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The Skin Care Pyramid: Daily Prevention

Jan 17, 2022 Products

With the new year upon us, many of us are taking stock of our lives. This time of year tends to spark the need to consider our routines and activities, and seek opportunities to improve the areas of our lives that aren’t quite working. If skin care isn’t a priority for you, now is the perfect time to consider establishing a healthy and effective daily regimen. 

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Everything You Need to Know About Dry & Dehydrated Skin

Brace yourselves — winter is coming. Dry and dehydrated skin tends to really rear its ugly head in our cold, long, long, long, (did we say long?), West Michigan winters. However, did you know that there is actually a difference between the two? Both skin issues are less than desirable for most, can be easily mistaken for one another, and be quite difficult to manage. So how do you figure out what to do? Have no fear. We're here to fill you in on everything that you need to know about dry and dehydrated skin.

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The Three R’s: Retinol, Retinoids, and Retin-A Explained

In this time where we all seem to be seeking youthful, healthy, flawless skin, terms like “Retinoid”, “Retinol”, and “Retin-A” have reigned supreme as buzz words surrounding all the latest skin care must haves. It’s not surprising when these “magic creams” lay claim to reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, brightening lackluster skin, fighting acne breakouts, and improving firmness and elasticity. But what exactly is the difference? If you’re confused, you are not alone. Let us explain.

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3 Common 2020 Skin Care Issues and How to Handle Them

2020 has been quite the year and has definitely brought some unexpected changes to the Centre for Plastic Surgery! From closing our doors for weeks, to keeping people safely distanced in our waiting room, to the ever so contentious “maskne” that seems to be plaguing patients, 2020 has been all about learning to navigate our “new normal.”

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“All Natural” vs Medical Skincare: Your Guide to an Effective & Affordable Routine

Mar 19, 2020 Products

Summer is the season when we shed the layers, lighten things up a bit and go with more of an au naturel look. We pack away the sweaters and embrace the beachy wave hairstyles. Typically we even lighten up what we eat, replacing the hearty warm meals with grilled chicken salads and fresh fruit. Many of us often focus on a simple, more natural skincare and makeup routine as well. In fact, some really take the “all natural” concept seriously and reach for organic skincare makeup products. After all, organic and all natural is always better for us, right? When it comes to skincare products, this is not necessarily the case.

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CoolSculpting: The Top Four Negative Reviews Explained

Feb 26, 2020

At the Centre for Pure Skin, CoolSculpting is a popular procedure but it is not for everyone. Are you considering CoolSculpting but are unsure if it is worth your time? Have you heard mixed messages about CoolSculpting? We want to set the record straight! Here are the top four negative reviews about CoolSculpting explained.

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Filler Magic: The Three Most Surprising Uses for Dermal Fillers

Dec 10, 2019

Dermal fillers are well-loved, for good reason. They have the ability to smooth away wrinkles and reduce many common signs of aging; however, dermal fillers can do so much more! Most famous for the cheeks and lips, fillers are an excellent option for those with these aesthetic issues but do not want to undergo invasive surgery. However, the magic of fillers doesn’t stop there.

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A Guide to the Common Side Effects of Botox Injections

Jun 5, 2019 Facial Injections

You may be a veteran when it comes to Botox Cosmetic® treatments, or perhaps you have never mustered up the nerve to try it. Either way, there’s a good chance you don’t really know what Botox consists of. You just know it does wonders for your facial wrinkles! When used in small doses, it successfully treats a variety of health problems such as

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A Complete Guide to Pure Skin Dermal Fillers

George Bernard Shaw once said, “You don’t stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.” So by all means, keep laughing and enjoy this journey we call life! Though our laughter and smile displays our inner beauty, it often leaves behind signs of aging. Over time our smiles, smirks, frowns and scowls inevitably affect the volume and surface of our skin, resulting in a less youthful appearance as we age. At the Centre for Pure Skin, we are here to help you age gracefully and beautifully. One way to reverse the signs of time is through the use of cosmetic dermal fillers. By using dermal fillers, we can restore volume and tackle those smile lines so you can laugh in the face of old age.

