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Meet Our Gentle Chemical Peels at Ashley McFarland Aesthetics

The winter season, often characterized by its harsh weather and cozy nights, is also an opportune time to focus on self-care, particularly skin care. At Ashley McFarland Aesthetics, we believe in embracing the unique benefits this season offers for skin treatments. That’s why we are excited to showcase our two lightest chemical peel treatments – the “Bright and Tight” and “Glow and Go” – your perfect companions for this winter’s skin rejuvenation journey, especially if you are new to all things chemical peels.

Why Winter for Skin Treatments?

Winter’s cooler, less humid climate can often leave skin feeling dry and dull. However, it’s also the season when your skin is least exposed to harsh sunlight, making it the ideal time for gentle yet effective skin treatments like chemical peels. Reduced UV exposure during winter helps minimize potential side effects and enhances the healing process post-treatment.

Deep Dive into Our Winter Skin Treatments:

  1. Bright and Tight Skin Treatment:
    • Details: This luxurious treatment combines a Vitalize peel with dermaplane, a duo that works in harmony to exfoliate and renew the skin.
    • Cost: At $225 per treatment, or a series of six for $1,220, it’s an investment in lasting skin health and radiance.
    • Benefits: Designed to target and reduce signs of aging, uneven skin texture, and dullness, the Bright and Tight treatment leaves your skin looking firmer and more luminous.
  2. Glow and Go Skin Treatment:
    • Details: This treatment includes an Illuminize peel along with dermaplane, offering a gentler but equally rewarding experience.
    • Cost: Priced at $185 per session, or $1,025 for a series of six, it offers an accessible path to glowing skin.
    • Benefits: It’s the perfect choice for those seeking a quick skin refresh, focusing on enhancing natural radiance and smoothing minor imperfections.

The Science Behind Our Lightest Chemical Peels:

Chemical peels, often misunderstood, are a cornerstone of aesthetic skincare. Our “Bright and Tight” and “Glow and Go” treatments use a blend of gentle acids and skin-soothing ingredients. These peels work by gently removing the outer layer of dead skin, revealing smoother, healthier skin beneath. The inclusion of dermaplane further enhances this process by physically exfoliating the skin, removing peach fuzz, and allowing deeper penetration of the peel.

Why Choose Ashley McFarland Aesthetics?

At Ashley McFarland Aesthetics, we’re committed to providing personalized care with each treatment. Our experienced aestheticians tailor each session to your skin’s unique needs, ensuring optimal results with minimal discomfort. We believe in not just treating the skin but educating our clients on maintaining their results with proper skincare routines.

Don’t let the winter season pass without giving your skin the attention it deserves. Our “Bright and Tight” and “Glow and Go” treatments at Ashley McFarland Aesthetics are here to transform your skin care routine, offering a path to rejuvenated, radiant skin that lasts well beyond the colder months.

Elevate your winter skin care today! Call/text us at 615-663-0072 or visit our website to learn more and book your session. Let’s make this winter the season of glowing, healthy skin.

Skin Club Memberships at Ashley McFarland Aesthetics in 2024

Elevate Your Skin Health Routine Beyond Botox with Ashley McFarland Aesthetics Memberships

As we embrace the new year, it’s the perfect time to redefine our approach to beauty and self-care. At Ashley McFarland Aesthetics, we believe that true youthfulness radiates from consistent, personalized care, not just quick fixes. This year let’s move beyond Botox and explore comprehensive, nurturing routines that honor the beauty in taking care of ourselves. Discover our exclusive membership programs, each designed to celebrate and cater to your unique anti-aging journey.

These memberships aren’t just about pampering (though that’s a significant part!); they’re about committing to a journey of personal care, where consistency and customization leads to visible, lasting results. Let’s explore why a Skin Club Membership is a pivotal step towards achieving and maintaining the skin health you’ve always dreamed of.

Why Skin Club Memberships Matter

Consistency is Key: One of the fundamental principles of effective skincare is consistency. Regular, scheduled treatments ensure that your skin receives the care it needs to look its best, adapting to its changing needs throughout the year.

