West Des Moines Physician
9350 University Ave., Ste. 132
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266 US
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5 out of 5 stars Hair Loss Treatment

I have a positive experience! This doctor knows his stuff !

Went to see him for hair loss after being discouraged by two other dermatologists in the area. He recommended a scalp injection that would essentially grow my hair back and to my surprise it worked. He was friendly and sat down to take the time to get to know my concerns and to properly educate me. No other doctor in town took the time to do this so I was very pleased. The clinic was...

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  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Brigham Young University
    Medical: MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Internal Medicine, Vanderbilt University
    Residency: Dermatology, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

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Am I a good candidate for Accutane? (photos)

Acne is the most common skin disease and it can cause scars and be very painful. If you have been suffering from breakouts like this for more than 6... READ MORE

I want to treat scars as soon as possible but the doctor told me to wait for 2 weeks, is this correct?

This medication does cause the skin to thin and to become sensitive. It is important to allow your skin a little time to stabilize before applying new... READ MORE

Does skin damage from laser genesis heal overtime?

After reading your questions, I have some concerns if what you had done was actually Genesis. Some clinics may advertise the "Genesis" but may not... READ MORE

What treatment should I get for my acne scars after taking Accutane? (photos)

Greetings, Your skin looks great first of all! To remove the scars I would suggest a combination of micro-needling and Pearl laser treatments.... READ MORE

What to do for acne scars while on 6 months of isotretinoin?

Thank you for your question. There can be dryness associated with this medication. I would consult with your local dermatologist to inform his/her of... READ MORE

30 mgs of accutane for 2.5 months - Why isn't it working?

Accutane is a Vitamin A derivative and works by minimizing the oil glands and can correct acne permanently. The average cycle can be about 5 months.... READ MORE

Which treatment do I need for this acne scar? (Photo)

There area a variety of options you have for removing or improving facial scars. I would suggest the Pearl Laser Treatment combined with Genesis. The... READ MORE

Fair skinned female w/facial hair due to hormonal issues. Will laser hair removal work for me?

Laser Hair Removal works by targeting the many hair phases. Hormone issues can cause the body to reproduce new hair. Although the average patient sees... READ MORE

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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.