Archive for April, 2014

What every Minnesotan needs to know about skin cancer and the damaging effects of the sun

Sunday, April 27th, 2014
We mentioned in our April Newsletter that May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. While we have many products and services that treat skin that has already seen sun damage, we are also passionate about educating you about skin cancer prevention and ways to protect your skin before the damage occurs.The sun can give your skin a warm glow, but the new color you see IS a sign of skin damage. Trust us, we see the not-so-pretty effects of sun exposure every day! That’s why this blog is dedicated to what every Minnesotan needs to know about skin cancer and the damaging effects of the sun.
With spring weather finally arriving, everyone is anxious to get outdoors to exercise, do yard work or play with the kids.  Since we live in a colder climate, many Minnesotans don’t  worry quite as much about sun protection. After all, they are cooped up inside and out of the rays of the sun for so many winter months and they need more vitamin D. While the sun is a great source of vitamin D, a recent study showed that people who use sunscreen still experience a spike in vitamin D levels after sitting in the sun so keep that in mind! Boost your levels with D-filled foods such as salmon, egg yolks, and mushrooms, too.
Melanoma Monday is May 5th
We know, life gets busy and there isn’t anything on your skin that is particularly concerning at the moment, so that dermatologist appointment can wait, right? Wrong. This really IS something you need to do. Tell your friends and family, too. Visit this page to find a clinic near you to visit. You’ll also find helpful tools and resources there. Skin checks are quick and easy and you’ll feel better knowing someone is keeping an eye on possible skin changes. You’ve heard it before – early detection is key! Below is an example of what a changing mole might look like. Suspicious moles are often ones that are not even in color. Other reasons to be suspicious are: asymmetry, uneven borders, changes like growth in size of mole or itchy/bleeding moles or a mole that just looks different than the rest of your moles.
  • On average, one American dies from melanoma every hour. In 2014, it is estimated that 9,710 deaths will be attributed to melanoma.
  • Melanoma is the most common cancer for young adults 25 to 29 years old and the second most common form of cancer for adolescents and young adults 15-29 years old.
  • When caught early, skin cancer – including melanoma – is highly treatable. The five-year survival rate for people whose melanoma is detected and treated before it spreads to the lymph nodes is 98 percent.
  • Just shy of 77,000 new cases of melanoma were diagnosed last year across the nation.
  • More men than women were diagnosed with skin cancer and more men died from skin cancer last year.

Now is a great time to stock up on sunscreen protection products as we are offering
10% off at Belladerm Medspa now through 5/31/14
Obaji Sunshield SPF50
Revision Intellishade SPF45
SkinMedica Daily Physical Defense SPF30
Environmental Defense SPF50




Belladerm Voted Best Medspa/Rejuvenation Clinic of 2014!

Monday, April 14th, 2014


The votes are in! 

Belladerm Medspa was voted 

“Best Medspa/Rejuvenation Clinic of 2014!”

When you call something the “best”, it really only has merit if you can back it up with proof.  Voted by the readers of Maple Grove magazine, Belladerm Medspa was voted the # 1 Medspa/Rejuvenation Clinic of 2014. They beat out nine other Medspas/Rejuvenation clinics in the area.

Once a year, readers of Maple Grove magazine are asked to fill out a survey and choose their favorite place of business in various categories.

We asked Robin Bernens, owner of Belladerm Medspa some questions about the best of 2014 experience and why she feels the people voted Belladerm number one in the Medspa, Rejuvenation category.


Q: What does it mean to you that Belladerm Medspa voted the best Medspa/skin rejuvenation clinic?

A: It is an incredible honor.  We are so happy to know that we have made such a positive impression on so many people.  To be voted the “best” means we are practicing what we preach and that is to exceed the expectations of our clients. We expect them to leave Belladerm feeling happy and satisfied each and every time.


Q: What do you think sets Belladerm Medspa apart from other Medspas/Rejuvenation clinics?

