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Cosmetic Services within Mayo Clinic Health System specializes in complete skin rejuvenation as well as other nonsurgical cosmetic treatments.

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Skin needling procedure available in Eau Claire

The procedure uses the body's natural healing process to reduce wrinkles and acne scars.

July 30, 2019

From The Blog

6 varicose vein myths debunked

Many people think they know why varicose veins develop, who is most at risk or the best way to treat them. Here's the truth behind 6 common varicose vein myths.

Kendra Kamlitz MD By Kendra Kamlitz September 1, 2020

Taking care of your skin while wearing a face mask

Prolonged mask wearing can cause discomfort or irritate of the skin on your face and ears. Here are some tips to keep your skin healthy.

Emily Fiberger, D.O. By Emily Fibeger August 17, 2020

5 simple steps to help prevent skin cancer

Spring and summer are exciting seasons, but your skin’s exposure to the sun increases. You have a greater risk of skin damage, including development of skin cancer. The good news? Most skin cancers are preventable.

July 3, 2020

The ABCDEs of moles

Learning your ABCs the first time helped you read. Now, they could save your life by alerting you to changes in moles that could signal melanoma — the most serious type of skin cancer.

June 25, 2020

The facts about chest acne

Nearly everyone deals with acne that can appear anywhere you have oil glands on your skin, including back, face, stomach or chest. Learn about some factors that can lead to the development of chest acne and what you can do to prevent or treat it.

Sultan Mirza MD By Sultan Mirza January 6, 2020

Is Botox the fix for all facial wrinkles?

Botox is a great treatment for some, not all, facial wrinkles. Learn about other treatment options that can help restore a more youthful appearance.

Yvonne Pierpont, M.D. By Yvonne Pierpont July 16, 2019

Skin needling procedure uses body’s natural healing process

If you have wrinkles or acne scars, a skin needling may be the solution for you. As microinjuries from needling heal, the body produces capillaries, collagen and elastin that reduce fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars.

Patrice Hicks MD By Patrice Hicks June 3, 2019

Soften, smooth skin with new skin renewal procedure

When it comes to skincare, you have lots of options, including peels, Botox and laser resurfacing. It can be challenging to determine which can target your skin’s needs. But there is a new hydrating skin renewal procedure that's a good option for nearly anyone.

May 29, 2019

Get a leg up on summer with relief for varicose veins

Spring is just around the corner, and with the warmer weather comes the desire to wear shorts and show off your legs. Every year at this time, we see an increase in visits for people who are finally fed up with their painful and unsightly varicose veins.

Andrew Chow MD By Andrew Chow March 28, 2019

Are stretch marks normal for teens?

Teens face many struggles navigating through growing up. Some can be difficult to accept, especially when it comes to body changes and image. Stretch marks are common, but can be treated.

March 25, 2019

Treating your child’s eczema can help the whole family

Eczema can make children uncomfortable, irritable and sleep deprived, which often leads to behavioral issues. Learn how treating your child's eczema can help the whole family.

Sheila Galbraith, M.D. By Sheila Galbraith March 21, 2019

Can laser resurfacing erase acne scars and blemishes?

As we age, our skin changes to a more tired, worn look. Brighter, smoother skin can help you feel more beautiful at any age. Laser skin resurfacing can renew your skin’s appearance and texture with minimal downtime.

February 22, 2019