Skin Care Specialist Des Moines

Des Moines Medical Skin Care Specialist

Susan is a nurse practitioner with more than thirty years of experience in the medical specialties of plastic surgery, dermatology and endocrinology.

Though we do not provide aesthetic surgical procedures, we are knowledgeable and delighted to refer you to those who do.


Acne, Moles and Rosacea are common for people of all ages. If you suffer from acne, rosacea, scarring or skin darkening there are many treatment therapies which may include prescription medications, customized daily skin care, peels, therapeutic light and laser treatment. Insurance will be filed if applicable.

Allow 30 minutes for your private consultation. Your makeup will be removed prior to your consultation.


Years of sun exposure, stress, smoking and extreme weight loss can cause deep facial lines, significant loss in volume and excess skin laxity. There are many less invasive options available today, as well as surgical procedures.

On your FIRST VISIT as a part of your consultation, your skin will be cleaned, analyzed with our VISIA complexion imaging system to help us determine the best options for you. Photos will be obtained so please allow 30-45 minutes for this initial skin analysis and consultation.


VISIA esthetician patient consult

VISIA logo gold in black oval RGBVISIA™ Complexion Analysis – A VISIA® complexion analysis is used to provide the most comprehensive and precise skin complexion analysis to evaluate your skin concerns (spots, wrinkles, pores, sun damage, redness and bacteria). The system provides quantitative values for each of these features that could previously only be evaluated subjectively. In addition, it compares your skin to others of the same age, sex and ethnicity.

After your computerized skin analysis is completed, you will be provided with treatment options that may include products, prescriptions, treatments or laser services that address your concerns and expectations. If you choose, your treatments may be initiated on the same day, immediately following your complimentary consultation.

Schedule a complimentary skin consultation today! 

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