ALLYN

AESTHETICS

Allyn Aesthetics was founded in 2019, designed to bring an array of medical and non-medical aesthetic, wellness, and boutique shopping services to the beautiful people of Mt. Juliet and the greater Nashville area.

Just East of Music City, Mt. Juliet is a wonderful place to live and work, offering proximity to the city with a small town feel. We are conveniently located at the corner of Mt. Juliet Rd. and Division Street, right in front of the Vintage Station North apartments. Allyn Aesthetics is proud to offer services in a clean, modern space with abundant parking, close to shops, restaurants, and the Music City Star rail line.

Allyn Aesthetics is Nurse Practitioner owned and operated with the collaboration of Dr. Lorina Poe.


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MISSION
To help our clients look and feel their best, boosting energy and self-confidence by nurturing both inner and outer beauty. To offer our clients myriad ways by which to achieve their beauty and wellness goals. To provide natural-looking aesthetic enhancements, medical-grade, results-driven skincare, current and expert-level styling, and top-of-the-line equipment and techniques to optimize beauty and wellness.

VISION

To become Mt. Juliet's premier destination for non-surgical cosmetic enhancements, skin care, aesthetics, and mind/body wellness. To grow our brand as a name recognized for superior professionals who provide elite-level care and achieve dramatic, consistent results, while optimizing client safety and satisfaction.

VALUES
HONESTY
INTEGRITY
KINDNESS
PROFESSIONALISM
TEAMWORK

Mt. Juliet Help Center

The Mt. Juliet Help Center is dedicated to providing temporary & emergency food, utility, & clothing assistance to families in western Wilson County. Our purpose is to help bridge the gap when families are unable to provide basic necessities. We offer compassionate support & maintain the dignity of our clients while partnering with local churches & other community organizations. Current donation needs are posted every Wednesday and can be dropped off at Allyn Aesthetics. We'll give you 10% off your visit for each time you donate!

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MJ Animal Shelter Volunteer Organization

The Mount Juliet Animal Shelter Volunteer Organization is a non-profit organization that supports the local Animal Control of Mount Juliet, TN. Values: -To engage the hearts, hands and minds of Mount Juliet to help abandoned, lost, and stray animals. -To educate the community in the humane treatment of animals. -To help Mount Juliet Animal Services maintain a low euthanasia facility through mandatory sterilization of all animals before placement. -To promote financial support and volunteerism.

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Mt. Juliet Challenger Baseball

The Mount Juliet Challenger Baseball League exists to provide opportunities for intellectually and physically challenged individuals to participate in the game of baseball in a recreational, non-competitive setting.

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Sherry's Hope

Sherry’s Hope is dedicated to sharing the hope of Christ, protecting the health of our community, and supporting those who are fighting cancer. We strive daily to be good stewards of the funds that are entrusted to us, to share the love of Jesus to the families we serve, and pray for God’s continued blessings, grace and faithfulness; that we may show Him to all we encounter. Join the Allyn Aesthetics team for Sherry's Run- show us your registration or donation receipt for 10% off any product or service!

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Joe Beretta Foundation

The Joe Beretta Foundation provides emergency housing, emotional support, holiday outreach, short-term financial assistance, and more for patients in four hospitals in two cities (Nashville, TN, and Pittsburgh, PA). Since their inception, they have assisted 600+ individuals, provided over 1,400 nights of stay, and prevented 50+ families from facing the impossible choice between medical homelessness and hospice. Your donation can help fund a family's meals and lodging, and/or the construction of "Papa Joe's House", a home where several families can stay during the most trying times of their VAD or heart transplant journey. The proposed build site is located right in our community of Mt. Juliet. Bring proof of your donation to your next appointment and get 10% off your service!

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Wilson Rides

Wilson Rides helps to preserve the quality of life and foster a connected community for older adults in Wilson County by providing safe transportation to local destinations. Bring proof of your donation (money or time) and get 10% off your next service!

