3 Skin Care Myths, Debunked!

When it comes to skin care, there are a lot of common misconceptions, half truths, and flat-out myths. In this article, we are going to debunk a handful of popular myths about skin care.

Myth – Over the Counter Products are the Same as Prescription Products

There are countless skin care products that you can purchase over the counter at your local drug store or department store. Some people think that these over the counter products are no different than prescription skin care products. This is not true. Prescription skin care products typically include higher levels of active ingredients, which can improve your results and the time it takes to achieve those results.

Myth – Your Skin Stays the Same Your Entire Life

Many people falsely believe that their skin type, and by extension the products they need to care for their skin, never changes. This is incorrect. Our bodies are constantly changing as we age, and we need to adjust our skin care routine to accommodate those changes.

Myth – There’s No Point Seeing a Skin Care Professional

With so many available products and online DIY solutions, many people don’t think they need the help of a medical professional for their skin care. But a medical professional can examine your condition, and tailor-make a skin care routine (complete with appropriate products) for your situation.

Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic

If you are looking for options to turn back the clock and achieve the youthful appearance you deserve, we can help. At Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic we offer comprehensive treatments to help patients achieve their cosmetic goals – whatever they may be. If you want to get rid of facial wrinkles, we offer injectable solutions. If you want to lose weight, we offer medically supervised weight loss. If you need a surgical procedure, we offer a wide range of facial plastic surgeries. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you look as young as you feel!

Join Us for a CoolSculpting Event!

Join us for a CoolSculpting event later this month. We’re partnering with Simonson’s Salon & Spa to bring you some awesome cosmetic specials. Check out the event details below!

EVENT DETAILS

  • When: Tuesday, January 29th from 5-8PM
  • Where: SIMONSON SALON & SPA
    3490 Northdale Blvd NW
    Coon Rapids, MN 55448
  • Only 8 COOLSCULTPING ASSESSMENT spots available – so sign up today!

SPECIAL EVENT PRICING

$50 deposit due at time of scheduling to reserve spot. *Deposit may be applied to future appointments.

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EVENT SPECIALS

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When to Consider a Nonsurgical Facelift

A nonsurgical facelift can be a great alternative to patients who don’t want to have a surgical facelift. In this article, we are going to talk about when to consider a nonsurgical facelift.

What is a Nonsurgical Facelift?

First thing’s first, let’s talk about what a nonsurgical facelift is. A nonsurgical facelift is a combination of non-invasive treatments designed to give the patient’s face a refreshed, more youthful appearance. Nonsurgical facelifts can include facial fillers, Botox, and other needleless treatments.

As with any cosmetic procedure, there are pros and cons. On the plus side, a nonsurgical facelift is less invasive than a traditional facelift, which means faster recovery. On the downside, the results of a nonsurgical facelift are less dramatic and shorter lived than a traditional facelift. Ultimately, it’s up to each patient to weigh the pros and cons and decide which cosmetic procedure is the best fit for them.

Who Can Benefit from a Nonsurgical Facelift?

Nonsurgical facelifts are great for patients who do not want to commit to going under the knife with a traditional facelift. The ultimate results may not last as long as those of a surgical facelift, but the nonsurgical procedure offers a great option for patients to “test the waters” of cosmetic treatments before diving in head first. If you’re interested in whether or not you can benefit from a nonsurgical facelift, set up a time to chat with a facial plastic surgeon about your options.

Twin Cities Facelift Doctor

At Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic, we provide cosmetic treatments to patients throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding area. Our list of procedures is extensive and includes both surgical and non-surgical options. Dr. Daniel Schneider has years of experience and is board certified in plastic surgery. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve your cosmetic goals. Our main clinic is located in St. Paul, but we work with patients throughout the Twin Cities area.

How to Prepare for Eyelid Rejuvenation Surgery

When you’re considering an eyelid rejuvenation procedure (or any other plastic surgery for that matter) it’s good to know what to expect and how to prepare. In this article, we are going to offer some tips for preparing for your eyelid rejuvenation surgery.

Surgery Consultation

If you’re considering eyelid rejuvenation surgery, the first step will be for you to set up a consultation with your physician. During this consultation, your surgeon will:

  • Evaluate your situation
  • Discuss your surgical goals and options
  • Talk about the benefits and risks of the procedure in question
  • Take photographs
  • Answer any additional questions you may have

Preparing for the Procedure

Once you have scheduled the procedure, there are a number of things you need to do to prepare. First and foremost, you need to follow your doctor’s pre-op instructions for the procedure. Your surgeon knows your situation better than anyone, so it’s important to follow their instructions to the letter. Here are a few other things you may be asked to do to prepare yourself:

  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid taking aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Arrange for a family member or friend to drive you home after surgery and stay with you the first night.

