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The Great MN State Fair

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

With stores filled with Back to School supplies, the MN State Fair seems like our one last hurrah of summer. It promises to be packed with new excitement and tasty treats like you have come to expect year after year. There are countless reasons to visit the MN State fair. Every year is a different experience than the one before. Here is some of the latest info so you’ll be in the know.

TASTE IT: Everyone knows the most popular attraction is the food! There will be 12 days of pure deliciousness for those of you who come to satisfy your taste buds. Some of the newest creations are Barbeque Splits, General Tso Chicken Tacos, Nordic Waffles, Firecracker Shrimp Stuffed Avocado and Mangonada Shave Ice. New restaurants this year are Midtown Global Market, The Hangar and The Anchor Coffee House.

RIDE IT: The  Sky Glider and River Raft Ride are sure to be among favorites. In addition, there are 7 NEW rides this year!  Three rides are the ONLY one of a kind in North America! Look for Downdraft, Haunted Castle Dark Ride, Rock Star, and Twin Flip at Midway. Combination Carousel and Teacups will be new rides at Kidway.

WATCH IT/LISTEN TO IT: There is a great line up bands as well at the MN State Fair, such as Boy George, Earth Wind and Fire and the Beach Boys, to name a few. Click here for a list of the Grand Stand Line-up and there are 6 stages with performances every day to keep you entertained. You’re sure to enjoy the livestock shows, exhibits and the brand new attraction called Experimental Aircraft Association’s Spirit of Aviation, featuring a flight simulator using virtual reality. Another new addition this year is Cambria Kitchen.  A stunning, state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen debuts in the Creative Activities Building and will feature presentations by premier local chefs and demonstrators, including Andrew Zimmern (Aug. 24), Scott McGillivray (Aug. 24), Sean Sherman & The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Food Lab (Aug. 31), and many more!

The countdown is on! Just 21 days left before we all gather together at the 2nd largest state fair in the country – our very own MN State Fair.  Pre-fair discount admission tickets for the 2018 Minnesota State Fair are on sale NOW for just $11! Get yours online, at the State Fairgrounds Ticket Office or by phone at 800-514-3849. To save money consider buying a Blue Ribbon Bargain Book. You can buy one in person at the State Fair ticket office beginning June 4th. You can also buy them at select Cub locations in the Twin Cities metro area and at locations in greater Minnesota and Hudson, Wis. beginning June 24 through Aug. 22. 

If you are one of the 1.8 million visitors, you’re sure to run into friends  and leave with a big smile and full belly. Enjoy – and while you’re out at the fair soaking up all that sunshine, be sure to apply your sunscreen!  If you’re in need, Belladerm MedSpa has some great options with 10% off currently. These are the trusted brands included in that promotion:  SkinMedica Total Defense + Repair, Essential Defense, Colorescience Sunforgettable Brush On Sunscreens & Lotions, as well as Epionce Daily Shield Lotion.

 



Four Fun Things to do this Fourth of July !

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

We all know that Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July, is a special day in which we celebrate our freedom. We have been recognizing this Federal holiday since 1776!  The fourth of July is also a time to gather with family and friends and have some fun! Why not try a new activity this year? To make it extra special, here are four fun things to do this 4th of July:

  1. Fourth of July Progressive Picnic Party: Host a neighborhood progressive picnic party. Encourage participants to make a side dish or a summer appetizer. Each participant would open their home to guests and have the opportunity to taste a variety of dishes and then vote for their favorite one. The host could also provide a special prize.  All the participants could chip in to cover the cost. The prize could be a summer theme like baseball tickets and a picnic basket full of goodies.
  2.  Visit A State Or National Park: Why not enjoy the best of the land that the country has to offer?  Scenic views from protected areas are breathtaking. You’re sure to discover something new in the great outdoors.  It is a great time to take in fresh air and get exercise while exploring new places with other like-minded outdoor enthusiasts. List of National Parks in Minnesota
  3. Go on a road trip:  Grab a map and pack a tent if you want to make it more of an adventure. Bring your bike along too and discover some great trails. Whether you choose to lodge indoors or camp outdoors amongst the stars, it sure to be an experience you will always remember.
  4. Plan a late night Fourth of July dinner: Enjoy it under the night sky while viewing the fireworks. Pick a spot to watch the fireworks and bring a comfy blanket and pillow. You can go on a date with that special someone or make it a celebration with friends and/or family.

