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At Southwest Michigan Dermatology, we aim to stay on top of the latest developments in skin care, light therapy, BOTOX, and more. Constantly seeking new information, we strive to keep our patients informed of our progress. On this page, we will share useful information with you. Be sure to visit this page often, as we will update it regularly!

Dermatology in Portage

Physician Assistants (PAs) are not actually what you may assume when you hear the title. They are not simply medical assistants, they are state licensed and nationally certified medical professionals who are required to complete extensive practical training and maintain continuing education requirements. In fact, PAs are licensed to diagnose, prevent, and treat medical issues, and prescribe medications as part of a team of physicians.

Dermatology in Portage

At Southwest Michigan Dermatology in Portage, we will soon be introducing Clearwave self check-in kiosks for our patients. We are beyond excited to introduce this new technology and be able to assist our patients so much more quickly and efficiently. It's no secret that we are a popular dermatology office with lines sometimes being out the door. These self check-in in kiosks will make all of the difference for our patients, staff, and doctors. 

Dermatology in Portage

At Southwest Michigan Dermatology in Portage, we are always trying to find ways to increase the level of convenience for our customers. This includes a full functional and easy to navigate website that has a page available for you to print and fill out your forms beforehand to cut down on the amount of time you have to spend at the office. We have also just introduced text message reminders for our patients.

Dermatologist in Kalamazoo

1. Not using enough

When the effectiveness of sunscreen is tested a lot more is used that most people will put on themselves and their children. You should, depending on your size, be using an ounce or so to cover your skin that’s exposed to the sun. 

Platelet-Rich Plasma

The Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment is used in dermatology to help smooth fine lines and wrinkles and to diminish the appearance of scars and dark circles as well as treat hair loss. So, what does a PRP treatment entail? Put simply, a small sample of blood is drawn and the Platelet-Rich Plasma is extracted and applied to the skin often in conjunction with microneedling for a more pronounced anti-aging result. In this post, we will look at the two main dermatological reasons patients elect to have this safe, effective, and highly regarded skin care treatment. 

Ultherapy Kalamazoo

You may be wondering – what is Ultherapy? Ultherapy is an FDA-cleared non-surgical ultrasound treatment that uses your body’s natural collagen regeneration process to gradually and carefully lift sagging skin on the neck, eyebrow, and beneath the chin and also smooth wrinkles and lines on the cleavage  also known as your décolletage. There is no downtime after an Ultherapy treatment (which typically takes 60 to 90 minutes for face and neck and 30 minutes for chest) and there are no post treatment measures. Now that you know what Ultherapy is, in this post we will answer a few frequently asked questions. 

Kalamazoo Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a great non-surgical, non-invasive way to gently remove dead skin that’s on the outer layer of your face. The removal of this dead skin leaves behind a noticeably more vibrant and healthy looking face. Microdermabrasion is one of the most common cosmetic procedures worldwide because of its effectiveness and absence of risk. It is often a go to procedure for those who are looking to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, blackheads, scars, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, acne, and uneven skin tone caused by environmental or various skin conditions. 

CoolSculpting Kalamazoo

Join us for our CoolEvent to learn more about the one-of-a-kind fat cell reduction treatment, CoolSculpting!

Kalamazoo Dermatologist

Keratosis Pilaris (KP) is a harmless and fairly common genetic follicular skin condition often referred to as “chicken skin.” Worldwide up to 80% of adolescents and 50% of adults have KP. KP is caused by keratin buildup in hair follicles which causes white or red bumps that are reminiscent of acne. The areas that are most commonly affected are the thighs and the backs of the upper arms and. While it’s completely harmless, most people with the condition are unhappy with the appearance of their skin. 

IPL Intense Pulsed Light

Say goodbye to the effects of sun damage, hyperpigmentation, rosacea, vascular lesions, pigmented lesions and more. With the transformative Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) photofacial treatment, gentle rejuvenation of the skin is now easier than ever. IPL photorejuvenation is a breakthrough treatment that allows patients to transform discolored, red, blotchy skin into a radiant and smooth complexion. For those who suffer from lesions and other aesthetically displeasing skin issues, IPL photofacial treatments may be the perfect dermatological treatment.