Benefits of Microneedling

Microneedling stimulates collagen production as well as strengthen the skin. A wand with fine needles on the head is passed over on the skin and creates “micro-injuries” which stimulates the healing process. During the healing process the body creates new cells as well as increases collagen and elastin production. This prevents premature signs of ageing as well as reverses current signs of aging.  This procedure is virtually painless and has many benefits associated with it.


Reduces fine lines and wrinkles

Collagen and elastin are what keeps skin looking youthful and radiant. Microneedling stimulates the natural production of collage and elastin in the skin to make skin look younger with minimal downtime. Microneedling can help tighten loose skin to make skin more radiant than ever.


Scar reduction

It has been shown that microneedling can improve and repair visible scars such as acne scars by promoting new healthy cell growth and stimulating collagen growth in the skin.


Minimize pores

Although the process of microneedling is putting small “micro-injuries” in the skin, this procedure stimulates the collagen in and around the pores, which will make them more plump and smaller.


For more information on microneedling or to make an appointment with on of our expert technicians, contact Advanced Aesthetics of Northern Colorado today.

Benefits of Routine Facials

A routine skin care regimen is so important. There is only so much one can do a home, seeing a professional regularly for facials can help you reach you skin goals faster. Below are just a few benefits from getting facials regularly:


Reduce scarring

There are specific treatments like chemical peels that aim to even out skin tone and make acne scars less notice able. The more and more you get peels the less noticeable acnes past is.


Reduce fine lines and wrinkles

During treatments like dermaplanning the top layer of skin is removed to reveal fresh and evenly textured skin, which makes fine lines and wrinkles less noticeable. Regular dermaplanning helps up your skins collagen levels to prevent wrinkles down the line.


Radiant skin

When you get a facial and remove all the dead skin on your face all that is left is fresh and smooth skin that makes you appear revitalized.


You’ll feel great

Few things in life are as great as getting a facial. Not only are you getting a relaxing treatment but you are also leaving with healthier skin to show off to the world.


Want to get glowing? Contact Advanced Aesthetics today to book your next facial!

How Often Should You Get a Facial?

          Everyone wants to pamper themselves with a facial, even though you might want to one a day for the rest of your life. Doing facials too often can cause your skin to dry out and become damaged. There are many benefits to getting facials in moderation.

          Facials help your skin looking as beautiful as possible by removing dead skin that dulls appearance. Your aesthetician will help you understand what your skin needs to look its best and will help you decide what facial is best for your skin type.

          It is recommended that you get a facial once a month. The skin cycle lasts a typical month for new skin cells to surface completely. If once a month is unattainable for you, going at least four times a year can help your skin tremendously.

          If there are months that you cannot make it to your local spa, at-home treatments can be effective in moderation. It is important to make sure you are giving your skin time between each treatment so that you are not irritating it. Cleaning your face daily and using exfoliators and moisturizers can help you stretch your time between facials. 

What is Derma-planing?

Derma-planing is a form of exfoliation that uses a scalpel to scrape off the top layer of dead skin and fine hairs to expose smooth and brighter looking skin. By removing the layer of dead skin and peach fuzz, you’re removing what keeps oil on your skin and what gives your skin the dull appearance. Derma-planing can be done on various skin types, the only skin type it cannot be done on is those currently experiencing a breakout.

The procedure uses an inch long blade and is completely painless. After prepping and drying the skin your aesthetician will take the blade and scrape your skin in small and quick swipes to exfoliate your skin. The whole process takes about 30 minutes with results that last about 20 days and can be done every three to four weeks. You can also having derma-planing done with other procedures such as chemical peels and laser treatments to maximize the exfoliating benefits.

After derma-planing, your cleansers will be able to work deeper in your skin and helps your makeup go on easier. The benefits of investing in derma-planing include reduced signs of aging, even skin tone and clearer skin. If you want glowing and refreshed skin, pair derma-planing with your next facial or peel treatment at Advanced Aesthetics.

Facials For Men

It is typically thought of for women to be to soul recipients of facials. Despite common belief, men will not lose any masculinity by getting a facial. Skincare is just as important for men as it is women. Men’s skin is actually different than women’s; men have rougher skin, larger pores and even an increased chance of sun damage to their skin.  The following are a few reasons as to why men deserve facials too.

  • Oil Production

Men generally produce more oil than women; oil clogs pores that can lead to pimples and blackheads. Estheticians at Advanced Aesthetics are trained to understand what your skin type needs in order for it to be as healthy as possible

  • Target Rough Skin

All the time spent outside, causes a lot of damage to skin, ranging from blackheads to dead skin. During your facial at Advanced Aesthetics, your esthetician will work to remove as many imperfections. This results in smooth skin and an even smoother shave!

  • Professional Recommendations

Estheticians jobs are to understand what your skin needs in order for it to be its absolute healthiest. Your skin will be evaluated and post-facial your esthetician can help you better understand how to care for you skin and even give product recommendations.

Microdermabrasion in Fort Collins

What is microdermabrasion? Microdermabrasion is a facial process in which a diamond-tipped wand is passed over the skin, effectively scraping away dead cells on the surface. The machine also has a vacuum that will remove them as well as stimulate blood flow to the area. This technique is essentially an exfoliation and skin rejuvenation procedure that leaves skin looking softer and brighter. It stimulates collagen growth and reveals healthy new skin that looks and feels smoother.

Other benefits include: rejuvenating sun damaged skin, easing age spots, improving the look of fine lines and wrinkles, making other cosmetic procedures more effective (like chemical peels or topical products), help makeup look smoother, improving acne scars, and  shrinking pores. Who doesn’t want that?!

Microdermabrasion is also painless and works quickly! It is effective on all skin types and colors, making subtle changes with no skin color change or scarring. Skin is temporarily pink after microdermabrasion, but fully recovers within 24 hours. No anesthetics or surgery are required! There is no recovery time needed, and you will want to use moisturizer and sunscreen and avoid certain types of makeup for 24 hours after the procedure. The procedure allows moisturizers to be better absorbed into your skin as well. You will want to avoid sun exposure for several days after the procedure also.

In 2014, microdermabrasion was the #5 medical aesthetic procedure performed! Unlike chemical peels and laser skin treatments, microdermabrasion does not penetrate beneath the epidermis (outer layer of skin).

Have you been trying to cover up facial insecurities with makeup? Not ready for a procedure that requires recovery time? Time to get clearer skin and feel more confident! Microdermabrasion is a safe, effective, and non-invasive procedure that is virtually risk free! You, too, can have a soft, smooth, gently exfoliated and polished face. Contact us today to talk more about how microdermabrasion can clear your face right up!