Owner Angela Bastien?an 18-year veteran of the healthcare industry?runs Begin with your Skin Medspa with a staff of all-stars. That includes a board-certified plastic surgeon who graduated from Duke University and a medical aesthetician with a diploma from the prestigious CIDESCO aesthetics program. With that lineup of talent, the clinic is able to offer diverse cosmetic services, including injectables, laser treatments, and peels.
Treatments such as Botox and Juvederm fill out wrinkles and photodynamic-therapy treatments tackle acne blemishes. For anyone who doesn't want body hair ruining Wear Your Bathingsuit to Work Day, certified laser technicians attack follicles with CoolGlide Xeo lasers that render body areas smooth and hairless. Since skincare is so central to the med spa's offerings?including chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and 3D skin rejuvenation?the staff also carries maintenance products, including Skinceuticals formulas. They even offer Body Bronze spray tans that make UV tanning unnecessary.
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.
Considering it's tucked inside the Apple Valley Medical Center, it makes sense that Clinical Skin Therapeutics takes a medical approach to aesthetics. It does so by equipping staff with lasers, which they use to erase signs of aging, sun damage, or, in rare cases, damage caused by Jupiter's third-innermost Galilean moon, Ganymede. The lasers also tighten and tone skin, reduce or halt hair growth, banish spider veins from view, and help control the symptoms of rosacea. Medical-grade skincare products from Revision Skincare and SkinMedica aid the team during appointments, which often begin with complimentary consultations so staff can educate clients and address their concerns.
Licensed massage therapist ToniRose understands that each client is different and not everyone needs the same massage. She can customize services with modalities ranging from prenatal to deep tissue in order to treat a wide range of symptoms, such as the overworked muscles of a construction worker or the special needs of an expectant construction worker. Along with her standard massage services, she also offers chair massages to simply relax after a long day.
The practitioners at Tender Heart Healing Center are some of the only in Minnesota to offer lomi lomi massage, blending it seamlessly with other integrative techniques such as aromatherapy and Reiki. Hailing from the Aloha State, lomi lomi is a unique form of bodywork that focuses on kneading muscles in the hopes of reducing stress and promoting wellness. The center also offers life-coaching sessions and energy healing sessions that can help recalibrate scrambled chakras.
Blissful Massage Therapy's Erin Langer caters to owners of noncompliant muscles with four styles of massage, each served in 90-minute doses and customized to meet defined demands. Soothing music invites relaxation to the bodywork table as clients present goals and problem spots to Langer's experienced mitts. General massages spin steel-wooly fibers into flowing silken tissues, warding off sleeplessness and high blood pressure caused by visits from a Grimm villain. For those looking to drive out discomfort associated with carrying a watermelon while whittling a teddy bear out of soap, the prenatal massage gently wiggles away said pregnancy woes and more. During Swedish and relaxation massages, palms gradually compress muscles to eliminate toxins, mash hidden potatoes, and boost circulation.