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What Is the Best Age To Start BOTOX®?

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It’s certainly no secret that the emergence of social media and Zoom calls while working from home has focused more attention than ever on our faces. Filters can help hide blemishes and lines, but many younger women and men are now turning to cosmetic treatments such as BOTOX injections to get ahead of wrinkles around…

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Should You Get a Facelift? Take Our Quiz!

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Facial rejuvenation without surgery is more popular—and more effective—than ever, with specialized fillers, BOTOX®, and a varied menu of laser skin treatments all capable of shaving years off your appearance. At some point, however, aging progresses enough that you will need a facelift to get the results you desire. Knowing when that time comes can…

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Procedures for a Well-Defined Jawline

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Having a sculpted, angular jawline is a popular goal these days. There are several ways to achieve this defined jawline, such as with the strategic use of dermal fillers and BOTOX® injections, at our Des Moines, IA, practice. Both women and men are coming to our practice saying they want to enhance the definition of their…

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Total Facial Rejuvenation: More Than a Facelift

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Many of the people we talk to about facelifts at our Des Moines, IA, plastic surgery practice say they spent time reviewing our patients' before-and-after photos before scheduling a consultation. Many of those patients appear at least 10 years younger than their "before" photos, and the dramatic improvement is something we're quite proud of. It's…

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Do Facelift Alternatives Work?

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We offer plenty of nonsurgical alternatives to facelift surgery at our Des Moines practice for patients who aren't ready for a facelift or who want to avoid more invasive procedures. These skin tightening treatments are excellent solutions for women and men whose skin retains much of its elasticity but is beginning to sag. Our team…

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CoolSculpting® Elite vs. Other Fat Reduction Treatments

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Ever since CoolSculpting arrived as the first effective, non-invasive fat reduction treatment, non-surgical body sculpting has become one of the most dynamic segments of the cosmetic field. People looking to "freeze fat away" at our Des Moines practice often ask about CoolSculpting alternatives and whether they're as effective. We actively research new treatments to ensure…

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5 Ways to Look Fresher & Younger on Zoom

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With so many people working from home and connecting virtually with family and friends through video platforms such as Zoom, we’re seeing ourselves in a new light. And, it seems, many women and men are less than thrilled with what they see. Our West Des Moines facial plastic surgery practice helps patients who want to…

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CoolSculpting® Elite for When Stubborn Fat Won’t Budge

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You’ve likely heard about CoolSculpting® and perhaps have read previous posts on our blog, but did you know Koch Facial Plastic Surgery & Spa is the first (and only) office in Iowa to offer CoolSculpting® Elite? The future of noninvasive fat reduction has arrived and now you can eliminate stubborn fat with the most advanced…

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The Importance of Massage After CoolSculpting®

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It's safe to say that few people think about their lymphatic systems. For CoolSculpting patients at our Des Moines practice, though, it's an essential part of one of the most commonly asked questions: What happens to the fat after CoolSculpting? Spoiler alert: The answer is that the body naturally removes dead fat cells through the…

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