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Ambria's Oasis

Ambria's Oasis was founded in honor and remembrance of Ambria McGregor, a Mt. Juliet teen who tragically lost her life after a motor vehicle accident in 2022. Our mission is twofold. First and foremost, we want to provide a place of restoration and renewal for parents and/or children who are grieving the loss of a child and/or sibling. Secondly, our mission is to raise awareness and promote road safety in the form of proper signage, guardrails, etc.

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Jen Allyn, DNP, APRN-BC

Nurse Practitioner + Owner

Allie Burke, BSN, RN

Registered Nurse

Graham Collins, BSN, RN

Registered Nurse

Lorina Poe, MD

Supervising Physician

Shea

Licensed Aesthetician + Spa Manager

Carmen

Licensed Aesthetician

Mallory

Licensed Aesthetician

Sheena

Licensed Cosmetologist + Master Stylist

Cat

Licensed Cosmetologist + Client Services Representative

Kinzie

Client Services Representative

Katie

Client Services Representative + PA student

Free Lip Flip ($150 value)!

With purchase of mini lip fill 

Free Lip Flip + PCA Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster ($200 value)!

With purchase of a full lip fill

50% off Lash Lift + Tint or Brow Lam + Tint! (save $47.50)

With purchase of a Brazilian wax

TOX

$10/unit!

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Consultations are a great opportunity for you to come meet us and see the space and for us to learn more about you and your goals. In many cases, consultations are also a legal requirement prior to receiving certain services.

Light and energy based treatments such as IPL, laser, RF microneedling, body sculpting, Ultherapy, and Pure Plasma, as well as injectables, microneedling, and deep peels are all considered medical procedures. By law, every client or patient seeking to undergo one of these medical treatments must first be seen and evaluated by a qualified medical professional. This means you must be seen by someone who is licensed to diagnose your condition and prescribe the appropriate treatment (nurse practitioner, physician assistant, MD or DO).

For this reason, if you wish to schedule one of these treatments, expect that you'll be asked to come in for a consult first. Whenever possible, we'll schedule your consultation with our nurse practioner and one of our aestheticians at the same time so that we can give you as much information in one sitting as possible. We have a lot of info to share with you and welcome your questions- come with a list!

Consultations are $50, due at the time of booking. This non-refundable fee not only holds your appointment but will be added to your account as a credit to be used toward any service booked within 30 days. Fee is forfeited after 30 days or in case of no-show or late-cancellation. 

Elite

$199/Month
  • $2,388/year
  • Annual value before discounts: $2,780
  • Membership benefits:
  • One time $100 product credit
  • One monthly 60 minute signature facial ($1,680 value)
  • Add dermaplane or stimulator peel for $50
  • Upgrade to Hydrafacial, SaltFacial, or level II-III peel for $100
  • 50% off Xeomin injections (save $1,000+)
  • 10% off all other skincare, aesthetic, and body sculpting services (unlimited value)
  • See FAQ page for rules and restrictions

Platinum

$699/Month
  • $8,388/year*
  • Annual value before discounts: $16,250
  • *Introductory pricing ends March 31, 2024 and will then increase to $999/month ($11,988/year)
  • Membership Benefits:
  • One Ultherapy face + neck ($5,250 value)
  • One Pure Plasma face + neck ($1,750 value)
  • Three Morpheus8 face and neck ($3,750 value)
  • One SaltFacial, Hydrafacial Deluxe, or dermaplane facial monthly ($3,000+ value)
  • Unlimited upper face tox ($2,500+ value)
  • 20% off all other skincare, aesthetic, and body sculpting services (unlimited value)
  • 10% off products (unlimited value)
  • See FAQ page for rules and restrictions

Signature

$99/Month
  • $1,188/year
  • Annual value: $1,680
  • This is a great way to keep on track to meeting your skincare goals! For $99/month you get one signature facial + LED (regularly $155). Add on dermaplane or stimulator peel for $50. Upgrade to The SaltFacial or Hydrafacial for $150.
  • See FAQ page for rules and restrictions

Tanning

$99/Month
  • $1,188/year
  • Annual value: $1,680
  • Tan weekly for a year!
  • (save >$10 per tan)
  • See FAQ page for rules and restrictions

