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Top Two Reasons to Get Dermal Filler this Summer-Do’s and Don’ts

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

There are two reasons why summer is a great time to get filler. The first reason is the sun does not affect your aftercare in that you don’t have to worry about being susceptible to sun sensitivity. (Although you should always wear sun protection!)
The 2nd reason is that we have one of our best deals of the year on dermal filler at Belladerm Medspa! (See special offer at the end of this blog). To ensure you have the best experience here are some Do’s and Don’ts of dermal filler treatment and aftercare.

Do’s

1. Avoid planning any important social events for 1-7 days after treatment.  If you bruise easily, you may need to plan for up to 2 weeks to heal.  Most bruises can be covered fairly well with make-up. If you have an important event like a wedding or a reunion, we recommend having fillers done 3 weeks before the special occasion as sometimes bruises can last for up to 14 days.

2. Take Arnica Montana one-day prior and the morning of injections. You can find Arnica Montana at certain drugstores and often at Wholefoods.  Don’t take it if you have high blood pressure or heart problems. This will help to keep bruising to a minimal.

3. Keep ice or a cold pack on the injection site for at least one hour after your treatment and ice as often as you can the rest of the day.

4. Do seek an experienced injector that is a nurse or doctor. The injector’s technique does matter.  An experienced injector will use a gentle touch, which helps to prevent bruising. They will know the right technique to give you the best results.

Don’ts

1. Discontinue these medications 7 days before treatment. Some of these may be needed for medical reasons, so check with your doctor first.  The reason to discontinue these is that they make your blood less likely to clot (“thinner”), which can cause bruising.  If you are on warfarin/Coumadin or Plavix, stay on it!

  • Excedrin, Asprin
  • Ibuprofen (Motrin, Aleve, Advil)
  • St. John’s Wart
  • Omega 3 fatty acids
  • Vitamin E
  • Ginseng

2. If you need pain medication, Tylenol is fine to use.

3. Do not drink alcohol 1-2 days prior to injections.

During Treatment
Discuss with your injector the results you are looking for and how much product you will need.  A 1 cc syringe of Dermal Filler is only about 1/5th of a teaspoon of product, so it would take 5 syringes of Dermal Filler to fill a teaspoon.  Your injector might apply numbing cream or have you ice about 10-30 minutes before starting the injections. This will help prevent bruising and make you more comfortable during the treatment. Some anesthetic creams constrict blood vessels slightly making bruising less likely.

After Treatment

To a large extent your results will depend on how experienced your injector is and how well he or she communicates with you about what you want in your treatment outcome and what are realistic expectations.  If you are both clear and realistic, treatments tend to go very well with amazing results! Dermal filler and Botox are wonderful non-surgical treatments that can take years off of your appearance! There are normally very little side effects and you can expect a more improved and youthful appearance.

Now is the best time to schedule you dermal filler and Botox appointment as we are offering one of the hottest deals of the summer! See below:

 

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Introducing Juvederm Volbella

Monday, November 21st, 2016

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We love telling you about new treatments and this one is sure to please! Allergan’s newest filler is for the lip area and it is called Volbella.  It’s also the only facial filler clinically proven to last up to 12 months in the lips with a single treatment. Made from hyaluronic acid using patented technology, Volbella is designed to be soft, smooth, long-lasting and have a greater lift capacity than many other fillers on the market. It can be used to enhance lip shape or restore lost fullness. 

What you’ll especially love: Volbella delivers a smooth, natural-looking result as it adds subtle volume to the lips and softens the appearance of lines, which is very important when treating the lips and surrounding area. In addition, its unique technology allows it to be less hydrophilic than other dermal and lip fillers, allowing it to absorb less water and therefore reduce the amount of swelling that can occur in the lips, compared to traditional dermal and lip fillers.

What it can do for you: 

  • Diminish vertical lip lines (a.k.a. smoker’s lines)
  • Accentuate the border of your lips
  • Plump up your lips to make them fuller
  • Enhance the cupid’s bow (the “M” part of your mid-upper lip)

What treatment is like: This latest innovation also has built in painkilling lidocaine anesthetic to make the injection procedure as pain-free for the patient as possible and won’t cause you down time.

To find out more or schedule a consultation give us a call at 763-494-9905.

 

 

 

 



Look Fab for your Winter Vacation with the Help of Coolsculpting

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

 

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With winter coming, our minds turn to a winter escape a few months down the road. Yes, somewhere warm and tropital! You envision strolling the beach with the sounds of the waves gently rolling in. You’re imagining pure bliss until your vision is ruined by the feelings of disgust when you picture your trouble spots and how you will be forced to hide your flabby belly and under a swimsuit cover-up the whole time.  If only there was something to help. A real solution without the hype.

