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Kybella™: New Injectable for the Dreaded Double Chin

Most of us have some area of our face or body that we consider less than ideal. The central upper neck – or dreaded “double chin” – is one of the most common areas that makes us feel more aged or over weight. Topical lotions or creams that claim to firm the neck really cannot […]

SkinPen: Stimulating your skin’s natural ability to repair itself

The cutting-edge technology of the SkinPen, a medical-grade, state-of-the-art precision tool, uses micro needles to stimulate your body’s natural ability to produce new collagen. Collagen is a component of the connective tissue within your skin that helps keep skin firm, supple, and rejuvenated. With age, collagen production slows; your skin thins and becomes easier to […]

Extended Summer Hours in 2015

Throughout the next few summer months of 2015, Midwest Facial Plastic Surgery & Esthetic Skincare is proud to be offering extended hours from May through August. Every Thursday, the Woodbury or Eagan location will be conveniently open until 7:30pm to provide greater flexibility for our clients. We strive to make looking beautiful and feeling confident […]

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: […]

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