About Face Atlanta


The Place For The Photo Finish Look

Welcome to ABOUT FACE ATLANTA  

MedicalSymbolABOUT FACE ATLANTA  is an exclusive and unique skincare boutique for private one-on-one personalized services for both MEN and WOMEN. Whether you’re preparing for that all important interview, wedding, prom, or special occasion or just find it important to always look and feel your best, come discover the “ABOUT FACE difference.” At ABOUT FACE we focus as much attention on your everyday needs as we do for those special moments when Flawless Lash, Brows, and Skin project the real you. Our services are custom designed to meet individual needs; with a focus on your health and well being as much as your appearance.

 

“At the end of the day, it’s all ABOUT THE FACE”
~ Niguel Barker, Photographer

“To me, the eyebrows are the most important feature of the FACE. They’re the most expressive feature, as well as the one that can be changed most drastically without cosmetic surgery.”
~Kevyn Aucoin, Makeup Artist

“When you FACE your fear, fear disappears”
~Brandy Norwood Singer, Actress

Procedures/Treatments

 

 

 

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Facials
Facials include an in-depth analysis of your skin to include skin type, lifestyle considerations, gender and nutritional habits that will allow your esthetician to customize the type of facial best suited for you.
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Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is a painless exfoliation treatment which removes or minimizes wrinkles, fine lines, sun spots, acne scars, and undesired pigmentation that may appear on the skin over time. More info & Pricing
Lash Extensions
 Xtreme Lash Extensions is a revolutionary new product that lengthens and thickens eyelashes. Xtreme Lash Extensions are single strands of synthetic eyelashes that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash. More Info & Pricing
Derma Pen / Micro-Needling
The Derma Pen / Micro Needling Therapy delivery provides unparalleled via fractional delivery of needles micro injuries into the epidermis and dermis. More info & Pricing

 

Gentlemen's Corner
Conditioning your body should not be limited to your gym workout. The skin is only your largest organ. It plays a significant role in overall health and well-being. More info & Pricing
Permanent Makeup
Permanent Makeup is a sophisticated process of inserting pigment permanently into the skin. Procedures include the eyebrows, eyeliner and lash enhancement. More info & Pricing 
Scar Revision
Scar Revision is used remove or dramatically improve the appearance of unsightly scars due to an accident, injury, surgery, burn, acne, or stretch marks. More info & Pricing 
Makeup
Makeup Services for Beauty, Film, Bridal, Photoshoot, High Definition TV, and Beyond  More Info & Pricing 

 

 

 

Hair Restoration 
Hair Growth Restoration
Hair Growth Restoration Therapy using PRP is a proactive therapeutic option for male and female patients experiencing hair loss. PRP is an exciting non-surgical therapeutic option for patients who require stimulation of hair growth for hair loss conditions.More Info & Pricing
 Face Lifting
ULTHERA Non-Surgical Lifting
is the only FDA-approved procedure that is clinically proven to lift, tighten, and tone skin naturally using your own collagen. The areas we treat include full face, neck, chin, eyebrow, décolletage, abdomen, and knees, all without surgery. More Info & Pricing
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iNATURAL 3D BROWS
3D BROWS will allow us  to design your brows completely. The result is a waterproof and smudge-proof eyebrow, which is created by building on the client’s natural shape to create fuller, thicker, luscious brows that have perfect definition and lasts for approx. 2-3 weeks.  More Info & Pricing  
Teeth Whitening
This procedure is simple and effective. During the procedure a gel is placed on the clients teeth and a light is used to activate the gel. The results are great. The average client lifts 3-4 shades whiter with one treatment. More info & Pricing
 

 

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Threading
Hair removal for the eyebrows, upper lip, chin, upper lip & chin, and full face. More Info & Pricing

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3D BROWS

*All Brow Services are Custom Designs per each Client.  Services include (Threading, Tinting, Sculpting, Brow Extensions) based on the individual’s need  

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AN ALL NATURAL FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH

VAMPIRE FACIAL

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You can embrace the aging process gracefully and still have a healthy and youthful-looking appearance. To do this, you don’t have to look further than your own body for a natural fountain of youth. You have inside of you the power to heal and regenerate tissue in all areas of your body. Stem cells do this for you every day of your life. Cosmetic Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Facial Rejuvenation is a leading-edge procedure that harnesses the healing power of platelets and growth factors from your blood to stimulate a stem cell response. These stem cells help you to grow new collagen and blood vessels, repair and regenerate damaged skin, and help slow and reverse the signs of aging.