Sometimes you just need a boost – something to complement the hard work you’ve done in the gym and calorie counting. You try but hard as you may, stubborn fat remains. Enter Coolsculpting. This revolutionary procedure is non-invasive and non-surgical. There is only mild discomfort during the treatment and ZERO downtime. Coolsculpting uses cryoliposis to freeze fat cells in your body to the point of elimination. Since fat freezes at higher temperatures than your skin and other tissue, your body is left unharmed needing zero down time to recover. The procedure is FDA-cleared, safe and effective. The results are lasting and undeniable. See what supermodel Molly Sims had to say on The Meredith Vieira Show. (Scroll down to the bottom of the main page to see the video clip)

If you are interested in achieving a toned and tighter look on those stubborn fat areas, Coolsculpting is for you! We would love to tell you more so stop in for a free consultation. We invite you to sign up for a consultation here.

 

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Top 3 Beauty Treatments for Summer

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

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To get your summer glow on after months of hibernating, we recommend one of these popular beauty treatments. Pamper yourselves with these and you’ll be able to diminish fine lines and uncover more beautiful, glowing skin. Shine on!

HydraFacial

This is a revolutionary skin treatment that gently clears away imperfections and improves the look and feel of your skin. HydraFacial is an advanced non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that quickly and easily delivers results without the use of lasers or harsh chemicals. It combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration and antioxidant protection simultaneously, resulting in clearer, more beautiful skin with no discomfort or downtime. HydraFacial targets fine lines and wrinkles, congested and enlarged pores, oily or acne-prone skin, hyperpigmentation and brown spots. HydraFacials use a tiny, brush-like applicator that comfortably sweeps over facial and neck skin. The device simultaneously suctions up dead skin cells and extracts dirt and sebum, while applying a gentle acid peel and conditioning serums. Skin is treated with customizable skin serums during the procedure, so your skin can get exactly what it needs.

Botox

If you haven’t tried it yourself, chances are, you know SOMEONE who has and loves it. We like to think of it as a liquid lift and it is one of the most-requested treatments around. You just simply won’t believe what it can do to some of the fine lines in your face! Popular areas to treat are the lines in between the eyebrows and the furrows of the forehead. Botox Cosmetic is injected into muscles, where it blocks nerve impulses to those tissues. The muscle activity that causes the frown lines is reduced, and a smoother look results. Without a contracting muscle beneath it, the skin has a difficult time wrinkling.

Fillers

A dream come true for battling aging skin! Restylane®, Perlane®, Juvéderm® and Radiesse® are being used more and more to help reverse the changes associated with aging. As you age, sun damage and other factors can reduce the amount of HA (hyaluronic acid) in your skin. The lack of HA causes your skin to lose structure and volume — creating unwanted facial wrinkles and folds, like those parentheses lines around your nose and mouth. You’ll enjoy long-lasting results that will enhance you in a subtle but beautiful way.

 

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Get your Glow on this Holiday Season with Hydrafacial!

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

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This is the time of year to look forward to holiday parties, family gatherings and lots of socialization. Tis’ the season to look your best!  It is a great time to give your skin the special gift of a Hydrafacial procedure.  During the month of December get 15% off your Hydrafacial!  Get your glow on and look radiant for the holiday festivities!

HydraFacial offers a variety of serums to specifically target your skin issues, including:
• sun damaged skin
• blackheads and whiteheads
• enlarged pores
• acne
• brown spots
• uneven skin tone
• early aging fine lines and wrinkles.
This is a revolutionary skin treatment that gently clears away imperfections and improves the look and feel of your skin. HydraFacial is an advanced non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that quickly and easily delivers results without the use of lasers or harsh chemicals. It combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration and antioxidant protection simultaneously, resulting in clearer, more beautiful skin with no discomfort or downtime. HydraFacial targets fine lines and wrinkles, congested and enlarged pores, oily or acne-prone skin, hyperpigmentation and brown spots.

The system is a 4 in one treatment. It exfoliates the skins surface, next serums soften the deposits lodged deep within the pores to allow effortless extraction of blackheads, dirt and oils and hydrating of the skin to diminish the signs of aging and an infusion of vitamins and minerals which are absorbed at a much higher rate because the dirt and oil barriers have been removed. The HydraFacial™ sloughs off dead skin cells, removes skin impurities, and simultaneously hydrates new skin cells as they’re exposed. HydraFacials use a tiny, brush-like applicator that comfortably sweeps over facial and neck skin. The device simultaneously suctions up dead skin cells and extracts dirt and sebum, while applying a gentle acid peel and conditioning serums. Skin is treated with customizable skin serums during a Hydrafacial procedure, so your skin can get exactly what it needs.

