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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.

 

 

 

 



Top 5 Reasons Mineral Makeup is Better for your Skin

Monday, July 7th, 2014

cosmetic brushes and make-upThe benefits of mineral makeup have drawn many women to it. And it isn’t just hype – there ARE real benefits to using this type of makeup. We’ve gathered the top five reasons that mineral makeup is better for your skin and why you should consider using it, or at least giving it a try!

  1. Mineral makeup can be better for sensitive skin  because it doesn’t contain perfumes, talc, alcohol, dyes, mineral oil or preservatives.  It is believed to be less irritating to the skin.
  2. Mineral makeup is a better choice for acne-prone skin.  The lack of filler ingredients also make it less likely to cause embarrassing breakouts. Rosacea sufferers have had quite a bit of luck with these products, also.
  3. Mineral makeup gives a beautiful, luminous finish.  It has the ability to make skin imperfections look better because of the light reflective properties it possesses.
  4. Zinc is contained in many mineral makeup formulations.  It is known to soothes irritation and provide a light sunblock.  Don’t count on relying on your mineral makeup foundation as your sunscreen every day, however. It will not provide you with enough protection to be out in the sun for hours.
  5. The coverage mineral makeup provides is lightweight but complete. It is extremely easy to apply. Short on time? Mineral makeup goes on fast and saves you time!

We hope this has given you some insight to the many benefits of mineral makeup! We’d love to tell you more in person about how it can benefit you and your individual needs! Drop by this summer when you’re nearby and check out our gloMinerals makeup. See you soon.

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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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Summer Smooth Skin

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

How to get Summer Smooth Skin 

Top five things you can do now to get your face and body ready for summer.

Finally the weather’s warming up and you’re ready to put away your sweaters and pull out your shorts and tank tops.  With summer right around the corner, now’s the time to take action to get summer smooth skin. With these five skincare guidelines you’re sure to look your absolute best this summer!

1) A Chemical PeelLong, cold winters can be brutal on your skin. Exfoliating the face and body is the best first step to younger, healthier looking skin. A chemical peel will give you a healthier, younger looking glow with little to no down time. To find out which chemical peel is best for you, set up a complimentary consultation with one of our skilled and experienced Estheticians.

2) Laser Hair RemovalSpring is a good time for Laser Hair removal as you can avoid the temptation of basking in the summer sun. While legs and bikini area are most popular for laser hair removal, anywhere you have unwanted hair is a good place to begin. Belladerm uses the Lumenis LightSheer™; for Laser Hair Removal and it is the Gold Standard laser system for providing permanent hair reduction. The LightSheer laser provides a non-invasive treatment that is nearly pain-free and entails virtually no patient downtime. A well-designed treatment regime can result in long-lasting hair reduction.

3) Cool Sculpting: You can exercise and eat right but some stubborn fat bulges simply will not go away!  One sure way to rid unsightly fat is with CoolSculpting®.  Cool Sculpting is a non-surgical way to lose those annoying bumps and bulges. This revolutionary technology targets and cools unwanted fat cells in the selected area to induce a noticeable, natural-looking reduction in fat bulges. There are no needles, surgery, or downtime.  Results look natural and can be seen as early as three weeks following treatment, with the most dramatic results after one to three months.

4) Sun Protection Products: What a difference a good skin care regime can make in terms of healthy younger looking skin. While you do not necessarily need to make any drastic changes to your skin care routine to get your skin summer ready, it is extremely important to use a top quality, broad spectrum sun screen with a SPF of at least 30. At Belladerm we have a great selection of Sun Protection products.

5) Spider Vein TherapyApproximately 50% to 60% of men and women have unsightly leg veins. While 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. The IPL laser system can provide an alternative method of treatment.

Now’s the time to take action and get summer smooth skin, especially while we are offering 15% off all packages!

 

Let’s face it, summer is always more fun when you know you look your best!  Get summer smooth skin with a customized skincare plan that is best for you!  Call to schedule your complimentary consultation today at 763-494-9905.

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Love Your Lips

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Even if you get to the pool and slather sunscreen on your face and body before you spend the day in the sun, you’ve likely forgotten something important — your lips. Using a sunscreen on your lips protects you in two ways. First, because the sun ages skin (lips included), the sunscreen keeps your lips feeling and looking healthy and vibrant. Second, skipping the sun protection in your lip products puts you at an increased risk of getting skin cancer or another skin condition.

Sun damage leads to skin losing some of its elasticity, and unprotected lips are no exception. Also, lips naturally have thin skin, and sun damage can make the skin appear even thinner.

If you like to add luster to your lips with lip gloss, keep in mind that lip gloss without SPF might increase the possibility of developing skin cancer by acting as a kind of magnifying glass for the sun’s rays. You might want to consider using a lip gloss with SPF, layering a lip product with SPF of at least 30 underneath or foregoing the lip gloss completely and switching to a matte lip product with SPF.

Since sun damage builds up over time, it’s never too late to start good practices to give your lips some sun protection! Belladerm has complimentary lip balm with SPF15 because we care about keeping your lips luxurious!

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For Those Mornings When You’re Short On Time

Sunday, May 26th, 2013

Have you seen the variety of cool dry shampoo options at your salon lately? There is a wide array of choices and we like this beauty idea because who doesn’t have one of those mornings, from time to time, where you need to refresh your hair but a shower is just not happening? Maybe you snoozed the alarm a time too many and are in a mad dash to get ready for work or maybe your tot threw a tantrum and you spent your would-be shower time battling your little powerhouse. No matter the reason, we’ve all been there. That’s why these products are awesome.

