“Deciding on a laser hair removal clinic is not an easy thing.  When I first went looking, I had a million questions. Is it going to work?  How much is it going to cost? How long will it take?  Will my hair grow back?  Can my young daughter get it done?  What are the risks, etc?  I had a million questions. I called around to a number of different places and was given quite a few sales pitches, but limited information. However when I talked to the team at Scottsdale Microneedling and Laser Esthetics, I knew I was dealing with people that knew what they were doing and were more interested in making sure I had all the answers I needed than just making an appointment.  

My first visit was another positive experience. The staff was very friendly, Kris Groop was incredibly easy going, yet extremely informative, and the procedure was almost painless. Everyone at the clinic continually goes above and beyond to make us feel like family. Both my daughter and I have had amazing results, and have felt more than comfortable referring all of our friends. I wouldn’t hesitate to suggest to anyone considering hair removal or photofacials to talk to the team at Scottsdale Microneedling.”

Jackie L.Phoenix

Scottsdale Microneedling FAQ

What is Microneedling?

Collagen induction therapy has been well researched and well documented as a safe and effective treatment in acne scarring, anti-aging, reducing the appearance of surgical scars and stretch marks, skin resurfacing, and in the treatment of burns and other skin damage. Fractional laser treatments and the SkinStylus® Microneedling System both use collagen induction therapy as the primary mechanism of action by creating numerous small microchannels through the skin, which stimulates the body to produce new collagen and remodel the treatment area. Instead of using laser energy to burn these microchannels through the skin, the SkinStylus® uses disposable Biolock™ needle cartridges propelled by the SkinStylus® to create microchannels. This mechanical creation of microchannels avoids the use of heat, thermal energy, or chemicals and virtually eliminates post treatment sensitivity and down-time while achieving spectacular results. Additionally, these microchannels allow large topical molecules that normally cannot penetrate the skin, to pass through the microchannels and help beautify the skin. The SkinStylus® Microneedling System utilizes topicals specifically designed for microneedling. EstheCeuticals® provides the treatment area the necessary nutrients to rapidly improve the appearance of the skin.

What is the SkinStylus® Microtherapy System?

The SkinStylus® Microtherapy System is a revolutionary treatment protocol that provides skin care professionals the ability to offer exceptional results with a fractional treatment (beautify the skin) that has little to no down time for the patient. Unlike other popular automatic microneedling systems, SkinStylus® is the ONLY microtherapy system that can be autoclave sterilized! The SkinStylus® seven step safety system prevents cross-contamination between patients and incorporates the patent-pending Biolock™ cartridge.

Scottsdale Microneedling & Laser Esthetics is unique in that the skincare professionals performing the treatments and protocols being used with patients were specially trained by the inventors of SkinStylus®. In many cases, Kris Groop herself performs these treatments. Kris’ years of experience allows Scottsdale Microneedling & Laser Esthetics to provide treatment results that cannot be matched anywhere else.

How do EstheCeuticals® help my skin look better?

The SkinStylus® Microneedling System includes EstheCeuticals® microneedling products based on research, not hype. Active incredients such as vitamin C, retinol, copper peptide, vitamin D, ferulic acid, alpha-lipoic acid and native hyaluronic acid are carefully combined into a powerfully effective, yet simple regime: EstheCeuticals® Nytamin A for nightly home use, EstheCeuticals® Vitamin C and/or Brightening Cream use just prior to treatment, EstheCeuticals® HA-Cu Serum for professional use immediately after microneedle application via the AirStylus™ ambient air delivery unit, and a post care HA-Cu Recovery Cream.

EstheCeuticals® provide clients the skin nutrition to achieve spectacular results at an exceptionally reasonable price. EstheCeuticals® were formulated by Kristin Groop and are only sold at Scottsdale Microneedling & Laser Esthetics and by a few select practitioners trained by Kristin.

In keeping with FDA regulations, EstheCeuticals® are cosmetics designed to help enhance and beautify the skin.

I have dark skin. What treatments can I have done that are effective without the risk of burning?

Unlike laser, IPL, and chemical peels, the SkinStylus® Microtherapy System can be used on all skin types without fear of hypopigmentation, hyperpigmention, burning, and most importantly, recent mild to moderate sun exposure. This is a big advantage for those with darker skin and for those who are active outdoors. Gone are the days of rescheduling due to the client having been at the pool prior to a fractional laser treatment.

I am active outdoors and have been told that I need to stay out of the sun in order to get a fractional laser treatment. Is there any other treatment I can do?

Unlike laser, IPL, and chemical peels, the SkinStylus® Microtherapy System can be used on all skin types without fear of hypopigmentation, hyperpigmention, burning, and most importantly, recent mild to moderate sun exposure. This is a big advantage for those with darker skin and for those who are active outdoors. Gone are the days of rescheduling due to the client having been at the pool prior to a fractional laser treatment.

Is there research to support the SkinStylus® Microtherapy System?