HydraFacial™ treatments might be just what you need to achieve radiant, smoother, replenished, younger-looking skin quickly and non-invasively. You can expect:
• Increased collagen formation
• Decreased Pore Size and Fine Lines
• Decreased Hyperpigmentation
• Improved Texture and Skin Tone

Look your best this holiday season and give yourself the special gift of a HydraFacial! There’s no better time, as now through the end of December you’ll receive 15% off your HyraFacial! Get your holiday glow on this season and look absolutely radiant!

Give us a call to schedule your HydraFacial today at 763-494-9905!



Coolsculpting: The Pros of Losing Fat the Safe Way

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

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Are you hanging onto your old favorite jeans or the most amazing little black dress in hopes of someday fitting in them again? Doing all the right things with your eating habits and exercise but still at a plateau and unable to change those trouble spots on your body?  If you are someone who is carrying a stubborn 10-15 pounds more than your ideal weight, you are a great candidate for Coolsculpting to lose fat the safe way.  Coolsculpting works by using a type of cold energy to remove your fat cells permanently by freezing them.  A very high-powered vacuum holds your skin and fat cells in place while the plates get activated to a low enough temperature for the fat cells to die. During this process, only your fat cells are destroyed and patients report that the discomfort level during treatment is low and tolerable.
Below are the top 5 reasons to choose Coolsculpting to shape your body into the physique you desire.

    1. Zeltiq Coolsculpting requires no recovery time! Immediately after the procedure, you will be able to return to work, your social activities, and family.
    2. This is an FDA-cleared procedure that is natural in its foundation and helps both men and women feel confident once again.
    3. Considering the most popular alternative, liposuction, which is a type of surgery, Coolsculpting is a very attractive option because it is minimally invasive. Liposuction involves pain, bruising and soreness, as well as swelling and compression garments to be worn.
    4. Coolsculpting results can be permanent when combined with long-term healthy dieting and exercise. Results begin to arise within a few weeks of the procedure.
    5. It is a quick procedure for stubborn fat elimination that can be executed in one or more sessions, depending on the amount of fat in the targeted area.

Coolsculpting is a great option to regain confidence and attain that slender and fit body you have always desired. Come in to see us for a free consultation or to learn more in person about the safe way to lose fat!

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Spider Vein Therapy–‐Best way to remove unsightly veins!

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

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The arrival of summer weather can bring mixed emotions for many people. Coupled with the excitement of getting outside and enjoying the beautiful summer days is the dread of wearing shorts and knowing that everyone will see their purplish, branching spider veins. Around half of the population deals with spider veins and faces this problem every summer.  What can you do about it if you suffer from them? Belladerm offers excellent options to remove the unsightly veins.

1. Sclerotherapy is still considered the treatment of choice for the removal of superficial leg veins, many vessels may be too small to inject or patients may have an aversion to this invasive procedure. So what is it, anyway? Large areas of veins can be treated with hair-thin needles that inject a solution which irritates the lining of the vessel.  The irritation causes the vessel to swell and stick together, as well as making the blood clot.  In a matter of weeks, the vessel turns into scar tissue that eventually fades and becomes barely noticeable. Following the procedure, you will need to wear compression stockings for a short period of time but it will be well worth it.

2. IPL treatments are another option for these pesky veins. Intense Pulsed Light treatments use heat energy to selectively damage or destroy abnormal veins. As a result, the veins shrink and disappear.An advantage of these treatments is that no needles or sclerosing solutions are required.

You may have heard some myths about spider veins in general. Let’s clear up some of the facts here.

  •  Tanning does not hide the appearance of spider veins. In fact, excessive sun exposure can cause spider veins since harmful ultraviolet light breaks down collagen, which composes the walls of spider veins, and can cause thinning and spreading of the veins.
  • Vitamin supplements won’t prevent spider veins.
  • Spider veins aren’t caused by crossing your legs.
  • Gaining a lot of weight does not make you more susceptible to spider veins.
  • Heredity accounts for 80% of people who get spider veins.
  • Women are more prone to developing them. Especially those who stand regularly for their jobs and who have a blood relative with spider veins.

Don’t hide your legs this summer and suffer wearing long pants in the heat. You really can feel good about your legs again! Spider vein therapy is available at Belladerm with the best ways to remove the unsightly branching leg veins.

