Our dermatology offices serve Battle Creek and the surrounding area. We offer state-of-the-art dermatology services and a comprehensive range of medical and cosmetic dermatological care. Board certified doctors are here to solve your medical skin problem or help you look your best. We have a range of tools, techniques and strategies that will rejuvenate your skin and help you look 20 years younger. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality of care for your skin.
We pledge to provide you with superior, individualized, and confidential care starting with a comprehensive consultation and ending with natural looking results. We run an efficient and pleasant practice believing your time is just as valuable as ours. So, call and set up an appointment. That’s the first step toward looking your best.
We have many non-surgical options to look your best
Shingles is a painful rash that is usually on one side of the face or body. Shingles symptoms include a rash that can cause blisters that usually scab after 7-10 days. Shingles is related to Chicken Pox, and is caused by the varicella zoster virus. The risk of getting Shingles increases as people age especially after age 60. Call a board certified dermatologist.
Is Shingles contagious?
Shingles is not contagious but it can be spread from some with an active case to someone who has never had Chicken Pox. The virus is spread by fluid from the blister to another but once the blister develops a crust it is no longer contagious. This should answer the question: “Are shingles contagious?”
Shingles can have debilitating symptoms;
Pain, numbness and burning on the skin
Skin that is sensitive to the touch
Red rash that appears after the pain appears
Blisters with fluid that break open and form a crust
Shingles can be effectively treated with antiviral medicines—acyclovir, valacyclovir, and famciclovir. However, to be most effective the medication must be applied at the beginning of the out break.
To avoid contracting shingles, men and women over age 60 may consider a shingles vaccination. The CDC recommends and the FDA has approved shingles vaccine. Call a board certified dermatologist to get your Shingles vaccine.
Shingles is sometimes called Zoster Herpes, it is NOT related to the same virus that causes genital herpes which is a sexually transmitted disease.
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Tighten your facial skin. Look 10 years with Ultherapy. Ultherapy is a nonsurgical procedure that tightens skin on the face and neck. Call us to learn more about how we can help you choose the best treatment to give you a more youthful appearance.
Ultherapy uses ultrasound rays to stimulate the production of collagen which is the body's own skin repair/skin tightening agent. It lifts the eyebrows, neck and under the chin. Ultherapy has been approved by the FDA. We have board certified to help you tighten your skin and look your best.
In Ultherapy treatment, ultrasound waves are pressed against the skin with a hand held device which allows for deep penetration of the skin and stimulates the production of collagen, the body's natural skin tightening agent. Ultrasound therapy is different from laser light therapy in that ultrasound can go deeper into the skin than laser spectrum light, without causing damage. Treatments last 60-90 minutes for the face and neck. Approximately 30 minutes for the chest. Typically only one treatment is required. However, as the skin ages additional treatments may be desired to maintain your appearance. Consult with your dermatologist for the best plan for you.
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Am I a good candidate for Ultherapy treatment?
If you have loose skin around your eyebrows, neck, under the chin, face, and decolletage (the low neckline just below the clavicle or collar bone.) then you may be a good candidate for Ultherapy. Ultherapy is for older people with sagging skin. It generally is not used to correct blemishes, acne scars or scars in general.
You should expect tighter skin and a more youthful appearance. Directly after the treatment there may be some redness but this should disappear after a few hours. There may also be some slight swelling and tenderness to the touch. These symptoms are usually temporary. If they persist contact your dermatologist immediately. There is no downtime after Ultherapy treatment, so you can resume your daily routine immediately.
Ultherapy treatment costs range from $2000-$3000 for one session. Usually only one session is needed to achieve positive results.