Significant research has been done on collagen induction therapy, microneedling, and transcutaneous topical delivery. Kristin Groop is one of the most experienced microneedling researchers and practitioners. She is an international speaker, has published many articles and has literally trained thousands of other practitioners. Kristin is also the co-inventor of the SkinStylus® Microtherapy System with Biolock™ technology, the first and only microneedling system that can be autoclave sterilized. Kristin has developed and copyrighted esthetics, laser, and microneedling curricula which provide the most comprehensive training available. Kristin is currently writing an advanced microneedling textbook. In addition to researching, teaching, and engineering both microneedling and lasers, Kristin attends to the skincare needs of a small, exclusive patient base here in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Who will I be treated by at Scottsdale Microneedling & Laser Esthetics?

Founded in 2008, Scottsdale Microneedling & Laser Esthetics is the medspa associated with Esthetic Advisor Laser Academy (EALA), the nation’s most comprehensive advanced medical esthetics training facility.  While EALA trains practitioners advanced techniques and procedures, the staff at Scottsdale Microneedling & Laser Esthetics employs only the best and most experienced practitioners. Our staff is made up of doctors, nurses, and estheticians with extensive training in many modalities of laser, esthetic, and microneedling treatments.  We offer a boutique medspa environment not a high volume facility where clients are rushed in and out of the practice. In addition to our talented staff and boutique facility, the superior results obtained at Scottsdale Microneedling and Laser Esthetics are what keeps our clients coming back year after year.

I have seen social media specials such as Groupon® advertising similar services at lower prices. Why should I come to Scottsdale Microneedling & Laser Esthetics?

While we understand clients wanting to save money, the old adage of “you get what you pay for” definitely holds true with medspa services. Rather than trying a discounted meal, esthetic services requires experienced professionals in order to ensure safety as well as deliver results. Our practitioners are career skincare professionals with years of experience and advanced degrees. Talking with thousands of clients and our own experiences has shown that clients actually save money and get results when treatments are performed by experienced professionals who know what they are doing. In order for most medspas to continue to operate with social media advertising specials, most are forced to hire entry-level, low paid staff and then schedule several patients per hour. At Scottsdale Microneedling & Laser Esthetics we believe that the results our clients obtain by virtue of our advanced protocols, cutting-edge technology, and expert practitioners far surpass the results achieved at discount spas. We are confident that while we are not the least expensive, we offer our clients exceptional results at a reasonable cost.

Can the SkinStylus® Microtherapy System be combined with other treatments such as chemical peels?

As the SkinStylus® Microtherapy System does not remove or burn the epidermis, recovery is much faster than other treatment modalities. SkinStylus® treatments can be alternated with other treatments such as chemical peels or photofacial/IPL. The AirStylus™ can be used after laser treatment to apply EstheCeuticals® products that dramatically enhance the results of these treatments.

How many microneedling sessions will I need to see results?

Microneedling, like other modalities, is used to treat various conditions and beautify the skin. Each client’s skin, conditions, severity, relative health, lifestyle, and budget are different. For example, the SkinStylus® protocol for scars is different than the SkinStylus® protocol for age management. Generally speaking, our clients report seeing results after the first or second session with many treatment plans consisting of 5-8 treatments and 2 maintenance treatments per year after than. Again, results may vary from person to person.

One of the benefits that sets Scottsdale Microneedling & Laser Esthetics apart is that we don’t use a cookie cutter or “package” approach to skincare. Instead, a comprehensive assessment of each client is performed by an experienced skincare practitioner. We don’t rush clients in and out. We take the time to discuss each client’s goals, issues, expectations, lifestyles, upcoming events, and other factors so a comprehensive treatment plan can be developed. This ensures that each client knows exactly what is being done, why it is being done, what results should be expected, what the client can do to get even better results, and how to maintain the results among other things. This expert assessment combined with our sophisticated technology provide exceptional results for our clients.

For clients getting prepared for a special event, we have the experience and technologies to make sure you look the way you want to on your special days, without surprises. Additionally, many of our clients have experienced faster healing and better results with cosmetic surgeries by allowing us to help prepare them and their skin for these procedures. We have established a referral relationship with several of the top plastic surgeons in the Greater Phoenix area.

What services are provided at Scottsdale Microneedling & Laser Esthetics?

Scottsdale Microneedling & Laser Esthetics is a full service medspa for men and women. We provide a comprehensive list of services including:

Botox® and fillers

Laser hair reduction

Photofacial/IPL

Age management protocols

Event based treatments (look the way you want on your special day)

Vivace RF Microneedling treatments

SkinStylus® Microtherapy treatments

Lifestyle mitigation (we help smokers and sun worshippers lessen the impact these factors have on the skin)

Chemical peels

Facials

Fractional laser treatments

Laser tattoo removal

Dermaplaning

Spider vein removal

Several other services.

If you would like to schedule one of the above services, please call us at (480) 369-6905 or complete the form below.

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Am I a good candidate for microneedling?

