Restore, Rejuvenate, and Resurface in Edina, Plymouth, and Downtown Minneapolis
Even the most cared-for skin will show signs of aging. Over time, its color and texture will change. Laser treatments at the Minneapolis area’s Zel Skin & Laser Specialists can lessen the appearance of these signs of aging on your face, neck, chest, arms, and hands.
The best laser treatment for a specific patient will depend on the type of correction needed for a skin condition or skin type. That’s why, at Zel Skin and Laser Specialists, we’ve invested in 15 different types of laser treatments—more than any other skin care clinic in the Twin Cities area. While lasers are very effective at treating many conditions, there are conditions that will not respond well to lasers. When we make a recommendation for the best treatment for you, you can trust it’s because we’re choosing the ideal strategy—not merely picking what’s available from a limited range of skin care technologies.
Popular Laser Skin Treatments
Learn about our most commonly recommended laser treatments for restoring, rejuvenating, and resurfacing the skin:
Ablative Resurfacing Lasers
These focus on the outer layer of skin, creating micro-wounds on the surface. Recovery is anywhere between seven to 10 days.
These heat the skin tissue but do not remove it. The laser passes safely through the outer layer of skin, penetrating the tissue lying beneath. Recovery is as short as three to five days.
These lasers treat only part of the skin at a time like having your lawn aerated and don’t remove all the skin like “old” lasers do. This reduces downtime and results in less risk of scarring. Recovery time is also significantly reduced because the laser treatment penetrates the skin in micro-pinpoints, not large sweeping areas. Fractionated lasers include CO2RE, Fraxel Dual, Fraxel Restore, and Clear + Bright.
This uses a light in the red spectrum to create a wavelength that is absorbed by pigment for treating unwanted hair and tattoos.
Intense Pulsed Light
Known as IPL, this is not technically a laser treatment, but generates light energy that penetrate both red and brown pigment. It is used to treat some red and brown discolorations on the skin.
This laser treatment uses a crystal to produce near infrared light to reduce the appearance of some brown spots and tattoos.
Pulsed Dye Laser
This laser treatment reduces redness on the skin. It is the workhorse laser for treating rosacea and port wine stain birthmarks, as well as general redness of the skin.
What to Expect from Your Laser Treatment
Each laser treatment is customized to the patient’s unique skin needs. In general, patients should plan for a session to last about two hours, including prep time. The number of treatments needed depends on the desired results and the type of laser used. Laser treatments are generally spaced three to 12 weeks apart.
While some of the more aggressive lasers require medication to reduce discomfort and have up to a week of downtime, for many of the laser treatments, most people report experiencing only mild-to-moderate discomfort during the treatment itself, with little-to-no downtime needed after.
Even with the best recommendations and preparation, patients should understand that it’s impossible to predict exact results from laser treatments. That said, nearly everybody experiences some improvement right away, with many people achieving more dramatic results as the entire course of treatments has a chance to take effect.
Your skin is too important to leave to chance. Zel Skin & Laser Specialists is one of the most recognized clinics in Minnesota for laser treatments. Our medically trained staff has extensive experience using laser technology to treat a wide range of skin conditions.
We are a dermatologist-directed skin care clinic, led by Dr. Brian Zelickson, who has more than 30 years of experience with using lasers and energybased technology. Our goal is to help you look good and feel good, too, by working with you to achieve and maintain your skin’s best appearance via medical and cosmetic dermatology services.
*Results may vary per patient. Services vary by location.
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Dr. Zelickson is thorough and patiently attentive to my concerns. Such a great practice and so easy to deal with. A great emphasis on safety during this pandemic which I really appreciate.
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.