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Botox for Dimpled Chin | Mentalis Botox Murfreesboro

Botox for Dimpled Chin Murfreesboro TN

We all love Botox for relaxing forehead and around the eyes wrinkles, but what about elsewhere on the face? Specifically, does botox work for a dimpled chin? In this post, we are going to be discussing one of the “specialty” injection sites for neurotoxins, what it is all about, and why you might want to consider treating your mentalis!

What is the Mentalis?

The mentalis is a muscle located inside the chin. Occasionally, the mentalis muscles can be hyperactive when someone holds a lot of tension in their chin and jaw area. This can lead to TMJ symptoms, teeth clenching or grinding, headaches, and a dimpled chin appearance. This is also called an “orange peel chin”. A hyperactive mentalis can be caused by a number of factors, such as stress or genetics, just as with any muscle in the face.

How Botox Works

Botox works below the surface of the skin and temporarily relaxes the muscle activity underneath that causes lines and wrinkles to help them appear visibly smoother. (source)

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Mentalis Botox for Dimpled Chin: What to Expect

Injections usually take about 5-10 minutes and can be completed during your lunch break with no downtime. Your provider may ask you to make certain expressions in order to see where to inject. They will clean the area and may use a vibrating tool to help with any discomfort. Some patients report the injections feel like a pinch. Most patients rarely even bleed with injections! You are then free to go about your day, resume your normal routine, and enjoy the results!

You may start to notice a visible smoothing of lines and wrinkles within 24 to 48 hours, with full results in 14 days lasting up to 3-4 months. Botox is not a permanent treatment. If you stop treatment the lines and wrinkles will eventually return.

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Is Mentalis Botox Safe?

You can rest assured that our injectors are the best at what they do! Ashley graduated from Vanderbilt in 2001 with a Masters in Nursing. She began her career working as a Nurse Practitioner in primary care and transitioned into a full-time aesthetic nurse and skin care specialist in 2010. Blair graduated from MTSU School of Nursing in 2006. Blair began her nursing career at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in the NICU where she worked for 10 years and has been practicing aesthetics since 2017. You can also rest assured that you are receiving high-quality name brand Botox at our practice.

Want to know more about Mentalis Botox for a dimpled chin? Contact us today to schedule your appointment or click here to book online!

Hair Loss and Thinning Hair in Murfreesboro? The 3 Treatments You Need to Know About!

Are you looking for treatments for hair loss and thinning hair in Murfreesboro? Well you have come to the right place! Keep reading to find out about our favorite hair game-changers.

The Problem: Hair Loss and Thinning Hair

Let’s face it – no one’s hair gets more luscious as they get older or after they’ve had a baby. Add in the demands of a busy life, stress (thanks, pandemic!), nutritional gaps, and it seems like everyone’s hair could use a little help! While there is no “cure” for hair loss, there are options that have been proven to help with hair loss. Here are our favorite solutions to keep your hair looking as full and thick as possible:

1. PRP Hair Injections

PRP is short for Platelet Rich Plasma. Plasma is the liquid portion of whole blood and plays a key role in the body’s healing process. It is full of your body’s own natural growth factors that regenerate skin and it is the miracle ingredient in vampire facials, but did you know it can also stimulate hair growth? The PRP is first collected by drawing blood from your arm and placing it in a centrifuge so that the plasma can be separated from the red blood cells. The PRP is then injected into the scalp where it works wonders to reduce hair loss and induce the growth of new hair by stimulating the hair follicles to grow hair.

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PRP or platelet rich plasma can be injected into the scalp to stimulate hair follicles.

2. Supplements: Nutrafol

Nutrafol is the #1 dermatologist recommended hair growth supplement. It is designed to target the multiple causes of hair loss and thinning hair. It works by targeting key factors that can shorten the growth phase, delay new growth, and cause new hair to grow thinner. Whether your hair issues are caused by nutrition, metabolism, environment, stress or hormones, Nutrafol has got you covered! (Of course, if you take other medications or supplements talk to your doctor before starting any supplement regimen.)

Click here to purchase Nutrafol.

