Frequently Asked Questions2023-01-09T12:39:01-05:00

Frequently Asked Questions

Interested in one of our treatments but have questions? We have compiled a list of our patient’s most frequently asked questions to help you be prepared and informed.

Do treatment packages expire?2023-01-18T13:41:31-05:00

Yes, the treatment packages expire two years after purchase.

What is the price per unit of Botox?2023-01-09T12:54:24-05:00

Botox is $12 per unit. Your provider will determine the amount of units to be used to ensure optimal results.

Why do you recommend that I stay out of the sun before my laser treatment?2023-01-09T13:23:14-05:00

We strongly recommend that our patients not have any sun exposed skin prior to any laser treatment. (This includes bronzers, self-tanners, spray tans, and makeup). Sun exposure leaves your skin more sensitive to heat, which can lead to hyperpigmentation and blistering. Patients must also avoid the sun for two weeks post treatment. We want you to get the best outcomes from your laser treatments, so adhering to these recommendations is important.

I have a tattoo that I no longer want to keep. Do you have any treatment options for this?2023-01-09T15:21:45-05:00

We have the Enlighten laser that has been proven as a safe and effective way to remove unwanted tattoos. You may require several treatments to achieve optimal results.

Be mindful that certain inks are more difficult to remove than others. There are many factors that contribute to the success of this procedure including your skin type, the ink color used, the amount of ink used, the location of the tattoo on your body as well as any pre-existing scarring in the tattoo area.

Our estheticians are highly trained and are able to answer all your questions clearly and thoroughly, so call today!

I have some significant acne on my face and body. Can one of your estheticians treat me?2023-01-09T15:41:55-05:00

If you have significant acne that has not been evaluated by a medical professional, we recommend that you schedule an appointment with one of our medical providers.

Once you have made some progress through the medical treatment plan they create for you, the Skin Revitalizing Center can help you achieve maximum benefit with a proven regiment of skincare treatments and products.

Do you have any treatment options for spider veins?2022-07-14T10:21:07-04:00

Yes!  We have some great laser treatment options for the treatment of spider veins!  The number of treatments needed varies from one patient to another.  It is recommended that you schedule an appointment for a consultation with one of our estheticians for more information on the treatment of veins and angiomas.

For veins in the legs, we offer sclerotherapy.  This treatment is highly successful in reducing spider veins on your lower and upper legs.  Call and schedule a consultation today!

Should I expect any downtime with injectable treatments?2022-07-14T10:22:20-04:00

Yes.  Bruising and swelling are common side effects of any injectable treatment.  You may use makeup to conceal the bruising on the second day if you would like. 

Apply ice to reduce the swelling and avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours post treatment.  Your provider will go over a list of post care instructions during your consultation.

What types of injectable treatments do you offer?2022-07-14T10:23:02-04:00

We offer a variety of injectable options to fit your needs.  Injectables are used to treat the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  They also are used to fill lips, cheeks, and nasolabial folds.  These treatments are customized to give you a natural and more youthful look.

I have several sun spots on my face and neck. Do you have recommendations for products or services that can help with this?2022-07-14T10:25:30-04:00

Yes, we do!  We have the following options for reducing and treating sun spots on the face and body.

  • Prescription grade products such as hydroquinone and retinol.  Both are skin-lightening products that can minimize the appearance of sunspots and melasma for patients of all skin types.  They come in various strengths, so make sure you ask our team of experts on what they would recommend for you.
  • Chemical peels: a chemical solution is applied to your skin.  These peels come in various potencies (your esthetician will recommend the right potency for your skin type).  Once removed, damaged skin cells are also removed, revealing healthy radiant skin.
  • Laser treatments: depending on the color and size of the pigmented skin you are looking to treat, our laser trained estheticians will recommend a treatment plan for you.  These plans are typically consisted of five treatments.
I am interested in Laser Hair Reduction. How do I know if I am a good candidate?2022-07-14T10:26:24-04:00

Laser Hair Reduction is one of the most common cosmetic procedures due to the fact that it permanently reduces unwanted hair on the face and body.  The ideal candidates for this procedure are those with light skin and dark hair.  Blonde, white, gray and fine hair will not respond to laser hair reduction.

The eye area must be avoided. Pregnant and nursing women are advised to wait to have this procedure out of an abundance of caution.

If you have questions on whether you are a good candidate for laser hair reduction, please call our office and schedule a consultation.

What is the late policy?2022-07-20T17:51:17-04:00

Our policy is to request that you are on time for your appointments.  If you are more than 10 minutes late, you may be asked to reschedule.  This policy is in place to ensure that your provider is able to give each patient they attention and service that they deserve, while allowing time for proper sanitation and preparation between appointments.  Thank you for helping us stay on time!

Do I need to wear sunscreen in the winter?2022-07-14T10:28:54-04:00

Yes, it is important to wear sunscreen even in the winter. UVA rays are present at the same strength all year long. Wearing sunscreen is a great way to protect yourself from the rays that can cause skin cancer and wrinkles. Shop our sunscreens online or in person today!

Our Convenient Locations

Serving Greater Grand Rapids, MI & West Michigan Lakeshore Areas

Grandville Clinic

3434 Rivertown Point SW
Grandville, MI 49418

Holland Clinic

3290 N. Wellness Drive Bldg D,
Suite 240, Holland, MI 49424

Grand Rapids Clinic

750 East Beltline Ave. NE, Suite #301
Grand Rapids, MI 49418

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