SkinPen Microneedling, transformation from the inside out!

Microneedling with SkinPen - Med Spa Tempe AZ

We LOVE microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy. In fact, we love it so much that if we HAD to choose just 1 treatment to have for the rest of our lives, THIS would be it! It is an amazing treatment with big results and little downtime.

We use the SkinPen Microneedling device. Over the years, we have tried many and SkinPen is the most effective, most reliable and has the least downtime.

Here’s how it works:

Essentially we stamp millions of tiny microchannels through the skin at varying depths creating tiny little wounds. This signals the skins’ wound healing process. Through that process the body stimulates new cells and new collagen and elastin in an attempt to heal the wounds. With all of that new collagen the dermis (lower level of the skin) thickens, smoothing out the top layer of skin. This process is known as dermal remodeling.

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SkinPen Microneedling Treatment in Frisco TX and Plano TX

Microneedling is safe for ALL skintypes and helps treat so many skincare concerns such as lines and wrinkles, acne scarring and texure issues such as crepeyness or bumpiness. It helps to lighten hyperpigmentation spots and even out skin-tone. It helps your skin to act and therefore look..younger.

Most people need several treatments to see result, depending on their concern. We recommend starting with 3 session 4-6 weeks apart.

Dermaplaning vs Microdermabrasion: What’s the Difference??

If you are a skincare professional or a skincare junkie, this post will probably bore you. But, we get this question all the time. Mostly from people who are new to skincare and in their defense, these two words DO sound very similar. So lets break it down:


Dermaplaning vs Microdermabrasion:

A physical exfoliation done with a scalpel blade. The pressure applied and amount of passes done on the skin determines how much of the top layer gets removed. Most people like dermaplaning for its ability to remove vellus hair or “peach fuzz”.

A physical exfoliation that removes the very outer layer of dead skin. I often compare it to sanding a deck or rough wood. It smooths the surface and allows better penetration of topical products applied. Microdermabrasion is nice for treating superficial texture issues such as pore size and crepeyness and does brighten the skin to a small degree.

There should be no downtime with either of these treatments as they are so superficial. I tell clients to expect to look and feel slightly sunburned for a few hours after IF they are sensitive or if any extractions were done with the treatment.

Both of these treatments are offered in our Basic Membership Program. For more info or to schedule an appointment call us at (720)-420-4090.

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Heliocare: SPF in a pill?

Here in Colorado, we are constantly battling the effects of the sun on the skin. The sun is the reason we live here but it can wreak havoc, causing sun damage in the form of brown spots, fine lines and wrinkles and chronic redness. Not to mention skin cancer but we’ll leave that to the Dermatologists!

What is Heliocare?

Heliocare Ultra is an oral supplement taken once daily that decreases inflammation in the body and fights off free radical damage. While this is a great thing for anyone in any location, it’s especially important in a state like ours where the UV radiation is so concentrated and intense.


Heliocare’s broad spectrum antioxidant blend is a rare and powerful one. It is derived from a fern native to Central and South America call Polypodium leucotomos. Once an aquatic plant, this fern had to adapt to being a land plant, therefore developing incredible resilance to the sun’s harmful rays. Taken internally it provides HUGE antioxidant and antiinflammatory protection. It even helps block DNA damage and mutation caused by UV radiation which can prevent many, many unwanted side effects.


Studies confirm that the long-term use of Fernblock inhibits photoaging and cancer-forming cells, as well as a decrease in UVB-induced skin changes. We recommend Heliocare Ultra as a powerful addition to your topical skin care regime year-round, but especially in the summer months when sunlight exposure is in its prime.

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Skincare Essentials Part 2

Skincare Essentials

Skincare Essentials in your 50’s and 60’s

Skincare treatments in these decades are going to be determined by how you’ve treated it up until now and what your major concerns are. Skincare essentials like strong chemical peels and microneedling with radio frequency are huge collagen producers and will smooth and tighten skin the most effectively. Using “full dermal health” lasers will help rejuvinate skin and prevent further damage.

Your 50’s is not the time to go easy on your skin as your likely to not see any results. The skin in your 50’s and 60’s needs the extra push to stimulate collagen and produce results. One of our highly recommended skincare essentials is Ultherapy. This should be done every 6-12 months depending on your level of laxity. Ultherapy not only stimulates collagen at extremely deep levels but also elastin which gives our skin that nice snap back and resilance youthful skin has.