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3. Hair Club Membership: AMA’s answer to hair loss and thinning hair

Ready to get serious about treating your hair loss and thinning hair? Our hair club membership is the perfect solution!

Cost: $399 a month for one year

Includes:

  • A year’s supply of Nutrafol supplements
  • A year’s supply of Viviscal Shampoo & conditioner
  • PRP hair Injections bimonthly

Have you been hoping to improve your hair this year? Contact us today and find the hair loss option that is best for you or click here to purchase Nutrafol vitamins from our online shop.

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Coolsculpting Elite: The NEW Tech Your Fat Cells Don’t Want You to Know About!

Coolsculting Elite machine

What is Coolsculpting Elite?

Coolsculpting ELITE is the newest, most advanced noninvasive fat freezing treatment on the market!

Traditional Coolsculpting is noninvasive fat reduction treatment done via freezing. Many fat reduction procedures require lasers or surgery, which can damage the surrounding healthy tissue, causing deep bruising or bleeding. CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical technique that uses cold temperatures to freeze stubborn fat cells. This procedure was created to address certain areas of stubborn fat not responsive to diet and exercise. 

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Coolsculpting Elite vs. Traditional Coolsculpting 

The Coolsculpting Elite is Allergan’s most advanced noninvasive fat reduction technology and the one and only treatment FDA-cleared to eliminate fat in 9 different areas of the body. The new system features reimagined applicators that are shaped to better fit your natural curves. It’s applicators have up to an 18% larger cooling area than the previous generation of applicators. And 2 applicators can be used at a time on your treatment area to freeze twice the fat – saving you time.

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1. Coolsculpting Elite is the Most Advanced Non-Invasive Body Contouring Technology 

New Coolsculpting Elite is the most advanced Coolscultping technology available yet to help you reduce stubborn fat and reach your body contouring goals.

2. Larger Dual Applicators

With the new Coolsculpting Elite we can use to applicators on your treatment area to freeze twice the amount of fat at the same time as compared to 1 applicator with traditional Coolsculpting. The new applicators also feature up to an 18% larger cooling area than the previous generation of Coolsculpting applicators. Coolsculpting Elite treats more stubborn fat in the same amount of time and it requires little to no downtime so you can get back to your busy day.

Coolsculpting Elite applicators

3. 9 Treatment Areas

Coolscultping Elite is the one and only treatment FDA-cleared to eliminate fat in 9 different areas of the body – more than any other nonsurgical fat reduction technology. The 9 approved treatment areas include: Under the chin, below the jawline, side (flank), abdomen, thigh, bra fat, upper arm, back fat, and underneath the buttocks (banana roll).

Coolsculpting 9 treatment areas

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Is Coolscultping Elite Worth it?

The average cost of a Coolsculpting Elite treatment plan ranges from $3,000 to $4,000 but can vary widely depending on your individual needs. Every body type is unique and so is every budget and body contouring goal. This is why we create a personalized Treatment Plan just for you!

Considering that this is a permanent procedure and has zero downtime, we think the investment is more than worth it!

Contact us to schedule your consultation today!

Microneedling 101: Everything You Need To Know

Microneedling at Ashley McFarland Aesthetics

If you caught our last blog, you’ve familiarized yourself with our newest treatment: Vivace. Now, we’re here to break down all 3 types of microneedling we offer to help you decide which would be best for you.

Microneedling is a cutting-edge anti-aging treatment that improves the appearance of many common cosmetic concerns like fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, uneven texture, and dull skin tone. During your treatment, we will use a handheld device called a SkinPen, gliding it across the surface of your skin. The tip of this device has 12 microneedles that create a series of micro-injuries to the surface of the skin creating open “micro-channels” in the skin. This stimulates a natural healing process generating an increase in collagen. This treatment improves skin quality at the cellular level, leaving you with supple, youthful looking skin. 

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Microneedling with ZO Accelerated Serum

ZO Accelerated Serum
ZO Facial Serums

In this treatment we use your choice of ZO’s accelerated serum to layer on the skin and enter the open “micro-channels.” With options of Brightening, Firming or Redness reduction, these serums penetrate within the skin for maximum benefit and infuse the skin with a deep-penetrating bioactive formula to improve the appearance of most skin concerns. You can also expect all our accelerated serums to come with an immediate skin booster that restores hydration to reinforce skin health, boost elastin and deliver antioxidant/anti-inflammatory support to the skin post-procedure.

Microneedling with PRP

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Microneedling with PRP service is performed

In this session of microneedling. PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), aka the body’s “liquid gold”, contains the growth factors and healing properties of the blood. It has many natural and long-term benefits when used medically as well as cosmetically. PRP contains highly concentrated growth factors to help tissue heal and repair, which can help solve a variety of skin related issues. These platelets contain bioactive proteins and growth factors that serve to accelerate tissue repair and regeneration to activate stem cells. This age-defying wrinkle treatment stimulates collagen production and cell turnover, resulting in fresh, healthy, younger looking skin. Research studies on PRP has shown improvement in fine lines and wrinkles, hair loss, texture, and scarring when topically placed and/or injected underneath the skin. Injecting PRP can address volume loss, acne pitting, laugh lines, and under-eyes (darkness and circles).

Vivace

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Vivace microneedling being performed on a patient

Vivace is a skin rejuvenation treatment that uses a combination of microneedling and radiofrequency (RF) energy to stimulate collagen and elastin production. Vivace can help make your skin firmer, tighter, and smoother. It addresses concerns like facial wrinkles and fine lines, acne scars, large pores, and uneven skin tone and texture using 36 gold-tipped needles on a hand-held device. By using the radiofrequency element, Vivace microneedling allows patients to be able to see visible results faster than traditional microneedling. Vivace also uses LED light power to calm inflammation during treatment and speed up healing time. Another notable difference that sets Vivace apart is that RF micro-needling is extremely customizable. The needle depth and RF energy intensity can be adjusted to meet the skin tones and unique skin needs of each patient. Traditional micro-needling has limited variables to meet the specific aesthetic goals.

Feeling unsure of which microneedling treatment would be best for you? With three different options, we are happy to consult with you and point you in the right direction. Regardless of which treatment route you take, the investment in microneedling will benefit your skin for years to come! Contact us today!

Vivace Microneedling: 5 Common FAQs

INTRODUCING: VIVACE MICRONEEDLING

We hope that you have heard about our newest and latest aesthetic procedure obsession: Vivace Microneedling! If not, we are here to give you all the details!

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What is Vivace Microneedling?

Vivace is a powerful microneedling system that uses radiofrequency. Vivace has 36 gold-tipped needles and provides a powerful boost to your natural skin.

Microneedling works by using extremely small needles to pierce the very top layers of the skin, which promotes skin growth and collagen production. As your skin heals from microscopic injury of the microneedles, the appearance of unwanted skin issues are reduced. Vivace microneedling can be used to treat wrinkles, discoloration, acne scarring, and skin laxity. Simply by using the skin’s natural healing process, Vivace can allow you to get the skin that you have always wanted without a surgical procedure.

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What is the Vivace Microneedling treatment like?

A Vivace treatment is minimally invasive and designed to provide effective skin treatment while minimizing discomfort. The process begins with a specialized numbing cream which is applied for 30 minutes to ensure that the top layer of skin is completely numb before the procedure begins. If the patient would like additional analgesics, we also offer ProNox gas to aid in the numbing process.  ProNox is a self-administered nitrous oxide (laughing gas) system that you can request to help prevent or lessen discomfort and/or anxiety during minimally invasive treatments. The ProNox mouthpiece is there for you to use to help you relax or reduce the intensity of your treatment—and you are in complete control.

Once Vivace microneedling begins, you may feel a bit of pressure when the device moves over bonier areas, such as the cheekbones, forehead, and hairline but overall, the discomfort is minimal. We can treat your face/neck/chest with the device as the microneedles penetrate your skin with radiofrequency which reach a deeper level than traditional microneedling. We then add PRP (Platelet-rich plasma) to every Vivace treatment. PRP is collected when a small sample of a patient’s blood is spun in a centrifuge, separating out the PRP from the red blood cells. 

After the Vivace microneedling treatment, you will be given a soothing serum to ensure that your skin is moisturized, hydrated, and ready to heal.

Typically, there are no downtime after the procedure. However, you may notice a slight redness in the face for a few days, and itchiness and peeling can occur in some patients. Neither of these symptoms is a cause for concern and are typical side effects.

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Is Vivace Microneedling right for you?

Here are a few of the benefits of this microneedling system. 

  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and scarring – As your skin heals from the microneedling process, the appearance of scars and fine lines will be reduced giving you smoother, younger-looking skin.
  • Tightens the skin – Because it boosts collagen production, microneedling with Vivace helps tighten the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, jowls, and loose skin.
  • No recovery process required – The entire Vivace treatment only takes about an hour; recovery is minimal, and you can go back to your normal routines quickly.
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Vivace Microneedling FAQ’s

1. How long does Vivace Microneedling take?

The actual treatment takes about 20-45 minutes depending on the area, with an additional 30-45 minutes needed for numbing.

2. What is radiofrequency?

Radiofrequency provides heat that stimulates collagen production which has been found to lead to tighter, younger-looking skin.  Combined with state-of-the-art microneedling, patients experience optimal results.

3. How many Vivace Microneedling treatments do I need?

Most providers find that 3 to 4 treatments, spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart, provides the optimal experience for patients. While the results re often immediate for skin tone and texture, there is also improvement over a three-month period as the process of collagen regeneration increases over time. 

4. When can I wear makeup after my treatment?

Most patients go out without hours after the treatment with no makeup at all. To maximize the combination of open channels, use our Soothe Mask and Boost Serum. We recommend at least six hours before you apply makeup. 

5. How long do the results last?

Everyone is different, but the collagen you make is your own and continues accelerated production over three months. Results improve over time. 

If you’d like to learn more about Vivace Microneedling and the differences between Vivace (Microneedling RF) and traditional Microneedling with PRP visit www.vivaceexperience.com or follow Vivace Experience on Instagram @vivaceexperience

Mindful Beauty: Meet the Team!

May 2021

You have probably noticed some new faces in the office lately and we want to be sure you have a name to go with the smiling faces!

  1. Ashley has been married to Shane for 22 years and has 3 boys, Eli (17), Luke (17) and Drew (8). They also have a dog named Bella (1).
  2. Ashley has been a Nurse Practitioner since 2001 and Aesthetic Injector since 2010.
  3. Must have procedure: Microneedling with PRP
  4. Favorite product: ZO Growth Factor Serum
  5. Favorite Movie: Sweet Home Alabama
Blair Akers
  1. Blair has been married to her high school sweetheart, Chuck for 19 years this December. Together they have Layne (15) and Nori (12) and the sweetest dog, Sammy!
  2. Blair has been a Registered Nurse since 2006 and a Nurse Injector since 2017.
  3. Must have procedure: Microneedling with PRP
  4. Favorite product: SkinMedica’s TNS Advanced+ Serum
  5. Favorite movie: The Sound of Music
Kristi Hutsell
  1. Kristi has been married to her husband, Bill for over 25 years. They have two daughters, Kelton and Emma. 
  2. Kristi has been a Medical Aesthetician for over five years.
  3. Must have procedure: Voluma for a subtle cheek enhancement.
  4. Favorite product: HA5 by SkinMedica
  5. Favorite movie: Grease 2
Tricia King
  1. Tricia has two children, Colin and Lily and has a sweet Goldendoodle named Romeo.
  2. Tricia is a licensed Aesthetician and has over six years in the industry.
  3. Must have procedure: Botox
  4. Favorite product: SkinMedica’s TNS Advanced+ Serum
  5. Favorite movie: The Notebook
Brittney McLaughlin
  1. Brittney has been married to Jake for two years and together they welcomed a baby boy, Barrett, last August.
  2. Brittney is a part of our front desk team and has been in the industry since she was 16.
  3. Must have procedure: Botox
  4. Favorite product: Obagi’s Pore therapy
  5. Favorite movie: Dirty Dancing
Carla Wilson
  1. Carla is married to her college sweetheart, Kenny and have one son, Ethan, together.
  2. Carla joined our front desk team after switching from the world of insurance to the world of aesthetics last August.
  3. Must have procedure: Botox
  4. Favorite product: ZO Wrinkle + Texture Repair
  5. Favorite movie: The Devil Wears Prada
Courtney Damesworth
  1. Courtney has been married to Ryan for over four years and together, they have a sweet baby boy, Crew, who turns one this June.
  2. Courtney is our social media and marketing coordinator after working in the industry for over six years.
  3. Must have procedure: Restylane Kysse for the perfect lip enhancement.
  4. Favorite product: ZO Exfoliating Polish 
  5. Favorite movie: Mean Girls
Kim Maddox
  1. Kim is married to her husband, Derrick and they have two boys, Carter and Jake.
  2. Kim is our wonderful accountant. Kim has over 20 years of experience ranging from corporate to public accounting and small business accounting.
  3. Must have procedure: Botox
  4. Favorite product: Obagi’s CRX Serum
  5. Favorite movie: St. Elmo’s Fire

Mindful Beauty: April Newsletter

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Glow Days


For 3 days only… April 14th, 15th and 16th, snag our series of 2 Deluxe Hydrafacials for $500 and receive a FREE ZO Travel Kit ($129 value)

Free Gift During Our Glow Days:
The ZO Travel Kit includes a cosmetic bag, ZO Cleanser, ZO Exfoliating Polish, ZO Masque, ZO Calming Toner, ZO Daily Power Defense, ZO Sunscreen, AMA chapstick and an AMA headband.
Everything you need to keep your skin in great shape during upcoming travels!

Sunscreen Sale

Get spring break ready with us!
Take 15% off ALL sunscreens this month!
Stock up for summer while supplies last.

Which ZO Skin Health System is right for you?

Which ZO Skin Health System is right for you?

We know that starting a skin care routine can be overwhelming! Our goal at Ashley McFarland Aesthetics is to make skin care simple by targeting specific skin concerns and addressing them. The first step to having healthy, glowing skin using quality, medical grade products at home. By doing such, you are able to enhance your in-office procedures and protect your most important investment – your skin!

It is safe to say that our office loves ZO Skin Health products! One of the many great qualities of ZO Skin Health is there is a skin care system to address almost all skin concerns and problems. Each system can be customized to patient specific needs and achieve results quickly and affordably!

ZO’s Daily Skin Care Program:

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A must-have for ANY skin type. Included in the program are the Exfoliating Cleanser, Exfoliating Polish, Complexion Renewal Pads and Daily Power Defense.  

Benefits include: 

+ Helping to preserve and maintain a more youthful- looking complexion

+ Improves and maintain the appearance of even skin tone and finer pores

+  Keeps skin hydrated

Ideal for: Any skin type/condition

This is the foundation of ALL ZO Skin Health Systems as preventative or treatment. 

ZO’s Anti-aging Program:

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The perfect way to start taking care of aging skin. Whether 25 or 75, you can benefit from the products within this program. The products included are Exfoliating Cleanser, Exfoliating Polish, Complexion Renewal Pads, Daily Power Defense and Growth Factor Serum.

Benefits include:

+ Helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

+ Promote a more even-looking skin tone and finer pore appearance

+ Preserves and maintains a more youthful-looking complexion

Ideal for: Premature or active signs of aging. 

ZO’s Skin Normalizing System:

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The ZO Skin Normalizing System is a complete selection of products for red, sensitized skin. This is a system fabulous for active rosacea or those whose skin is reactive and inflamed. This system features Rozatrol, a multi-modal treatment that relieves the visible symptoms known to be associated with rosacea. Products included in this kit include a Gentle Cleanser, Exfoliating Polish, Oil Control Pads, Daily Power Defense and Rozatrol. 

Benefits include:

+ Helps to restore skin to a more radiant appearance

+ Provides mild exfoliation to help smooth skin texture and even skin tone

+ Minimizes the appearance and feel of inflammation

+ Helps replenish hydration and supports a healthy skin barrier function

Ideal for: Sensitive skin, red skin and Rosacea.

ZO’s Brightening Program:

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The perfect system for those with sensitive skin that suffer from dark spots, dull skin or premature aging. This multi-product, skin therapy system helps aid in visible treatment of hyperpigmentation without the use of hydroquinone and retinol. Included are Zo’s Gentle Cleanser, Exfoliating Polish, Complexion Pads, Daily Power Defense and Brightalive.

Benefits include:

+ Improving the appearance of hyperpigmentation when hydroquinone treatment is completed or contraindicated, or as maintenance

+ Ideal for non-specific visible discoloration (freckles or uneven tone)

+ For use when skin brightening is desired

+ Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

Ideal for: Skin with sunspots, dull skin, aging skin.

ZO’s Pigment Control Program:                               

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An all-encompassing system formulated to help treat hyperpigmentation, severe texture damage, sun damage and general skin health restoration.

Included in this program are ZO’s Gentle Cleanser, Exfoliating Polish, Complexion Pads, Daily Power Defense, Pigment Control Crème, as well as Pigment Control + Blending Crème. 

Benefits Include:

+ Treats moderate to severe hyperpigmentation, especially melasma

+ Treats severely dry, dull, rough and leathery textured skin to help restore a smooth, healthy glow

+ Great to use as pre/post procedure skin conditioning to help maintain results longer

+ Helps improve overall appearance and quality of skin

Ideal for: Textured skin, sun damaged skin, melasma.

ZO’s Complexion Clearing Program: 

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Suffering from oily skin? Stubborn acne? Look no further than ZO’s Complexion Clearing Program. This is a comprehensive program designed to minimize excess surface oil, unclog and purify pores and reduces the appearance of irritated skin, eliminating current and preventing future breakouts.

Included in this program are ZO’s Exfoliating Cleanser, Exfoliating Polish, Complexion Pads, and Complexion Clearing Masque. 

Benefits Include:

+ Reduces excess surface sebum

+ Exfoliates skin cells to help unclog pores

+ Tightens pores

Ideal for: Oily and acne prone skin. 

Think you have decided which ZO Skin Health system is perfect for you? Contact us to get yours today!

CHEMICAL PEELS: The Ultimate Guide

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Chemical peels transform the dead, dull skin into the bight & glowy skin you have always dreamed of.

What are chemical peels? 

Chemical Peels are a simple way of targeting and correcting multiple skin concerns. The benefits of a chemical peel include reducing fine lines and wrinkles, improving scars, treat acne, reducing age spots, & improving skin texture. By using a combination of acids, chemical peels breaks the dead & dull skin and creating a glowing skin appearance.


Let’s Break Down the Different Chemical Peels at Ashley McFarland Aesthetics

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Glow & Go: Illuminize Chemical Peels

The ‘Glow & Go’ really lives up to its name!

The Illuminize Peel will leave the skin glowing with minimal to no downtime. This peel will only remove the outermost layer of dead skin, leaving a healthy glow.  The Illuminize Peel is also a great place to start to see how your skin will react to a chemical peel! We add a Dermaplane prior to the treatment to enhance results and to provide extra exfoliation. 

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 $160

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Bright & Tight: Vitalize Chemical Peels

The Vitalize Peel is slightly stronger than the Illuminize Peel but is still minimal downtime. It may potentially cause redness and light peeling for 3-5 days. This is the perfect peel for people with mild skin concerns such as fine lines, sun damage, acne, & hyperpigmentation. Noticeable results after just one peel, very effective after 3-6 peels. We also add a Dermaplane to this peel to enhance results.

$200

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VI Precision Plus Chemical Peels

The VI Precision Plus Peel promotes rapid cell turnover for improved skin tone & texture. It exfoliates and diminishes pigmentation, penetrates damaged areas, & smooths fine lines/wrinkles. This peel is for the person who wants to take a more aggressive approach to address their skin concerns. Peeling will usually last for 5-7 days.  A Dermaplane may be added to this peel for an additional $50.

$325

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ZO 3 Step Peels

The ZO 3 Step Peel is the deepest peel at AMA. It utilizes a blend of exfoliants, retinol and multi-action agents to help improve overall skin health. The ZO 3-Step Peel evens skin texture for smoother, softer, and tighter looking skin. Key benefits of ZO 3-Step Peel include acne, sun damage, reduce large pores, & skin dullness. Peeling starts day 3, post-treatment, and can continue for up to 7 days. A Dermaplane may be added to this peel for an additional $50. 

$325

Dermaplane Service

A Dermaplane is a great addition to a peel to help the peel penetrate the skin deeper. Dermaplaning is a procedure that removes the top layer of the skin. This service aims to remove fine lines and wrinkles and deep acne scarring, as well as make the skin’s surface smooth and glow. 

Contact us today to schedule a chemical peel and reveal your most beautiful skin ever!

The Top 5 Services You Need This Winter

Services You Should Be Incorporating During The Winter Months

Let’s use these Winter months in our favor. We are giving you a complete AMA guide to Winter services that will have you ready for Spring and Summer.


Sclerotherapy: What is it?

 Sclerotherapy is a medical procedure used to eliminate varicose veins and spider veins. Sclerotherapy involves an injection of a solution directly into the vein. The solution irritates the lining of the blood vessel, causing it to collapse and stick together and the blood to clot. Over time, the vessel turns into scar tissue that fades from view.

How Is The Procedure Done?

A solution is injected through a very fine needle directly into the vein. There is a possible of mild discomfort, however it subsides within one to two minutes. The number of veins that are injected depend on the size and location of the veins.

This is a perfect procedure to do to have your legs ready for shorts come Spring and Summer!


CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is not your run of the mill body-contouring procedure. Most fat reduction procedures require lasers or surgery, which can damage the surrounding healthy tissue, causing deep bruising or bleeding. Traditional procedures you have seen in the past are great, and have amazing results, but do have drawbacks. CoolSculpting is a nonsurgical technique that is used to reduce fat in areas. It uses cold temperatures to freeze stubborn fat cells. This procedure was created to address certain areas of stubborn fat not responsive to diet and exercise. 

What Happens During My CoolSculpting Session?

You will first have a consult to discuss the areas you are trying to address. During the treatment the applicator will be placed on the treatment area and there will be a slight sucking sensation as it adheres to your body, followed by the cooling effect. You may experience slight pulling, mild pinching, intense cold, aching, or cramping on the treatment site. The sensations will calm down as the treatment area becomes numb. After the applicator is removed the provider will briefly massage the area to break up the treated fat cells and enhance fat reduction.

How Long Until I See Results?

You will start to see changes as soon as 1-3 months post treatment. Final results may take up to 6 months of more. Now is the time to come in for your treatments to see results before the warmer months ahead!


What Is Kybella?

Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells in the treatment area under the chin to improve your profile. The active ingredient in Kybella is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal. Before starting treatment, we will examine the area under and around your chin to determine if Kybella is right for you. Then, we will tailor your treatment to the amount of fat under the chin and your aesthetic goals.

What better time than now to come in for this treatment?! Throw a scarf on to camouflage the swelling and head into Spring and Summer with a new found confidence.


Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels…. Chemical Peels….. CHEMICAL PEELS

A chemical peel can improve the skin’s overall appearance. The benefits are:

  • Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improve the appearance of mild scars
  • Treat acne
  • Reduce age spots, freckles, and melasma

After getting a chemical peel the skin is sensitive to the sun. Therefore, treating your skin to a peel in the Winter is a great option so you an avoid sun exposure and try to heal any damage done during those warmer months.


Lip Filler

One word….. Masks. Want to take the leap and try out lip filler but nervous about bruising? Wearing your mask can cover up your healing process so you can debut your beautiful new lips when you are ready!

What is Lip Filler?

It is a cosmetic procedure that can give you fuller, plumper lips. You can adjust the shape, volume, and structure of your lips with dermal fillers. We are able to go at a slow pace and inject gradually at different appointments to give you the most natural look possible.


Looking to schedule an appointment? Call today to schedule. (615) 663-0072