The Moxi Laser for Facial Rejuvenation and Anti Aging

Introducing the Moxi non- ablative laser!

Hi it’s Amy, Advanced Practice Esthetician at ReNew You Medical Spa in Elk River, Minnesota. I am very excited to talk about the Moxi non-ablative Laser and to be able to provide this treatment!

What is Moxi?

Moxi is a fractionated laser that coverts electrical energy into light to target:

  • Texture
  • Pigment
  • Fine lines
  • Pore size

This technology works by creating micro columns in the top layer of the skin. These micro injuries stimulate the dermal repair process to reveal younger, healthier skin.

Benefits of Moxi:

  • Little downtime
  • Safe of all skin types, all year round.
  • Treatment is less painful than most lasers
  • Quick procedure
  • Brightening and polishing

Expectations Post Moxi:

  • Swelling can last 2-3 days
  • Mild to moderate sunburn sensation that can last 12-24 hours
  • Skin will be red for about 24 hours
  • Roughness “sandpaper” feel to the skin ranging from 5-10 days depending on skintype.
  • Avoid exercise and makeup for 24 hours.
  • Sunscreen is crucial to protect your investment!

How many treatments will I need?

The moxi laser can be used as both a prejuveation tool and a rejuvenation tool. The number of treatments depends on patients goals and skin health.

For prejuvenation Moxi can be added to your anti aging treatment plan quarterly.

For rejuvenation or more targeted concerns we recommend a series of 3-6 roughly 2-4 weeks a part for expedited results.

What areas can be treated?

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Hands

How do I get started?

If you are new to our clinic please set up a consultation so our providers can analyze your skin and create a customized treatment plan based off your individual needs.

Please call 763-515-6492 to schedule an appointment.

If you are an existing patient please ask your provider if this is right for you, or simply set up a moxi consultation before you begin your first treatment!

 

Skin firming with Derm Perfexion

Hi, it’s ReNew You Medical Spa in Elk River Minnesota! We are here today to talk about our newest treatment Derm Perfexion!

What is Derm Perfexion?

This treatment stimulates the skins regenerative process that provides immediate aesthetic improvement, skin firming/tightening and deep hydration. This is a unique treatment as it combines H2O2 and a high concentration of trichloroacetic acid or TCA. This is an acid that is commonly found in chemical peels and is used to rejuvenate the skin. Usually, high concentrations of TCA cause significant downtime and avoidance the sun. Because of this unique combination of H2O2 and TCA there is no downtime and can be done all year round. This is complete rejuvenation that can be done on the face, neck or any where on the body that has shown signs of aging.

What does it treat? 

The Derm Perfexion treatment targets

  • Aging skin
  • Texture
  • Laxity
  • Wrinkles
  • Dull skin
  • Safe for Fitzpatrick 1-6

How many treatments will I need?

Repeating the application once a week for 4 weeks enhances the aesthetic effect. We recommend starting with a package of 4 and then continuing the Derm Perfexion treatment on an as needed basis or as part of your anti aging treatment plan recommended by your provider.

What products do you recommend? 

The at home skincare we suggest patients use consistently is a gentle cleanser, a vitamin C product to protect against the visible effects of sun damage and free radicals. Vitamin A such as a retinol based product to promote cell turnover. Most importantly, an SPF as the sun is our biggest cause of accelerated aging and wrinkles . For this specific treatment we have two at home products that are included when you buy a package of 4 treatments which you will use over the course of a month while receiving these treatments. These products are:

  • A moisturizing face cream that restores the hydrolipidic film and and supplies many active ingredients such as vitamin A and E, nutritive substances and plant extracts.
  • A smoothing fluid that contains a low glycolic acid to enhance results at home.

How do I begin?

If you are new to our clinic we require a complimentary consultation with one of our advanced practice estheticians. During your consultation we will analyze your skin, answer any questions you may have and create a customized treatment plan and at home skin care regimen to best suit your skin care goals. If you are an existing patient talk to your provider about adding this to your anti aging treatment plan. Call 763-515-6492 to schedule your complimentary consultation.