THE AGING FACE

As we age,  we experience a loss of volume and skin integrity that results in common cosmetic complaints, which include the following:

The face becomes longer and more rectangular as the natural aesthetic curves begin to flatten. The natural aging process can be accelerated by genetics, facial expressions and extrinsic factors like a poor diet, smoking and sun exposure. These all cause oxidative stress, a key component of the aging process, that appears as fine lines, hyperpigmentation, unevenness of skin tone, sagging skin and advanced wrinkling.

Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is an extract of your own blood that contains three to five times more platelets, growth factors, and active proteins for tissue and injury healing. It has been used medically for years to accelerate wound healing; repair tendon, ligament and joint damage; heal diabetic ulcers; and help regrow muscle and bone. When PRP is placed back into the skin by injection or micro-needling, it initiates a localized stem cell response. Over the weeks and months following treatment, this stem cell response recruits collagen-producing cells called fibroblasts. The fibroblasts replace tissue that has been damaged or lost through the aging process with healthy skin that looks refreshed and rejuvenated.

Advantages of Cosmetic PRP

The potential benefits of PRP have led to a recent widespread interest in its use for anti-aging and regenerative purposes. The healing properties of the blood components in PRP can be used as a cosmetic treatment for the following: 

Within a few weeks of treatment, an overall improvement in skin hydration, texture and tone can be seen. New collagen and blood vessels begin to grow after three to six weeks, and reduction of fine lines and wrinkles and volume correction happens over the next three to six months. The effects of Cosmetic PRP can last 12 months to two years, depending on the individual. While it creates a longer-lasting effect in the skin, it does take time to work. For women looking for an immediate effect, Cosmetic PRP can be combined with hyaluronic acid fillers for quick volume correction. Fillers provide a matrix for building new collagen and can be used to accelerate and sustain the benefits of Cosmetic PRP.

Is Cosmetic PRP Right for You?

Cosmetic wants and needs are unique to every woman and should be addressed individually. Often, women are looking for a refreshed, rejuvenated and youthful appearance without looking frozen or over-plumped, without aggressive surgery, chemicals or toxins. This can be done with the right combination of proper diet and lifestyle, skincare products and carefully chosen cosmetic procedures. Some age-related concerns respond better to Cosmetic PRP, while others respond better to hyaluronic acid fillers, peels or laser resurfacing techniques. The effects of all these treatments are enhanced by using them together, in the right way, under the guidance of the right skincare team. Women and men of all ages can benefit from Cosmetic PRP.

The Cosmetic PRP Procedure

Prior to the Cosmetic PRP procedure, a consultation is done to assess cosmetic needs and determine the best combination of treatments to achieve the desired result. A simple blood collection is done and processed immediately in a special centrifuge. This concentrates and separates the platelet-rich plasma from the rest of the blood. After numbing the area being treated, the PRP is injected or reapplied to the skin using a micro-needling device. Proper after-care and follow-up is done as a part of all treatments.

Cosmetic PRP is a simple and safe procedure. The most common side effects are mild swelling and bruising that may last three to seven days. Because the PRP is extracted from your own blood, there is no risk of disease transmission, allergic or immune reaction. As with all cosmetic procedures, however, there are certain health conditions, such as autoimmune and blood disorders, that may limit its use. There is exciting potential for the use of PRP in regenerative, anti-aging and cosmetic medicine. It is a safe, effective and natural way of harnessing the healing power of your own blood to help reverse the signs of aging. As part of an integrated approach to skincare that addresses both internal and external factors, Cosmetic PRP can be your natural fountain of youth.  

PAIN-FREE, FOR ALL SKIN TYPES

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ULTHERA Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ultherapy

Ultherapy is the only non-surgical, FDA-approved procedure that is clinically proven to lift, tighten, and tone skin naturally using your own collagen. The areas we treat include full face, neck, chin, eyebrow, décolletage, abdomen, and knees, all without surgery. Using focused ultrasound energy, Ultherapy tightens and lifts loose skin and stimulates the new growth of collagen in the deeper layers of the facial tissue. 

