We offer a variety of medical, surgical and cosmetic services for all skin types.
Dr. Van Vreede provides comprehensive medical care for all conditions related to the skin, hair, scalp, and nails.
Routine skin checks are vital to monitor changing skin lesions and diagnose skin cancer in the early stages.
Some skin conditions that Dr. Van Vreede treats include the following:
All procedures are performed under local anesthesia. Some procedures require stitches. A return appointment will be necessary to remove stitches.
Cosmetic Dermatology focuses on procedures and services that help patients soften and slow the signs of aging. These procedures can also help maintain a youthful, natural appearance. Whether you wish to remove brown spots, smooth lines, fill hollows or tighten skin, we can offer multiple treatment options to meet your goals. Some of the conditions treated include the following:
Whether you want to look younger or feel refreshed Dr. Van Vreede offers a variety of skincare options that will surpass your goals. From treating redness, to erasing wrinkles and even pesky skin tags. Many patients find it works best to come in for a consultation to address the issues at hand. This way you can see what is possible, timing of procedures and expected results.
The foundation of healthy skin is the right skincare regimen. During your skincare consultation, our skilled Medical Aesthetician will assess your skin type and needs and recommend a skin care regimen based on Dr. Van Vreede’s medical grade skincare line.
Medical Facials and Skin Rejuvenation:
Relax and enjoy a deep cleansing, exfoliation, mask, and facial massage treatment customized to meet your skin’s needs. This facial is designed for all skin types. The combination of our medical grade skincare line by Dr. Van Vreede is critical for achieving amazing results.
Oil and Acne Facial Treatment
A treatment that focuses primarily on extractions for blocked pores. The extraction process releases excess buildup of oil and cleans out the dirt that clog up pores. This process reduces the look and feel of acne and helps calm inflammation of the skin. Our peels combined with our acne formulated products will deliver maximum strength medication to help treat and prevent acne eruptions.
Age Defense Facial Treatment
Turn back time with our signature anti-aging facial. This treatment targets pigment related issues, uneven skin tone, and restores elasticity, radiance and firmness whilst reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Our medical grade ingredients will dramatically improve the look of your skin and most importantly, the long-term health of it too.
This facial is an intense hydrating facial recommended for those with winter or sun damaged skin. The hydrating facial gently exfoliates the skin, them vitamins A and C are applied to help restore the look of hydration and firmness to the skin.
An advanced, soothing but effective, personalized skin treatment with no downtime. Hydrafacial combines non-invasive dermabrasion and exfoliation with the infusion of dermaceuticals leaving you with fresher glowing skin. Benefits include:
Intense Pulsed Light:
IPL uses multiple wavelengths of light to transform the appearance of sun-damaged skin. It eradicates brown and red discoloration, leaving behind an even complexion. Typically, 3 treatments are needed for optimal results. Best of all, there’s no downtime!
Microneedling (collagen induction therapy)
The latest trend of achieving that “youthful glow.” This procedure uses fine needles to puncture the skin which stimulates collagen remodeling and skin rejuvenation. Ideal for acne scars, fine wrinkles and skin tightening. May also be combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to further improve collagen remodeling.
Microneedling + PRP AKA the “Vampire Facial”
Regain your youthful glow with this facial. This procedure includes drawing blood from your arm, separating the platelets, and injecting them into the skin via microneedling. Drastically improves skin’s texture and tone.
Glymed Chemical Peels:
Specifically formulated to help improve skin’s health and appearance, revealing healthy and smooth results. Glymed uses free glycolic acid which is a chemical known to exfoliate skin and smooth overall complexion. These peels are customized based on the level of sensitivity of skin.
A full range of superficial peels can help your complexion appear more uniform and renewed—diminishing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and roughness.
These peels address the visible skin imperfections that result from skin aging and sun exposure, such as fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture, also address skin tone unevenness that can be caused by acne scarring or pigmentary changes.
A method of exfoliation where a scalpel is used to gently scrape off the top layer of dead skin cells (peach fuzz) in order to reveal a smoother and brighter complexion. Dermaplaning increases absorption of skincare products and creates a smooth and flawless surface for makeup to be applied to. Dermatologists and estheticians often use dermaplaning to help prepare skin for procedures such as laser treatments and chemical peels.
Body Treatments :
Laser hair removal: Want to give up shaving for good? Our Candela GentleLASE Alexandrite laser permanently reduces unwanted pigmented hair on any area of the body in 4-5 treatments.
Your child’s skin is beautiful, but just as susceptible to skin problems as an adult. Rashes, birthmarks, warts, molluscum, and eczema are just a few of the many problems that may compromise the health of your child’s skin. Dr. Anthony Van Vreede provides a comfortable and warm environment and remains committed to providing the highest quality care for all his patients!
Light therapy (also known as phototherapy) is a non-invasive treatment that utilizes concentrated wavelengths of light to address both medical and cosmetic dermatological issues. Certain forms of light therapy can be used to reduce the symptoms of chronic skin conditions like psoriasis or vitiligo, while others can repair and rejuvenate the skin.
There are several effective forms of light therapy including:
Blu-U (Blue Light Therapy)
This form of light therapy transfers blue light to the skin using specialized LED lamps. Blu-U light therapy can treat a host of chronic skin conditions. It is often used as treatment for acne as blue light has been shown to both reduce overproduction of oil (sebum) while simultaneously eliminating bacteria from within pores. Blue light is also effective at addressing actinic keratoses (AKs) as treatments can destroy precancerous lesions while leaving surrounding healthy tissue unaffected.
NB-UVB Phototherapy Booth
Phototherapy booths expose the skin to precise levels of narrow band ultraviolet B (referred to as NB-UVB) light in order to treat and prevent symptom flare-ups from a variety of chronic skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis. Controlled UV light exposure treatments like phototherapy booths harness the immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory benefits of UVB light while minimizing the harmful effects that can occur through broad UV exposure or tanning beds. Phototherapy booth treatments are simple: patients stand in a UVB booth to expose the skin to UVB rays for a targeted amount of time, ranging from only a few seconds to several minutes.
Light therapy has the ability to address a variety of medical and cosmetic skin issues including:
Actinic Keratoses (AK’s)
Your physician may recommend incorporating a topical medication in conjunction with the light therapy treatment in order to make the targeted area more sensitive to the light, resulting in a more effective treatment.
Light therapy is safe and effective for use on all areas of the body. Commonly treated areas include the face, chest, back, legs, arms, and hands.
Treatment time can vary from patient to patient, depending on their needs. The number of treatment sessions needed can also vary by patient need. While some patients realize their desired results after a single light therapy session, usually patients will need multiple treatment sessions of a specified period.
Light therapy may be covered by medical insurance if the insurance provider determines that treatment is medically necessary. Patients should contact their insurance provider to verify that their particular policy will cover light therapy prior to beginning treatment.
The Light Therapy Booth is available at our Traverse City location.