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Eliminate anxiety and make treatment a relaxing experience with our comfort options.

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We want you to enjoy every part of your experience at Twin Ports Dermatology, including your treatment. We offer a range of methods to ensure you feel comfortable and relaxed. Choosing your comfort methods puts you in control, making every visit a pleasant one. We want you to share any concerns or anxieties before your treatment so we can make sure to put your mind at ease. 

Comfort Menu Choices

No matter which procedure you choose, we strive to make it as comfortable as possible. Let us know which options you prefer (or any that you wish to avoid), and we will use your preferences to customize your treatment. 

RX Numbing Cream

Prescription-strength numbing cream can be applied to your skin before a procedure to numb the nerve endings that sense pain. You may still feel sensations, but they will feel dull and not uncomfortable. If you choose numbing cream, you will have to wait for it to take effect before your treatment starts. 


Many people find that aromatherapy helps them relax, eases anxiety, and decreases discomfort. We offer aromatherapy as a safe, all-natural option to use before and during treatment. We will work with you to choose your favorite oils and create a relaxed, peaceful setting. 


This system delivers a gas blend of 50% oxygen and 50% nitrous oxide, which is often used during dental procedures. Pro-Nox works quickly when inhaled, and you control your dosage at all times. Pro-Nox immediately makes you feel relaxed, calm, and comfortable. It wears off rapidly after treatment. 

Vibration Tool

Vibration can decrease sensations of discomfort with no drugs or side effects. A device transmits harmless vibrations into the surface layers of the skin. The vibrations “distract” the nerves, so they do not notice other sensations, such as an injection. 

Consultations Are Available Now

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Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for your personal situation by meeting with one of our knowledgeable medical staff at Twin Ports Dermatology for an in-person consultation.

Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

Will I Need Comfort Management?

Each person experiences pain differently. We provide our comfort menu to allow everyone to customize their own experience. During your consultation, we will discuss how much discomfort people typically experience with your procedure and which comfort methods we recommend. No one should ever feel ashamed about choosing comfort management. You gain no benefit from discomfort during your procedure, so why not feel as comfortable as possible?

Which Comfort Option is Right for Me?

Discomfort is a very individual experience, and we will discuss the pros and cons of each option to help you choose the best one for you. If you prefer a medication-free option, you might prefer aromatherapy or vibration. Numbing cream and Pro-Nox are very safe and have a minimal risk of side effects. However, we will not recommend these if you have had a reaction to them in the past. Our primary goal is to make sure that you feel comfortable and at ease for every moment of your visit with us. 


*individual results may vary


Take the First Step - Request A Consultation

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If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Twin Ports Dermatology will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our Duluth, MN office directly to schedule: 218-302-1000.

Twin Ports Dermatology serves the greater Duluth area. We’re the only locally owned private dermatology clinic & medspa in the area.

*Individual results may vary