Innovative & In-Depth Services
The Skin Revitalizing Center at West Michigan Dermatology is thrilled to offer you an exciting variety of services for all your skin care needs. Whether you are looking to rejuvenate your complexion or need to treat a specific skin condition, our board-certified physicians are competent and professional. You can trust and rely on us to take excellent and exceptional care of your skin with the personalized care that you deserve. Respected. Confidential. Comprehensive.
We provide a pristine skin treatment center and medical space facility with the most innovative and in-depth cosmetic services, physician guided for your unique and personal needs. Our staff is competent and professional, specializing in skin rejuvenation, safe and effective laser treatments and medical treatment of the skin. We work together to provide the most effective treatment available with a customized approach specifically for you.
miraDry is a safe, clinically proven, FDA-cleared solution for significantly reducing underarm sweat. It’s an outpatient procedure performed in our office, and it doesn’t involve any surgical incisions or cuts. miraDry works by delivering precisely controlled electromagnetic energy to the underarm area, eliminating the underarm sweat glands. Two procedures are typically recommended, 3 months apart, to maximize the quality and duration of results. Each appointment generally lasts about an hour.
The Skin Revitalizing Center uses the Cutera laser system. CUTERA devices address a wide range of Face + Body medical aesthetic applications. Laser treatments utilize a high-energy light source to target a specific type of tissue. The light is absorbed and converted into heat, inactivating or destroying the targeted cells without having a significant impact on surrounding cells. Laser treatments can help patients achieve optimal results for a variety of cosmetic needs from hair removal and skin rejuvenation to the treatment of acne and spider veins.
Laser Treatments Offered:
We now offer tattoo removal using the Enlighten™ laser system. Enlighten™ is the most advanced laser system for the effective and safe removal of tattoos and benign pigmented lesions. De-inking has progressed from a so-so, time-consuming process to a much faster, safe and effective method. Finally, that unforgettable tattoo can become forgotten with the most advanced laser tattoo removal technology available on the market— Enlighten™.
Enlighten™ features extremely short and high power picosecond laser pulses which efficiently and quickly break down the ink particles in tattoos. Picosecond laser pulses have been shown to remove tattoos more completely and in fewer treatment sessions than traditional lasers.
The latest aesthetic treatment to improve the appearance of sun spots and age spots. This treatment is ideal for the face, hands as well as other areas of the body with noticeable signs of sun damage and excess pigment.
PICO Genesis laser procedure takes an entirely new approach to the treatment of pigmentation issues and skin revitalization. This method combines the benefits of two highly effective wavelengths in ultra-short pulses to shatter unwanted pigment and remodel the upper layer of the skin to return balance, clearance and radiance to your skin.
Originally developed for tattoo removal, picosecond lasers are now being used for a variety of conditions, including skin toning, reducing hyperpigmentation, and building collagen. With virtually no downtime.
The Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) procedure is a pulsed light system that is exceptionally effective for treating skin redness (known as rosacea), brown spots, and sun damage at a very comfortable energy level. Almost any part of the body with uneven skin tone, diffuse redness, or sun and age spots can be safely treated.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair Removal is a permanent, safe, and effective procedure for hair removal. Recent advances in laser hair removal technology now make it possible to permanently reduce unwanted body hair, quickly and efficiently, with proven long-term results. Laser hair removal can be used on arms, legs, face, underarm, bikini area, and other areas.
Coolglide Vein Therapy
The Coolglide® Vein Therapy treats a broad range of vessels from tiny spider veins to deep blue reticular veins quickly, safely and effectively. The Coolglide® system delivers pulses of light energy which cause the blood within the vein to coagulate. Coagulation eventually destroys the vessel which is later reabsorbed by your body. Veins in all areas of the body can be treated. Blood blisters and angiomas respond very well with just one treatment.
The Laser Genesis procedure utilizes non-invasive laser technology to safely, discreetly and effectively treat fine lines and wrinkles, large pores, uneven skin texture, and diffuse redness and scars. Patients report excellent results over their entire face and neck.