A: Our philosophy has always been to give our clients only what they need. Whether it’s a chemical peel, laser hair removal, spider vein therapy, fillers or botox, we have our client’s best interest at heart.  We carefully listen to our clients and customize a treatment plan that best suits their needs. Our priority is to not only satisfy the needs of our client, but to ensure their happiness so they become customers for life.”


Q: What does success mean to you in terms of your business?

A: Success means our customers are so happy with us that they come back for all of their skin care and skin rejuvenation needs. It also means we are fortunate to meet many of our clients friends and family as we get several referrals every month.


Q: What can a client expect when coming to Belladerm Medspa for the 1st time?

A:  To find an environment that is relaxed and comfortable. They can also expect to be greeted by people they can come to trust. Our clients have commented that there is a certain ease in the atmosphere at Belladerm. We treat our clients the way a friend should be treated, with honesty, respect and consideration.


Q: What are some of your other best practices?

A: It is our philosophy to offer the best in service and products. We are very careful to research the newest trends in the medspa/ skin rejuvenation industry. Just because it is new to the market or a newer technology does not always mean its better. We believe in the test of time method.  We will wait a period of time before introducing new technologies and products. We stand behind each and every service and product we offer and we want to make sure we offer only the best for our clients.

“A special thank you to all who voted Belladerm Medspa the best of 2014!”

To schedule a complimentary consultation call 763.494.9905

7940 Main Street

Maple Grove, MN 55369

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Summer Smooth Skin

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

How to get Summer Smooth Skin 

Top five things you can do now to get your face and body ready for summer.

Finally the weather’s warming up and you’re ready to put away your sweaters and pull out your shorts and tank tops.  With summer right around the corner, now’s the time to take action to get summer smooth skin. With these five skincare guidelines you’re sure to look your absolute best this summer!

1) A Chemical PeelLong, cold winters can be brutal on your skin. Exfoliating the face and body is the best first step to younger, healthier looking skin. A chemical peel will give you a healthier, younger looking glow with little to no down time. To find out which chemical peel is best for you, set up a complimentary consultation with one of our skilled and experienced Estheticians.

2) Laser Hair RemovalSpring is a good time for Laser Hair removal as you can avoid the temptation of basking in the summer sun. While legs and bikini area are most popular for laser hair removal, anywhere you have unwanted hair is a good place to begin. Belladerm uses the Lumenis LightSheer™; for Laser Hair Removal and it is the Gold Standard laser system for providing permanent hair reduction. The LightSheer laser provides 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.

3) Cool Sculpting: You can exercise and eat right but some stubborn fat bulges simply will not go away!  One sure way to rid unsightly fat is with CoolSculpting®.  Cool Sculpting is a non-surgical way to lose those annoying bumps and bulges. This revolutionary technology targets and cools unwanted fat cells in the selected area to induce a noticeable, natural-looking reduction in fat bulges. There are no needles, surgery, or downtime.  Results look natural and can be seen as early as three weeks following treatment, with the most dramatic results after one to three months.

4) Sun Protection Products: What a difference a good skin care regime can make in terms of healthy younger looking skin. While you do not necessarily need to make any drastic changes to your skin care routine to get your skin summer ready, it is extremely important to use a top quality, broad spectrum sun screen with a SPF of at least 30. At Belladerm we have a great selection of Sun Protection products.

5) Spider Vein TherapyApproximately 50% to 60% of men and women have unsightly leg veins. While sclerotherapy is still considered the treatment of choice for the removal of superficial leg veins, many vessels may be too small to inject or patients may have an aversion to this invasive procedure. The IPL laser system can provide an alternative method of treatment.

Now’s the time to take action and get summer smooth skin, especially while we are offering 15% off all packages!


Let’s face it, summer is always more fun when you know you look your best!  Get summer smooth skin with a customized skincare plan that is best for you!  Call to schedule your complimentary consultation today at 763-494-9905.

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