Blog Archive

Nurse Practitioner, Shelly, Reveals the Best Treatments for Reducing Sun Damage Sep 15th, 2022

Looking back at your calendar, is it full of weeks spent on the water soaking in the sun (and the subsequent damage that comes with it?) We’ve all been there! Now is the time to get that Pure Skin appointment on the calendar so we can help keep your skin...

The Best Skincare Treatments For Your 50s Aug 11th, 2022

We all love a “one and done” type treatment (or one that claims to be at least), but as the world turns, we continue to age, and the best way to make the most of your anti-aging investment is to stay on top of your ever-changing skin with a combination...

Dr. Botsford's Favorite Summer Treatment Jul 4th, 2022

Sweet summertime has arrived and if you’re anything like us, that means spending as much time as possible on the lake, at backyard BBQs and exploring all that the Bismarck area has to offer. Think you don’t have time for skin procedures during this sun-drenched time of year? Think again!...

Three Skin Treatments Safe for Summer Fun May 31st, 2022

Summer is HERE and while we’re excited about the summer fun that can be found in and around the beautiful Bismarck area – what really excites us is helping our gorgeous clients shift their skincare routine to summer safe options that keep skin challenged, glowing and radiant! Today we’re focusing...

Why We Love Sculptra®: It Will Take Years Off Your Appearance May 10th, 2022

No matter how good you’ve been with your skincare routine or slathering on your SPF before heading out for the day, no one is immune to the effects of gravity. Sooner or later all of us have to face the inevitable descent of the jowls, cheeks, and temples that come...

All About the Eyes: Here is What You Can Do to Refresh Your Eye Area! Apr 28th, 2022

In the world of cosmetic aesthetics, there is a big emphasis on the eye area, and it makes sense! Your eyes are a major focal point (no pun intended!) of your appearance and aging along with the subsequent loss of collagen often leaves us with deep-set wrinkles, hollowing under the...

The Best Skincare Treatments If You’re in Your 40’s Mar 16th, 2022

Let’s be honest, when you get start to reach that “over the hill” age, the rate at which your skin ages seems to pick up speed as it heads down the other side! What worked best in our 20’s and 30’s just doesn’t quite give the same effect anymore and...

Struggles and Changes in Your Intimate Health? You are Not Alone... Feb 15th, 2022

Let’s talk about it! That thing, funny business, the birds and the bees... Whatever you like to call it, there’s one thing we can all agree on and that’s as we women age, our natural lubrication starts to decrease and pain and discomfort during intercourse can proportionately increase. Lucky for...

Retinol; How to Work it into Your Routine Jan 28th, 2022

Have you ever created a dish that just didn’t taste complete, then you added the salt, and BOOM! Out of seemingly nowhere, the flavors come together to create the perfect meal? This is exactly how retinol works to seamlessly integrate into your skincare routine and do the heavy lifting to...

Bare It All with Our Revolutionary New Laser, BareIt™! Dec 10th, 2021

Hormones, genetics, lifestyle and more all play a factor in our quantity, texture, and color of body hair. But, what they don’t play a role in (anymore) is hair reduction efficacy and how many sessions you’ll need when it comes time to think about hair removal! At Pure Skin, we’re...

The 3 Most Popular Areas to Get Laser Hair Reduction Oct 31st, 2021

Laser hair reduction is the way many of our beloved Pure Skin patients first step into our doors and into the world of aesthetics - and we can understand why! Natural hair growth and changes in hormone levels throughout our lives leaves us with hair in undesirable places, which means...

Sun Damage? These Treatments Will Help to Turn Back the Hands of Time. Sep 30th, 2021

Today we’re focusing on our top three treatments that’ll help turn back the hands of time and give you that flawless, holiday-ready skin we all crave! HALO™ - As time goes by and our collagen and elastin naturally degrade, we start to notice more and more fine lines and wrinkles...

Our Top SculpSure Questions, Answered Aug 26th, 2021

  While many outdated trends have been rightfully left in their respective decade (hello, back combed Aquanet hair!) some trends are here to stay - and confidence in your body shape and curves are absolutely one of them! Time traveling back to your younger self may not be an option,...

Our Most Popular Before and After Photos Jul 13th, 2021

You can read all the background information and reviews you can get your hands on for any given aesthetic treatment, but nothing can quite replace the impact that real patient before and after photos have on your decision-making process. We’ve been getting more and more feedback lately from those of...