If you are looking for place to watch the fireworks here in the Twin Cities, here is a list of great locations. List of Places to View Fireworks in Minneapolis

 

Have wonderful and safe 4th of July celebration! From your friends at Belladerm MedSpa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Give Him the Gift of Looking Good this Father’s Day

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Looking for Father’s Day gift ideas? Why not give him the gift of looking good!?  Let’s face it, we ALL want to age gracefully and look our best, and that includes men.  Women need to help men discover ways to turn back the clock and get rid of unwanted wrinkles and bulges. Here are four procedures that are sure to get your guy looking his very best.

  1. Botox – Did you know that men are turning to Botox more and more to get rid of unwanted wrinkles? It is quick and easy and will take years off of his appearance. Botox is one most exciting advances for treatment of wrinkles, lines, and the aging face. it is a highly purified, naturally occurring protein which has the ability to very precisely relax the muscles to which it is applied.  Our experienced injectors will administer botox in a way which will not alter his natural expression and features. It takes just a few minutes and normally lasts about 3-4 months.
  2. CoolSculpting – This revolutionary procedure will get rid of love handles and that double chin for good. The CoolSculpting procedure eliminates stubborn fat safely and effectively, without surgery or downtime. The CoolSculpting treatment is the only FDA-cleared procedure to use controlled cooling to safely target and eliminate diet and exercise-resistant fat. The results  are proven, noticeable, and lasting, so he will look and feel great from every angle.
  3. Laser Hair Removal – Give him the gift that will get rid of unwanted hair for good. Many men have hair on their body or face that they wish that could would never have to worry about again. Furthermore, Laser Hair removal can be done just about anywhere on the body or face.
  4. The Bella Classic -Routine treatments are your best defense against aging and blemishes caused by the build-up of dead skin and debris in your pores. This customized medical-grade facial is designed to meet his individual skin care needs. It is a great way to get him started on caring for his skin.                                                                                                                                                  At Belladerm MedSpa, we’re offering a Father’s Day special JUST FOR THE GUYS on the Bella Classic if you purchase it by Father’s Day.  Pay only $85 for the Bella Classic Facial.

In conclusion,  people are living longer and more healthy lives so male or female, why would we NOT want look our best? We see more and more men every year coming in for treatments and we’re excited about that. Why should the ladies have all the fun and good looks?  Happy Father’s Day to all of the amazing dads out there!  Visit us to learn more about these popular treatments for men! Belladerm MedSpa



Help Spread Awareness for the Prevention of Skin Cancer

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

The sun feels so good on our skin after a marathon winter but remember to use precaution when you are exposed as its warmth can be deceiving.

With over 5 million cases of diagnosed in the United States each year, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Furthermore, skin cancer is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer. Did you know that nearly 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers and 85 percent of melanoma cases are associated with exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun?  By raising awareness of the dangers of unprotected exposure and encouraging sun-safe habits, we can change behaviors and save lives. If you have a personal story or know someone who does, please share and help spread awareness for the prevention of skin cancer.

Incidences of skin cancer are reaching epidemic levels, it is time to spread awareness of the disease and take preventive measures. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and the perfect time to get involved.

Here are some ways you can help spread the word this summer:

Share Your Story
Have you been affected by skin cancer? During the month of May and June share your story on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and encourage your loved ones to do the same.  Visuals can be very powerful. Please include the hashtag #MySkinCancerJourney in your post so we can follow along and create a powerful community of healthy skin champions.

Raise Awareness Through Education
Share educational content with your family, friends and colleagues. Center conversations around the important message that it’s never too early or too late to embrace a sun-safe lifestyle. Sun damage is cumulative, meaning people of all ages need a daily sun protection strategy. The skincancer.org prevention guidelines and early detection articles and blogs are great resources to share.

Connect With the Foundation
Connect with us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram and join in the conversation. We are the leading resource for skin cancer information and news.  A truly reputable resource as you can be sure that you’re getting accurate information from leading medical experts.

Be sure to stock up on your sun block and use a SPF of 50 or higher.
You can pick yours up at Belladerm MedSpa, they have some great sunscreens like SkinMedica, Epionce, and Colorscience. We are happy to answer questions about how to best protect your skin and give tips on sun block. Call us at 763-494-9905.

We have all waited for the sun to shine for many many months! Enjoy the beautiful warm sunny season, just be sure to protect your skin and encourage others to do the same.

Please post your stories on our social media sites to help spread the word about the prevention of sun cancer. For more ways to get involved please go here: Skin Cancer Awareness



Five ways to Celebrate Mom on Mother’s Day

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

 

Mother’s Day only comes but once a year. It is chance for kids of all ages to take time out to appreciate mom for all she does to keep family happy and healthy.