Laser Hair Reduction

$399/Month
  • $4,788/year
  • Annual value: $10,000+
  • Unlimited laser hair reduction
  • See FAQ page for rules and restrictions

Body Sculpting

$599/Month
  • $7,188/year
  • Annual value before discounts: $16,800
  • Unlimited single area body sculpting
  • Additional areas 20% off
  • See FAQ page for rules and restrictions

FACIALS

LED

HYDRAFACIAL MD

SALTFACIAL

PEELS

MICRONEEDLING

PACKAGES

LASHES

BROWS

"Tox" Injections

Allyn Aesthetics uses Xeomin (#smarttox), because it is the safer option for you! Xeomin has no preservative proteins, which decreases the chance that you'll develop an allergy or resistance to the product. Xeomin is priced by area and includes a complimentary 2-week dose adjustment if needed.

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Dermal Filler

Dermal filler can be used in a variety of ways to add volume, dimension, and hydration to the tissues of the face, including cheeks, chin, jaw, and lips, as well as to fill smile lines and creases. Price listed is per visit. Consultation required.

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Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF)

Harness the power of your body's own "liquid gold" and rejuvenate your skin while stimulating tissue remodeling and collagen regeneration.

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Facial Balancing

"Facial balancing" not only requires an eye for detail but also an understanding of facial ratios and proportionality.

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Hyperdilute Radiesse

Injectable biostimulatory agent promotes regeneration of collagen and elastin, improving skin tone, texture, and suppleness and providing more youthful volumization over time.

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Kybella

Kybella (deoxycholic acid) is a compund shown to eradicate fat cells in small areas, and is FDA approved for use in the submental region. This is a great option for eliminating that double chin!

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Asclera

Injectable spider vein reducer

PRX Derm Perfection

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Microneedling

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Morpheus8 RF Microneedling

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Hyperdilute Radiesse

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PDO Threads

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Pure Plasma

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Ultherapy

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Collagen Reset

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IPL

Erbium Laser

Pure Plasma

Peels

Face

Eyes

Lips

BUNDLE AND SAVE!

IMPORTANT INFO

BODY (Regular Pricing)

FACE (Regular Pricing)

FACE

BODY

Hydrafacial Keravive

Hydrafacial Keravive is a first of its kind 3-step treatment that includes an in-office component, as well as a 30-day take-home spray. Use alone to improve scalp health and promote new hair growth or pair with Nutrafol Supplements and PRF + PEP Factor for maximum results.

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PRF + PEP FACTOR

Harness the power of your body's own fountain of youth coupled with powerful growth factors and peptides for maximum scalp stimulation and hair regrowth.

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Sheena

Sheena is fully booked and not currently accepting new clients.

Cat

Now open for booking!

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Could this be you??

We're seeking 1-3 additional stylists to share this gorgeous workspace. Commission-structured compensation. Flexible schedule. Comfortable, friendly, and strictly no-drama environment. Email jobs@allynaesthetics.com to apply.

ABOUT

Call or text to book: (615) 412-8552

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Mt. Juliet Lifestyles Magazine

Mt. Juliet Lifestyles Magazine

05-01-2022

Skip ahead to page 26 to read about Jen and several of the other amazing and influential women of Wilson County!

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Canvas Rebel

Canvas Rebel

06-14-2023

Learn more about Jen, her inspiration and philosophies, and how she strives to be a great leader.

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Interested in joining our team?

We anticipate upcoming needs for the following positions:

1. Massage Therapist
  • Commission-based position 
  • Robust experience and references required
  • Prefer experience with/expertise in multiple massage modalities 
2. Hair Stylist
  • Commission-based position
  • 5 years' experience preferred, with references and portfolio 
  • Existing clientele preferred
  • Includes use of staff facilities and on-site laundry, towels, UV sterilizer, break room/coffee/snacks, booking system, receptionist during business hours, social media marketing. 
3. Client Services Representative/Receptionist
Part-time with potential for full-time for the right candidate. Knowledge of basic med spa services and front desk experience preferred. POSITION FILLED/NOT CURRENTLY HIRING.

