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June 2013 Specials

May 31, 2013

Offering Allergan Natrelle® Style 410 Gels

March 20, 2013

We are now offering Allergan Natrelle® Style 410 Cohesive Gels in our office! The anatomic (teardrop) implants mirror more of a natural breast shape but still achieve a natural look and feel of a gel implant.  If you are considering Breast Augmentation then schedule an appointment with us to see if you are a candidate...  read more


Summer Newsletter

August 30, 2012

IPS Newsletter Summer 2012   News of Note   Dr. Van Raalte won 3 gold medals in swimming in the Iowa games in his age group   Dr. Van Raalte also volunteered a week for the Health and Safety Committee for the local Boy Scout Council by attending a seminar in New Mexico.    ...  read more


June 2012 Newsletter

June 4, 2012

We are pleased to announce Dr. Benjamin Van Raalte was elected the President of the Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons at the annual  meeting in Chicago, Illinois on April 22, 2012.  His term will last through the next annual meeting April 27-28, 2013. The Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons (MAPS) has been in existence 51...  read more


January 2012 Newsletter

January 19, 2012

Six Skincare Resolutions for the New Year! With the holidays behind us it's time to gear up for the New Year - the one time of year when we put pen to paper to outline all our resolutions.  While losing weight and saving money may top your list this year, don't forget about your skin. ...  read more


IPS October 2011 Newsletter

October 4, 2011

Thermage® CPT System  The new Thermage® CPT System represents a leap forward in skin tightening and contouring technology.  Superior results and greater patient comfort are at the core of the new system, which leverages our proprietary Comfort Pulse Technology™ and a vibrating handpiece for more comfortable treatments.  Improvements: Improved efficacy due to more uniform heating...  read more


July 2011 Newsletter

July 5, 2011

July is Acne Awareness Month, so there's no better time to take a closer look at adult acne. Women and men suffering in their 20's, 30's, 40's and even 50's also suffer from acne breakouts. The acne cycle is caused by hormones that prompt the oil glands to secrete oil; the pores get clogged with...  read more


May 2011 Newsletter

May 17, 2011

Types of Anesthesia in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery Anesthesia, which is used to block painful sensation during surgery, is a major area of concern for many prospective patients.  Before insisting upon one particular anesthesia over another, it's important for patients to have an understanding of what is normally administered. Occasionally factors from your medical and...  read more


April 2011 Newsletter

April 14, 2011

A Closer Look at Juvederm™ Dermal Filler, Injectable Filler, or Facial Filler Juvederm™ is a non-surgical, injected treatment used commonly for age lines and volume.  We all want to grow older gracefully.  While some people embrace the natural aging process, others would like their wrinkles to disappear.  The problem is as we age wrinkles and...  read more


March 2011 Newsletter

March 14, 2011

Hyperpigmentation... Age Spots, Liver Spots, Brown Spots Are you concerned about uneven dark patches on your skin? Darker spots on your complexion can be any of a number of skin lesions.  They can be superficial or deep.  They can be lightened by creams, lightened by lasers, or require removal.  They can be removed by either lightly...  read more