Microneedling, otherwise known as collagen induction therapy is an anti-aging facial treatment performed to help improve skin texture, hyperpigmentation (discoloration of the skin), and decrease acne scaring. The device uses nine tiny needles that penetrate the skin creating micro-injuries to your face and neck. This triggers your wound healing process to increase new skin cell turnover, collagen production, and firms the skin. Microneedling also helps to soften fine lines and wrinkles, as well as, firming the skin. As we age, our bones shrink but our skin doesn’t and that causes saggy skin. Microneedling encourages your skin to tighten all while preventing aging.
Process: 10 minutes to numb; 30 minutes for the procedure
Pain: you are numbed prior to your treatment using a topical lidocaine cream so the procedure is more than tolerable.
After Care: You must avoid the sun for five days following treatment. Do not book this procedure close to a major event, as your face will be pink for 2-3 days. You can wear makeup after. Your skin will feel dry as it exfoliates and tightens. Please follow your providers instructions on aftercare. This includes washing your face morning and night, and applying a medical grade facial lotion. Epionce Recovery kit is idea post procedure and is $39.
Results: You will see results after completing just one session. However, your provider will help you determine how many sessions are needed to reach your aesthetic goals. Dependent on the severity of your skin condition, most clients are encouraged to complete 3-6 sessions. Treatments may be performed once every 4 weeks. After you’ve completed your series and your skin has received the desired results, you can treat yourself once or twice a year to maintain the results.
At Empire Aesthetics, we offer a variety of chemical peels custom to your skins needs. Your service provider will discuss the differences with you. Chemical Peels use a series of highly concentrated acids to reduce hyperpigmentation, sun spots, acne, scarring, and increase cell turnover. By exfoliating off the dead skin cells, it creates room for new healthy cells and stimulates collagen and elastin. This creates a firmer, softer, more radiant glow. We offer a variety of chemical peels…some of which you will physically peel for a couple of days. However, we also have chemical peels where you have no downtime! You can enjoy all of the benefits of a chemical peel without the downtime of physically peeling after. This aggressive anti-aging facial can be turned into a royal facial in which you will enjoy a hot steam treatment, purifying toner to balance the skins pH, blackhead extractions, dermaplane, collagen eye mask, and enriched firming mask for extra hydration and collagen production. Please prepare to stay out of the sun while your skin is healing for 3-7 days.
Glycolic Acid: antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, reduces acne.
Salicylic Acid: antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, significantly reduces acne.
Malic Acid: hydration, exfoliation or removal of dead skin cells, reduction in wrinkles, improved skin smoothness, complexion, and tone.
Lactic Acid: brightens, smooths, and evens skin, while also making it appear firmer. It helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and loosens the bond between dead skin cells to reveal a more radiant complexion.
Vitamin B12 Injections
Vitamin b12 is an intramuscular injection given in the upper arm. Vitamin b12 works to help increase your metabolism so you can burn fat, boosts your immune system, increased energy, mental focus, and clarity. It has also been proven to help aid in better sleep (REM sleep cycle). Vitamin B12 injections are $25 each or 4 for $75.
Kybella is made up of Deoxycholic acid. It is the only FDA approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells in the treatment area, under the chin to improve the appearance of your profile and reduce a “double chin.” Results are permanent. However, do plan for this accordingly. You will be swollen in the treatment area for approximately 1-4 weeks. It takes up to six months for full results to appear and the fat cells to be destroyed. Treatment consists of 2-6 vials. Clients may do a series of two vials at a time, two months apart, until they achieve their optimal results.
Dermaplaning is a skin treatment that uses a professional exfoliating blade to skim dead skin cells and vellus hair from your face. Dermaplane can be used for any skin type and anyone with acne scars. Dermaplane helps to soften wrinkles, smooth the face, and gives a more radiant glow. At Empire Aesthetics, we like to perform a dermaplane in conjunction with a chemical peel or HydroJelly mask for optimal results. As an added bonus, all of your makeup and products will penetrate better after a dermaplane treatment.
High Frequency uses a series of Argon and Neon gasses to oxygenate the face, kill off bacteria causing acne and inflammation, and soften wrinkles. This is only a $10 add on to any service.