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Why Fall is the Perfect Time for Chemical Peels

Monday, October 3rd, 2016


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The colors of fall and crisp air are upon us. You might be surprised to know that fall is the perfect time to get a chemical peel. Summer’s damaging rays have left your skin in need of repair and you’re probably noticing it. Heavy exfoliation is a very important part of skin rejuvenation. A very effective way to remove the built up dead skin cells and stimulate turnover is by getting a chemical peel. Fall weather means we all spend more time indoors and less time in the sun. This makes it the best time to get a peel because you can keep your newly revealed skin shielded from rays of the sun.

We have many different options for chemical peels at Belladerm and we love working with you to select the very best peel for you based on your skin needs. When you come in for a peel, a chemical solution is applied to the face, which removes the damaged outer layer of skin and unveils softer, smoother, more radiant skin. Most procedures take less than an hour to perform, with minimal discomfort during the treatment. Right now is the ideal time to get treatments so you can enjoy rejuvenated skin for the holidays.

So with little downtime and a more vibrant complexion as the result, what are you waiting for? Call us at 763.494.9905 to schedule your consultation or book your chemical peel.

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Lose Inches With CoolSculpting

Friday, June 17th, 2016

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CoolSculpting is the latest craze for body contouring and Belladerm is hosting a special event this month!  You no longer have to put up with that stubborn fat that no amount of workouts will get rid of! The buzz over this relatively new treatment has been increasing every month. Information is rapidly being shared and CoolSculpting rave reviews are splashed all over in various forms of media right now. Why are people so excited about it?

CoolSculpting provides stellar results without going under the knife. Instead, the fat cells are frozen and your body eliminates the destroyed cells over the course of several weeks. CoolSculpting works by pulling the skin between two panels, so you’ll likely feel a mild tingling or slight tugging of the skin, along with a cooling sensation. Any discomfort should be minimal. You can rest assured knowing that it is FDA-cleared and was developed by Harvard scientists using patented fat-freezing technology.

Are you a candidate? CoolSculpting is a good choice for individuals who are within 15 to 20 pounds of their ideal weight and who already exercise and follow a healthy diet. We’d like to invite you to our CoolSculpting Consult Day coming up on Tuesday, June 21st. Call ahead (763-494-9905) to secure your personal appointment with Robin or Amy and our CoolSculpting Rep. This will be a helpful consult to discuss your CoolSculpting choices and to find out how it will specifically benefit YOU and help you to reach your goals. You will not have the treatment done on this day, just complete your consultation and make your purchase for treatment on a future date. We’re looking forward to seeing you and helping you reach your goals for 2016! For more information on CoolSculpting, click here.

Enjoy 20% off Coolsculpting the day of the event!!

* One offer per customer
* May not be combined with other offers



How Visia Complexion Analysis Benefits You

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

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Visia is an innovative screening device that is an important tool that we use at Belladerm Medspa to guide us in making decisions about procedures and products. This device shows us visually just how damaging the exposure to the sun has been on your skin. We offer this as part of our consultation as a tool to pinpoint areas that we may want to focus on and why.

How does Visia work?

Visia takes only a few minutes and is completely pain-free.  No creams, lotions, or solutions are required.  Using cutting-edge technology, a computerized camera will obtain a clear ‘picture’ of the skin’s health. A Visia analysis captures multi-spectral photos of the face, examining the complexion for wrinkles, spots, pores, evenness (colour variation in the skin tone), porphyrins (evidence of bacteria in pores), and UV spots (characteristic of photo-damage, typically from over exposure to the sun) as well as grading skin features relative to other users of the same sex, age and skin type.  Once these images are captured, we will then review and discuss the images and the analyzed summary of your skin. Based on what we see, we can recommend a personalized skincare regime to improve your complexion including specific product recommendations or procedures.

Why do we love Visia?

The information Visia gives us is vital to help us develop more targeted treatment programs, track progress over time, and stay connected with patients as they consider the possibilities of aesthetic procedures. We understand that it can be hard to decide which treatments will benefit you personally the most. We love Visia because it is one way that we can hone in on the most important products/procedures that will help YOU achieve the look you desire and take better care of your skin, also.

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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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Introducing Halo by Sciton

Monday, January 5th, 2015

We’re so excited to tell you about our new laser. Halo by Sciton gives you the results you want without the downtime you would expect.  Yes, that’s right. This is the best of both worlds. We are able to customize your treatment in ways not possible before based on your skin’s unique needs and desired downtime. 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 in tact 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.

