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

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.


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.


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:


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Men use Botox to Fight Aging too

June 6th, 2017

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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!

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

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!

CoolSculpting-A Favorite Fat Reduction of Celebrities!

April 6th, 2017


Overweight problem

Did you know that the CoolSculpting was voted the number one non-surgical fat reduction treatment? Probably because CoolSculpting procedure is proven, safe, and effective, which is why people, including many celebrities LOVE IT. 

The CoolSculpting fat-freezing procedure is FDA-cleared* to eliminate stubborn fat. CoolSculpting is an innovative way to contour your body by freezing unwanted fat away with no surgery or downtime. With more than 4 million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide, people everywhere are getting a better view of themselves, thanks to the one-of-a-kind Cool Sculpting procedure.  Many celebrities  have turned to CoolSculpting to eliminate stubborn fat because there is no down time and IT WORKS!

CoolSculpting Destroys Fat Cells

After dieting and weight loss, fat cells get smaller but the number of fat cells stays the same. When weight is gained, fat cells get bigger. However, fat cells after the CoolSculpting fat-freezing procedure actually reduces the number of fat cells in treated areas by about 20% to 25%. These fat cells are naturally processed and eliminated, so they won’t migrate to another area of your body. And, unlike what happens with other procedures, there’s no change to fat cells in untreated areas. Your body has a fixed number of fat cells that get bigger or smaller as you gain or lose weight. When you have the CoolSculpting treatment, fat cells freeze and start to die off. During the process of cell death, fat cells begin to collapse. Over the weeks following your procedure, other cells consume the dead fat cells, which are naturally processed and eliminated from the body. The Result is the Fat Cells are Gone for Good!

Am I a Candidate?

The CoolSculpting procedure can help both women and men get rid of those stubborn bulges for good. The non-invasive treatment works on those pesky love handles that nobody really loves and even that double chin you see in the mirror every morning. From Hollywood A-listers to reality TV stars, anyone in the limelight knows that maintaining a healthy and attractive look is essential to not just looking and feeling great, but to keep getting contracts for movies, TV shows, and cover spots on national magazines. This is why so many women (and men) pay close attention to celebrity beauty trends, because who better to take beauty advice from than the people whose livelihoods depend on it?

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Summer season is right around the corner, what are you waiting for? Join us next Thursday, 4/13 for our CoolSculpting event from 10am-6pm and receive 20% off when you purchase a treatment. For more info give us a call at 763-494-9905.


Be Fashion Forward with Spring Fashion Trends 2017

March 27th, 2017

Portrait of fashion beautiful woman, sweet and sensual Spring brings everything to life and is the perfect time to freshen up your look. We’ve tracked down some of the big trends for spring to give you a good place to start. So be

  • Pretty in Pink: Girly girls everywhere are rejoicing. Shades of pink from bubblegum to fuchsia are making a splash this spring. You will also see lots of bold colors , in general, pushing neutrals out of the way.
  • Oversized Ear Gear: Yes, big statement earrings are the way to go this season. Some are even brave enough to follow the runway models and mismatch earrings.
  • One shoulder/Big shoulders: The dual shoulder cut out is being replaced by these two trends. A throwback to the eighties that may make you wish you had saved some of your old shirts.  Voluminous sleeves and dramatic ruffles will also reign.
  • Platform Shoes : Get yourself some of these clunky shoes along with some easy, slip-on mules and you’ll be set. You’ll have the best of both worlds.
  • Stripes: While stripes never fall out of fashion, this season you’ll see them in bright, bold colors. Look for them in knits and sheer fabric, especially. So this year put your best shoe forward and find the spring fashion trend that is best suited for you!

Get Summer Ready with CoolSculpting and Laser Hair Removal

March 2nd, 2017

Woman wearing beach hat as she looks out to the seaThe month of March is the time of year we begin to think about the warmer seasons ahead. It won’t be long until we will be enjoying the warm weather in shorts and sandals! To get beach ready, we recommend CoolSculpting and Laser Hair removal to look your very best this summer!

