Dermatology in Thief River Falls, Minnesota

At Fargo Center for Dermatology, we offer a wide range of medical and aesthetic dermatology services with customized treatment plans. Our office is located just a couple hours away from Thief River Falls, MN, and many patients find that the trip is worth it for high-quality treatments offered by board-certified dermatologist Dr. Ness and her team.

Facial Treatments 

Patients seeking facial treatments in Thief River Falls, MN, can benefit from rejuvenating treatments like HydraFacial, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, dermaplaning, and customized facials. At your consultation with Dr. Ness, your skin will be assessed and a treatment plan will be created based on your individual concerns and treatment goals.

Acne, eczema, cysts, keloids, leg veins, milia, and melasma are just a few of the skin conditions we treat. Depending on the condition and its severity, treatment may include laser and light therapy, topical medications, corticosteroid injections, or surgical removal for large cysts and undesired skin tags.

Cosmetic Injectables 

We offer various cosmetic injectables, including neurotoxins like Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport, dermal fillers, and specialized injectables like Kybella and PRP. Neurotoxins are a great option for fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, forehead, and nose. Botox can even be used to treat hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) in the armpits or on the hands and feet.

Dermal fillers and Sculptra, a long-lasting filler that stimulates collagen, are used to fill in deeper wrinkles and facial folds or add volume and definition to various areas of the face. Kybella is an injectable specifically designed for fat reduction and is most commonly used to eliminate stubborn double chins. PRP (platelet-rich plasma) can be used to rejuvenate healthy, glowing skin but its regenerative and healing properties are also beneficial for wound healing around surgical incision sites.

Aesthetic Laser Treatments 

At Fargo Center for Dermatology, we rely on the latest technology for safe and effective laser treatments. Some of our most popular laser and light treatments include the Fractionated CO2 Resurfacing Laser, IPL Photofacial, Blu-U® Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy, Xtrac® Excimer Laser, and more. Lasers are used for a variety of treatments, including hair removal, stretch marks, scars, leg veins, skin laxity, rough skin texture, hyperpigmentation, and rosacea.


Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a popular non-surgical alternative to facelift or neck lift surgery. Collagen is a protein in the skin that gives it elasticity and a firm texture. Natural aging causes collagen production to gradually slow down, leading to loose skin, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone and texture. Microneedling devices create tiny wounds on the skin’s surface to stimulate the body’s healing process and encourage new collagen production. We offer three different types of microneedling in Thief River Falls, MN: Skinpen® Microneedling, Vivace® Microneedling, and Microneedling Booster: PRP Injections.

Body Contouring 

Patients who want to eliminate stubborn fat and achieve a more toned appearance can benefit from body contouring treatments in Thief River Falls, MN. Along with Kybella, we offer CoolSculpting for fat reduction and CoolTone to build and strengthen muscle. Both devices can be used on the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs. CoolSculpting can also be used to improve the look of back rolls, a double chin, and excess fat on the upper arms.

Hair Treatments

We offer hair treatments for alopecia (hair loss) and folliculitis (infection around the hair follicles). Alopecia can be treated with corticosteroids, topical medications, or Revian Red LED Therapy. Folliculitis can sometimes be treated at home and with over-the-counter medications but if symptoms do not improve, Dr. Ness can prescribe antibiotics or antiviral medication. A few ways to prevent folliculitis are to use clean razors, clean towels, and avoid wearing tight clothing.

About Thief River Falls, MN

Thief River Falls is a little more than 100 miles from Fargo, ND, and is home to about 8,600 people. The small city has earned its name from the rapids and waterfalls at the junction of the Red Lake River and the Thief River. It is a major agricultural area and the city where the Arctic Cat snowmobile manufacturer was founded.



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