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!

Some morning tips….


Eat some protein.
Trade your bagel or piece of fruit for eggs or Greek yogurt . A recent study found that eating a high-protein breakfast helped women stay fuller longer and avoid overeating later in the day.

You know you need sun protection daily (even when it’s cloudy), but do you realize that the SPF in your makeup probably isn’t cutting it?  Instead, double up on protection by using an SPF moisturizer under your foundation or powder. And don’t forget your lips, neck, backs of hands and eye area — all of those spots are exposed to aging UV rays just as much as your face.

Drink a big glass of water.
Dehydration not only causes you to feel terrible, it messes with the way your skin looks — and after a night’s rest, your body needs fluids. Whether or not, starting the day with a tall glass of water can’t hurt.

Move your body.
Studies have shown that people who exercise in the morning sleep better at night. And the beauty benefits of sleep are very real. Shift your schedule to make a morning workout easier to manage.

Mist your face.
Keep a can of mineral water mist in your fridge and give your face a cool spritz first thing. The chilly mist will help bring down morning puffiness and leave you feeling bright and awake. A cold cloth on your face is a nice alternative.

Drink green tea.
If you need an A.M. caffeine boost, green tea is the best way to get it. The drink is packed with flavonoids, a type of antioxidant, which have been shown to slow cell damage (read: aging) and are even linked to a reduced risk of certain cancers. Can’t bear to give up your coffee (us either)? No need; coffee contains antioxidants, too and has also been shown to speed up metabolism.

Source: dailymakeover

The Fitzpatrick Scale

December 8, 2014

Before you decide on a laser treatment, it is important to know..

What Skin type are you?

The Fitzpatrick Scale, developed in 1975 by T.B. Fitzpatrick, a Harvard dermatologist, is the current and recognized method among the medical aesthetics community to classify skin colors and their reaction to UV light. By dividing skin tones into types 1-6, aesthetic professionals can accurately determine the best technique required for the specific client.

Skin Types

The Fitzpatrick Skin-Typing Scale

Skin Type

Skin Color

Reaction to Sun

1 Very White or Freckled Always Burns/Never Tans
2 White Usually Burns/Sometimes Tans
3 White to Olive Sometimes Burns/Always Tans
4 Brown Rarely Burns
5 Dark Brown Very Rarely Burns/Moderately Pigmented
6 Black Highly Pigmented

Relief from Eczema

November 14, 2014

Eczema is an itchy rash that’s often hard to get rid of. Most people can’t help scratching it, which further irritates the skin. Eczema is often, but not always, related to allergies.

Skin affected by eczema loses water easily, so treatment involves rehydrating the skin by taking warm (not hot) baths or showers and then promptly applying moisturizers. Thick creams that lock in the moisture can help a lot. Use creams or lotions without fragrances or preservatives. You should also limit the use of shampoos and soaps to once or twice a week. These products remove the skin’s natural oils and worsen dryness. Over-the-counter antihistamines can help with the itch, too.


First Steps to Treating Eczema

If you have eczema, it is important to take good care of your skin. Take warm (not hot!) baths on a regular basis and immediately applying moisturizers afterward will help keep your skin moist. You’ll find more information about this in the bathing and moisturizing section. In order for prescription medications to be most effective, a proper bathing and moisturizing regimen is required.

Eczema prevention check list:

  • Moisturize every day.
  • Wear cotton or soft fabrics. Avoid rough, scratchy fibers and tight clothing.
  • Take lukewarm baths and showers, using mild soap or non-soap cleanser
  • Gently pat your skin dry with a soft towel – do not rub.
  • Apply a moisturizer within 3 minutes after bathing to “lock in” moisture.
  • When possible, avoid rapid changes of temperature and activities that make you sweat.
  • Learn your eczema triggers and avoid them.
  • Use a humidifier in dry or cold weather.
  • Keep your fingernails short to help keep scratching from breaking the skin.
  • Some people with allergies find it helps to remove carpets from their house, and give pets dander treatments.

Please contact your health care provider with additional questions.

Source: National Eczema Association