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Think Random Acts of Kindness this Holiday Season

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

The holiday season is a great time to give to others with random acts of kindness. Did you know that science  shows that random acts of kindness are highly contagious! When we see someone else helping another person, it gives us a good feeling which causes us to go out and do something altruistic ourselves. Random acts of kindness are thoughtful and caring and will always brighten someone else’s day. While the possibilities for the things you can do to be kind are endless, the most important thing is to expect nothing in return. Complimenting people often and expressing sincere gratitude are great ways to get you started.

Here are five more Random Acts of Kindness:

  1. Visit or send postcards to sick kids in the hospital.  Even if you don’t know them, kids will love having someone new to talk to. So bring a small gift, like a card or stuffed animal, to show them that people are thinking of them.
  2. Visit the elderly and bring them cookies or another holiday treat.  Encourage them to tell their stories and listen intently. Besides, his kind of interaction will brings smile to all faces
  3. Volunteer for a cause you care about. Find a homeless shelter in your area, and offer your help with meals and transportation. If you love animals, look for an animal shelter or rescue. Help out by cleaning cages and taking the dogs for walks.
  4. Being kind to yourself is just as important as being kind to other people. Take care of yourself by getting rid of  negative thoughts. Take a break to read a good book, have a beauty treatment, and be sure to compliment yourself. Support yourself with positive affirmation, and be patient when things don’t go exactly as planned. This will also put you in a better mindset to help others.
  5. Pay it forward. Pay for the meals of the people sitting next to you at a restaurant. Cover the coffee for the people in the car behind you at the drive-thru. Feed the parking meter for the car next to yours to keep them from getting a ticket. Pay for tickets for the family in line behind you at the zoo or movies.

In conclusion, get creative with your family and friends and discuss some things that you feel would make a positive difference in someone’s else day. Good habits start with doing and they become habits with repeating. Random Acts of Kindness do not have to be saved for the holiday season only.  Furthermore, thinking  of others and giving your time and effort is a wonderful practice any time of the year.

Happy Holidays! Enjoy this wonderful season!

From your friends at Belladerm Medspa

 

 



3 Ways to More Beautiful Eyes

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Beautiful Eyes. Everyone wants a pair of striking eyes or something noteworthy or memorable about their peepers. How do you feel about yours? Have they seen better days? Do you feel like you look a bit tired and dreary when you gaze in the mirror? We love treating this area because the results always produce such happiness. Even subtle changes to your crow’s feet, undereye bags or your lashes can uplift you and rejuvenate your self-confidence. We see it on a regular basis and it is one of the reasons we love what we do. So let’s talk about some options you may want to consider.  Here are 3 ways to more beautiful eyes:

LOVE YOUR LASHES: Eyes are the window to the soul, right? Well then let’s dress them with beautiful lashes! The kind you grow yourself!! Everyone has that one friend who was just gifted naturally with drop-dead gorgeous lashes. We know, it is unreal. But in this day and age, LATISSE levels the playing field by allowing everyone to grow long, lush lashes. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Just faithfully apply at home and watch them grow! You can take advantage of special savings right now, too, by earning a $20 rebate when you purchase LATISSE.

LOSE YOUR CREASES: Fine lines and wrinkles have a way of sneaking up on us, slowly and subtly and before you know it, you are aging faster than you ever thought possible. The wrinkles around the eyes seem to pack a bigger punch to your looks and can leave you feeling unhappy. BOTOX and dermal fillers are the weapons that will combat the crease formations on your face and put them to rest. Literally, make them behave. You can achieve a smoother, softer look around your eyes which will result in a more youthful, rested appearance. You have some choices to make about what product to use and where to use it, but that’s what we’re here to help you navigate. We’ll help you figure out the right solution. If you’re interested in BOTOX, why not try our Wrinkle Free Fridays? You’ll get 20 units of BOTOX for just $199.

LAVISH WITH PRODUCTSWhen it comes to selecting eye products, quality really does matter. There are many options out there and when you are deciding what to spend your hard earned dollars on, it is tempting to cut corners here but we’d like to encourage you to learn more. The average drugstore products are not going to rejuvenate the skin around your eyes like more high-quality products will. Why experiment and spend a small fortune to figure out an answer, when you could just go with a trusted solution, like isClinical Youth Eye Cream or epionce Renewal Eye cream? There are some amazing products available and we’re here to explain which one may be a good fit for you.

Our passion is providing guidance, treatments, and education to all of you, so come on in and ask those skincare questions. Consultations are always free.

DOUBLE POINTS PROMOTION! 

Also, starting now through January 15, 2018 you can earn DOUBLE Brilliant Distinctions points when you purchase TNS Essential Serum or TNS Recovery Complex.

Call us to schedule a complimentary consultation at 763-494-9905 and get your eyes ready for the holiday season with these 3 ways to more beautiful eyes.

 

 



Three Facts About Halo Laser Treatment

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Why is Halo Laser treatment being touted as the best of both worlds? Will it really give you younger looking skin? Should you believe what you read in the magazines about celebrities swearing by these Halo treatments? We’ll get you the info you need in short form here so you don’t have to dig around. And, we’re happy to say that YES, it really is pretty amazing and something that we know you’ll love.

  1. Halo by Sciton truly IS a new kind of laser. It gives you the results you want without the downtime you would expect.  Yes, that’s right. This is the best of both worlds because it is blending 2 types of lasers. We are able to customize your treatment in ways not possible before based on your skin’s unique needs and desired downtime.
  2. Speaking of downtime, most patients want to know how long the downtime will be after a treatment. We’re happy to report that with Halo, you only need a few days of healing! The Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser focuses energy on the deeper collagen layer of skin leaving the surface of your skin largely intact for a quicker healing time.
  3. Halo will help you combat a multitude of skin woes in one power punch. By targeting the epidermis and dermis, the hybrid laser can minimize the appearance of pore size, help correct sun damage, cut down on brown spots, and even skin texture and tone. It helps with scar revision and fine lines, also.

If all of this sounds like something YOU would like to experience, Belladerm would love to invite you in for a consultation and we want you to know that we have an awesome promo running right now with 15% off Halo, Halo Lite and BBL Photorejuvenation through the month of September. Yes, the whole month! So we’ll see you soon! Give us a call at 763-494-9905.

To learn more about the Halo, Halo Lite and BBL Photorejuvenation click here: http://www.belladermmedspa.com/face-body-rejuvenation/halo-hybrid-fractional-laser



Eat, Play and Save at the MN State Fair

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

 

The MN State Fair comes at a bittersweet time, with the end of the summer here and back to school creeping up on us. While the weather and routines may be changing the family fun tradition remains the same. Since 1854, the MN State Fair never disappoints! Here are a few reasons to go to the the fair this year!

Crazy Yummy New Food

From crazy new food concoctions, to spectacular rides and attractions there is always something to enjoy at the MN State Fair! The food has always been one of  the biggest attractions, as people are curious to see what else they can possibly deep fry or put on a stick.  This year you will discover a new spin on corn. Yep, forget the plan buttered kind, how about cheesy nacho corn on the cob? And for the sweet lover in the family there’s the chocolate popover with peanut butter spread.  These are just two new foods at the fair. Here is a link to many more:  http://www.mnstatefair.org/find/new-food/

New Attractions

One of the most note worthy new attractions at the MN State fair is the Great Big Wheel! The Great Big Wheel is the tallest traveling ferris wheel in North America. It  will carry riders 15 stories high into the sky for breathtaking views of the State Fairgrounds and beyond the Twin Cities. Furthermore, the 156-foot-tall Great Big Wheel boasts 36 enclosed gondolas, each carrying six people and a spectacular lighting display of a half million LED lights.  In addition, it costs $5 per rider. For a list of all of the new attractions go here: http://www.mnstatefair.org/pdf/17-new-attractions.pdf

Map it Out

Many people from all over the Midwest and from all walks of life will walk the streets of Dan Patch Avenue to see what great things they can find at the MN State fair.  Therefore, it’s easy to lose your way and get lost in the crowd with thousands of people strolling the streets. So to help you find your favorite stops and navigate your way around, here is a link to the map. http://www.mnstatefair.org/general_info/get_here/maps.html

Save Big!  Blue Ribbon Bargain Book!

In addition, be sure to grab the 2017 Blue Ribbon Bargain Book.   It features 150 coupons with huge savings on food, merchandise and attractions. The Blue Ribbon Bargain Book is valid all 12 days of the fair. Books are available for $5 at the State Fair Ticket office and at Cub Foods. Here is a list of the participating cub food stores http://www.mnstatefair.org/pdf/17-Tickets-Metro.pdf. Blue Ribbon Bargain Books purchased during the fair support the mission of the Minnesota State Fair Foundation. To see all the great deals included in the 2017 Blue Ribbon Bargain Book, view or print a list of the coupons.

