Essence for the Face


Juvederm & Botox

The #1 provider of BOTOX and dermal fillers in Rochester, MN
Rated top 6% in the nation by Allergen
5-time winner of “Rochester’s Best” Skin Clinic and Med Spa award
Exclusive provider of the Elase Anti-Aging Membership program
10 years + of experience
Thousands of clients happily treated!

Neurotoxins (Botox)

BOTOX® are purified proteins that are used to inhibit muscle movement in the face. By limiting the movement that creates the wrinkles, our skin is able to smooth itself out.
BOTOX® treatments consist of a few quick injections around the trouble area. Treatments are fast and almost painless.

Treatment suggestions:
Brow lift
Bunny lines
Oral commissures & chin
Platysmal bands (neck)
Treatment of hyperhidrosis (palms and underarms)
Treatment of migraines

Dermal Fillers

There are a wide variety of dermal filler products available. Each product has a unique molecular structure and is best suited for specific treatments. Our expert injectors have enough experience to know how to use each product to provide you the best possible treatment.

Treatment Suggestions:
The Liquid Lift (jaw sculpting, cheek augmentation, marionette and nasolabial correction)
Style Your Smile (lip augmentation with marionette line and nasolabial fold correction)
Lip augmentation
Cheek augmentation
Enhancing the temples or cheek hollows
Smile lines
Frown lines
Marionette lines (around the mouth)           

Scar correction


JUVEDERM VOLUMA® XC can be injected into the cheek to restore their natural suppleness. A fine needle targets the area to boost their volume and beautifully contour the face. In a matter of minutes, your skin is restored to a firm, plump state. Your face will be more defined and instantly appear more youthful. There’s zero downtime, and you can immediately continue on with your day.

JUVEDERM VOLUMA® XC is also the only hyaluronic acid filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area, and can last up to two years with optimal treatment. If you’re looking to plump cheeks that have sunken over time, this injectable is a quick, convenient approach to skin care.
If the skin on your face appears to be thin and sunken, low levels of hyaluronic acid could be to blame. Your body is comprised of a number of cells, and this substance naturally exists in between them, giving your skin a firm, youthful appearance. As you age, the substance gradually decreases, slowly depleting your face of moisture and volume. Combined with other factors, this can cause an increase in the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peeling uses a chemical solution in order to improve the skin’s appearance. It can reduce or eliminate fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth, correct uneven skin pigmentation, remove precancerous skin growths and soften acne or treat the scars caused by acne. The procedure can also treat wrinkles caused by sun damage and scarring, as well as skin blemishes common with age and heredity. Chemical peels can be performed on the face, neck, chest, hands, arms and legs.

Sun Damage & Age Spots

Here is a bright solution at Essence Skin Clinic for those who had too much sun exposure in their life.

As we age, our skin’s natural ability to fend off UV rays from the sun begins to deteriorate, and as a result, we see the development of age spots and sun damage. Essence Skin Clinic offers the most advanced and widest variety of BroadBand Light (BBL) Laser technology, also referred to as photo rejuvenation.

Using our BBL Laser System, our professionals can precisely treat age and sun spots, freckles, blotchiness, small facial veins, and many other skin conditions. Your treatment will be tailored to match your skin type and your desired results.

Your BBL Treatment at Essence Skin Clinic

Any area of your body can be treated. The most common areas are those that have had the most exposure to the damaging effects of sunlight including the face, neck, back of the hands, upper chest, and shoulders.

Each treatment takes approximately 20-30 minutes.

The pulses feel like a warm rubber band snapping against your skin. Some patients may experience mild discomfort, so a topical anesthetic cream can be applied 30-60 minutes prior to treatment.

Following each treatment, skin may appear red and flushed for up to 12 hours, and/or brown spots may become darker. Redness usually disappears within an hour, and brown spots fade over the course of 1-5 weeks.


Express Facial

Get your skin glowing and replenished in a matter of minutes. The express facial is designed to cleanse, balance and refresh all skin types.
30 minutes, $45.00

Express Facial with Microdermabrasion

Enjoy a deep exfoliation which helps to minimize fine lines, smooth out rough skin and aids in minimizing pore size through microdermabrasion. Facial also includes a deep cleanse, a skin firming treatment masque, toning and finished by hydrating the skin.
45 minutes, $155.00

Chocolate Facial

A treatment full of antioxidants to deliver anti-aging and skin-restorative benefits.
This facial has the perfect trio of cocoa, resveratrol and açaí berry to deliver superior refining anti-aging and skin restorative benefits while influencing collagen production.Indulge in this mask and boost the skin’s ability to heal and repair itself to see softer and younger skin.
$70.00 and up

European Facial

This treatment incorporates skin smoothing masques that will help brighten up any complexion. Includes a deep cleanse with an exfoliation scrub, a treatment masque, toning and finished by hydrating the skin.
$70.00 and up

Gentleman’s Facial

This facial treatment includes deep cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, massage, purifying mask and finished by hydrating the skin. This facial treatment will revitalize, refresh and improve your skin’s texture leaving it youthful and healthy.
$70.00 and up

Essence facials are customized to fit your needs. Our highly trained Estheticians will help you achieve your skin care goals, whether corrective, restorative or preventative.

Acne & Acne Scar Therapy

The effects of acne — both physical and emotional — can last much longer than your breakouts. Even after lesions have healed, they can leave behind permanent reminders.

