With lunchtime lipo on the rise, many clinics and dermatology offices have spruced up their digs to be more like spas and are offering serious treatments. Soothing music, cool fountains, and comfy beds provide a relaxing backdrop for fillers, facials, and more. While certain sessions are intense and require downtime, others are quick enough to squeeze in between shopping and caesar salads. Here are just a few of the treatments and places that offer them.
Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Institute
With a slew of skin rejuvenation treatments minutes from Southdale Center, this is the place to take the girls for a photo facial or lip-fill. If you all regret those tattoos you got in college, steer here together to get them removed, then toast your past at a nearby wine bar.
Vibradermabrasion, a microdermabrasion alternative, uses a small stainless steel paddle—but not crystals—to massage and prep the skin. Belladerm also offers Frozen in Time, a “live stem cell” skin therapy, using bovine embryonic proteins and amniotic serum (seriously), which remain frozen until patted into the skin to “firm, hydrate, and rejuvenate.” 7940 Main St., Maple Grove, 763-494-9905
Big on both the medi and the spa, here you can get a wax, a Restylane injection, and a hot-stone massage. The time-crunched crowd will appreciate a full body massage, which can be done in thirty, sixty, or ninety minutes—and just a hot-stone’s throw away from Wayzata’s shopping strip. 109 Bushaway Rd., Wayzata, 952-252-0050
At its private medi spa, CD offers one-hour Javani facials, which combine microdermabrasion and hydrating Javani gel that’s massaged into the skin via an ultrasound machine. These pros claim the low frequency allows “better penetration” of the product to get collagen, hyaluronic acid, and vitamins into the forehead, cheeks, chin, and lips to soften lines and wrinkles. 1185 Town Centre Dr., Eagan, Ste. 101, 651-209-3600
The Laser & Cosmetic Center
Here, light and lasers replace needles and knives. Lasers work to remove hair and veins on the face and body. Signature treatments include VelaSmooth “cellulite and fat reduction” and Titan nonsurgical skin tightening. 15600 36th Ave. N., Ste. 140, Plymouth, 763-551-1551; 2050 St. Clair Ave., St. Paul, 651-690-3333
The in-and-out zit-zap program “erases” blemishes with a steroid injection. Another up-and-coming quickie injection is lipodissolve for “shaping and sculpting” fat areas in the back, thighs, abs, arms, and chin. 6545 France Ave. S., Ste. 234, Edina, 952-920-6545
Give the face the works at this nonsurgical skin clinic offering waxing, microdermabrasion, facials, peels, fillers, and even permanent makeup. 1907 Wayzata Blvd., Ste. 120, Wayzata, 952-404-0000