SKINPEN & PRP, HYDRAFACIAL MD, SIGNATURE SPA FACIAL
For All Skin Types -
SKINPEN & PRP, HYDRAFACIAL MD, SIGNATURE SPA FACIAL
For All Skin Types -
We can dramatically improve acne scars, hyper pigmentation, minimize pores, soften fine lines and wrinkles, improve overall tone and texture, brighten and tighten the skin, with virtually no risk or down time for the patient. The philosophy in our practice has always been to perform treatments that increase and strengthen the dermal barrier vs. compromising it with a host of ablative treatments. The SkinPen is our number one go to treatment to accomplish this goal.
Treatments with SkinPen are typically tolerated very well by patients, many reporting that they feel little-to-no discomfort during the procedure. Your SkinPen provider will work with you to ensure your comfort during your procedure.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure; however, since the skin is being penetrated there will be some mild effects afterwards. These effects will vary based on needle depth used and intensity of treatment. Typical post-treatment effects are as follows:
- Day 1: Mild to moderate swelling and redness, similar to a mild sunburn. There may be some mild bruising as well.
- Day 2: Some persisting redness may be present, but all redness bruising and swelling should be diminishing.
- Day 3: Most redness, bruising and swelling should be nearly gone. Normal appearance with makeup may be achieved.
- Day 4: Appear mostly normal at this point with some minor swelling.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What Is SkinPen?
SkinPen by Bellus Medical is a medical grade, state of the art micro-needling tool available through skincare professionals only. SkinPen is designed to stimulate your skin's natural ability to produce new collagen formation creating healthier skin, and can be used to improve the appearance acne scars, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, skin texture as well as, fine lines and wrinkles. The repair process of your skin is accelerated by SkinPen through the creation of microscopic channels, which also allow products to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin resulting in better product outcomes.
How does SkinPen work?
The concept of micro-needling has been around for a while and is based upon the skin's ability to naturally repair itself when injured. Immediately following an injury, our skin begins the process of dissolving tissue damage and replacing it with new cells. Micro-needling allows for controlled induction of the skin's self-repair process by creating precise, micro-injuries in the skin, which automatically trigger new collagen synthesis without causing scar tissue formation. The micro-injuries also create channels that allow product to penetrate deeper into the skin resulting in better product efficacy.
What are the benefits?
There are numerous benefits received through use of SkinPen because new collagen production can reverse years of sun damage, improve the appearance of acne scars, stretch marks, and hyper-pigmentation as well as enhance the overall appearance of aging skin.
Who is a candidate?
One of the most exciting things about SkinPen is that it can be used on all types of skin and can be used to address a wide range of problems such as acne scars, stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles.
What areas of the body can I treat?
SkinPen's variable needle depth allows for versatility and therefore it can be used on many parts of the body, including the face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
What does it feel like?
The unique design of SkinPen allows for individualized settings, which makes the treatment very comfortable for most patients.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure typically takes 30 minutes depending on the size of the area treated, number of areas and the severity of damage on the skin. Following your consultation, your SkinPen provider can give you a better idea of what to expect.
What is the downtime?
The total healing time depends on the severity of the damaged skin and the depth of repair process required. On average, patients have some slight redness/pinkness (like a mild sunburn) for 2-4 days. Some patients may heal completely in 24 hours.
When will patients see results?
Many patients notice healthier looking skin immediately. However, the natural repair process of your own skin continues to progress over the course of several weeks. Keep in mind dermal collagen remodeling takes place over time. It is not realistic to expect damage that has occurred over an extensive period of time to disappear immediately. You may not see the final result until up to 3-6 months following your final session.
How many treatments are recommended?
The number of treatments required will be determined by your skincare professional based upon your individual treatment goals and the health of your skin. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 3 treatments spaced about 4 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 4-6 week intervals.
We also recommend developing a maintenance plan with your skincare professional to help maintain the glow and rejuvenating effects of your personalized SkinPen treatments.
Do I have to use a certain product line with SkinPen?
One of the many benefits to utilizing SkinPen is the versatility. You can use any product line of your choice. Please consult your skincare professional on which products will best aid in getting optimal results following your SkinPen treatment.
What are common reactions following the first treatment?
Most patients only experience some slight redness/pinkness (like a mild sunburn) for 2-4 days. However, the reaction to treatment depends on the severity of the damaged skin, the depth of repair process required, and how aggressive the treatment is performed.
Can I get a SkinPen treatment if I'm pregnant?
SkinPen is not recommended for pregnant women because the micro-needles produce micro-injuries on the skin, which naturally causes a repair process to begin. This healing process and production of new collagen requires vitamins and nutrients to be utilized that would otherwise be reserved for the unborn child.
Can SkinPen be used on all Fitzpatrick skin types?
Yes! In fact, this is a big advantage offered through SkinPen's technology. SkinPen treatments can be performed on all skin colors and types.
Is there anyone who should not use SkinPen?