The 3 Things You Can Do to Lighten the Impact of Menopause May 12th, 2021

It’s Women’s Health Month and a good reminder to bring your focus inward. When was the last time you prioritized your health? What about your aesthetic? We women often spend so much time caring for others that we find our own health and wellness on the back burner. Today we’re...

Under-Eye Treatments Apr 29th, 2021

Just like in the superhero movies, many good forces must come together to defeat evil - and it’s no different when it comes to targeting the perils of the aging under-eye area! At Pure Skin, we love using multiple modalities to get the best possible results for rejuvenating and refreshing...

Glowing Forward: 3 Treatments You Can do for Yourself this Spring Mar 4th, 2021

Spring is here, the trees are starting to blossom, and it’s a natural time to think about the beginning of new things and gaining a renewed sense of self. There are many ways to start anew during the springtime and today we’ll be sharing three of our favorite services at...

LIPS! Why we LOVE Restylane Kysse Feb 2nd, 2021

If you’ve ever considered lip filler and immediately talked yourself out of it after seeing some dramatic before and after’s online, we’re here to share some good news! If you’re a fan of facial fillers, then you know that Restylane® is one of the best in the business and their...

Aesthetic Provider Credentials and Training: Why It Matters Jan 15th, 2021

One of the biggest challenges when it comes to aesthetic treatments is finding a truly qualified aesthetic provider. While different providers might tempt you with their attractive offices or ultra-discounted offers, we’re here to tell you why finding a highly trained and credentialed aesthetic provider really matters and how to...

The Best Skincare for Your Thirties Dec 10th, 2020

Think starting skincare in your 30s is a little premature? In the world of skincare, an ounce of prevention is truly worth a pound of cure. The skin damage you haven’t accumulated, you don’t need to treat. . . but that doesn’t mean there aren’t procedures we’d recommend to keep...

The Gift to Give Your Skin This Holiday Season Nov 9th, 2020

If your side profile has you doing a double take in the mirror lately, let us introduce you to the gift (for your skin) to end all gifts this holiday season! Ultherapy® is a high-intensity focused ultrasound that stimulates your body’s own collagen production to give you a naturally lifted...

Your 3 Most FAQ About Laser Hair Removal Answered Oct 29th, 2020

It’s been a mere 48 (maybe only 24) hours since you last shaved and you’re already starting to feel the stubble creep back in. The woes of constantly shaving, not to mention those tiny dark hairs and razor burn, seem to be an endless cycle of frustration. . . but...

Discover Bismarck’s Most Popular Medical Aesthetic Treatments Sep 1st, 2020

You’ve been hearing your girlfriends talk about the treatments they get at Pure Skin Aesthetic & Laser Center, but which treatments will help you with your skin concerns. . . and is all skin created equal? While nothing can replace a consultation specifically geared towards your skins needs, we’re letting you...

At-Home Dermal Rollers VS The Medical Grade Microneedling Treatment Aug 7th, 2020

Have you ever had a little too much courage with that DIY project, only to end up calling a professional (and spending more) in the end? These days, believe it or not, the same can happen with professional skin services. With a rise in accessibility to skincare tools that mimic...

Savanna’s 3 Must-Have Summer Skincare Products Jul 15th, 2020

The weather in Bismarck is heating up and while we know what that means for our A/C bill. . . what does that mean for our skin’s needs at this time of year? Just like we wouldn’t reach for our puffer jackets and snow boots in the summer, we need...

Why YOU Need a Medical Grade Vitamin C Serum in Your Daily Routine May 29th, 2020

Why YOU Need a Medical Grade Vitamin C Serum in Your Daily Routine As the warmer months draw nearer and those long days in the sun start coming into focus, it’s important to think about the effects that prolonged sun exposure has on our skin. How do we protect ourselves...

Excessive Underarm Sweat? This Life Changing Treatment Could be The Solution You've Been Looking For Feb 24th, 2020

There’s nothing quite as disappointing as slipping into that cute outfit for date night, just to discover sweat rings already appearing before you’ve even left the house . . . or arriving at that job interview, just to notice that your nerves are already showing through your shirt. At Pure...