4. Aesthetician
Minimum one year post-graduate aesthetician experience required. Prefer the following experience/certifications: dermaplaning, microneedling, microdermabrasion, and advanced chemical peel.  
POSITION FILLED/NOT CURRENTLY HIRING.

5. RN (blood draws/IV starts/medication administration with front desk responsibilities)
2 years' hospital-based nursing experience required. Must be experienced and comfortable with phlebotomy and IV placement/management/med administration. POSITION FILLED/NOT CURRENTLY HIRING.

6. Nurse Injector
RN or NP. 2 years injecting experience and existing clientele preferred. 2 years critical care nursing experience required. POSITION FILLED/NOT CURRENTLY HIRING.

If serious about applying for any of the above positions, please send your resume and cover letter to: jobs@allynaesthetics.com. Please no text or social media DMs.
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We LOVE our influencers and are so appreciative when you tell your friends about us, but we want you to do so because you're thrilled with your visit and results- not because we've compensated you to do so. Many people don't realize that in the practice of medicine it is illegal to pay for referrals. As such, providing free or discounted service in exchange for publicity would not only compromise our professional integrity but could potentially jeopardize our business' and providers' licenses. Thank you for understanding!
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All purchasing decisions are made by Jennifer Allyn. Any vendor wishing to speak with her or any other member of our staff must make an appointment for an in-person or phone meeting.  Each vendor is allowed one visit per month unless specifically invited to return more frequently.  Please do not stop by unannounced. To schedule your visit please email allynaesthetics@gmail.com or text your request to (615) 412-8552.
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All staff, contractors, and other service providers at Allyn Aesthetics strive to provide premium care for your health, wellness, skincare, hair care, aesthetic, and anti-aging needs. Each treatment and consultation require appropriate planning and supplies, and the allotment of ample time to allow our clients a personalized, comfortable, relaxing, and safe experience.

We take great care in devoting the time necessary to provide you this service. Please respect our time by showing up to your appointment on time and, if you must cancel, doing so with greater than 24 hours' notice. Please see below for our payment, return, no-show, cancellation, and late arrival policies:

1. Payment for all cosmetic medical procedures will be collected prior to treatment. If treatment plan changes, refunds/additional charges will be made accordingly.
2. No-shows will be charged the cost of the service booked. This penalty is non-refundable.
3. Cancellations under 24 hours ("late cancel") will be charged $50.
4. If you arrive more than 10 minutes late for your appointment, we may be unable to accommodate you if your tardiness will interfere with the next client's appointment time. Should you arrive too late to fulfill your appointment, a rescheduling fee of $50 will be assessed.
4. First-time clients must pay in full to book online. Fee will be credited toward scheduled service. Fee is forfeited for no-shows or late cancelations.
5. A valid credit card on file is required for booking. If you do not wish to leave a card on file, please call us to pre-pay for your visit. This payment is non-refundable.
6. All pre-appointment paperwork is to be completed a minimum of 24 hours PRIOR to your arrival. All necessary forms are accessible through your client portal. If you show up to your appointment without all documentation complete you may be asked to reschedule, and a rescheduling fee ($50) will be assessed.
7. Each client is allowed three (3) penalty-free sick/emergency calls per year. All further instances will be charged for in accordance with our late-cancellation policy. 
8. We are unable to accept returns on opened skin, hair, face, or body care items, and we do not refund the cost of completed treatments. We will replace any damaged goods or items if damaged at the time of purchase. Gift items may be returned within 30 days if unused, unopened, and with proof of purchase. All returns and refunds are subject to manager discretion.
9. Children are not allowed in treatment areas, nor may they wait in the lobby or waiting room unsupervised. Please arrange for your children to be supervised off-site for the duration of your visit. If you arrive with your child, you will be asked to reschedule and will be charged a $50 rescheduling fee.
10. We do not combine discounts. We will apply the best discount available at the time of your service but do not allow the combining of discounts. Discounted gift cards may not be used to purchase discounted services. Bundle laser discounts are only applicable if bundling three or more full-price areas. Package discounts may not be combined with any other special or discount. Membership discounts will be applied as per your contract, unless a better discount is available; you will receive the better of the two.
11. We do not discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, race, religious affiliation, or political belief. However, we do take our employee's safety very seriously and expect them to be treated with respect. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone, for any reason.
12. Sexual harassment or advancements/solicitation of any kind will result in termination of the service, full price charge, and excusal from the practice. Criminal charges will be filed if applicable.
13. Kindness is a requirement of remaining a client at Allyn Aesthetics. If you exhibit behavior that does not align with our core values you will be asked to seek services elsewhere.