Here are five ideas to celebrate mom this Mother’s Day and make her day extra special.

Take her out for a day of dining and shopping! What mom really loves most is spending time with you!  To make the experience all about her, why not spend the day together doing what she loves? Furthermore, if shopping is not her thing, take her to a play or the movies instead, then hit her favorite restaurant.

Plan a picnic and bring all her favorite picnic foods. Mother’s Day comes at a perfect time of year to picnic!  Everything is in bloom with the fragrant air and beautiful surroundings, why dine inside? Bring along a game of Croquet or lawn darts and get a fun prize for the winner.

Breakfast in Bed. Let her sleep in and serve her an elegant breakfast in bed with mimosa and her favorite breakfast.  Try a new quiche recipe.  She will appreciate your  effort. Bring her fresh cut flowers along with big smiles from the “wait staff.”  Include some additional surprises, like a homemade photo album with fun memories of the past year.

Plant some flowers. If you have some extra space in your garden, you can create a real, live Mother’s Day canvas. First, buy various packets of flower seeds that grow fast and well. Then have your family draw a picture or write a short message (like “We love Mom”) in the garden dirt with a stick. Drop the flower seeds into the dirt lines; then cover them up, and water every few days. Before long, your picture (or message) will be blooming, and you’ll have a Mother’s Day gift that keeps on growing.

Give her a day of pampering. At some point on Mother’s Day, mom may want some time alone for a little rest and relaxation. Make sure you get what she needs—and deserves—by asking for it in advance. For instance, a few days before Mother’s Day, ask her to give you a list of a few “services” she desires. Present her with the first one on Saturday to make it a Mother’s Day weekend experience.

Surprise mom this year with a special beauty and pampering gift from Belladerm MedSpa!  Buy a $150 gift certificate from Belladerm MedSpa and receive a $25 gift card as a bonus to use for yourself or another special mom.

For everything mom does for you, be sure you make her Mother’s Day extra special!  Consequently, she will know how much she is appreciated and truly loved.

Happy Mother’s Day everyone! From your friends at Belladerm MedSpa.

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Get Summer Slim with CoolSculpting

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Are you battling some areas of bulge?  Are you envisioning a slimmer you before summer? Have you been rocking your New Year’s resolution but still can’t seem to lose the belly fat or those annoying love handles? Have you considered CoolSculpting? CoolSculpting consistently ranks as the top choice for non-surgical fat reduction treatment!   There are so many reasons to love this proven way to wipe out fat cells!  It is a simple in-and-out process with minimal to no disruption to daily life.

At Belladerm we are seeing many patients meet their goals with ease because of CoolSculpting. Women and men alike are enjoying the benefits and are spreading the word to their friends and colleagues. Chances are, you’ve seen celebrities mention CoolSculpting, too. Celebrities have not been shy about their amazing results! CoolSculpting is proven, safe, and effective. It is FDA-approved as the fat-freezing procedure to eliminate stubborn fat.  There have been more than 4 million CoolSculpting treatments performed worldwide!  This year, Belladerm began using the newest method called DualSculpting, where two areas can be treated simultaneously. You guessed it, that means your treatment time just got shorter!

How CoolSculpting Destroys Fat Cells

After dieting and weight loss, fat cells get smaller but the number of fat cells stays the same. But when we gain weight, fat cells get bigger.   CoolSculpting fat-freezing procedure actually reduces the number of fat cells in treated areas by about 20% to 25% by freezing them so they die off. The fat cells are naturally processed and eliminated, so they won’t migrate to another area of your body. The result is that the fat cells are gone for good! And, unlike what happens with other procedures, there’s no change to fat cells in untreated areas. The result? A leaner, more sculpted you!

CoolSculpting Lunch & Learn at Belladerm 

We know you may have questions or just be a little apprehensive about trying something new. That’s why we are hosting personal, relaxed visits where you can drop in and find out more about how CoolSculpting can help you slim down and sculpt your physique. Every Friday from Noon to 1 PM we’ll host a Lunch & Learn at Belladerm and that will run April 20 – June 29th, 2018. We invite you to join us for lunch and learn something too!