Get Summer Ready and Slim down with CoolSculpting! CoolSculpting is taken the industry by storm since first being FDA cleared in 2010. Why the undeniable success? Because CoolSculpting targets one of the most frustrating and infuriating issues for many people – bulges of stubborn fat that won’t respond to diet or exercise. It is especially for you if you are losing hope of ever slimming your problem areas even though you are working on the eating and exercise component. This is the boost you have been wishing for because this procedure is non-surgical and results in a permanent reduction of fat cells!

How does CoolSculpting work? Based on the findings that fat cells are more sensitive to cold than surrounding tissue, CoolSculpting provides a way to freeze those fat cells, under tightly controlled circumstances.  Meanwhile, the surface skin is left unharmed and the frozen fat cells are gradually eliminated by the body’s immune system. It is an advancement over other methods of fat reduction that use intense heat, focused ultrasound, or chemical injections. This fundamental difference is important because it virtually eliminates any risk of skin, nerves, or muscles being damaged during the treatment.  

Get Summer Ready and Show off your Smooth Skin with Laser Hair Removal. For the amount of time you have put in to shaving your over the years you could have enjoyed a two week trip to Paris! The question is, why waste your valuable time? The good news is you never have to shave again with Laser Hair Removal! You can achieve soft smooth skin everywhere! Say goodbye to bumps, razor stubble, and skin irritation. Laser Hair removal leaves you looking fabulous – all the time! At Belladerm Medspa we offer personalized treatments. Your personalized treatment plan is designed by our trained medical professionals to remove hair from any skin type, complexion and body area. Another great thing about Laser Hair Removal is that it’s quick and easy!  
You’re typically in and out in about an hour. And because the process is non-invasive – there is no down time!

Get Summer Ready Now and Save Big! We are offering 15% on many of our most popular services to enhance your beauty this summer.   So call us now to schedule your complimentary consultation and find out which procedure is best for you at 763-494-9905 today!



5 Things to Bring Back the Romance With Your Valentine

February 13th, 2017


There are some of you who may be shocked that Valentine’s Day is already this week! Others have been planning a special date for months now or have a special surprise up your sleeve, and you can hardly wait. It can be difficult to decide what to do with your Valentine to celebrate, year after year. Do you find yourself stuck doing the same things on your dates because it is just easy and you don’t have to put much effort into it? That sort of thinking is definitely void of romance and spontaneity. We’d like to encourage you to think outside the box this Valentine’s Day in order to bring back the romance with your Valentine. Here are 5 ways to heat things up this Tuesday and for years to come.

  • Nostalgia Date: This is a fun one. Have you ever recreated your first date? Go to places you went when you first started seeing each other. If you now live in a different area you can wear something you would’ve worn, and play music you were listening to back then. Share memories and reconnect on a new level.
  • Dance the Night Away: Nothing says romance like dancing! Sign up for a ballroom dance lessons with your Valentine to really heat things up. Not only will you be having fun and getting close,  you’ll get your heart rate up, too!

    To receive a free Ballroom Dance Lesson for you and your Valentine – just mention ‘Belladerm’s Ballroom Dance Gift”-compliments of Arthur Murray Twin Cities Dance Centers. They have two location, St. Paul 651-227-3200 and Minneapolis 612-920-1900. * New students only. Offer expires 2/28/17. 

  • Don’t Act Your Age: Choose something you haven’t done for a long time…something active and exciting. Competitive, perhaps? Maybe it is laser tag, go-karts, a trampoline park, rollerskating or ice skating. The options are endless but getting out of the “dinner and a movie” rut is refreshing! Try something new this year.
  • Visit a Paint/Pottery Shop: Making something together with your hands makes for a very interactive date and you’ll have a keepsake to take home in remembrance of your fun evening. Getting lost in creativity will help you have some fun, relaxing conversations, too. 
  • Don’t Forget the Little Gestures:  Leaving love notes taped on your Valentine’s steering wheel, decorating the bathroom mirror with lipstick kisses, sending steamy text messages during the day…these all sound like minor ways to show your affection, but they mean a LOT. Don’t underestimate the power of the little things!
    Have fun on Valentine’s Day, and remember: Love is not meant to be given and received just  on Valentine’s Day. Instead, it’s to be practiced every single day of the entire year. Keep it going and be sure to tell your special someone how much they mean to you every single chance you get.


HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY from all of us here at Belladerm MedSpa!




VISIA Skin Analysis- What does your Skin Reveal?

February 2nd, 2017

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The first step to finding a solution to your skin care concerns is discovering what your skin reveals. At Belladerm we use a system called VISIA Skin Analysis.  The VISIA system helps us to determine the specific condition of your skin so we can customize a plan to meet your skincare goals. Everyone’s skin tells a story, depending on type, exposure to sun etc. We have all had a different walk of life and finding a customized treatment plan that fits the needs of our clients is what we are all about at Belladerm. The VISIA Skin Analysis is the very first step in the process of correcting skin damage and improving fine lines and wrinkles, among other skin care concerns.

A VISIA imaging session captures key visual information for six areas affecting complexion health and appearance: wrinkles, spots, pores, evenness (color variation in the skin tone), porphyrins (evidence of bacteria in pores), and UV spots (characteristic of photo damage, typically from overexposure to sun).

Our Clients love VISIA

Dez from the KS 95 morning show came in last week for a VISIA Skin Analysis. From there we determined a hydrafacial was the first step in her treatment plan. We chose the HydraFacial for her to detoxify, rejuvenate and protect her skin which was perfect place to start for her.  She loved her experience so much she tweeted about it saying “My skin has never felt better! Thank you so much Robin!! You are the best! Have a great day. See you soon!”

“Xo Dez”

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Dez getting her VISIA anaylsis!

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More about the Hydrafacial-

The Hyrdafacial 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.


VISIA™ Complexion Analysis

To create your own personal road map to more beautiful skin give us a call to schedule your complimentary VISIA skin analysis. You will receive a thorough and personalized skin evaluation using the state-of-the-art VISIA complexion analysis device to develop a customized program to bring out the beauty in your skin.  Example of current client’s before and after pictures, after a number of chemical peels and a customized skin care regimine.

Before                                                                                                      After




New Year, New You. Three Things To Do

December 30th, 2016

woman Enjoying and 2017 years while celebrating new year

We are excited to kick off our New Year, New You promotions as we celebrate the beginning of 2017. A brand new year stretches out ahead of us, and for many, it is inspiring and motivational. A fresh start to meet your goals, whether they be old ones or new. Beauty goals, fitness/health goals, professional goals…the list goes on and on. Have you spent any time reflecting on the closure of last year and the new beginning of the next? We at Belladerm strive to walk alongside you as you move towards your aesthetic goals.  Maybe you have a number of beauty goals but lack focus in order to figure out how to prioritize. We would love to help you sort out your next steps and to figure out how our special promotions can help get you there as quickly as possible. Lasers are an immensely popular treatment and are an easy favorite because of the fabulous results you can achieve.

Laser Hair Removal – If you aren’t enjoying the benefits of hair removal, you just don’t know what you’re missing. Kiss your time consuming daily routine goodbye after you permanently do away with hair growth in those areas. Plagued by ingrown hairs? Not any more. Laser hair removal is a non-invasive treatment that is nearly pain-free and entails virtually no patient downtime. A well-designed treatment regime can result in long-lasting hair reduction. Learn more here

BBL – BBL stands for Broad Band Light and it is the perfect choice for a broad range of aesthetic procedures and non-invasive treatments in one system. BBL therapy, also known as Intense Pulsed Light or the photo facial, uses cutting edge technology to produce younger looking skin that’s firmer, and more even in tone and texture. BBL enables treatment of multiple skin conditions with various wavelengths seamlessly using change-on-the-fly smart filters and has an integrated cooling tip for comfort.

Halo – This is a hybrid fractional laser that really packs a punch. You’ll enjoy the actions of 3 lasers in one treatment! 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. Halo gives you the results you want without the downtime you would expect. Use it for shrinking pores, fading brown spots, and to combat fine lines and facial redness/veins. Learn more here

We are excited to see you in the New Year! Consultations are always complimentary. 763-494-9905  Come in to find out which of these three treatments (or others) that would best fit your needs.