Category Archives: Laser Treatments

Turn back the Clock with Forever Young BBL

Posted on June 21, 2018 by Dr. Ringler

If you’re bothered by red spots, brown spots, fine lines and wrinkles, freckles, redness or other signs of aging skin, Forever Young BBL® technology by Sciton will be of interest to you.  This innovative infrared light technology rejuvenates the skin to target the signs of aging., Forever Young BBL® is the only device that has been shown to actually change the expression of genes associated with aging, longevity, and increased lifespan. In addition, it can be used to treat those with active acne and for unwanted hair removal.

With regular Forever Young BBL treatments, your skill will look smoother, clearer and younger for much longer.  In one international study, Forever Young…

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Key to Eternal Beauty

Posted on November 14, 2017 by Dr. Ringler

Eternal BeautyDo you ever run into someone who looks like they hold the key to eternal beauty?  They possess vitality, beautiful skin and a youthful, healthy glow regardless of their age.  I have been performing facial aesthetic surgery for over 34 years including; facelifts, blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) along with neck lifts and brow lifts.  These surgeries can have a dramatic effect on helping men and women look about 9-10 years younger than their actual age, but as time goes by, some of the result can diminish, often due to the quality or elasticity of the skin. Maintenance of the skin is necessary to optimize the result of surgery and enhance…

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Considering Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Posted on February 16, 2015 by Dr. Ringler

Fractional ResurfacingFractional Laser Skin Resurfacing can be a confusing term. What is fractional laser skin resurfacing and why might it be something for you to consider for rejuvenating your skin?

Fractional laser resurfacing is recent laser technology, performed in the office that rejuvenates the skin and offers minimal recovery time with a low risk of complications. It is considered to be fractional because it is able to treat very specific areas of the skin while sparing others, resulting in  smoother, refreshed skin.

Some laser skin treatments are ablative and others, like our ICON IPL laser, are non-ablative. What is the difference? Lasers operate with various wavelengths for different…

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Cellulaze-Grand Rapids

Posted on March 30, 2012 by Dr. Ringler

One of the main concerns of women in my plastic surgery practice has to do with cellulite. Even women who are at their ideal weight are bothered by this condition that results in lumps, bumps and dimpling of the thighs, hips or abdomen. The fact that 85% of women who are over 21 years of age have some form of cellulite isn’t much consolation. There isn’t much that women can do to prevent this condition, as it has much to do with heredity, genetics, weight loss or gain, and the thickness or elasticity of the skin.

To understand what causes cellulite to be visible we need to look at the…

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Options for Treating the Neck and Chin – Grand Rapids

Posted on February 1, 2012 by Dr. Ringler

The neck and chin areas are both quick to show signs of facial aging; excess fat, jowls, and skin laxity are a few areas of concern. Many of my patients are surprised to learn that a full facelift or necklift is not always necessary to correct the problem.

Excess fat in the neck area can be helped with the use of SmartLipo Triplex laser liposuction. Using a very small cannula, in a very short, outpatient surgical procedure, the fat cells can be removed from the neck and under the chin for greatly improved contour. SmartLipo Triplex also offers the benefit of additional skin tightening, very minimal downtime for…

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Laser Hair Removal

Posted on December 10, 2011 by Dr. Ringler

The embarrassment of unwanted facial and body hair is a common complaint. At the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery in Grand Rapids, we use IPL laser hair removal to treat all skin types and hair colors on the face and body. Men and women benefit from laser hair removal.

Laser treatment can create lasting, beautiful results without the pain and hassle of shaving or waxing. The IPL laser hair removal is procedure is rapid, safe and gentle. It is also much more comfortable than many other types of hair removal systems. A series of treatments are required to reduce unwanted hair but luckily there is no downtime.

Depending on the…

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Methods to Reduce Neck Wrinkles Caused by Texting

Posted on August 3, 2011 by Dr. Ringler

Excessive lines on your neck may be caused by craning your neck to look at your phone, in what some are calling “Blackberry neck,” according to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

The constant downward gaze caused by smartphone use may be causing some individuals to experience more lines and creases on their neck than would appear naturally. Even if your face maintains its youthful volume, signs of aging on the neck can give you away.

Unfortunately, there’s not an app for that, but facial and neck treatments may help curb the effects of too much texting. One aesthetician in Manhattan developed the “Blackberry facial,” which included cleansing, peels,…

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Winter months an ideal time for light or laser treatments

Posted on November 30, 2010 by Dr. Ringler

While many people spend more time indoors during the cool, darker winter months, this chilly time may also be an opportunity to visit a surgeon’s office. In a recent New York Times story, several dermatologists suggest that many patients should consider laser treatments in the winter months, because they will have lighter skin from the lessened sun exposure. With more layers of clothing, patients may also be able to cover up post-operative effects and heal more easily.

In the NY Times article, dermatologist Dr. Jeffrey Dover suggests that his patients book laser and light treatments following the Halloween holiday. Laser treatments, which are often used to remove skin spots or tattoos, are typically not performed on tan skin…

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Dr. Ringler Discusses Body Contouring Options

Posted on November 10, 2010 by Dr. Ringler

In this new video, Grand Rapids plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Ringler talks about the many new options for body contouring, including Smart Lipo, Body Jet water-assisted liposuction, and CoolSculpting by Zeltiq.


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