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Don’t forget about the neck and chest!

When thinking of skincare products and treatments, we tend to focus our thoughts on our face. Of course, we want to have glowing skin on our face, however we need to make sure that our face matches our neck and chest.

When applying sunscreen, make sure that you apply the product down the neck and also on your chest. The neck and chest are some of the first areas to show visible signs of aging, develop laxity and discoloration, all of which give away our age. Being sure to protect those areas will avoid those pesky spots and wrinkles from popping up.

But what if the damage is already done?

That is where treatments come in to play! The neck and chest are wonderful areas to treat using the latest laser technology. Whether it’s skin tightening for the neck area, skin resurfacing for wrinkles and fine lines, or needing to even out skin tone by removing unsightly brown spots, we have your answer.

Most treatments require little to no downtime and results can be achieved in one to two treatments. Consultations are always complimentary. We would love to sit down and create a personalized treatment plan to make sure all of your goals will be met.

Actual SkinSpeaks patient-

IPL Chest

Patient received 1 IPL treatment

Revision Finishing Touch

Revision Finishing Touch

Summer is right around the corner! Get your skin glowing and soft with our newest physical exfoliator, Finishing Touch by Revision.  This innovative facial scrub removes dead, dehydrated skin cells for an immediate soft, smooth appearance. Finishing Touch exfoliates skin using Polynesian Volcanic Black Sand and an ultra-fine pumice that is gentle on the skin. Freshwater Silt helps maintain hydration rather than stripping our skin and also helps with the absorption of impurities. Blackheads, be gone! We recommend using Finishing Touch 1-2 times per week. This scrub is a new must have for your skincare routine!

SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel

Have you heard…? SkinSpeaks is now carrying SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel!!!

Hydrating B5 gel is a wonderful compliment to any moisturizer!  Its two main ingredients are hyaluronic acid, a natural moisturizer present in the skin that attracts and binds to water, and vitamin B5, a natural humectant that boosts your skins repair function.   There are many factors that can deplete moisture from your skin (a.k.a Minnesota weather!), causing it to feel dehydrated and aged. Adding in this moisturizing boost can help your skin to feel hydrated, smooth and supple.  This oil-free moisturizer can also be used solo for the more oily and acne prone skin.  Hydrating B5 gel is compatible with all skin types.  Stop into SkinSpeaks today to see what the buzz is about!!!

Hydrating B5 Gel

Balance Your Selfie!

Chins come in all shapes and sizes and is the one major anatomical feature that contributes to our profile.  If your goal is to create more prominence in the chin, feminize the face, soften a blunt or wide chin and/or lengthen the jawline, “non-surgical” chin augmentation may be right for you.

Non-surgical chin augmentation is an effective alternative to a chin implant that will enhance and define your profile.  It is achieved by using precise injections of dermal filler into a specific area(s) of the chin and customized to each client’s treatment goal.  This procedure allows the us to have total control over the shape and size of your chin, providing natural results that will bring a beautiful balance and harmony to other features of your face. More than one treatment may be necessary to reach optimal results, lasting 12 months or longer. And, best of all, there is little to no downtime with the procedure!

To compliment and maximize your profile selfie, Kybella® (deoxycoholic acid) injection treatments can be performed to clean up that jawline and neck fat too in as little as 2 treatments!  Schedule your complimentary consultation today @ 952-435-6565, and for more information on Kybella®, visit https://www.mykybella.com.

Actual SkinSpeaks patient-

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This patients results were achieved in one visit. These photos are immediately before and after the treatment.

Banish Those Bunny Lines

As we continue to explore how Botox can soften unwanted facial lines and wrinkle, I am going to turn your attention to your nose.  Yes, you read that right – your nose!

“Bunny lines” (on women) or “wolf lines” (on men) are the lines on the sides of your nose that a lot of us form when we laugh and smile.  They are natural expression lines and are even cute on some people.  However for others, the muscle that crinkles up to make these lines (the nasalis) is very strong.  As we age and with repetition over time these lines become permanent wrinkles even at rest!  But, with a small amount of Botox, we can soften your bunny or wolf lines.   The results are natural and beautiful!

We look forward to discussing Botox, dermal fillers, and your other interests with you at any of our 5 Twin Cities locations.   To schedule, call 952-435-6565 for our knowledgeable receptionist will help you.  See you soon!

Bunny Lines

The Importance of Year Round Sunscreen

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Are you still using your favorite sunscreen, even for these late winter/early spring months?  Here are a few reasons why it’s important to use sunscreen year around.

There are different types of UV rays, the most common being UVA and UVB. UVA rays are present and the same strength year round, regardless of the season. They penetrate more deeply than UVB rays and cause premature aging and skin damage. UVB rays are the rays that cause skin to redden and burn. They are not as strong during the winter, so that means you most likely won’t get sunburned and you also will have no warning signs when you’ve had too much exposure.  With snow on the ground that increases your exposure because the snow reflects the sun’s rays, which can result in a double dose of exposure.  So  get into a good routine of using a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher daily.  Ask our SkinSpeaks team for a recommendation today!