Tailored to You: Everyone’s skin is unique, with its own set of challenges and needs. Our memberships offer personalized care that addresses your specific skin concerns, ensuring treatments are as effective as they are enjoyable.

Beyond the Surface: Our approach goes beyond addressing surface-level concerns. We focus on the health of your skin, using treatments that not only improve its appearance but also its overall health and resilience.

Cost-Effective: By committing to a membership, you’re investing in your skin’s future. Memberships are designed to be more cost-effective than individual treatments, offering exclusive discounts and added benefits.

Expert Care at Your Fingertips: Our team of skincare professionals is dedicated to your journey. With regular appointments, you’ll build a relationship with experts who understand your skin and can guide you towards the best treatments and products.

The Power of Personalized Skincare Journeys

Each membership we offer at Ashley McFarland Aesthetics is a testament to our belief in personalized, consistent care. Whether you’re combating the signs of aging, seeking a radiant glow, tackling acne, or nurturing your hair, our memberships provide a structured, yet flexible path to achieving your goals. It’s not just about the immediate results after each treatment; it’s about the cumulative effect of regular, targeted care that makes a real difference.

How Our Memberships Work

Anti-Aging Membership: Timeless Beauty Unveiled

Price: $369/month

Embark on a journey of ageless elegance with our Anti-Aging Membership. This comprehensive package is your ally in defying time, offering:

  • PRP Microneedling & Precision Peels: Rediscover youthful skin with treatments that rejuvenate and repair.
  • Diverse Facial Treatments: Choose from Hydrafacial, Glo2facial, and Diamond Glow for tailored skin pampering.
  • Regular Dermaplane Treatments: Gently exfoliate and renew your skin each month.
  • Exclusive Skincare Discounts: 15% off all year to support your skincare regimen.
  • Exclusive Laser & Microneedling Discounts: Fraxel, Advalight laser and Vivace at a discounted rate by being a member.

Glow Up Membership: Consistent Care for Radiant Skin

Price: $109/month

Consistency is key in skincare, and our Glow Up Membership ensures your skin is always at its best. This plan includes:

  • Monthly Facial: Receive an express Dermaplane facial once a month.
  • LED Light Therapy & Masks: Enhance your glow with these modern skincare marvels.
  • 15% Off Skincare Products: Continue your care at home with premium products.
  • Exclusive Discounts: Want to upgrade? You’ll receive discount upgrade options for Microneedling, Chemical Peels, Laser treatments and more.

Acne Membership: Clear Skin Journey

Price: $125/month

Address acne with a focused, consistent approach. Our Acne Membership is designed to provide ongoing support and treatments:

  • Targeted Facial Treatments: Deep cleansing facials with extractions to maintain clear skin.
  • Chemical Peels & LED Therapy: Combat acne scars and promote healing.
  • Year-Round Skincare Discounts: Keep your regime strong with 15% off our skincare range.

Hair Club Membership: Luxurious Locks All Year Round

Price: $399/month

Your hair deserves as much attention as your skin. Our Hair Club Membership offers:

  • Bi-Monthly Hair Restoration Injections: Strengthen and rejuvenate your hair growth with PRP injections.
  • Complete Hair Care Kit: Including Nutrafol vitamins and premium hair products for holistic care for one year.

We’ll leave you with this…

In 2024, let’s redefine our approach to beauty and wellness. Ashley McFarland Aesthetics is more than just a skincare provider; we are your partners in a journey towards lasting beauty and skin health. Our Skin Club Memberships are your gateway to this journey, offering a sustainable, effective, and personalized way to take care of your skin and hair throughout the year.

Begin your journey to impeccable skin and hair health. Reach out to us at Ashley McFarland Aesthetics and let’s embark on this transformative journey together. 

Fraxel Laser Treatment: Unlocking the Secret to Ageless Skin at Ashley McFarland Aesthetics

Welcome to the world of cutting-edge skincare at Ashley McFarland Aesthetics, where we blend the art of beauty with the precision of science. We’re excited to share with you the transformative power of Fraxel Laser Treatment, a revolutionary approach to skin rejuvenation, and our exclusive promotional offer that makes this journey to flawless skin even more accessible.

