Archive for April, 2015

Get your body summer ready with Coolsculpting

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

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Summer is getting closer every day! That means more sunshine, outdoor activities and wearing swimsuits. Last year, a survey was done by Wakefield Research, commissioned by ZELTIQ® Aesthetics, Inc.  (the makers of the CoolSculpting® system) and their findings confirm why Coolsculpting is so popular. It found that 88 percent of women would like to improve one area of their body before they consider themselves “bikini ready.” Even for women who are in shape and leading healthy lifestyles, the survey found that most still have problem areas that they would love to improve. It won’t come as a surprise to you that 74% of women felt their abdomen was a trouble spot and 54% said it was their thighs. Can you relate? Does the thought of summer make you smile but the vision of squeezing into your swimsuit quickly make you cringe a bit? You are not alone. In the past, you would probably focus mainly on eating and exercise but NOW we have another option to get results.

As the weather warms up, there is no question that we are more motivated to get in shape or slim down in order to look better in summer clothes and swimsuits. While many of the women we see are leading healthy lifestyles, most of them can still name a trouble or spot or two that they desperately wish they could improve.  CoolSculpting is the perfect fit for these individuals.  This procedure is a non-invasive treatment that targets underlying fat pockets without surgery or downtime.

Preparing your body for summer can be an intimidating process for women. The Wakefield “Summer’s Bare Facts” survey found that approximately 78% of women would be unwilling to post a photo of themselves in a bikini as their social media profile. In addition, the results of the survey showed that American women think about fixing or bettering their bodies approximately seven times per day. It’s time to free yourself from those thoughts. We’d love to sit down and spend some time telling you more about Coolsculpting and the beautiful results that you can achieve without putting your life on hold.

Consultations are always free! We currently have a special running: 15% off Coolsculpting Packages

 

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Belladerm’s Day of Beauty with KS95 Morning Show Host Shannon Holly

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

 

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Join us along with Shannon Holly from the KS95 morning show this Saturday from 11am to 1pm for Belladerm’s day of beauty and fun. Shannon recently had a halo treatment at Belladerm.  See for yourself how she restored her youthful glow with the amazing Halo by Sciton.

Our Day of  Beauty includes:

  • Swag bags-The first 25 people through the door will receive a beauty swag bag filled with lots of goodies.
  • Win Prizes! Register to win a free services plus lots of other fabulous prizes.
  • Meet and Greet! Meet Shannon Holly from KS95 and the Aestheticians.
  • Learn about the latest in skincare rejuvenation including the new amazing Halo.
  • Save money! Book a halo treatment and receive 20% off-the day of the event only!
  • Complimentary lunch-Mingle, meet new people and enjoy a fabulous light lunch

What is unique about Halo?

The Halo by Sciton gives you the results you want without the downtime you would expect. We are able to customize your treatment in ways not possible before based on your skin’s unique needs. Halo is the world’s first and only tunable hybrid fractional laser, combining non-ablative and ablative wavelengths in a single pass to maximize results and control downtime.

The Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser focuses energy on the deeper collagen layer of skin leaving the surface of your skin largely intact for a quicker healing time. Our goal is always to help you achieve amazing results with as little downtime as possible so this was a perfect fit for Belladerm. We welcome you to come in for a free consultation to see how this new laser could impact you and achieve your goals.

Halo precisely targets years of damage to your skin, including:

  • Discoloration
  • Sun Damage
  • Uneven Skin Tone
  • Visible Signs of Aging
  • Enlarged Pores
  • Poor Texture
  • Fine Lines
  • Scar Revision

Learn more about Halo here.

Hope you can join us along with morning show host Shannon Holly from the KS95  morning show for a day of  beauty, education and fun!