By gently heating the upper dermis well below your skin’s surface, Laser Genesis stimulates collagen regrowth. Additional heat is generated in dilated capillaries to reduce redness.
Facial fillers and injectables are a proven method typically used in the correction of lines and wrinkles, restoring volume and fullness to the skin. Depending on your specific issue or desired outcome, we can use one or a combination of the following to develop a customized treatment for you.
Collagen Fillers Offered:
JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is the only filler proven to last up to 2 years. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is designed to add volume beneath the skin’s surface to lift and contour the cheek area, because wrinkles and lines aren’t the only signs of aging. Over time, the cheeks flatten, and the skin may begin to sag. This is caused by a natural loss of volume in the cheek area, or what the experts call age-related midface volume loss.
JUVÉDERM® XC smooths moderate to severe lines and wrinkles around your mouth and nose known as “parantheses lines and wrinkles.” Over time, your skin loses elasticity and moisture, which contributes to moderate to severe parentheses lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. While serums and creams can help moisturize the skin’s surface, JUVÉDERM® XC adds volume to smooth these lines and folds, to help give you the natural-looking, long-lasting results you want.
JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC is used to plump and fill lips. Whether you’ve noticed your lips thinning over time, or simply want fuller lips, JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC can give you natural-looking results that last – up to a year.
JUVÉDERM VOLBELLA® XC adds subtle volume to lips and smooths the appearance of vertical lip lines.
JUVÉDERM VOLLURE™ XC softens lines and wrinkles and and adds volume to lines around your nose and mouth for up to 18 months.
BOTOX® COSMETIC is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults. BOTOX® Cosmetic targets one of the underlying causes of frown lines and crow’s feet—the repeated muscle contractions from frowning and squinting over the years. Your specialist will inject these muscles with BOTOX® Cosmetic to temporarily reduce muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of your crow’s feet lines and frown lines between your brows.
SCLEROTHERAPY is a simple procedure in which highly concentrated saline solution is injected into each spider vein causing them to collapse and fade from view. Usually two anesthesia-free sessions are required with veins appearing lighter after each session.
SkinPen is a microneedling skin treatment designed to stimulate your skin’s natural ability to repair itself. It is the safest, most effective vertical microneedling device available.
As the safest, most effective vertical microneedling device on the micro skin treatment market, SkinPen has many advantages:
- Minimally invasive and quick
- Performed in office with little or no downtime
- Superior safety profile
- Can be used on all skin types
- Treats fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and many other skin texture conditions
- Can be used on all parts of the body including face, neck, décolletage, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back. This versatility makes SkinPen especially helpful when addressing acne scars on the back.
Cutting Edge, Anti-Aging Treatments
SkinPen state-of-the-art, anti-aging treatment technology is designed to stimulate your skin’s natural ability to repair itself. SkinPen delivers hundreds of micro-injuries to initiate the body’s wound healing process. The body begins to break down damaged tissue and produce healthy new cells. These cells repair and remodel the injured tissue, producing organized, healthy dermal tissue such as collagen and elastin – producing excellent skin rejuvenation results with little or no downtime.
Advanced Vertical Microneedling Technology: The SkinPen Difference
As the safest, most effective, vertical microneedling device on the anti-aging treatment market, SkinPen is different from traditional microneedling dermarollers that can bend, break or even rust, resulting in possible infection or scarring with reuse.
SkinPen uses adjustable length, disposable straight needles to penetrate at a 90-degree angle. This adjustability allows for differences in skin thickness and skin types. The vertical technology allows for extra precision and enables the device to be used anywhere on the body, even close to the eyes.
The SkinPen Advantage:
- Minimally invasive
- Non-ablative with no thermal energy required
- Performed in office with little or no downtime
- Superior safety profile and works on all skin types
- Treats fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks and many other skin texture conditions
- Can be used on all parts of the body including face, neck, décolletage, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back. This versatility makes SkinPen especially helpful when addressing acne scars on the back and stretch marks on the body.