Existing patients can conveniently book online for their next appointment Click Here

 

Maintain skin health with regular microdermabrasion appointments

Hi, It’s Jamie Advanced Practice Esthetician at ReNew You Medical Spa in Elk River Minnesota. I am here to talk to you today about medical microdermabrasion and why it should be in your skin care treatment plan!

 

What is medical microdermabrasion? 

Microdermabrasion is a process of physically exfoliating the skin. Exfoliating is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. In young, healthy skin, this process happens naturally approximately every 28 days, making room for new skin cells. As we age, not only does the skin turnover slow down but sometimes dead cells don’t shed completely. This can result in a less than desired tone and texture as dead cells build up on your skin. This can create a barrier to any of the products you may be using therefor you are unable to use these products to their full potential.

A medical grade microdermabrasion can remove up to 30% of dead surface skin resulting in a smoother complexion that is able to better absorb skin care products. 

 

At ReNew You, we have multiple modalities of microdermabrasion that are fully customizable so we can tailor your facial treatment to best suit your skin. 

  •  Traditional microdermabrasion uses a Diamond tip wand and suction to gently loosen the dead skin and pull it away. This can be customized in a microdermabrasion facial with other nourishing skin care products.
  •  The Diamond Glow utilizes a smaller Diamond tip wand that exfoliates while using an advanced vortex technology. This technology pushes nourishing serums into the skin while simultaneously extracting dirt, oil and debris.
  • The hydrafacial  utilizes a disposable plastic microderm tip while it deeply cleanses. This treatment also uses a light chemical exfoliation and loads your skin with hydration and antioxidants that will protect your skin from free radical damage.

How many treatments will I need? 

It is encouraged to get regular medical grade exfoliating treatments as we age approximately every 4-6 weeks to help maintain skin cell turnover.

What products do you recommend to improve the health of the skin at home? 

ReNew You also sells 2 microdermabrasion home care products that are great options to maintain optimal skin health at home between appointments.
  • Revisions Finishing touch is a microdermabrasion scrub that you can apply and massage in a circular motion all over face and neck (I like this for hands too) for about 1-3 minutes after you cleanse. Simply rinse away and apply your regular regimen after that.
  • Revisions Pumkin Enzyme Mask is a gentle microdermabrasion mask that also nourishes and hydrates your skin. After you cleanse you massage this mask in for 1-3 minutes and then leave on for an addition 10-15 minutes to nourish and hydrate. Rinse away and then apply your regular skin care regimen.

How do I get started? 

Microdermabrasion can be safe for most skin types however anyone with inflammation such as acne, eczema or rosacea may not be a good candidate for this treatment. Talk to an advanced practice Esthetician if you are uncertain if this is a good option for you. Also be sure to avoid any topical exfoliating products such as active serum or retinol for 3 days prior to any exfoliating clinic treatment.
New patients can schedule their complimentary consultation by calling 763-515-6492
Existing patients can conveniently click here to book online.

Forever Bare BBL for Hair Removal

Lets get summer ready with Forever Bare Hair Removal at ReNew You Medical Spa in Elk River, Minnesota!

How does it work?

BBL Forever bare hair uses broad spectrum of light to heat the hair follicles to therapeutic temperatures for safe and effective hair reduction. Forever bare hair is fast, easy with minimal discomfort. You can safely treat any area of your body. Treatments are gentle and non-invasive. The light energy is delivered to the hair follicles, all while keeping your surrounding tissue safe with minimal discomfort or no discomfort.

How many treatments do you need?

Most areas require 6-12 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart to achieve optimal hair reduction. Importance of staying on track with appointments is key for success with hair reduction.
Hair grows in 3 stages: anagen, catagen and telogen. Hair reduction technologies can only treat hairs in the anagen phase also known as the active growth phase. Since not all hairs are in the same growth stage at the same time a series of treatments is necessary.

How do I prepare for a hair removal treatment? 

  •  Avoidance of sun exposure and sunless tanner in the areas that will be treated is necessary.
  • Area to be treated should be clean shaven 12-24 hours prior to appointment.
  • No waxing or tweezing at least 4 weeks prior to appointment.
  • Hair should be dark and course, the broad band light will not reduce white or vellus hair.

