MediSpa : Skin Care Treatments
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive skin-rejuvenation procedure and a major innovation in aesthetics for the treatment of the appearance of fine lines and acne scars and for the improvement of the skin’s texture, tone and color.
Microneedling is a safe, chemical-free skin-rejuvenation method that triggers new collagen production. Because it can be performed on all skin colors and types, it is sometimes the preferred treatment over laser as there is no risk of burning the patient.
What Are the Benefits?
The benefits of microneedling can include a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging.
The procedure may also have a positive effect on the appearance of hyper-pigmentation, hypo-pigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks while also creating a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.
What Areas of the Body Can Be Treated?
Microneedling may be used on all parts of the body, including the face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
How Is the Procedure Done?
First, we will apply a thin layer of sterile saline to your skin.
Next, in a single motion, a small cordless device that resembles a pen and contains a number of fine needles at the end will be gently pressed against the skin (as demonstrated in the video above) while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered. The needles are used to puncture the skin to create a controlled skin injury.
Each puncture creates a channel that triggers the body to fill these microscopic wounds by producing new collagen and elastin. Through the process of neovascularization and neocollagenesis, there is improvement in skin texture and firmness, as well as reduction in scars, pore size and stretch marks.
What Does It Feel Like?
The feeling associated with microneedling is similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin.
While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating tip reduces discomfort while the applied hydrating gel also makes the treatment more tolerable.
How Long Does the Procedure Take?
The procedure takes 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area treated.
What Is the Downtime?
Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin.
The total healing time depends on the exact nature of your procedure and the number of overlapping passes your skin-care professional performs. On average, patients exhibit a light sunburn look for two to four days. Many patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours.
When Will I See the Results?
Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results can continue to improve up to six months.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Some patients only require a single treatment once per year to achieve optimal results. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of two to three treatments spaced about six to eight weeks apart.
For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars it is recommended to receive six to eight sessions at six-week intervals.
Microneedling with PRP
Another exciting option for performing the microneedling process involves simultaneously injecting some of the client’s own blood into the skin, which is known as microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
Why Use Blood?
Although blood is mainly a liquid (called plasma), it also contains small solid components (red cells, white cells and platelets). The platelets are best known for their importance in clotting blood. However, platelets also contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors, which are very important in the normal healing of injuries.
These growth factors work like magic to create increased collagen and new blood flow. To rejuvenate new skin, these growth factors are injected back into your skin during the microneedling procedure.
To perform the PRP option, a small amount of blood must first be drawn from a patient. The platelets are separated from other blood cells and their concentration is increased during a process called centrifugation. Then the increased concentration of platelets is combined with the remaining blood and used in the micorneedling procedure.
Microdermabrasion utilizes diamond-shaped crystals to gently polish and ablate the skin. Microdermabrasion helps to diminish the appearance of hyperpigmentation (brown spots), photo damage, fine lines, wrinkles and shallow acne scars. Removing dead skin cells reveals younger, newer cells for a healthy glow. Removing the dead skin cells will aid in the penetration of skin care products by 50%. There is little or no downtime. A series of six treatments is recommended, although you will see and feel results immediately.
Glycolic Facial Peels
Glycolic facial treatment utilizes up to 50% glycolic acid. It is a chemical exfoliation of the skin to reveal fresher, younger skin. During this treatment a cleanser and toner are applied followed by an enzyme treatment (which is a mild exfoliate) to the skin, followed by the selected strength of glycolic. The treatment is finished with cryotherapy (a cooling of the skin) and a moisturizer with sunscreen. Glycolic treatments aid in improving the appearance of fine lines, pigmentation, brightness and clarity to the skin. Treatments have little or no downtime.
ZO® 3-Step Stimulation Peel
Designed by Dr. Zein Obagi, the 3-Step Stimulation Peel is one of the most innovative and effective treatments for reducing the signs of aging and rejuvenating optimal skin health. This potent, stimulating peel is designed to treat acne, melasma, sun damage, fine lines, texture roughness, large pores and dullness. It promotes softer, smoother skin and is suitable for any skin types and colours. The peel utilizes a blend of TCA, salicylic and lactic acid. Peels the skin for 2–5 days.
ZO® Skin Health by Dr. Zein Obagi
ZO Ultra Hydration Treatment: This 50-minute hydrating facial treatment is best suited for dry, dehydrated, sensitive and aging skin. It is also a great solution for those suffering from rosacea. The facial includes exfoliation, massage and an aloe hydra mask that soothes the skin to help reduce redness and irritation. Your skin will be left replenished, moisturized and hydrated for results you can both feel and see. —$95 —$125 with stimulator peel
ZO Skin Brightening Treatment: This 50-minute facial treatment is a great solution for pigmented and environmentally stressed skin. It includes an exfoliation, massage and mask that contains green tea, mulberry root extract and arbutin to help reduce pigmentation and even your skin tone, all while replenishing moisture. The treatment encourages healthy cell renewal, leaving your skin noticeably refreshed. —$95 —$125 with stimulator peel
ZO Acne and Oil-Control Treatment: If you suffer from oily and acne-prone skin, this 50-minute treatment can help eliminate it and keep it under control. It is also beneficial for those with rosacea. The treatment includes an exfoliation and Bio-sulfur mask, which absorbs surface oil, reduces sebum, calms redness and irritation and soothes the skin. —$95 —$125 with stimulator peel
*Stimulator peel stimulates cellular turnover, reduces fine lines and wrinkles, softens texture without downtime and improves your overall skin tone. It consists of a concentration of 30% salicylic, lactic and citric acid. Perfect for a quick pick-me-up peel.
Italian Facial Peel is the ultimate facial experience with dramatic results. This treatment was developed exclusively by our physicians combining microdermabrasion and a glycolic peel to deliver the best possible results. The microdermabrasion is all hand applied with no machines utilizing three gentle acids: azelaic, kojic and salicylic. A glycolic solution is applied for a deeper exfoliation followed by two anti-aging serums and a tightening mask. To finalize your treatment a hydrating antioxidant moisturizer with a sunscreen is applied. Your skin is left baby soft with a radiant glow.
The Enzyme Peel revitalizes the skin with fruit enzymes that gently remove superficial dead skin cells. Flower Extracts contribute mild organic acids to gently stimulate and tone skin while providing antioxidant protection. This peel is great for any skin type and is the ideal solution for skin too sensitive for a micropeel. Extractions can also be done with the Enzyme Peel. —$60
Salicylic Facial Treatment utilizes 20 and 30% salicylic, which are suitable for acne prone, oily and cystic prone skin. Skin will benefit from deep pore cleansing and light peel from this treatment.
Long, noticeable lashes is something every woman wants. These eyelash extensions are semi-permanent, customized lashes that give you a natural look. Lashes are applied by a certified professional. Soft, synthetic eyelashes are placed directly onto your own natural eyelashes. Extensions are available in various lengths, curls and thicknesses. Before and after results are visibly seen.
- Full set — $175
- 2–3 week fill — $50
- 3–4 week fill — $75
A great solution for that unwanted hair, waxing is a form of semi-permanent hair removal. The method removes hair from the root. Reaching below the skin’s surface, it is a highly effective method that leads to longer periods of hair-free skin, which can last for as long as four to six weeks depending on your own individual growth cycle.
- Brow — $17
- Chin — $15
- Lip — $15
- Underarm — $25 and up
- Bikini — $32 and up