gatica

Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

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Nikki Roetman

Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

What Does HALO Treat?

HALO treats many different signs of aging on the face and body, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage
  • Acne scars
  • Discoloration
  • Enlarged pores
  • Uneven tone and texture

Depending on your needs, you may be a better candidate for other skin rejuvenation services, including Forever Young™ BBL or RF microneedling. Your experienced provider will recommend the best treatment plan for your unique goals during your in-depth skin consultation.

What Is It Like To Have a HALO Treatment Done?

Most people describe HALO treatments as more comfortable than other laser skin resurfacing treatments. We’ll start by applying a topical anesthetic to make sure you stay comfortable from start to finish. Your provider will then guide the handpiece over your treated area to deliver even resurfacing. While HALO’s integrated cooling system will cool your skin, it’s normal to feel some warmth that lasts for about an hour following your treatment.

What Is Recovery Like After a HALO Treatment?

You can expect to have some redness and sensitivity in your skin for a couple of days, followed by a bronzed appearance and some flaking. Most people see initial results within a week, and their glow continues to improve as collagen production increases over the next few weeks and even months.

How Many HALO Treatments Will I Need?

Many people are happy with their results after just 1 or 2 sessions, but you may need more depending on your concerns and goals. HALO is customizable, meaning you can choose between a short series of aggressive treatments or a longer series of gentler, quicker recovery sessions. You and your provider will work together to create your own customized treatment plan.

How Much Does HALO Laser Skin Resurfacing Cost?

The price of HALO treatments at our Des Moines-area clinic and spa varies from person to person, depending on the size of your treatment area and the number of sessions needed. We’ll provide you with a personalized estimate at your consultation so you know what to expect in terms of pricing.

Where Do I Start?

If you would like to rejuvenate your skin with HALO at Revive, please request a consultation online or call (515) 965-5677 to get started. We look forward to seeing you!


Our Patients Say It Best

Don’t take our word for it! As you search for the best dermatology practice and med spa in the Des Moines, Iowa, area, trust what real people have shared about their experiences at Revive.

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Featured Reviews

Relaxed atmosphere with caring and hospitable staff. Procedures virtually painless with great results.

Tawnya was able to see me regarding some moles causing me concern. She removed the moles and sent them to the lab. As soon as my results were posted, she contacted me immediately with the news that everything was ok. I will be seeing her for regular checkups.

Dr Stef was absolutely amazing and went above and beyond to help our daughter out with some skin issues. I can’t recommend this place enough!

The best dermatologist & nurses around! Everyone is so welcoming, they make you feel comfortable & really listen to your concerns! Dr. Stef & her nurse went above & beyond for my needs. I love revive & highly recommend them!

the results are impeccable ??

So welcoming and such a truly wonderful experience. Thank you!

Business Owner replied on Feb 9, 2022:

Thank you so much for your kind review! We can't wait to see you again!

My fiancé and I are new to the Ankeny Iowa area and I needed to see a dermatologist. First and foremost, it is a fantastic environment. Not cluttered, clean, professional and polite. I saw Nikki Roetman the first visit. She was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Very well versed outside of normal dermatology. The second visit I was blessed with the help of Dr Stef Gatica, she was very fun to work with. We were able to joke and have a good laugh. With the help of Aubrey I have had nothing but pleasant professional visits. Highly recommended to go hear and get taken care of the right way

Business Owner replied on Feb 9, 2022:

Thank you very much! It was a pleasure meeting both of you!

I saw Nikki at the clinic and she was so thorough and sweet! She makes you feel comfortable and goes over everything with you in detail. Highly recommend!

Business Owner replied on Feb 18, 2022:

Hi, Megan. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive experience. We truly appreciate it!

I’m an NP that recently did a Botox training with Dr. Stef. She is very knowledgeable and skilled-an excellent resource for all things skin! I learned so much. I appreciated the 1:1 training. The day was fast paced which allowed for several opportunities for me to inject but also personalized enough for me to gain the skills to inject independently. I highly recommend.

Business Owner replied on Feb 18, 2022:

Thank you Katie! I had a lot of fun with you and you did a great job! Can't wait to watch you grow in your skills!

Thank you Dr Stef for coming to our office to share your wealth of knowledge and skills. Your years of experience and technique methods that you offered during our training was amazing.

Business Owner replied on Feb 18, 2022:

Thank you Melanie! It was so nice to meet all of you!

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