Microneedling has become the most popular procedure for skin rejuvenation. This procedure is painless when performed after the application of numbing cream. The automatic Microneedling SkinPen is used to pass tiny needles deep into the epidermis and dermis of the skin. This is a type of collagen induction therapy, stimulating the body’s natural healing response and promoting the production of youthful type I collagen to restore the glow of your skin, and reduce discoloration, fine lines, and wrinkles, and improve acne scarring.
At Faces Medspa, we use SkinPen, which is the only FDA-approved microneedling device on the market. At Faces Medspa, you can be assured that you are getting the highest quality, safest microneedling treatment available.
WHAT IT TREATS
60 minutes per treatment
Some patients may experience slight swelling and redness comparable to a mild sunburn for 2-4 days
Most patients see their full results between 4-6 weeks following treatment
We recommend 1 to 2 maintenance treatment per year
NUMBER OF TREATMENTS
We typically recommend a series of 3-5 SkinPen treatments
The average cost of a SkinPen treatment is $350
SAFE FOR ALL SKIN TYPES
ELIMINATE FINE LINES AND WRINKLES
TREAT ACNE SCARRING
EVEN OUT SKIN TONE AND TEXTURE
The SkinPen® is the best and most effective microneedling device out there today. It can be customized to your specific needs with needles that can be adjusted to varying depths. The SkinPen® also glides over skin easily and offers consistent results.
Microneedling has a range of different benefits. First, microneedling is able to address many of the different signs of aging. With the production of collagen and elastin, the fine lines and wrinkles around your mouth, nose and eyes will be gradually reduced. Microneedling with SkinPen® will also help to gradually reduce age spots and hyperpigmentation.
Microneedling can also reduce the look of scars that were caused by acne breakouts. Usually, when a blemish ruptures it will damage the surrounding tissue, and then your skin rebuilds itself with disorganized collagen. Microneedling wears away that scarred collagen and prompts new collagen to heal over the area.
Before we begin, we use a topical atheistic so that the treatment is also pain free. You may experience some tenderness or redness, which is expected as your skin will be healing itself, but that should go away within 24 hours.
SKINPEN with PRP
For some of our Dubuque Medspa patients, combining the microneedling treatment with the application of platelet rich plasma (PRP) can enchance the treatment results. This super rejuvenating booster is designed to use your body’s own growth factors to help the skin from the inside out.
PRP is used in many medical fields as a tool to assist in tissue regeneration, wound healing, scar revision, skin rejuvenation and even hair loss. Our blood is made of two main parts: red blood cells and plasma. Plasma, the action ingredient in this treatment, contains white blood cells and platelets. Platelets are typically responsible for your blood’s ability to form a clot after a cut, but they also contain growth factors, which act as messengers to signal various cell types to carry out their designated function. When used in facial plastic surgery, growth factor-rich PRP helps repair blood vessels, promote cell growth and wound healing, and stimulate collagen production for younger looking skin.
We use Selphyl Platelet-Rich Fibrin which is also called "second generation PRP" because unlike other PRP, growth factors are released over 7 days, leading to enhanced results.
What do neuromodulators do?Neuromodulators (including Botox and Dysport) relax the muscles and reduce fine lines and wrinkles in the face and neck. These treatments combat forehead lines, glabella lines ("11's" between the brows), crows feet (around the eyes), smile lines, neck lines, and other wrinkles associated with aging. They can also be used to help sculpt and lift facial features including for a nonsurgical brow lift and a nonsurgical neck lift.
What is the difference between BOTOX and Dysport?While BOTOX and Dysport both use the same substance (botulinum toxin A) and are based on the same mechanism of action, the size of the molecules in the injections are significantly different. Dysport contains smaller molecules of botulinum toxin type A than BOTOX. - Dysport can spread through your cells more easily - Dysport may begin working slightly faster than BOTOX - Results from Dysport and Botox last for a similar amount of time
How many units of Botox will I need? How many units of Dysport will I need?The amount of units needed can differ from person to person depending upon your desired outcome, the area of concern to be treated, the strength of the muscles in the area, and whether the treatment is for prevention or to treat existing fine lines and wrinkles and their severity.
When will I see results from Botox and Dysport?Most patients can expect to notice early results of Dysport between two to five days following treatment, while results from Botox may take seven to fourteen days. The degree of muscle relation can continue to evolve for about two weeks and the results last for three to four months. The longer the BOTOX treatments have been routinely performed, the more relaxed the facial wrinkles will appear over time. Results of Dysport are similar, but often with a slightly quicker onset of action.
How long does Botox last? How long does Dysport last?Results may vary based upon the dose given, as well as on muscle strength of the area and metabolism, as our bodies metabolize (or break down) the Neuromodulators over time. Treatment to maintain your results are recommend every three to four months. Using medical grade skin care products at home as part of a daily skin care regime can help to maintain your results and improve the appearance and quality of your skin.
Does Botox and Dysport hurt?Many of us are not big fans of shots, especially needles in general. However, Neuromodulators are generally quickly injected with a minimal amount of discomfort, using the smallest needle available. Many of our patients barely notice the injections.
Who are good candidates for BOTOX and Dysport?BOTOX and Dysport have been proven safe and effective for treatment of a wide variety of patient and wrinkle types, however, the earlier the treatment is started, the more favorable the results can be. Some patients are not candidates for this type of treatment and include those diagnosed with neurological conditions or disorders affecting muscle movement, history of allergy to the botulinum toxin product, or those with unrealistic expectations from the treatment. Patients who are pregnant or nursing are discouraged from undergoing treatment.
BROADBAND LIGHT THERAPY
The BBL helps turn back the visible signs of aging, anywhere on the body. The light energy delivered by Forever Young BBL HERO™ selectively targets problem areas such as pigment, redness and vessels.
The HydraFacial is a non-invasive skin resurfacing treatment that improves not only the health but also the appearance of your skin. The HydraFacial is the next generation microdermabrasion