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Reducing the Appearance of Acne Scars

Many people are haunted by acne scars, and search out various ways to make the facial skin appear less damaged. Microneedling brings new hope, as treatments can create a smoothing effect, reducing the look of acne scars significantly. Your skin is unique, and you have personal issues that you want to resolve. Our team of highly-trained Aestheticians and nurses will evaluate your skin’s condition and advise you whether microneedling will help you have smoother, healthier, suppler skin. If you have acne scars, this treatment may produce results equal to or superior to laser treatments, as it is easier to tolerate and has fewer potential side effects. At ZL MedAesthetics we boast some of the best micro needling Tucson has to offer.

Refreshed Facial Skin: Restore the Glow

Nothing is more attractive than healthy, glowing facial skin. Our clients who have undergone microneedling report a dramatic improvement in skin quality, color, and texture, and a visible reduction of the appearance of flaws, including wrinkles, fine lines, and scars. Ready to restore your facial skin? Talk to us about microneedling and get all your questions answered. We trust this procedure as one of the most effective anti-aging, regenerative treatments available in the USA.

Medical grade microneedling: why you should only trust your face to the experts at ZL

Microneedling has grown in popularity over the past few years because of its ability to restore a youthful glow to skin without downtime, however its important to receive your treatment by a medical practitioner for the safest and most effective treatment. We perform all treatments with the only FDA approved device, the Skinpen. Further our practitioners are certified and have extensive experience with microneedling. Improper devices or training can lead to unfortunate adverse reactions such as infection, scarring, or granuloma formation. Our board certified plastic surgeon and aesthetic nurse practitioner create customized and highly effective and safe protocols for your treatment at ZL.

Treatment Options at ZL

At ZL, we offer two microneedling treatments.


This treatment is performed using the SKINPEN device at a moderate depth to stimulate collagen and elastin. Clients notice tighter skin, smaller pores, and smoother texture. This treatment involves less aggressive depths and fewer passes than corrective microneedling. While this treatment is slightly “gentler”, it is still highly effective for photrejuvenation. Downtime is minimal with 24-48 hours of slight redness, followed by dryness for 1 week. We recommend this for clients with mild signs of aging, minimal to no facial scarring, or as a maintenance treatment after a series of our corrective microneedling. The maintenance microneedling is performed by our licensed aestheticians certified in SKINPEN microneedling.

Corrective Microneedling with PRP $500/treatment

This level of microneedling is aimed at achieving dramatic improvement in texture and scars. PRP (platelet rich plasma) is used in conjuction with the SKINPEN to accelerate healing and collagen synthesis. This treatment is exclusively performed by our aesthetic nurse practitioner or plastic surgeon to correct scars and deeper lines and wrinkles. Clients can expect a minimum of 3 treatments to see improvement. Downtime is still minimal with this remarkable procedure. Expect redness for up to 72 hours, followed by up to 10 days of dryness or flaking.

Preparing for microneedling

Detoxify and deep clean with hydrafacial

At ZL, we believe it is crucial to prepare the skin before a procedure such as microneedling. On a daily basis we accumulate toxins, impurities, dirt, debris, and dead skin cells which dull and block pores. Prior to receiving a microneedling treatment, a Hydrafacial (link to hydrafacial page) is performed to detoxify and deep clean the pores. Removing impurities from the skin allows for better penetration of products during microneedling and allows for a quicker recovery and more dramatic results. You can have the hydrafacial immediately prior to microneedling. If your skin is especially congested, we recommend biweekly hydrafacials leading up to your microneedling treatment.

Home treatment to support your skins ability to produce new collagen

The products you use on a daily basis are critical to maintaining the results from your microneedling treatment. At ZL, we recommend Alastin Regenerating Skin Nectar prior to receiving a microneedling treatment. The Skin Nectar is comprised of peptides, antioxidants, and botanicals to clear damage and debris from the extracellular matrix. Think of prepping your skin like weeding before you plant new seeds in your garden.

What is the procedure like? Is it painful?

At ZL, we have custom numbing crème applied before your treatment, so the process is essentially pain free. Our patients say it feels like light sandpaper is rubbed across the face. The treatment can take anywhere from 20-40 minutes.

How much downtime?

This varies greatly from person to person, but plan on 2-4 days of improving redness. After the first 24 hours, light makeup can be used. At ZL, we send you home with customized recovery products to improve redness and optimize your results.

How many treatments will I need?

To maintain skin texture and tone we recommend 3-4 treatments a year. However, for certain conditions such as scarring or deeper lines and wrinkles, we commonly recommend 4-6 treatments every month and then maintenance treatments every few months.

How soon will I see results?

You will notice improved tone and a brighter complexion after the redness resolves in the first week. Full improvement takes several weeks to months depending on extent of skin condition which was treated.

What Should I Know Before Getting Microneedling?

  • We recommend coming in for a complimentary consultation to discuss your customized treatment plan.
  • You’ll want to minimize sun exposure for the first week after treatment, so don’t have this treatment right before a trip to the beach or any extensive sun exposure!
  • If you are getting ready for a big event, such as a wedding, we recommend starting treatments 3 months prior to the event so the results are achieved at the perfect time for the big reveal.
  • If you have current acne, we typically recommend waiting for a microneedle treatment and instead will decongest the skin with hydrafacials, a home regimen, and peels.
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“What a relaxing way to celebrate my milestone birthday...a facial at ZL. All the ladies were professional as well as friendly. Their facility was clean and inviting. This was my first facial and I'll definitely do it again.”

Lisa M.

“Love them! I have been in for 2 HydraFacials with dermaplaning and some other enhancements. Everything about the interior is clean, beautiful and comfortable. I have had my services with Laura and Diana, and they couldn't be more knowledgeable and patient with all of my silly questions.”

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We Are Open!

We are open and seeing patients! We are taking great care to ensure continued safety for all our patients and providers.

Physical Distancing measures will still be in effect. If you are coming to the office, please wear a mask and sanitize or wash your hands before entering and frequently while you are with us. We will be wearing masks as well and limiting physical and close contact.

If you are coughing, feeling ill or have a fever, DO NOT come to the office. Call us instead and we can make arrangements to see you if you need us. We will also have limited staff present in the office so things may run a bit more slowly.

To book appointments, you may call us (520) 204-1956 or fill out our online form.

We will be resuming online booking in the near future.

We will continue to offer home based treatments , which are medical grade peels and skin treatments, to be done in the comfort of your own home. Skincare can also be purchased through us and shipped directly to you or may be picked up curbside .


Laura Zimmerman RN, MSN, NP-C, CANS Owner and Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist

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