7550 France Ave S. Suite 215, Edina, MN 55435
The Next Big Thing!

The Next Big Thing!

We are very excited to offer Micro-Needling to our patients. This treatment addresses so many skincare concerns that our patients share with us every day.

Introducing Micro-Needling

Micro-needling therapy is a minimally invasive skin-rejuvenation procedure that involves the use of a device that contains a disposable head with fine needles. The needles are used to puncture the skin to create a controlled skin injury at a customized depth to achieve the best result. Each puncture creates a channel that triggers the body to fill these microscopic wounds by producing new collagen and elastin. Through the process there is improvement in skin texture and firmness, as well as reduction in scars, pore size, vertical lip lines and stretch marks.

Can Micro-Needling really make my skin look better?

Micro-needling has become very popular because patients are impressed with the awesome results and with how easy it is. Micro-needling works by using your body’s own healing response and collagen producing cells to correct acne scars, enlarged pores and rough skin texture. It improves the appearance and smoothness of your skin by doing the following:

  • Turning on the natural healing response of your skin to correct the damage caused by sun, acne or aging
  • Creating micro-channels to allow medical grade skin care products to penetrate the deeper layers of skin
  • Stimulating collagen producing cells to produce new collagen in your skin to correct fine lines and scars

What are the treatments like?

Treatments are comfortable, safe and affordable plus there is little-to-no downtime! A topical skin numbing cream is included with your treatment so there is little discomfort. Our patients typically leave the office with a slight redness to their face as if they had a sunburn. Within 1-3 days this redness will subside. At this point the skin is glowing and has a youthful, smooth, refreshed look to the surface and new collagen cells are being stimulated to produce healthy cells.

An after-care skincare kit customized to your needs will be recommended after your treatment. This kit will include all of the products you need to get an excellent result from your micro-needling treatment. Treatments can be purchased individually or in packages depending on the conditions that you want to improve.

As always, cosmetic procedures and skincare consultations are complimentary. Schedule yours now.

Birthday Goals

Birthday Goals

Birthdays Birthdays Birthdays! They just keep coming!

Yes…they keep coming and I just had a big one. 60!
For some reason, I just don’t think I am 60. Don’t we all think we are 30?

I remember so vividly being at Innovative Directions in Health’s open house last year, and a BEAUTIFUL lady came up to me to chat. Immediately, I was assessing her age (we all do it!) and guessed maybe young 50’s. I thought…wow..this lady is gorgeous with beautiful skin and hair, clear bright eyes (always a sign of good health!), and an overall a delightful happy person. I was wondering what supplements, facials or tricks she has for looking so great, so I asked! Well…she brightly lit up and said…I have been taking Bioidentical hormones for 18 years…and I am 65. I simply couldn’t believe it! All I could say was…no way no way are you 65! With that delightful news, I was so happy I was well on my way to looking like her since I was on the same plan.

I have been taking the bioidentical hormones for over a year and half. My energy is amazing, my eyes are clear, my skin and hair is healthy and strong, and that makes me a happy person. In fact..turning 60 was kind of fun!

What a gift I have been given by Dr. Sinda and staff. My goal is that when I turn 65, someone says…NO way NO way! Yay!!!

Warmly,
Susie Ries

Click here for about Susie’s patient experience or make a consultation with Dr. Sinda, click here.

Juvederm UItra Now Indicated for Lips

Juvederm UItra Now Indicated for Lips

On October 1, 2015, Allergan, the leader in medical aesthetics achieved yet another milestone. Juvéderm Ultraa consumer favorite was FDA approved for injection of the lip and vertical lip lines.

Juvéderm has been a long standing favorite amongst medical cosmetic practices for it’s exceptionally smooth texture, making it ideal for the lips. Juvederm is made up of a modified form of hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body. The role of HA in the skin is to deliver nutrients and help the skin retain its natural moisture and softness.

However, until now, using it for the lips was considered “off label”. So what does “off label” mean? To put it simply, it’s when a product is used in a way the FDA has not approved or does not have instructions for use on the product label. About 1 in 5 prescription products are used off label, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s unsafe, it’s just not condoned by the FDA.

Juvéderm Ultra is commonly used in the lip to create a fuller appearance. Lip augmentation when done correctly looks very natural. We often use Juvederm to restore a lip volume back to that of younger years, to achieve the right proportion between top and bottom lips, or to get a pouty bottom lip appearance. In the FDA clinical trials, 78% of subjects reported an improvement in their overall satisfaction with the look and feel of their lips at one year after treatment.

The other approved FDA indication now for Juvéderm Ultra is vertical lip lines – those annoying vertical wrinkles around the mouth are mechanically etched into our faces every day, whenever we talk, laugh, or eat AND seem to appear overnight. Now patients can achieve the natural-looking results they have come to know and expect with Juvederm Ultra in their lips.

If you’re interested in learning more, our consultations are complimentary!

 

Juvederm UItra Now Indicated for Lips

Juvederm UItra Now Indicated for Lips

On October 1, 2015, Allergan, the leader in medical aesthetics achieved yet another milestone. Juvéderm Ultra, a consumer favorite was FDA approved for injection of the lip and vertical lip lines.

Juvéderm has been a long standing favorite amongst medical cosmetic practices for it’s exceptionally smooth texture, making it ideal for the lips. Juvederm is made up of a modified form of hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body. The role of HA in the skin is to deliver nutrients and help the skin retain its natural moisture and softness.

However, until now, using it for the lips was considered “off label”. So what does “off label” mean? To put it simply, it’s when a product is used in a way the FDA has not approved or does not have instructions for use on the product label. About 1 in 5 prescription products are used off label, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s unsafe, it’s just not condoned by the FDA.

Juvéderm Ultra is commonly used in the lip to create a fuller appearance. Lip augmentation when done correctly looks very natural. We often use Juvederm to restore a lip volume back to that of younger years, to achieve the right proportion between top and bottom lips, or to get a pouty bottom lip appearance. In the FDA clinical trials, 78% of subjects reported an improvement in their overall satisfaction with the look and feel of their lips at one year after treatment.

The other approved FDA indication now for Juvéderm Ultra is vertical lip lines – those annoying vertical wrinkles around the mouth are mechanically etched into our faces every day, whenever we talk, laugh, or eat AND seem to appear overnight. Now patients can achieve the natural-looking results they have come to know and expect with Juvederm Ultra in their lips.

If you’re interested in learning more, our consultations are complimentary!

A Chance to Give Back

A Chance to Give Back

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month,

Galderma is donating $25 to National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.® for every new member that is enrolled in the ASPIRE Galderma Rewards Program during October.

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Let’s join National Breast Cancer Foundation in inspiring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services.

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