Post Care Requirements

  • Minimal downtime, you may experience mild redness in the treated area, that dissipates within hours after treatment.
  • Avoidance of sun exposure and exercise for 24 hours is recommended.

How do I get started? 

We require a consultation before treatment. This will help us to ensure you are the right candidate.  Schedule your complimentary consultation by calling 763-515-6492 today!

Treating Sun Damage and Aging Skin with BBL

Hi,  I’m Amy, Advanced Practice Esthetician at ReNew You Medical Spa in Elk River, Minnesota.  I have been an Aesthetician for 15 years and have performed hundreds of ForeverYoung BBL treatments. This is my favorite treatment to offer my patients because it has clinically studied results, allows me to drastically improve the look of my patients skin, and maintain their results with  our ForeverYoung+ treatment which keeps their skin looking younger and healthier after each treatment.

 

What is this magnificent photo light therapy?

BBL is broadband light energy that is absorbed by your skin to photo correct.  Photo correction helps produce a clear, radiant and healthy complexion.  Broad band light treats a variety of concerns such as
  • Sun damage
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Age spots
  • Freckles
  • Broken Capillaries
  • Broken Vessels
  • Rosacea
  • Texture

Not only does BBL target photo damage, a 9 year clinical study has proven the light energy stimulates collagen, creating thicker, younger skin originating the term “ForeverYoung BBL”. You can expect smoother, brighter, healthier skin just after one treatment!

BBL is highly effective for facial skin as well as neck, chest, arms, and hands.

 

How many Treatments will I need? 

We recommend a series of 3-6 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart. After initial series is complete, maintain that glow by receiving 2-4 ForeverYoung+  treatments per year.

What type of downtime will I have? 

BBL is a non invasive treatment with virtually no downtime. Most common side effects are a mild sunburn sensation, redness, and darkening of sun damage that will slough off after 7-10 days. The avoidance of sun exposure is crucial for your success with a BBL series. Makeup can be applied immediately post treatment.
Patients can resume most activities the same day of treatment.

 

How do I get started? 

Whether you are targeting a certain concern or looking to prevent/maintain that youthful glow, we require a consult to ensure the treatment is the right path to meet your skincare goals.

Call 763-515-6492 to schedule your complimentary consultation.

 

View our before and after photos here! 

VI Peel for Skin Rejuvenation

Hi everyone, it’s Amy Advanced Practice Esthetician from ReNew You Medical Spa in Elk River, MN.  I am here to help you keep your summer glow through the fall and winter months with our VI Peel.

The VI Peel is a medium depth peel penetrating to the papillary dermis. A peel with this depth has the ability to stimulate collagen, smooth out texture, lighten pigment and much more!  VI Peels are safe for all skin types. The application is painless with visible results in 7 days.  Day 1-3  there may be some light itching and flaking. Day 3-5 you will begin peeling and by Day 7 you should be completely healed. We take the guess work out of post care with a take home kit with easy to follow instructions.

The VI Peel is used for treating specific targeted concerns. It is best done in a series of 3 with 4-6 weeks between each treatment.  The VI Advanced Peel system is great for mature skin with its ability to stimulate collagen. As a result your skin will appear firmer with a decrease in fine lines. VI Precision Plus is a wonderful option for patients looking to brighten their skin due to sun damage, pigmentation and even melasma.  Purify with Precision Plus has the ability to target acne and acne scarring. Your Advanced Practice Esthetician will customize a series of peels to best target your specific concerns.

Additionally, the VI Peel can be done quarterly for maintenance or on an as needed basis. As a result, it is a anti aging tool for rejuvenation and prejuvenation.

We like to combine the VI Peel with a neurotoxin for a same day power duo treatment.  Consequently, In 7-10 days your forehead, furrow and crows feet lines will have relaxed and your skin will be smooth and glowing after your VI Peel. This treatment is commonly referred to as GLOWTOX and is a great option because, it can kick start your anti aging routine. Additionally, it can be used to prepare for special events and most importantly it gives your confidence a boost.

I invite you to come in for a complimentary consultation with any of our Advanced Practice Estheticians to see what the VI Peel can help you achieve with your skin care goals.  New patients can schedule by calling 763-515-6492 with online booking available for existing patients.

Before and After video