What is Fraxel Laser Treatment?

Fraxel is a form of fractional laser therapy, a non-invasive treatment that targets aging and damaged skin by creating microscopic “wounds” within the targeted areas well beneath the skin’s outermost layer. This process stimulates the body’s natural healing process, leading to the production of collagen and new, healthy skin cells.

The Science Behind the Magic

  • Precision: Fraxel targets only a fraction of skin at a time, leaving the surrounding area untouched, which promotes rapid healing.
  • Collagen Induction: By stimulating the body’s natural collagen production, Fraxel helps in tightening the skin and improving its elasticity.
  • Versatility: Effective on face, neck, and chest, Fraxel is a versatile solution to address various skin concerns.

The Fraxel Experience: What to Expect

  • Consultation: Your journey begins with a personalized consultation, where we assess your skin and discuss your goals.
  • Treatment Sessions: The number of sessions varies based on individual needs, but most clients see significant improvements in as few as 1-3 sessions.
  • Comfort and Care: We ensure the utmost comfort and care during the treatment. While some clients report a sensation akin to a sunburn post-treatment, this subsides quickly.
  • Post-Treatment Care: We provide comprehensive aftercare instructions to ensure optimal healing and results.

Our Limited-Time Fraxel Promotion

To make this transformative treatment even more enticing, Ashley McFarland Aesthetics is delighted to offer a special promotion:

  • The Offer: Purchase a single session of Fraxel for the face, neck, and chest at a promotional price of $1,750.
  • Bonus: Receive complimentary AM Skin Collection’s Neck Renewal with your treatment, enhancing and maintaining your post-Fraxel glow – a value of $120, yours free!

Why AM Skin Collection’s Neck Renewal?

The first retexturing balm emulated for the delicate neck area containing the gentle retinoid ester Hydroxypinacolone retinoate. Neck Renewal is fortified with emollients, anti-oxidant Vitamincs C, E and Ferulic acid ester, skin enhancing peptides and the Growth Factor Kinetin to smooth and improve texture. Neck Renewal also helps reduce the appearance of neck area redness.

This product is the perfect complement to your Fraxel treatment. Enriched with skin-loving ingredients, they help maintain the radiance and smoothness achieved with your Fraxel session.

Who Can Benefit from Fraxel?

Fraxel is ideal for those looking to address:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage and pigmentation
  • Scars and uneven skin texture
  • General signs of aging

Ready to Rewind Time?

Are you ready to embrace ageless beauty with Fraxel at Ashley McFarland Aesthetics? Our expert team is committed to providing personalized care and state-of-the-art treatments. Contact us today to take advantage of this exclusive offer and embark on your journey to rejuvenated, youthful skin.

Remember, this promotion is available for a limited time, so don’t miss your chance to transform your skin and reveal your inner radiance. Your journey to flawless skin starts with Fraxel at Ashley McFarland Aesthetics.

Discover the Power of Transformation: The 8-Week Skincare BootCamp at Ashley McFarland Aesthetics

Welcome to a journey of rejuvenation and self-care like no other. At Ashley McFarland Aesthetics, we understand that skincare is not just a routine; it’s a form of self-love. This is why we are thrilled to reintroduce our highly acclaimed 8-Week Skincare BootCamp. This comprehensive program is specifically designed to address a wide range of skin concerns and guide you towards achieving the radiant, healthy skin you’ve always desired.

Week 1-2: Microneedling with Platelet Rich Plasma – The Foundation of Renewal

What is Microneedling? Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive treatment that rejuvenates the skin. It involves the use of fine needles to create tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin, which triggers the body to create new collagen and elastin.

Benefits:

  • Improves skin texture and firmness
  • Reduces scars, pore size and stretch marks
  • Stimulates collagen production

Experience: During the first two weeks of the BootCamp, our skilled aestheticians will tailor the microneedling treatment to your specific skin needs. This process will not only help in reducing fine lines and wrinkles but also set the stage for enhanced absorption of skincare products in the following weeks.

