Our Skin Rejuvenation Center offers the latest treatments and products to improve your skin, remove hair, and beautify you inside and out with non-invasive, non-surgical procedures.
Dr. Benson’s interest in skin health developed as a direct result of his work as a certified HIV specialist. He has treated many HIV patients who developed skin damage of various kinds including facial wasting as a result of illness or as a side effect of early HIV treatments. He became a pioneer in the use of Sculptra®, an injectable facial volumizer that has improved the lives of thousands. He has trained dozens of cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists in the use of Sculptra®. It was a natural extension of his interests and expertise to establish a skin rejuvenation and cosmetic services center as a part of his family practice.
Our number one concern is your total health, inside and out. Good health and looking good go hand in hand. Improving your health can give you that “healthy glow” that improves your appearance, while looking good can enhance your self-esteem and improve your motivation to take care of your health, so it works in both directions. Dr. Benson has incorporated cosmetic services into Be Well’s primary medical practice to enhance the outer representation of your inner vigor.
Dr. Benson has chosen Heather Durkee as Be Well’s specialist in skin health. Heather is a licensed esthetician with extensive training and experience on both the spa side and the medical side of the field of esthetics. She has been with Be Well since 2009. Dr. Benson oversees each of the Center’s patient’s care and progress.
The mission of our Skin Rejuvenation Center is to enhance your wellness and improve your skin in a comfortable and pleasing environment, using cutting-edge equipment and the highest level of expertise and professional service.
We specialize in treating male, female, transgendered, and teen patients. You may be pleasantly surprised at our pricing.
The first step is to come in for a consultation to speak with Heather about your needs and desires, and the services that are available at the Center. She will work with you to construct an individualized treatment plan that fits your specific goals.
If we can’t meet all your skin care goals, we’ll discuss with you other options, including a referral to a cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist if needed.
Our 60-Day Restorative Skin Rejuvenation Package
Be Well has designed a special skin rejuvenation package that many patients have found has done wonders for their appearance and their self-confidence. It’s an exciting 60 day treatment plan that incorporates four revolutionary technologies to deliver softer, brighter, younger-looking, and healthier-looking skin. Through a series of office visit treatments over the course of just 60 days, these technologies are used to treat fine lines, wrinkles and discolorations from deep within the skin to give you a lasting new, revitalized look. You will regain a more youthful, contoured appearance with improved skin color, texture, and tone. Your specific version of the package will be customized to your needs and goals.
Perhaps you have age spots, droopy skin, or wrinkles from sun damage and the natural aging process, and you’re not satisfied with the results you can get from topical creams and lotions, yet you’re not ready for anything as radical as a facelift or other cosmetic surgical procedure. If so, our skin rejuvenation package could be just what you’re looking for.
Treatment areas include:
Under the eyes
Around the mouth
The package combines four primary components:
AFT intense pulsed light The Harmony®XLSystem laser uses pulses of light in a treatment called a “photofacial” to reduce tiny broken blood vessels and address other color irregularities to even out your skin color. Most red vascular and brown melanin spots are safely and effectively removed, while the surrounding skin is left unaffected.
Near-infrared light The Harmony®XLSystem laser uses light in the near-infrared spectrum to heat the skin beneath the surface, stimulating the growth of new collagen and firming up loose skin for a more youthful, contoured appearance.
Precision laser The Harmony®XLSystem’s Pixel® laser attachment creates thousands of microscopic perforations in the skin, which also stimulates the development of new collagen to improve your skin’s texture and tone, and fill in scars, shrink pores, and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. The skin around the perforations remains intact, which allows the skin’s top layer to heal from the edge of the tiny holes very rapidly.
JetPeel® cleansing and hydrationThe JetPeel device gently “pressure washes” your skin with water and oxygen delivered at supersonic speed to:
improve the microcirculation of the treated area.
It unclogs pores,
treats acne, and
removes blackheads and any debris that has built up over the years.
All these components are comfortable, painless or near-painless, procedures that can be used on any skin type to deliver lasting results. Patients are able to return to work immediately after each session.
Laser Hair Removal at Be Well.
Other Available Treatments
In addition to the aforementioned, our Skin Rejuvenation Center offers many more non-invasive skin care treatments to repair, restore, and prevent damage and aging to your skin.
As a result of climate, sun exposure, gravity, illness, smoking, genetics, or other factors, or simply aging, over time your face changes shape, loses some fullness and elasticity, and takes on a more wrinkled appearance. There are different ways to address this.
Botox One is Botox treatments. Botox reduces the activity of muscles in the face that cause wrinkles, for example the muscles in the forehead and eyebrow area that cause dynamic wrinkles when the face is in motion or making an expression.
Facial or Dermal Fillers Another is the use of facial or dermal fillers. Facial fillers are injections of collagen to fill out static hollow areas, wrinkles, and creases and help contour the face.
An effective facial filler we use at Be Well is Sculptra®. As noted above, Dr. Benson was one of the first physicians to use Sculptra extensively, and he has since trained many other health care professionals in its use.
Skin Resurfacing Our Skin Rejuvenation Center uses the DiamondTome Microdermabrasion Machine® for resurfacing the skin to even out skin tone, reduce acne scars, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Patients experience softer, smoother, cleaner-looking skin after just one treatment.
We also offer prescription-based chemical peels that remove the outer surface of the skin. This treatment can reduce wrinkles and sun damage, and improve skin tone and texture to make your skin tighter and more youthful in appearance.
Laser Hair Removal Through the use of the Soprano XL laser, unwanted hair can be removed from virtually any part of the body. The laser technique constitutes an improvement over electrolysis and earlier hair removal systems. It is faster, can be used in more sensitive areas, is more comfortable and pain-free, and requires fewer visits.
To discuss these and other skin health treatment options, come visit Heather for a consultation. Learn more
Heather Durkee The Be Well Medical Center offers something you’ll rarely see from a family medicine practice: A state-of-the-art skin rejuvenation and cosmetic services center.
Heading up this cosmetic services center is licensed aesthetician Heather Durkee. Heather graduated from the aesthetics program at Michigan College of Beauty and has been a licensed aesthetician since 2002. She has taken continuing education classes to further her knowledge in several areas concerning the health and maintenance of your skin.
Heather is trained and certified in a variety of laser therapies, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, several specialty-type facial treatments, and the use of PCA Skin products. Her pharmaceutical skin care product knowledge is unparalleled, and her expertise is invaluable to her patients whose skin she helps keep healthy and glowing!
A native Michigander, she grew up in Oak Park, and currently lives just 10 minutes from Be Well. She enjoys walking, biking, and gardening, and spending time with her kids most of all.