Archive for the ‘Skin Rejuvenation’ Category

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.

 

 

 

 



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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Discover the Difference Between Moisturizing your Skin and Hydrating it with the New HA5 from SkinMedica

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

SKIN-MEDICA-HA5-e1453144878628 Do you know there is a difference between moisturizing your skin and hydrating your skin? Discover the difference between moisturizing your skin and hydrating it with the New HA5 from SkinMedica. Moisturization is your skin feeling hydrated while hydration increases the water level of the skin, which is more beneficial when you want to combat the signs of aging.  A new SkinMedica product hit the market recently and not only is it incredible, but it truly hydrates your skin. The first of its kind with FIVE different types of hyraluronic acid, HA5 has time-release hyraluronic acid and it instantly smooths your skin and keeps it looking more supple over time. Within minutes of application, your skin will look and feel smoother.  The weightless, silky texture cools, soothes, and hydrates your skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. What’s so special about HA? Hyraluronic acid (HA) is a natural, water-loving substance found in the skin.  It holds in moisture, keeping skin healthy, resilient and supple. As you get older, your natural HA levels decrease and your skin loses its ability to retain moisture.  By the time you are 40-50, you have lost 50% of the HA that you had at 20 – this causes your skin to become rougher and dryer, which leads to lines and wrinkles that can make you look older than you feel. How is it different than other products? It delivers both immediate and long term skin benefits, unlike others hyaluronic acid serums that only temporarily moisturize the surface.  HA5 has 5 different forms of HA that work synergistically to provide instant smoothing results and continuous hydration throughout the day. Take a look on SkinMedica’s website to see before/after images and read more info on this amazing product. Stop in to check it out and learn more at Belladerm or call us at 763- 494-9905.



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.

Halo By Sciton

 

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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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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



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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