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Top Five Ways to Lighten and Brighten your Skin

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

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As we age our skin loses its youthful glow and luster. While skin aging is a natural process,  daily sun exposure can significantly contribute to premature aging, slowing down the turnover of skin cells between healthy new cells and old damaged cells. Here are five sure ways to lighten and brighten your skin and help you restore a radiant youthful glow.

  1. Get a chemical peel. Chemical peels can be very effective at lightening the skin. This treatment effectively treats a host of skin problems including acne, discolorations and fine lines and wrinkles. A chemical solution is applied to the face, which removes the damaged outer layer of skin and unveils softer, smoother, more radiant skin. Most procedures take less than an hour to perform, with minimal discomfort during the treatment. There are a variety of chemical peels offered today and we will work with you to determine the best peel for your skin concerns.
  2. Omnilux Light Theray-
is a technology based on narrowband Light emitting Diodes (LEDs). Omnilux offers treatment for a wide range of dermatological conditions including acne, photodamage, and skin rejuvenation. Some of the advantages of Omnilux™ therapy is that it stimulates the bodies own cellular mechanisms by photomodulation. Also it is not a laser or an IPL so there is no heat, no side effects or downtime. Omnilux is Compatible with existing skin rejuvenation techniques such as Botox™, chemical peels and IPLs.
  3. Dermapen-is a new revolutionary  procedure that uses multiple needles to vertically pierce the skin. This enhances rejuvenation results and is far safer for the client because there is much less epidermal damage. The automatic vibrating function of the Dermapen increases the effectiveness of treatment by increasing absorption of products, while reducing pain and discomfort. Dermapen is just as effective as ablative treatments such as Fraxel, IPL, Laser Resurfacing, and Chemical Peels. The most amazing benefit is that Dermapen’s pricing is a fraction of the leading alternatives.
  4. IPL™ Photorejuvenation IPL™ technology can be used to help restore the skin’s youthful appearance. IPL Quantum SR™ technology is a unique non-ablative procedure that promotes healthy looking skin including the reduction of diffuse redness, reduced pore size and improved skin tone and texture. The procedure creates a gentle warming of the skin, and is truly a “no downtime” procedure. IPL Photorejuvenation can simultaneously treat a wide range of facial concerns safely and effectively, such as broken capillaries, skin discoloration, age spots, freckles, mottled pigmentation, and the symptoms of rosacea.
  5. Skin Lightening Products: We recommend Skin Medica’s Lytera® Skin Brightening Complex and Obagi Clear. Both products offer a simple and effective approach to skin brightening. Appropriate for all skin types  The Obagi Nu-Derm® System is an anti-aging therapy that penetrates below the skin’s surface to transform skin cell functions at the cellular level and correct the damage within… revealing healthy, younger-looking skin.
 Both Lytera are Clear are topical prescription treatment that  help to correct hyperpigmentation (discoloration) and improve uneven skin tones.

One or a combination of these top five ways to lighten and brighten your skin will bring you noticeable results and help you restore that youthful glow you deserve to have.  To discover which treatment plan is best for your unique skin care needs call us at 763-494-9905 for a complimentary consultation.



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!



Fraxel treatment with a fraction of the cost and no down time? Dermapen is your answer!

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

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Some of you may be familiar with this treatment and yet many may have never heard of it before. Traditionally, to get a treatment similar to this, the needling device was rolled across your skin. This caused more discomfort because of the pulling that resulted on your skin. DermaPen changed all of that. DermaPen’s carefully controlled, disposable needle applicator only moves in a stamping motion, meaning less recovery time and a more comfortable experience for patients because it leaves smaller holes. Some other reasons to consider it include:

  • Have a scar that always bothers you? Improve the look of embarrassing acne scars and other scars when you allow DermaPen to “fill them in” with new collagen. You see, when the head containing several tiny needles, stamps over your skin it causes micro-injuries to the epidermis, which signals the body to produce collagen to remodel the damaged area. This results in firmer skin, a slight improvement in some wrinkles and a very noticeable difference in areas that have been affected by a scar.
  • Another benefit to the DermaPen treatment is that it helps in the absorption of your products while the epidermis is healing.  So, whatever your skincare needs are, your products will start working even better because they will be allowed to penetrate deeper into your skin layers for enhanced delivery of nutrients and moisturizers.
  • Customizable treatment options are a fantastic perk to this treatment. The tiniest of micro needles are used to treat minor surface flaws, while slightly larger needles (still tiny) are used for deeper scars.  The number of passes of the pen will vary depending on the condition of your skin, also, so the treatment can be customized to your needs.

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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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Sources: 

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