SkinPen Microneedling creates hundreds to thousands of “micro” skin punctures per second to stimulate the skin’s natural wound healing process – inflammation and proliferation – to prompt tissue remodeling without causing scar tissue formation. Most patients can return to normal activities within 24 hours.
Microneedling is the insertion of very fine short needles into the skin for the purposes of rejuvenation. SkinPen by Bellus Medical is the first FDA-cleared microneedling device in the world, clinically proven to safely and effectively treat facial acne scars for ages 22 and up. According to a 2008 study, skin treated with four microneedling sessions spaced one month apart produced up to a 400% increase in collagen and elastin six months after completing treatment.
The SkinPen Microneedling procedure typically takes approximately one hour in total. 30 minutes to apply a medical-grade topical anesthetic to the skin and approximately 30 minutes to perform the procedure (more depending on size of surface area). The topical numbing agent makes the SkinPen procedure comfortable & relatively pain-free. Most people report feeling just the slight vibration of SkinPen during the procedure.
The total healing time depends on each individual. Most patients have some slight swelling and redness/pinkness (like a mild to moderate sunburn) and/or a ‘hickying’ look to parts of the skin for two to four days following the micro-needling procedure. Some people may heal completely in 24 hours. We recommend refraining from swimming, heavy or heated workouts, and saunas for at least 24 hours after treatment. Most people can return to their normal activities and conceal any side effects with makeup just one day after their SkinPen procedure. We recommend refraining from swimming, heavy or heated workouts, and saunas for a minimum of 24 hours after treatment. *Individual results will vary. How many treatments will I need?
The number of SkinPen Microneedling procedures recommended will be determined by your individual goals and the health of your skin. Most patients receive a series of three to six procedures spaced about four weeks apart to start and as needed to follow. While multiple sessions are recommended to achieve optimal micro-needling results, you may see noticeable improvements just one week following the procedure. Your skin will gradually improve as your body’s healing process promotes collagen remodeling.
Yes! SkinPen’s Microneedling is patent-pending – and single-use – sterile needle cartridge is built with safety in mind. SkinPen is also surrounded by a proprietary BioSheath that acts as a barrier to prevent cross contamination between procedures. That’s part of the reason SkinPen is the world’s first FDA-cleared microneedling device!
SkinPen Microneedling should not be used on patients who have active skin cancer in the treatment area(s); open wounds, sores, or irritated skin in the treatment area(s); an allergy to stainless steel or anesthetics; a hemorrhagic (bleeding) disorder or hemostatic (bleeding) dysfunction; are pregnant or nursing; or are currently taking drugs with the ingredient isotretinoin (such as Accutane).
The Perfect Derma™ Peel is a safe, effective medium depth peel for All Skin Types & Ethnicities. This product is virtually painless, with no pre-peel skin preparation and little downtime. The Perfect Derma™ Peel is the only peel that includes the powerful antioxidant Glutathione, which lightens and brightens the skin, slows down the aging process and helps prevent wrinkles.
The Perfect Derma Peel will reduce or eliminate hyperpigmentation, sun damage and Melasma. It will control Acne and reduce Acne Scars. In addition, it will help erase fine lines and wrinkles, reduce enlarged pores and build collagen and elastin for a healthier, firmer complexion. The overall tone, texture and clarity of the skin will be improved.
After one treatment of The Perfect Derma Peel, overall skin tone and complexion will appear smooth, glowing and fresh. Depending on skin conditions, multiple treatments may be necessary for desired results. A series of 2-3 treatments applied once every 4 weeks will allow for optimal results for more severe skin conditions such as Melasma and active acne.
All skin types (Fitzpatrick 1-6) and all ethnicities are safe to treat and will benefit from The Perfect Derma Peel.
Immediately after the peel has been applied the skin will either appear red, like a sunburn, or darker. On day three, peeling will begin. A take-home post procedure kit will be given to you containing and SPF and The Perfect Derma Moisturizer which will reduce the visibility of peeling by hydrating. By day six or seven the peeling process should be complete.
Normal activities may be resumed immediately post peel. I recommend avoiding heavy exercise and excessive sweating during the peeling process.
The day the peel is applied the patient should not put any makeup or other products on his or her face post peel. We recommend waiting until day two of the peeling process to apply makeup.
Think face-shaving but with a surgical-grade scalpel in the steady hand of a qualified practitioner- me! A chemical-free exfoliation, the blade is scraped over your skin surface to gently remove the dead surface cells and the layer of peach-fuzz facial hair, leaving the skin ultra-smooth, fresh and glowing. Plus, when you apply makeup afterwards, you’ll find it goes on as smoothly as silk, which is why dermaplaning is in such demand as a pre-event treatment.
