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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



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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10 Best Ways to Protect Your Skin From the Sultry Summer Sun

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

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Though it might not feel like it, summer IS coming sooner than we think and you’ll be prepared for it when you know a variety of ways to protect your skin from the hot summer sun. We just spent some time focusing on skin cancer prevention and this blog goes hand in hand with that topic. We’re going to look at ways you can protect yourself and your family since most skin cancer is caused by excessive and unprotected exposure to UV radiation.

  1. Sun protection isn’t just for your skin. Don’t forget your lips! Use a lip balm with a sunscreen of at least SPF15. Pick up your complimentary lip balm at Belladerm when you stop in to see us.
  2. Watch the clock. Sun exposure is most damaging between 10:00 AM-2:00 PM so do your best to limit sun exposure between those hours.  Use the shadow rule: if your shadow is shorter than you, the sun’s rays are at their strongest, and you should find some shade if you want to be outdoors. Check the forecast so you can quickly learn what the UV index is and stay informed about how harsh the rays will be on any given day. If it creeps up towards 10, use extra caution or stay indoors.
  3. When you can, protect your skin with a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, and a hat. Keep in mind that dark clothing with tightly woven fabric blocks more sun than white or loosely woven fabrics. You can also find clothing made with special sun-protective materials.
  4. The delicate skin around your eyes is easily affected by the sun’s powerful rays. Always wear sunglasses with 99% to 100% UV absorption to provide optimal protection for the eyes and the surrounding skin.
  5. Be aware of how medications affect your skin’s sensitivity to the sun. Examples of some that make you more sensitive: specific types of antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, antifungals, blood pressure medications, and chemotherapies.
  6. Be beach smart. Water and sand will all intensify the rays hitting your skin and water will wash away your protection. Reapply your sunscreen regularly but even more so when you’re enjoying a beach day!
  7. Cloudy days are ALSO sunscreen days. You just won’t feel the heat of the sun as much on those days but please don’t skip your sunscreen. You should choose a broad spectrum, water resistant sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB radiation and has a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher.
  8. Those of you with little ones will also need to know the importance of protection from early on.  Getting a bad sunburn in childhood increases a person’s risk of developing skin cancer as an adult.
  9. Choose wisely. Sunscreen creams are better for dry skin, and gels are better for the scalp or hairy areas. Sunscreen sprays are found everywhere are make application fast and easy, but when possible, avoid using them.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is not sure that enough sunscreen makes it onto the skin and is concerned that the spray may be inhaled into the lungs.
  10. We are passionate about protecting your skin. Stop in for our current sunscreen special. 10% off all sunscreen products through the end of May including Obaji Sunshield SPF50, Revision Intellishade SPF45, SkinMedica Daily Physical Defense SPF30 and Environmental Defense SPF50.

You may already have heard many of these before but it never hurts to get a refresher before the hot weather arrives. Never underestimate the importance of the protecting your skin from the sultry summer sun!

source: http://www.cancer.net/navigating-cancer-care/prevention-and-healthy-living/protecting-your-skin-sun

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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

 

 

 



Keep Calm & Make it Through the Holidays

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Mid-November hits and it you can almost feel something different in the air. Besides the crisp, cold wind chill, that is! You can feel it when you stroll into your favorite mall or store – a certain energy and urgency is felt everywhere you go. Do you ever get to New Year’s Day and think, “WHAT just happened? It was all a whirlwind!” The holiday season can be so much more enjoyable when you stay focused on taking care of yourself and letting the little things go. Yes, I know these days it is harder than ever to not want to keep up with everyone else and make impressive little custom Pinterest-inspired name placards for the Thanksgiving meal BUT really, wouldn’t you rather be in a better mood for your loved ones? Missing out on some precious sleep to make crafty goodies is something you might want to reconsider. Maybe pick a few special areas in which you will be an overachiever – an amazing Christmas lights display or tree decor, a couple of impressive new recipes at Christmas, extra-special gifts this year – but vow to not run yourself ragged doing it all perfectly.  In the end, the memories with your family are what counts, so stay focused on that!