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Benefits of Male Laser Hair Removal

Feb 5, 2019 Laser

Are you longing for the Michigan thaw and warmer temps? Perhaps you get lost looking out the window at the frozen tundra and envisioning weekends on the beach or at the pool. And then you are interrupted by the thought of the dreaded summer “manscaping” routine. Maybe you are one of the many men who have more body hair than you prefer, and it becomes even more an issue for you in the summer. Or your “manscaping” is a year round issue and never ends. If you are ready to look into male permanent body hair removal , keep reading. At Centre for Pure Skin, we can help you break free from manscaping, nicks, ingrown hairs and razor burn.

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The Top Three Questions You Need Answered About Laser Hair Removal

Jan 23, 2019 Featured PagesLaser

Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal? What should I expect during the actual treatment process? How do I make the most of my laser hair removal treatments? The top three questions asked about laser hair removal are answered.

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3 Important Reasons to Consider Dermal Filler in the Midface

Aug 20, 2018 Facial Injections

Dermal Fillers are a safe, conservative, and effective way to correct signs of aging. The aging process begins with a slowing in the production of the hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin that gives us the look of youthful, smooth, and supple skin. It begins in our 20’s and continues to decline throughout our lifetimes. Then as we age, we begin to develop bone loss, fat loss, and muscle atrophy that exacerbates the appearance of skin laxity, hollowness, fine lines, and wrinkles. Most fillers are comprised of the hyaluronic acid that is found naturally in the body and safely absorbed over the duration of the filler. One of the main areas of the face that patients regularly have injected is the mid-face (cheek area). Injections in this area can correct many of the main concerns that you may have with the appearance of your face. Here are three great reasons that patients seek dermal filler injections.

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3 Things You Need to Know About Microneedling

ONE Microneedling (a.k.a. Collagen Induction Therapy) is a treatment that causes micro-injuries to the skin stimulating the body’s own natural wound healing process. Causing minor trauma in the upper layer of the dermis induces the release of cytokines and growth factors that lead to the remodeling of collagen and elastin, therefore diminishing the visible signs…

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Does CoolSculpting Really Work?

Does CoolSculpting Really Work? By: Julia Weston CoolSculpting has consistently been one of the most popular treatments at the Centre for Plastic Surgery. This decade has brought many innovations to non-invasive aesthetic procedures and patients have caught on. They want easy treatments with little to no downtime, and CoolSculpting is one of those treatments. One…

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How about a NOT so average spa day!

Feb 27, 2017 Procedures Products

By Carlie Zervan  on January 04, 2017 at 3:43 PM, updated January 04, 2017 at 4:01 PM With the dry winter air taking its toll on your skin, you are probably seeking spa treatments to counteract the damage. Spas can be relaxing and produce short-term results but if you are looking to really pamper your skin this…

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A Bride’s Story

By: Julia Weston Flashing back to early 2016 I was the brand new to the Centre for Plastic Surgery and trying to come up with fun ways to get people engaged. With the non-stop flood of beauty and skincare information out there it’s always a challenge to stand out.  I had just transitioned from a…

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What is Intense Light Pulsed therapy?

Jul 18, 2016 Procedures

By: Dr Leppink Intense Pulsed Light therapy is one of the workhorse skin treatments at the Centre for Plastic Surgery. IPL can be thought of as a variation on a laser, with the treatment directed primarily at pigmentation and fine blood vessels or redness in the skin (such as rosacea). The light energy is absorbed…

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The Real Story: Skincare in your 20’s

May 2, 2016 Products

By: Jill Koetje-Aesthetician I don’t know about any of you, but as a teen I totally failed in the skincare department. I had breakouts constantly & just when I thought they were going away a new one would start. I couldn’t fight the urge to pick at the blemishes (seriously how hard is it to not…

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What You Need to Know About Coolsculpting: Transform Your Body Without Surgery

Mar 14, 2016 Body Contouring

  Mlive Blog Post By: Carlie Zervan   No matter how excellent your diet and exercise regime may be you might still have certain problem areas that remain unchangeable. If you are frustrated that your hard work and self-control aren't paying off, you should consider CoolSculpting. What is CoolSculpting? Want results but you don't want to…

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4 Tips for Your Healthiest Skin

Feb 25, 2016 Featured Pages

4 Tips for Your Healthiest Skin By: Carlie Zervan- Mlive   One of the first things that we notice about another person is the quality of their skin. In today's society our faces can be out there at any time for the world to see. It's no wonder that according to feelunique.com, Americans spend more than 38…

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