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UnityPoint Clinic Express (Fort Dodge)

2728 2nd Avenue South
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

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0 hr 23 min

Aesthetics Services Boost Patient's Confidence

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Amber Barkhaus, a Fort Dodge native, has been interested in aesthetic services since receiving acne treatments as a teenager. Married with three children, and a part-time job, Barkhaus manages a busy schedule, so she enjoys the convenience of UnityPoint Clinic Aesthetics being right in Fort Dodge.

Barkhaus has seen Sara Moeller, MPAS, PA-C, a provider at UnityPoint Clinic Aesthetics, for numerous services including microdermabrasion, chemical peels, micro needling and lip fillers. Additionally, Barkhaus gets Botox on her forehead and on the outer corner of the eyes (crow’s feet).

“My experience with Sara is great,” said Barkhaus. “I truly think of her as a friend and completely trust her judgement on such an important part of my body – my face.”

Botox injections are used to treat many conditions, but primarily reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Results can typically be seen seven days after the treatment and last up to four months for moderate to severe fine lines and wrinkles.

“I chose to start Botox when I was 35 because of the expression lines on my forehead,” explained Barkhaus. “It was one of those things I noticed in every picture I took. I had a friend mistake my regular lines on my forehead for a hat line. She thought I had just taken a hat off and that it had left an indentation on my forehead.”

Botox is convenient for Barkhaus because of the minimal recovery time. She can still attend her kids’ activities and work out, as long as it isn’t too strenuous. It’s also recommended for Botox patients to avoid wearing tight fitting hats or headbands for 24 hours, and that they don’t lay down for at least four hours after the treatment.

The results Barkhaus sees from Botox makes her feel more confident in herself, because it reduces the fine lines and left eye droop she has. She loves the way her skin looks after a treatment - new and refreshed.

“I would tell my friends and family that UnityPoint Clinic Aesthetics offers great, trustworthy services, including Botox. I have never had a bad experience and will always continue to return,” said Barkhaus.

To learn more about the services and treatments UnityPoint Clinic Aesthetics offers, visit www.unitypoint.org/fortdodge/aesthetics.aspx or call (515) 574-6851.