Why an Experienced Provider Matters When It Comes to Feminine Rejuvenation Jan 17th, 2020

Are you still crossing your legs and bracing yourself before you sneeze or cough? Make this year the year you finally do something about vaginal laxity and incontinence! At Pure Skin, we’re proud to offer diVA™ Vaginal Rejuvenation and today we’re here to tell you more about this 2019 RealSelf® Most Worth...

The 3 Skincare Products Our Nurse Practitioner Won’t Go Without Dec 9th, 2019

While the world of medical-grade skincare can be overwhelming, we were lucky enough to catch a bit of time with Pure Skin’s nurse practitioner Shelly to hear about her favorite skincare products she won’t go without. Throughout her years as an aesthetic nurse practitioner and injector, she’s had the opportunity...

November Newsletter Dec 2nd, 2019

      Welcome, Hannah! Please help us give Registered Aesthetic Nurse, Hannah a HUGE welcome to the Pure Skin team! We feel so fortunate to have her joining us! Hannah comes to us from Catalyst Medical Center and Clinical Spa in Fargo and has years of experience with various...

The Most Effective Laser Resurfacing Treatments and How Much "Downtime" to Expect Nov 8th, 2019

If you’ve ever considered laser skin resurfacing for the treatment of wrinkles, balancing skin tone, age spots, acne scars, and overall skin tightening, we’ve got good news for you! The late fall/winter months are the PERFECT time of year for these treatments and today we’re talking about the downtime you can expect...

October Specials Nov 5th, 2019

  Is Acne Taking a Toll on Your Complexion? It's unfortunately something people of all ages struggle with. During the month of August, we're helping you alleviate acne and take control of your skin health with a FREE Micro-Peel ($120 value) with the purchase of a Forever Clear BBL&trade Treatment ($300)! What is BBL...

4 Key Benefits of Micro-Needling Sep 30th, 2019

October is here! It’s time for all things spooky and to keep with the theme of Halloween, we’re talking about the key benefits of micro-needling with PRP this month! You may have heard them referred to as Vampire Facials by the many celebrities who often receive this treatment (we’re looking...

What You Need to Know About Vaginal Rejuvenation in Bismarck Sep 3rd, 2019

As we find ourselves naturally aging, and especially post-birth, many women start to experience issues like bladder leakage, vaginal dryness and loss of sexual sensation as a result of reduced elasticity and tightness. It’s important to know that many experience these symptoms and that there is help to improve the...

Three Game-Changing Acne Treatments for Teens Aug 20th, 2019

School is almost back in session and as involved parents, we want to send our kids back to school prepared, confident and ready to learn. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, approximately 85% of people between the ages of 12 to 24 experience at least minor acne. Are your...

August 2019 Newsletter Aug 6th, 2019

  Is Acne Taking a Toll on Your Complexion? It's unfortunately something people of all ages struggle with. During the month of August, we're helping you alleviate acne and take control of your skin health with a FREE Micro-Peel ($120 value) with the purchase of a Forever Clear BBL&trade Treatment...

Injectables Training With Dr. Rajani: 5 Key Takeaways Jul 16th, 2019

Experience Matters If you’re browsing providers for your injectable treatment, remember that expertise and experience are what really matter--not the products themselves. No matter where in the country you go, products like Dysport®, Restylane®, and Sculptra® are all the same--but the injectors can be very different. In most cases, you’ll...

Why PRP Therapy Is a Great Anti-Aging Option Feb 28th, 2019

If you’ve heard of the so-called “vampire” facelift in the media, then you’re aware of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy as it applies to skin care. Although it’s a catchy name, it likely won’t surprise you that there’s no neck-biting or bats involved. A platelet-rich plasma procedure does, however, use your...

How You Can Get the Body of Your Dreams With SculpSure Feb 11th, 2019

It doesn’t matter if you’ve maintained a healthy weight all your life, or recently worked hard to achieve it. Some pockets of fat can remain behind, leaving soft mounds where you want sleek curves. This can be due to genetics or changing hormonal conditions, for women or men, as they...

ABCDE Rule For Suspicious Lesions Jan 11th, 2019

More people in the United States are diagnosed with skin cancer than all other forms of cancer combined. Diagnoses have increased significantly in recent years, and your risk of developing skin cancer is heightened if you fail to protect your skin from the sun. Learning the ABCDE rule for suspicious...

