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Skincare Spotlight

Bellafill Before & After Picture

“I don’t want anyone to know”.


Women often tell us this when they come in for a consultation looking for a non-surgical lift. Our goal is to provide a natural looking result, not an overdone look you see quite frequently in the tabloids or on tv. We like to call it a refresher. You still look like “you” but refreshed, confident and with something different about you that your friends and family notice but can’t quite put their finger on it – just that you look good. 

We hear this story a lot actually and it is such a compliment and testament to a job well done. We recently held a Bellafill seminar. Bellafill is the newest filler on the market that lasts 5 years and grows your own collagen. The collagen structure it lays down is uniform to your own. It naturally creates volume in your dermis and stimulates circulation which improves your skin-tone. The new collagen growing changes your skin to thinking it’s younger and improves texture, pores, fine lines and wrinkles. 

Our Injector Jill Porter, injected a model during our seminar. Guests were able to watch how easy injections were and learn how and why Jill placed the Bellafill where she did. We recommend a Bellafill Kit for those looking for a natural look that will help fight gravity and help hold the face in place as we age. Placement is key with any filler, however there are areas where your dermis thins and fat pads spread apart and migrate downwards. This is where we like to create a framework with collagen for a longer lasting youthful look.

This picture of our model was taken immediately after injecting a Bellafill kit. She looks great! Stay tuned for more pictures as her collagen starts to grow and she continues to radiate youth and natural looks. 

Request a consultation with Jill, our Bellafill Injector and Certified Bellafill Trainer. 

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Treat Yourself to a Worry Free Service

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You may say….what what what is so exciting?? Let me tell you! One month ago I treated myself to Bellafill at Innovative Directions in Health!

That’s right! I treated MYSELF, and the whole experience was a TREAT! Here is why!

1) WORRY FREE! Jill administered the injections so beautifully. She is a true professional taking meticulous care of where the Bellafill should go, stepping back to study my face after each fill, and always being so very gentle with the tiniest needle I have ever seen. I felt like she was an artist at work! Worry free on my part!

2) IMMEDIATE RESULTS! I went to lunch with friends right after my appointment and they all mentioned how wonderful I looked! When I told them I just came from and hour of tiny injections they simply couldn’t believe it. When I told them that Bellafill keeps working for 5 years, and my own collagen will start to take over and work more on it’s own…they all wanted to call for appointments. And they did!

3) LONG LASTING RESULTS! Everyday when I look in the mirror, I am still thrilled with the results. My eyes are lifted, my skin is soft and clear, and I can’t believe it will continue to get even better.

TREAT yourself. You will be as thrilled as I am!!!


Susie Ries

Contact Jill for more information about Bellafill, our free seminars or to schedule a complimentary consultation Simply fill out our contact form or give Jill a call at (952)922-2345. 

New Solution for Wrinkles around the Mouth

Lips lines have always been challenging to injectors. Prior to Bellafill, the fillers I used to treat the lip lines around the mouth were hyaluronic acid fillers; Juvederm, Restylane, Belatero, etc. Hyaluronic fillers plump up an area and attract water to the surface of skin often creating a swollen look. After 6-9 months the hyaluronic acid goes away and the lines return to what they looked like before the filler.

By injecting Bellafill, the body is growing collagen in the area around the lips with results lasting 5 years. We are seeing beautiful, natural looking results without any puffiness by filling in the wrinkles with collagen.

The photo below was taken 2 months after a Bellafill treatment for vertical lip lines. Collagen stimulation takes about 3 weeks and continues to improve filling in the lines and smoothing out texture with the new collagen laid down. Unlike a hyaluronic filler, after the 5 years of Bellafill results do not go back to baseline. The new collagen production and renewed skin-tone is yours to keep!

~ Jill, Injection Specialist & Bellafill Trainer at Innovative Directions in Health


If you would like to learn more about all of the different options available for smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles and youthful aging, contact us! Our Nurse Jill Porter, is an expert in this area in and is one of the top injectors in Minnesota. 

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Jill is Minnesota’s Bellafill Trainer

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Innovative Directions in Health is proud to announce our Nurse Injector, Jill Porter is now a National Trainer for Bellafill!


Because of her extensive experience with cosmetic injectables, Jill has been selected to train other providers about the indications and techniques used with this premium product!





Bellafill Background

Bellafill is breaking ground with collagen stimulation lasting 5 years! Bellafill has become the dermal filler of choice because it stimulates and creates your own collagen production resulting in a refreshed and natural look. We recommend Bellafill to patients who want to correct facial wrinkles, treat acne scarring and create an anti-gravity facial framework. Because Bellafill is permanent dermal filler, the manufacturer takes care to select only providers that they deem capable of administering this product.

How It Works

Bellafill contains collagen and small synthetic microspheres. The microspheres create a structure under the skin. Collagen fills the structure, adding volume to the skin and correcting lines and wrinkles. The microspheres in Bellafill are not absorbed by the body, so the body’s collagen is provided with a permanent structure to support the skin.  

