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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

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. 

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: Micro-Needling

What is Micro-needling?

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, one of our medical professional providers will use a handheld device called a SkinPen, gliding it across the surface of the designated treatment area. 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.

What is PRP?

PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. PRP, aka the body’s “liquid gold”, contains healing properties and has many natural and long-term benefits when used medically as well as cosmetically. PRP is 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.

Where do you use PRP?

PRP is most commonly microneedled into the skin, injected or both! Depending on the patient’s goals and needs, our providers will identify which process of PRP microneedling and injection will best meet the goals. Injecting PRP can address volume loss, acne pitting, laugh lines, and under-eyes (darkness and circles).

Whichever treatment process is right for you, the goal of using PRP is to cause a natural reparative process, sending signals to your body to produce more collagen and improve skin quality.

PRP with microneedling + injections

For even more collagen boosting (brightening under eyes or targeting those deep smile lines), you can add PRP injections to your treatment. Prior to micro-needling, we will inject some of your PRP to areas of concern. We can inject the PRP in any area of the face that you’d like to tell the body to boost collagen. The most common areas include under eyes, smile lines, and scars anywhere on the body. We also see great results with PRP hair restoration for thinning hair.

What are the results of PRP?

After having a PRP microneedling treatment done, your collagen production will be a continuous process up to a year after your initial treatment. PRP will leave you with ultra-soft skin, reduction in darkness under eyes and soften any scarring you may have. You’ll be left with the healthy, glowing skin you’ve always wanted that not even makeup can give you.

Who is a good candidate for PRP?

Microneedling, PRP, and PRP injections are excellent treatments for the vast majority of people. From acne to anti-aging, incorporating microneedling and PRP with any skin treatment regimen will yield gradual, natural results. We always recommend that our patients and future patients schedule a consultation regarding microneedling and PRP. No patient is the same and all have different skin concerns. Making a consultation gives our providers a good idea of how to customize the patient’s needs. This allows our providers to pin-point some root causes and establish a treatment plan going forward that is best suited for the patient to yield the best possible results.

PRP Hair Restoration!

If you’ve been noticing worsening hair quality, decreasing hair volume, or other symptoms related to hair loss, PRP hair restoration might be a viable treatment option for you. PRP hair restoration uses plasma which is isolated from your blood. This plasma has a high level of platelets, and this serum is injected back into your scalp. The scalp is numbed with lidocaine and then injected while simultaneously using a scalp stimulator to confuse pain signals to further minimize discomfort. Although it is effective and safe, we always recommend that you schedule a consultation and evaluation to determine whether or not this procedure is appropriate for your hair loss problems.