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive, skin resurfacing procedure that gently exfoliates the skin with natural diamond chips while at the same time vacuuming away dead skin cells. Microdermabrasion stimulates collagen growth, leaving behind skin that is renewed, refreshed and youthful. Microdermabrasions are recommended once a month because your skin rejuvenates and this helps get rid of dead skin cells.
Microdermabrasions offer these benefits:
- Increases absorption and effectiveness of moisturizers, creams and lotions
- Exfoliates dead skin cells
- Gets rid of blackheads
- Softens fine lines and wrinkles
- Helps with oily skin, acne scarring and acne breakouts
- Gives your skin a healthy glow
The Diamond Glow (formerly Silk Peel Dermalinfusion)
The Diamond Glow, formally known as the Silk Peel Dermalinfusion, is a patented, non-invasive 3-in-1 treatment that simultaneously exfoliates, extracts and infuses the skin with condition specific serums for an all-inclusive treatment. This treatment can help to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, acne prone skin, and hyperpigmentation with no discomfort or downtime, leaving the skin with a healthy natural glow.
Diamond Glow is now a part of Brilliant Distinctions®, a free program which lets you earn points that can be used towards certain products or procedures for discounts.
Dermaplaning is a safe and highly effective physical exfoliation procedure aiding in better product penetration. It requires the use of a sterile, surgical scalpel to gently “shave” the skin’s surface, removing the top-most layer of dead skin along with fine, vellus hair leaving the skin smooth and vibrant. With regular treatments you will see a reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots and acne scars. Dermaplaning can be performed every 3 to 4 weeks.
Treatment is 60 minutes, and very relaxing. Skin will be cleansed and prepped, followed by an enzyme mask prior to dermal planning treatment, ending with a relaxing soothing mask.
Chemical Peels are a quick and convenient way to soften and enhance skin’s appearance, help your products work better because there are no dead cells impeding their penetration and increase collagen with little or no downtime. Chemical peels have been used for decades to revitalize and resurface skin. They involve applying a chemical solution to remove the damaged top layer of the skin.
There are different types of chemical peels, which fall into gentle/superficial, moderate, or aggressive/deep categories. We will examine your skin and discuss what you wish to accomplish. Based on the condition of your skin and the issues to be addressed, we will choose the correct chemical peel formula for you. If your skin is very sensitive or you have never had a chemical peel before, a gentle or superficial peel will probably be suggested. If you have significant hyperpigmentation or scars, a deeper peel may be the best option for maximum benefit.
You may require a regimen of a few peels over a period of 3-6 months in order to achieve the results you want.
Chemical Peel Treatments:
Perfect 10 Peel: features a unique 2-step process of a peel followed by Retrinal.
- Universal: Superficial
- Intermediate: Moderate
- Advanced: Aggressive
Glycolic Acid Peel: mild to moderate signs of aging, photodamage, fine lines and wrinkles.
Mandelic Acid: helps reduce redness, sensitive skin, mild pigment and mild acne that causes redness.
Salicylic Acid: helps to reduce symptoms of oily, blemish prone skin.
Relax, Refresh, Rejuvenate
Our therapeutic facials are designed to fit your skin care needs, whether your skin be dry, oily or somewhere in between. This is a superb way to relax, refresh, rejuvenate and be pampered.
We use a luxurious combination of products that will give your skin the treatment you deserve.
The benefits of facials are many. These include . . .
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduces dryness and dehydration
- Increase the appearance of skin firmness and texture
- Aids in clearing congested and clogged pores
- Improves stress reduction and relaxation
At the Skin Revitalizing Center, we understand that your skin care needs are as unique as you are. During your skin care consultation, we will discuss any concerns you may have, take a close look at your skin, and determine your skin type for a customized plan.
By the end of the consultation, we will provide recommendations for specific products and procedures that will address your concerns, produce results based on your skin typing and help you achieve a brighter, younger looking you. Let us help you reverse the effects of time.
The cost of your consultation can be applied to the purchase of any skin care products or services for up to 30 days.