Treatments to help regain younger skin are easier, faster and better than ever. Our staff, technicians and physicians are extensively trained and experienced medical professionals ensuring a thorough understanding of your skin and the ability to make the most of these advances. We provide aesthetic treatments that range from gentle renewal to dramatic transformations.
Services are performed at our facilities located at 655 Kenmoor SE in Grand Rapids. Our offices include Dermatology Associates of West Michigan and Dermatology Associates Skin Renewal Centre.
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Discover why Dermatology Associates of West Michigan has become the first stop for aesthetic treatments for so many in the Grand Rapids area. Our superior service is provided in a comfortable private setting with a commitment to total client satisfaction.
Facials, Peels, Microdermabrasion, Dermaplaning & Permanent Makeup
The Right Treatment for You
We offer a wide range of treatment facials and peels that aid in the reduction of wrinkles, uneven skin tone and sun damage while unclogging pores and improving skin tone. Our highly trained and experienced staff can find the perfect treatment for your specific needs and will even customize a cost effective facial package for you.
Tailored for dry, sensitive, combination or oily skin, facials can help deep clean, soften and hydrate skin.
Peels are refining treatments that gently exfoliate the skin. They can help soften fine lines and skin texture, unclog pores, remove excess surface oil and even out skin tone. We offer different types and strengths of peels to fit your needs. Our popular Vi Peel is designed to reverse the signs of aging and sun damage on the skin with blend of gentle, yet powerful ingredients suitable for all skin types. Let us tailor a program that is just right for your skin type.
Microdermabrasion "Diamond Peel"
The microderm is the ultimate in customized refining treatments. It helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, deep cleans pores and creates smooth texture. A diamond chipped hand piece gently refines skin rather than traditional loose crystal microderms. The "Microdermabrasion Plus" is an add-on treatment that enhances further exfoliation by applying a gentle peel solution.
Dermaplaning is a light exfoliation that uses a special instrument to remove the dull top layer of skin as well as fine facial hair. The treatment is customized to your skin type and a light peel or hydrating mask is used. This treatment has no downtime and will reveal a smoother, brighter complexion.
Micropigmentation allows you to always look great even when you don’t have time to apply makeup. It is particularly helpful for those with allergies, busy lifestyles, athletes and people with visual or mobility limitations.
Specialty areas include permanent eyebrows, permanent eyeliner, permanent lip liner and full lip color. Our medically supervised technician is highly experienced and specially trained in both micropigmentation and aesthetics.
Laser Hair Removal
LightSheer® Duet, Flinch-Free Laser Hair Removal
Now you can eliminate unwanted hair comfortably and in much less time. Our new Light Sheer DUET laser brings the hair follicle closer to the treatment head with new vacuum assist technology.
The benefits are significant and include:
- Up to 75% faster treatment time.
- No topical anesthetic cream, cooling gels or cooling devices needed.
- Virtually painless with no downtime.
- Safer than traditional laser hair removal systems.
- Great for large treatment areas. Especially the stomach, arms, back, shoulders and neck for men.
Women are finding this to be the best hair removal solution for the legs, bikini area and underarms. This ingenious solution offers new advantages. Gentle suction slightly stretches the treatment area which allows the laser light to interact more efficiently with the desired target, melanin in the hair follicle. Less energy is lost to pigment in the skin and blood flow in surrounding tissue. Nerve endings are stimulated by the vacuum, "fooling" nerve endings into perceiving less pain. The vacuum pulls the hair follicles closer to the diode surface. This allows for deeper penetration, with a reduced need for laser energy (about 60%.) Ultimately treatments are safer and more comfortable.
With this new technology, many men are now able to consider laser hair removal. Before this, it was simply too long, painful and expensive. Now there’s a quick, comfortable solution to what can be an embarrassing problem.
Make unwanted hair a thing of the past! Virtually painless & 75% faster, great for the back & legs!
LightSheer DUET Vacuum Assist Technology
- Vacuum pulls skin into the hand piece. This brings hair closer to the laser pulse, gently compresses tissue & surrounding vessels & temporarily displaces blood.
- Skin senses pressure instead of laser pulse, which uses less energy. Heat builds up & damages hair follicles & their ability to regrow.
- After treatment, client can resume normal activities.
In some cases, the LightSheer Duet isn’t a good fit. For these clients we offer additional laser hair removal choices.
Fractional Laser Treatment
The Next Generation of Skin Resurfacing
Dermatology Associates of West Michigan was one of the first practices in the country to offer the Fraxel Laser when it was launched and continued to break ground with the Lumenis Active, Deep and TotalFX fractional lasers.
Fractional CO2 lasers repair damaged skin without the disadvantages of traditional CO2 lasers. Rather than remove the top layer of skin, like ablative lasers, they create microscopic sites of thermal impact separated by areas of unaffected tissue. The spared tissue between treatment zones contains cells that promote rapid healing. At the same time, each micro thermal zone penetrates deep into the dermis stimulating collagen remodeling and new skin.
Each laser has unique characteristics and advantages, our physicians can recommend the right treatment based on your needs.
Lumenis Active, Deep & TotalFX
The ActiveFX, Deep and TotalFX procedures vary in intensity and are often combined. We use topical numbing cream to minimize discomfort during the treatment, with no anesthesia necessary.
Fractional CO2 lasers are an exceptional choice for skin resurfacing. We offer the Lumenis Active, Deep and Total FX lasers. Treatment is performed onsite at our office.
- Noticeable, natural long-term results
- One quick 20-minute treatment, with the Fraxel Laser rather than a series of treatments as needed
- Immediate skin tightening
- Only topical anesthetic is needed
- Lifts and tightens eyelids and under chin
- Minimal downtime and discomfort
- Smooths lines, wrinkles and scars
- Removes brown spots and redness
- Forms new collagen
- Reduces pore size
Afterward the treated skin feels like it has been sunburned. During the healing process skin will start to flake off within 2 days and pinkness will be gone in about a week. Skin is noticeably tightened immediately afterward and most patients say they look 5 - 10 years younger.
NEW! Emerge Laser by Cynosure
Non-ablative, Fractional Resurfacing
Emerge is a non-ablative, fractional resurfacing laser that can improve the skin's fine lines, texture, brown spots, pore size and tone. The Emerge laser works by delivering microbeams, which create columns of coagulation in the epidermis and dermis while leaving the surrounding tissue unaffected. The body's natural healing process then rebuilds the treated tissue with new collagen and elastin - the building blocks of youthful looking skin.
Emerge has very little downtime and you can resume normal activities quickly. The most common side effects are 12-24 hours of redness and swelling and a "sandpaper" type feel to the skin for about 7 days. 3 treatments are recommended for optimal results, spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
LumeOne IPL Intense Pulsed Light
Discover one of our most popular treatments.
we're excited to be the first practice in metro Grand Rapids offering Lumenis One IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatments. When our Board Certified Dermatologists heard insider buzz about how effective it is, they decided to learn more and ultimately brought the technology to Dermatology Associates’ Skin Renewal Centre. The system provides a major advancement over older IPL procedures that have lower energy levels. Our clients and aestheticians have been thrilled with the results.
Lumenis One IPL treatments work great at improving the appearance of aging skin on the face, neck chest and hands.
- Improved skin tone and texture
- Reduction in age spots and sun induced freckles
- Reduction in redness, including rosacea
- FDA approved to increase collagen for softer, smoother skin
Best of all the treatment is quick and requires no down time. Patient needs vary, but results can be seen after 1 - 3 visits.
Individual patient results may vary.