What to Expect

Treatment with Bellafill is very similar to treatment with other injectable fillers. There is a skin test that is done prior to injections to identify those patients who may have an allergy to bovine collagen or lidocaine. Lidocaine is provided to minimize discomfort during injection. Upon injection, you will usually see immediate improvement to lines and wrinkles. The amount of Bellafill required will depend on the severity of the lines/wrinkles being addressed. A follow up visit will be scheduled to monitor the results of the collagen growth you experience. Results continue to improve with time as your own collagen growth is being stimulated.


When you are ready to experience results that stay and are natural looking, Bellafill is the choice. 

Reach out to Jill for more information at nurse@idinhealth.com or call for a consultation at (952) 922-2345.

Fill out this form to be notified of the next Bellafill seminar.


Jill Porter, Bellafill Injector Certificate


KARE 11 Interview

Jill with Belinda

Jill Porter, our RN / Injection Specialist has been injecting Botox and Fillers for over 10 years. Jill was invited to the KARE 11 TV studios to talk with Belinda Jensen about a few game changing beauty products that hit the market in 2015.

These three treatments have Jill really excited about the way Aesthetic Treatments are headed:

  • Bellafill – the only FDA approved 5 Year filler. It is unlike any other filler as it creates your own collagen resulting in long lasting natural results and ongoing skin tone and volume improvement.
  • Radiesse – the only FDA filler indicated for Hands. We all know that the face is the #1 indicator of age, but the hands come in second for giving away a person’s age. Radiesse can restore lost volume in the back of the hands making them appear more youthful by diminishing the appearance of prominent bones, ligaments and veins and tightening crepey skin.
  • Micro-Needling – a very popular non-invasive treatment for those expecting results. The treatment uses very small needles to renew skin-tone, shrink pores, improve scarring and revitalize skin. We have had beautiful results on acne scarring.

Watch the KARE 11 video clip.

If you would like more information about these and other beauty treatments, Jill can be reached at (952) 922-2345 or email nurse@idinhealth.com. Complimentary Consultations are available.

KARE 11 event specials will be honored through February 29, 2016, please visit our Specials page.

Limited Time – DOUBLE Your Rewards!

During this limited time event, Innovative Directions in Health will issue you DOUBLE points when you receive a BOTOX, Juvederm, and/or Voluma treatment from us!


Your opportunity to earn double Brilliant Distinctions points from qualifying treatments ends December 18, 2015. Act fast to stack up your savings! The chart below will show you how much you can save on each treatment. 

For more information about the Free Brilliant Distinctions Program or to sign up, click here.

Call (952)922-2345 to schedule with Jill or Sarah and be Holiday Ready! 

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The Next Big Thing!

dermapenWe are very excited to offer Micro-Needling to our patients. This treatment addresses so many skincare concerns that our patients share with us every day.


Introducing Micro-Needling

Micro-needling therapy is a minimally invasive skin-rejuvenation procedure that involves the use of a device that contains a disposable head with fine needles. The needles are used to puncture the skin to create a controlled skin injury at a customized depth to achieve the best result. Each puncture creates a channel that triggers the body to fill these microscopic wounds by producing new collagen and elastin. Through the process there is improvement in skin texture and firmness, as well as reduction in scars, pore size, vertical lip lines and stretch marks.

Can Micro-Needling really make my skin look better?

Micro-needling has become very popular because patients are impressed with the awesome results and with how easy it is. Micro-needling works by using your body’s own healing response and collagen producing cells to correct acne scars, enlarged pores and rough skin texture. It improves the appearance and smoothness of your skin by doing the following:

  • Turning on the natural healing response of your skin to correct the damage caused by sun, acne or aging
  • Creating micro-channels to allow medical grade skin care products to penetrate the deeper layers of skin
  • Stimulating collagen producing cells to produce new collagen in your skin to correct fine lines and scars

What are the treatments like?

Treatments are comfortable, safe and affordable plus there is little-to-no downtime! A topical skin numbing cream is included with your treatment so there is little discomfort. Our patients typically leave the office with a slight redness to their face as if they had a sunburn. Within 1-3 days this redness will subside. At this point the skin is glowing and has a youthful, smooth, refreshed look to the surface and new collagen cells are being stimulated to produce healthy cells.

An after-care skincare kit customized to your needs will be recommended after your treatment. This kit will include all of the products you need to get an excellent result from your micro-needling treatment. Treatments can be purchased individually or in packages depending on the conditions that you want to improve.

As always, cosmetic procedures and skincare consultations are complimentary. Schedule yours now.


Introducing Bellafill

Bellafill-5-yrs-canadaBeauty that Lasts


Bellafill is a unique, injectable filler with microspheres of collagen that can instantly smooth facial wrinkles for beautiful, natural-looking correction that lasts. It improves your own collagen production for five years!

A distinguished Plastic Surgeons from New York who helped develop Bellafill came to our office for one on one training with me. He has been using Bellafill for quite a while and stated the results of collagen production can even last up to 7 years. Our office has seen amazing results from Bellafill, I am so excited to be working with this incredible product!

We had a terrific turn-out for our educational event last month! If you were unable to attend we will be hosting an informational luncheon in November. I am just getting a list of attendees started so if you would like to be included. please send me an email at nurse@idinhealth.com and I will notify you of the details.

I am in the office Monday through Thursday from 8:30 – 4pm. Stop by! I would be happy to show you some amazing before and after photos!

Jill Porter, Injection Specialist