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Medical Aesthetics

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Marcus K. Free, MD, Medical Director

Medical Aesthetics Services:
Botox, Dermal Fillers, Sclerotherapy,
BHRT Hormone Replacement,
Medical Peels, Medical Weight Loss,

 

Medical Services Provided by

harbor shores medica;

 

 

 

Dr. Free is a board-certified general surgeon who received his medical degree and residency training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Free moved to Michigan in 2008, where he served as Chief of Staff at each of the two hospitals where he worked, as well as Chief of Surgery. He has extensive experience in general and bariatric surgery and has been performing aesthetic procedures since 2009. His professional memberships include the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders, the DeBakey International Surgical Society, and the International Association of Physicians for Aesthetic Medicine. He lives in St. Joseph with his lovely wife, Connie, and enjoys wine-making, exploring the shores of Lake Michigan, and making new friends in Southwest Michigan.

Medical Aesthetics Consultation - $ 100, included with services*

Facial and body rejuvenation can help you look and feel your best and our patients are consistently very pleased with their results! However, these treatments are medical, and involve prescription medications and/or procedures that should be performed by an appropriately licensed, trained, and experienced medical provider. At Revive, Dr. Free with Harbor Shores Medical, PLLC provides the medical expertise and skills necessary to ensure that each patient has the best possible results. Before starting a treatment, a consultation with Dr. Free provides a plan for achieving your goals that is individualized just for you. A consultation is required for new patients and is provided at no cost when combined with medical aesthetic procedures during the same visit. If no procedures are performed on the day of the consultation, the fee may be applied towards a medical aesthetic procedure (other than Botox) performed within 30 days of the consultation.

Botox - $ 11 per unit

Botox, by Allergan, is a wonderful treatment for dynamic lines on the face, including crow’s feet lines around the eyes, forehead wrinkles, frown lines, bunny feet lines on the nose, and vertical lines above the lips (“smoker’s lines”). Botox can also be used to provide a non-surgical eyebrow lift. Botox works by gently weakening a target muscle, allowing the skin affected by that muscle to relax and become soft and smooth. Results are usually seen within 7 to 10 days and typically last approximately 4 months.

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Juvederm Ultra XC - $ 550 per syringe

From Allergan, the makers of Botox, Juvederm Ultra XC is a dermal filler that is used to replace lost tissue in the dermis in order to soften or erase nasolabial folds on either side of the nose, Marionette lines at the corners of the mouth, and provide new definition to the lips for a beautiful and refreshed smile. Juvederm Ultra XC contains a fast-acting local anesthetic for a comfortable facial rejuvenation experience. Juvederm Ultra XC is slightly thinner than Juvederm Ultra Plus XC and can also be used for smaller, less deep lines and for enhancing lip edge definition. Lasts 12-14 months.

Juvederm Ultra Plus XC - $ 550 per syringe

Also from Allergan, the makers of Botox, Juvederm Ultra Plus XC is a dermal filler used to replace lost tissue in the dermis in order to soften or erase nasolabial folds on either side of the nose, Marionette lines at the corners of the mouth, and provide new definition to the lips for a beautiful and refreshed smile. Juvederm Ultra Plus XC contains a fast-acting local anesthetic for a comfortable facial rejuvenation experience. Lasts 12-14 months.

Juvederm Voluma XC - $ 808 per syringe

A revolutionary new product from Allergan, this filler is used below the dermis to restore lost volume due to loss of youthful fat deposits in the mid-face. Cosmetic physicians now recognize that restoring lost tissue volume in the cheeks is the foundation of rejuvenating the entire face. Once lost volume has been properly restored in the mid-face, rejuvenating the rest of the face is much easier with more natural-appearing results. Just like the other fillers from Allergan, Voluma XC contains a fast-acting local anesthetic agent for a comfortable facial rejuvenation experience. Lasts 2 years.

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Belotero BALANCE - $ 400 per syringe

This dermal filler from Merz Cosmetics is a similar to other fillers but is specially formulated for a much thinner consistency that allows treatment of very superficial lines that are difficult to treat with other, thicker products. A common use for this unique filler for treating left-over “11” lines above the nose which improved but are still noticeable after treating the area with Botox. This filler is also useful to treat “smoker’s lines” above the upper lip in combination with Botox and doesn’t cause a bloated, unnatural thickening of the upper lip. Belotero BALANCE helps smooth moderate to severe etched in facial lines and wrinkles with a quick, easy treatment. Lasts 12-14 months.

