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Are You Taking Care of Your Skin?

Given how convenient in-office treatments are, it’s tempting to try having a few “tweakments” to make yourself look younger at the first sign of wrinkles. Aesthetic procedures like BOTOX® and dermal fillers can significantly enhance the look of your skin, but it’s important to remember that you need...
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Is Hyperhidrosis Treatable?

Is excessive sweating getting in the way of your social and daily work life? Hyperhidrosis is a condition that causes episodes of abnormal sweating on the entire body or specific areas, such as the armpits, soles of the feet, palms of the hands, and face. It may be difficult to know for sure whether...
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At-Home Skin Care Tips to Avoid Trips to the Dermatologist

To help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, Minnesota issued a state-wide stay-at-home order in late March of 2020. Since then, millions of residents have had to drastically change their lifestyles. For most, this means working from home and making fewer trips to the grocery store. For many,...
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Do I Need to See My Dermatologist During COVID-19?

by Adam Schmitt, MD Is this skin growth dangerous?  How can I get refills of my medications?  Is this rash a sign of something more serious?  What should I do about my recently diagnosed skin cancer? As the SARS-CoV-2 virus continues its march across the globe, and the number of COVID-19 cases...
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Top 5 Developments in Skin Cancer Research and Treatment

Medical dermatology is constantly evolving. Doctors and scientists are consistently looking for ways to improve treatment options for a range of conditions, from cystic acne and eczema to psoriasis and rosacea. Skin cancer research and treatment has commanded a lot of attention in recent months. Sci...
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New Skin Care Strategies for Contact Dermatitis

It happens to all of us. You buy a new skin care product, maybe a cream or cleanser, and have a bad reaction. Sometimes the reaction manifests as a rash, while other times it can lead to acne excessive dryness, and redness. Around 50 percent of people who use these products experience this reaction,...
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The Truth Behind Biologics and Skin Treatments

If you've been researching the latest medical news for skin treatments, you might have heard a new term: biologics. These drugs are products from or containing parts from a living organism. Typically, this means the drug will have recombinant proteins, tissues, genes, allergens, cells, blood, blood...
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Do Your Skin a Favor with Home Heating Upgrades

People in Minnesota know how bitterly cold and bitterly dry the air gets during the winter. It’s simple physics. Colder air is unable to hold as much moisture as warm air. This dry air can really do a number on our skin, regardless of type. Skin care is indispensable. People who already struggle...
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Schedule Your Springtime Skin Care before it’s Too Late

Whether you want a scar removed or a luxurious facial, springtime is a wonderful time for skin care. Seasonal change is an opportunity to hit the “reset” button, especially as we leave our Minnesota hibernation chambers. But if you want to plan a skin care treatment for the transition from winter to...
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When Does Dry Skin Warrant a Visit to the Dermatologist?

As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, people in Minnesota must start preparing for all that winter brings. Reviewing and updating your daily skin care routine should be part of this seasonal transition. Many people experience some discomfort from dry, itchy skin during the winter, but t...
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End-of-Summer Skin Problems and Annual Skin Checks

Who doesn’t love cramming in the last bit of outdoor activity with lighter clothes and pleasant temperatures? Here’s the thing: The extra time to get out there and sweat and absorb the sun’s rays can be great for your overall health—but it’s also a unique stressor for your skin. Especially this time...
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Zel Skin Expands Its Staff of Certified Dermatologists

MINNEAPOLIS (September 5, 2019) – Zel Skin & Laser Specialists, a dermatology-directed skin care clinic, announced today that Adam Schmitt, MD/Mohs Surgeon and Erin Sellinger, MD have joined their staff and are accepting new patients for medical dermatology and skin cancer treatment at their Twi...
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Zel Skin First to Announce CoolTone™ Availabilty

The new FDA-cleared magnetic muscle stimulation (MMS) device is used to strengthen, tone, and firm the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs EDINA, Minn. (September 4, 2019) – Zel Skin & Laser Specialists, a dermatologist-directed skin care clinic with locations in Minneapolis, Edina, and Plymouth, a...
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Acne Pop-Up: What to Do About a Pesky Acne Cyst?