Week 3-4: Advalight Laser Therapy – The Path to Even Skin Tone

What is Adavalight Laser Therapy? Adavalight Laser Therapy is a cutting-edge treatment that uses light energy to repair and rejuvenate damaged skin. It’s particularly effective for addressing issues like pigmentation, redness, and uneven skin tone.

Benefits:

  • Minimizes the appearance of age spots and hyperpigmentation
  • Reduces redness and rosacea
  • Enhances overall skin texture

Experience: In weeks 3 and 4, you’ll experience the transformative effects of Advalight Laser Therapy. This procedure is safe, non-invasive, and a patient favorite for achieving a more even and radiant complexion.

Week 5-6: VI Peel – Unveiling Youthful Brilliance

What is the VI Peel? The VI Peel is a unique blend of powerful ingredients suitable for all skin types. This peel provides dramatic results with virtually no pain, no skin preparation, and little downtime.

Benefits:

  • Improves the tone, texture, and clarity of the skin
  • Reduces age spots, freckles, and hyperpigmentation, including melasma
  • Softens lines and wrinkles

Experience: During weeks 5 and 6, the VI Peel will work its magic. This treatment not only helps in removing the top layers of damaged skin but also stimulates the cellular renewal process, revealing the softer, clearer skin beneath.

Week 7-8: Deluxe DiamondGlow Facial – The Final Polish

What is a Deluxe DiamondGlow Facial? The Deluxe DiamondGlow Facial is a next-level skin resurfacing treatment that combines exfoliation, extraction, and infusion of condition-specific serums to improve skin health, function, and appearance.

Benefits:

  • Exfoliates dry, damaged skin cells for a resurfacing effect
  • Extracts debris from pores using gentle suction
  • Infuses the skin with nourishing serums

Experience: In the final two weeks, the Deluxe DiamondGlow Facial provides the ultimate pampering experience. This treatment leaves your skin deeply cleansed, hydrated, and glowing, perfectly concluding your 8-week skincare transformation journey.

Beyond the BootCamp – Continuing Your Skincare Journey

Our 8-Week Skincare BootCamp is just the beginning. At the conclusion of the program, our expert aestheticians will provide you with personalized recommendations for maintaining and enhancing your results at home.

Ready to Transform Your Skin?

If you’re ready to embark on this life-changing skincare journey, contact Ashley McFarland Aesthetics today to reserve your spot in our next 8-Week Skincare BootCamp. Spaces are limited and fill up quickly, so don’t hesitate to secure your place in this transformative experience.

Remember, beautiful skin doesn’t happen overnight, but with commitment, expert care, and a touch of luxury at Ashley McFarland Aesthetics, you’re well on your way to achieving the skin of your dreams. Join us and let your skin transformation journey begin!

Introducing: VI Body Peel

Your new go-to solution for removing sun damage

Hello, AMA Family!

At Ashley McFarland Aesthetics, where your skin’s health is our top priority, we’re thrilled to unveil a revolutionary service that promises to rejuvenate and transform your skin like never before. Say goodbye to sun damage and hello to radiant skin with our latest offering – the VI Body Peel!

We understand that while the warmth of the sun’s rays can be comforting, the damage it leaves behind on our skin is anything but. From stubborn sunspots to uneven skin tones, the evidence of prolonged exposure can leave many of us feeling self-conscious about our body’s skin. That’s precisely why we’re so ecstatic to present a solution that addresses these concerns for those who do not desire laser treatments – a game-changer in the realm of skincare.

What is the VI Body Peel?

VI Body Peel is the newest star in the aesthetic sky, specially formulated to tackle the extensive areas of your body that have been touched by sun damage. It’s a unique, painless treatment that targets sunspots and age-related skin changes, effectively removing the layers of skin that hold most of the damage. This means that the fresh, untouched layer underneath can finally shine through, giving you a smoother, more even, and youthful appearance.

Why Are We Excited About It?

