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Laser Genesis from a Patient’s Perspective; Medi Spa Fort Collins

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The following is a retelling from one of our satisfied patients at Advanced Aesthetics of Northern Colorado, who received a Laser Genesis facial recently.

"I had never been to a day spa nor a medical spa before, but I decided to schedule a Laser Genesis facial. This was my first ever facial (other than the cheap face masks you can get at the grocery store and apply at home). Fortunately, having had a great experience with LASIC laser vision correction, I was not afraid of the laser. I had read a little bit about what Laser Genesis feels like, and I knew that it would not be a painful procedure.

I arrived at the spa the morning of my appointment, and was greeted by Christina, who helped me feel right at home. After completing some paperwork, including medical releases and information on my medical background and skin health, we discussed the procedure in depth. Christina answered all of my questions and made me feel comfortable immediately. After discussing everything fully, it was time to start the procedure!

I lay down on the table and Christina washed my face with a gentle cleanser, to remove any dirt and debris. After drying my face, she then started the laser. She told me that we would do the facial in four sections- each cheek, the forehead, and then finally the area around the mouth. Just like I had heard, the laser felt like warm rain on my cheek. The warmth increased at the procedure continued. For my skin type, I was receiving 100 pulses of the laser per section of face. The laser pulses very rapidly and you just hear light beeps for each pulse, too fast to count. While the cheek and forehead sections were being done, I was able to continue chatting with Christina, which made me feel very comfortable. I would also say that the laser felt like laying out under the warm sun. It was just a very warm feeling- not hot, and not burning, but like the sun was shining down on your face. During the entire procedure, there were eye protection goggles over both eyes. When it was time to do the mouth region, she warned me that the laser could crack my teeth if it came in contact with them, so to be sure and not talk or open my mouth during that part of the process. After all four sections were done, she applied a lovely moisturizing SPF cream from Lira to my skin and said I was good to go about my day as usual!

Thank you for helping my skin feel and look clearer and smoother, Christina! You’re the best!"

If you want to learn more about how Laser Genesis could work for you, let’s set up a time for a free consultation!

PRP- Vampire Facelift; Day Spa Fort Collins

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Do you have wrinkles? Do you have blood? Of course you have blood! Did you know that your own blood can be used to help erase wrinkles and create a more youthful appearance?

Have you heard of the new treatment called PRP- platelet rich plasma? It is also known as the vampire facelift. During this skin rejuvenating facial, your own blood is drawn, spun in the centrifuge, then re-injected into your face to erase wrinkles and create a more youthful look.

PRP can also be used in combination with fillers and lasers to enhance rejuvenating results. Juvederm (Hyaluronic acid therapy) can be used in conjunction with PRP to create a natural result. This helps add volume and tighten the skin.

Here at Advanced Aesthetics of Northern Colorado, we pride ourselves on being extremely highly educated. We have been researching PRP extensively and plan to offer it as one of our services within the next six months approximately.

In the meantime, we will continue to research the procedure, certifications, and tools needed to safely and effectively perform PRP. We are excited to announce that we will soon be able to provide this service for our valued clients!

If you have any questions on PRP, or would like to talk about other options for facials here at Advanced Aesthetics (such as laser genesis, microdermabrasion, or other treatments like Botox and Juvederm injectables), please contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation!

We offer a variety of services and products to make you feel and look good, and we value your overall health and wellness. We are the only medical spa in Old Town Fort Collins and we offer special services that other day spas cannot offer. We can’t wait to hear from you for your next appointment!

Chemical Peels; Fort Collins Facials

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Do you suffer from wrinkles, fine lines, mild scars, acne, age spots, freckles, or dark patches on your face? If so, you may be a candidate for a chemical peel to improve your skin’s appearance. No need to hide behind makeup! Let the true you shine!

Chemical peels apply a chemical solution to the skin which gets rid of dead skin cells on the surface, and after about 10 days it begins to flake off. The new skin is smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. Chemical peels can be done on the face, neck, or hands to improve the look and feel of the skin.

We will work with you to determine the depth of the peel, depending on the condition of your skin and your goals for treatment. First, we will clean your skin thoroughly. Then, we will apply one or more chemical solutions to the area of treatment- either glycolic acid, thrichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, or a plant enzyme. This will create a controlled area of new skin generation.

During the treatment, most people feel five to ten minutes of a burning sensation, followed by a stinging sensation. Putting cool compresses on the skin may help with the stinging. If a deeper peel is performed, pain medication may be needed during or after the procedure. We will never perform a deep peel without a thorough consultation and skin analysis.

Depending on the type of peel, a reaction much like sunburn occurs after the procedure. There is usually peeling with redness, followed by scaling, which typically ends within three to seven days. Peels may be repeated within several weeks to months, depending on the depth of the peel and the results desired. Often times to achieve the optimum result a series of peels is best, over the course of 3-4 months.

Contact us today to learn more about chemical peels here in Old Town Fort Collins!