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The Best Treatments for Every Age

Aging gracefully is the goal for us all. But as we age and mature, so do our beauty and skin care needs. In our 20s and 30s, preventing skin damage is a motivating factor. In our 40s and 50s, we begin to see a decrease in the skin’s volume — and by our 60s, sagging skin and wrinkles are a … Read more

How Frequently Should I Schedule Treatments?

As most of my dermal filler, chemical peel, or BOTOX® patients in the Ames and Des Moines areas know, these treatments unfortunately don’t last forever. To maintain results, patients must come back in for follow-up appointments. But how often? Though every patient is a little bit different, here’s a rough estimate on how long the results of each treatment will … Read more

CoolSculpting® vs. Weight Loss (They’re Not the Same)

CoolSculpting at our Des Moines practice has become one of our most popular body sculpting procedures. Having said that, most people don’t fully understand how it works or why it is different than traditional weight loss or other body sculpting procedures. The fundamental concept to understand is that there is a difference between fat loss and weight loss. What happens … Read more

Facelift Recovery Tips

At our Des Moines practice, facelifts are without question the most effective and long-lasting remedy for sagging skin and other signs of facial aging. However, like anything long-lasting, the process from start to finish is more involved than just your surgery day. Here are a few tips to streamline your facelift recovery process. Know the Facts There are two types … Read more

Best Treatments to Get Over the Holiday Break

The holidays are here! Whether your schedule is filled to the brim, or you’re having a relaxing holiday with family, the winter break is the perfect time to schedule aesthetic treatments or procedures. CoolSculpting® This procedure requires no downtime, so you can get back to your festivities almost immediately. You can even attend a holiday party on the same day … Read more

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