  1. No Lasers? No Problem! – While laser treatments have their merits, we understand that they’re not for everyone. With the VI Body Peel, we offer an alternative that’s just as effective, with a series of treatments, in removing the tell-tale signs of sun damage.
  2. Painless Process – We believe that beauty should not be painful. The VI Body Peel process is gentle and non-invasive, meaning you get to enjoy the benefits of revitalized skin without the ouch factor!
  3. Quick and Convenient – In today’s fast-paced world, who has time for lengthy treatments? The VI Body Peel is a quick process, easily fitting into your busy schedule, and performed right here at AMA by our trained professionals.
  4. Minimal Downtime – We all have lives to lead and can’t afford to be out of commission for long. The VI Body Peel comes with minimal downtime, so you can get back to your daily routine in no time.

How Does It Work?

The peel is expertly applied to the affected areas, and the magic begins as it penetrates the layers of your skin. Over the following days, the top layers of your skin, where damage and pigment reside, will gently peel away. This process reveals the fresher, less damaged skin beneath. It’s a rebirth for your skin – gentle yet effective.

What Can You Expect?

After the treatment, your skin may feel tighter and appear slightly redder for a short period – a sign that the peel is working its charm. Over the next week, peeling will occur, and this is when the transformation takes place. After the peeling process, you’ll be left with skin that’s more even in tone, texture, and noticeably less burdened by the signs of sun damage.

Who Can Benefit from the VI Body Peel?

Anyone looking to reverse the effects of sun damage can benefit from the VI Body Peel. Whether you have sunspots on your shoulders, discoloration on your décolletage, or uneven skin tone on your legs, this treatment can help you regain confidence in your skin’s appearance.

Join the Skin Revolution

At Ashley McFarland Aesthetics, your skin’s journey is our passion. We’re dedicated to providing innovative treatments that deliver real results, and the VI Body Peel is no exception. We invite you to experience this exciting new service and embrace the confidence that comes with healthier, more youthful-looking skin.

Don’t let the sun have the final say on your skin’s story. Book your appointment today and take the first step toward reclaiming the natural beauty of your skin – without the marks of time and tan lines!

Here’s to fresh beginnings and flawless skin.

– The AMA Team

The Ultimate Guide to Facial Treatments: HydraFacial vs. DiamondGlow vs. Geneo’s Glo2Facial

Facials have come a long way from the basic steam and cleanse. Today, a wide array of advanced facial treatments promise glowing skin, diminished wrinkles, and reduced acne. Among these, the HydraFacial, DiamondGlow, and Geneo’s Glo2Facial stand out as three of the most popular and effective treatments. But how do they differ? Let’s break it down.


HydraFacial

What is it?
HydraFacial is a multi-step facial treatment that combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration, and antioxidant protection in a non-invasive process.

Why is it good?

  • Deep Cleansing: The vortex-fusion technology ensures deep cleaning of pores.
  • Suitable for All Skin Types: Whether you have sensitive skin, oily skin, or are prone to breakouts, HydraFacial caters to all.
  • Instant Gratification: Visible skin refinement and a radiant skin tone can be noticed after just one treatment.
  • Customizable: Can be tailored with different serums to specifically target individual skin concerns.

DiamondGlow Facial

What is it?
DiamondGlow (formerly known as Dermalinfusion) is a 3-in-1 advanced skin-resurfacing treatment that exfoliates, extracts, and infuses skin with targeted serums.

Why is it good?

  • Exfoliation with a Twist: Uses real diamond tips to gently remove dry and damaged skin cells.
  • Serum Infusion: As it exfoliates, it also delivers skin-specific serums deep into the skin.
  • Non-Invasive: No downtime needed. It’s a gentle yet effective treatment.
  • Boosts Skin Health: Helps improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots, while also treating oily and acne-prone skin.

Geneo’s Glo2Facial

What is it?
Geneo’s Glo2Facial is an oxygenation treatment that promotes natural skin oxygenation from within, combined with an exfoliation process and infusion of essential revitalizing nutrients.

Why is it good?

