Looking for an effective laser procedure to fit your busy schedule? Lumenis’ LightSheer Duet will help you save time and money with quick treatments and increased treatment area.

Lumenis LightSheer Duet laser hair removal

Other hair removal procedures entail lengthy prep time as your skin care specialist
numbs the treatment area. LightSheer, however, offers comfortable treatment without the need for topical anesthetic, treatment gel or any other preparation. This reduces laser treatment time by up to 75% and allows your Lumenis LightSheer specialist to comfortably remove unwanted hair in just 15-20 minutes.

LightSheer Duet is equipped with innovative vacuum-assisted technology, which dramatically increases the treatment area size to 22 x 35 mm. This enables your LightSheer specialist to quickly and effectively treat large areas such as your shoulders, back, chest and legs.

LightSheer’s powerful laser is effective for all ages and skin types and is used in thousands of skin care clinics across the world.

Lumenis’ LightSheer Duet offers impressive results for busy people with busy lives. A quick 15-20-minute treatment can be conveniently scheduled into your day, while LightSheer’s large treatment area will help you cut down on appointments. Contact Envy Skin Clinic to try out this brand-new approach to permanent hair reduction!

Tanning: Benefits & Risks

February 26, 2016

ThinkstockPhotos-159191410Warm weather is coming. With parkas and scarves soon making way for short-sleeves and bikinis, a healthy tan can help you feel confident and beautiful in your skin. While everyone wants a sun-kissed glow, too much tanning can lead to wrinkles, sun spots and even skin cancer. From tanning beds to natural sunshine, here are a few benefits and risks to help you achieve your base in a safe and healthy manner.

Tanning Beds

Featuring a higher UVA to UVB ratio than the sun, rays from the fluorescent lightbulbs in tanning beds penetrate deeper into the skin and produce a darker tan. While tanning beds offer a fast and relatively inexpensive bronze throughout the year, they are accompanied by many risks. According to the World Health Organization, artificial UV rays can lead to skin cancer, wrinkles and eye damage.

Natural Sunshine

Although sunbathing is much safer than a tanning bed, overexposure can lead to skin cancer and wrinkles. Use your best judgement and apply SPF protection to avoid getting burned. The biggest side-benefit of natural sunshine is vitamin D. Sunbathe without sunscreen for about 10 minutes each day to get your daily dose.

Tanning Lotions

Found in drugstores and department stores across the country, the quality of self-tanning lotion varies depending on the brand. While tanning lotion is safe for your skin according to the FDA, it can lead to an uneven tan or orange-looking skin. It can do the trick in a pinch, but tanning lotion is generally a low-cost, DIY option.

Spray Tanning

Spray tans are applied at a salon and feature the same ingredients as self-tanning lotion. Spray tanning is fast, easy and comes with no risk of streaking or an uneven glow. However, they are the most expensive and the chemicals in the spray can be harmful if they are inhaled or get in your eyes.

No matter which method you choose, excessive tanning is bad for your skin. Thinking about getting a MicroLaserPeel or a different skin rejuvenation treatment? Tell your clinician about any self-tanning products you use or the procedure will leave you badly burned!

Juvederm Voluma cheek fillerHave your cheeks seen better days? Whether you’re young or elderly, a loss of volume can sag your cheeks and age your face. If you would like to tighten your face and lift your cheeks without the long recovery time and potential complications of surgery, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is the solution for you!

The first and only filler to correct age-related volume loss and poorly-defined cheekbones in the midface for up to two years, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is FDA-approved and effective for adults over the age of 21. Because JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler, it can be shaped into the desired contour after injection.

The Procedure

After an application of specially-formulated numbing cream 15-20 minutes before treatment, a JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC specialist will inject gel into your cheeks with very small needles. The actual injection only takes a few minutes and your specialist will complete the procedure by gently massaging your face to ensure the gel is properly distributed across the treatment area. The entire procedure is virtually painless due to the numbing cream and the tiny needles. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is also equipped with lidocaine to enhance patient comfort.

The Results

Results are immediate and can last up to two years! Most patients can resume normal activities right after treatment and any minor side effects (slight bruising and swelling) can be easily concealed with makeup.

Just about anyone with volume loss in their midface or poorly defined cheekbones is a candidate for treatment with JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC. Younger patients in their 30s and 40s have better skin elasticity and often notice a more dramatic restoration of their facial volume, while older patients typically need more filler to reach the same level of correction. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC can be paired with other facial injections and skin resurfacing treatments to achieve complete facial rejuvenation.

If you are looking to roll back the years with a quick and easy procedure on your cheeks that can last up to two years, schedule a JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC appointment at Envy Skin Clinic today!

Looking to smooth those unsightly wrinkles and add fullness to your lips? Try a quick and easy Restylane treatment! FDA-approved for patients over the age of 21, Restylane fills in moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. This includes lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth and lines from your mouth to your chin. In addition to smoothing your face, Restylane can be used for lip enhancement.

Restylane, Envy Skin Clinic, Minnesota

Your Procedure

After an application of specially-formulated numbing cream 15-20 minutes before treatment, a Restylane specialist will inject small amounts of crystal clear Restylane gel into your face using tiny needles. The actual injection only takes a few minutes and your specialist will complete the procedure by gently massaging your face to ensure the gel is properly distributed across the treatment area. The entire procedure is virtually painless due to the numbing cream and the small size of the needles.

