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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!

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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 four things you should do this winter in order to keep your hydrated and looking and feeling good.

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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.

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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

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

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

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.

Dermatology in Portage

Enjoy the youthful radiance that comes with a cosmetic filler treatment at Southwest Michigan Dermatology in Portage! In this post, we go over five of the fillers we offer. To learn more you can click, here.

Dermatology in Kalamazoo

With the warmer weather, increased humidity, and sunshine that spring brings, it’s time to think about you skin care regimen. In this post, the team at Southwest Michigan Dermatology in Kalamazoo has some advice for you now that winter is officially over.

Ultherapy Dermatology in Kalamazoo

Ultherapy uses your own body’s natural collagen regeneration process in order to lift sagging skin on the eyebrow, neck, and beneath the chin as well as smoothing the lines and wrinkles on the cleavage which is known as your décolletage. This treatment is FDA-cleared and non-surgical using ultrasound to simulate collagen production. After Ultherapy treatment, which typically takes an hour to an hour and a half for face and neck and a half an hour for chest, there is no downtime and no after treatment needs.

Professional Facials

We’re in the dead of an extremely cold winter that seems to keep going in Michigan this year! With winter comes not only the cold, but also the lack of sun and dry air. The lack of sun means losing that summer glow and the dry air means, well, dry skin. As your tan fades, you may notice some brown spots, your pores aren’t looking great, and your lines and wrinkles are more noticeable.