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Bellafill - $ 1000 per syringe / $ 4000 – 5 syringe kit

This amazing product from Suneva is a dermal filler that is used in many of the same places as other fillers. This product, however, lasts at least 5 years and even longer in studies from Europe. Provides long-lasting treatment of nasolabial folds, Marionette lines, sunken eyebrows, tear troughs, and even non-surgical neck lifts and hand rejuvenation. This product is also the only dermal filler that is FDA-approved for the treatment of moderate to severe facial acne scars. This unique product is a collagen-based filler that incorporates microspheres of PMMA (used safely for years for hold joint replacement hardware in place) that stimulate the steady, long-term production of the body’s own collagen. With other fillers, the body’s natural production of collagen stops about one year after injection and needs to be replaced. With Bellafill, the collagen continues to remain in place 5 years later in U.S. studies (up to 10 years in European studies). We also use a unique delivery system that allows gentle, non-traumatic placement of this product for safe, immediately-visible results. Lasts 5+ years.

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Spider vein treatment with Asclera - $ 250 initial / $ 150 followup

Get your legs beach-ready for the summer! Spider veins are those unsightly superficial blood vessels that often appear on the legs over time. Sclerotherapy is a well-established, safe, and effective method of obliterating those spider veins. After treatment, the spider veins slowly begin to disappear, with the final result by 2 months afterwards. We use Asclera, a revolutionary product that is much safer than the more commonly used hypertonic saline. Asclera is a type of local anesthetic and has been used for years by physicians in Europe for sclerotherapy with an outstanding record. Asclera is FDA-approved for the treatment of spider veins and small varicose veins up to 3mm in diameter.

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PCA Skin Medical Peels - $ 150 / $ 400 for a set of 3

These gentle medical peels stimulate new growth in the dermis and replace damaged epidermis with new, healthy skin that glows! In addition, these medical peels can effectively treat a variety of skin conditions, including hypo- and hyper-pigmentation areas, acne, rosacea, fine wrinkles, dry/oily skin, and other conditions. We provide medical-grade peels exclusively from PCA Skin, the recognized leader in medical peels and medical grade skin care products. PCA Skin’s clinically researched formulations help reduce the appearance of surface lines, smooth rough skin texture, promote an even skin tone, and clear complexions without the downtime associated with traditional chemical peels. Ingredients such as alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA), trichloracetic acid (TCA), salicylic acid (BHA), and resorcinol work to break down surface buildup. Ancillary ingredients, such as retinoids, antioxidants, and polyphenols, are incorporated into the formulas to flood the skin with these beneficial ingredients during treatment. These blends gently exfoliate dull, damaged surface layers and reveal smooth, radiant, and glowing skin. We customize an appropriate combination of medical peel ingredients and ancillary ingredients for each individual patient, depending on their skin type and treatment goals. These professional treatments are typically recommended as a set of three spaced several weeks apart.

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BHRT Pellet Therapy Hormone Replacement - $ 400

Hormone replacement therapy has been extremely beneficial to men and women to combat hormonal imbalances that develop as we age. These hormonal imbalances can be responsible for fatigue, irritability, dryness, loss of libido, hot flashes, and weight gain. Pellet therapy is a long-lasting form of replacement hormone therapy in which slow-release hormone pellets are implanted beneath the skin in a simple, 5-minute office procedure. These implantable pellets do away with the need for daily hormone pills, frequent application of hormone “creams” to your thighs, or frequent shots and provide a smooth, continuous release of the needed hormones. Hormone replacement therapy is individualized for each patient after evaluating hormone levels and a comprehensive physician assessment of your symptoms.

 Medical Weight Loss Consultation - $150 

Suitable for patients needing up to 25-30 pounds of weight loss to look and feel their best, our medical weight loss solutions involve prescription medications and ongoing medical evaluations. Dr. Free began performing weight-loss surgery in 2001 and has extensive experience treating patients who need help losing weight in a safe and effective manner. For patients that don’t need or qualify for bariatric surgery, we can help you find a medical weight loss solution that works for you.