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3 Basic Skin Care Steps for Men

Oct 22, 2015 Products

By: Douglas Leppink M.D.    The idea of skin care for men has been gaining momentum recently. Men are exposed to the elements too (sun, wind, dry, cold) and need not only skin protection but also help with restoring and renewing the appearance of their skin. In a competitive work place a youthful appearance can…

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Review & Tutorial: How to Achieve the Perfect Sunless Tan At Home

Aug 11, 2015 Products

By: Jill Koetje, Medical Aesthetician Being in the skincare industry and not wanting to ruin my cared for skin, I have tried countless self tanners to get the “fresh off the beach” look without harming my skin. I’ve had times where I looked like an oompa loompa, a streaky mess, my hands were a different…

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Kendra Gets Beautified for the Big Day!

Our lovely Patient Care Coordinator, Kendra, is getting married on August 21st!  She wants to look her absolute best for one of the most important days of her life!   Since Kendra works in the perfect setting to achieve this goal, she will be taking full advantage of the skin treatments, injectables and body contouring options available…

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Summer Sun Protection Tips

Jun 4, 2015 Products

By: Jessica Cook, Aesthetician  With summer fast approaching, this is the time I really have my patients be mindful of sun protection.   You should first make sure that you are wearing a minimum of a broad spectrum SPF 30 on your face daily.  (Broad Spectrum simply means you are protected from both UVA & UVB rays).  If you…

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4 Reasons Why Our Clients Love Juvederm Voluma

Mar 26, 2014 Facial Injections

4 Reasons Our Clients Love Juvederm Voluma By: Emily Mersman, PA-C I’ve had the tremendous privilege to help our clients throughout the Grand Rapids, MI area make educated decisions as to which dermal filler will best suit their needs. Let’s be clear – when it comes to dermal fillers, there’s not a one-size-fits-all solution.  In…

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When A Treat Is Actually A Trick

Oct 31, 2013 Procedures Products

Not only is a great skin care regimen important to our appearance as we age, what we put into our bodies is equally important to maintaining a youthful look.  Yoga Wellness expert, Michele Fife educates us on how those “treats” are really affecting us.    We all have our treats and their triggers.  A good…

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When is the right time for your first Botox treatment?

Jun 6, 2013 Uncategorized

When is the right time for your first Botox treatment? 40? 50? 60? The right time is BEFORE you see the effects of aging take shape in fine lines and creases. Let discuss the recent experience of a 27-year-old teacher who found the need to be proactive in caring for and preserving her youthful appearance.…

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Fears About Fillers?

May 8, 2013 Facial Injections

Fears About Fillers? Let's Face Facts. We have discussed some the common myths and misconceptions about Botox injections, but what about fillers? Second only to Botox injections, fillers are on the rise as one of the most popular cosmetic treatments to reverse the effects of aging. According to the Huffington Post, 1.9 million treatments with…

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Under Eye Rejuvenation – Surgical and Non-Surgical

May 1, 2013 Facial Injections

As we age it is not uncommon for fullness under the eyes to become more prominent. This occurs because fat pushes against weaker eyelid muscles, and can contribute to a face that looks tired and prematurely aged. A redistribution of cheek fat below the eyelid can accentuate the fullness, and the result is a crease extending from the inner aspect of the eyelid to the cheek, often referred to as a “tear-trough.”

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Skin Care 101: The Importance of Sunscreen

Feb 26, 2013 Products

We have all been told the importance of wearing sunscreen, but the American Cancer Society reports over two million cases of skin cancer annually. Unfortunately, those statistics are not likely to improve, unless we begin to take the importance of wearing sunscreen seriously. How Sunscreen Works Sunscreen prevents the harmful effect of the sun on…

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