We all want healthier and more radiant skin, but not everyone can afford the days of downtime that some treatments require. If you want to enhance your skin for an upcoming holiday or event without the worry of recovery time, there are several treatments that may work for you.
Vively Body Science is a physician-owned and operated aesthetic medical clinic offering safe, advanced, and effective wellness treatments. Whether you’re looking to lift, tighten, smooth, or contour your appearance, we have the technology and expertise to help you reach nearly any aesthetic goal.
Co-founders Dr. Laurel Martini and Dr. Joshua Martini oversee every treatment in our practice. You can feel confident that you are in good hands under the care of our trained and experienced professionals.
In this blog, we are sharing our favorite treatments for facial rejuvenation in Minneapolis—and they all require minimal to no downtime. Let’s dive right in!
Injectable wrinkle relaxers (also known as neurotoxins or neuromodulators) have become increasingly popular in recent years. These treatments work by temporarily blocking the muscle’s nerve receptors, causing the target muscle to completely relax.
As a result, the wrinkles and fine lines that are caused by muscle movement become less noticeable. Some of the most common ways we use these wrinkle relaxers include:
- Treating forehead wrinkles.
- Treating frown lines (AKA 11 lines) that appear between the eyebrows.
- Treating crow’s feet that radiate out from the corners of your eyes.
- As part of a “Botox brow lift” to raise sagging eyebrows and reduce the appearance of upper eyelid hooding.
It is important to remember that these wrinkle relaxers are only effective for the wrinkles that appear as a result of muscle movement. If you want to treat wrinkles that are always present (even when your face is at rest), keep reading to learn about our other treatments!
Types of Wrinkle Relaxers
Most people are familiar with Botox, but there are several types of wrinkle relaxers that work similarly. At Vively Body Science, we offer 3 types of neuromodulators, including:
Each of these treatments has a slightly different formulation, which can result in a different sensation in your face. But generally speaking, all of these products are very similar. Like any medication, some people find that certain brands work better than others, so we like to offer a variety of options.
If you have used a product in the past and were happy with it, we will usually use the same one. If, over time, the product starts to lose its effectiveness, it may be time for a change. The dosing and cost of all our neurotoxins are the same, so if you have any questions or want to try something new, it is an easy transition!
Skin Tightening Treatments
Collagen is an essential protein that keeps our skin strong and elastic. However, as we age, our bodies naturally reduce collagen production, leading to skin that’s loose and droopy.
Skin tightening treatments are designed to reverse this process by stimulating collagen production. Over time, this increased collagen helps to restore the skin’s tightness and firmness. At Vively Body Science, we offer two skin tightening treatments that have no downtime: Sofwave and SkinTyte.
Sofwave is an advanced treatment designed to lift, tighten, and smooth skin on the face and neck. Often referred to as a non-surgical facelift, Sofwave can offer incredible results in very few treatments.
How It Works
Sofwave uses ultrasound technology to heat the tissue beneath your skin at an optimal depth to stimulate collagen production. Vively Body Science is the first clinic in Wayzata to offer this treatment and the first in the Midwest to use the precision handpiece, which is a special device for treating the area around the eyes and mouth.
What It Treats
Sofwave is used to:
- Lift the eyebrows
- Tighten the skin underneath your chin
- Lift the neck
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
We use Sofwave for more than just facial rejuvenation in Minneapolis—it is also one of the few FDA-cleared devices to reduce the appearance of cellulite. With so many uses, it is easily one of our favorite treatments to offer at our med spa in Minneapolis.
SkinTyte is a treatment designed to target and lift loose, sagging skin. This quick and painless treatment with no downtime allows you to get right back to your day in no time.
How It Works
SkinTyte uses advanced pulsed light technology to deliver heat to the deep layers of the skin. This heat stimulates collagen and elastin production, increasing the firmness over the area over time.
What It Treats
SkinTyte can be used on all skin types and any areas of skin that are lax. Common areas include:
Learn more about this loose skin treatment from Dr. Joshua Martini!
Many people associate lasers with an extended amount of downtime, but you should know that this isn’t always the case. ClearSilk is the perfect example—a gentle, fast laser designed to significantly improve skin with no recovery time.
How It Works
ClearSilk is a non-ablative laser that is safe to use on all skin types at any time of year. It works by delivering laser energy deep within the skin to stimulate collagen production, diffuse redness, improve skin texture, even out skin tone, and more.
This “laser facial” is a painless treatment that can be completed in 45 minutes or less. It’s the perfect treatment to get over your lunch break, as you will be back at the office before anyone realizes you’re gone!
What It Treats
If you’re looking for complete facial rejuvenation in Minneapolis, ClearSilk is the go-to treatment for correcting:
- Redness & flushing
- Pigmented lesions
- Acne scars
- Dull skin
- Skin laxity
Hear Dr. Joshua Martini explain more about the ClearSilk laser facial!
It can be easy to get caught up in all the in-clinic treatments and forget about one of the most important means of facial rejuvenation in Minneapolis—skincare.
While the treatments we have detailed above offer incredible results, your results can fade fast if you neglect proper skincare. Making the switch to medical-grade products is one of the best things you can do for your skin.
Medical-grade skincare is a different product than what you can find at a drugstore (or even in the expensive bottles at high-end department stores). There are 3 main factors that set medical-grade skincare apart:
1. Prescription-Strength Ingredients
Medical-grade skincare uses prescription-strength ingredients to make lasting changes in the health and appearance of your skin. While over-the-counter brands may advertise that their products have active ingredients, the concentration can be too low or the formulation not as bioavailable that they are not effective.
The FDA regulates medical-grade skincare and its ingredients. These ingredients are designed to be effective and penetrate deeper into the skin to make significant changes beneath the surface.
2. Backed by Science
Every claim made about medical-grade skincare is backed by clinical evidence that supports it. Before any company sells a medical-grade product, they must undergo rigorous studies to prove that their product works.
On the other hand, companies can sell drugstore skincare with absolutely no evidence, studies, or research to prove that the product works (or is safe). When you use medical-grade skincare, you can feel confident that you are investing in a product that works.
3. Endorsed and Recommended by Us
We are confident in every product that we offer. The Vively team curated a collection of highly effective skincare products that we either personally use or have seen predictable outcomes for specific skin concerns and conditions.
It All Starts With a Consultation
Although we outlined general treatment recommendations above, it’s important that you have a personalized skincare consultation before pursuing any medical aesthetic treatment. Every patient has a different type of skin and different concerns that should be taken into account before starting treatment.
At Vively Body Science, we start all of our new patient appointments with a consultation where we can get to know you and your unique needs. At this consultation, we will discuss your medical history, your goals for treatment, and complete a complimentary VISIA skin analysis to analyze the health of your skin. (It also provides us with “before” pictures so you can see the results of your treatments!)
After we have gathered enough information to see the full picture of your health and goals, we will discuss your treatment options and make personalized recommendations. Our experienced providers use these treatments every day and know precisely which treatment will offer the best results for your needs.
Visit Vively Body Science for Facial Rejuvenation in Minneapolis
If you’re ready to improve your health and wellness, Vively Body Science is here to help. Whether you are looking for Minneapolis skin rejuvenation treatments or medical weight loss in Wayzata, our experienced team can help you achieve your goals.
You deserve to look and feel your best. We are more than a med spa in Wayzata—we are a physician-owned and operated wellness clinic that cares for your whole health. Our treatments are designed to help you feel confident and radiant at every stage of life.