Innovative Directions in Health’s follicle-zapping specialists can sharp-shoot unwanted hair from a variety of prickly-prone areas. Dr. Khalid Mahmud, a leader in anti-aging technology and the former chief of medicine at North Memorial Medical Center in Minneapolis, supervises a skilled team that removes hair medically and efficiently, without razors, waxes, or MDA-banned slumber-party incantations. Using Aurora Laser Hair Removal technology, trained staff members send controlled pulses of electrical energy and light into skin, destroying hair at its roots. Streamline upper lips (a $300 value), chins (a $375 value), underarms (a $600 value), and bikini lines (a $600 value) to satisfy mankind’s envy of aerodynamic animals. Each pulse lasts less than one second and most people require between four and six treatments for total hair obliteration; combine two Groupons to achieve the recommended dose of focused phasing. Check out the FAQ for additional information.
Overseen by Dr. Scott Ross, a cosmetic surgeon with more than 25 years of professional experience, the Minneapolis Center for Cosmetic and Laser Surgery and SkinKlinic of Edina collectively treat more than 9,000 patients every year with a combination of surgical, non-invasive, and cosmetic laser treatments. The health-care professionals and paramedical aestheticians enlist Mensa–worthy technology and techniques as they reinvigorate the epidermis or invent entirely new looks. Before asking patients to commit to a particular treatment, the team invites prospective clients in for a complimentary 20-minute consultation to learn more about the procedure, the technology, and the history of the tongue depressor.
Owner Angela Bastien—an 18-year veteran of the healthcare industry—runs Begin with your Skin Medspa with a staff that includes a board-certified plastic surgeon who graduated from Duke University and a medical aesthetician who holds a diploma from the prestigious CIDESCO aesthetics program. With this lineup of talent, the clinic can offer cosmetic services that recapture youth by way of injectable, laser, and peel. Treatments such as Botox and Juvederm fill out wrinkles in the face, and photodynamic-therapy treatments tackle acne blemishes with advanced lights and photosensitizing agents. For clients who don't want embarrassing body hair ruining their nudist wedding ceremonies, certified laser technicians attack follicles with CoolGlide Xeo lasers that render the body smooth and hairless. Since skincare is so central to the med spa's offerings—the staff performs chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and 3D skin rejuvenation, among other skin-centric treatments—it's convenient that it also carries products for maintaining your results, including clinically tested Skinceuticals formulas.
The quiet office of Gryskiewicz Twin Cities Cosmetic Surgery is a world away from the remote mountain regions of Guatemala. But it was in those mountains that Dr. Joe Gryskiewicz found his calling: to pursue a career in plastic surgery. While treating orphans suffering from cleft lips and palates, he couldn’t help but internalize the life-changing potential inherent in cosmetic breast augmentation.
Though he still pays annual medical visits to South and Central America, Dr. Joe has come a long way since that first experience. And wherever he goes, his reputation precedes him. A board-certified plastic surgeon, he specializes in cosmetic procedures that include breast augmentation using the "quick recovery technique", nose surgery, and body contouring. Away from the surgery room, clients also come to his spa for exfoliating Hydrafacials, skin-tightening Venus Freeze procedures, and cool sculpting fat reduction.
Armed with University of Minnesota degrees and the ability to spin hay into spools of dental floss, Doctor Ines de Llano attends to oral-health needs with a slew of dental services. With both dentists and oral surgeons on staff, the practice's services range from oral/maxillofacial surgeries to cosmetic treatments such as veneer and crown installation. The staff believes that preventative care is the best defense for maintaining a healthy smile; to further that aim, they supply each patient with individualized care regimens for home.
Each of the three chiropractors at Premier Sports and Spine Center has a specialty in treating athletes and rehabilitating sports injuries. In turn, they take extra time before any treatment to figure out the root cause of a patient’s pain or discomfort. They’ll then draw from a wide variety of techniques that help to treat such ailments as headaches, back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, and tennis elbow.
After consulting with each patient, the chiropractors can realign the spine using manual adjustments, or untie any triple-knotted muscles using massage therapy; they even harness ultrasound wave technology that can treat scar tissue. The specialists also focus on preventing injury; to that end, the center has created customized exercise programs, or they can tape up one’s feet to help the muscles maneuver more smoothly.