Get Long Luscious Lashes with Latisse

October 27th, 2016

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There is nothing more attractive than a pair of beautiful eyes and what better way to show them off then with long, luscious lashes. Now you can have fuller, darker and longer lashes with Latisse. Latisse is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat inadequate eyelashes so if you have never had long lashes now you can with Latisse!

Great eyelashes don’t just happen overnight. That’s why it’s important to note that LATISSE® solution works gradually and remarkably — with full results at week 16. Once you begin, you must continue applying the topical solution each night and follow the directions for best results. If you stop using LATISSE® at any time, your eyelashes will return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months.

Your Lashes will get Longer and more Lustrous 
As the treatment progresses, you’ll first begin to see changes in length. Then, gradually, you’ll notice more thickness and darkness in your lashes. If you’re satisfied with your results by week 8, don’t stop there. Stick with the treatment. After week 16, you’ll see the full effect of LATISSE® solution — and so will others. After that, you can talk ask us about the best maintenance  plan for you.

With regular applications along the lash line of the upper eyelid, Latisse gradually encourages growth of longer, thicker and darker eyelashes. Latisse isn’t meant to be applied to the lower eyelid. For full results, you must use the medication daily for at least two months. Eyelash improvements remain as long as you continue to use the medication. When you stop using Latisse, your eyelashes will eventually return to their original appearance.

If you start Latisse now you can have longer more beautiful lashes in time for the holiday season! So get ready to bat those long luscious lashes with the help of Latisse. For more information give us a call at 763-494-9905.




Why Fall is the Perfect Time for Chemical Peels

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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11th Annual Open House – Celebrate With Us!

September 8th, 2016

Belladerm MedSpa, recently voted as Best Medspa 2016, third year in a row has grown significantly in the last 11 years promoting skin care and overall skin health. Robin Bernens, Managing Director and Nurse Injector of Belladerm Medspa, opened the MedSpa in November of 2005. Beginning her career as a registered nurse, she used her passion for aesthetic medicine to begin studying anti-aging techniques. As soon as her husband suggested opening a medical spa, they began planning for Belladerm. Robin built her business focusing on her clients’ needs rather than her own profits. According to Robin, building her business was quite challenging in the beginning but when she began to see the success in her clientele, it became a beautiful and rewarding process and passion. Belladerm continues to succeed because of the intention behind their products and treatments. Belladerm employees are conservative with their treatments and only choose treatments they know will provide the very best results.

Belladerm continues to differ from most other medspas with their approach to skincare and anti-aging.  Robin runs her business through honesty and integrity and will never promote a treatment or product on a client that she has not personally benefitted from herself. To this day, the biggest reward of running her business is her relationships with her clients. “At Belladerm we have some of the most phenomenal clientele. I feel very lucky to have them and they have become our family. We know each of their personalities as they do ours.”

In celebration of Belladerm Medspa’s 11 year anniversary, they will be hosting their annual open house event Tuesday, October 4th from 4-8 pm. The focus of the evening event is to promote the education of skincare products and skin treatments to keep skin looking radiant and younger longer. Belladerm skincare professionals will be on site to answer questions regarding the products and treatments that best suit each individual’s needs.  The first 50 guest receive fabulous free gift bag. So make the date, October 4th and join us for an evening beauty, great food and fun!  We would like to thank our sponsors Mark Micheal Diamonds, Good Things, Alibi Salon, Biaggi’s and Dayton Wine and Spirits for being a part of our event!   For more information on the event please call Belladerm at 763-494-9905.




Three Easy Grill Recipes

August 24th, 2016

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If you are planning on entertaining or you just want to find something delicious and new to grill, here are three easy grill recipes to enjoy!

