7550 France Ave S. Suite 215, Edina, MN 55435
Rosacea / Redness Relief with Pro-Heal Advance+

Rosacea / Redness Relief with Pro-Heal Advance+

Pro-Heal is excellent for reducing redness and inflammation, rosacea, acne and insect bites. Anyone hoping to find a healing treatment for irritating skin conditions could benefit from Pro-Heal!

Benefits Sensitive Skin Types:

  • Exceptional healing formula!
  • Excellent for treating Rosacea and acne (including cystic acne)
  • Reduces inflammation
  • High level of anti-oxidant protection
  • Provides UV photo-protection
  • Offers soothing relief from itching
  • Helps to control hyperpigmentation
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles

How to use: Apply 3 to 5 drops to clean skin, smoothing over face and neck or other inflamed areas.

Ingredient Highlights:  (Paraben Free)

  • 15% Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid) timed release to lighten, brighten, tone, and tighten the skin without irritation.
  • Olive Leaf Extract soothes and calms skin irritations while fighting off free radicals.
  • Vitamin E helps to heal and repair damaged tissue.
  • Retinol (Vitamin A) improves collagen synthesis and promotes wound-healing.
  • Kojic Acid and Arbuuin inhibits melanin and controls hyperpigmentation.
  • Zinc Sulfate enhances wound-healing, improves immune function and helps decrease cancer risk.

Pro-Heal Advance+ is now available in our clinic!

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Simple Steps for a Good Night Sleep

Simple Steps for a Good Night Sleep

Who doesn’t need a good night’s sleep?

Good Sleep Hygiene and natural non-habit forming supplements can help ease you in to sleep and keep you sleeping.

Try to follow these Simple Sleep Hygiene Tips:

  • Stick to same sleep-wake schedule (bedtime and wake time) 7 days a week.
  • Avoid napping unless you can nap at the same time every day and for the same length of time.
  • Unwind 30 minutes before bedtime, avoiding stimulating activities such as computer work (or email), TV, talking on the phone or texting, and working around the house. Also keep the lights low and the volumes of TV/music down for the last 2-3 hours before bedtime.
  • Try to keep distracting electronic gadgets out of the bedroom and maintain a tidy, cool, dark environment.
  • Avoid any caffeine after 2:00 PM (after noon if sleep is a big problem)
  • Avoid alcohol in the 2-3 hours prior to going to bed.
  • Keep your meal times and exercise times as regular as possible- bodies love regimented schedules.
  • Make sure your window coverings keep all the light out- bodies use light as a cue in melatonin production. There are very inexpensive shades that do a great job at this.
  • Minimum sleep time should be 7 hours but if you can sleep 8 or more- by all means do so.

If you are still having trouble getting a good night sleep, these 3 additional Supplements may help. Take them at the same time 1-hour before desired bed time:

  • Tryptophan 1,000mg or Melatonin 1-3mg (only 3 times a week)
  • Magnesium Glycinate 200mg
  • Vitamin D3 (dosage depending upon your measured Vitamin D level, ask your physician to check it)

If staying asleep is a big issue, consider Time Release Melatonin.

I would also recommend a great book called “The End of Night:  Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light” by Paul Bogard.

If you are interested in learning how a proper hormone balance can also help sleep, schedule a consultation with me.

See you next time, awake and well rested!

– Dr. Rich Sinda

These supplements are stocked in our clinic and are available to everyone (not just our patient’s) for purchase. Stop by or call / email to have them mailed to you.

What YOU can do to Prevent Aging Skin

What YOU can do to Prevent Aging Skin

So what what can YOU do to Prevent Aging Skin???

Topical high quality anti-oxidants are KEY!

Did you know that only 1% of orally ingested antioxidants (vitamins) get to the skin? And, with age, the concentration of antioxidants in the skin declines considerably?

The highest concentration of antioxidants in the body is contained in the epidermal layer of the skin, forming a protective barrier for the living dermal layer and the internal body. Without the protective capacity of this layer, damage to the skin increases.

  1. Choose your products wisely. Pharmaceutical grade products may be more expensive but will deliver better results and long lasting benefits. Raw pharmaceutical ingredients have go through testing to prove their quality vs Cosmeceutical ingredients (store bought products) do not and there is a wide range of quality.
  2. Wear your sun protection daily! You can find a good one that will not only protect you from the sun but hydrate your skin and provide much needed anti-oxidants to combat aging.
  3. Choose products that multi-task and that are right for your skin type. If your budget is small it is better to have 1 high quality product than several poor quality products.