A couple of tips for the season:

  • Keep a bunch of generic but well-loved gifts on hand and stocked up so you don’t have to leave your house at the last minute. There is always someone that slips through the cracks or who you just spontaneously want to thank with a little gift, so this will come in handy!
  • Experts suggest taking a time out from the holiday hustle and bustle to enjoy a hot cup of coffee, a steamy cup of soup or a “leisurely”, but healthy meal. This will not only fill you up but boost your energy and your immune system for all you still have to do. We have some fabulous ways to give you a little break from the holiday frenzy. Watch for specials from Belladerm to treat yourself! 
  • Don’t cut out exercise during this time. You may need to scale back to fit in all of the things you need to get done right now, but keep up some sort of routine. You’ll need it to deal with the the holiday hoopla you’ll encounter.
  • We know you can’t do this every night, but choose one night a week to wind down with a cup of hot chamomile or a hot bath about an hour before you head for bed. This will recharge your batteries.
  • Keep eating well and making sure that your body is getting vitamins C & zinc to combat the germs circulating everywhere.
  • If holiday weight gain is a worry on your mind, think about keeping a casual log of what you consumed each day. When you are accountable, you can make better choices. Better yet, find a pal or spouse to discuss progress with. And allow yourselves special treats. It is the holidays, after all! Even just focusing on portion control helps a great deal!

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Focusing on Moms

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Mother’s Day is almost here and Belladerm wants to wish every mom a HAPPY, RELAXING MOTHER’S DAY!

Now let’s talk candidly for a moment about motherhood. Moms are notorious for not taking time for themselves, isn’t that right? I mean, they have to take care of the whole family first and then whatever time is left over (read: none) a mom will plan to focus on herself.  More often than not, there just isn’t enough time to go around and moms adjust to a constant state of feeling stretched too thin and  vow that they will just have to enjoy “me time” later on when life slows down.  The problem IS, it really won’t slow down.  You must carve out (painfully sometimes) the time to just be YOU and relax a little.  Whether it is having lunch with a friend, reading a few chapters of your favorite book or going for a run…the time you take for yourself will reap huge rewards not only for you as a mom, but for your kids.  What they get in return is a refreshed, more vibrant mom. We love to see moms come in and enjoy some pampering – a facial, a makeup consultation or whatever makes them feel pampered and beautiful.  It feels good to know that we are rejuvenating them so that they can return back to their families in a better state of mind and that they will have the simple satisfaction of knowing they took some “me time” and didn’t put it off until tomorrow, or next year, or even next decade! This time you steal away, no matter how brief it is, will make a big impact in your life and in your sense of self.  We invite you to make it a goal to enjoy some quality time away from the daily grind to recharge your batteries.  You totally deserve it! Keep up the great work, moms!

We want to make it easy for you to get something for Mother’s Day. When you purchase a gift card of $150 or more between now and Mother’s Day (May 13th) you will get $50 in Bella Bucks to use with the gift card or keep for yourself to do a little pampering of your own. This link will take you to our website where you can purchase right online!
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Spring Fashion Trends 2012 Part 2

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

April is here, the grass is getting green and the trees are budding! This is such a rejuvenating time of year. Did anyone fool you good on April Fool’s Day?

We hope you made it out to shop for some of the latest trendy colors for spring.  Let’s continue with part 2 of our fashion trend update for spring.

  • Anoraks: While you may not be familiar with this term, you likely know what they are already. They’re a super lightweight, casual cover-up that will give your look a sporty edge with lots of style. You’ll find them shiny or matte, long or short, and neutral or colored. Fabrications like nylon, polyester and acetate give them a particularly authentic active appearance.

  •  Pink short suits: A blazer with shorts? Yep, that’s right. It may take the right person to pull off this look, but it definitely is on the trend list for spring!

  • Peplum skirts, shirts, and dresses: These are defined by a short flared ruffle that sits at the natural waist. Show off your curves in this look! They do look best on more slender women, however. They can add bulk to the hips so if this is your problem area, maybe reconsider.

  • Open shoulders: They make the entire outfit look relaxed and seductive.

  • Wider shorts: We wore lots of shorts last season, but they just got wider this year!
  • Futuristic prints: You’ll see a lot of strange, colorful prints out there this year, but floral prints are still very much a hot item, too.
  • Boatneck shirts and dresses: This look shows off your feminine shoulder line. For formal occasions, designers offer more demure versions of this trend but for casual garments, neckline can go as deep as you wish.

