- Creases around the mouth
- Acne scars
- Fine facial wrinkles
As renowned facial surgeons, Drs. Brent and Cody Koch understand the importance of state-of-the-art skin care. At Koch Facial Plastic Surgery & Spa in West Des Moines, our patients trust our doctors and staff for safe and effective options for renewing or repairing their skin. Men and women from Ames, Ankeny, and throughout the Des Moines area who want to "refinish" the surface of their skin and smooth out surface irregularities are good candidates for dermabrasion.
To learn more about dermabrasion in our Iowa practice or other skin care options, please request a consultation or call our office at (515) 277-5555. Our doctors and aestheticians look forward to meeting you to discuss how you can achieve your cosmetic desires.
Dermabrasion is the removal of the outer layers of the skin with a high-speed rotary sanding wheel. This skin resurfacing procedure can improve the appearance of:
Unlike chemical peels or laser resurfacing, it cannot be used around the eyes.
For complete comfort during your dermabrasion procedure, anesthesia is administered in the form of a topical cream as well as a sedative for relaxation and pain management. Your doctor will gently remove the outermost layer of the skin using a motorized sanding tool. The head of this device is covered in diamond particles which safely abrade the skin to the desired depth, with the goal being a more even surface.
After treatment, your skin will be dressed with a soothing ointment and you will be given specific instructions for your post treatment skin care. For some patients, more than one dermabrasion procedure, staged several months apart, are needed for optimal results.
Recovery varies by individual and by the depth of the dermabrasion performed. The initial swelling, redness and crusting may take a week or more to subside. During this period, any burning or discomfort can be managed with medication prescribed by your doctor. Residual swelling, sensitivity and a bright pink appearance may continue for several weeks or even months. It is extremely important to follow the instructions for post-treatment care, as the new skin will be very sensitive for some time.
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Your doctor can discuss all of your options during your comprehensive consultation, including alternative treatments such as micro-needling. Men and women interested in dermabrasion 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 Dr. Brent Koch or Dr. Cody Koch. Your doctor 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.