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Dr. Griffin attends Rhinoplasty Conference in Chicago, IL

Last week I attended the Advances in Rhinoplasty course held May 14th-17th at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers. This is the longest-running rhinoplasty course in the world, bringing together plastic surgeons from across the globe to discuss and debate their newest and favorite techniques. If you are anything like my wife, you might be […]

Lust for Luxurious Lashes No More!

These days basically everyone wants a set of long, thick, luxurious lashes. Thankfully for those of us where genetics have let us down, there are products available to help us achieve our desired beauty goals. But what works? How does it work and is it safe? These are all very common questions when considering the […]

Celebrating May Day

The 1st of May is long awaited by many as it symbolizes the end of a long winter and the beginning of warm, spring weather. This wonderful holiday is often celebrated through the gifting of May baskets; which typically include flowers, candy and other special treats. May Day baskets are frequently shared with friends, family, […]

Improve the Appearance of Your Skin through Chemical Peels

A chemical peel is one of the least invasive ways to improve the appearance of your skin. Sun exposure, acne, or just getting older can leave your skin tone uneven, wrinkled, spotted or scarred. Chemical peels are common skincare treatments performed by a licensed skincare professional for those that want to smooth the texture of […]

Achieving Facial Symmetry After Cancer

I enjoy the creativity and challenge that comes with performing esthetic facial surgery, but also really enjoy using my cosmetic surgery skills to help people look their best after cancer surgery. This woman had a small cancer in her parotid gland (a salivary gland), which is right in front of the ear. The cancer was […]

Bellafill, Permanent Facial Filler for Acne Scarring

Written by Garrett R. Griffin, Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Garrett Griffin left the chilly Twin Cities on February 27th, 2015 to attend a conference in Las Vegas on using Bellafill for acne scarring. Acne scarring affects millions of Americans, often making people self-conscious and less confident in social and work settings. Resurfacing using Pixel (Erbium:YAG) […]

The Facts about Laser Hair Reduction

We’ve all seen the numerous advertisements featuring beautiful, hairless bodies promoting a product or service that guarantees a hair free and care free lifestyle; but is that the truth? As a licensed esthetician with over 15 years of experience, here are real questions I receive and the stripped down facts about laser hair reduction. Q: […]

Why do babies look like little old people?

I recently had a little girl and noticed that she looks like a little old lady. But why is this? The primary reason is that both very young and very old people have too much skin for the bone underneath. As children get older and become adolescents and then young adults, the facial skeleton grows […]

Annual Open House

Our team of board-certified physicians, certified clinical assistants and licensed estheticians recently hosted our Annual Fall Open House at our Woodbury location during the month of November. We invited guests, friends and family members to join us to learn about the most effective skincare treatment options and latest trends on the market. Over 100 individuals […]

Free Radicals

What are free radicals? Ah, oxygen! That cleansing, deep breath is necessary to live. Yet oxygen can also have negative effects. Cells in the body function best when their molecules are stable (which some may recall from chemistry means having a full set of electrons). When oxygen enters the picture, though, those molecules often lose […]

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