About the DAWM Skin Renewal Centre

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Complimentary Skin Care Consultation. Our aestheticians will provide a customized treatment regime tailored to your needs.

Grand Rapids' Premier Dermatology Practice. Regaining a youthful look is easier than ever with revolutionary new mini procedures. We can tailor a skin care plan to address your unique needs and help you look and feel younger than you have in years!

We specialize in bringing high quality, innovative skin renewal treatments to West Michigan. Our physicians travel the country for advanced training and communicate with specialists around the world about exciting new techniques used in Europe, Canada, and other nations.

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With aesthetic treatments that range from gentle renewal to dramatic transformations, we have a great solution for you!


ProductsWe carry an extensive selection of products to cover most patients’ skin care needs, many of which you can only get at a physician’s office. Some of the pharmaceutical companies that are represented include Revision, LaRoche Posay, Glytone & Avene, Clarisonic, Neocutis, Latisse by Allergan, Colorscience and Dermatology Associates’ very own private label products.

We will consult with you to plan a treatment regime tailored to your skin and lifestyle. Our specialized medical training helps us provide the best solution for the most dramatic improvements, with the least skin irritation.

Ask the Doc


Q: Is laser hair removal permanent?
A: Our lasers result in permanent hair reduction. Although we cannot guarantee 100% of the hair will be gone, there will be an 80% - 90% permanent reduction. Any hair re-growth is significantly lighter in color and thinner.

Q: How does the LightSheer Duet compare to traditional laser hair removal?
A: Our LightSheer Duet is more comfortable and 75% faster than traditional laser hair removal. During consultation, a test area will be treated so you will know what to expect.

Q: Is a consultation before hair removal required?
A: Yes. During the consultation we perform a medical history and review of medication, view a short video, examine the area of unwanted hair, treat a small test patch in this area and provide an exact cost quote for treatment.

Q: What is the cost for laser hair removal?
A: It depends on the area to be treated. Comparatively, it has big advantages over traditional hair removal treatments such as electrolysis, pulsed light treatments, tweezing, waxing and shaving. Laser hair removal is safer, more reliable and more permanent while being less costly, time consuming and painful.

Q: What areas of the body cannot be treated by laser?
A: Most body parts can be treated, however some need to be avoided such as inside the nose and ears, eyebrows and any mucous membrane.

Q: I have darker skin, can I have treatments?
A: Yes. We are able to treat darker skin types.


Q: What is a MACS-Lift?
A: MACS-Lift is an innovative face lift that uses new techniques to lift the foundation supporting sagging skin. We are able to perform this progressive procedure in our office in a short amount of time, under local anesthesia. Although it is less invasive and requires less cutting, the MACS-Lift produces excellent results and is safer than a traditional face lift because general anesthesia is not required.

Q: How long is recovery after a MACS-lift?
A: There is very little down time, pain or bruising with the MACS-Lift. Some people are even able to return to their normal activities the next day, others may want to take it easy for a few days.


Q: Will the facial treatments performed at the Skin Renewal Centre hurt or make my face red?
A: The facial treatments are designed to progressively renew skin over time. This allows for treatments that are effective, but also comfortable and even soothing. Any redness from procedures is minor and quickly goes away. You can resume with your normal activities immediately upon leaving our office.

Q: Does a doctor perform these procedures?
A: No, our technicians do these procedures. They are highly trained professionals who have several years of medical background. Our physicians are always available for consultation with the technicians when procedures are given.

Q: Is there an age limit for procedures?
A: Everyone from high-school age to senior citizens can benefit from many of our services. However, their reason for having the procedures done may be different. Which treatments, how many, and how frequently they have them will vary according to their goals for their skin.


Q: What kind of results can I expect?
A: Before starting the procedure, there will be a consultation where makeup will be applied to simulate the final results. Permanent makeup will give your face a fresh, enhanced look that emphasizes your features.