1) GRILLED HAWAIIAN MAHI MAHI FOIL PACKETS

PREP TIME 25 min. TOTAL TIME 45 min. NUMBER OF INGREDIENTS: 11 SERVES: 4

1 tablespoon lime juice

1 cup chopped fresh pineapple

1 cup chopped fresh mango

1 cup chopped red bell pepper

1 large jalapeno pepper, seeded, chopped (1 large = 1/4 cup chopped)

2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic

PAM® Coconut Oil No-Stick Cooking Spray

4 mahi mahi fillets, thawed if frozen, patted dry (4 fillets = 1-1/2 pounds)

3/4 teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt

Chopped macadamia nuts and chopped cilantro, optional

Directions

Preheat gas grill for medium-high heat. Meanwhile, stir together soy sauce, brown sugar and lime juice in large bowl. Add pineapple, mango, bell pepper, jalapeno and garlic; toss together. Place four 18×12 pieces of heavy aluminum foil on counter. Spray each with cooking spray. Divide fruit mixture evenly between pieces of foil. Top each with a mahi mahi fillet; sprinkle with chipotle pepper and salt. Double fold top and ends of each piece of foil, leaving space for steam to gather. Place packets on grate; cover grill.

Grill 12 to 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork (145°F). Carefully open packets; sprinkle with nuts and cilantro before serving, if desired. Cook’s Tips: Packets may be baked on a shallow pan in 425°F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork (145°F). 2)

2) GRILLED POTATO SALAD WITH MUSTARD DRESSING

PREP TIME 40 min. TOTAL TIME 50 min. NUMBER OF INGREDIENTS: 9 SERVES: 16

Ingredients

3 pounds baby Yukon gold potatoes

3 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 onion (sweet), thickly sliced

6 slices thick cut bacon

1/4 cup roughly cut fresh dill weed

1/2 cup sliced green onions

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup Gulden’s® Spicy Brown Mustard

1 tablespoon cider vinegar

Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

Directions

Preheat the grill to high. Add the potatoes to a large pot of boiling salted water and cook for 8 minutes or until just before al dente. Strain the potatoes and add them to a bowl and toss with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and add them to the grill, to slightly char and finish cooking. While the potatoes are cooking, coat the onion slices in the remaining oil and add them to the grill to roast. Once the potatoes are slightly charred and cooked through, remove them from the grill along with the onions and chill. Next add the bacon strips to a cooler part of the grill and cook until crispy. Note the bacon will cause a lot of flames so constantly turn them and move them. The bacon will also cook very fast. Once the bacon is cooked, remove and chop. In a large bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard and apple cider vinegar until combined and add in the potatoes and onions once cool along with the bacon, dill, green onions, salt and pepper and toss and chill. Serve cold.

3) ITALIAN SAUSAGE AND MUSHROOM GRILLED PIZZA

PREP TIME 40 min. TOTAL TIME 40 min. NUMBER OF INGREDIENTS:7  SERVES: 6

Ingredients PAM® Grilling Spray 1 can (28 oz each)

Hunt’s® Whole Peeled Plum Tomatoes, drained well

1 clove garlic

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 pkg (16 oz each) ready to bake pizza dough

1/2 pound hot Italian pork sausage links (1/2 pound = 2 links)

4 ounces baby portobello mushrooms

1-1/2 cups shredded Italian blend or mozzarella cheese

1/4 cup fresh torn basil leaves

Directions

Spray cold grates of gas grill with grilling spray. Preheat grill for medium-low heat. Meanwhile, pulse tomatoes, garlic and salt in food processor until well blended; set aside. Spray rimless baking sheet or pizza pan with grilling spray. Roll dough in a 12-inch circle on lightly floured surface. Carefully transfer dough to baking sheet and then directly onto grill grates. Grill dough until lightly charred, about 2 minutes per side. Grill sausage until cooked through (160°F), about 15 minutes, turning occasionally. Thread mushrooms on wooden skewer. Grill until lightly charred, about 10 minutes, turning occasionally. Slice sausages into 1/4-inch rounds; cut mushrooms into quarters. Spread tomato sauce evenly on grilled crust; top with cheese, sausage, mushrooms and basil. Grill pizza until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes, rotating pizza if needed for even heating. Cut into 6 slices.

Cook’s Tips: To quickly make your own pizza dough: Add 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon instant yeast, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar to food processor; pulse until well combined, about 15 seconds. Add 3/4 cup warm water and 1 tablespoon olive oil and continue to pulse until dough forms a ball, about 30 seconds. Remove dough and knead until smooth. Place dough in medium bowl; cover and let rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

These three easy grill recipes are sure to add some fun and flavor to your summer this year!