This is also the time to start doing some injectables if you haven’t already. Injectables can be scary for some, we’ve all seen the celebrities and “houswives” that look overfilled. Injectables are nothing to be afraid of if performed by a skilled injector with the same natural aesthetic as you. Injectables can soften fine and deep wrinkles but also prevent them from ever forming. Some injectables are important for rebuilding your skin’s “scaffolding’ or underlying structures to lift and firm the face. There is a lot that they can do and tend to have very quick results.


As for skincare essentials at home, retinol is a must. Try to use a retinol that you can tolerate nightly, (We can make recommendations). Use an anti-aging/color correcting serum daily if you aren’t already. Revision DEJ Booting Serum is the best! This will revive your skincells and get them to start acting and looking like much younger skincells.  A topical line relaxer around the eyes and mouth can soften and prevent wrinkles from getting deeper. We recommend Revision Revox. And of course a heavy duty moisturizer day and night to seal in those corrective ingredients and keep skin hydrated! skincare essentials


Skincare Essentials for Every Decade

Skincare Essentials

Skincare can be extremely overwhelming these days. As we all have heard by now, prevention is easier than treatment. But what does that mean, exactly? We’re here to tell you. Skincare essentials

In your 20’s

If we’re lucky enough to get our hands on you in your 20’s, you’re golden! This is the time when your skin is at it’s best. Hydration is good, collagen and elastin are in abundance, and most likely you aren’t showing signs of excessive sun damage. In your 20’s we will focus on prevention. Treatments such as Hydrafacial, microdermabrasion or light to medium chemical peels. The key is consistancy. With consistant treatments, the skin stays looking and feeling great without getting too aggressive.

Home Skincare Essentials for your 20’s 

Products will be minimal and basic. A medical grade antioxidant serum and SPF in the morning and a light retinol at night. These will prevent collagen loss and sundamage.If you have oily or acneic skin, we will recommend different alpha and/or beta hydroxy acids to  If you are excessively dry or your undereyes are a concern, we can recommend a product or 2 to add to your regimen. No need to go crazy and use 10 different products, your skin is able to thrive on a simple routine. You don’t need much when you have a few medical grade, super corrective products.

In your 30’s

This is the time to get serious about your skincare, if you haven’t already, seek out a professional Aesthetician to guide you. The good news is your skin is most likely experiencing less acne and oiliness but possibly showing more signs of sundamage in the form of hyperpigmentation. Melasma may be popping up as well. This is most common in women with hormonal changes such as pregnancy, breastfeeding or taking birth control. Your 30’s are also when your collagen production starts to deplete.  Consistant treatments are still the key. Medium to deep chemical peels here and there are excellent for treating multiple concerns such as hyperpigmentation, large pores, fine lines and for prevention in the form of collagen production.  Microneedling is a great way to produce collagen and treat all textural issues. Laser treatments such as AdvaTx are great for treating reds and browns in the skin and smoothing out uneven texture. This is the time to treat a concern before it gets worse.

Home Skincare Essentials for your 30’s

If you have been using basic medical grade skincare thus far,  no need to change too much. We  may need to add an extra brightening ingredient if sundamage is prevelant. Add a retinol if you haven’t already or increase the strength. Think of retinols as a 401K for your skin. They are essential for preserving the collagen  you have and producing more. They also increase cell turnover causing your skincells to act younger and allowing other ingredients to penetrate better. You may need to add a hydrating serum, especially if you live in Colorado, or add a highly moisturizing cream/mask at night to prevent water loss. Eye cream is a must in your 30’s. The skin around the eyes is the thinnest on the whole body so nuture it now, you will thank us later. And of course continuing using an SPF daily that you love. This is a good time to start using one that is a bit thicker and has more active ingredients.Think of your skincare regimen as an investment.

In your 40’s

Your 40’s can present some interesting and frustrating skin changes. Collagen and elastin production slow dramatically, making wrinkles, dullness and discoloration more noticable. Also, the 40’s can present hormonal changes causing adult acne. Good times. This is a time where you will want to find a good balance between exfoliation and hydration, especially in dryer climates. Obviously, consistant treatments are important, but this is a great time to throw in some “big gun” treatments as well. Ultherapy is #1 when it comes to collagen and elastin production, helping defy the effects of gravity. Ultherapy provides great lift and tone to skin beginning to show signs of sagging. Microneedling and Radio Frequency treatments are excellent throughout the year as well.

Home Skincare Essentials for your 40’s 

Homecare regimen will look similar to your 30″s, excellent medical grade and/or prescription correctives. You made need to use a heavier moisturizer at night as moisture production is extremely low. Eye cream is a must around eyes and lips. A product such as Revox Line Relaxer is a great addition to your regimen as it targets reduction and prevention of motion lines, the lines we treat with neuromodulators such as botox. This can really help keep the skin smooth and youthful