555 MidTowne Street NE Suite 301Grand Rapids, MI 49503616-248-8864

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Our Esthetician, Deb DePree

Deb has been practicing aesthetics for over 10 years. She graduated from the Booker Institute of Cosmetology in 2004. She is extensively trained and skilled in the performance of Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels, Dermapeels, Dermaplaning, Rejuvenating Peels®, Laser Hair Removal, Laser Scar Treatment, and Photofacials. She has been an active participant in the AAD Spot Skin Cancer program as well as in the Society of Dermatology SkinCare Specialists. She has extensive knowledge of our product lines and enjoys discussing cosmetic processes and products with patients. 

 

 

 

 

We are pleased to offer a variety of treatments that will help you look and feel your best. The following cosmetic services are currently available:

To best assess your skin's needs, we recommend a consultation with our esthetician Deb DePree prior to your first cosmetic treatment.  To find out more about Deb, click here.

We also offer a variety of laser treatments, including laser hair reduction and scar treatment. To find out more about our laser services, click here.

Sun protection before or after treatments is vital to their success. Prior to your treatment, make sure you clarify with our esthetician or medical assistant what products, if any, you should use or avoid.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are superficial skin peel treatments that help rejuvenate aging skin to give it a fresh healthy glow. We offer a variety of peels, including lactic, glycolic, and salicylic. These peels offer a range of potency; we use them to tailor our treatment to the needs of your unique skin.

Dermapeel

Dermapeel is an exfoliation treatment a step above a microdermabrasion or chemical peel. Dead skin cells are gently scraped from your face and then a peel is performed, followed by a CO2 ball. Dermapeels leave the skin feeling soft and smooth. These are great for skin rejuvenation and sun damage but are not recommended for acne-damaged skin. This treatment may cause mild redness but cosmetics may be applied immediately after receiving treatment. The peeling that occurs later is mild and gradual. 

Frown Line Injections

BOTOX® (onabotulinum toxin A) or XEOMIN® (incobotulinum toxin A)
Both are prescription medication that is injected into the facial muscles for temporary improvement in the   appearance of moderate to severe glabella (frown) lines in adult patients. Also used to treat symptoms of severe underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis), when topical treatments to do not work well. The prescription medication is injected into underarms to temporarily black the chemical signals from nerves that stimulate the sweat glands, which stops the patient from sweating. Improves: Glabella/frown lines, hyperhidrosis. Approximate time: 30 minutes, no downtime. Cost: varies, dependent upon how many units of medication are used. Click here for more information about Botox® or here for more about Xeomin®.

RADIESSE®
Calcium-based volumizing filler mixed with lidocaine (an anesthetic) to reduce injection discomfort. Once injected, it provides immediate volume and correction, and also continues to work by stimulating the body to produce its own natural collagen. Over time the gel is absorbed, leaving behind your own natural collagen. May be used on: nasolabial folds, cheeks, smile lines, marionette lines. Limitations: no downtime. Cost: varies, dependent upon how many units of filler are used. Click here for more information about Radiesse®.

JUVÉDERM®-XC

Hyaluronic acid replenishes loss of volume in face. Uses lidocaine (an anesthetic) to reduce discomfort. May be used on: nasolabial folds, cheeks, smile lines, marionette lines. Limitations: no downtime. Cost: depends on the amount used, per syringe. Click here for more information about Juvederm®-XC.

BELOTERO BALANCE®
Hyaluronic acid dermal filler, specifically designed to naturally fill in superficial fine lines. May be used on: nasolabial folds, cheeks, smile lines, marionette lines. Limitations: no downtime. Cost: depends on the amount used, per syringe. Click here for more information about Belotero Balance®. 

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is an exfoliation treatment that uses a gentle abrasion tool and vacuum to remove the dead outer layer of your skin. This treatment leaves your skin smooth and promotes the growth of healthy new skin cells. It is great for rejuvenation, sun damage, and minor acne scars. Microdermabrasion is most commonly performed on the face but it is also great for arms, chests, necks, and backs. There is little to no down time following this treatment and cosmetics may be applied immediatley after. 

Photofacials

Using our Max G Icon IPL (Intense Pulse Light), we perform photorejuvenation, which uses optimized light to deliver energy targeted to red and brown areas. Photofacials improve the look of sun spots, age spots, rosacea, capillaries, and hemangiomas. There is little to no down time following this treatment and it may be performed on your face, neck, chest, arms, hands, and legs.  

We also offer non-ablative laser resurfacing, which uses a fractional laser to send microbeams through the epidermis, the top-most layer of the skin, into the dermis, the layer beneath it. This laser stimulates the body's natural healing process to create new, healthy tissue to replace the outer damaged, aging layer. Prior to performing this treatment, we apply a numbing cream to reduce sensitivity. Resurfacing is ideal for treating sun damage and acne scars; it improves skin's overall tone and texture. There is minimal down time.

Click here to find out more about photorejuvenation.
Click here to find out more about the Max G Icon IPL.

Rejuvenating Peel from PRIORIMD®

This peel is a cosmetic procedure intended to remove surface layers of the skin to improve its appearance. It has been clinically proven to help reduce the visible signs of aging. Benefits after only one Rejuvenating Peel include:
- Reduced appearance of fine lines, wrinkles
- Reduced appearance of age spots and pigmentation
- Improved texture, including softer skin, through superficial skin exfoliation (skin peeling will occur)
- Increased long-term skin hydration
- More radiant, youthful-looking skin

Click here to find out more about this fantastic peel.

 

 

 

 

 

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