There are some times when you have a cyst that just... won't... budge! Or maybe you wake up the day of a big presentation or the night before an event with a dreaded “undergrounder” that shows up as a painful, red, mounded bump. What can be done? The quickest way to resolve a cystic acne lesio...
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Understanding Sunscreen Safety

Recently a study on sunscreen safety was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association which showed certain chemicals found in common sunscreens are absorbed by your body and found in the bloodstream after using. Though this information isn't new, it supports further testing of sun...
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Understanding Hair Loss

Hair loss is a common reason for a patient to visit us in the clinic. For men and women, even the slightest amount of hair loss can cause distress, feelings of self-consciousness and concern. Annually in the US, over $2 billion yearly is spent on treatments for loss and thinning of hair. It is no...
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Ringworm Q&A

  Q: Is ringworm really caused by worms in the skin? A: No! Ringworm, or Tinea Corporis, is actually caused by a fungus. The term likely comes from the appearance of the rash, which can have a ring-shaped border around it and look like a worm with raised borders that snake around the edges....
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Understand the Basics of Cosmetic Dermatology

The world of cosmetic dermatology is growing rapidly and seems to be ever changing. No matter your skin concern there now seem to be a million and one ways to “fix” it. So, how do you make sense of what’s out there? How do you figure out what you need and what is right for you? Let’s break down s...
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Common Types of Hair Loss

Everyone wants the thick, shiny, perfectly bouncy hair we see in magazines; however, hair loss can keep that from becoming a reality. Over 50% of women will struggle with hair loss (medically called alopecia) during their lifetime. Annually in the US, over $2 billion is spent on treatments for loss...
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Acne Myths

For most of us, acne is nothing new. Maybe we experienced breakouts as a teenager, or maybe it was just a single pimple that came up at the very worst time. Either way, the part of acne that most people struggle with is the aesthetics. Nobody tends to like what it looks like and people who suffer wa...
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Zel Skin Expands Its Team of Certified Physician Assistants

  MINNEAPOLIS (June 24, 2018) — Zel Skin & Laser Specialists, a dermatology-directed skin care clinic with locations in Minneapolis, Edina and Plymouth, announces the addition of three Certified Physician Assistants (PA-Cs) to its growing medical staff. Joining the team are Brooke Moss,...
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CoolSculpting Events in November

  Remove Stubborn Fat Without surgery or downtime & feel great from every angle! Register today for our cool event! Plymouth - November 17th 12:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. RSVP by emailing  - communications@zelskin.com or calling 952-473-1286...
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Zel Skin Announces New Physician

New services augment the Edina Location's dermatology services MINNEAPOLIS (August 28, 2017) – Patients are continuing to search for a single, trusted source for their skin care needs. Responding to this patient-centered trend, Zel Skin & Laser Specialists’, a dermatology-directed skin care cli...
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Zel Skin® Announces CoolAdvantage Petite™ Applicator

  MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (April 25, 2017) – CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat reduction treatment that uses a controlled cooling temperature applicator to effectively target and remove fat by freezing it. CoolAdvantage is the second-generation of applicators in CoolSculpting systems. It delive...
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CoolSculpting Events in April

  Remove Stubborn Fat Without surgery or downtime & feel great from every angle! Register today for our cool event! Edina - April 14th 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Plymouth - April 28th 12:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. RSVP by emailing  - communications@zelskin.com...
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Preventing & Treating Adult Acne: Dermatologist’s Products

The article interviews three dermatologists about their acne-treating skincare lines, including Dr. Zelickson, who is credited as a Minneapolis-based dermatologist and founder of MD Complete. Dr. Zelickson shares, “MD Complete’s Skin Clearing line offers proven skin clearing ingredients, combined wi...
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8 Skin-Care Ingredients That Actually Work

Dr. Zelickson’s expertise was included in an article titled, “8 Skin-Care Ingredients That Actually Work,” on Nylon. Dr. Zelickson recommends that readers use sunscreen and shares, “SPF is the ultimate anti-aging ingredient.”  ...
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Zel Skin & Laser Specialists® Announces New Plymouth Clinic

New location joins Edina and Downtown Minneapolis Zel Clinics PLYMOUTH, Minn. (October 10, 2016) – In order to better serve patients, Zel Skin & Laser Specialists has opened a new clinic in Plymouth. The new clinic offers Medical Dermatology, Cosmetic Dermatology, Mohs Surgery and Virtual Derma...
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Dr. Brian Zelickson Named 2016 Top Doctor

Dr. Brian Zelickson has been named to the 2016 Top Doctors list by Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, as chosen by his peers. Dr. Zelickson has a long history of being named to the Top Doctors list and we congratulate him for this achievement once again!...
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Lasers in Surgery and Medicine Features Dr. Brian Zelickson

The published clinical report on the “Safety and Efficacy of Cryolipolysis for Non-invasive Reduction of Submental Fat”, published by Suzanne L. Kilmer MD, A. Jay Burns MD, FACS, and Brian D. Zelickson MD is featured on the cover of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine‘s January 2016 edition. Dr. Kilme...
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MD Complete by Dr. Brian Zelickson Featured in ItsAGlamThing.com

