Amber Medical Spa

Patria Gonzalez, MD

Medical Spa & Internal Medicine located in Inwood, New York, NY

Spa facial services have anti-aging and skin revitalizing benefits that can leave you feeling entirely rejuvenated. At Amber Medical Spa in the Inwood neighborhood of Manhattan, New York, you can meet with expert aesthetic physician Patria González, MD, and her team of skin care experts to determine which type of facial treatment is best for your skin needs. Book your facial evaluation online or call the clinic to schedule with a team member.

Facials Q & A

Which type of facial do I need?

Facials aren’t a one-size-fits-all service. Rather, your dedicated skin care professional sits and talks with you about your skin concerns and evaluates your skin to better determine which facial and clinical-grade products may benefit you most. Below are descriptions of some of the most in-demand types of facials. 

Spa facials

Spa facials are entirely tailored to your unique skin needs. This luxurious skin treatment incorporates facial massage throughout each cleanse, mask, and hydration stage. Your aesthetician even spends time performing extractions, so you can experience seriously smoother, clearer skin.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) facials

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) facials involve gathering a small sample of your blood and processing it right in the office to gather a rich concentration of platelets. These platelets contain numerous growth factor components to trigger cell turnover, tissue healing, and even collagen production. 

PRP may be injected into problem areas, like acne scars, or applied during a microneedling treatment.

Chemical peels

Chemical peels are a way to exfoliate that outer damaged layer of your skin and allow the healthier, more youthful-looking skin underneath to shine through. As an added benefit, chemical peels stimulate rapid cell turnover and collagen production the more you get them. 


Hydrodermabrasion is a fast and effective way to remove dead skin cells, minimize dark spots, and clear out your pores by using a pressurized handheld tool. This device delivers water, oxygen, and clinical-grade skin care products in rapid pulses to thoroughly exfoliate your skin on the spot while providing superior hydration. 


Carboxytherapy involves using a very small needle to deliver carbon dioxide gas beneath your skin. This effect improves blood flow, which can stimulate cell turnover to improve skin elasticity and tighten your skin.  

Carboxytherapy can minimize the appearance of dark spots and under-eye bags on your face, although it can also be beneficial for treating cellulite and even stretch marks on your body. 

Is there any downtime after a facial?

Spa facials and hydrodermabrasion treatments offered at Amber Medical Spa leave you with glowing, more youthful skin, immediately after your treatment. No downtime is necessary.

If you’re having a more intensive facial service, such as a chemical peel or a PRP treatment, Dr. González often finds that it takes up to two to four days, depending on how quickly you heal, for any redness or inflammation to subside.

How often should I get a facial?

To help you stay ahead of the effects of aging, Dr. González typically recommends scheduling a facial treatment at Amber Medical Spa about once a month. She can personalize your facial package to incorporate different treatments during each visit, so you can achieve your skin goals over time. 

Book your skin-revitalizing facial service at Amber Medical Spa directly through the website. You can also call the med spa to learn more about facial services and schedule a consultation. 

Individual results may vary.