  • Natural Oxygenation: Boosts blood flow to the treated area, leading to higher oxygen levels in the skin.
  • 3-in-1 Approach: Exfoliates the skin, infuses it with nutrient-rich products, and oxygenates it from within.
  • Anti-Aging Benefits: The increased oxygenation leads to faster cell turnover, which can result in reduced fine lines and a more youthful appearance.
  • Safe & Effective: Suitable for all skin types and tones, providing a unique approach to enhance skin texture and tone.

Choosing the best facial treatment depends on your specific needs, concerns, and desired outcome. Whether you want deep hydration, targeted serum infusion, or enhanced oxygenation, there’s a facial out there for you. As always, consult with your dermatologist or skincare specialist to decide which treatment is best for your skin type and concerns. Your journey to radiant skin is just a facial away.

A Deep Dive into AMA’s Most Popular Chemical Peels

ZO 3-Step Peel, VI Precision Plus Peel, Vitalize Peel & Illuminize Peel

Skin treatments have evolved significantly over the years, and chemical peels have remained a top choice for those looking to rejuvenate their skin. Today, we’re taking a closer look at Ashley McFarland Aesthetics’ most popular peels: ZO 3-Step Peel, VI Precision Plus Peel, Vitalize Peel, and Illuminize Peel.

1. ZO 3-Step Peel

  • What It Is: Developed by Dr. Zein Obagi, this peel is designed to exfoliate the outer layers of skin, stimulate cellular function, and restore skin health.
  • Main Ingredients: Salicylic Acid, Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA), and Lactic Acid.
  • Benefits:
  • Addresses many skin conditions like acne, sun damage, and melasma.
  • Enhances collagen production and skin elasticity.
  • Can be tailored to suit specific skin types and concerns.

2. VI Precision Plus Peel

  • What It Is: A peel formulated to address pigmentation issues and skin damage.
  • Main Ingredients: Salicylic Acid, Retinoic Acid, L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), and other potent ingredients.
  • Benefits:
  • Targets and reduces age spots, sun damage, and pigmentation.
  • Smoothens skin texture.
  • Minimizes pores and reduces the appearance of acne scars.

3. Vitalize Peel

  • What It Is: A peel suitable for all skin types, targeting mild to moderate skin imperfections.
  • Main Ingredients: A combination of Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acids, Resorcinol, and Retinoic Acid.
  • Benefits:
  • Improves skin texture and tone.
  • Reduces fine lines, wrinkles, and roughness.
  • Suitable for first-time chemical peel patients.

4. Illuminize Peel

  • What It Is: A light peel providing a radiant glow with minimal downtime.
  • Main Ingredients: A blend of acids like Phytic, Mandelic, and Malic acid, along with Salicylic acid.
  • Benefits:
  • Brightens and tightens the skin.
  • Perfect for events or special occasions due to its immediate glow.
  • No significant peeling, suitable for mild skin imperfections.

Comparison:

  • Strength & Downtime:
  • ZO 3-Step and VI Precision Plus are more aggressive, resulting in more noticeable peeling and a slightly longer downtime.
  • Vitalize Peel offers moderate peeling, while Illuminize Peel has minimal to no peeling.
  • Target Audience:
  • ZO 3-Step and VI Precision Plus are for those with pronounced skin issues or those seeking more dramatic results.
  • Vitalize is a middle-ground option, while Illuminize is perfect for those looking for a quick boost without significant downtime.
  • Frequency:
  • Stronger peels like ZO 3-Step might be done less frequently than milder peels like Illuminize, which can be repeated more often.

In conclusion, the right peel for you largely depends on your skin concerns, desired results, and your skin’s current condition. Always consult with Ashley, Blair, Kristi or Tricia to determine which peel is best suited for your needs. Remember, after any peel, it’s essential to use sunscreen and follow post-peel care guidelines for optimal results.

