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If you are not happy with the way your skin looks or have a medical skin condition that needs to be addressed, call us.  We have Board Certified dermatologists here serving Minnesota.  We can help.

Sometimes it’s weather.  sometimes its a genetic skin condition.  Whatever it is that you want to improve about your skin we can help.  We work with you one-on-one, our skilled physicians, use the latest treatments and technologies to help you look as young as you feel.

We have a spa-like atmosphere to set your mind at ease and remind you how special you are.

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We treat all types of medical conditions:  Severe acne,  Dermatitis, Varacose Veins, Shingles, Rosacea, Eczema, Psoriasis, Urticaria, Hives, Mole Removal, Birthmark Removal, Keloid Treatment, Skin Tag Removal, Melasma Treatment

We have many cosmetic techniques to help you look your best: Microdermabrasion, CoolSculpting, Botox, Chemical Peels, Kybella, Ultherapy, Microliposuction, Juvederm, Cosmelan Depigmentation, Laser Scar Removal, Intense Pulse Light, Cryotherapy, Tattoo Removal, Laser Hair Removal

Experience, knowledgeable and safe.  All are cosmetic and medical treatments are specifically designed to get the results you want.   Treat yourself to a vision of beauty…your own…and get ready to love your skin again.

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Skin Tag Removal

Moles

Moles are skin growths composed of pigment cells. While certain moles may be considered pre-cancerous, others are benign. Depending on their size or location, moles can be beauty marks or distracting lumpy lesions. If located in areas of rubbing or shaving, moles may become infected or irritated. Our doctors’ training and years of experience insure effective mole removal with a focus on minimizing scarring and maximizing the aesthetic result.

ABCDE's of moles

Most people have brown spots on their skin in one location or another. These may be birthmarks, moles, or sun related spots called lentigos. Many of these are normal, but some may be suspicious for skin cancer. The ABCDE’s of melanoma are important to watch out for: Asymmetry, Border irregularity, Color variability, Diameter larger than a pencil eraser, and Evolution (or change over time.) Benign moles may sometimes become bothersome due to irritation or tenderness. Clothing or hair brushing may irritate moles located in the underarms or on the scalp. There are multiple methods for removal best discussed in person; these range from superficial shave removals to excisions using deep and superficial sutures. Depending on the lesion or location, stitches may or may not be necessary. Following standard of care protocols, all removed moles are submitted for analysis to rule out the possibility of skin cancer. Doctors provide a thorough examination of moles, comprehensive discussion and efficient treatment. Depending on the size and location of a mole, it may be possible to remove the lesion on the same visit as the initial consultation.

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Chemical Peel

Acne

Acne starts when oil and dead skin cells clog up your pores. Some people call it blackheads, blemishes, whiteheads, pimples, or zits. When you have just a few red spots, or pimples, you have a mild form of acne. Severe acne can mean hundreds of pimples that can cover the face, neck, chest, and back. Or it can be bigger, solid, red lumps that are painful (cysts). Acne is very common among teens. It usually gets better after the teen years. Some women who never had acne growing up will have it as an adult, often right before their menstrual periods. Acne starts when oil and dead skin cells clog the skin's pores camera. If germs get into the pores, the result can be swelling, redness, and pus. For most people, acne starts during the teen years. This is because hormone changes make the skin oilier after puberty starts. Using oil-based skin products or cosmetics can make acne worse. Use skin products that don't clog your pores. They will say "noncomedogenic" on the label.  Acne can run in families. If one of your parents had severe acne, you are more likely to have it.

Types of acne

Identifying which type of acne you’re experiencing is key to successful treatment. Acne may be noninflammatory or inflammatory. Subtypes of acne within these two categories include: Noninflamation acney Noninflammatory acne includes blackheads and whiteheads. These normally don’t cause swelling. They also respond relatively well to over-the-counter (OTC) treatments.

Blackheads (open comedones)

Blackheads occur when a pore is clogged by a combination of sebum and dead skin cells. The top of the pore stays open, despite the rest of it being clogged. This results in the characteristic black color seen on the surface. Whiteheads (closed comedones) Whiteheads can also form when a pore gets clogged by sebum and dead skin cells. But unlike with blackheads, the top of the pore closes up. It looks like a small bump protruding from the skin. Whiteheads are more difficult to treat because the pores are already closed. Products containing salicylic acid can be helpful. Topical retinoids give the best results for comedonal acne. Currently, adapalene (Differin) is available over the counter as a retinoid. If it does not work for you, stronger topical retinoids are available by prescription from your dermatologist. Inflammatory acne Pimples that are red and swollen are referred to as inflammatory acne. Although sebum and dead skin cells contribute to inflammatory acne, bacteria can also play a role in clogging up pores. Bacteria can cause an infection deep beneath the skin’s surface. This may result in painful acne spots that are hard to get rid of. Products containing benzoyl-peroxide may help reduce swelling and get rid of bacteria within the skin. These can also remove excess sebum. Your doctor may prescribe either an oral or topical antibiotic along with the benzoyl-peroxide to treat your inflammatory acne. Topical retionoids are also an important part of combatting inflammatory papules and pustules. Papules Papules occur when the walls surrounding your pores break down from severe inflammation. This results in hard, clogged pores that are tender to the touch. The skin around these pores is usually pink.

Pustules

Pustules can also form when the walls around your pores break down. Unlike papules, pustules are filled with pus. These bumps come out from the skin and are usually red in color. They often have yellow or white heads on top. Nodules Nodules occur when clogged, swollen pores endure further irritation and grow larger. Unlike pustules and papules, nodules are deeper underneath the skin. Because nodules are so deep within the skin, you can’t typically treat them at home. Prescription medication is necessary to help clear these up. Your doctor or dermatologist will likely prescribe the oral medication isotretinoin (Sotret). This is made from a form of vitamin A and is taken daily for four to six months. It can treat and prevent nodules by decreasing oil gland size within the pores. Cysts Cysts can develop when pores are clogged by a combination of bacteria, sebum, and dead skin cells. The clogs occur deep within the skin and are further below the surface than nodules. These large red or white bumps are often painful to the touch. Cysts are the largest form of acne, and their formation usually results from a severe infection. This type of acne is also the most likely to scar. The prescription medication isotretinoin (Sotret) is commonly used to treat cysts. In severe cases, your dermatologist may surgically remove a cyst. It’s possible to have multiple types of acne at once — some cases may even be severe enough to warrant a visit to the dermatologist. Treatments There are many home treatments that are effective for people with acne. However, if a more aggressive approach is needed a dermatologist use a variety of treatments. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) and other light and laser-based therapies are being used to treat acne. These include the use of blue light, red light, intense pulsed light (IPL), and infrared or pulsed dye lasers. Sometimes these therapies are used along with medicines, but they may also help people who cannot be treated with medicines. Other treatments include dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, and laser skin resurfacing are effective treatments for severe acne. They can make acne scars less noticeable. Dermal fillers also work well for some types of acne scars.

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