It’s that time of year again! The days have shortened and the hot summer temps have given way to the excitement of the holiday season. But while you’re busy getting in the giving spirit, why not treat yourself to a little cheer this year with a breast augmentation? Now is the perfect time to take advantage of the winter months with an enhancement procedure at Western Michigan Plastic Surgery. Continue reading “Considering a Breast Augmentation? Winter Is the Perfect Time!” »
Now that summer is over, the days are starting to get shorter and cooler. But the effects that the summer sun had on your skin may still last into the fall months and beyond. All that exposure can really have a negative impact on your exterior, causing many of the unwanted flaws and blemishes you may be experiencing. Fortunately, non-invasive treatments with Halo™ can wipe out those unfortunate reminders of happy times spent enjoying the nice weather to restore healthy, glowing skin. Continue reading “Say Goodbye to Sun-Damaged Skin with Halo!” »
Dr. Holley is happy to announce that we now offer body-contouring with CoolSculpting! That’s right! The nation’s number one way to slim down is now available at West Michigan Plastic Surgery. With CoolSculpting, there’s no need for needles or anesthesia, and with little to no downtime, you’ll be on your way to your perfect figure without skipping a beat.
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Here at West Michigan Plastic Surgery, we’ve been getting a lot of questions about the best way to rejuvenate and revitalize aging skin. While we are proud to offer a number of safe and effective dermal treatments, the truth is, dull and damaged skin is no match for microneedling with SkinPen. Also known as collagen induction therapy, microneedling can reverse the flaws and blemishes brought about by the sun and aging to give you skin that shines.
SkinPen is microneedling at its finest. It works by causing countless micro-injuries that stimulate your body’s own natural healing process. The device’s tiny needles are extremely fine and short, which enables them to only penetrate the uppermost layer of the skin.
During treatment, the handpiece is glided over the selected area, easily removing dead skin cells and debris without causing any damage. This action activates growth factors which allow for the creation of new collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid—all important elements to youthful, healthy-looking skin. For an added benefit, you’ll also notice that your topical skincare products will go on more uniformly and be more effective following your microneedling procedure.
Dr. Holley typically recommends SkinPen for women and men of any skin type—fair to dark. This therapeutic procedure is a great option for anyone who would rather avoid lasers or other MedSpa treatments. Your session will be personalized to suit your unique skin conditions, concerns, and goals to address a wide range of issues, such as:
Treatments with SkinPen are relatively quick and painless. Sessions typically last about an hour, and there’s very little downtime once you’re finished. To begin, a topical anesthetic cream will be applied to ensure your utmost comfort. After the skin is prepped, the targeted area is coated with a gliding gel and the SkinPen is carefully moved over the skin. The sterile, disposable microneedle cartridge on the tip of SkinPen, set to the chosen settings, makes thousands of microscopic injuries that encourage cellular regeneration and repair.
Dr. Holley will give you specific instructions for all of your post-procedure needs. While each patient experiences treatments with SkinPen in their own way, most patients will see some redness, swelling, and bleeding once the microneedling session is done. These symptoms are completely normal and they usually fade fairly quickly. You’ll be able to apply makeup within 48 hours. Make sure to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect your newly revealed healthy skin.
If you would like to learn more about this remarkable skin-revitalizer and you’re in the Portage, Kalamazoo, or Battle Creek areas, please contact us today to learn more or to schedule a consultation.
What’s keeping you from finally looking your very best by booking cosmetic surgery? If it’s because you just aren’t sure how your procedure will turn out, then we have great news! Now you can peek into the future with Vectra 3D® Imaging at West Michigan Plastic Surgery to see exactly what you’ll look like following surgery. The Vectra goes along with our dermal imaging VISIA® Complexion Analysis to ensure that all of our patients get the most effective and powerful treatments possible before they even begin.
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Dermal fillers are an amazing tool to prevent and reverse the signs of aging – they can add volume to the cheeks, plump up thinning lips, smooth out wrinkles in the mid and lower face area, and more. But what is a good age to start the treatment?
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Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. In fact, one out of every five American will develop it during their lifetime. However, when caught early on, skin cancer is almost always curable, which is why it’s crucial to continue raising awareness and education about this widespread disease this May.
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It’s easy to take your hands for granted. That is, until something goes wrong. When your hands aren’t functioning the way they should, it can affect everything you do—from the mundane to the significant—and that can have a huge impact on your life. Luckily, you can regain both function and form with hand surgery at West Michigan Plastic Surgery.
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We often hear about female celebrities who have gone under the knife, but we hardly ever hear about the number of men in Hollywood who have also chosen to enhance their looks with a little nip tuck. While male celebrities may not garner the same amount of attention as their female cohorts, many of them too turn to plastic surgery to keep up their appearances. Plastic surgery and cosmetic enhancement is on the rise for both the average Joe here at West Michigan Plastic Surgery and the silver screen’s leading man alike.
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