Skincare – Southwest Michigan Plastic and Hand Surgery


Skin Care

Meet our Aestheticians, Sara Marie Banaszak & Sarah Frost!

We feel so fortunate to have two talented licensed Medical Aestheticians at our practice-Sara Marie Banaszak (left) and Sarah Frost (right). Both women are laser certified and received their Medical Aesthetician education from the Douglas J. Aveda Institute. Under the tutelage of Dr. Elluru, they perform custom facials, chemical peels, micro-needling, and body sculpting and advanced laser treatments to provide effective care for our patients. We offer skincare appointments at both our Portage and Battle Creek locations. Call us to schedule a consultation today to learn about what these gifted Aestheticians can do for you!



Your skin can enjoy a healthy radiance with facials & chemical peels customized to your specific needs. Our licensed aestheticians, Sarah and Sara, have a wealth of knowledge, skill, and experience to revitalize your skin and your spirits!

Our Laser Certified Aestheticians also offer state-of-the-art laser treatments. Please scroll down past the Facials & Chemical Peel skincare treatments to learn more about the Secret RF (our microneedling machine), the truSculpt iD (permanent, non-invasive fat reduction), the Excel V (for spider veins, port wine stains, and Laser Genesis) and the Excel HR (laser hair removal, Photo Rejuvenation treatments).

Consultation with Mini Facial

(30 minutes) $29

Meet with one of our aestheticians for a deep-cleaning mini facial and discuss future treatments to address your skin concerns and goals.

Custom Clinical Facials

30-minute custom facial $50
60-minute custom facial $85

Your aesthetician will create a clinical facial, specifically tailored for your skin concerns & goals. Your facial can address signs of aging, acne, sensitivity, and more. Every clinical facial includes a deep cleanse, a gentle exfoliation with simple extractions, and a soothing massage on your face, neck, and décolleté.

Antioxidant Facial

(60 minutes) $90

The Antioxidant facial includes a cleanse, vigorous exfoliation, steam and simple extractions, and an anti-aging, vitamin-c, brightening masque. These treatments are followed by a massage on face, neck, décolleté, hands, arms, and feet.

Acne Facial

(50 minutes) $75

If you suffer from acne, you’ll love our Acne Facial! After gentle cleansing and exfoliation, we apply steam, extended extractions, a treatment masque and cooling towels, followed with massage on face, neck, décolleté, hands and arms.

Add-on to a Full Facial Treatment

Add one of these treatments to enhance your facial (excludes the mini facial):
+ Dermaplaning $30
+ Microdermabrasion $40
+ Mini Chemical Peel $50

Surface Peel


Our most gentle peel. This treatment is used to aid in reducing redness or clearing acne. It is used to build the skin’s tolerance for more aggressive treatments.

Rejuvenating Peel


A medium depth peel that addresses skin tone and texture. Rejuvenating peels can address redness, active acne, acne scars, and signs of aging such as sun spots and fine lines & wrinkles. Depending on your unique needs, your Aesthetician will customize this peel just for you.

Corrective Clinical Peel


Our most dramatic peel. It is used to correct severe pigmentation, scarring, and wrinkles. This corrective peel brightens the skin and aids in skin tightening and smoothing.

Corrective Peel Package, series of 4


Offered as a series of 4 peels. Each peel is individually designed to gradually yet dramatically improve the skin’s texture and appearance.

Dermaplaning with Customized Masque

(30 minutes) $45

Dermaplaning uses a special blade to remove the top layer of dull, dead skin cells along with vellus hair (peach fuzz) to reveal a smoother, brighter complexion. Dermaplaning is suitable for all skin types, including clients with redness or sensitivities.

Microdermabrasion Face & Neck with Masque

(30 minutes) $100

Microdermabrasion uses a crushed diamond-encrusted vacuum suction wand to remove the top layers of skin cells to reveal the younger skin beneath. Talk to our aestheticians if you have sensitive skin, rosacea or are prone to redness, as dermaplaning may be a better option.

Skin Care


We are pleased to have four of the latest cosmetic and aesthetic laser machines from Cutera at our practice! To ensure the best results for you, we ask you to come in for a complimentary laser consultation with one of our Aestheticians.

Secret RF, Microneedling

Secret RF is a radio frequency (RF) fractional microneedling laser that suitable for all skin types. The machine uses a set of very small needles to smoothly penetrate the skin to improve fine lines, wrinkles, scars, photo-aging, and stretch marks from the inside out while stimulating the production of collagen. Microneedling has minimal to no downtime.

Excel HR, Laser Hair Removal & Photo Rejuvenation

Laser Hair Removal: The Excel HR laser hair removal system uses advanced laser technology combined with sapphire contact cooling to deliver stellar results and keep patients of every skin type comfortable.

Photo Rejuvenation: A Photo Rejuvenation treatment uses our Excel HR system to reduce or eliminate many common effects of aging for every skin type, including facial wrinkles and skin discolorations. Photo Rejuvenation treatments purchased in packages of 4 produce optimal results with the effects increasingly pronounced after each treatment.

truSculpt iD, Body Sculpting

TruSculpt iD is the latest in body sculpting technology. This machines offers hands-free and hand-held devices that uses heat to allow us to target fat pockets in large or small areas all while keeping the skin temperature comfortable.  TruSculpt iD is a non-invasive, permanent fat reduction treatment done in as little as 15 minutes and with no downtime!

Excel V, Vein Treatments & Laser Genesis

Vein Treatments: The Excel V uses heat to target and reduce the appearance of superficial vascular skin conditions. These vascular skin conditions include but are not limited to: spider veins, port wine stains, rosacea, angiomas, sun spots, and facial veins. For the desired results, many conditions require 2 or more treatments.

Laser Genesis: Laser Genesis is a heat-based, non-invasive laser treatment that restores skin tone and treats fine lines and wrinkles, scars, large pores, rosacea, and active acne. The treatment usually requires 4-6 sessions, depending on the desired effects, but has zero downtime or recovery.


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