There are countless reasons to go to the  MN State Fair, with one being that it only comes around once a year!   So bring the kids, go with friends, or rekindle the romance with your sweetheart. Whatever your reason..See you at the Fair!



A Better Bod with CoolSculpting® Treatment to Transformation

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

Finally there is a modern and easy way to get rid of unwanted fat and bulges in more than one area with a CoolSculpting® technique called Treatment to Transformation. Forget the  crazy diets and invasive surgery, now you can have the bod you’ve always envisioned.

What is Treatment to Transformation?

Treatment to Transformation is an innovative approach that allows us to use CoolSculpting®  to treat more areas of stubborn fat. By using the Treatment to Transformation approach, we can better customize a treatment plan based on our client’s individual needs. We can target all of the stubborn areas of fat to achieve the new and improved shape you have always wanted. The comprehensive CoolSculpting® technique involves determining the proper number of sessions to freeze the unwanted fat in more than one area of your body. We will help you customize a treatment plan based on your desired outcome.

Is Treatment to Transformation Right For Me?

If you are ready to experience the WOW results of the CoolSculpting®  Treatment to Transformation approach to fat reduction is right for you!  Unlike weight-loss surgery (e.g., gastric bypass), the CoolSculpting®  procedure is not a weight-loss solution for people who are obese. Good candidates have noticeable bulges in more than one area of their body.   The optimal candidates have also tried many diets and exercises that have failed. They seek a non-surgical alternative to liposuction, which is exactly why the Treatment to Transformation is a perfect solution!

The best way to know if you are a candidate for the Treatment to Transformation approach is to schedule a complimentary consultation with Belladerm Medspa! We are an experienced and certified CoolSculpting® provider.

Additional Incentive! 

We’re excited to announce that our Brilliant Distinction Members are now able to earn and redeem rewards for CoolSculpting®!!

Here’s the scoop:

  • Members can earn $20 (200 points) per cycle
  • Maximum 8 cycles per visit/treatment session
  • Minimum of 30 days between treatments

There has never been a better time to customize your personal CoolSculpting® plan!  If you are not a Brilliant Distinction member, just ask about it when you come in for your complimentary CoolSculpting® consultation and we’ll get you set up.  Soon you will have the body you have always dreamed of with CoolSculpting® Treatment to Transformation!

 

 

 

 

 



Belladerm Voted Best Medspa for 4th Year in a Row

Friday, July 21st, 2017

We are excited to share that Belladerm has earned the title “Best Medspa” in the Best of Maple Grove magazine for the Medspa category again! This is the fourth year in a row we have proudly claimed this title. We are so grateful for all of you voters out there! Thank you for taking the time to vote again this year! We are honored by your vote and thrilled to be a part of a survey that supports your opinion! We hear your appreciation right here at the Medspa, but being recognized by the community as THE go-to place for beauty reinforces why we love what we do so much here at Belladerm!  Our goal is to achieve the highest level of customer satisfaction through highly trained staff, state of the art equipment and the best skin care products available. We strive to be the very best for you so you can place your complete trust and confidence in us, knowing that we’ll always have your skincare and beauty goals in mind.  We love hearing this feedback because it lets us know that we’re doing a great job in YOUR eyes. Drop in and say hello whenever you are nearby. We love seeing you! Or, if you are new to Belladerm, come in and see us and know that consultations are always complimentary. Thanks again for voting Belladerm the Best Mesdspa!  Give us a call to schedule your complimentary consult today at 763-494-9905.

 

 

 

 



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

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

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

Do’s

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

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

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

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

Don’ts

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

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

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

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

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

After Treatment

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

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

 

Belladerm promo



Men use Botox to Fight Aging too

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Satisfied businessman

 

Women, you aren’t alone in your efforts to stay looking young. The number of Americans undergoing cosmetic procedures has dramatically increased, and the number of men getting cosmetic surgery has increased by 53 percent in recent years. We’ve seen this trend at Belladerm, too.  Men are paying closer attention to the effects of aging and to how they look, not only for self-confidence but also to compete in the competitive work force.  Men use botox to fight the appearance of aging too. The video below features TODAY’s Al Roker looking at the new (male) face of cosmetic procedures, including one of Belladerm’s popular procedures: CoolSculpting.  View the short video to see what he found out. 