Those Pesky Lip Lines

The lines around your mouth & your lips??

We have been exploring how Botox can soften unwanted lines and wrinkles, and YES you guessed it! Botox can be used to soften the lines around your mouth – for some people it even adds a subtle pop of volume to your lips by relaxing your orbicularis oris (the muscle around your mouth).

You are probably thinking, “really?!” YES, really. We use a small amount of Botox, it is a few precise injections, and you get beautiful, natural results.

Dermal fillers, such as Juvederm, Volbella, and Restylane can also be used – either alone or in combination with Botox to treat your vertical lip lines and to enhance your lips. When we sit down together to discuss your goals we will formulate a customized plan that is right for you!

We look forward to discussing Botox, dermal fillers, and your skin care goals with you! To schedule, call 952-435-6565 and our knowledgeable staff will help you. See you soon!

Angela C Blog Photo 2.23.17

Acne and Wrinkles?!? Not fair! SkinCeuticals to the Rescue!

We can’t wait for you to try our newest product, SkinCeuticals Blemish+Age Defense.

Do you feel like you’re the only one fighting breakouts and wrinkles at the same time? You are not alone! It is one of the most frustrating battles, not knowing whether to hydrate your skin or spot treat acne breakouts. This is why we can’t wait for you to try our latest and greatest product from SkinCeuticals! This breakthrough product fights both pesky breakouts and the nagging signs of aging. Blemish + Age Defense is an oil free approach to improving the appearance of aging skin and skin prone to breakouts. This amazing product contains a proprietary blend of gentle and effective acids to reduce the formation of acne and clogged pores, while improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone. Blemish + Age Defense can be used on all skin types, but acne prone, combination, and aging skin will especially love it!

Here are a few comments from some faithful users. We can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it too!

“I love that it is a two in one product! Anything that works this well and can save time and money being a double treatment, I’m all for it! Acne as well as an anti-aging, you can’t beat it!” –J. C.

“I love how lightweight the product is. It feels so fresh and absorbs quickly. I noticed a difference in my skin within a few days!” –S. M.

“Blemish + Age serum has truly changed my complexion. Since I began using it, I have noticed a dramatic difference. My face is clearer, smoother, and fresher. It is my new all-time favorite product!” -C. C.

As always, call us at 952.435.6565 if you would like information on how to purchase SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense!

Blemish + Age Defense

Kybella to the Rescue!

Have you heard about Kybella?

I’m going to come right out and say it.   If you have a double chin, read this!

Kybella is a non-surgical, FDA approved treatment, administered with simple injections that reduces moderate to severe submental fat.   You probably just read that last sentence and are thinking, submental fat, what does that mean?  Well, submental fat is the medical term given to your double chin.  Neither sound good and either way you say it, you want it gone!  The best thing about Kybella is that it permanently destroys fat cells.  Yes, permanently!

Whether you inherited your double chin from your mom or dad, or maybe you earned it, you know how hard it is to get rid of.  Your double chin is stubborn.  Even working out and eating right won’t make it go away.  Does your double chin make you self-conscious?

Do you find yourself posing a certain way in photos to hide it?  Maybe always lifting your chin or taking a selfie with the camera held high so no one sees it?  Or maybe you like fall and winter so that you can wear turtle necks and scarves to hide it.  Well, Kybella can finally get rid of it for you, permanently.

To learn more about Kybella and how it can help to improve your profile call our office to schedule a no pressure, no strings attached complimentary consultation with one of our injection specialist at Skin Speaks Spa M.D.  Our number is 952-435-6565 and we look forward to sitting down with you to discuss Kybella!

Kybella Before and After Photos

Actual SkinSpeaks patient

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AB 31.122915.13 (7) right cropped AFTER 2 TXS

 

Botox & Dermal Fillers – What are they, how do they work, and how are they different? #3

In our third and final post for “Botox & Dermal Fillers – What are they, how do they work, and how are they different?” we are going to look at two other types of dermal fillers, Calcium hydroxylapatite and poly-L-lactic-acid-based fillers.

Calcium hydroxylapatite (such as Radiesse) and poly-L-lactic-acid-based fillers (such as Sculptra) stimulate your own body to reproduce collagen to re-volumize your face.  Partial results from these types of fillers are visible right away, however what makes these fillers different than hyaluronic acid fillers is that they continue to work beneath the skin after you leave the office.  The creation of new collagen will continue over several weeks, and results are generally longer lasting, 1 year or more for Radiesse and 2 or more years for Sculptra.

These fillers can be used to treat a variety of concerns, from deeper lines around the mouth to volume loss in the cheeks and hollows in temples.  Results vary, depending on which filler is used to help you to reach your goal.

When you are ready to schedule a complimentary consult with one of our highly sklled and trained injection specialists, please call 952.435.6565.  They will answer all of your questions and help you customize a plan that you are comfortable with, no pressure, no questionable sales tactics, just open and honest conversation about you and your goals.