Botox: Why it's Still the Leading Medically Administered Cosmetic Treatment Dec 14th, 2018

Botox® Cosmetic treatments are, by an incredibly large margin, the most popular cosmetic service requested in the United States. The most popular cosmetic surgery — breast augmentation — had just over 300,000 procedures performed in 2017. Dermal fillers were the second leading minimally invasive procedure, with over 2.5 million treatments...

December Newsletter Dec 4th, 2018

   

Freshen and Defuzz Your Face with Dermaplaning Nov 19th, 2018

Have you discovered light, fine hairs growing on the sides of your face and wanted to grab the shaving cream and a razor to get rid of them? Or maybe thought about laser hair removal? While both of these approaches may work, we offer an easier, pain-free treatment at Pure...

November News Oct 29th, 2018

Learn Everything You Need to Know About PRP Joint Injections Oct 11th, 2018

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy makes the news through its use by athletes and celebrities, for injury recovery and cosmetic treatments, and this may tend to confuse some people about the purpose and benefits of this procedure. PRP injections have been used surgically for over 30 years, and while there’s not...

Pigment Problems? Oct 10th, 2018

October News Oct 4th, 2018

 

Microneedling and PRP: Your Secret Weapon for Younger-Looking Skin Sep 14th, 2018

There’s always another product out there promising younger, plumper-looking skin, right? While Botox® ruled the antiaging market for many years, laser treatments and fillers have filtered into the market for fresher, plumper skin. More recently, though, PRP therapy and microneedling have been heralded as noninvasive ways to smooth and tighten...

September News Sep 6th, 2018

Top 5 Benefits of PRP Therapy Aug 22nd, 2018

None of us wants to be in pain. So, when that stiff knee starts acting up or your arthritis stiffens in cold weather, you need to do something about it.Arthritis, chronic pain, and a range of other injuries can put a damper on your day-to-day life. It can be frustrating...

August News Aug 10th, 2018

SculpSure® 101: All of Your Questions Answered Jul 20th, 2018

SculpSure® 101: All of Your Questions AnsweredWhile we can get a meal in minutes and glasses in an hour, getting rid of fat took a great deal of time and energy, until now. While this may seem too good to be true, new technology allows us to reduce your stubborn...

Revive Your Crepey Neck With Surgery-Free SkinTyte™ Jun 22nd, 2018

If the words “crepey skin” conjure an image of an elephant with all-over wrinkles, you’re not alone. However, if an image of your own crepey neck comes to mind, it may be time to do something about those not-so-smooth lines and creases. Our own Shelly Botsford, NP, and the rest...

June News Jun 5th, 2018

Eliminate Unsightly Leg Veins With Laser Therapy By Summer May 15th, 2018

With nearly half of all men and women in the United States suffering from some type of vein issue, it’s a wonder more people aren’t talking about how to solve this problem. At Pure Skin Aesthetic & Laser Center, we’re not only talking about unsightly leg veins, we’re helping men...

May News May 4th, 2018

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Banish Wrinkles on Your Lunch Break With Injectables Apr 17th, 2018

If you’re like most, your lunch break is a time to wolf down some food and run some errands before you head back to work. In fact, lunch breaks are rarely breaks at all. Now imagine using that time to erase years from your face, allowing you to return looking...

April News Apr 4th, 2018

Fight Hair Loss with PRP Mar 27th, 2018

There are few things more disheartening than looking in the mirror and having someone stare back at you who looks far older than you feel—or are, for that matter. For most men, hair loss isn’t something that lurks down the road, along with a rocking chair and cane. In fact,...

March News Mar 12th, 2018

Three Great Treatments to Keep Your Skin Glowing Through Winter Feb 22nd, 2018

Cold winter weather and lack of sunshine can dull and dry your skin, making you look years older than you are. Dry, winter skin affects people of all ages, and it may appear visibly flaky and feel rough to the touch. Really dry skin can even crack and bleed if...

February News Feb 1st, 2018

Many Skincare Products Use Peptides to Correct the Signs of Aging. But What Are Peptides? And Do They Actually Work?Peptides Signal Your Skin to Make More Collagen.When we age, collagen is destroyed but not replaced. One strategy to improve wrinkles and to make you look younger is to replace lost...

January News Jan 1st, 2018

Eminence Skincare: Because we had so many requests for an organic line, we brought in Eminence. All of Eminence's products are handmade, using only the finest ingredients known to nature. These products are crafted using generations of herbalist knowledge, combined with the highest expertise in modern skin care, enabling Eminence...