Aesthetics - SkinByLaura Specialist

Laura Moncada, FNP-C -  - Concierge Medicine

Copper Valley Primary Care

Laura Moncada, FNP-C

Concierge Medicine & Aesthetics located in Tucson, AZ

Clear, glowing skin is often associated with youth and vitality. If you’re struggling to develop a skin care routine that gives you the results you want, experienced nurse practitioner and aesthetic expert Laura Moncada can devise a regimen that matches your needs. To schedule a skin care consultation, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Aesthetics Q&A

Why is skin care important?

Your skin is one of the largest organs in your body and serves as your first line of defense against the outside elements. Taking good care of your skin is important for your overall health. When your skin is healthy and strong you’re better protected against germs, disease, and injury. 

Dedicated to helping you live your best life, Mrs. Moncada at Copper Valley Primary Care understands the important role your skin plays in protecting your overall health and wellness. 

To support your health needs, she offers skin care consultations and aesthetic treatments focused on improving the look, health, and strength of your skin.

And by improving your skin’s appearance, Mrs. Moncada’s skin care treatments may also boost your self-esteem and self-confidence and lift your mood. 

How do I know what skin care products are best for me?

Mrs. Moncada has completed additional training and is certified in aesthetic medicine. This means she can design a skin care regimen that meets your skin needs and aesthetic goals using the affordable, medical-grade skin care line.

When you come in for a skin care consultation, Mrs. Moncada takes her time listening to your skin concerns and ultimate skin and health goals. She then evaluates your skin and develops an individualized skin care treatment plan that matches your needs. 

Mrs. Moncada is an aesthetic expert and offers many cosmetic treatments at her primary practice, including microneedling with and without platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or exosomes, chemical peels, therapeutic face masks, dermaplaning, lip/chin/eyebrow waxing, eye lash enhancement, Botox®, and fillers.

Taking good care of your skin is an important part of your wellness routine. To learn more about the skin care products and treatments available at Copper Valley Primary Care, call the office or use the online booking feature to schedule an appointment today.  

Microneedling

Also referred to as collagen-induction therapy, microneedling is an aesthetic treatment that supports your skin’s revitalizing powers. Aesthetic expert Laura Moncada, FNP-C, at Copper Valley Primary Care in Tucson, Arizona, offers microneedling with and without platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to reduce the appearance of your fine lines and wrinkles, as well as diminish the appearance of acne scars. 

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that uses a special device equipped with thin, tiny needles that create tiny punctures in the surface layer of your skin.

These punctures simulate an injury, which triggers your skin’s revitalizing process and increases the production of collagen and elastin.

Collagen and elastin are the proteins in your skin responsible for its youthful strength and resilience. By initiating the production of these proteins, microneedling creates firmer, smoother, and more even-toned skin.

At Copper Valley Primary Care, Mrs. Moncada may recommend microneedling as an aesthetic treatment for your:

  • Acne scars
  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Sun spots
  • Large pores

Though microneedling is most often used to treat the face, Mrs. Moncada can use the skin revitalizing tool to treat any part of your body and may suggest it as a solution for your stretch marks.

What can I expect during microneedling?

Mrs. Moncada performs your microneedling at the office. Before she begins your treatment, she may first apply a topical anesthetic to reduce your discomfort during your cosmetic treatment. She then cleans your skin with an antibacterial agent and begins the microneedling process. Depending on what is being treated will depend on how long the procedure will be, once Mrs. Moncada has a treatment plan in mind for you she will let you know how much time it will take. You may experience some redness after your session, but these side effects should subside within a few days following your treatment.

What are Exosomes?

Lyophilized Exosomes is a treatment by using a Regenerative Complex that has an intensive dual action complex formulated to  absorb quickly into the skin delivering the concentrated power of potent growth factors, peptides, coenzymes, minerals, amnio acids and vitamins. It is paraben free, steroid free, and hypoallergenic ingredients that are clinically proven to rejuvenate and regenerate the skin. Exosomes have been proven in treatments for aging skin, skin rejuvenation, skin hydration, antiwrinkle and uneven textured skin and enlarged pores.

Exosomes can be combined with your microneedling treatments, and chemical peels.

What is PRP?

PRP is a form of regenerative medicine that contains a high concentration of the healing properties naturally found in your blood, including platelets, growth factors, and specialized cells. These properties are responsible for cell and tissue revitalization during the wound healing process.

When applied to your skin with microneedling, PRP accelerates the healing process and may improve the overall rejuvenating results of your treatment.

What can I expect during microneedling with PRP?

Microneedling with PRP requires a couple more steps during your aesthetic treatment. To create the PRP, Mrs. Moncada takes a sample of blood from your arm and spins it in a centrifuge to separate the healing properties from the other components in your blood.

You can expect the topical numbing agent and skin cleaning as with microneedling without PRP. However, before she starts your microneedling, Mrs. Moncada applies the PRP to your skin.

Then, she uses the microneedling device to drive the healing properties directly into the skin to accelerate the healing process.

Mrs. Moncada can discuss the benefits of adding PRP to your microneedling treatment and help decide if it’s something you’d like to include with your cosmetic treatment.

Contact Copper Valley Primary Care by phone or online today to schedule your microneedling consultation.

Chemical Peels

From age spots to acne, chemical peels erase many common skin concerns to improve your complexion. At Copper Valley Primary Care, Laura Moncada, FNP-C, develops personalized chemical peel treatments to match your specific skin concerns. 

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels are a cosmetic treatment Mrs. Moncada offers at Copper Valley Primary Care to treat many common skin concerns and improve your skin’s appearance. She may recommend chemical peels as an aesthetic treatment for your:

  • Acne
  • Age spots
  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Freckles
  • Melasma
  • Dry, rough skin

Mrs. Moncada applies the custom-designed chemical solution to your skin and the active ingredients cause your skin to exfoliate and peel off, revealing the younger, healthier skin underneath.

What are the different types of chemical peels?

Chemical peels are divided into three categories based on the degree of exfoliation they provide. The types include:

Light peel

The light peel, also referred to as a lunchtime or superficial chemical peel, is comprised of a mild acidic solution that gently exfoliates the top layer of your skin. This peel can erase mild pigmentation and refresh your look.

Medium peel

The medium chemical peel contains a stronger acidic solution for a deeper exfoliation. You may benefit from a medium peel to diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles, age spots, and freckles. 

Deep peel

The deep peel contains a strong acid aimed at removing the damaged skin cells from the top and middle layers of your skin. This peel may improve the appearance of moderate lines, shallow scars, and skin discoloration.

Mrs. Moncada custom-designs your chemical peel based on your specific skin condition and aesthetic goals. 

Dermaplaning clinical facial treatment

Is a simple and safe procedure for exfoliating the Epidermis and ridding the skin of the fine vellus hairs (peach fuzz). As long as the hair is superficial vellus hair, it will grow back at the same rate as before the treatment. Removing the epidermal skin allows products to penetrate more readily into the deeper layers. Appropriate nutrients and a growth factor mask will be applied to nourish, hydrate and calm the skin.

Therapeutic masks

Our masks hydrate, detoxify, illuminate, and calm the face. Depending of your specific challenges the right combination of nutrients, growth factors, antioxidants and hydrating support can treat fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone, texture, and sun damage. 

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