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http://www.aad.org/media-resources/stats-and-facts/conditions/below-the-belt-dermatological-conditions

http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/cosmetic-procedures-spider-veins



Three Non-surgical Ways to Rejuvenate Your Face this Summer

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

You may have heard it before, 40 is the new 30 and 50 is the new 40. This is much more that a new frame of mind, its about your visual age verses your chronological age. You do not have to look your age anymore – with safe and effective nonsurgical cosmetic procedures you can look years younger. And you can do it with little to no down with these three non-surgical ways to rejuvenate your face this summer.

  1. BOTOX® / Dysport® 

    BOTOX® is one of the most recent and most exciting advances for treatment of wrinkles, lines, and the aging face. BOTOX® is a highly purified, naturally occurring protein which has the ability to very precisely relax the muscles to which it is applied. This relaxation lasts for a number of months, and then the treated muscles gradually return to their original condition. BOTOX® does not affect the nerves responsible for sensation, so there is no numbness in the treated areas. This is done in a way that will not alter your natural expression and features. It takes just a few minutes and normally lasts about 3-4 months.

    Visit the BOTOX® website to try the Treatment Visualizer.

  2. Dermal Fillers and Injectables

    Restylane®, Perlane®, Juvéderm® and Radiesse® are being used more and more to help reverse the changes associated with aging. As you age, sun damage and other factors can reduce the amount of HA (hyaluronic acid) in your skin. The lack of HA causes your skin to lose structure and volume — creating unwanted facial wrinkles and folds, like those parentheses lines around your nose and mouth. The goal is to return the dermis to its original youthful state. Dermal fillers can give a more natural appearance than surgical face lifts and are being used to reduce or eliminate wrinkles, raise scar depressions, enhance lips, and replace soft-tissue volume loss. When scheduling your appointment make sure your calendar allows for the possibility of swelling for 3-5 days (especially the first treatment). Visit the Juvéderm® site to view before and after images.

  3. HydraFacial™

Detoxify, Rejuvenate, Protect

HydraFacial offers a variety of serums to specifically target your skin issues, including:

  • Sun damaged skin
  • Blackheads and whiteheads
  • Enlarged pores
  • Acne
  • Brown spots
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Early aging fine lines and wrinkles.

This is a revolutionary skin treatment that gently clears away imperfections and improves the look and feel of your skin. HydraFacial is an advanced non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that quickly and easily delivers results without the use of lasers or harsh chemicals. It combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration and antioxidant protection simultaneously, resulting in clearer, more beautiful skin with no discomfort or downtime. HydraFacial targets fine lines and wrinkles, congested and enlarged pores, oily or acne-prone skin, hyper pigmentation and brown spots.

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People are taking better care of themselves and they are living much longer than they did decades ago.  During the twentieth century, life expectancy rose dramatically amongst the world’s wealthiest populations from around 50 to over 75 years. Since people are living much longer nowadays they deserve to look as good as they feel.

To find out more about non-surgical ways to rejuvenate your face this summer, call us to schedule a complimentary consultation at 763-494-9905.

We can customize a non-surgical beauty treatment that is right for you. The timing couldn’t be better to check out some of these options. Take a look at our Beauty in the Box offer:

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Please Note:  If  you’re a Brilliant Distinctions member and first time user of Juvéderm® you can get another $75 off the Beauty in a Box price!  Click here for the Brilliant Distinctions sign up information

 

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What every Minnesotan needs to know about skin cancer and the damaging effects of the sun

