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.
One look at their pictures is evidence enough that the staff members at Mind and Bodyworks are not typical. The friendly clinicians, who smile with loved ones and play air guitar with fake skeletons in their portraits, have an atypical approach not only to the overall mood of their practice but to healthcare itself.
Their aim to infuse their treatments?which include functional medicine, kinesiology, acupuncture, and massage?with a dose of fun. Like an advent calendar full of vegetables, these services are designed to not only contribute to current health but keep patients healthy in the future. Holistically minded and dedicated to healthy lifestyles, the staff work one-on-one with patients to tailor treatments to their needs, whether that means teaching them how to avoid injuries while playing sports or how to lower cholesterol through diet. Mind and Bodyworks is also patients' go-to for cosmetic services, such as shedding a few extra pounds with the help of the FDA-approved Zerona cold laser.
Instructors—some with 25 years of experience—teach adults and children how to properly defend themselves with tae kwon do classes. Students work their way through belts, starting with a white belt and ending with ninth-degree black belt. Techniques include kicking, punching, weapons training, and sparring.
A quarter of the bones in the human skeleton reside in the feet, and the doctors at Midwest Podiatry Centers tend to all of them to improve overall wellness and help patients to get back to walking the average 7,000 steps per day. They treat injuries, nail problems, and skin infections as well as diabetic and geriatric conditions to make walking and moonwalking as painless as possible. The clinic's lasers target fungus and warts that may be hiding on nails or soles, as well as unwanted hair and unsightly spider veins.
The two board-certified dermatologists who anchor Uptown Dermatology & SkinSpa can claim some impressive credentials: Dr. Rehana Ahmed earned her MD from the University of Minnesota after completing her undergrad studies at Johns Hopkins University, and Dr. Jaime L.W. Davis is a graduate of Mayo Medical School. Now at Uptown, they lead a staff of clinically trained assistants in the ongoing struggle against blemishes. It's no surprise, then, that the center's services, like the complaint cards at a raw-meat restaurant, are frequently medical in nature. Biopsies of the skin, hair, or nails aid in diagnosing diseases, and photographic mole mapping monitors changes in the skin's topography. The center is also home to more cosmetic treatments, several of which employ lasers for one reason or another—resurfacing aging skin, removing hair, or eradicating vascular lesions.