The Magic Behind Koji Glow Pads: The Powerhouse Glow Product of Ashley McFarland Aesthetics

The world of skincare is constantly evolving, with new and innovative solutions emerging to address every conceivable skin concern. Leading the charge in this exciting realm is Ashley McFarland Aesthetics with its curated skincare line – the AM Skin Collection. One of the star products from this collection that has beauty enthusiasts buzzing is the Koji Glow Pads. Today, we delve into what makes these pads a must-have in every skincare arsenal.

The Power of Enzyme-Activated Arbutin

The core of the Koji Glow Pads’ effectiveness lies in its use of enzyme activated Arbutin. Arbutin, a naturally derived substance found in several plants, has been lauded for its ability to inhibit melanin production, making it a potent agent for skin brightening. However, in its enzyme-activated form, its potential is heightened, ensuring that you get the brightest, most radiant skin.

Synergistic Ingredients

But it’s not just the Arbutin that’s doing all the work. The Koji Glow Pads are a symphony of well-chosen ingredients that work in harmony:

  • Salicylic Acid: A well-known beta hydroxy acid, salicylic acid helps to enhance the penetration of other ingredients, ensuring that every pad’s goodness sinks deep into the skin. Additionally, it aids in exfoliating the skin, keeping it free from blemishes.
  • Kojic and Ascorbic Acids: These acids pack a powerful antioxidant punch. While Kojic acid is famed for its ability to combat hyperpigmentation, Ascorbic acid (or vitamin C) fights against free radicals, ensuring your skin remains youthful and protected from environmental aggressors.

Freshness Matters

One of the standout features of the Koji Glow Pads is the promise of potency. Each pad is compounded freshly upon dispensing, ensuring that the actives are at their most effective when they touch your skin.

Usage and Storage

For optimal results, it’s recommended to use the Koji Glow Pads every night or every other night. To ensure that the pads retain their efficacy, always store them in a cool, dry place.

Koji Glow Pads are an embodiment of Ashley McFarland Aesthetics’ dedication to delivering exceptional skincare solutions. Incorporate them into your nightly routine and watch your skin transform with a radiant glow.

The Perfect Time for Fraxel: The Ashley McFarland Aesthetics Guide

Fraxel treatments have been a buzzword in the aesthetic industry for quite some time now, and with good reason. This non-invasive laser procedure promises to target the very layers of our skin that cause aging, sun damage, and uneven skin tone. However, as with all things concerning our skin, timing and preparation are key.

Welcome to the Ashley McFarland Aesthetics guide on why this is the perfect season for a Fraxel treatment and how the AM Skin Collection will ensure your skin is in tip-top condition for it.

Why Now is the Perfect Time for Fraxel

The cooling temperatures of the season make it ideal for laser treatments. Sun exposure is one of the major factors that can affect the results of Fraxel, leading to potential complications and reduced efficacy. During this period, with shorter days and longer nights, you’ll likely spend less time under the harsh sun, making it the best time for recovery.

Understanding Fraxel: A Skin Revolution

Fraxel is a fractionated laser treatment that works on both the surface and deeper layers of the skin, promoting rapid cellular turnover and collagen production. Unlike other laser treatments that target the entire skin surface, Fraxel focuses on microscopic columns of skin, leaving surrounding areas untouched. This approach not only allows for quicker healing but also ensures a more targeted treatment.

The Fraxel Effect: From Deep Within

  1. Collagen Boost: One of the primary functions of Fraxel is its ability to stimulate collagen production. Collagen, a protein found abundantly in our youth, diminishes with age, leading to sagging skin and the formation of wrinkles. Fraxel, by promoting collagen synthesis, helps in restoring skin’s elasticity and firmness, giving it a more youthful appearance.
  2. Targeting Sun Damage and Pigmentation: Years of sun exposure can leave our skin with sunspots, uneven tone, and other pigmentation issues. Fraxel is exceptionally adept at targeting and treating these irregularities, giving you a clearer and brighter complexion.
  3. Refining Texture: Fraxel isn’t just about the deeper layers; it’s equally effective on the surface. Those struggling with rough texture, enlarged pores, or superficial scars can expect a smoother, more refined skin texture post-treatment.
  4. Addressing Deep-Set Wrinkles: While surface-level fine lines might be easier to tackle, deep-set wrinkles require a more potent approach. Fraxel, with its penetrative capabilities, can reach these deeper layers, softening even the most stubborn of wrinkles.