Sunday, April 27th, 2014
We mentioned in our April Newsletter that May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. While we have many products and services that treat skin that has already seen sun damage, we are also passionate about educating you about skin cancer prevention and ways to protect your skin before the damage occurs.The sun can give your skin a warm glow, but the new color you see IS a sign of skin damage. Trust us, we see the not-so-pretty effects of sun exposure every day! That’s why this blog is dedicated to what every Minnesotan needs to know about skin cancer and the damaging effects of the sun.
EVEN HERE WITH OUR NEVERENDING WINTERS?  
With spring weather finally arriving, everyone is anxious to get outdoors to exercise, do yard work or play with the kids.  Since we live in a colder climate, many Minnesotans don’t  worry quite as much about sun protection. After all, they are cooped up inside and out of the rays of the sun for so many winter months and they need more vitamin D. While the sun is a great source of vitamin D, a recent study showed that people who use sunscreen still experience a spike in vitamin D levels after sitting in the sun so keep that in mind! Boost your levels with D-filled foods such as salmon, egg yolks, and mushrooms, too.
NO MORE EXCUSES! GET THAT ANNUAL SKIN CHECK DONE!
Melanoma Monday is May 5th
We know, life gets busy and there isn’t anything on your skin that is particularly concerning at the moment, so that dermatologist appointment can wait, right? Wrong. This really IS something you need to do. Tell your friends and family, too. Visit this page to find a clinic near you to visit. You’ll also find helpful tools and resources there. Skin checks are quick and easy and you’ll feel better knowing someone is keeping an eye on possible skin changes. You’ve heard it before – early detection is key! Below is an example of what a changing mole might look like. Suspicious moles are often ones that are not even in color. Other reasons to be suspicious are: asymmetry, uneven borders, changes like growth in size of mole or itchy/bleeding moles or a mole that just looks different than the rest of your moles.
SURPRISING FACTS ABOUT MELANOMA
  • On average, one American dies from melanoma every hour. In 2014, it is estimated that 9,710 deaths will be attributed to melanoma.
  • Melanoma is the most common cancer for young adults 25 to 29 years old and the second most common form of cancer for adolescents and young adults 15-29 years old.
  • When caught early, skin cancer – including melanoma – is highly treatable. The five-year survival rate for people whose melanoma is detected and treated before it spreads to the lymph nodes is 98 percent.
  • Just shy of 77,000 new cases of melanoma were diagnosed last year across the nation.
  • More men than women were diagnosed with skin cancer and more men died from skin cancer last year.

STOCK UP NOW WITH OUR SUNSCREEN PRODUCT SALE
Now is a great time to stock up on sunscreen protection products as we are offering
10% off at Belladerm Medspa now through 5/31/14
 including
Obaji Sunshield SPF50
Revision Intellishade SPF45
SkinMedica Daily Physical Defense SPF30
Environmental Defense SPF50

 

 

 



Belladerm Voted Best Medspa/Rejuvenation Clinic of 2014!

Monday, April 14th, 2014

 

The votes are in! 

Belladerm Medspa was voted 

“Best Medspa/Rejuvenation Clinic of 2014!”

When you call something the “best”, it really only has merit if you can back it up with proof.  Voted by the readers of Maple Grove magazine, Belladerm Medspa was voted the # 1 Medspa/Rejuvenation Clinic of 2014. They beat out nine other Medspas/Rejuvenation clinics in the area.

Once a year, readers of Maple Grove magazine are asked to fill out a survey and choose their favorite place of business in various categories.

We asked Robin Bernens, owner of Belladerm Medspa some questions about the best of 2014 experience and why she feels the people voted Belladerm number one in the Medspa, Rejuvenation category.

 

Q: What does it mean to you that Belladerm Medspa voted the best Medspa/skin rejuvenation clinic?

A: It is an incredible honor.  We are so happy to know that we have made such a positive impression on so many people.  To be voted the “best” means we are practicing what we preach and that is to exceed the expectations of our clients. We expect them to leave Belladerm feeling happy and satisfied each and every time.

 

Q: What do you think sets Belladerm Medspa apart from other Medspas/Rejuvenation clinics?

A: Our philosophy has always been to give our clients only what they need. Whether it’s a chemical peel, laser hair removal, spider vein therapy, fillers or botox, we have our client’s best interest at heart.  We carefully listen to our clients and customize a treatment plan that best suits their needs. Our priority is to not only satisfy the needs of our client, but to ensure their happiness so they become customers for life.”

 

Q: What does success mean to you in terms of your business?

A: Success means our customers are so happy with us that they come back for all of their skin care and skin rejuvenation needs. It also means we are fortunate to meet many of our clients friends and family as we get several referrals every month.

 

Q: What can a client expect when coming to Belladerm Medspa for the 1st time?

A:  To find an environment that is relaxed and comfortable. They can also expect to be greeted by people they can come to trust. Our clients have commented that there is a certain ease in the atmosphere at Belladerm. We treat our clients the way a friend should be treated, with honesty, respect and consideration.

 

Q: What are some of your other best practices?

A: It is our philosophy to offer the best in service and products. We are very careful to research the newest trends in the medspa/ skin rejuvenation industry. Just because it is new to the market or a newer technology does not always mean its better. We believe in the test of time method.  We will wait a period of time before introducing new technologies and products. We stand behind each and every service and product we offer and we want to make sure we offer only the best for our clients.

“A special thank you to all who voted Belladerm Medspa the best of 2014!”

To schedule a complimentary consultation call 763.494.9905

7940 Main Street

Maple Grove, MN 55369

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