 

  • Hot pants: This trend will definitely motivate us to get working out if the thought of the quickly-approaching swimsuit season hasn’t already! It isn’t the first spring/summer we’ve seen these.  It doesn’t look like they are going away anytime soon.  If you prefer to hide your legs more in the summer, maxi dresses are still very trendy so you won’t have trouble finding full-length dresses! 🙂

If spider veins are keeping you from showing off your legs this spring/summer in the trendy fashions, stop in to learn more about treatment options! There are a couple of different ways to treat these unsightly veins and one is using a laser–so no injections at all! Sclerotherapy treatments happen to be on SPECIAL right now, as well. Take 15% off treatment packages now through April 30th! Helping you look and feel your best is our specialty.

 

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Latisse a Clear Winner Over Lash Extensions

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Eyelash extensions have become a trend in the beauty industry. Long, luxurious lashes make you feel pretty and really play up your eyes.  But just because the process isn’t surgical, doesn’t mean it is safe or even a good idea at all.  Eyelash extensions are applied by gluing lash extensions to individual eyelashes, which can be very dangerous when you consider the fact that you’re trusting someone with a powerful adhesive and tweezers very close to your eye for hours at a time.

Another thing to note is that most face cleansers will dissolve the glue used to attach your extensions. Use the wrong cleanser and you could wash off your extensions completely, or even end up with all of your eyelashes stuck together in one big clump. Trying to remove the lash extensions before they fall off naturally is difficult to do without causing your natural lashes to fall out too. Add to this that they are expensive and need to be refreshed frequently. No thanks!

So, while some people are swearing by eyelash extensions as their new beauty secret, many are wishing they’d looked into LATISSE, which is a far better option and will grown your OWN natural lashes long and beautiful! Just think, when someone comments on your gorgeous lashes, wouldn’t it feel good to know they are your very own lashes, as opposed to some lashes that were glued on!

Belladerm has an exclusive special offer on LATISSE currently for all newsletter subscribers.  Click HERE to see our January newsletter and learn more about this great offer. May your lashes grow beyond belief! Here’s to feeling beautiful! If you’d like to receive our newsletter going forward, subscribe HERE.

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Every three minutes, another woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. Breast cancer is the 2nd most common cancer affecting women and most families have been touched in some way by this disease.

The numbers are way too high, but you have the power to help change that. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Pink is everywhere, but what can you do to make a difference?

Here are some practical ways you can get involved this month to rally against breast cancer:

 

 

Because we serve many women in our line of work, breast cancer is something that we know touches the lives of many.  Fighting cancer is a battle that never seems to end and wears you down.  A gift certificate for some spa pampering can mean a great deal to someone walking through a tough journey like that.  Keep it in mind if you know a woman near and dear to your heart whose spirits you’d like to lift.  We love being able to make an impact this way and will match any Belladerm gift card purchase up to $50 for someone near and dear to you.  That’s a $100 gift card for $50; we are glad to help you make a difference.

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Belladerm’s 7th Annual Open House is October 4th!

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
Don’t miss this special event from 4 – 8 p.m. We are less than a month away now and we hope you’ve marked your calendar and called your friends. FIRST 50 GUESTS will receive FREE Gift Bags!  Arrive early to get yours! Join us for an evening of fun, relaxation and mingling! We are looking forward to spending time with you and there will be plenty of yummy food on hand! Appetizers will be provided by Three Squares Restaurant. During the Open House our expert staff will be offering free mini consultations and guests can enjoy special discounted prices for services and products purchased on that day.  Highlights of the evening will include:
  • Mini-Make-up Consultations (compliments of GloMinerals)
  • Meet the reps for our amazing products
  • Laser Hair Removal- BUY ONE PACKAGE,  GET ONE PACKAGE FREE!
  • 20% off all Skin Care Products (including Obagi and Skin Medica)
  • Several prize give-aways
  • 20% off treatments, services and packages

Also, our most popular special–BANK YOUR BOTOX! Attendees may bank up to 100 of units of BOTOX for only $10 a unit! Don’t miss out on this great savings!

So grab a gal pal and join us Tuesday, October 4th from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. for our Biggest Beauty Event of the Year!

Thank you to our partners who have made this amazing event possible:  Princeton Liquors, Juniper Boutique, New Reflections, Mark Michael Diamond Designs, The Oilerie and Three Squares Restaurant.

*If you’re not able to attend, call that day to reserve these great prices!

Don’t miss it, we’re offering the biggest savings of the year!

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