* We understand that life happens, and if you communicate with us, we're more than willing to show some grace. However, when you no-call/no-show and fail to respond to our messages, that tells us that you don't respect our professionalism or our time. For this we have zero tolerance. Any client that no-call/no-shows will be banned from online booking and will be required to pre-pay any future services.



How does "tox" work?

Botulinumtoxin-A, commonly referred to by the trade name "Botox" is a neurotoxic protein that prevents muscle contraction. Injected in small amounts to the upper face by a licensed medical professional, botulinumtoxin prevents the muscle contractions (such as raising the forehead or furrowing the brow) that cause wrinkles. While most of us call these neurotoxins "botox", much like we call all tissue "kleenex", botox is simply a brand name. Your provider may use other similar products such as Xeomin, Dysport, Jeuveau, or Daxxify.

It is important to understand, however, that there are two types of wrinkles/lines in the skin: dynamic (active) and static (present at rest). Dynamic wrinkles are those that are caused when facial muscles are contracted, or moving. These movements are decreased with botox, preventing the lines from becoming deeper. Static lines are those that are etched in the face over time and cannot be eliminated with botox use alone.

While static wrinkles cannot be erased by botox there are a number of other cosmetic procedures that can signiifcantly minimalize or even eliminate these wrinkles. Skin peels, microneedling, and microdermabrasion (used alone or in combination) are treatment options that have been proven to provide excellent results, especially when coupled with a medical grade skin care regimen. Talk to your aesthetic practitioner about which treatment is best for your needs. 

Are tox injections painful?

Most people tolerate tox injections well, with minimal discomfort. Some injection sites may be more sensitive than others but any discomfort is typically gone as soon as the injection is complete. Certain physiologic factors, such as the phase of one's menstrual cycle, may make certain parts of the face more sensitive during certain times of the month. If you're still concerned, talk with your aesthetic practitioner about ways to minimize discomfort. 

How many units do I need?

Many clients ask how many units of tox they will need. While every person is unique in the strength of their muscles and rate at which they metabolize tox,  you should anticipate requiring anywhere from 30-50 units on your first visit. If you're diligent about returning as soon as you begin to see muscle movement (rather than waiting for all movement to return), touch-ups typically require fewer units. See our "gallery" section for a diagram outlining average units of tox needed for various facial regions.

** Update: Because we found that so many clients were bargaining for fewer units to save money (and thus, not getting the results they desired) we are now charging per area rather than per unit. Prices are based on the average client's average need/spend. What does this mean for you? Pricing is transparent (there are no surprises!) and you get the result you desire (let us worry about the units!). 

How often will I need tox injections?

Every body metabolizes tox differently, which means that there is no set time interval that you will need to return for more. A good general rule is 8-12 weeks, understanding that this time interval may be different for everyone. Touch-ups to the original injection are provided free of charge if at the 14-day mark you are still having undesired movement. This benefit is forfeited if you wait longer to return. Be sure to reach out to your medical aesthetician as soon as you begin to notice muscular movement is returning to ensure you can get on the schedule before effects fully wear off. 

Are tox injections only for women?

Absolutely not! Most anyone can benefit from wrinkle relaxation or preventative tox. We have several male clients who see us regularly to treat current problem areas  and prevent new wrinkle development. Tox can also be used to control excessive sweating or "hyperhydrosis" which affects men as well as women. 

I can get botox for $8 a unit somewhere else- why should I come to you?

