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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 Kalamazoo
5/3/2019

Using your body’s own natural collagen regeneration process, Ultherapy helps to rejuvenate and lift sagging skin on the neck, eyebrows, and beneath the chin. Ultherapy can also smooth wrinkles and lines on the cleavage, also known as the décolletage. This treatment is FDA-cleared, non-surgical and uses ultrasound to simulate collagen production. Ultherapy treatments usually take an hour to 90 minutes for face and neck and 30 minutes for chest. After your treatment, there is no downtime and no after treatment needs.

Dermatology in Portage
4/3/2019

Spring is officially here after what has seemed like a never-ending winter! With spring comes warmer weather, an increase in humidity, extra sunshine, and a need to think about updating your skin care routine. In this post, the professionals at Southwest Michigan Dermatology in Portage has some skin care tips for you now that spring is here.

Dermatology in Kalamazoo
3/3/2019

Besides the undesirable look psoriasis gives your skin, it can also cause extremely dry and itchy, painful plaques (patches on the skin) that can crack and even bleed. The Pharos Excimer Laser is a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved treatment for mild to moderate, chronic, localized psoriasis plaques. In this post, we will discuss the Pharos Excimer Laser psoriasis treatment and why it may be right for you.

Microdermabrasion in Kalamazoo
2/3/2019

Microdermabrasion, one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures throughout the United States, can be used on its own or in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures. Microdermabrasion treatments in Kalamazoo are non-invasive, and minimally abrasive – using an instrument to gently remove the very outer layer of your skin. Whether you’re looking to treat discoloration, light scarring, stretch marks, or sun damage, microdermabrasion can help by thickening your collagen and giving you more youthful, firm skin of the face and neck.

Dermatology in Kalamazoo
1/3/2019

While we have been fortunate so far this year to be having a milder winter, the air is still dry which can cause problems for your skin. Besides the ugly look of dry skin, it can also be irritating and even painful. For this blog, we will look at three things you should do this winter in order to keep your skin hydrated and looking and feeling good.

Kalamazoo Dermatologist
12/3/2018

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. Unfortunately, there is no cure but there are a few ways to keep the bumps at bay. In this post, we will look at three ways you can treat your Keratis Pilaris.

Dermatology in Kalamazoo
10/3/2018

With fall officially here and temperatures and humidity dropping, it’s time to start thinking about your autumn skincare routine. During the summer, skincare is usually focused on protection from the sun and oil control while fall is about repairing any damage sustained during the hot, sunny months and preparing for the cool, dry air on the horizon.

Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment
9/3/2018

As we age, our collagen production lessens and eventually stops. In fact, no matter your age, you’re losing collagen daily. In order to help combat this reduction in collagen is Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment, which is an incredibly effective method for creating new collagen. PRP treatment can be administered via facial injections, microneedling, and even injected into your scalp to help stimulate hair growth.

CoolSculpting in Kalamazoo
8/3/2018

CoolSculpting is a fat-freezing procedure that is the only FDA-cleared, non-invasive treatment that uses targeted cooling to reduce the number of fat cells – fat cells that are resistant to exercise and diet. Exercise and diet can reduce the size of fat cells, but it cannot eliminate them. In this post, we will explain how CoolSculpting works and what to expect if you decide you would like to schedule CoolSculpting in Kalamazoo with Southwest Michigan Dermatology’s Laser & Skin Care Center.

Laser Hair Removal
6/3/2018

With the warm weather upon us this spring, many of us have already busted out our shorts and summer dresses. With this wardrobe change comes the need for smooth, hairless skin. For many women, shaving can become a time-consuming daily process with many men having a desire for hair removal, as well. Because of this, people may look to waxing for removal of unwanted hair, but there is a better, much less painful way to achieve this hairless result – laser hair removal.