Supposedly, you just work them into your roots and you’re good to go. They can absorb oils, add a clean scent to your tresses and help you feel refreshed on those crazy mornings. Here are a some that we found were popular online. Do you have any tried and true dry shampoos that you use? We’d love to hear your experience and recommendations.

“Best Scent” – Redken Powder Refresh 01
Consider this colorless spray powder a breath mint for hair. Testers reported that the subtly woodsy fragrance masked odors and that the formula made hair look as if it had “just been blow-dried.”

“Best for Curly Hair” – Suave Professionals Waterless Foam Shampoo
To put the spring back into your spirals, scrunch a medium-size blob of this lightweight, nontacky mousse into hair. The formula contains hydrating aloe-leaf and jojoba oils, so it leaves hair feeling silky, not sticky.

“Best for Oily Hair” – Skinnyskinny Organic Dry Shampoo
Think you absolutely, positively can’t skip your daily wash?  This prove-you-wrong powder has a powerful mix of cornstarch and baking soda that absorbs grease and adds texture to lifeless hair.

“Best Tinted Option” Batiste Dry Shampoo in a Hint of Color
Available in three shades, to blend with any hair color, this mess-free mist conceals roots while sopping up excess oil. The tint washes right out, and even the darkest shade won’t leave a residue ring around the tub.

 

 

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Tanning Bed Users Likely to be Unhappy About Their Looks

Friday, April 26th, 2013

File this under more reasons not to use a tanning bed: A new study by Cancer Research UK suggests that tanning bed users are actually more likely to be depressed about their looks than non-sunbed users. Yes, you read that correctly: Despite the artificial Vitamin D and temporary high you might get from those 7 to 11 minutes in fake sun heaven, you’re actually setting yourself up to feel worse about your body.

According to Cancer Research UK, almost half of tanning bed users ages 18-to-34 are unhappy with their appearance, compared to 36 percent of non-fake tanners in the same age range. And of those unhappy tanners, 8 out of 10 cite pressure (from peers, celebrity images, and the media) to look different. While the whole vicious cycle is a bit of a chicken-and-the-egg deal, we do know this: artificial tanning absolutely doesn’t benefit skin’s appearance or health, causing early signs of aging, sunspots, wrinkles, and of course, cancer. We see many people come into Belladerm with regrets about using tanning beds when they were younger.

You might want to pass this information on to your teenage daughter or someone you know who is hooked on tanning beds.

If you’re trying to break the tanning bed habit, try  a sunless tanner instead. You’ll feel better about yourself to boot! Belladerm offers a fabulous selection – learn more here.



Merry and Bright

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

We hope you had a very Merry Christmas! Now, it is time to plan your look for New Year’s Eve and the new year ahead! Make sure your skin has a glow from within by giving it a little extra special TLC this holiday season! You deserve it!  One way to brighten your complexion is by doing a chemical peel or photo facial.  Both treatments are very popular here at Belladerm.  Smoother, brighter and fresher skin will be revealed so you can put your best face forward and really shine. Call us or come in for a free consultation to learn about the best option for you.  We know you have a busy lifestyle to maintain and can’t afford to have lots of downtime recovering from procedures!

We also carry an awesome products that will give you the results you crave. One is called iS Clinical White Lightening.  This product helps treat hyperpigmentation in five different ways and also offers strong moisturizing properties and powerful antioxidant protection.

Another product to check out is VIVITÉ®  Vibrance Therapy. It is specially formulated with unique ingredients to help create the appearance of brighter and more even skin tone while helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Click here to see Before and After results.

 

We hope to see you soon! We’re here to help in any way we can!
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Serums are All the Rage

Monday, February 20th, 2012

True, but plenty of beauty junkies are still in the dark when it comes to what’s up with them. What’s the difference between a serum and a cream? Why are they so expensive? And most importantly, have you considered trying one? Here are some reasons why you might want to consider making serums a weapon in your skincare arsenal.

You have a serious skin challenge.

Cosmetic chemists and derms maintain that serums tend to be more efficacious than plain old-school moisturizers due to the method of delivery: Serums are more concentrated so they’re able to penetrate more deeply than creams, according to Ni’Kita Wilson, YouBeauty Cosmetic Chemistry Expert. That makes these products ideal for troubleshooting specific problems such as redness, acne and hyperpigmentation. For example, rosacea sufferers might try a serum that contains azulene, which can help calm irritated skin.

You have ultra oily skin.

Oily skin types tend to avoid rich, heavy oil-based creams like the plague since they can clog pores and bring on breakouts. But skimping on a moisturizer means losing out on potential anti-aging benefits. What’s more, drying out your skin can actually result in increased oil production. Luckily, most serums are water-based and lightweight enough to slather on sans an oily aftermath. Bonus: Formulas that contain vitamin C or luminizers tend to impart a gorgeous glow, leaving skin looking hydrated and healthy—not sweaty. Top off with an oil-free, gel-based sunscreen.

You have super dry days.

Wintertime is notorious for causing your skin to turn dry and flaky—and even the creamiest, richest moisturizer isn’t always enough. Many serums are formulated to act as boosters to heavier creams by providing a crucial layer of vitamins and essential oils that the cream effectively “seals” into skin. Think of a serum as a strong foundation and cream as a protective barrier. Look for serums that contain super-hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid.

Belladerm carries some amazing serums like iS Clinical and we’d love to explain their benefits to you and help you decide which one suits your needs best. Drop by to chat with us or learn more about our products here.

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