Use of SkinPen is contraindicated for patients with: A history of keloid scars, scleroderma, collagen vascular diseases or cardiac abnormalities; a hemorrhagic disorder or hemostatic dysfunction; or an active bacterial or fungal infection.
Can I wear make-up immediately following a procedure?
Typically, patients can resume their normal makeup and skin care regimen 2-3 days following their SkinPen treatment. As this may vary based on the area and type of treatment performed, make sure to consult your SkinPen provider for their recommendation.
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The HydraFacial MD™ resurfacing procedure thoroughly cares for your skin, providing cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, and hydration all while Vortex –Fusing™ antioxidants, peptides, and Hyaluronic acid. Ranked above IPL, the HydraFacial™ is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that delivers instant results with no discomfort or downtime. The procedure is soothing, moisturizing, non-irritating and immediately effective.
The HydraFacial™ has been a favorite pre-red carpet treatment for the stars and is even enjoyed by the Prince of Monaco! It has also been featured on Fox, NBC, ABC, CBS The Doctors TV show, Allure Magazine, Essence Magazine, InStyle Wedding Magazine, and more.
The HydraFacial™ MD Thrives in
Northern Virginia at Longevity Wellness Center & Spa
Longevity Wellness Center & Spa is pleased to offer the HydraFacial™ MD in Northern Virginia. This facial treatment gives patients the results they’ve always wanted- skin that’s glowing and most importantly, skin that’s healthy. Dr.Patricia Petitt loves offering such a widely requested and effective treatment to her practice. “The results are truly amazing! Your skin will love you!”
The HydraFacial™ MD is a soothing, moisturizing, non-invasive skincare treatment for anyone who is looking to improve and maintain the health of their skin. Proven effective for all skin types, this 30-minute treatment delivers instant results with no discomfort or downtime.
The HydraFacial™ MD combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, and hydration all while delivering antioxidants, Hyaluronic Acid, peptides and other essential nutrients. The HydraFacial™ MD can have many skin benefits including enhanced skin tone and texture, reduced appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and improved appearance of oily or acne-prone skin.
Longevity Wellness Center & Spa is located at 9426 Battle Street, Suite 201, Manassas, VA 20110 Please call for more information , 571-208-1578 or visit our website at www.longevitywellnessspa.net
The HydraFacial™ MD was developed by Edge Systems Corporation, a worldwide leader in developing advanced aesthetic technologies. Located in Southern California, the company is known for its high quality, leading edge skincare products and systems. See www.edgeforlife.com or www.hydrafacial.com for more information.
Hollywood’s Favorite Treatment Comes To
Northern Virginia At Longevity Wellness Center & Spa
Hollywood loves the HydraFacial™ MD, and now this amazing treatment of the stars is available at Longevity Wellness Center & Spa. Celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Adrienne Maloof, Evan Rachel Wood, Kate Winslet, and Amy Poehler use the HydraFacial™ MD, and now Marie Osmond of “Donnie and Marie” can be added to the list! In a recent interview with Prevention Magazine, Marie was asked to share her skin secrets, and she said; “I’ve had a HydraFacial™, which is a non-laser skin resurfacing. I had a second procedure, which was done with infrared light; it tightens the skin and stimulates collagen to make your face look more toned. And I use a lot of sunscreen”.
There are so many treatments on the market, yet Hollywood doctors such as Dr. Paul Nassif, Dr. Harold Lancer and Dr. Zein Obagi are relying on the HydraFacial™ MD to get results. The HydraFacial™ MD treatment has been designed to nourish and moisturize the skin, leaving it soft, supple and hydrated- the perfect defense against dryness. The HydraFacial™ MD combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, and hydration all in one quick, non-invasive treatment. It is truly beneficial for everyone, with serums that specifically target skin issues including sun damage, blackheads, whiteheads, enlarged pores, brown spots, uneven skin tone, and fine lines and wrinkles.
The HydraFacial™ MD was developed by Edge Systems Corporation, a worldwide leader in advanced aesthetic technologies. Located in Southern California, the company is known for its high quality, leading edge skincare products and systems. See www.edgeforlife.comor www.hydrafacial.com for more information.
Spa Signature Facial
60 min. $135.00 (special pricing with packages)
At Longevity Wellness Center & Spa we are proud to offer our unique approach to holistic european skin therapy.
We designed the SPA SIGNATURE FACIAL to be able to evaluate your skin to determine the exact procedures necessary for your skin's health and longlasting beauty.
One of the innovative tools utilized with this treatment is ULTRASONIC MICRODERMABRASION, using the newest technique available to date to effect exfoliation - a gentle removal of dea skin cells for a cleaner, healthier complexion without redness and irritation. We also have the option of using traditional microdermabrasion using DiamondTome which is similar to crystal microdermabrasion but withou the loose particles.
With the SPA SIGNATURE FACIAL, since it is customized to your needs, the treatment could include surface peeling, manual lymph drainage, mask, as well as the Ultrasonic Microdermabrasion. There is no ala carte with these treatments so the cost of treatment is always the same. We know you are going to love being pampered with these treatments!