Why Zel Skin & Laser Specialists
When you come to Zel Skin & Laser Specialists, you’re placing your trust in caring and experienced hands. Our advice to anyone seeking any type of skin care treatment is to choose wisely. We believe your skin is too important to leave to chance, therefore we don’t leave your care in the hands of undertrained staff, non-medical personnel or part-time contract providers.
We’re a dermatologist-owned, dermatologist directed skin care clinic lead by Dr. Brian Zelickson, one of the most recognized and respected dermatologists worldwide. We have two additional highly respected on-staff, board-certified dermatologists to also oversee your care. Our four full-time RNs and three full-time medical aestheticians have received specialized medical training to provide the best possible care for your skin.
Because we believe your skin deserves the best in care and nourishment, our treatments and procedures are backed by internal research. We’re focused on making sure a product or procedure we offer can improve your skin and its appearance. With more than 15 different types of lasers, we’ve invested more in laser treatment technology than any other clinic in the Twin Cities. We have over 80 treatment/procedure options and 75 skin care products so we can treat your unique skin care needs with the best possible results.
Our lifeline approach to caring for your skin includes treatments to prevent, correct, enhance, and maintain your best skin. With Preventative Treatments. we focus on protecting the integrity of the skin and diminish and/or delay the need for corrective treatments. Our Corrective Treatments focus on restoring damaged and aging skin. Skin Enhancing procedures focus on improving the appearance of your natural color, texture, and volume. And finally, Skin Maintenance procedures are focused on keeping your skin looking healthy for a lifetime.
Together we’ll help you achieve and maintain your skin’s best appearance with a comprehensive life-long approach to caring for your skin. You can look good and feel good too at Zel Skin and Laser Specialists.
To learn more about us, call or visit our facility. Then, set up a consultation to receive your Skin Care Protocol™ and discuss your skin concerns with our medical director, Dr. Brian Zelickson. and other members of our skilled staff .
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.
Richard E. Fitzpatrick, MD Director of Dermatology, La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre, Associate Clinical Professor, University of California at San Diego, Past President, American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery (2000–2001)
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.
Perry Robins, MD Professor Emeritus of Dermatology. New York University Medical Center
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.
Stephen J. Fanning President and CEO, Thermage, Inc.
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 .
Brian Biesman, MD Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon, Nashville, Tennessee President–elect, American Society of Lasers in Medicine and 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.
Jerry Puorro President, Candela Laser Corporation
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.
Paul Sowyrda President, Dermatology Development Corp.
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
Mark Lakernik, M. D. Director of Clinical Research, Syneron
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.
Nerea Landa, MD Director, Dermitek Clinic of Laser, Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery, Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain
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 cientifico honrado, brillante, creativo e innovador. Nunca deja de sorprenderte agradablemente.
Jose Aspiazu, MD Dermitek Clinic of Laser, Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery, Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain
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.
Ricardo Ruiz, MD Chairman, Dermatology of Clinica Ruber, Madrid, Spain Director, Clinica Dermatologica Internacional, Madrid, Spain
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.
Richard Barlow, MD Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer, St. John’s Institute of Dermatology, London, England President, British Cosmetic Dermatology Group
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.
Suzanne Kilmer, MD Board Certified Dermatologist, Past President, American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery (2004 – 2005)
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.
Eric F. Bernstein, MD Director, Laser Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology Centers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania
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.
Jay Burns, MD Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Past President, American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery (2006 – 2007)
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.
Jeffrey Dover, MD Director, SkinCare Physicians, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Yale University School of Medicine, Adjunct Professor of Medicine (Dermatology), Dartmouth Medical School
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.
Jerome Garden, MD Clinical Professor, Physicians Laser and Dermatology Institute, Chicago, Illinois