Discover Des Moines’ Most Popular Aesthetic Treatments

What treatments are the women (and men!) of Des Moines frequenting? It’s a question we get often and today we’re answering it and giving a little more insight into our most popular aesthetic treatments at Skin Iowa, PC and what kind of results you can expect.

1. BOTOX® Cosmetic – BOTOX is the most recognizable (and well-loved) neurotoxin in the world of aesthetics and if you’ve ever received treatment you likely know why. BOTOX utilizes botulinum toxin to block certain signals from the nerves that tell your muscles to contract, so instead it relaxes the muscles and loosens the muscles hold on wrinkles leaving you with smoother, firmer skin. While we love BOTOX for targeting one of our biggest concerns as we age, did you know that we can also use it for other aesthetic goals? One of our favorite tricks is using BOTOX in conjunction with lip filler. While lip filler is unrivaled when it comes to adding volume to your pout, it doesn’t always address the need for lifting of the upper lip, and that’s where our friend BOTOX comes into play! BOTOX is wonderful for performing “lip flips” where it relaxes upper lip muscles to allow them to naturally lift upwards. Just another reason why we (and our patients) love this multipurpose neurotoxin!

2. HydraFacial® – You can use all the medical grade skincare you can get your hands on (and we love it just as much as the next person) but if you’re starting with a congested, dull base they likely aren’t going to be nearly as effective as you’d hope. That’s why getting into a routine of HydraFacials is a must! HydraFacials help to gently exfoliate the skin while removing dead skin cells, excess sebum, blackheads, dirt, oil, and impurities while also increasing circulation. After, they help to hydrate and plump the skin via nourishing serums so your face feels clean and new again and is ready to reap the rewards of all of that decadent medical grade skincare you’ve treated it to.

3. Plasma Pen™ – If you’ve seen photos floating around of before and afters with those tiny little dots on the skin’s problem areas, that’s the Plasma Pen, hard at work! The Plasma Pen transfers heat sub-dermally where it makes contact with the skin and then causes collagen and elastin fibers to shrink, thus it’s magical skin tightening effect! The Plasma Pen works on accordion lines, acne scars, crow’s feet, forehead lines, jowl/jawline tightening, marionette lines, nasolabial folds/smile lines, necklines, smoker’s lines, stretchmarks and the upper and lower eyelids and the tightening effect it has it second to none. It’s a great alternative for those who want to stimulate collagen in the body without cosmetic surgery and a treatment that even our injectors themselves frequent!

4. Halo™ – For all of us who’ve spend more than our fair share of time in the sun, Halo is here to help! Halo uses the power of ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to target sun damage and signs of natural aging including fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, texture issues and sunspots. This hybrid fractional laser is able to treat both the superficial and the deep layers of the skin, to help stimulate your body’s collagen and elastin production while removing the dull outer layers of the skin and restoring your youthful glow. Long story short, if you didn’t spend your youthful days slathered in zinc oxide, Halo is for you!

We hope this has helped give a little background on some of our most loved treatments at Skin Iowa, PC. . . but we always encourage you to come in for a free consultation first to see what our skin professionals would recommend for your concerns. You can reach us at (515) 223-0119, we can’t wait to hear from you!