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Michael C. Fasching, M.D.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon



SkinCeuticals Specialists – Dr. Michael Fasching & Sandra Holm

When it comes to scientific proof behind skincare technology, SkinCeuticals set the standard in the cosmeceutical industry.

Dr. Michael Fasching is proud to be regarded as one of the more accomplished cosmetic surgeons patients turn to for sophisticated facial rejuvenation procedures. In addition to surgical treatments, he offers non-surgical procedures. At Dr. Fasching’s Minneapolis, MN offices, patients can also purchase SkinCeuticals and Glo-Minerals makeup.

If you have any further questions, call us at (763) 577-7500.

Why Dr. Fasching and Dermatologists Around the Globe Choose SkinCeuticals

Few companies, dedicate as much time, research, and effort into their skincare products as SkinCeuticals. Over the last two decades, SkinCeuticals consistently deliver clinically validated effective formulas to help a range of skincare issues from wrinkles, to sun protection, and far more.

Their rigorous clinical testing provides consumers unparalleled product quality. Without their patented scientific innovations, we would not see any of the cosmeceuticals widely used today.

Indeed, SkinCeuticals created the first clinically proven topical vitamin C formulation. Today, they continue to push the boundaries of science and cosmetics to provide evidence-based, top-quality products.

SkinCeuticals products are manufactured in state-of-the-art facilities consistently recognized for exceeding industry benchmarks. What’s more, each of their products is formulated with the finest, most effective, highest-quality ingredients.

Dr. Fasching is proud to offer their gold-standard line of skincare products in his office, and he’s not alone. Dermatologists and physicians around the globe rank SkinCeuticals amongst their favorite products year after year.

Advanced Skincare Backed by Science

Defined by research and innovation, each SkinCeuticals product exemplifies their commitment to science and proven outcomes, establishing them as a leader in advanced skincare.

Since their founding after a revolutionary discovery that has changed the face of the skincare market, SkinCeuticals have continued to pioneer next-generation products.

Users are guaranteed to optimize the health and beauty of their skin.

Clinically Tested, Quality Controlled

SkinCeuticals products also offer unparalleled safety standards. Every product passes through stringent quality and skin-tolerance testing.

Going above and beyond competitors, SkinCeuticals frequently tests in multiple countries and on multi-ethnic panels—ensuring benefits for every skin type and tone.

To further ensure quality, their testing facilities utilize both third-party laboratories and dermatologist research organizations. The SkinCeuticals team are some of the best and brightest members of the medical and scientific community.

These pioneers of cosmeceutical products have published over 200 scientific articles on topical vitamin C, antioxidants, collagen synthesis, and photodamage in peer-reviewed dermatology journals.

Revolutionary from the Outset—SkinCeuticals Medical Origins and Patented Innovations

Founded by Dr. Sheldon Pinnell, one of the most influential cosmetic scientists of our time, SkinCeuticals have been pushing boundaries from the beginning.

Dr. Pinell, who passed away in 2013, was an award-winning skincare chemist, professor, dermatologist dedicated to skin science and a quest for knowledge.

He received his Medical Degree from Yale University, conducted his medical internship and residency at the University Of Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and completed his dermatology training at Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Pinnell found his passion for collagen chemistry at both the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland and the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry in Munich, Germany. He went on to be a distinguished member of the Duke University Medical School faculty for almost 40 years. For ten of these, he served as Chief of Dermatology at Duke University Medical Center.

Over the past three decades, his skin science research garnered him ten patents.

His best-known: the Duke Antioxidant patent changed the formulation standards of Vitamin C serums across the dermatological community. He followed this with three more related patents for SkinCeuticals signature Skin Firming Cream and Eye Cream, SkinCeuticals C+E skincare products, and SkinCeuticals phloretin skincare products.

SkinCeuticals offers its customers the medical advances of both Dr. Pinnell’s work and that of their entire award-winning team.

Antioxidant Skincare

SkinCeuticals products are the global authority on Antioxidant skincare. When properly formulated, topical antioxidants have been shown to neutralize skin-damaging free radicals and improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and discoloration.

But what exactly are antioxidants? How do they work and what benefits do they have for skincare?

What are Antioxidants?

An antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits the oxidation of other molecules.

Oxidation happens when molecules lose electrons, causing damage.

There are five types of antioxidants found naturally in the body: glutathione, ubiquinone, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E), and alpha-lipoic acid. These protect you against cellular damage.

Of these five, only vitamins C and E have been proven to successfully get into the skin and offer their powerful chemical functions to aid in cosmetic concerns.

Though, in recent years some plant antioxidants have been discovered and also work in the skin.

What are Free Radicals?

Generated by UV rays, pollution, and various lifestyle factors like consumption of alcohol and cigarette smoke: free radicals are unstable and highly reactive molecules with unpaired electrons.

Over time, they damage the skin and lead to visible signs of accelerated aging like wrinkles, fine lines, laxity, discoloration, and in some cases, skin cancer.

Though sunscreen acts as a first line of defense from UVA and UVB rays—even with daily SPF application, you are only protected from up to 55% of free radicals*.

That’s where topical antioxidants come in. Vitamin C and E neutralize free radicals and protect against UV damage.

By incorporating a topical antioxidant and sunscreen into your daily skincare regimen, you gain complete protection from environmental damage.

*Haywood, R., et al., J Invest Dermatol 2006;121:862-868

What Sets SkinCeuticals Apart?

SkinCeuticals products are set apart due to their top quality and formulation practices.

To be effective in protecting the skin, topical vitamin C antioxidants must be properly formulated.

Using the highest-quality form of vitamin C, a proper concentration, and meticulously balanced pH, SkinCeuticals offers clear results: neutralization of free radicals caused by solar radiation and environmental factors while correcting, protecting, and improving the overall appearance of your skin.

What Ingredients Are in SkinCeuticals? Are Their Products Cruelty-Free?

Depending on the product, SkinCeuticals contain botanical extracts and commonly used skincare mainstays like retinol (for tackling fine lines and wrinkles), hyaluronic acid (which holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water).

Their Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight contains glycolic acid derived from sugarcane, used to dissolve dead skin cells. This leaves you looking fresher, smoother, and younger.

The Antioxidant Lip Repair, a daily moisturizing treatment, utilizes hydrators including hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, and plant-based allantoin.

The Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 cream contains a blend of rosemary, lavender, and mint oil for cooling alongside moisturizing ceramides.

As L’Oréal owns SkinCeuticals, they “[do] not test any products or any ingredients on animals and have been at the forefront of alternative methods for over 30 years.”

Exclusive Clinically Proven Skincare Available Through Physicians

To determine if you are a good candidate for SkinCeuticals, please contact Dr. Fasching at (763) 577-7500 or online to schedule a consultation.

Dr. Michael Fasching offers St. Paul / Minneapolis facial rejuvenation patients a range of non-surgical cosmetic procedures, including Neocutis. He is also recognized as a leading Minneapolis Glo-Minerals makeup and Latisse provider.