How is new collagen beneficial to the skin?

Our skin’s youthfulness is maintained by collagen, a natural protein that keeps the skin firm and toned. As we age, collagen strength is diminished and can no longer stand up to the effect of gravity, which pulls the skin downward. Ultherapy generates a thermal effect that strengthens the existing collagen while producing new, fresh collagen.

Ultherapy delivers sound waves deep under the skin to lift, tighten, and rejuvenate loose skin without surgery, needles, or damage to the skin.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Ultherapy?

Men and women aged thirty or older with mild or moderate skin laxity are the typical candidates for Ultherapy. However, Ultherapy can also be beneficial for individuals under thirty who would like to retain their youthful appearance, or those looking to delay the need for cosmetic surgery.

While Ultherapy is not a replacement for a surgical facelift, it is an excellent option for those looking for a non-invasive alternative with zero downtime.

 How does the Ultherapy procedure work?

As with other ultrasound procedures, a smooth applicator placed upon your skin projects an image onto a screen that allows your practitioner to plan where the energy will be directed. This same applicator is then used to deliver low levels of focused heat to just the right depth below the skin to achieve a positive effect, all the while leaving the surface of your skin undisturbed. Your skin’s response to the energy is to stimulate the growth of new collagen. A gradual tightening and firming occurs, resulting in a natural lift of the skin over time.

How is this procedure different than other cosmetic procedures?

Ultherapy is the only non-surgical skin rejuvenation procedure that uses ultrasound to see below the surface of the skin and to specifically target the deep foundational layer of tissue that doctors address in surgery. The ability to treat not just the skin but its underlying support very precisely, from the inside out, helps to ensure both safe and satisfying results, with no down time.

How does it feel like?

There can be some discomfort while the energy is being delivered, but it is temporary, and a signal that the collagen-building process has been initiated. Comfort thresholds vary from patient to patient.  Patients typically leave comfortable and excited about the benefits to come.

What can I expect afterwards?

You are able to return to your normal activities right away, and there are no special measures you need to take. Your skin may appear a bit flushed immediately after the treatment, but any redness should disappear within a few hours. It is not uncommon to experience slight swelling for a few days following the procedure or tingling/tenderness to the touch for a few weeks following the procedure, but these are mild and temporary in nature.

Is Ulthera safe?

Ultrasound energy has a proven track record, with over 50 years of use in the field of medicine, and clinical trials have demonstrated the safety.

When Can Patients Expect to See Results?

Immediately after treatment, most patients notice a naturally lifted and toned complexion as well as a slower rate of skin aging. Since Ultherapy stimulates the production of collagen over time, optimal results are seen three to six months following the procedure. Yearly touch-up treatments can be done to maintain these results.

How does Ulthera compare with Thermage?

Both Ulthera and Thermage offer proprietary nonsurgical modalities to deliver skin tightening and lifting of face and neck. Thermage uses  radiofrequency energy delivery system whereas Ulthera utilizes external ultrasound energy delivery technology to bring about retraction of deep tissues underneath the skin and stimulation of collagen offering consistent clinical results.

How does Ultherapy compare to lasers?

Lasers typically address issues in the superficial layers of the skin (e.g. fine lines, wrinkles, pigment changes). Ultherapy addresses the deep skin layer to lift.

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Hair Growth Restoration with PRP

For Both Men and Women

At About Face Atlanta, we offer Hair Growth Restoration with PRP as a proactive therapeutic option for male and female experiencing hair loss and thinning. PRP is an exciting non-surgical therapeutic option for clients who require stimulation of hair growth for hair loss conditions.

Recent scientific research and technology provides the medical community with new understandings of wound and tissue healing. As a result of these scientific studies, we recognize PRP is an all-natural therapeutic procedure performed for scalp, skin, and hair stimulation.

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HOW DOES PRP WORK?

Human blood contains  stem cells, and autologous blood products that contain essential and specific growth factors that assist in tissue regeneration and healing. It has been used a medial adjunct therapy for over two decades for skin and wound healing. PRP therapy has established itself to be effective as a medical treatment modality in the specialty fields of oral surgery, neurosurgery, plastic and cosmetic surgery, sports medicine and orthopedics. It has been used extensively in these specialties for the last twenty years with generally positive outcomes and success. In the field of hair restoration, evidence supports PRP therapy as a promising treatment option to promote hair growth.  While PRP is in the early stages of scientific research in hair restoration, PRP is not meant to replace current FDA approved therapies such as DHT blockers and Minoxidil. But it is a promising non-surgical therapeutic option for those patients with hair loss.

