Parkway Skin Care Center with Julie Powell

Julie Powell is a licensed Cosmetologist, Certified Skin Care Specialist, and Certified Laser Technician. She has worked with plastic surgeons and dermatologists in the Kalamazoo areas for 29 years. Julie was the first to bring medical microdermabrasion to the Kalamazoo area. For ten years she owned and operated her own skin care center along with training other skin care specialists, before joining the Parkway Plastic Surgery team.

Throughout Julie’s many years of experience, she has found that her greatest joy is watching her clients’ elated expressions as their skin care results begin to show. Seeing their renewed sense of self-confidence has fueled Julie’s passion in the skin care field.

Under the supervision of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Steven Nitsch, Julie uses exceptional techniques to nurture mature skin, revive sun damaged skin, maintain healthy skin, and help you look and feel your best. Julie uses the highest quality of medical-grade products and each treatment is personally designed for you. She is committed to helping you achieve and maintain healthy, radiant skin.

At Parkway Skin Care Center in Kalamazoo with Julie Powell, we offer a number of skin care treatments that can nurture mature skin, revive sun damaged skin, maintain healthy skin, or remove hair to help our clients look and feel their best. Contact us online or give us a call for detailed pricing or to schedule a free consultation.

CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting works by eliminating stubborn fat safely and effectively, and is the only non-surgical, non-invasive, FDA-cleared procedure to use controlled cooling to safely target and eliminate diet and exercise-resistant fat. CoolSculpting is usually effective with just one treatment, however, for some patients, two treatments may be necessary. Side effects are extremely minimal and there is no downtime. CoolSculpting results are proven, noticeable, and long-lasting, and leave you looking and feeling great.

Thermage

Thermage is a proven, unique radiofrequency treatment that can help tighten sagging or loose skin, naturally giving you a dramatically smoother, sleeker, and younger look and feel. Thermage works in just one treatment with little downtime and delivers a change that is never drastic-looking. It’s you, just younger looking and more confident.

Benefits include the tightening of sagging skin, better definition of facial features around the eyes, jaw, and neckline, and even the smoothing and sculpting of unsightly bulges and wrinkles on the face and body. Thermage radiofrequency energy works with your body, stimulating your collagen to help you skin get that smooth feel and youthful look you desire. Thermage treats targeted problem areas – so the results are focused and effective.

Fraxel Restore

Fraxel treatment is able to treat thousands of microscopic areas of the skin. The Fraxel is a laser beam that can pinpoint and penetrate beneath the skin’s surface to treat minor to severe skin damage, such as age spots, wrinkles, acne scarring, surgery scarring, and other skin problems. Fraxel treatment promotes your skin’s own healing process, resulting in natural rejuvenation that removes years from your appearance. You can decide how you want to attain the results Fraxel treatments deliver. Aggressive treatments require fewer sessions and result in more social downtime. Less aggressive treatments accomplish the same results, with a few more sessions and less downtime. It can be used on areas such as the face, neck, back, chest, and hands.

IPL Skin Rejuvenation

We use the StarLux 500, “the World’s Most Advanced and Versatile Laser and IPL.” Platform intense pulsed light, or IPL, is a non-ablative, which means that it does not damage the surface of the skin. The IPL hand piece delivers high intensity pulses of broadband light. The intense light is delivered to the deeper parts of the skin and leaves the superficial aspect of the skin untouched. IPL will help with hyperpigmentation, rosacea, and sun-damaged skin.

Hair Removal

Our IPL technology delivers specific wavelengths, with large spot sizes, superior contact cooling and smooth pulse technology for clients of all skin types, and finer hair. The StarLux platform by Palomar® in non-invasive and has been proven to reduce the number of hairs that grow following each treatment.

Micro-Needling

Automated Micro-Needling, Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is for the treatment of fine lines, acne scars, and improvement of the skin’s texture, tone, and color. During this procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. Eclipse MicroPen™ also creates micro-channels which allows topical gels, creams, and serums to be absorbed more effectively, enhancing their effects in deeper layers of the skin.

Chemical Peels

A chemical peel is a treatment technique used to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin using a chemical solution that causes the dead skin to slough off and eventually peel off. The regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. We offer several different kinds of chemical peels customized for your skin type.

Facials

Several types of facials and available depending on your skin type. From relaxing facials to facials for acne and problem skin. Consultations are free to discuss your questions and needs.

Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning on the face removes the outer most layers of dead skin cells leaving the skin immediately smooth, supple, and vibrant. Dermaplaning is a non-traumatic method of skin rejuvenation that removed the vellus hairs of the skin but will not cause it to grow back thicker. Blading can be done every two to three weeks and removes two to three weeks of dead skin cells.

Eyelash Tinting

Darken your eyelashes with eyelash tint to create a more defined looking eye without the use of mascara.