We carry the skincare line by iS Clinical because of their clinically proven product formulas. The products deliver visible and lasting results. Their ingredients tested with scientific evidence and are paraben free and safe – many of them contain bio-identical growth hormone and bio-identical lipids. They are cosmetically elegant as well; make-up wears well over them!

We are happy to announce that we are adding 2 products to our skincare menu:

  • SHEALD Recovery Balm (Protective, Soothing and Nourishing) – So hydrating and healing! Good for any open wounds, sensitive, dry skin, post treatment, etc.
  • ProHeal Serum Advance (Healing, Super Anti-Oxidant, Reparative) – Great for any kind of redness to the skin (rosacea, inflammation, etc., even bug bites).

Are you are interested in exploring what skincare products are right for you? Come in for a complimentary skincare consultation on Mondays or Wednesdays through end of July!

Call (952)952-2345 to schedule!

– Lisa (Medical Esthetician, Innovative Directions in Health)

4 Main Causes of Aging Skin

4 Main Causes of Aging Skin

Lindsey and I recently attended the iS Clinical Skincare Advanced Training.

The seminar covered a lot of great information about skin anatomy, industry trends and products.

Here are some important points we wanted to share:

There are 4 Main Causes of Aging Skin:

1) Free Radicals and Oxidative Stress. Were you aware that,  85% of free radicals and oxidative stress comes from the SUN! 15% comes from toxins and pollution.

2) Infalmmation.  (Skin’s natural response from injury). Inflammation combats infections, clears away damaged tissue and heals sunburn and other oxidative processes. It is the excess inflammation that results in accelerated rates of aging, scarring and destruction of normal tissue structure.

3) Glycation. This is the chemical process where glucose (sugar) attaches to a protein (collagen). Collagen-rich tissues include:  skin, blood vessels, joints, etc. Damaged collagen becomes stiff, has much less resilience and becomes stretched.

4) DNA Damage. A cell with damaged DNA cannot properly function and may even become cancerous. DNA can be damaged by free radical damage so antioxidants are important. Some growth factors can direct the DNA of fibroblasts to make more collagen.

Skin is our largest organ. It shields our body from the sun, extreme environment, injury, pollution, toxins, etc. Improving any of 4 processes above can help decrease the rate of aging and it’s never too early to start!

Antioxidants are substances that prevent oxidation damage to cells. We need them to neutralize those free radicals that age skin. Stay tuned for the next blog post on “What can YOU do to Prevent Aging Skin”.

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– Lisa (Medical Esthetician, Innovative Directions in Health)

Juicing vs Smoothies

Juicing vs Smoothies

If you are you looking to boost your intake of fresh vegetables and fruits or need an on-the-go-meal that provides nutrients to keep you full, you should know the difference between choosing to juice or make a smoothie!

So what is the difference?

A juice is the liquid of the plant.  Juicing removes all of the fiber and some of the protein from the plants. Your body does not have to do any digestive work in order to extract the nutrients, as they are absorbed directly into your blood stream. You can juice any plant that has juice to extract.  Fruits, vegetables and herbs are the most common juice ingredients. Juices are particularly good for people who have damaged digestive systems and have difficulty digesting vegetables. Juices are great to have when you want to do a cleanse of your body.  This is because your body will not be putting any effort towards digestion, so all that energy can be directed to ridding the body of toxins. It also allows the body to focus on healing while still providing nutrients to your body that would not be present during a water fast. Just remember, when you remove the fiber from the produce, the liquid juice is absorbed into your blood stream quickly. If you are only juicing fruits, this would cause a rapid spike in blood sugar and unstable blood sugar levels.

A smoothie is composed of blended foods.  Foods have been broken down into liquid form, while still retaining all of their fiber. Because the fibers are slightly broken down but not removed, your body will still have to do some digestive work in order to digest your smoothie. Smoothies are a little more versatile in the ingredients that work well within them. You can do greens, other veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds, superfoods, protein supplements, herbs, spices, really anything you can add to a smoothie!

Smoothies are great for a quick meal on the go and for a meal before or after a workout. They are light enough that they won’t weigh you down but they are substantial enough that you won’t feel hungry again in 15 minutes. You can also pack them full of ingredients that will help with your recovery after a workout. Smoothies are also great for those who are coming off of a fast, as it will help to re-introduce your body to solid foods in a more gradual way. Smoothies help to cleanse out your colon, because they contains the fiber that will help to “sweep” out your intestinal tract. These fibers will bind to toxins and flush them out of your system.

Both juicing and smoothies have their health benefits and taste delicious. Submit your favorite recipe to us in our contact form. WIN a mystery Goodie Bag If yours is posted on our Facebook site!