HOW DO WE PERFORM THE PROCEDURE?

Blood is drawn in our office as though you are having routine blood testing at your primary care physician’s office. The blood is spun in a centrifuge and the PRP is separated and removed from the rest of the blood.

The PRP is taken from your body and is specially prepared by spinning down the blood cells to a high concentration. It is a closed sterile system and the platelets are concentrated to 3X the normal blood values. The system eliminates granulocytes which hurts tissue regeneration and wound healing. An anesthesia block is given to nerves of the scalp so the patient does not feel any pain. The highly concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) is then injected into the scalp.

PRP contains many growth factors that stimulate the hair follicle’s growth. PRP can be used preoperatively, intraoperatively, or post operatively.  We recommend clients to have PRP Hair Restoration performed every three (3) to four (4) months in the beginning stages.  Once results are  achieved then semiannual to annual treatment to maintain healthy and continual follicle growth.

THE SCIENCE OF PRP

PRP contains special cells called Platelets, that can theoretically cause growth of the hair follicles by stimulating the stem cells and other cells in the microenvironment of the hair follicle.  These special Platelet cells promote healing, accelerates the rate and degree of tissue healing and regeneration, responds to injury, and formation of new cellular growth. The primary purpose of using PRP in hair restoration is to stimulate hair follicles into an active growth phase.

Inside the Platelets are many intracellular structures such as glycogen, lysosomes and alpha granules. These granules within the PRP contain clotting and growth factors that are eventually released during the healing and repair process.

PRP specific cells that causes hair growth include:

Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF)—promotes blood vessel growth, cell replication, skin formation;

Transforming Growth-Factor-Beta (TGF-b)—promotes growth of matrix between cells, bone metabolism;

Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)—promotes blood vessel formation;

Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)—promotes cell growth and differentiation, blood vessel formation, collagen formation;

Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 (FGF-2)—promotes growth of specialized cells and blood vessel formation; and,

Insulin Like Growth Factor – (IGF)—a regulator of normal physiology in nearly every type of cell in the body

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DOES PRP WORK?

Individual results vary with each patient. No guarantees of success can be made but PRP preliminary studies indicate patients can respond to PRP therapy.

PRP is a potential emerging non-surgical based therapy for natural hair follicle stimulation for thinning hair. Larger clinical studies are pending but the current medical literature contains numerous optimistic results. Although a few controlled studies exist, anecdotal and case reports are the primary sources reflecting success with PRP therapy.

WHO SHOULD NOT HAVE PRP TREATMENT?

Clients with history of heavy smoking, drug and alcohol use. Medical diagnosis such as platelet dysfunction syndromes, thrombocytopenias, hypofibrinogenaemia, hemodynamic instability, sepsis, acute and chronic Infections, chronic liver disease, anti-coagulation therapy, chronic skin diseases or cancer.

IS PRP FOR ME?

PRP has been used successfully in other medical and surgical disciplines for many years. The decision to use PRP is a personal decision and should be made after careful research, consideration and consultatio. PRP is safe and natural because the procedure concentrates the good cells from your scalp and injects them directly back into the area where it is needed. There is absolutely no chance of getting a blood infection from another human being. PRP involves using your own cells that are not modified or changed, and it will not be rejected by your immune system.

Extensive clinical trials are not complete and medical data is not yet published to establish the absolute effectiveness of PRP therapy in hair restoration. PRP should not be considered a “cure” for hair loss and no guarantee can be made about its individual effectiveness. No claim of PRP efficacy in promoting hair growth can be made because there is no FDA approval that would allow such claims to be made.

CAN I USE OTHER MEDICAL THERAPIES CONCURRENTLY?

Absolutely. In fact, we encourage it and prescribe PRP therapy as a compliment to a nonsurgical approach for those patients who are not eligible for surgery or who want to delay hair restoration surgery. As a non-surgical treatment option, we recommend PRP therapy along with Minoxidil.

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