Like Women, men use botox to fight the appearance of aging too! We offer free consultations at Belladerm so send your guys our way and we’ll take good care of them. Call 763-494-9905 to set it up or stop in.

 

 

 



Celebrate Summer & Remember your Sun screen!

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Screenshot 2017-05-22 13.02.47After a long winter, hearty Minnesotans are ready to get out and enjoy the beautiful sunshine. We wait months for summer to finally get here, so it seems only logical that we want to get outdoors and bask in the beautiful sun. Enjoy the sunshine but be careful of sun over exposure!  Too much exposure to sunlight can seriously damage the skin. Some of this damage is short-term (temporary), such as sunburn. However, allowing your skin to burn can lead to future problems, such as skin cancer due to long-term skin damage.

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer. UV radiation can also come from tanning booths or sunlamps. The most dangerous kind of skin cancer is melanoma.

The good news? Skin cancer can almost always be cured when it’s found and treated early.

Go out and enjoy the summer sun just don’t do it without sunscreen. Be sure to use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, reapply it regularly,  wear polarized sunglasses and a large brim hat to protect your face and neck.

At Belladerm, we can get you set up with the right sun screen for your skin.   For the summer months, we recommend the Epionce Daily Shield Lotion  SPF 50, Tinted .  It is perfect for direct sun exposure and for daily use.  The coverage is amazing!  It feels like a primer!!  Epionce Daily Shield Lotion  SPF 50, Tinted  sunscreen helps protect the skin from UV damage and is expertly formulated with just the right amount of color to provide a flawless finish.  Skin is perfectly protected with a natural glow!

The Key Benefits of Epionce are:

  • Broad Spectrum SPF 50
  • Sheer Tinted Formula
  • Blends Evenly For All Skin Tones and Types
  • Botanical-based Antioxidant Formula
  • Very Water Resistant
  • Paraben Free
  • Fragrance Free
  • Non Comedogenic
  • For All Skin Types

 

By all means go out and reap all of the wonderful benefits of summer but please be careful of sun over exposure! At Belladerm, we can help you with the right products. Stop by or give us a call at 763-494-9905.

Happy Summer from all of us at Belladerm Medspa!

 



Love Your Lips

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Beautiful makeup woman with pink lipstick and long curly hair

Lips are not usually at the forefront of anti-aging efforts but they deserve attention, too. They are often one of the first parts of your face to show aging. It isn’t hard to understand why when we consider the effects of sun damage, smoking and drinking out of a straw. Even if you’ve stayed away from these crease-causing habits, unconsciously pursing your lips can also lead to wrinkles. You may have also noticed loss of lip color, overall lip definition and contour. It is time to love your lips again! 

Now you can help your lips remain soft, rosy and plump with SkinMedica HA5 Lip Plump System. It is a fabulous way to turn back the clock with a simple, 2-product system that enhances natural lip color and volume. Your lips will look firmer, smoother and better defined.

What is in it? The science behind it is pretty cool! You remember the important benefits of water-loving hyaluronic acid? Now they are available to help your lips look supple and more youthful. HA5 Lip Plump System combines the use of hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and peptides. Whether you have had your lips enhanced or are just wanting soft, moisturized and plumped lips, the HA5 Lip Plump System is a great addition to your beauty routine. It is a 2 part system: Step 1 is powered by VITISENSCE technology, a proprietary blend of plant stem cells, plant extracts and peptides that supports your skin’s ability to stay hydrated and healthy looking. Step 2’s star ingredient is benzyl nicotinate, a skin conditioner that helps enhance the appearance of lip plumpness and rosiness.

Belladerm is running a special promotion for you to try this out:

PURCHASE A FULL SIZE HA5, RECEIVE 50% OFF THE LIP PLUMP SYSTEM.  (through 6/30/17 – may not be combined with other offers)

What can a full size SkinMedica HA5 do for you?  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. You’ll see the difference for yourself when you experience this new breakthrough. 

So as you can see, together with SkinMedica’s HA5 and the Lip Plump System, you will feel like a new woman and will most certainly be loving your lips (and your skin) again! We want to wish everyone a Happy Mother’s Day and we’ll see you soon!