We’re also very excited about the EXTRA savings you can receive as a Brilliant Distinctions Member through Allergan. You will receive a $200 instant rebate towards CoolSculpting treatment packages of 6 or more treatments, plus we are currently offering  15% off all packages through the month of April!  So  don’t hesitate any longer, call and reserve your spot for one of the Lunch & Learn sessions each Friday until the end of June.  We hope that gives you the nudge you need to learn just how this popular treatment can shape your body into a slimmer summer body. Many patients say that their only regret is that they waited so long to try CoolSculpting. You know, winter WILL draw to a close eventually and you want to be ready! We’ll see you soon. Call us at 763-494-9905 with any questions and to reserve your spot.

Check out these before and after photos: 



Restore Your Feminine Confidence with diVa

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

In general, women don’t discuss what goes on “down there” with their girlfriends over coffee at Starbucks. We are here to tell you, ladies, that it is time to start talking about diVa. Would you be interested to know that 98% of RealSelf  reviewers considered this procedure “well worth it” and gave it a thumbs up!? It is hard to argue with that! This is a revolutionary breakthrough and a solution for women’s most intimate challenges.

How it works: 

Clients can expect a procedure that is a quick, comfortable, non-hormonal, with no downtime. diVa is a vaginal rejuvenation solution to a woman’s most intimate challenges.  diVa is an FDA-cleared vaginal therapy system. It utilizes the world’s first and only revolutionary Hybrid Fractional Laser technology to restore vaginal tissue and improve sexual health. The first laser deeply resurfaces the layers of the vaginal wall, replacing it with brand new healthy tissue. The second laser heats the layers of the tissue where collagen exists.  Consequently diVa allows us to customize treatments to address your intimate challenges and produce desired results.

What to expect with the diVa

The results reported after the treatment are: vaginal tightening, improved moisture, and relief of urinary incontinence. It requires three treatments, done one month apart, and then touched up once a year thereafter. Patients report improved sexual function, less irritation/dryness, and improved leaking, especially after childbirth.

Special Offer: 

During the months of March and April, you can enjoy 20% off the new diVa rejuvenation treatment. (Cannot be combined with other offers and expires 4/30/18) So, step out of your comfort zone and make an appointment to reclaim your womanhood. Feel more like your younger, more vital, sensual self with dIVa. Remember, consultations are always free and confidential at Belladerm Medsap. Call 763-494-9905 with questions or to schedule an appointment.



5 Ways to Get Your Holiday Glow

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

 

Twinkling lights are aglow all around us this holiday season, just about everywhere you look, but is your skin glowing? At Belladerm, we have an arsenal of treatments that will help you get your glow on! Today, we’re highlighting just five of our favorites:

  1. HYDRAFACIAL: HydraFacial is truly an awesome skin experience. Great for any skin type, it helps deeply cleanse, exfoliate and replenish with hydration and antioxidants. Developed to benefit all skin types, even the most sensitive, it reduces sun damage, redness, acne, lines and wrinkles. Dez from the KS95 Morning Show experienced this for herself at Belladerm and loved the treatment results. 
  2. BBL LASER: You don’t have to be stuck with those age spots, brown spots or that uneven skin texture. BBL can pretty much fix it all, reducing the appearance of damage and taking years off your complexion. Consider this the next generation of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy. Your treatment will be tailored to match your skin type and your desired results. Any area of your body can be treated. The most common areas are those most exposed to the damaging effects of sunlight. The most popular treatments are on the face, neck, back of the hands, chest and shoulders.
  3. TNS ESSENTIAL SERUM: SkinMedica’s over-the-counter rejuvenating treatment is known for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  It also works wonders to smooth uneven texture and tone with a unique blend of high performing ingredients. Without a doubt, one of our most popular products.
  4. HALO: The world’s first and only tunable hybrid fractional laser combines non-ablative and ablative wavelengths in a single pass to maximize results and control downtime. This powerhouse treatment by Sciton can be customized to your desired outcome, working to remove age spots, sun damage, scars, wrinkles & dilated veins. It is also able to treat rosacea and acne. Look for an upcoming special offer on HALO in the January newsletter.
  5. CHEMICAL PEEL: From light peels that tighten and tone your skin (SkinMedica’s Illuminize) to more of a dramatic transformation (SkinMedica’s Vitalize, one of our most popular) – we have the full range of peel solutions for you at Belladerm. If you’ve never had a peel and aren’t sure which peel is right for you, we’d love to see you for a free consultation. Call us at 763-494-9905 to set one up.

We hope you can squeeze in a visit before the holidays, but if not we’ll be here after the new year with lots of enticing reasons to get started on one of these treatments that will leaving you glowing.  Happy Holidays to you and yours from all of us at Belladerm!



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.