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Dermal Fillers

With age, the face begins to lose volume and accumulate lines and wrinkles, in part due to the breakdown of collagen. Iowa facial plastic surgeon Dr. Brent Koch offers dermal filler injections for women and men who wish to smooth creases or add youthful volume to specific areas of the face. Fillers such as JUVÉDERM® or RADIESSE® can provide subtle but natural results that last 6 to 12 months or more. Dr. Koch offers injectable fillers at his Des Moines, Iowa practice for a non-surgical approach to youthful, supple skin.

Dr. Koch is committed to helping you achieve a natural and beautiful appearance with or without surgery. At each consultation for injectable fillers, he uses his extensive knowledge of the facial anatomy to determine the best treatment approach for your desired results.

To learn more about injectable fillers or other facial rejuvenation options, please request a consultation or call our office at (515) 277-5555. Dr. Koch looks forward to meeting you to discuss how you can achieve your cosmetic desires.

About Dermal Fillers

These fillers are different from BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments in that they add volume to the skin to improve the appearance of laxity, lines and wrinkles. Injectable dermal fillers such as JUVÉDERM or RADIESSE are an excellent option for:

  • Smoothing facial lines and wrinkles
  • Adding volume and improving the contours of the cheeks, chin, and jaw
  • Filling in thin or wrinkled lips
  • Correcting nasolabial folds or "smile lines"
  • Diminishing the appearance of acne scars

Injectable fillers are a temporary solution for these concerns, therefore the best candidates have realistic goals and expectations.

JUVÉDERM is an injectable filler which can improve the appearance of deep facial wrinkles, folds, lines, and acne scars, enhance the lips, and contour facial features like the chin and cheeks. JUVÉDERMis made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in all species which is highly attracted to water and has the ability to bind to it. The results are very natural and long-lasting, with the effect remaining for six months or longer.

RADIESSE is also an injectable filler which can be used to fill in deeper lines and wrinkles and reshape the facial contours. RADIESSE can improve the appearance of a variety of wrinkles, including nasolabial folds and marionette lines, and it can augment the cheeks, chin, and jaw line. This is a unique injectable in that it stimulates collagen growth, providing an initial plumping along with extended correction for one to two years as the new tissue regenerates.

Dermal Filler Procedures

To begin your injectable procedure, Dr. Koch will consult with you to ensure that you will achieve the natural looking results you want. Depending on the areas being treated, dermal fillerinjections typically take 15 to 40 minutes to complete, and are performed in our office.

When performing the procedure, a topical anesthetic, local anesthetic, or nerve block may first be administered for your comfort before injecting the filler directly beneath the skin with a very fine needle.

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With his artistic eye, precise hands, and understanding heart, Dr. Koch enhances faces and changes lives.

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Recovery

After the procedure, some patients may experience redness or swelling at the injection site which can last for a few days. Work and other normal activities, however, can be resumed right after treatment. JUVÉDERM and RADIESSE are safe and effective injectables that can be used for all skin types and colors.

Your Consultation

Dr. Koch can discuss all of your options during your comprehensive consultation. Men and women interested in dermal fillers are encouraged to request a consultation online or call our office at (515) 277-5555 to schedule an appointment.

The nominal consultation fee covers an extensive, personal consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Brent Koch. He will spend a great deal of time with you, discussing your goals, concerns, and physical and lifestyle considerations. He will listen intently to what you have to say, and together the two of you will develop the best approach to your treatment. Women and men who proceed with the procedure at the time of consultation will have their consultation fee applied toward their procedure.

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