Procedures

Skin Procedures

Our Focus is Results

There’s nothing that tells our age quite like skin. Comprised of several layers of tissue, your skin absorbs much of the damage of daily life: sun rays, dust, cuts and scrapes—our skin shields us from many of these things, but at the price of lost color, lost elasticity, lost years. At Minneapolis Plastic Surgery, we believe in rewarding your skin for all the hard work it does—you can remove age spots, wrinkles, and feel more youthful.

We don’t achieve these results by subjecting you to every new treatment or newest fad—only those procedures that we feel will achieve the best results are recommended for your specific concerns. Because we draw on an agile combination of robust experience and proven technology, our Minneapolis skin procedure patients spend less time talking about which procedures might work and more time enjoying the results.

Minneapolis Plastic Surgery also offers BOTOX Cosmetic® for treatment of “crows feet,”  frown lines, and facial expression lines you don’t want; our ABPS-certified plastic surgeons are Expert  Injectors who also offer hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers and volume enhancers of various types (Juvederm® line of HA fillers), Radiesse®, Voluma™, and Sculptra® for volume enhancement, and more aggressive surgical peels for deeper facial lines, wrinkles, or sun damage. When you’re not yet ready for surgical treatments or procedures, perhaps a “liquid facelift” can help you look your best as you decide if and when plastic surgery is for you. There are many options, and the plastic surgeons and entire medical, nursing, and esthetician staff at Minneapolis Plastic Surgery and our 3 Carillon Clinic, LTD. locations are willing and ready to help you decide what is best for you. No pressure, just the opportunity to learn what can help you look your best.

Agile Technology

Using several of the best and proven laser techniques and equipment (six on-site lasers and one IPL — intense pulsed light — machine), the plastic surgeons at Minneapolis Plastic Surgery, LTD. are able to reduce or remove wrinkles, birthmarks, age spots, freckles, superficial blood vessels, and sun damage, in addition to the other types of cosmetic surgery they routinely perform. Laser hair removal and other skin and body care services are available at our skin and body care clinic, Carillon Clinic, LTD., and new laser techniques are being evaluated and perfected on an ongoing basis at our surgical facility.

Services Offered

Our American Board of Plastic Surgery-certified plastic surgeons provide superficial or deeper laser skin resurfacing, dermabrasion, chemical peels, spider vein sclerotherapy, and laser cellulite removal at Minneapolis Plastic Surgery; other skin treatments, such as HydraFacial, microdermabrasion, mild to moderate chemical peels, and laser hair removal are available at Carillon Clinic, LTD. Laser technology is utilized when it provides a distinct advantage over “standard” or more traditional treatment choices, or when it is the best choice for a particular need. Unfortunately, some clinics or physicians promote laser this or laser that as “more advanced,” the “latest and greatest,” “less scarring,” or just as a marketing tool to imply being up-to-date or technologically superior. At Minneapolis Plastic Surgery, we believe our best marketing tools are our results.

Experienced Care

At Minneapolis Plastic Surgery, LTD., laser technology has been utilized for over 29 years whenever it has allowed treatments or techniques that truly represent a quantum leap forward in capability, results, or reduction of complications over older methods. Dr. Richard H. Tholen has been a local, national, and international speaker, laser course instructor, and physician educator in advanced laser techniques at multiple wavelengths and power densities, and has made over 100 presentations regarding uses of lasers in cutaneous surgery. Dr. Douglas L. Gervais serves on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of the Twin Cities, and is Medical Director for the “Get Out Program” for that organization. This program uses laser tattoo removal to assist teens in leaving gang life behind in order to complete education and obtain employment. Minneapolis Plastic Surgery, LTD. remains one of few practices nationally to offer third-generation laser skin resurfacing with dual Erbium/YAG-CO2 wavelengths.

It’s All About You

We can’t say enough about the power of more youthful-looking skin. Whether you’re looking to eliminate a wrinkle or an age spot, we bring all of our experience and technology to bear on the solution. So whether you’re gearing up for a big promotion, getting ready for a trip to Europe, or just want your reflection to look a little fresher, skin procedures are a great way to get back that youthful glow.

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