Restylane is equipped with lidocaine and hyaluronic acid (HA) to enhance patient comfort and shaping into the desired contour after injection. Restylane can treat a wide variety of skin problems, including:

  • Nose-to-Mouth Lines (Nasolabial Fold)
  • Mouth-to-Chin Lines (Melomental Fold)
  • Lines Above the Upper Lip
  • Frown Lines
  • Adding Lip Volume & Definition
  • Restoring Cheek & Cheekbone Volume
  • Wrinkles/Lines Under the Eyes

Your Results

While results are immediate, they are oftentimes even more dramatic after a few days as the Restylane gel settles into its final shape. Depending on your treatment area, Restylane may last up to a year!

To cut down on swelling and bruising, avoid exercise (besides walking) for 24 hours after treatment and take Tylenol instead of Aspirin, Exedrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve or Advil.

Restylane can also be combined with other facial injections and skin resurfacing treatments to achieve even better results. What are you waiting for? Schedule an appointment at Envy Skin Clinic today to get rid of those pesky wrinkles and look (and feel) your best!

Looking for a facial peel that delivers the results of an invasive laser treatment without the long weeks of healing time? A MicroLaserPeel could be the perfect solution! The perfect level between microdermabrasion and skin resurfacing surgery, an FDA-approved MicroLaserPeel is a partial to full epidermal peel capable of removing deep-lying wrinkles, scars and other skin conditions.

 
microlaserpeel

How it Works

After your treatment area is numbed with topical anesthetic, a MicroLaserPeel specialist will apply the peel to your face, precisely removing the outermost layer of skin. This smoothes the skin’s surface while simultaneously blending pigmented age spots. Effective for both light and dark skin, a MicroLaserPeel can treat a wide variety of skin conditions, including:

  • Wrinkles and Fine Lines
  • Acne Scars and Other Scars
  • Keratosis
  • Age Spots and Other Pigmentation Problems
  • And More!

The MicroLaserPeel is tailored to your particular need and only takes about 30-40 minutes, allowing you to get back to your normal routine. For best results, repeat your MicroLaserPeel procedure 3-5 times, with each treatment spaced 4-8 weeks apart.

The Results

Immediately after your MicroLaserPeel, you will experience significantly smoother, healthier and more vibrant skin. The healing process typically takes 2-4 days. If your MicroLaserPeel is scheduled for a Friday, you will be all set to return to work the following Monday. Immediate symptoms are similar to a sunburn and can be easily treated with ointment and moisturizer and covered up by makeup.

If you are looking for a skin rejuvenation treatment more effective results than microdermabrasion without significant recovery time, sign up for a MicroLaserPeel today!

 

VI Chemical Peel, Envy Skin Clinic

Re-experience your youthful, radiant self with a quick and effective VI Chemical Peel. With skincare benefits for all ages and skin types, a VI Peel is practical, virtually painless and requires very little downtime. Whether you are a teenager in need of an acne treatment or an older patient looking to reverse the signs of aging, a VI Peel will fix you up in no time!

The Procedure

Featuring a blend of powerful ingredients, a VI Peel is applied to your face by a chemical peel specialist over a quick 30-40 minute appointment. While results from other skin care procedures can take weeks or months, a VI Peel will have your skin looking beautiful and smooth as soon as one week after treatment. With no skin preconditioning required, the quick treatment and minimal recovery time will allow you to get right back to your busy schedule.

Offering impressive results for all ages and skin types, a VI Peel can treat and reduce:

  • Sun Damage and Age Spots
  • Melasma
  • Acne and Acne Scars
  • Crow’s Feet
  • Wrinkles and Fine Lines
  • Rosacea
  • Loss of Firmness
  • And More!

The Impact

The results speak for themselves, as a VI Peel has been proven to be a safe and effective skincare treatment. According to a recent study, up to 71% of participants reported significant improvement in fine lines and skin suppleness, while noting that minor irritation decreased quickly after the peel. Participants also showed a reduction in melanin content and increased collagen content.

For achieving and maintaining a beautiful complexion, combine 2-4 VI Peels per year with proper skincare at home.  The VI Peel also complements lasers, injectables and post-procedure treatments for even more dramatic results. If you are unhappy with your acne, wrinkles or age spots, stop by Envy Skin Clinic for a VI Peel today! We even have a peel specifically for Melasma.

ProfractionalAcne scars, wrinkles or sun spots aging your face? Roll back the years and rejuvenate your skin with a quick and effective ProFractional laser treatment. Featuring dramatic results and quick recovery time, ProFractional offers skincare patients of all ages a wide range of benefits.

 How ProFractional Works

Over the course of a quick 30 minute procedure, a ProFractional laser specialist uses a precise laser beam to pinpoint and treat the target area. ProFractional is a non-ablative treatment. The laser penetrates your skin deeply enough to correct mild and severe blemishes without damaging the surface tissue.

With minimal invasiveness and increased patient comfort, ProFractional laser treatment triggers the body’s wound healing response for rapid healing and tighter, smoother skin. This response works to minimize and eliminate:

  • Acne scars
  • Skin discoloration
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Poor skin tone and rough texture
  • Shallow scars
  • Sun spots (freckles)

Results

Typically two to three ProFractional treatments are necessary for optimal results. Most patients need a mere 1-2 days of downtime following treatment. While patients often experience mild redness, tenderness and swelling immediately after the procedure, these symptoms are easily treated with a soothing ointment. Once your skin is healed, it is important to avoid pigmentation problems by applying a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.

Although you will see immediate results after the first week of healing, your best results will be approximately 12 weeks after your last treatment. As your triggered wound healing response works to produce new collagen, your skin will become firmer, more resilient and elastic.

While ProFractional laser treatment offers effective results by itself, the procedure can be combined with a MicroLaserPeel for even more dramatic skin rejuvenation. Those acne scars and wrinkles don’t have to be permanent. Sign up for a ProFractional laser treatment to restore your face to a youthful, vibrant glow!