microneedling

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.

Microblading-What You Should Know

Tired of taking time every morning to create your perfect brow? Microblading your eyebrows is a semi-permanent way to keep your eyebrows looking bold and beautiful!

What is it?

It’s a type of semi-permanent make-up that is applied with a tool containing small needles. This hand-held tool puts pigment into the skin. The size of these needles depends on the thickness of hair strokes the client wants. This procedure is similar to permanently tattooed make-up but it doesn’t go as deep into the skin. Based on the clients desires and facial structure, the technician creates eyebrows that match them perfectly.

Does it hurt?

Numbing cream is applied to the area before the microblading begins. Most of what patients feel is discomfort rather than pain. Of course, pain is relative so some might experience more discomfort than others.

How long does it take?

The first session will last about two hours. During this session your brow shape and color will be customized to your preference. Your eyebrows will then be numbed using a topical cream and the procedure will begin. There is no downtime after the procedure. The strong color will start to soften out after the first two week; a touch-up can be done after four weeks. Touch-up’s can be done at any point to ensure that the color stays in your skin. Results last upwards of three years, with recommended touch-ups once every six to twelve months.

How much does it cost?

Cost can vary depending on the skill level of the technician, the first session can be upwards of $900.  It is recommended to go to a skilled professional as you will have to live with the results for a long time. 

Interested?

Contact Advanced Aesthetics of Northern Colorado to schedule a consultation to learn how you can get your perfect eyebrows.

 

Microneedling; Fort Collins Facial

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There is a new type of facial available in some salons across the US and it is one that we are currently researching and hope to be able to offer soon to our valued customer! Microneedling is a facial treatment that uses a cluster of 9 to 19 needles to jab tiny holes all over the face rapidly.

Creating those tiny holes makes the skin go into healing mode, where it makes more collagen, which helps fade scars and smooth pockmarks caused by acne. The release of collagen also prevents fine lines from deepening, plus gives a radiant glow to the skin.

The procedure involves a consultation to determine if the treatment is right for you and your skin. Then the skin is cleanses, and a numbing cream is applied. Once the numbing cream is activated, then a hyaluronic acid and growth factor serum are applied to help the device glide over the skin. The needle length is set on the wand, which is an individual needle length based on your skin. The length is determined so that it is long enough to create a pinkish inflammation but not overwhelm the skin or draw blood. Then a patch test is done, which won’t hurt at all. After the patch test, the wand will be moved over the face inch by inch in concentric motions. The sensation is hardly noticeable. The machine buzzes, but the actual feeling on the face is almost like being scratched by a fingernail. The whole process takes about 20 minutes, and the needles may be shortened to accommodate the thinner and more sensitive skin around the eyes, forehead, and side of the nose.

Microneedling is safe for all skin tones and can help almost anyone achieve baby smooth skin. There is minimal downtime- a maximum of one to three days, and collagen is stimulated over a 6 week period. This makes the treatment a more affordable alternative to other collagen stimulation facials.

Although the treatment isn’t for everyone, and results will not correct sun damage because the needles do not go that deep, skin can see even more improvement after four or five consecutive treatments. Within 24 to 48 hours after microneedling, you should see results! After treatment, apply nutrient rich serums to the face later on the day of treatment and the next day.

We can’t wait to announce when we will be able to offer this incredible new treatment here at Advanced Aesthetics of Northern Colorado! Until then, schedule a free consultation to discuss other facials that we offer, such as microdermabrasion and laser genesis!