Cheaper isn't necessarily better but it also doesn't have to mean diluted or lower quality. Some companies such as big chains or plastic surgery offices that make the bulk of their money elsewhere use botox etc injections as what's called a "loss leader"- meaning they can afford to heavily discount it to get people in the door who will then spend more on other things. They're not dependent on making a profit like smaller companies for whom every dollar counts. Prices are then up to the provider/business, but remember that you're not just paying for the product but for their time and expertise. Rather than shopping for the lowest price try looking for who is most qualified (and has the best reviews)-  you'll more than likely be happier with the experience and your results.

How far ahead of my big event should I book my appointments?

Book as soon as you know you want to come in and, if you are in a position to do so, book your return appointment at the end of each session. Depending on the services and results you seek, if you are planning for a big event you should plan to book at least 3 months ahead, and allowing for 2 weeks of skin rest and recovery before the big day. The exception to this rule is DermaSweep, which may be safely performed as late as the day of your event. 

What is Glutathione?

Glutathione is a combination of three amino acids: cysteine, glutamic acid, and glucine, and has been referred to as the “mother of all antioxidants”. Antioxidants repair and prevent the damage and inflammation that is caused by toxins. When we our bodies are exposed to toxins, glutathione is used up faster than it can be produced. This is where glutathione supplementation can be helpful.

The most effective way to enhance glutathione levels is to receive regular glutathione injections. Taking glutathione by mouth is less effective because the digestion process severely decreases its beneficial properties.

Because glutathione injections work by eliminating free radicals and toxins that can lead to hyperpigmentation, age spots, wrinkles, and acne, receiving regular glutathione injections may reduce minor skin imperfections and improve skin tone, resulting in an overall lighter and brighter complexion.

Recommended dosing frequency is 3 times per week with maximum benefit typically seen after at least 3 weeks of treatment. Efficacy of the injections depends on dosing and frequency, duration of treatment, your overall health, and your body’s metabolism.

How do memberships work?

Memberships are a great way to save money on all of your skincare, medical aesthetic, laser, and body sculpting services. One low monthly payment gives you access to all of your membership benefits for one year. Continue indefinitely if you like, and upgrade anytime.

Membership billing and benefits may start on either the 1st or the 15th of the month and contnue for a period of 12 months. 

What's the fine print?

**Fine Print:
1. Memberships hold no dollar value in themselves. Funds are not transferable toward any other service.
2. Membership benefit must be used monthly or it is lost; dollar value/services do not accrue.
3. In case of cancellation prior to the completion of the 12 month membership commitment, client is responsible for the full cost of services received, less the membership fee already paid.
4. Two valid forms of payment are required.
5. Treating provider reserves the right to say, "enough is enough" and to set appropriate timelines. These decisions are always made with your best interest in mind- we're here to maximize your results, not jeopardize your safety or make you look ridiculous ;)

What is microneedling?

Because your safety is our first priority, at ALLYN aesthetics & wellness we only use SkinPen by Bellus Medical, the first and only FDA-cleared microneedling device.

Microneedling causes tiny ("micro") injuries to both the surface and deeper layers of the skin, stimulating your body’s natural wound healing processes, while minimizing cellular damage. This process of injuring and then repairing the skin results in restructuring and remodeling of irregularities in the skin such as scar tissue. And, while microneedling was originally used for scar reduction, it can also greatly minimize fine lines, large pores, and discoloration.

There are three phases of this process:

          1. Inflammation is triggered by repeatedly puncturing the skin causes small injuries sends the body's immune system into action. Chemical mediators are sent to the site of injury to disinfect the wounds, remove debris, increase blood flow, and begin to create new tissue.

          2. Proliferation is when injured tissue is then rebuilt by granulation cells (part of the extracellular matrix) and angiogenesis (development of new blood vessels) occurs. These additional vessels allow for increased blood flow and oxygenation to the healing tissue.

          3. Remodeling occurs when the injured tissue is replaced by new, healthy skin and blood vessels. What then emerges is smoother, healthier, and more radiant tissue. 

My esthetician does microneedling and charges less- why should I come to you?