The MD Complete 3-Day Booster Pack is featured on ItsAGlamThing.com, in an article titled, “Completely Change Your Skin Tone with MD Complete.” Dr. Brian Zelickson, creator of MD Complete 3-Day Booster Pack states he “designated this Booster Pack as a simple way to replicate the benefits of in-offic...
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Dr. Brian Zelickson Featured in InStyle.com Magazine

Dr. Brian Zelickson Featured in InStyle.com Magazine Dr. Brian Zelickson is featured in an article titled, “The Best Beauty Products to Keep in Your Refrigerator,” where he provided his expertise on the topic. Dr. Zelickson is a Minneapolis-based dermatologist and founder of MD Complete Skincare....
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CBS This Morning Aired a Segment on CoolSculpting!

CBS This Morning aired a segment focusing exclusively on CoolSculpting! Hundreds of thousands of people undergo liposuction each year, but this relatively new treatment claims to slim you down half an inch after an hour of treatment. Vinita Nair reports on how effectively this procedure works. See...
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miraDry featured Good Morning America

miraDry featured Good Morning America Good Morning America ran a segment on miraDry this morning, Monday August 20, 2012. It was previewed numerous times before the segment itself ran with the teaser “miracle treatment to remove sweat for good”.  The piece highlights one of Dr. Michael Kaminer’s pa...
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Dr. Zelickson gives Keynote on Future Cosmetic Therapies

Dr. Zelickson gives keynote address at international medical conference on future cosmetic therapies Dr. Brian Zelickson, medical director of Zel Skin & Laser Specialists, gave the keynote address at a recent international meeting of dermatologists and plastic surgeons in Madrid, Spain. During...
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Laser Treatment for Stretchmarks

Laser treatment for stretch mark removal is becoming an increasingly common skin care procedure. The Lux1540 Fractional non-ablative laser has received the first clearance by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of stretch marks, and it has only become more popular...
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ASLMS NAMES BRIAN ZELICKSON, MD, NEW PRESIDENT

Brian D. Zelickson, MD, director of Zel Skin & Laser Specialists in Edina, Minn. was named president of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence in patient care by advancing laser applications and...
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New. The Cool Way to Reduce Fat.™

Brian Zelickson, MD, medical director of Zel Skin & Laser Specialists in Minnesota, is the first physician in the United States to use a new non–invasive technology, Zeltiq, outside of clinical studies to cool and gently reduce fat cells in targeted areas. The non–invasive procedure results in a...
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Dr. Brian Zelickson is President elect of the ASLMS

The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery is the world’s largest scientific organization dedicated to promoting research, education and high standards of clinical care in the field of medical laser applications. It provides a forum for the exchange of scientific information and participate...
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Aging skin tip – Thermage NXT system

The new Body Tip 16.0 for the Thermage NXT system is now available at Zel. It’s a faster and more comfortable way to contour, shape and tone the body and also improve the appearance of cellulite. For more information about this exciting new treatment option, call 952–929–8888....
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Dr. Brian Zelickson Speaks at Harvard Medical School

Dr. Brian Zelickson recently answered some tough questions posed by national and international leaders in laser and aesthetic skin therapy at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Zelickson was a key speaker at the expert course, The Laser and Aesthetic Skin Therapy: What’s the Truth? The topic of discussion...
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Tattoos can impede professional advancement

Although body art is a growing fashion trend and acceptable in some environments, visible tattoos are often seen as unprofessional in the workplace and are unwanted by coworkers, a new study has found. Researchers at Texas State University distributed more than 150 surveys to people with and with...
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Clarisonic is here

This cordless device with its sensitive brush head offers everything you need to sonically cleanse and clarify your skin. Clarisonic removes dry skin, reduces oily areas and blemishes, and diminishes the appearance of large pores, fine lines and wrinkles. Your skin looks smoother, healthier and radi...
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Chemical peels help clear up acne

Chemical peels that use either alpha–hydroxy acid (glycolic acid) or beta–hydroxy acid (salicylic acid) are highly effective in treating mild to moderately severe facial acne. These are the results of a new study published earlier this year in the journal Dermatologic Surgery. The study found tha...
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Silk’n and Tria Hair Removal Systems Now Available at Zel

Zel is the only place in Minnesota that offers both the Silk’n and Tria personal laser hair removal systems. These remarkable light–based devices allow you to achieve clinical results in removing unwanted hair in the privacy of your home. For more information or to purchase, simply stop by or call u...
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