Robin’s Story- An Act of True Love

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

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As most of you know, Jack and I have been married for 28 years. Early in my life, I believed that we could have met different people we could be with and be happy. However, I now believe there is one person for me and that person is Jack!
I met Jack rafting on the Chattahoochee river in Georgia when I was 18. He lived in Texas at the time and we dated long distance . We got married in 1986. We were blessed to have our son, J.T., 2 years later. When J.T. was about 9 months old, we found out that Jack had IGA Nephropathy, which is a kidney disease they believe he developed from an untreated strep infection when he was a child. We were told in 90-95% of the cases people never have any issues with it. We believed, of course, that we would be in the 90-95%. We went on with our lives. In 1990, we were blessed to have twin girls. After they were born, Jack started having issues with his kidneys, so the doctor did a kidney biopsy. That was one of the longest days ever. I didn’t have any family here so I spent the day at the hospital with 6 month old twin girls and a 2 year old boy! At the end of that day we found out that Jack fell into the 5- 10% of people who would possibly need a transplant. What that meant was managing any complications until his kidneys failed enough to get a transplant. We thought we were in the clear because he had two brothers and two sisters who were willing to be donors. So we waited. Jack is not a complainer so he never said a word about anything. Not even to say he was tired. In 1994, we found out that his brother had to have a surgery and they wanted family members to donate blood. Unbelievably, Jack was the only family member with a different blood type than the rest of his siblings. What that meant for us was that none of his family would be eligible to donate a kidney to him.
The most basic requirement to be a donor for someone is to match blood types. There are many factors after that but that is the first one. In 1996, Jack had to be put on the transplant list. In order for that to happen, we had to go to a class at the University of Minnesota Hospital to learn about what that means. While at this meeting we found out that The U of M was one of a few hospitals at the time doing living, non-related donors. That meant , to me, that I could look into being a donor. I found out that I was the same blood type as Jack. He and I had many discussions about me being a donor for him. He was against it. He felt our children were too young to have both parents at risk by undergoing such major surgeries. I felt our children and myself were too young to not have a father and a husband. I went ahead and scheduled my testing to see if I could be a match for him. The discussions continued and weren’t always calm. I did the testing .
One day in late January, I got a call at work at 4:25PM from the transplant center saying I was a match and that we would do the surgery the last week in April. Jack was getting sicker and sicker and was becoming less resistant to my donating. In February, he called me after one of his doctor appointments and I asked how it went. He said, ”Well, the doctor says that I have 30-90 days and my options are transplant, dialysis or death.” I’ll never forget that! The doctor thought we should move the transplant up and I was all for it, but little did I know it isn’t that simple. I called the U of M and they said they couldn’t move it up unless there was a cancellation. I didn’t even want to know what had to happen for there to be a cancellation. I got a call back that they could do it on the 18th of March. We had to make up wills and living wills and make plans for if the worst were to happen. As you can guess, it went perfectly! Jack was back at work in 3 weeks! It has been 18 years and he is still perfect! I have had no issues from donating my kidney. The doctors told me I could do anything I wanted, it would be the same as being born with only one kidney, which happens all the time.

Did you know that April is National Organ Donor Awareness Month? It is a great time to learn more and create awareness for such an important and in live-saving cause. To find out more go to  http://www.organdonor.gov/index.html

I can honestly say I would give again and again if I could. Saving a life is so worth it! I invite you or anyone you know who may be in need, to contact me with any questions you may have.

Sincerely,

Robin Bernens

 

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Belladerm Medspa Wins Best of Maple Grove Again!

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

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And the winner is… WOO HOO! Belladerm has earned Best of Maple Grove in the medspa category honor again and we are so grateful for all of you voters out there! It isn’t that we don’t hear it from you in person or feel the appreciation you have for Belladerm, but being recognized by the community as THE go-to place for beauty just makes us smile! We strive to be the very best for you so you can place your complete trust and confidence in us, knowing we have your goals in mind. From the caring staff we have to the top-notch products and services we offer, it is all about you and for you. We just love hearing this feedback because it lets us know that we’re doing a great job in YOUR eyes. Drop in and say hello whenever you are nearby. We love seeing you!

 

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