While aestheticians can perform microneedling, their scope of practice limits the depth at which the needle can penetrate. This may be effective for fine lines on the surface of the skin, however  this is not typically sufficient to correct deeper lines and scars. In order to penetrate the deeper levels of the dermis to reach and release the fibrous tissue that holds scars in place, needling needs to occur at depths that only a medical professional is qualified to perform. Additionally, it is important to ask your provider- whether aesthetician or medical professional- what equipment they use to protect your health and safety. Providers at  ALLYN aesthetics & wellness use SkinPen- the only FDA-approved microneedling device. For this reason, cost of service is reflective of both the level of education, training, and specialized skill needed to perform this depth of microneedling, as well as use of only the best and safest equipment and after care products.

I have a needling roller at home- isn't that good enough?

In order for microneedling to truly be effective the needles must penetrate the topmost layers of skin (epidermis) and reach the deeper layers of the dermis. 

What are PDO threads and how do they work?

Polydiaxonone (PDO) threads are degradable suture material that has long been FDA approved for use in cardiovascular surgery. In 2015, the FDA approved the same suture for aesthetic treatments. A single thread is inserted into either a needle or a cannula during the manufacturing process and then sterilized. A single needle or cannula (thread) is individually inserted into the dermis and upon removal of the needle or cannula, the thread remains in place. Depending on the type of thread used (smooth, twisted or barbed), the thread is either left in place to promote collagen production or is pulled in an intended direction to produce a lifted appearance.

What are PDO threads and how do they work?

Polydiaxanone (PDO) threads are degradable suture material that has long been FDA approved for use in cardiovascular surgery. In 2015, the FDA approved the same suture for aesthetic treatments. A single thread is inserted into either a needle or a cannula during the manufacturing process and then sterilized. A single needle or cannula (thread) is individually inserted into the dermis and upon removal of the needle or cannula, the thread remains in place. Depending on the type of thread used (smooth, twisted or barbed), the thread is either left in place to promote collagen production or is pulled in an intended direction to produce a lifted appearance.

I heard that my face may be red or bruised for a few days after my treatment- is this true?

While all of the procedures we perform at ALLYN aesthetics & wellness are generally considered safe and non-invasive, there may be some localized redness, swelling, and bruising to the face after microneedling, microdermabrasion, botox, fillers, and use of the Plasma Pen.

You can minimize the risk of bleeding and bruising by limiting your use of NSAIDs (aspirin, ibuprofen, naprosyn) and alcohol in the days leading up to your procedure. Using ice and or arnica gel after your procedure can also help minimize swelling and bruising. Your aesthetic clinician will discuss this with you as part of the education and consent process prior to treatment. 

I've heard of PRP but what's PRF?

PRP (platelet-rich plasma) and PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) are both components of your blood that can be used to heal and repair skin imperfections and improve tissue volume. PRF is thought of by many as the "next generation of PRP" because it's effects have shown to be far superior to those of PRP.  Fibrin, one of the body's many clotting factors, creates a spongy matrix, much like scaffolding, upon which new and healthy tissue can grow. Chock full of growth factors, stem cells, and inflammatory mediators that stimulate healing and growth, PRF has been likened to the fountain of youth for its anti-aging effects.

Many people opt for PRF facial volumization because effects are achieved with a natural product derived from one's own blood rather than injecting a foreign substance as is found in many commercial fillers. However, it is important to understand that the effects of PRF volumization are more subtle than those achieved with filler use. Usinf PRF is a great way to get a feel for what filler can do for your problem areas without committing to the longer-term effects of most other fillers. It is also a great way to give your entire face a youthful refresh!

The procedure begins with taking a blood sample (typically 2-4 vials depending on the intended use), and spinning the blood in a centrifuge to separate the different components. The PRF will then be drawn up into a syringe for use during your treatment. If spot-treating skin imperfections the PRF will be injected into those sites using a small needle. Similar injections will be made for volumization or filling of tear troughs, cheeks, and lips, although a larger volume of PRF will be injected into those areas. If using with microneedling, the PRF will be used much like a serum, applied topically to the skin and "needled" in using the handheld microneedling device. 

What is Ultherapy?

Ultherapy is the only non-invasive treatment cleared by the FDA for lifting annd tightening the skin on