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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!

Mindful Beauty: The HydraFacial Experience

What is HydraFacial?

HydraFacial uses a unique, patented Vortex-Fusion delivery system to exfoliate, extract and hydrate skin. The spiral design also delivers painless extractions.

HydraFacial super serums are made with nourishing ingredients that create an instantly gratifying glow in just 3 steps:

1.Cleanse + Peel to uncover a new layer of skin with gentle exfoliation and relaxing resurfacing.

2. Extract + Hydrate to remove debris from pores with painless suction, and nourish the skin with intense moisturizers that quench skin.

3. Infuse + Protect to saturate the skin’s surface with antioxidants and peptides to maximize your glow.  

Is HydraFacial right for you?

HydraFacial is right for everyone! In fact, HydraFacial is right for just about any skin type! It is good for all skin tones, textures, and skin concerns.

Skin Boosters & Serums!

Skin boosters are serums that you can add on to any HydraFacial treatment that targets specific skin concerns. While there are lots of HydraFacial boosters out there, we specifically chose these boosters based off of their performance and results.

If you’re looking to:

>>>Hydrate & Firm, try these skin boosters:

-HydraFacial CTGF Growth Factor:

  • Minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles through naturally derived growth factors.
  • Improves skin health and vitality by bringing skin to a more youthful state.

-Dermabuilder:

  • Helps smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and enhances skin elasticity.

>>>Brighten it all up:

-HydraFacial Britenol:

  • Brightens and balances skin tone while minimizing the appearance of darks spots and sun spots.

-ZO Brightalive Booster:

  • Reduces the appearance of brown spots.
  • Evens skin tone.
  • Prevents new pigmentation formation.
  • Restores hydration to replenish skin’s vital hydration balance.

>>>Eye Care for the win:

-Perk Total Eye:

  • Hydrates and brightens the eyes
  • Reduces puffiness and dark circles
  • Smooths fine lines and wrinkles

-Eye Replenishing Serum:

  • Brightens, tones and firms the outer eye
  • Improves skin hydration
  • Gently removes surface layer dead skin cells

>>>Luscious lip care:

-Lip Replenishing Serum:

  • Lightly plumps lips
  • Gently exfoliates to smooth lips
  • Hydrates lips

Let’s Perk about it!

HydraFacial Perk uses patented roller-flex technology to: Loosen dirt, oil and dead skin cells. Gently cleanse and hydrate the delicate eye and lip areas. Deliver antioxidants and nutrients. It also brightens and refreshes eyes in less than 10 minutes! “The best thing about HydraFacial Perk is that you can take it on the go! Extend the benefits of your Perk treatment by using your take home serum every day!” –HydraFacial

HydraFacial Tips

Each one of our HydroPeel tips is designed for a specific step of your HydraFacial treatment. Blue, orange, and purple are for exfoliation, teal is for extractions, and clear is for fusing and protecting!” –HydraFacial 

The spiral design of the HydroPeel tips, used in conjunction with the HydraFacial proprietary vacuum technology and serums, creates a vortex effect to easily dislodge and remove impurities while simultaneously delivering hydrating skin solutions that is PAIN FREE.

HydraFacial’s Instant Gratification!

            One of the coolest features that HydraFacial has is the collection jar, the gunk collector, the waste canister…whatever you decide to call it! it is instant gratification to check out everything that’s been extracted and removed during your treatment!

Bonus: Add-on Dermaplane!

Dermaplaning is a physical exfoliation method that requires the use of a sterile surgical scalpel to gently shave the top layer of the skin, dead skin layer, and vellus hair, aka peach fuzz. Adding-on a dermaplane before your HydraFacial treatment allows deeper exfoliation, deeper penetration of our skin booster serums, and deeper absorption of hydration. Adding dermaplane to a HF will leave you with the freshest glowing skin of your life!

If you’re in or find yourself in Murfreesboro, TN, we would love to see you and give you the best HydraFacial Experience you’ve ever had! Fresh, glowing skin starts right here at Ashley McFarland Aesthetics!