6 things to know before a procedure at a medical spa

The medi-spa market has exploded in recent years, and it’s not hard to see why. Advertised as a mix between a medical clinic and a spa, today’s medi-spas offer traditional spa services (mani/pedis, facials and massage) alongside promises of younger-looking skin, fewer age spots and hair-free bikini lines. Add to that easy access to procedures like Botox and laser hair removal – treatments once only performed by doctors – and it’s certainly tempting to believe these facilities can offer the best of both worlds. Continue reading 6 things to know before a procedure at a medical spa

What you should know about acne – Part #1

The medical term for acne is “acne vulgaris.” Acne is the most common skin disorder in the United States and the number-one reason patients visit a dermatologist.

Approximately 50 million Americans suffer from acne. Over 80 percent of all teenagers battle acne. Continue reading What you should know about acne – Part #1

Hydrafacial World Tour – You’re Invited

hydrafacial tour

YOU’RE INVITED!

Wednesday, April 25th
11:00a – 1:00p & 5:00p-8:00p

Help us celebrate your favorite skin treatment! 

Your $15 ticket gets you access to event-only pricing,
a complimentary eye or lip ‘perk’, a raffle entry, and refreshments.
Our evening session will also feature wine education
from Twin Cities Wine Sommelier, Char Peterson.

Be the first to get an exclusive first look at HydraFacial’s World Tour
coming to Crutchfield Dermatology in May!

BRING A FRIEND, GET A BOOST!

HydraFacial Members that bring a plus-one
will receive a free booster upgrade to their next treatment!

Space is limited, reserve your spot today!

651.209.3679 or Email

 

A good childhood can prepare us for a good life

A troubled childhood increases risk of a troubled life 

Some childhoods are filled with wonderfully amazing and happy times. Other childhood experiences are downright nightmares. As suspected by psychologists and other social scientists for years, a study by the Centers for Disease Control has confirmed that whether a childhood is magnificent or terrible, the traumatic adverse events during these formative years can have profound, lifelong effects on a person’s social, mental and physical health. Continue reading A good childhood can prepare us for a good life

Why changing your skin color is a common but dangerous move

There are few things in this world that have caused more controversy, confusion, social challenges, chaos, pain and suffering than skin color.

People seem enamored with the desire to change their skin color. Caucasians strive to darken their skin with the “perfect tan.” I see so many patients who are headed to a sunny vacation and proclaim that they are visiting the tanning salon “just to get a little color before I go,” not acknowledging that they are increasing their risk for skin cancer and possible death. Continue reading Why changing your skin color is a common but dangerous move

The thyroid: a master gland with widespread influence on our health

Thyroid disorders, including Grave’s disease, are important to recognize and treat

The thyroid is a small gland located in the middle-front of your neck.  It is a bit smaller than a soda cracker and is shaped like a butterfly with open wings. The thyroid gland is a major regulator of your metabolism and other functions. Continue reading The thyroid: a master gland with widespread influence on our health

Who was the first First Lady to be called “First Lady”? What were they called before that?

From Martha Washington through Julia Grant, presidential wives did not have a title. Martha was called “Lady Washington”; later wives were often called “Mrs. Presidentress.” In 1876, journalist Mary Clemmer Ames referred to Lucy Ware Webb Hayes, as “the First Lady of the Land” in her column “Woman’s Letter from Washington.” Lucy Hayes turned out to be a popular First Lady, so the term stuck.

Source: Do Geese Get Goose Bumps? by The Bathroom Reader’s Institute

Cafe Astoria – Sidney’s Taste of the Twin Cities

Cafe Astoria is truly an Instagram heaven, and the food and drinks taste even better than they look. They have something for everyone with sweet or savory crepes, smoothie bowls and drinks.

Astoria Caffe 24k Latte

Cafe Astoria became very popular last year when they came out with their 24K latte that has real gold flakes on it! Continue reading Cafe Astoria – Sidney’s Taste of the Twin Cities