Anti-Aging Des Moines
Photos courtesy of Patrick Bitter, Jr., MD, FAAD
When it comes to Anti-aging, we all want to know how we can either look younger or stop the signs of aging. At Coachlight Clinic & Spa, anti-aging is our specialty. When you come to see our skin care professionals for a complimentary consultation, we will listen to your concerns and work with you to create the best skincare regimen based on your unique needs.
During this complimentary consultation, we will complete a VISIA Skin Analysis which will compare you to a database of millions of people your age. It will also analyze your skin so you can see the areas of your skin that may need the most attention. Each of our aestheticians have over 12 years experience and realize not everyone is interested in surgery. We also realize everyone has their own downtime requirements because of busy schedules. We take all of this into consideration when planning your successful route to healthy, younger looking skin and put our passion in skin care to help keep you looking forever young!
How do I know which products and services are best for me?
The nice thing about the services we offer is that it is all about you, your schedule, and your pocket book! We can offer such a wide range of services and products to fit our customers needs. After completing a skin care consultation with our skin care professionals, we will be able to create a plan that is just right for YOU.
What are laser treatment options for Anti-aging?
Our most popular laser treatment for anti-aging is the Forever Young BBL treatment. It has been clinically proven that having 3 to 5 treatments (depending on age) per year of Forever Young BBL will reverse the aging process. The inventor of this technology, Dr. Bitter, did a study to determine that patients treated with Forever Young BBL once a year for nine years appeared not to have aged over that nine years and looked ten years younger than their actual age. Read more about Dr. Bitter’s study. Our aestheticians have been personally trained by Dr. Bitter himself, making them the utmost experts in this fantastic procedure.
Forever Young BBL at Des Moines Plastic Surgery™ & Coachlight Clinic & Spa is by far the most effective treatment for correcting and reversing the signs of aging and sun damage with minimal downtime. It can help treat age and sun spots, freckles, vascular lesions, small blood vessels on the face including spider veins and rosacea. Patients will see an improvement in skin texture, tone and acne. Most areas of the body can be treated including the face, neck and chest. The hands, arms, legs, shoulders and legs can also be treated.
As we age, the effects of sun damage and age cause the skin to wrinkle, develop sun spots, and lose texture and tone. The Sciton laser treatment is an exceptional laser to correct and reverse these skin issues leaving you with a more youthful, healthier look to your skin. The laser will stimulate new collagen formation resulting in a tightening effect to the skin over several months. Treatments can range from shallow, superficial Microlaser Peels to deep resurfacing treatments depending on the degree of aging, skin damage and your available downtime.
The Sciton Laser can also perform Profractional Treatments. This treatment specifically treats target areas where you may need spot treatments that need collagen growth, smooth fine lines, and improved skin tone and texture.
If you have deep wrinkles, deep brown spots and damaged skin from years of sun exposure, a Deep Laser Resurfacing treatment may be for you. This treatment can be customized for the amount of downtime you are looking for as it does go deeper into the skin and will cause several days of rednesss and/or swelling. Dr. Robbins can treat the entire face or target areas such as the mouth and eyes to soften deep wrinkles, scars, and pigmentation.
What if I have concerns with sagging skin?
Des Moines Plastic Surgery™ and Coachlight Clinic & Spa is the first in the area to offer Exilis. This amazing and effective nonsurgical skin tightening treatment is one of the most popular nonsurgical procedures performed across the country and is now available in Des Moines at Des Moines Plastic Surgery™. Exilis delivers safe radio frequency energy to heat the underlying targeted tissue and helps in the formation of new collagen and tightens the skin. This type of energy has been used for years to tighten skin but Exilis has just perfected the process to develop a truly exceptional process with no pain and no downtime. Exilis can be performed on the entire face and neck. Other parts of the body that are often treated by Exilis are the chest, stomach and knees. Exilis is not a fat reduction technology. It provides a tightening effect that can help people with issues with skin laxity. It is a very subtle and gradual change over a series of 6 treatments spaced 7 to 10 days apart.
What can you do for wrinkles around the face?
If you’re looking for a faster way to reduce some of those pesky lines around the eyes or mouth then meeting with one of our Nurse Injectors may be the best route for you. Our Nurse Injectors have over 30 years combined experience and can help you decide which one of the injectables we have would be the best for your areas of concern.
If your concern is frown lines, forehead lines or crow’s feet, Botox® Cosmetic can help. Botox® Cosmetic blocks the chemical signal from the nerve to the muscle that causes wrinkles. This decreases the contraction of the muscle, which causes the overlying fine line or wrinkle to smooth out, giving your skin a smoother, more refreshed appearance.
If you would like to restore facial contours or reduce the appearance of laugh lines and creases, Juvéderm® is the answer. This cosmetic filler helps to plump thin lips, enhance shallow contours, soften facial creases and wrinkles and help improve the appearance of recessed scars.
Did you know as you age, you lose volume in your face? JUVÉDERM® Voluma™ XC, the first and only FDA-approved injectable gel filler for a more youthful profile. Patients who have used JUVÉDERM® Voluma™ perceived themselves to look 5 years younger 6 months after treatment and 3 years younger 24 months after treatment.
We also offer Radiesse, which can also help increase volume to smooth out wrinkles and lines. Restylane Lyft is perfect for the folds around your mouth to help smooth out those deeper laugh lines and wrinkles.
How can you help me with Anti-Aging at home?
We offer complimentary skin care consults with our Licensed Aestheticians. It will be an educational experience and you will leave our office feeling confident you have chosen the right place to “become forever young”. We offer medical grade skin care, which are the best products to continue your care at home. Our wide variety of skin care products allow you to focus on your goal towards a healthy complexion. Products that help with aging, dry skin, wrinkles, acne, brown spots and even make-up specifically formulated for looking your best!