3 Popular Non-Surgical Cosmetic Treatments

Summer is almost here and everyone wants to look their best when it comes time to hit the lakes. In this article, we are going to outline 3 categories of non-surgical treatment options we provide to patients.

Clean Start Medical Weight Loss

The Clean Start Weight Loss program is a medically supervised program designed to eliminate the body’s fat deposits, particularly targeting the abdomen, buttocks, upper thighs, neck and face. With the combination of a strict whole foods diet and hCG for fat loss injections, you will see the weight melt off your body. As with most very low calorie diets, you will mainly lose water and muscle, not fat. However, with the Clean Start hCG Weight Loss program, you will not only lose fat, but often those annoying cravings. To help metabolize the fat out of your body quickly, you will also receive bi-weekly Fat Burning and Vitamin injections.


  • Facial Fillers. Facial fillers are injectable treatments designed to enhance your appearance and restore the skin’s vitality. These formulations can be customized to the unique needs of each patient, with options for smoothing away wrinkles, restoring facial volume, and enhancing facial contours.
  • Botox. Botox is an injectable treatment that is used to smooth away certain types of wrinkles in the facial area. The solution contains trace amounts of the botulinum toxin, which effectively relaxes facial muscles.


CoolSculpting is an FDA-cleared, non-invasive fat-reduction procedure that uses a patented freezing technique to rid unwanted fat from the body — the fat that diet and exercise alone haven’t helped you lose. The CoolSculpting procedure targets fat cells and delivers controlled amounts of cooling to those cells to freeze them, leaving adjacent cells unaffected. The frozen fat cells die, and your body will naturally eliminate them from your body.

Dr. Daniel Schneider – Facial Plastic Surgeon

Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic offers a wide array of both surgical and non-surgical treatment options. Whether you’re looking for a full facelift or some minor facial fillers, we’ve got you covered. Dr. Daniel Schneider has years of experience working as a board-certified plastic surgeon. Contact us today to learn more about our cosmetic services and how we can help you achieve your cosmetic goals. Our main office is located in St. Paul, but we provide care to patients throughout the Twin Cities metro area!

Jessica’s Journey with Clean Start Weight Loss, Part 6

Note: this is part 5 of an ongoing guest blog series by Jessica Joyce, documenting her preparations on the road to the 2019 Mrs. MN America Pageant. Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.

Hi! I’m back to talk about clean eating, fitness, and pageant preparations. This Saturday I will be taking the stage to compete for the title of Mrs. Minnesota America and am in final push mode!

The past few months have been transformative. I have gained knowledge and acquired skills that have helped me become the best version of myself. I have been able to tap into my passion for nutrition and fitness and have loved documenting my journey!

Clean Start and Fitness

The past month with Clean Start I have been following a carb cycle of two low carb days, one high carb day, repeat. I have been able to maintain my weight and body fat goals this way. I find it easy to adjust my macros when needed by continuing to keep a detailed food journal. My calorie intake has been between 2200-2500 calories. I find my weight consistently correlates to my body fat percentage which is why I am a firm believer in using the scale for daily progress checks. This week I will tighten up my calories and carbs in order to bring my best swim suit body to the stage!

Being consistent with my workouts has played a vital role in my maintenance phase. Lifting weights elevates my metabolism and gives me the toned look I am shooting for. My go to cardio is still the stepper. I must spend a lot of time stepping because I have been nicknamed “Stepper Girl”.  While this competition requires more than looking good in a swimsuit; I believe a fit body represents discipline, vitality, and health!

Professional Skin Care

Let’s talk skin care now! I am always on the lookout for the best skin care products and have tried many over the years. Botox has been amazing for preventive care and reducing fine lines on my forehead! I have certainly enjoyed waking up with a fresh, well rested face. The correct daily skin care regimen is important to achieve optimal skin health and is also a great way to maintain and enhance the effects of my Botox. The past month I have been using PCA Skin CareTM, carried at Riverview Facial Plastic Surgery. PCA Skin CareTM products have a greater amount of active ingredients than over the counter skin care which helps to improve facial skin tone and texture. These active ingredients stimulate your body’s natural collagen production creating younger looking skin. I have enjoyed using PCA Skin CareTM. I am noticing a smoother look and feel to my skin! I will keep up with this skin care regimen and look forward to trying out different PCA products!

I have had fun learning more about the exciting enhancements offered at Riverview Facial Plastic Surgery! Thank you, Dr. Schneider and Amy, for supporting me through this journey. Clean Start progress checks have helped me immensely and held me accountable. I feel confident, calm, and prepared as I go into my pageant weekend. I would highly recommend Dr. Schneider and his team at Riverview to help you reach any beauty or health goal!

I will be back to let you know how it goes this weekend! Wish me luck!!

How to Find a New Doctor if you’re Unsatisfied with your Care

Not all doctors are created equal. Every physician has his or her own personality and approach to treatment, and finding the right fit is essential to a good doctor-patient relationship. But what if you find that you and your physician are incompatible? In this article we will talk about what to do if you are unsatisfied with your current physician.

When Doctors and Patients Butt Heads

There are several reasons why a patient may not get along with a physician. Here are a few possible scenarios:

  • The patient disagrees with the physician on a treatment recommendation.
  • The doctor “pushes” a treatment on the patient that they don’t want.
  • The doctor’s personality does not mesh well with the patient’s.

These are just a few of the many reasons why a doctor and patient may not get along. Sometimes these issues can be resolved through frank communication. But other times, there is nothing to be done but move on.

How to Find a New Provider

If you find yourself at an impasse and simply cannot continue visiting your current physician, it’s time to make a change. Simply explain the situation to your physician and tell them that you will be seeing another doctor. Once that’s taken care of, the next step is finding a new physician that will be a good fit for you. Take to the web and do some research on doctors in your area. See how other patients rate them. You can also ask your friends and family members to see if they have anyone they could recommend. Once you find a doctor, make an appointment with them and explain your situation so that you can avoid repeating history.