The SkinStylus® Microtherapy System can be safely performed on all skin types and all skin colors. SkinStylus ® can treat sensitive and fragile areas that are difficult to treat with other procedures. These areas include the eyes, the neck and the back of the hands. However, it is not suitable for patients who:

Are pregnant or breast feeding

Have used Accutane (isotretinoin) within the last three months

Have open wounds, cuts or abrasions on the skin

Have had radiation treatment to the skin within the last year

Have an active skin infection or condition in the area to be treated

Have any history of keloid or hypertrophic scars or poor wound healing

Are taking Coumadin (Warfarin®)

Contact us to schedule a complimentary skin analysis at (480) 369-6905. We can discuss your treatment and decide together if microneedling is appropriate.

Are Vivace and SkinStylus® treatments painful?

Many clients find SkinStylus® treatments are very manageable without anesthetic. However, a topical numbing cream can certainly be applied prior to treatment to minimize any discomfort. Topical numbing cream is applied before the Vivace RF Microneedling treatment.

What will I look like after my SkinStylus® microtherapy treatment?

Most clients will experience redness and mild swelling  that is similar in appearance to mild sunburn for 24-48 hours and there may be minimal pin-point bleeding and/or bruising. Within a week or two, clients notice that their skin is smoother and more radiant looking. The full effects of the treatment are often not seen until a few months later.

What does the SkinStylus® microtherapy procedure involve?

The skincare professionals at Scottsdale Microneedling & Laser Esthetics are nationally recognized experts in both laser and microneedling esthetics. We are doctors, nurses, esthetic and laser instructors that literally wrote the book on both microneedling and laser esthetics and have a passion for safely bringing the latest skincare technologies to the Greater Phoenix area (and the rest of the world).  Our team invented the SkinStylus® Microtherapy System with Biolock™ technology, have taught thousands of practitioners how to safely and effectively microneedle and operate esthetic lasers/IPL, have spent years researching lasers and microneedling, have developed research supported protocols used nationwide, and write books, publish articles and speak at medical conventions around the world. Clients who expect the very best can rest assured that SkinStylus®  and Vivace treatments are performed by skincare professionals with years of microneedling experience and success.

After a thorough assessment is performed and a treatment plan developed many clients are encouraged to begin a daily EstheCeuticals® regimen for two weeks prior to receiving the first SkinStylus® treatment as we have found this dramatically increases results. However, there are many cases where clients are given their first SkinStylus® treatment on the same day as the complimentary consultation, if time permits.

Before microneedling, the skin is cleansed and numbing cream may be applied to lessen discomfort. Your practitioner will apply the appropriate EstheCeutical® microneedling topical according to what protocol and condition is being treated. The SkinStylus® Microtherapy System uses the patent pending Biolock™ cartridge attached to the autoclave sterilized nose cone of the SkinStylus® device. The SkinStylus® Microtherapy System with Biolock™ technology is the first and ONLY microneedling system that can be autoclave sterilized. This prevents cross-contamination with fluids from the previous microneedling client. This is a critical issue in deciding who will perform your microneedling treatment and how you will be protected from cross-contamination.

The Biolock™ cartridge creates microchannels in the skin that dramatically increase the absorption of the EstheCeuticals®. As Scottsdale Microneedling & Laser Esthetics skin professionals are doctors or are directly supervised by a medical director (doctor), in many cases, the depth of penetration into the skin may reach past the epidermis. In these cases, microinjuries are created that stimulate the bodies own innate healing response. These microinjuries, depending on the protocol being used, can break down scar tissue, form new, healthier looking tissue, even out skintone, and beautify the skin.

One main difference that makes the SkinStylus® and Vivace protocols unique is the use of the AirStylus™.  We designed this device to use air pressure to increase the concentration of molecules that enter into the microchannels that were created by the SkinStylus®. Our experience has also shown that, in addition to this benefit, when the cooling sensation of the AirStylus™ is alternated with the SkinStylus® during the treatment, clients find the procedure far more comfortable and even enjoyable.

Immediately after completing the microneedling treatment with SkinStylus® and AirStylus™ devices, specific EstheCeuticals® aftercare topicals are applied. Clients are then encouraged to continue with the daily regimen of EstheCeuticals® for home use.

All of these factors together with our research, experience and superior technology, allow our clients to achieve stunning results while keeping them safe from cross-contamination. Contact us today to find out more about the revolutionary SkinStylus® Microtherapy System and receive a complimentary skin assessment by calling (480) 369-6905.

What is the Vivace RF Microneedling System?

The Vivace Experience™ combines cutting edge fractional energy technology with the latest breakthroughs in topical anesthetics, treatment serums, and recovery care to create an incomparable, comfortable patient experience. Vivace patients are raving about both the immediate and ongoing results with less pain and downtime than experienced with any other fractional treatment.With results you can see, you’ll look and feel your best at any age. The Vivace Experience™ lets you face the mirror with confidence!

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