Eyelid Rejuvenation Surgeon in St. Paul, MN

If you are searching for an eyelid rejuvenation surgeon in the Twin Cities, you’ve come to the right place! At Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic, we offer a range of cosmetic services (both surgical and non-surgical) to patients throughout the Twin Cities metro area. Dr. Daniel Schneider is a board-certified plastic surgeon who works with patients to help them achieve their cosmetic goals. Contact us today to learn more about our services and see if an eyelid rejuvenation procedure is right for you!

Medical Weight Loss + CoolSculpting = A Match Made in Heaven

It can be difficult to find the right combination of treatments to help you achieve your cosmetic goals. In this article, we are going to talk about how you can combine CoolSculpting and medically supervised weight loss to effectively achieve your weight loss goals!

Medical Weight Loss

If you’re looking to lose weight, there are no shortage of diets to choose from. But with so many options it can be difficult to figure out which diets are legitimate and useful. Medical weight loss is different from the innumerable diets you can find on the internet. With a medical weight loss program, you work directly with a licensed physician who specializes in weight loss.

CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved procedure in which unwanted body fat is frozen off. The procedure is performed by a licensed medical professional. The biggest benefit of CoolSculpting is that it allows you to get rid of excess fat in problem areas like the tummy and thighs. For some people, no amount of diet and exercise can get these areas where they need to be. That’s where CoolSculpting comes in. CoolSculpting shouldn’t be used as a substitute for diet and exercise. Rather, it should be coupled with a weight loss program to help remove fat from problem areas around the body.

Make an Appointment Today!

At Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic, we offer a wide range of cosmetic services (both surgical and non-invasive) to our patients. Dr. Daniel Schneider is an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon who has been providing care to patients throughout Minnesota for years. Contact our team of cosmetic experts today to learn more about the services we offer and how we can help you achieve your cosmetic goals. Our primary clinic is located in St. Paul, but we serve patients in the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs.

New Year, New You – Tips for Losing Weight

Happy New Year! Losing weight is one of the most common New Years Resolutions. Unfortunately, not many people are able to achieve this resolution. Losing weight is difficult, but we’re here to offer some hints for making it easier. In this article, we are going to offer a few tips for achieving your weight loss goals in 2019!

Get a Clean Start with Medically Supervised Weight Loss

The Clean Start Weight Loss Program helps you lose weight, reset your metabolism, and control your appetite. This medically supervised weight loss program is different from other diets in that you work hand-in-hand with a physician who specializes in weight loss.

Freeze Away Fat with CoolSculpting

As the body ages, it gets harder and harder to keep weight off of certain areas. If you’ve tried diet and exercise but just can’t seem to lose the weight from around your stomach, CoolSculpting can help! CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved, non-invasive treatment that freezes unwanted fat away. The procedure is quick, painless, and effective!

Start Now

Take action now! There’s no time like the present to get going on your weight loss journey. Putting things off will only make it more likely that you won’t take any action at all. Contact a weight loss specialist to discuss your options.

Weight Loss Clinic in St. Paul, MN

If you are searching for a weight loss specialist in the Twin Cities, you’ve come to the right place! At Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic, we provide a wide range of cosmetic procedures to patients of all ages. Dr. Daniel Schneider is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon serving St. Paul and the greater Twin Cities area. Contact us today to learn more about the services we provide at Riverview Facial Plastic and to set up your appointment with our team.

4 Types of Facelifts

Many people think that all facelifts are the same. But in reality, there are numerous different types of facelift procedures – all with their own benefits and drawbacks. In this article, we are going to take a look at four different types of facelifts and the benefits of each.

Mini-Facelift

As the name implies, a mini-facelift is a miniature version of the full facelift. Mini-facelifts use a smaller incision, which makes them less invasive, and work to tighten the cheeks and jawline. However, a mini-facelift does not incorporate any muscle correction, so it typically doesn’t last as long as a full facelift.

Lower Facelift

A lower facelift focuses solely on the lower part of the face. Lower facelifts can be beneficial if the only issues the patient is experiencing are jowls and saggy skin in the bottom part of the face.

Mid Facelift

A mid facelift focuses on correcting issues related to the middle part of the face, such as sagging cheeks and folds around the mouth.

Full Facelift

A full facelift is a combination of the lower and mid facelift. It offers tightening for the entire face. This procedure is often referred to as “the works” and can be beneficial for patients that have issues in multiple areas of the face.

