Achieving youthful skin through laser resurfacing

As we age, we start to see those signs appearing in our hair, our bones, our muscles, and most noticeably in our skin. To treat the issue of fine lines, sun spots, or scars that appear on faces over time, aging individuals may consider undergoing laser skin resurfacing, a type of non-invasive cosmetic surgery procedure that can bring back youthful skin.

The outpatient procedure is usually done by a cosmetic surgeon or a dermatologist; it uses micro beams of heat to treat the skin. Various issues such as fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, scars left by pimples, and melisma can be treated with laser resurfacing. The effects of laser resurfacing are often noticeable shortly after the procedure. Individuals considering this kind of skin treatment should expect some normal discomfort around the treated area, such as a stinging sensation or itching. Individuals are also advised to avoid going out into the sun without proper clothing or sunscreen for a period of time after receiving the treatment.

If you are troubled by aging skin, you can restore your youthful look through the services offered by our skilled team at Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery. To learn more about the benefits of laser resurfacing, call us today at (515) 222-1111.


What is blepharoplasty?

Aging individuals may realize one day that the skin around their eyelids has begun to wrinkle or droop as fat and excess skin develop around the eyes. One way to address cosmetic eyelid problems like these is to undergo a procedure called a blepharoplasty. The term blepharoplasty refers to a number of different surgeries that are meant to correct any cosmetic issues related to the eyelids. Below are the following eyelid problems that blepharoplasty can improve:

  • Excessive eye bags
  • Disfigured or deformed eyelids
  • Thin wrinkles
  • Sagging eyelids
  • Unwanted fat in the eyelids

Blepharoplasty may also address some vision problems by removing skin that impedes the line of sight. Individuals who have decided to undergo eyelid reconstruction should first consult with their ophthalmologist and plastic surgeon in order to get a better understanding of what will be involved in the procedure.

The blepharoplasty surgeons of Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery in Des Moines help people improve their looks through cosmetic surgery. Find out how we may restore the youthful look of your eyes today by calling (515) 222-1111.


Wax away unwanted hair

Across the country, men and women struggle to fight unsightly and unwanted hair growth. Between shaving and epilating and using harsh chemical compounds, the war against bodily hair wages on. Fortunately, more and more are coming to rely on the marvelous benefits of professional waxing services for semi- to permanent hair removal.

Waxing is usually done by applying warm wax on the area of the body where unwanted hair grows. Then a piece of cloth or paper will be pressed to the thin layer of wax and quickly pulled away in the direction of the hair growth. Waxing can be used to remove unwanted hair in a number of areas, including the eyebrows, upper lip, legs, feet, arms, pubic area, and back.

While there are at-home waxing kits available, a professional aesthetician will be able to provide a quality waxing service that will give you the best results. If you’re interested in learning more about the many benefits of waxing, or if you wish to book your appointment today, call the medical spa specialists at Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery at (515) 222-1111.


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