Medical spa services offer youthful treatments

Beauty comes from within.

But sometimes Mother Nature and genetics could use a little help.

Thankfully, there are a number of options in terms of skin care to help put the bloom back on the rose, as it were. While face-lifts are still popular there are a growing number of minimally invasive or noninvasive options that are much less drastic than committing to surgery for a face-lift.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the procedures that are available in the Iowa Great Lakes that will help you put your best face forward.

Chemical Peels

What is it?

Chemical peels are a technique where a solution is applied to the skin as a kind of exfoliant and the skin eventually peels. How often you get chemical peels depends on the type of chemical peel and the desired results.


This type of treatment can help with wrinkles, skin discoloration and scars.

Who offers chemical peels?

Okoboji Skin Care, Okoboji


What is it?

Dermaplaning is safely performed using a specialized surgical instrument and disposable blades designed specifically for dermaplaning. Once the skin is properly prepped, the technician holds the skin taut and gently scrapes the skin with the blade held at a 45-degree angle. This removes both the vellums hair and the top layer of dead skin cells. Procedures can be performed frequently.


Removes dead skin cells and soft facial hair that traps oils, diminishes the look of fine lines, reduces appearances of scars and minimizes pores.

Who offers dermaplaning?

Okoboji Skin Care, Okoboji


What is it?

There are a number of different types of soft tissue fillers that are injected various depths to fill in facial wrinkles and add volume to the face.


Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and gives a smoother appearance. Over time, fillers are absorbed back into the body so the procedure needs to be repeated approximately every six months.

Who offers fillers?

re*be Skin and Vein Clinic, Okoboji

IPL or Intense Pulsed Light

What is it?

This is a light therapy that uses many different wavelengths of light that will penetrate down into the second layer of skin without damaging the first layer. Quick flashes of light are used in the procedure.


IPL can help reduce age spots, sun damage and other discoloration as well as removing hair and helping reduce appearance the of wrinkles.

Who offers?

Be Radiant Laser Skin Studio, Spirit Lake & re*be Skin and Vein Clinic, Okoboji

Medical Microneedling

What is it?

This procedure fits its name. The process uses a collection of small needles all bunched together in a penlike or roller instrument. The small needles prick the skin to help form new collagen and skin tissue. It will likely require more than one session to achieve the full benefits.


Microneedling can help with scars, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and large pores.

Who offers medical microneedling?

Be Radiant Laser Skin Studio, Spirit Lake