5 Reasons to Try Juvederm

July 24th, 2016

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Maybe you just need a nudge to schedule a treatment or perhaps you are just looking for a little bit more information before taking the plunge. Whatever your reasons for not trying Juvederm yet, you need to read this. It just might make up your mind for you. When you’re finished, grab your phone and call us to schedule a totally free consultation!  (763-494-9905) So, let’s move along here. Why SHOULD you consider Juvederm anyway?
  1. Your treatment is fast! Getting this type of treatment means you don’t need to carve out a large chunk of time from your busy life to come on in. You can easily get this type of treatment done over your lunch break at work.
  2. Juvederm lasts. You’ll enjoy added volume along with smoothing of your wrinkles. Best part?  It can last up to a year.
  3. Juvederm doesn’t require you to wait a number of days to see results OR make you withstand any peeling or harsh side effects.  You will see results immediately.
  4. Always wanted va-va-voom luscious lips? You can have them with Juvederm. This is a very popular choice. But there are so many more uses. Dermal fillers like Juvederm can give a more natural appearance than surgical face lifts and are being used to reduce or eliminate wrinkles, raise scar depressions, and replace soft-tissue volume loss.
  5. You like the idea of using something natural and this IS. Juvederm is Hyaloronic acid, which is a naturally occurring sugar found in the skin and it retains water while delivering nutrients and acts as a cushion for the skin. It also enhances the skin elasticity.

Belladerm has a can’t-be-missed promotion for Juvederm going on through the month of August: BUY TWO Syringes of Juvederm XC and GET ONE FREE! Now is the time to give it a shot.




Do’s and Don’ts of Summer Skincare

July 7th, 2016

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Summer is the time for relaxation and fun. It’s the season to release the outdoors enthusiasts within. Most of us welcome the change in routine the summer brings, but with a new regime, your skincare routine should change too. Here are the Do’s and Don’ts of Summer Skincare:

Do’s:

1) Always wear sunblock of SPF 30 or higher. Apply every 30-45 minutes and wear protective clothing to block the sun especially from your face and chest.

2) Use less products. No need to overdo it with products. Refrain from using anything with retinol and choose a tinted moisturizer rather than a heavy foundation. We recommend Revisions. Opt for lighter cosmetics and skin care products that won’t sit heavy on your face. Try a loose mineral powder instead of thicker pressed variety.

3) Drink lots of water. Drinking 64 oz or more will help flush toxins out of your system and replenish your body’s water supply for well-hydrated, healthy skin. It will help give your skin a summer-like glow and can plump up your cheeks a bit to give you a more youthful appearance.

4) Do get Botox and fillers- Summer is perfect time to get fillers. There are no sun restrictions. Fillers and Botox, when administered by a RN or another certified professional will take years off your face and  give you a much more youthful appearance. Now is perfect time to schedule these procedures.

Don’ts:

1) Do not spend time in the sun for at least 72 hours before your laser treatment. If this is not possible, then you simply should not have any laser treatments. We advise this because your skin becomes at risk of serious burning, damage, or scarring. Without you even realizing it, your skin will have become more sensitive to burning after being exposed to the sun.

2) Do not get a chemical peel during the summer months. Even if you do not plan to bask in the sun, you must be extra careful as the strong ultraviolet rays have a way of finding you when you least expect it. Yes- you are getting sun exposure through your car windows. Get a Hydrafacial instead. There is no risk with the sun or downtime.

3) Don’t over-cleanse your face. It might be tempting to wash your face repeatedly when it feels oily. If your skin becomes too dry, however, it could stimulate increased oil production.

So when it comes to the do’s and don’ts of summer skincare keep a list and check it twice to ensure you protect your skin and  look radiant for the summer season!