Acne is a skin condition that affects up to 80% of people in their teens and twenties and up to 5% of older adults. While many people recover from acne without any permanent effects, some people are left with disfiguring acne scars.

Acne Phototherapy

A system that safely and effectively treats this problem in about one-third the time of oral or topical medication.

Blue Light Therapy clears acne safely and effectively with a series of concentrated pulses of light and heat. The Blue  wavelength activates endo-genic porphyrins under the skin and the red wavelength produces anti-inflammatory results. Within 8 acne treatments, 90% of patients see complete acne clearance.

What causes acne scarring?

Scar formation is a natural part of the healing process after injury. They are visible reminders of injury and tissue repair.

Various factors influence how your skin scars. Of course, the depth and size of the wound or incision and the location of the injury are going to impact the scar’s characteristics, but your age, heredity, even your sex or ethnicity, will all affect how your skin reacts.

The best way of treating acne scars is to start early and continue for as long as necessary. There are, however, a number of treatments available when suffering from scar formation.

There are several non-surgical treatment options that may be appropriate for your acne scars, which include topical creams, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and laser skin resurfacing. Call Essence today to get started on your personalized course of treatment.


What is Medical Micro-Needling?

For skin micro-needling, we use an electric skin needling device made especially for this purpose. The device is a pen shaped studded with 12 very fine needles. It is a medical device used in micro needling to break down old scar tissue and to stimulate skin cells to proliferate. This cell multiplication results in the formation of new tissue layers of elastin and collagen fibers as well as in new capillaries for an improved blood supply.

What conditions can be treated or improved with Medical Micro-Needling?

Mild to moderate acne scarring; any new or old scars
Fine lines and wrinkles;
Loose, lax skin;
Skin texture and pore size
Stretch marks

How does Medical Micro-Needling work?

The device slides along the skin, penetrating the upper layers of the skin to a depth of up to 2mm to create numerous tiny needle wounds. The procedure prompts the body to respond through the creation of new collagen and elastin fibers. In response to the stimulus, the skin plumps and thickens, reducing the appearance of scars, and fine lines and wrinkles.

What does the procedure involve?

The skin is cleaned and numbing cream may be applied to lessen discomfort. For better results we use a collagen-stimulating product like Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin-C serum or skin lightener for pigmentation during the procedure. A small handheld pen like device with a sterile, disposable tip with 12 tiny needles is then used to pierce the skin. Our needling pen’s multi-speed and adjustable needle depth allow needles to pierce the skin’s layer at 90 degrees and increase the absorption of products. After the treatment, soothing Vitamin-C serum or Hyaluronic acid are used to hydrate, heal and protect the skin.

What will I look like after the treatment?

Most people will experience redness and mild swelling in a similar way as mild sunburn for 24-48 hours and there may be minimal pinpoint bleeding and/or bruising. Within a week or two, you will notice that your skin is smoother and more radiant looking but the full effects won’t be seen until a few months later.

What is the down time after Medical Micro-Needling treatment?

The inflammatory reaction of the skin is extremely short and fades significantly within hours from redness to pinkish that may last for 12 to 48 hours. In order to reduce visible redness, we recommend hyaluronic acid after the procedure, and to protect the skin with zinc based sunblock. The use of mineral makeup is recommended after procedure.

What are the benefits of Medical Micro-Needling?

Dramatically increases the effectiveness and penetration of active ingredients in topical preparation
Stimulates circulation and collagen production
Medical grade titanium needles makes it non-allergenic to human tissue
Cost effective compared to other resurfacing procedures
Can be performed on all skin types, including ethnic skin
It can be used on all areas of the scalp, face, body including fragile skin like around eyes, mouth and neck

What effects does the Medical Micro-Needling have on the skin?

Improves skin texture and reduces the appearance of wrinkles
Stimulates tissue regeneration
disfiguring scars, especially acne scars can be improved as new collagen fibers elevate the depressed scar tissue with the periphery skin
Pore size reduction
Improves the appearance of stretch marks

Is Medical Micro-Needling painful?

Prior to the treatment, numbing cream can be applied to minimize pain that is felt during the procedure.

Can Microneedling be performed on any skin color?

Medical Micro-needling is safe to use on all skin types and all skin colors. There is no risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

How many treatments do I need and how often can Medical Micro Micro-Needling procedures be repeated?

Micro-needling can be safely repeated every 4-6 weeks until you achieve the desired results. For collagen induction we recommend to start with 3 treatments, but with a minimum separation time of 4 to 6 weeks between treatments. For scar reduction an average of 3 to 6 treatments are recommended. The number of treatments required will depend on how each individual responds to the treatments, and the extent of the damage at the beginning Micro-needling can be used on all skin parts of the body (neck, décolleté, arms, legs, etc). Most people will begin to see results after the very first appointment.

What should I avoid on my skin after treatment?

To ensure the right healing environment, for 2-3 days do not use AHA’s (glycolic Acid), retinol, acidic or “active” ingredients. Exposure to sun should also be avoided or zinc based sunblock should be used.

What are the side effects of the Medical Micro-Needling procedure?

There are virtually no negative side effects, and none have ever been reported in over 150,000 procedures performed worldwide.

What we offer


Essence Skin Clinic
25 2nd Street SW
Rochester, MN 55902
Phone: 507-285-5505
Fax: 507-285-1203
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