7550 France Ave S. Suite 215, Edina, MN 55435
Let’s Talk about Your Skin!

Let’s Talk about Your Skin!

Drop by for a Complimentary Skincare Consultation

A special time where we can discuss cosmetic services and medical grade skincare that can help you look your best! 

We will listen to your concerns and explain cosmetic services and products that are best suited for your needs, of which may be Botox and facial fillersrejuvenation peelsskin care products, etc.

Complete form below or call (952) 922-2345 to schedule your preferred consultation time.

Top 5 Skin Concerns

#1: Dull Skin – After being exposed to the sun and harsh outdoor elements, dead skin cells may have accumulated on the surface of your skin. A simple procedure or the right skincare products may be just what you need.

#2: Dry Skin – Mature, aging skin is prone to being dry and dehydrated. During the cold winter or in the hot sun on vacation your complexion may be thirsty. Medical Grade Skincare products are formulated to deliver noticeable and long lasting results.

#3: Lines & Wrinkles  – Ultra Violet rays all year long cause and worsen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Start early to prevent fine lines and wrinkles and erase and smooth current lines.

#4: Dark Spots – Sun and heat exposure triggers skin discoloration like freckles, dark spots and uneven skin tone. Fall and winter is the best time to treat hyperpigmentation.

#5: Redness & Acne – Weather changes and going from extreme cold into a warm house can initiate breakouts and rosacea. A combination of good skincare products along with IPL Rosacea treatment can help keep rosacea at bay.

We have SOLUTIONS to Re-Energize your Anti-Aging Skincare Regimen!

Schedule MY FREE Skin Health Analysis!

Let’s Talk about Your Skin!

Let’s Talk about Your Skin!

Drop by for a Complimentary Skincare Consultation

A special time where we can discuss cosmetic services and medical grade skincare that can help you look your best! 

We will listen to your concerns and explain cosmetic services and products that are best suited for your needs, of which may be Botox and facial fillersrejuvenation peelsskin care products, etc.

Complete form below or call (952) 922-2345 to schedule your preferred consultation time.

Top 5 Skin Concerns

#1: Dull Skin – After being exposed to the sun and harsh outdoor elements, dead skin cells may have accumulated on the surface of your skin. A simple procedure or the right skincare products may be just what you need.

#2: Dry Skin – Mature, aging skin is prone to being dry and dehydrated. During the cold winter or in the hot sun on vacation your complexion may be thirsty. Medical Grade Skincare products are formulated to deliver noticeable and long lasting results.

#3: Lines & Wrinkles  – Ultra Violet rays all year long cause and worsen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Start early to prevent fine lines and wrinkles and erase and smooth current lines.

#4: Dark Spots – Sun and heat exposure triggers skin discoloration like freckles, dark spots and uneven skin tone. Fall and winter is the best time to treat hyperpigmentation.

#5: Redness & Acne – Weather changes and going from extreme cold into a warm house can initiate breakouts and rosacea. A combination of good skincare products along with IPL Rosacea treatment can help keep rosacea at bay.

We have SOLUTIONS to Re-Energize your Anti-Aging Skincare Regimen!

Schedule MY FREE Skin Health Analysis!

What do I do before a Fasting Blood Test?

What do I do before a Fasting Blood Test?

What do I need to do before a FASTING Blood draw?

Sometimes fasting is required before drawing your blood because the nutrients in the food and beverages you consume are absorbed into your blood stream and could impact factors measured by certain tests such as cholesterol (lipids) and glucose.

If you don’t fast, or fast for a shorter time than prescribed, your tests could give inaccurate results.

Here is what you need to know before having your fasting tests drawn:

  • Fasting requires consuming no food or liquids other than water for 9-12 hours before the test; however you can brush your teeth.
  • You should take your regular morning medications such as blood pressure meds, thyroid, diabetes, etc. unless told otherwise by your physician.
  • Hormone levels such a estradiol, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA and thyroid do not require fasting.
  • It is very important to drink water before your blood draw when you are fasting so your veins are not dehydrated and difficult to find.
  • Schedule your blood draw for early morning to minimize the time you’ll have to go without food and feel free to bring along a snack so you can eat right away.

Additional tips for having an easy blood draw can be found here.

If you have any questions before your next blood draw you always call and ask, we are here to help!

~ Nurse @Innovative Directions in Health

Am I in Menopause?

Am I in Menopause?

How do I know if I’m in menopause?

Menopause is defined as having no periods for 12 consecutive months. Menopause usually occurs around the age of 50. The most common symptoms of menopause are hot flashes and vaginal dryness. Your physician may request a FSH blood test as an elevated FSH serum level can confirm menopause.

Perimenopause occurs several years before and a year after menopause in which you will experience menstrual irregularities. Perimenopause often occurs between 45-55 years of age. Symptoms may include menstrual irregularities, hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disturbances, thinning of hair, vaginal dryness and mood fluctuations. Perimenopause can be a difficult time for many woman, as your hormone levels fluctuate often.

Information about menopause and perimenopause, causes of hormone imbalances and treatment can be found here.

If you are ready to take the next step and look into treatment options, fill out this form and we will contact you to set up a consultation and evaluation. 

Myths about Menopause

Myths about Menopause

Menopause is the end of your monthly period, but it’s not the end of your life.

Here’s the truth behind some common menopause myths.

All menopausal women suffer from bad hot flashes, night sweats and have trouble sleeping.
Not all women have these symptoms. Many can go through “the change” without significant symptoms.

Women gain a lot of weight after menopause.
Although many women do gain, it is not always a problem. Often a woman’s body composition changes; such as increases in body fat% and decreases in lean body mass. Follow a good exercise routine and diet to prevent weight gain during your middle years.

A woman’s sex life is over.
Women can have a normal testosterone level and can continue to enjoy sex life. If vaginal dryness is a problem, there are lubricants and bio-identical creams that can help.

Women will continue to have normal function of other organs if they are feeling good.
Actually, women begin to develop heart disease after menopause and exceed men in this problem around age 70. They also have more bone loss, which can end up in fractures. They need to have a physician who can prevent these problems in a natural way, rather than taking synthetic drug hormones.

Women who take good care of their bodies and minds can continue to enjoy life long after menopause. For more information to find out if you are in Menopause continue reading here or schedule a meeting with Dr. Sinda.