Dermaplaning removes the dead surface cells and facial hair that can trap oils and dirt, leaving the skin ultra-smooth, fresh and glowing. Not only does it help products penetrate and absorb deeper into the skin, but makeup goes on more smoothly afterwards. Fine lines are softened and the skin texture is left more even and when combined with a peel, dermaplaning can lift dry, dead skin, reducing the appearance of pigmentation and help diminish rosacea and acne scars. It is suitable for all skin types.
After one treatment of dermaplaning, your overall complexion will appear smoother, fresher and it will have an instant glow. Skincare products will penetrate deeper and makeup will appear flawless. Dermaplaning is recommended with every facial treatment and is offered as an add on or a la carte. Razoring is an alternate option to remove hair but does not remove dead skin as well as dermaplaning.
All skin types (Fitzpatrick 1-6) and all ethnicities are safe to treat and will benefit from dermaplaning.
This is the most-asked question – and the answer is no. Only a change in your hormones can alter your hair growth. Will you feel the hair grow back? The answer is yes. Like hair growing back on any other part of your body, you may feel the hair prickle a little bit as it grows back, but more often for the darker, coarser hair follicles. I promise, it's worth it.
Skin can appear a little pink and often feel a little sensitive for the first 24 hours but tends to subside in a few hours. Sunscreen should be applied post treatment.
I recommend dermaplaning to be repeated every six to eight weeks (every skin-renewal cycle) can be added to any treatment as a boost.
HydraFacial is an invigorating treatment that can be given in as little as 45 minutes. It delivers long-term skin health and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of all skin types. It offers instant, noticeable results with no downtime or irritation. The HydraFacial treatment removes dead skin cells and extracts impurities while simultaneously bathing the new skin with cleansing, hydrating and moisturizing serums. The treatment is soothing, refreshing, non-irritating and immediately effective.
The best part- I show you the extracting container where you visibly see all the dirt, grime, blackheads and oils that are sucked out by the machine! So amazing!
Hydration is the foundation of healthy, radiant skin. Irritation of the skin has been proven to increase signs of aging. HydraFacial is a hydrating and non-irritating treatment. The treatment is designed for all skin types. Even the most sensitive skin easily tolerates the HydraFacial treatment. I may choose specific treatment serums and/or customize the treatment for your unique skin conditions and needs.
Our goal is to help support you in a balanced lifestyle. That’s why HydraFacial is a fast, efficient treatment that takes as little as 45 minutes. You may put on makeup and return to your normal activities right after the treatment since there is no downtime.
Many clients report seeing visible skin refinement and an even, radiant skin tone after just one treatment. The smooth results and hydration may last 5 to 7 days or even longer. We don’t believe in quick fixes, so one treatment per month is recommended for improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots, oily and congested skin. Continued HydraFacial treatments are highly recommended to maintain skin health results. Dermaplaning highly recommended as an add-on to this treatment.
The spiral design of the interchangeable 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.
The vampire facial, otherwise known as a PRP (platelet-rich plasma) facial, has been widely talked about ever since Kim Kardashian underwent the procedure during an episode of the Keeping Up with the Kardashians. It essentially involves taking the blood from a patient, processing it in a centrifuge to extract the plasma - which contains platelets and growth factors - and then microneedling it back into the face. The theory is that the platelets and growth factors initiate a healing response which, over time, rejuvenates the skin. Microneedling is one of the only effective treatments for acne scars and regenerating uneven texture.
Absolutely! Our ProGen PRP system maintains a 510(k) clearance from the FDA and all our kits are individually sterile packaged and ready to provide you with a safe procedure. PRP is also safe because it comes from your own blood, therefore there is minimal risk for allergic or immune reaction.
PRP Microneedling procedure typically takes approximately 75 min in total. I will apply a medical-grade topical anesthetic to the skin, draw a small amount of blood from your arm, centrifuge ("spin") the tube to create your platelet-rich plasma and approximately 30 minutes to perform the procedure (more depending on size of surface area). The topical numbing agent makes the procedure comfortable & relatively pain-free. Most people report feeling just the slight vibration of the needling device during the procedure.
The total healing time depends on each individual. Most patients have some slight swelling and redness/pinkness (like a mild to moderate sunburn) and/or a sunburn-like feeling for two to four days following the micro-needling procedure. Some people may heal completely in 24 hours. We recommend refraining from swimming, heavy or heated workouts, and saunas for at least 24 hours after treatment. Most people can return to their normal activities and conceal any side effects with makeup just one day after their SkinPen procedure. We recommend refraining from swimming, heavy or heated workouts, and saunas for a minimum of 24 hours after treatment. *Individual results will vary.
The number of PRP Microneedling procedures recommended is a series of three to six procedures spaced about four weeks apart for maximum results. While multiple sessions are recommended to achieve optimal micro-needling results, you may see noticeable improvements with just one procedure. Your skin will gradually improve as your body’s healing process promotes collagen remodeling.
