Where are you located?2023-04-12T10:06:27-05:00

Our Providers see our patients at 3 locations. Appointments for all locations are made by the Edina staff at 952-915-6000 extension 1.

Edina: Off of 66th Street – halfway between York and France
6525 Barrie Road
Edina, MN 55435

St. Francis Specialty Care Clinic
1515 St. Francis Avenue Suite 250
Shakopee, MN 55379

24 E Main St
Waconia, MN 55387



How are ADCI and AST (Advanced Skin Therapeutics) related?2016-02-01T20:48:55-06:00

ADCI is the medical clinic side of the practice and AST is the skin care product area. Both are located in the same building and work together to provide the most comprehensive skin care services. Dr. Briden serves as the Medical Director for both companies.

What types of medical insurance do you accept?2016-01-27T21:07:05-06:00

Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Institute accepts most of the medical insurance coverages offered today. If you have an unusual type of coverage or you aren’t sure who you may see for dermatology services, there is a customer service number on the back of your insurance card that you may call for assistance.

We accept cash, checks, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express for payment of co-pays.

What is a Physician Assistant?2023-04-12T10:33:57-05:00

The American Academy of Physician Assistants describes a physician assistant as a graduate of an accredited PA educational program which is authorized by the state to practice medicine. PAs are invaluable members of the health care team, ensuring the highest quality of care for patients in all medical settings.

To practice as a physician assistant, the PA must attend an accredited PA program. Prior to admission, the typical PA student has a bachelor’s degree and approximately 4 years of health care experience. After extensive class and lab instruction they complete more that 2,000 hours in clinical rotations.

They must then pass the national PA certification exam administered by the National Commission on Certification of PAs (NCCPA) which is open only to graduates of accredited PA programs. They must also be licensed by their state’s medical licensing board. They are certified by the Drug Enforcement Agency in Washington, DC to prescribe medication.

In their title, (PA-C) the “C” means certified.

Are you a specialty practice?2018-05-25T11:52:08-05:00

Yes! We specialize in all skin conditions from the top of your scalp to your toes! Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Institute was established by Dr. M. Elizabeth Briden in 1997 in response to the ever-changing medical care environment. She wanted to provide the most comprehensive dermatologic and therapeutic skin care services in a personalized and professional medical environment.

Do I need an appointment for a complimentary skin care consultation, Jane Iredale Mineral Make Up application or VISIA Complexion Analysis?2016-01-12T21:37:45-06:00

Please call 952.915.6000 option 5 to schedule an appointment. If you “walk in”, we appreciate your patience while we are assisting other customers.

How do I know which products to use?2018-10-30T14:57:26-05:00

We provide complimentary skin care consultations to customize a skin care regimen that is ideal for your skin type.

What is Advanced Skin Therapeutics loyalty program?2022-02-17T11:30:42-06:00

AST offers a Punch Card Program. One punch is given for each $60.00 purchase. When the card is filled, it is redeemable for a Glycolic Acid Chemical Peel at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Institute. It is a $100.00 value.

How can I contact Advanced Skin Therapeutics?2021-07-19T11:01:24-05:00

Advanced Skin Therapeutics
6525 Barrie Road
Edina, MN 55435
952.915.6000 option 5
Fax 952.915.6100

What hours is Advanced Skin Therapeutics open?2022-01-28T14:31:42-06:00

Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Does Advanced Skin Therapeutics ship products?2017-11-08T14:12:18-06:00

Yes, AST ships products nationally. Shipping is $7.25 regardless of the weight of the package.  Spend $150.00 or more and we will pick up the shipping charge.

What forms of payment does Advanced Skin Therapeutics take?2016-01-12T21:34:10-06:00

AST accepts cash, checks, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

What is Advanced Skin Therapeutics’ privacy policy?2016-01-12T21:33:34-06:00

AST does not sell or share any information.

What makes Advanced Skin Therapeutics products different from Drug Store and Department Store brands?2016-01-12T21:32:59-06:00

Physician exclusive skin care products contain the highest percent of active ingredients that reverse the signs of aging.

Where is Advanced Skin Therapeutics located?2021-07-19T10:59:23-05:00

6525 Barrie Road
Edina, MN 55435
One block north of the Southdale Shopping Center.
Two blocks east of M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital.