Archive for July, 2015

5 Best Summer Road Trips in Minnesota

Thursday, July 30th, 2015


There is just something about an open road on a summer day. Especially if you have some good music playing. Summer is a time for exploring and adventure. Are you itching to get out there and discover somewhere new? We have a list below that you need to check out!

North Shore – The world’s largest freshwater lake is right here in our state – that is pretty amazing, don’t you think? Lake Superior is the largest of the 5 Great Lakes and you will have a spectacular view if you cruise along the North Shore Scenic Drive. This road was named a National Scenic Byway so it is anything but just a road. It is a destination. Visit Grand Marais for unique shopping, spend time at Lutsen Mountains’ family-friendly alpine slide or on the Mountain Tram, check out the wild beauty of the Gunflint Trail or enjoy the famous fishing waters of Lake Superior. Not far away are the Boundary Waters and Superior National Golf Course. 

Lanesboro – Situated in the bluffs near the Root River, Minnesota’s self-proclaimed “Bed and BreakfastCapital” will be a place you won’t forget. Taste local wines, go shopping in the historic downtown, lined with mid- and late-19th century buildings, bike the Root River State Bike Trail, canoe the Root River, tour the town on Molly the Trolley, or see a show at the Commonweal Theatre. It is within 2 hours of the Twin Cities so you won’t be on the road for too long.

Taylors Falls/St. Croix River – In less than an hour, you can be overlooking breathtaking scenery at Interstate Park (on both the Minnesota and Wisconsin side) which attracts hikers, campers, climbers, canoeists, and photographers. This is often a fall destination for viewing beautiful leaves but don’t forget, it is a great summer destination, too! It isn’t hard to find wineries to visit in this area. For example, Wild Mountain Winery, reported to be a quaint little vineyard set in the hills. Spend the day exploring the Upper St. Croix, where you can appreciate stunning views, wildlife, marvelous food, fun shops, a lively art scene, and outdoor recreation. There is something for everyone.

Northwest Minnesota– This region is home to the headwaters of the great Mississippi River and some of Minnesota’s largest lakes. Several towns are surrounded by clusters of lakes, with family resorts and campgrounds along their shores. Major music festivals, summer theater, heritage festivals and cultural experiences draw many to this area. Mountain bikers will be excited to visit Detroit Mountain. This 200-acre Minnesota recreation destination opened their premier mountain biking season June 27th. The trails were carefully designed with all levels of riders in mind – from beginner to professional. There is even a skills course, designed to teach balance and technical handling skills and Strider Adventure Zone for kids 18 months-5 years.

Madeline Island – Ok, so this isn’t technically Minnesota (it is in neighboring Wisconsin) but we couldn’t leave it out. You’ll reach this destination in approximately 4 hours and then you’ll hop on a ferry to ride over to the island. Madeline Island is the largest of the Apostle Islands. Rich in history and beauty, you will find many interesting things to do here. Visit art galleries and boutiques or canoe, swim, golf, bike or hike. It was voted one of the “Coolest Small Towns in the US” and it is worth the drive!

We still have a good chunk of summer left to savor! Get out there and explore our beautiful state and have a great time!

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Take Years off of your Appearance with a Liquid Lift

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

You have heard it before, forty is the new thirty and fifty is the new forty. Perhaps the reason that people are saying this is because of the amazing Liquid Lift! The Liquid lift is a non-surgical alternative to a facelift. It will tighten and lift your skin, visually taking years off your appearance. It smooths wrinkles, restores volume and enhances facial features and so much more and best of all, the results are immediate!

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Through the use of Dermal fillers and BOTOX® / DYSPORT® Cosmetic, your face can be sculpted into a more youthful looking you. Instead of using surgery to pull and stretch the skin, the Liquid Lift addresses the real culprit in the aging process, volume loss. The Liquid Lift provides a quick, effective, much less invasive alternative for the patient wanting immediate results without prolonged downtime.

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• Fill in wrinkles and fold, such as smile lines and marionette lines

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• Lift up sagging corners of the mouth

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How Visia Complexion Analysis Benefits You

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015


Visia is an innovative screening device that is an important tool that we use at Belladerm Medspa to guide us in making decisions about procedures and products. This device shows us visually just how damaging the exposure to the sun has been on your skin. We offer this as part of our consultation as a tool to pinpoint areas that we may want to focus on and why.

How does Visia work?

Visia takes only a few minutes and is completely pain-free.  No creams, lotions, or solutions are required.  Using cutting-edge technology, a computerized camera will obtain a clear ‘picture’ of the skin’s health. A Visia analysis captures multi-spectral photos of the face, examining the complexion for wrinkles, spots, pores, evenness (colour variation in the skin tone), porphyrins (evidence of bacteria in pores), and UV spots (characteristic of photo-damage, typically from over exposure to the sun) as well as grading skin features relative to other users of the same sex, age and skin type.  Once these images are captured, we will then review and discuss the images and the analyzed summary of your skin. Based on what we see, we can recommend a personalized skincare regime to improve your complexion including specific product recommendations or procedures.

Why do we love Visia?

The information Visia gives us is vital to help us develop more targeted treatment programs, track progress over time, and stay connected with patients as they consider the possibilities of aesthetic procedures. We understand that it can be hard to decide which treatments will benefit you personally the most. We love Visia because it is one way that we can hone in on the most important products/procedures that will help YOU achieve the look you desire and take better care of your skin, also.

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