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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!

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 middle 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.

Dermatology in Kalamazoo

This winter has been particularly cold and dry which can wreak havoc on your skin’s health. Not only is dry skin unattractive, it can be painful and annoying. In this post we will look at some of the best things you can do to keep your skin moisturized and healthy all winter long. 

Intense Pulsed Light

Our incredibly transformative Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) photofacial treatment allows for gentle rejuvenation of the skin which aids in the process of ridding your face, chest, neck, and hands of the effects of sun damage, pigmented and vascular legions, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, and more. IPL transforms red, blotchy, and discolored skin into a smoother and more radiant complexion. 

Allergen Event

Botox treatments with Dr. Jessica Liggett and SkinMedica Peels with our Aesthetic Team on October 26th, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Platelet-Rich Plasma

The simple fact is that we all lose collagen daily, and this process intensifies as we age. The good news is that there is now an incredibly effective method to creating new collagen – Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment. This treatment can be used with facial injections, microneedling, and even injected into the scalp to stimulate hair growth. PRP treatment is ideal for those who wish to smooth fine lines, wrinkles, and lessen the appearance of scars. What better time than now to experience the treatment everyone is talking about?

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.