Contact the Team at Riverview

With years of experience providing cosmetic care to patients throughout the Twin Cities metro area, the team at Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic can help you achieve your cosmetic goals. Dr. Daniel Schneider is board-certified in plastic surgery and performs a wide range of procedures – both surgical and non-invasive. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, reduce wrinkles, or attain a more youthful appearance, we can help. Contact us today to learn more about the services we offer at Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic and schedule your appointment with us!

3 Facelift Alternative Treatment Options

When it comes to tightening loose skin in the face and achieving a more youthful appearance, there really isn’t a better option than the facelift. However, some patients just don’t want to commit to a full facelift procedure. Thankfully, there are alternative options for people who don’t want to have surgery. In this article, we are going to talk about a handful of alternate cosmetic options for patients who are not ready to go under the knife and have a full facelift.

Thread Lifts

A thread lift is a great (non-invasive) method for tightening facial skin. The procedure involves “lifting” the patient’s skin with the help of temporary sutures. Threat lifts can help with skin laxity, wrinkles, jowls, and drooping skin.

Injectables

Injectables like Botox and facial fillers are a quick and easy way to reduce wrinkles and fine lines in the face. These injectables are painless, have zero downtime, and can be completed over a patient’s lunch break. The downside is the results don’t last nearly as long as surgical procedures.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a fantastic option for patients who have never previously had any cosmetic work done. The procedure is non-invasive and works to rejuvenate facial skin using an exfoliating device. The procedure can be adjusted to fit the specific needs of each patient.

Riverview Facial Plastic Clinic

At Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic, we offer a variety of cosmetic treatment options for patients in the Twin Cities area. From facial injections, to face lifts, to medically supervised weight loss, we have a number of procedures that can help you achieve your cosmetic goals. As a board-certified facial plastic surgery, Dr. Daniel Schneider is well-equipped to provide the best possible treatment for your situation. Contact us today to learn more about what we offer at Riverview and set up your appointment!

 

Bags Under Your Eyes? Here Are Your Options

Do you wake up every morning with bags under your eyes? You’re not alone. Many patients deal with bags under their eyes, which can make you look tired and negatively impact your confidence. Under eye bags, wrinkles, and drooping eyelids are often a natural part of the aging body. Thankfully, there are treatment methods that can help! In this article, we are going to talk about a few treatment options available to patients who have bags under their eyes.

DIY Treatments

There are a wide variety of over-the-counter products that can be used as DIY treatments for bags under the eyes. However, many (if not all) of these products provide only short-term solutions. Eventually, the bags will return, again and again.

Eyelid Rejuvenation

If you’re looking for a more long-term solution to bags under the eyes, an eyelid rejuvenation procedure may be the best option for you. This surgical procedure involves removing excess fat and skin from the upper and lower eyelids, tightens up the skin elasticity, and ultimately provides a more youthful appearance.

The appropriate treatment option for your under eye bags depends on your unique situation. Talk to your plastic surgeon about the best treatment options for you.

Twin Cities Cosmetic Clinic

If you’re looking for treatment options that work to achieve your cosmetic goals, you’ve come to the right place. The team at Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic works to provide the best possible care to each and every one of our patients. Dr. Daniel Schneider is board-certified in plastic surgery and has been providing top-notch care to patients throughout the Twin Cities for years. Give us a call today at our St. Paul cosmetic clinic to learn more about our offerings and to set up an appointment with one of our specialists.

5 Common Plastic Surgery Procedures for Men

We run into a lot of patients who assume that plastic surgery is only for female patients. That couldn’t be further from the truth! There are a wide variety of plastic surgery options that can benefit men, and we’d like to highlight some of them here. In this article, we are going to discuss five of the most common plastic surgery procedures for men.

Eyelid Rejuvenation

Eyelid rejuvenation aims to improve the aesthetic appearance of the patient’s eyes. This procedure can help patients look more rested and confident.

Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is the medical term for a nose job. In this procedure, the surgeon restructures and reshapes the patient’s nose to make it more aesthetically pleasing and/or to fix existing functional issues.

Neck Lift

A neck lift procedure is one of the best ways to get rid of the dreaded turkey neck, or sagging skin in the neck area.

Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is a condition affecting men in which the patient’s breast tissue becomes swollen due to a hormone imbalance. Plastic surgery can help this swollen breast tissue.

Liposuction

Liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure in which fat is surgically removed from the patient’s body. This procedure can help remove fat in unwanted areas that has been difficult to lose with diet and exercise.

Plastic Surgery for Men in St. Paul, MN

At Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic, we work with patients (male and female) to help them achieve their cosmetic goals. Dr. Daniel Schneider is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been performing these procedures for many years. Our team provides a range of cosmetic and aesthetic treatments – from surgical to non-invasive options. Contact us today to learn more about the treatments we offer at Riverview. Our primary clinic is located in St. Paul, but we work with patients throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs.