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SoME – The future of skincare

In the world of anti-aging and advanced skincare, the most powerful solution is a solution that comes from YOU, and Ashley McFarland Aesthetics is now carrying that revolutionary serum that is all about YOU. SoME is a personalized topical take-home cosmetic product that utilizes Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). 

SoME skin benefits

What is SoME skincare and how will it benefit me in the future?

SoME Skincare + PRP is a skin rejuvenating treatment that uses all-natural ingredients to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, enhance skin tone and texture, discoloration, puffiness, and darkness around the eyes. 

Until now, there has never been a topical skincare product, made from YOU, that provided drastic results. SoME Skincare + PRP uses the body’s own regenerative properties to stimulate natural collagen and elastin for visibly renewed firmness and luminosity. SoME Skincare preserves platelet components allowing the product to remain effective over the course of three months.

How does SoME skincare fit into my daily skincare routine?

You may use SoME Skincare after cleansing and before applying your moisturizer and sunscreen. SoME Skincare should be used like any other high-quality serum and can simplify your routine by requiring the use of only one product for eyes, face, and neck.

Benefits of PRP:

The field of orthopedics was the first to discover the true healing and regenerative properties of growth factors derived from Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). Growth factors, which are proteins that occur naturally and stimulate our cells to reproduce themselves. Growth factors bind to receptors on the cell’s surface and it’s there that they begin their work, all throughout the body.

  • Repair & Renew Skin
  • Long Lasting Hydration of the Skin
  • Anti-Aging
  • Reduces Wrinkles & Fine Lines
  • Improve Dryness
  • Refines Skin Texture & Tone
  • Improves Appearance of Skin Discoloration
  • Reduces the Visible Signs of Facial Aging

If you’re ready to take a step into the future of skin care, SoME is made for you. Your skin will look and feel completely rejuvenated, all while benefiting your skin for years to come. To learn more about SoMe, check out this link: https://www.someskincare.com

To purchase SoME – the future of skincare, please call/text our office to set up an appointment https://ashleymcfarlandaesthetics.com/contact/ or join us on Thursday, June 3rd and Friday June 4th and receive a FREE SoME skin care kit with purchase of a Vivace, Fraxel or Microneedling series of 3 as a part of our Collagen & Cocktails event!

SoME gift with purchase of 3 series

Top Spring Services

Firstly, hello warm weather! Spring is in full swing which means that summer is looming around the corner. Here are a few of our must have treatments to receive before summer officially hits in addition to a few year round favorites!

1. QWO

Cellulite shown within the skin

Introduced early this spring season, QWO is the first and only FDA-Approved injectable cellulite treatment. Most importantly, it is capable of permanent reduction of cellulite. Treatment areas include the buttocks/backs of the legs. Taking 10 weeks to fully complete, begin your QWO treatments by April 25th and have full results by July 4th!

Read more here: https://ashleymcfarlandaesthetics.com/qwo-cellulites-worst-enemy/

2. Coolsculpting

Coolsculpting Elite is a nonsurgical technique. To clarify, it is used in eliminating fat in 9 different areas of the body. It uses cold temperatures to freeze and eliminate fat cells. This procedure was created to address certain areas of stubborn fat not helped by diet and exercise. Reach your Coolscultping results 120 days after your first treatment. Schedule a consultation today to see results by the height of summer! Read more about Coolsculpting here: https://ashleymcfarlandaesthetics.com/ashleymcfarlandaesthetics-com-coolsculpting-elite/

9 areas of Coolscultping

3. Fraxel for skin

Fraxel is a resurfacing laser that goes beyond any traditional laser. It uses two wavelengths to treat the surface of the skin and stimulate collagen beneath it. This helps to help deliver results that you can see and feel. This treatment can be fully customizable depending on your skin needs and goals. Importantly, Fraxel does require zero sun exposure following your treatment so be sure to plan your session before beach, lake, and pool days!

Read more here: https://ashleymcfarlandaesthetics.com/what-is-fraxel/

4. Microneedling for skin

Ashley draws PRP for Microneedling

A must have treatment that we love year-round is microneedling! Microneedling is an anti-aging treatment that improves the appearance of cosmetic concerns like fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, uneven texture, and dull skin tone. In addition, we offer several types of microneedling based upon budget, skincare goals and skin issues. Nothing preps your skin for warm weather and gives a fresh, healthy glow like microneedling.

Read more here: https://ashleymcfarlandaesthetics.com/microneedling-101-everything-you-need-to-know/

5. Skin care

EltaMD Sunscreen

SPF is your BFF! IMoreover, protecting your skin from UV damage is essential for the anti-aging process. Physical sunscreen, hats and sun shirts are all highly encouraged for sun protection. Though you may not see the age spots form today, we promise they will show over time with sun exposure. Prevention is key.

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In conclusion, begin your spring skin refresh today by scheduling a consultation or booking an appointment to get started! Enjoy your summer and warm months feeling like the confident, beautiful person you are! 

Fraxel: The Ultimate Way to Reverse the Clock!

Fraxel Resurfacing Laser Performed on Skin

The wait is FINALLY over! Ashley McFarland Aesthetics is excited to announce that Fraxel is here and ready to transform your skin and reverse the clock!

What is Fraxel and how does it work?

Fraxel is a resurfacing laser that goes beyond any traditional laser by using two wavelengths to treat the surface of the skin and stimulate collagen beneath the skin to help deliver results that you can see and feel. This treatment can be fully customizable depending on your skin needs.

What does Fraxel do for the skin?

Tricia King performs a Fraxel treatment

Fraxel can treat the following:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Brown spots
  • Sun damage
  • Age spots
  • Surgical scars
  • Acne scars

What areas of the body can I treat?

If you have a skin issue in need of help, Fraxel can address and treat it. Some areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Hands
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Back
  • Abdomen

How many sessions will I need?

Most studies suggest that on average, an effective treatment regimen is 3 sessions spaced about 4 weeks apart. Depending on your condition and schedule, you and your provider may choose to space treatment sessions further apart. Results are immediate and progressive, with optimal improvement usually visible in 2 to 3 months. This time frame and treatment structure allow for healing and the production of new collagen to replace damaged tissue.

What can I expect after my treatment?

Depending on the aggressiveness of the treatment, you may experience redness or swelling after the procedure that diminishes as quickly as the next day or over the next several days. More aggressive treatments, such as ablative procedures with Fraxel repair, require more downtime. As for results there are both immediate and progressive results. Soon after the treatment, the surface of your skin will feel softer, look brighter and show more even tone. The next 3 to 6 months will bring additional improvement as the deeper layers of the skin continues.

Why do you use PRP with my Fraxel treatment?

Fraxel and PRP are powerful on their own, but together they offer a powerhouse treatment that will transform and rejuvenate your appearance. Studies show clear benefits for patients who opt for PRP with their laser resurfacing, including additional collagen production, less redness, and a speedier recovery.

How much does a treatment cost?

Our new laser treatment performed on a patient

Fraxel with PRP can be broken down into the following costs:

  • $1350 Face or $3495 for a series of 3
  • $1550 Face + neck or $4195 for a series of 3
  • $1750 Face + neck + chest or $4650 for a series of 3

We also offer a Total Skin Transformation which includes a series of 3 Fraxel with PRP treatments AND a series of 3 Vivace with PRP treatments for $5495

Not sure if Fraxel is right for you? Book a consultation with us and we would be happy to help you decide which route of treatment would be best. 

QWO: Cellulite’s Worst Enemy!

Ashley McFarland, our NP getting ready to treat a patient with our cellulite treatment; QWO.
Ashley McFarland with QWO

What is QWO?

QWO is the first and only FDA-Approved injectable cellulite treatment capable of permanent reduction of cellulite on the buttocks whether it’s light, moderate, or severe.

What is cellulite?

Cellulite is a part of our biology. 9 out of 10 women will have cellulite in their lifetime. Cellulite ‘dips’ occur around pockets of fat and cellulite appears because the fat wedges between connective tissue. QWO is an enzymatic that helps disrupt and break down fibers that are responsible for the creation of cellulite. From there, fat cells are redistributed, and it helps stimulate production of new collagen.

Connective tissue shown in skin with and without cellulite
Skin with and without Cellulite

Why do we get cellulite?

Cellulite is not caused by what, or how much, you eat. It isn’t fat. It isn’t sagging skin. And it isn’t because you aren’t exercising enough. Unfortunately, no matter how much you work out, how healthy you eat, or wish it away – cellulite won’t budge unless you get to the source.

What causes cellulite?

There are 3 things that together cause cellulite signature dimples. Those include skin — over time, skin thins. Fat – fat cells enlarge and push against the skin. And fibrous bands – The fibrous bands under skin thicken and cause tension.

It is important to note that QWO is not for fat reduction. For fat reduction treatment, please see our Coolsculpting information. https://ashleymcfarlandaesthetics.com/ashleymcfarlandaesthetics-com-coolsculpting-elite/

Does QWO work?

QWO works in three ways. First by releasing fibrous bands, second by redistributing fat cells, and lastly by stimulating the growth of new collagen.

Would I be a good candidate for QWO?

The best course of action is to come in for a consultation for our providers to evaluate the severity of your cellulite and determine whether you’re a good candidate; however, if you have visible cellulite then you are likely a good candidate.

QWO stacked and ready to be injected.
QWO

How long does QWO last? Is it permanent?

Patients can typically expect to see visible results after their first session. On average, results appear within 3 weeks. For optimal results, a series of 3 QWO treatments should be performed. Although the treatment is quick and has little to no downtime, so it’s extremely effective. The effects are permanent. Three sessions are needed, each spaced 21 days apart. The main factor to consider with this is how severe your cellulite is. The more severe, additional treatments beyond the three sessions may be needed, and will take longer to achieve desired results. 

Before and after a full treatment of QWO for cellulite reduction.
Before and after QWO with treatment

What to expect from your visit:

Either Ashley or Blair will first mark where you will be injected. They will inject QWO directly into the affected areas of the buttocks. We can inject up to 12 dimples per buttocks per session. The entire session will only last about 15 minutes. 

What areas can I treat with QWO?

Women can use QWO to treat cellulite in their buttocks or the backs of legs.

Is QWO safe? What are the side effects?

After receiving a QWO injection you may experience soreness, bruising, and swelling around the injection site that could appear immediately after or in the following days. Other mild side effects may include redness, pain, itching, warmth, and discoloration. Bruising and other side effects could last up to 2-3 weeks after each treatment. Tylenol or Ibuprofen can be taken to ease any minor discomforts.

How do I get scheduled?

You can schedule with us via call, text, or email. If you would like to make a consultation before your treatment, we are happy to see you! Summer is right around the corner, and we want you to be confident in your shorts this year. Start your treatment today to see great results by warm weather!

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)

dimpled chin botox murfreesboro

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.

mentalis botox for dimpled chin murfreesboro

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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.

image of platelet rich plasma in syringe
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.

image of nutrafol postpartum supplements for hair loss in Ashley McFarland Aesthetics office

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. 

image of how noninvasive fat works to freeze fat cells

Read more about Coolsculpting on our blog!

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.

image of Coolsculpting Elite machine

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

Microneedling Treatment
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

Vivace microneedling
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!

image of woman receiving Vivace microneedling treatment on face

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.

image of vivace microneedling pen tool with gold tipped needles

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.

image of hand pointing at touchscreen of vivace microneedling electronic console

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.
image of vivace microneedling machine

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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