 

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Lose Inches With CoolSculpting

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




June is National Men’s Health Awareness Month

June 8th, 2016

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Did you know that June is national men’s health awareness month? Around the world people are celebrating men’s health month as a special awareness period recognized by Congress, which ends on Father’s Day, June 19. Men’s Health Awareness Month is built on the pillars of Awareness–Prevention–Education–Family. Men’s Health Awareness Month is credited with the increase in wellness activities for boys and men in all areas of the public and private sectors, resulting in better health outcomes and longer life expectancy. During this time, health care professionals, private corporations, faith-based organizations, government agencies, and other interested groups plan activities that focus on the health and well-being of boys, men, and their families. Men need to take charge of their health. Compared to similarly-aged women, men are less likely to have a regular doctor visits and they are more likely to put off routine checkups or delay seeing a health provider after experiencing symptoms. Let the month of June be a reminder to talk to health professionals and to learn about important screenings that assist with finding conditions before they get worse. How can you help create awareness? Tell your friends and family to rally and recognize June as Men’s health awareness month by wearing blue! Join the people all over the world by taking pictures of themselves and others wearing blue and post on social media sites to increase awareness. One of the most loving things you can do to Celebrate Father’s Day this year is help to spread the word about men’s health awareness month. Encourage the men in your life to learn more about Men’s Health Awareness month and get regular check ups, stick with a healthy diet and get plenty of exercise.




Men Love Botox Too!

June 2nd, 2016

 

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Botox is not just for women anymore; men love Botox too! More and more people are getting Botox injections, from Hollywood celebrities to the soccer mom next door, but it might surprise you to know that one of the fastest growing segments is men. So what is the reason for men and Botox these days? Many men like to take care of themselves with diet and exercise and like women, they want to look their best too. Almost 400,000 men got Botox in 2013. That’s up 310-percent from a decade prior and according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over 400,000 men received Botox injections in 2014, marking a 337 percent increase since 2000. In addition, over 90,000 men received fillers, an 86 percent increase since 2000. “In the last few years, there has been a surge of men seeking minimally invasive facial rejuvenation,” Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Neavin tells PEOPLE. “More than ever, men are seeking beauty maintenance in the form of fillers and Botox because when they are properly administered, they work so well to create natural looking results with zero ‘evidence’ or downtime.” While creases have always graced men’s faces, dermatologists say there are a number of reasons why so many men are going under the needle now. A large part of it has to do with the fact that these kinds of aesthetic procedures are becoming more acceptable. Men and women alike want to look younger. It can be for self esteem reasons, or perhaps to look a little younger to get a job more easily. Let’s face it first impressions are everything! Botox is not just for women anymore, men love Botox too! Whatever the reason, male or female there is no shame it wanting look your best. Bring you guy into Belladerm this June and get 10 units of Botox free.  Call us to schedule your complimentary couple appointment at 763-494-9905 today! Happy Father Day!




Enjoy the Sun but be Careful of Sun Over Exposure!

May 28th, 2016

iStock_000070040741_Large We wait months for summer to finally get here so it seems only natural that we want to hurry up and get out and enjoy the sun. Enjoy the sun 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. There are two main types of damaging ultraviolet (UV) sunlight: UVA and UVB. UVA rays penetrate deeper into the skin, damaging the middle layer (the dermis). The dermis contains the elastic tissues that keep the skin stretchy. UVA rays therefore have the effect of aging the skin and causing wrinkles. UVB rays are absorbed by the top layer of skin (the epidermis). This causes sun tanning but also burning. Both UVA and UVB rays increase your risk of developing skin cancer. Getting sun burnt is therefore a warning sign that you are putting yourself at risk. So why do we crave the summer sun so much? One reason is because the UV from the Sun is needed by our bodies to produce vitamin D. Vitamin D helps strengthen bones, muscles and the body’s immune system. Another obvious reason is that it helps our moods – Research suggests that sunlight stimulates the pineal gland in the brain to produce certain chemicals called ‘tryptamines’. These chemicals improve our mood. Go out and enjoy the summer sun just don’t bake in it. Be sure to use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, apply it regularly, and wear a large brim hat to protect your face and neck. Stop by or give us a call if you have questions or need to purchase sunscreen at 763-494-9905.

Happy Summer! from your friends at Belladerm Medspa!