Pre-Treatment: Setting the Stage with Skincare

Before diving into any aggressive skin treatment, preparation is paramount. Think of your skin as a canvas – the smoother and more primed it is, the better the end result.

This is where the AM Skin Collection comes in. Founded by Ashley McFarland, this line was meticulously crafted to ensure that your skin receives optimal nourishment and care, especially in preparation for something as transformative as Fraxel.

1. Koji Glow Pads: The star product in our collection, these pads are infused with Kojic acid, which works wonders for brightening the skin, reducing dark spots, and providing an even skin tone. Using this in the weeks leading up to your Fraxel treatment can help ensure that the laser works on a skin that’s already radiant and even.

2. Silk Serum: Packed with a cocktail of hydration and skin-loving ingredients, this serum ensures your skin remains plump, reducing the appearance of fine lines. Its silky texture also ensures optimal hydration, a must before undergoing Fraxel.

3. Night Magic: As the name suggests, let this serum work its magic overnight. It aids in skin regeneration, ensuring that your skin’s natural repair mechanisms are functioning at their best.

4. Get Glowing Serums: For that extra boost of Vitamin C, the Get Glowing serum promises just what its name suggests. Perfect for ensuring your skin is in its best state.

Aftercare and Beyond

Once you’ve undergone your Fraxel treatment, the AM Skin Collection continues to be your ally. Ensuring that your skin remains hydrated and nourished post-treatment can significantly impact the final results, making our range an ideal choice for both pre and post-treatment care.

If you’ve been contemplating Fraxel now truly is the golden window, and we’re here to guide you every step of the way.

4 Things to Know About Lasers

Tricia, our laser technician using the Fraxel Laser.

We strive to make the beauty and science of skincare understandable and accessible for everyone. Whether you’re considering a Fraxel laser treatment or exploring the range of solutions offered by our Advalight laser, we’re here to ensure you have the information you need to make the best decision for your skin! 

1. Understanding the Different Types of Lasers

The first step to navigating laser skin treatments is understanding the variety of lasers and their specific applications. The Fraxel laser, known for its effectiveness in treating wrinkles, fine lines, skin pigmentation, and acne scars, is a type of fractional laser that stimulates your skin’s natural healing process to promote the production of new, healthy skin cells.

Our Advalight laser system provides a range of targeted treatments. AM Red Clear focuses on treating vascular issues like capillaries and rosacea. AM Acne Clear targets the bacteria causing acne, reducing inflammation and redness, and AM Glow uses light energy to rejuvenate your skin and boost collagen production, leaving you with a youthful, radiant appearance.

2. What to Expect During Treatment

Each type of laser treatment that we offer has a unique experience. While Fraxel treatments might require a few days of downtime due to the healing process, Advalight treatments come with little to no downtime at all. In order to achieve the best results, multiple sessions of the Advalight laser are most likely needed. At Ashley McFarland Aesthetics, we’ll guide you through what to expect from your specific treatment plan!

3. Preparing for Your Laser Treatment

Regardless of the type of laser treatment you choose, preparing your skin is crucial. This typically involves avoiding sun exposure, tanning, and certain skincare products. We will provide you with a tailored skincare regimen to ensure your skin is in the best possible condition before your treatment. It’s so important to prep to get the best results from these amazing lasers! 

4. Post-Treatment Care Matters

After your laser treatment, following the proper aftercare instructions is key to achieving optimal results and preventing complications. This involves avoiding sun exposure, applying prescribed creams or lotions, and keeping the treated area clean and moisturized. Our team will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions tailored to your specific treatment.

At Ashley McFarland Aesthetics, we are so proud to offer both Fraxel and Advalight laser treatments! With these powerful tools, we’re able to address a wide range of skin concerns, ensuring you get the best possible results. 

If you have more questions or want to schedule a consultation, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team. We’re here to guide you on your journey to better skin!