LED light therapy is an effective technology for achieving healthy and youthful skin. Each LightStim product uses different wavelengths, or colors, of light. When this beneficial light is applied directly to the skin it helps to increase collagen and elastin production, reduce inflammation, speed healing, increase circulation, destroy acne bacteria and promote total body wellness. It’s the perfect addition to enhance the results of any facial.
Just as plants absorb and convert sunlight into cellular building blocks, skin absorbs therapeutic light and uses it as a source of energy to stimulate cellular regeneration to produce collagen and elastin, kill Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) bacteria, reduce inflammation and speed healing.
No! It is an effective and pain-free approach to treating skin concerns and the sensation is similar to lying in the sun (many people fall asleep). LED light therapy is the only aesthetic device that has no contraindications of any kind. It is good for all skin types, colours and conditions. It is safe for the eyes and it cannot be overused.
Meta Therapy is a clinically proven treatment method for skin resurfacing, anti-aging, skin tightening, hydration and restoration. The skin will get a better structure, finer pores, more firmness, elasticity and a youthful appearance.
Meta Therapy is a safe, 100% natural anti-aging treatment. It involves making micro perforations in the skin. These practically invisible micro perforations start the natural repair mechanism of the skin. It will stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. As a result, the skin is restored from the inside out through regeneration of the skin tissue. Meta Therapy has a double active function. Besides the micro perforations active ingredients will be placed into the skin in the layer of the skin where they can be most active.
Meta Therapy allows you to enjoy the benefits and results of a combination of deep treatment methods. Contrary to many other treatments, Meta Therapy does not affect the skin’s protective barrier. After the treatment the skin may show some redness, but this will reduce in a matter of hours. You will be able to get back to your daily activities immediately after the treatment and wear make-up the following day.
Saline tattoo removal is a method of removing pigment from skin using a simple saline solution. A sterile, microneedling hand tool is used to deposit the saline solution into the skin. This solution binds to the pigments, breaks them down and draws them out of the skin. Several sessions may be needed depending on the size of the tattoo and amount of pigment being removed. Pain and down-time are significantly less in comparison to laser tattoo removal. Cosmetic as well as “regular” tattoos may be treated with this removal method.
Saline removal is effective on all types of tattoos, regardless of age, color and location. This includes both cosmetic tattoos and conventional tattoos, done with any type of machine or manual tool. Your tattoo must be at least 30 days old before removal. Black tattoos are often more resistant to removal, meaning you may need an extra session or two.
Effective, topical anesthetics are used for numbing before and during the procedure. Pain threshold levels vary from person to person and some individuals may even have a resistance to anesthetics making them not as effective. Every effort is made to ensure you remain as comfortable as possible for the entire process. Ideally you should feel little to no pain, only pressure. Preparing for your procedure in advance really does make a significant difference in how much pain and swelling you may experience. Make sure that you are well rested, sober, hydrated, and have had something to eat prior to your appointment.
The number of sessions needed depends on several factors and varies from client to client. The tattoo’s size, age and location as well as the type, depth and color of pigment(s) used will make a difference. Black ink is the most difficult to remove and may take several sessions. Desirable results take an average of 3-6 sessions depending on the depth and pigment of the unwanted tattoo, among other factors.
During and immediately after the procedure you may see a small amount of bleeding, this is normal and necessary for creating the “controlled scab.” For the first 24 hrs the skin may appear bright red and gradually begin to scab. During days 2-4 a scab will be present and eventually fall off naturally. The scabbing process is highly important and will contain the pigment that has surfaced from the procedure. After the scab falls off, the skin may appear pink or discolored for a couple of weeks before returning to its original shade by week 4. Sometimes pigment that has spread underneath the skin may rise to the surface before coming out completely. In these cases, it may appear that the tattoo has “bled” to surrounding tissue. This is all part of the process and will be addressed during future sessions. It is important to remember that saline removal is a process!.
I use the gun method vs. needle for quick, easy service. I only pierce cartilage areas which would be your first or second hole on the lower part of the ear. I provide a choice of stud jewelry which is inserted into the gun, and the gun pushes the stud through the ear very quickly.
Getting your ears pierced can hurt, but it depends on the individual person. Some people have a higher pain tolerance than others. The first few days after your piercing, you can expect redness and swelling. You may also notice that there’s soreness when you apply pressure to the piercing, so consider sleeping on your back for the first few days afterward. The lobes may hurt to pierce. The fleshier parts of the ear have both nerve endings and blood supply, so you may have some pain and bleeding. If redness and swelling come back after the initial soreness has ended, you may have an infection. Consult with a doctor to determine if you’ll need antibiotics or a topical cream.
The recommended minimum age is 16 with a parents permission. I often get asked if I can pierce babies and toddlers and this is not a service I provide because it is risky and would prefer two gun piercings at a time to eliminate twice the amount of pain and shock.
Tanya is very professional and friendly. She really takes care of your skin and educates you on what products are best for your skin type. I can get facials anywhere close to me but I drive out for about an hour just to get my facials done by her.- Monica