Maintaining and boosting clients’ beauty are the top priorities at Heartland Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The highly trained staff, overseen by Dr. Eugene Cherny, accomplishes its objectives with anti-aging, body-contouring, and facial-rejuvenation services that range from less invasive Botox treatments to surgical tummy tucks and face-lifts. They also unleash spray tans with custom levels of darkness, from a sun-kissed look to the exact coloring of a penny.
As a member of the national Allergan Black Diamond Partnership Program, Des Moines Plastic Surgery is recognized for demonstrating excellence in cosmetic procedures. Dr. David Robbins carries a double board certification—by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He specializes exclusively in cosmetic surgical procedures for the face, breasts, and body, performing them in a fully accredited onsite operating room. His welcoming and homelike facility is equipped with advanced laser systems for hair or tattoo removal and a noninvasive Zeltiq CoolSculpting device that freezes targeted fat cells and instantly chills cans of cola. At The Healthy Skin Center, Dr. Robbins and his medical team also offer a variety of aesthetic treatments, including dermal fillers, microdermabrasion, and permanent makeup.
Even down to its decor, Sacred Stone Massage and Bodywork exudes comfort. The space’s airy feel and soothing color palette take guests in with slate-gray walls, soft lighting, and plush blankets and pillows that adorn the furniture. The spa’s licensed massage therapists embrace and complement the mellow ambiance with a host of massage services. They stretch and soothe aching muscles during relaxing Swedish and deep-tissue sessions and give expectant mothers a break from the tension that comes with carrying an infant and constantly fighting off flocks of storks with prenatal treatments. Hot stones and paraffin wax augment some sessions, whereas others include peppermint- and lavender-infused scrubs.
After getting their undergraduate degrees at the University of Iowa and attending dental school, Dr. Brad Erickson and Jacob Krehbiel formed Erickson Krehbiel Dental Group. Here they perform everything from dental implants to whitening while patients watch TV in the treatment rooms. The dental group is recognized as an Invisalign Premier Preferred Provider, which means the doctors have extensive Invisalign experience.
At locations across the country, the technicians of Lipo Laser Centers of America rely on advanced technology to produce the beautyifying results of surgery, only without the scalpels. Using a combination of suction, laser energy, and cooling techniques, their FDA-approved Cynosure TriActive machines can eliminate cellulite on the thighs and buttocks, while also massaging and soothing muscles. When paired with 15- to 20-minute vibration plate sessions, their low-level lipo-laser devices can help bodies shed fat and inches. In fact, after only two lipo-laser sessions, patients may observe up to two-inch reductions from their waistlines and a newfound ability to squeeze themselves through skeleton keyholes.
Dr. Erin McLaughlin-Harkin learned the importance of dental care at an early age, so it's fitting that she has opened a practice so close to where she was raised. The native Iowan has practiced dentistry in the Des Moines metropolitan area since she graduated from dental school, and her years of experience translates to pristine rows of pearly whites for her clients. Aside from general checkups and preventive services, Dr. McLaughlin-Harkin specializes in cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening and veneers. She can also outfit mouths with a custom night guard that protects against grinding and hard-up tooth fairies.
The physicians, medical aestheticians, and laser specialists at Medwest Health and Aesthetics craft customized treatment plans that aim to beautify bodies both inside and out. Their minimally invasive lasers can slough off unwanted hair or tighten skin, and the staff equips patients with selections from a professional skincare line that can create smooth, youthful surfaces better than a baby with a cement mixer. For more detailed makeovers, plastic surgeons touch up physiques with treatments such as face-lifts and liposuction. Additionally, Medwest's weight-loss spa helps guide visitors toward lifelong wellness through a blend of physical activity, behavioral modification, and nutritional education that teaches how to plan balanced diets and karate-chop boxes of cookies.