Zel Skin & Laser Specialists has been providing expert medical dermatologic care in the Twin Cities for over 50 years. We are professors, physicians, researchers and innovators for medical dermatology. Our board-certified dermatologists use state-of-the-art technology, grounded in the latest research to treat all conditions and diseases that affect the skin, nails and hair.
We also offer expert surgical and nonsurgical medical treatments and provide expert care to adults and children for everything from acne and alopecia to psoriasis and skin cancer. Our board-certified dermatologists routinely see challenging and complex cases which keep us at the forefront of our industry. We continually search for and develop the latest techniques and technologies to help keep your skin healthy, vibrant and youthful looking.
While some dermatology symptoms are merely annoying, others are truly disruptive to our daily lives and overall well-being. Our dermatologists understand the medicine and technology for a comprehensive range of skin, hair, and nail conditions, but we also recognize the distress and anxiety many of these conditions can cause. Even when it’s clearly the right course of action, some skin treatment procedures can still lead to a certain amount of apprehension. Our dermatologists can put you at ease, while also providing an accurate diagnosis and treatment recommendation for all your medical dermatology care needs.
Whether it’s a rash, skin sores, discoloration, or chronic itchiness, there are several symptoms and skin conditions that can prompt a visit to our dermatology clinic. Likewise, the underlying condition could be acne, dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, or some other less common skin condition. Get a diagnose and treatment recommendations for whatever medical dermatology condition you may be struggling with.
Not sure what’s an innocent mole, what’s a harmless age spot, and what’s a sign of something more troublesome? You’re not alone. If you’ve noticed a new skin growth or if it’s been a while since you’ve had a skin exam, don’t wait to get checked out. Whether you’re worrying about nothing or delaying much-needed treatment, you only stand to regret it when you avoid seeing the dermatologist.
Skin or nail infections are another reason to see a dermatologist. Along with skin infections resulting from open wounds, fungal nail infections are very common and may need to be diagnosed and treated with prescription anti-fungal medications. Sometimes, a rash isn’t a skin condition but a symptom of a larger infection. Shingles, for example, is the adult form of chickenpox and can present as a serious skin rash that can be diagnosed and treated by a dermatologist.
Hair and Nail Conditions
Not all hair treatments are cosmetic in nature. When caused by an underlying medical condition, hair loss restoration treatments are usually classified as medical procedures. (Some insurance carriers may cover hair loss treatments in other cases as well.) An in-grown hair is another condition for which you may need to see a dermatologist. Fungal nail infections that do not go away may need more advanced treatment, like temporary or permanent nail removal.
Brian brings a unique combination of medical science, clinical expertise, integrity and compassion to his patients. He provides the latest technology available in the field of dermatology but with a personalized touch for each patient. He is highly respected by his colleagues throughout the country for his expertise and sincerity.
Everyone I have met at Zel is amazing!
It is rare to find a dermatologist who is as knowledgeable about the many facets of clinical and cosmetic dermatology as Dr. Zelickson. Because of his knowledge and honesty, doctors worldwide know they can depend on his assessment of new therapies, procedures and medical devices. This, in turn, has made him a much sought–after speaker for the plethora of professional medical society meetings and engagements that we have throughout the year. I am honored to know Dr. Zelickson and consider him a friend to the profession.
Dr. Brian Zelickson was one of our initial Thermage investigators and helped us understand the mechanisms of non–invasive skin tightening. He is a renowned expert on how collagen can affect skin tightening and wrinkle reduction.
Dr. Brian Zelickson is one of this country’s leading laser experts. Not only is he unparalleled as a laser surgeon, it is not an exaggeration to state that his superb research helps determine the future of dermatologic laser surgery.
Dr. Zelickson is a highly regarded skin/light expert in our industry. When Candela looks for both medical and scientific advice for new laser applications, we often turn to him for his counsel. The input he provides us always starts with patient safety and satisfaction. We feel fortunate to be able to tap into Brian as an independent resource. The patients who are treated with Candela devices are often the beneficiaries of Brian’s input to us.
Most patients prefer seeing a doctor who is known for a particular specialty or procedure, but all patients want to see the doctor who invented the procedure or therapy. Dr. Brian Zelickson is one of the most respected physicians in the field of cosmetic dermatology and aesthetic medicine. He has lectured around the world and is one of the most sought–after speakers for all major meetings in dermatology.
I would rate Dr. Zelickson's clinic 10 stars!
We have felt honored to have Dr. Brian Zelickson, a world–renowned dermatologist who is distinguished as a high–quality care physician, serving as the investigator evaluating Syneron non–invasive skin tightening technology
I trained with Dr. Zelickson at Mayo Clinic, and I found him to be a very bright and creative dermatologist and scientist. Later, he was our best advisor when we set up our clinic in the Basque Country in Spain. I call him the ‘paparazzi of dermatology.’ His contribution to our speciality is probably among the best of this century.
Tuve la suerte de conocer al Dr. Brian Zelickson en Minneapolis hace muchos anos y desde entonces acudo regularmente a compartir sus conocimientos. Es un científico honrado, brillante, creativo e innovador. Nunca deja de sorprenderte agradablemente.
Dr. Zelickson is a very well–respected dermatologist, not only in the U.S., but also in Europe. He is famous for being the author of relevant dermatological studies published in many prestigious medical journals and for the improvements he’s made on minimally invasive cosmetic procedures that are being used by dermatologists all over the world.
Our view from Europe of Dr. Brian Zelickson is that he is one of the leading four or five U.S. laser dermatologists. His research contributions, his superb lectures and his expert knowledge of laser skin surgery make him a valued friend, colleague and guest.
Dr. Brian Zelickson is one of the world’s leaders in cutaneous laser surgery. He has performed groundbreaking research over the past decade, advancing the field as well as expertly providing the most up–to–date laser treatments for his patients.
Brian Zelickson is a world–renowned laser expert who helps develop the lasers and treatment parameters used by the rest of the world. He is where others turn to learn the latest techniques in laser surgery. If you want the best treatment available, delivering the best results in the safest environment available, there is no need to look anywhere else.
I have met many laser experts in my 20 years of teaching, lecturing and running a busy practice. There is no one who I respect more than Brian. If I have a clinical question or research idea, Brian is one of the few individuals I call, as I know I can count on his intellect, integrity and common sense.
Dr. Zelickson is one of America’s most knowledgeable laser experts. He has done pioneering work with many of the laser and light–based technologies developed in the world over the last 10 years. He is a giant in the field.
Dr. Zelickson is one of the world’s leaders in the field of lasers for the treatment of the skin. His many years experience in treating thousands of patients with lasers and other medical devices makes him one of the most sought–after doctors in this field. Innovation and caring are his trademarks.