How to make change in the skin
Skin is funny. Just like people, skin comes in different colors, shapes and sizes. Everything you eat or drink, medications you take, things you slather on (or don’t slather on, ie. Sunscreen) affects your skin in some way. As estheticians, our job is to educate you on the best way to care for your skin. We offer many treatments and products that can help the skin to be healthier, look younger and prevent or treat disorders of the skin. We are not Dermatologists, so we don’t diagnose or treat disease, but we can make significant change to things like wrinkles, fine lines, age spots and loose skin.
Here are a few suggestions for making changes that will help you look younger in no time:
For the Face- reducing the appearance of fine lines, age spots, acne scarring and wrinkles:
The quickest way to reduce the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles is with Botox or a filler such as Juvederm. These are minimally invasive techniques using injections that are administered by a Doctor. This is a great choice if you are not afraid of needles or a little discomfort and want immediate results. There are some risks, such as a drooping eye if the Botox is in the wrong spot and affects the muscle, or a risk of infection at the injection site. But these procedures are relatively safe and millions of people use them every day with little down time and excellent results. We suggest finding an experienced physician who does hundreds of these procedures annually. You can make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Brenton Bohlig at Serenity Spa by calling us at 245-6484.
For those of you who like a more natural approach to anti-aging, we offer a few alternatives. We can make significant change in the skin by doing a series of peels, microdermabrasion, vacuum massage or Micro-Needling therapies. (Click here to see a very cool video of our newest service, Dermaplaning!)
Our Ultimate Facial uses vacuum massage, microdermabrasion and light therapy to build collagen and elastin and firm the skin. The vacuum massage is stimulation- creating new skin cells faster than your body can create them. (The production of new skin cells slows down as we age so the skin becomes looser, creating more lines and wrinkles) By creating new skin cells, faster, you can have a new, firmer skin within about a month. We also follow this treatment up with rapid exfoliation, or Microdermabrasion. Microderm takes off the dead skin faster than you can naturally exfoliate, thereby creating new skin faster. The light therapy is a technique that calms the skin after the rapid exfoliation so you can go right back to work with NO DOWN TIME after each facial. After a series of Ultimate Facial, you have a firmer, more even tone and texture, or a younger looking skin. We recommend a series of 6 treatments, each 10-14 days apart for optimal results.
A skin that is very sensitive or extremely thin requires a gentle approach with this treatment so please tell your esthetician if you react to products or treatments easily or if you are already exfoliating with a scrub or Retin A as these treatments can make you more susceptible to peeling or abrasions. Most skins, however look younger and feel firmer after their very first treatment.
We like to give our clients the opportunity to try a treatment to decide if its right for them before commiting to a series. So if you enjoy your facial and the skin looks smoother and feels more firm, you can apply your payment for the first treatment toward a series if you wish. Please let us know if you have any adverse reactions so we can calm and soothe the skin immediately. Call us at 245-6484 if you have any redness, sensitivity or abrasion lasting more than 4 hours.
I love, love, LOVE Glycolic peels! For an acne prone skin, we can clear the skin in about 6 weeks with our Glycolic Peel Series (includes 2 Antiaging Facials with glycolic, plus 4- 30 minute Glycolic peels) Glycolic acids have very small molecules, so they can penetrate down in to the pore where blackheads start.
They also help retexturize the surface of the skin, making the skin more even in tone and texture. So they are a great choice for someone in their teens to their 40’s or 50’s who want to stop breakouts, reduce the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles and give the skin a nice glow. A Glycolic peel series runs $378 and is recommended at least once a year.
Cellusleek Instant Lift
The Cellusleek is a more advanced machine for Vacuum Massage. You get an Instant Lift to the skin during your treatment. Doing the treatments 2 times per week, along with rapid exfoliation can rapidly turn back the clock. We offer this as a stand alone,treatment or add on to any facial for $50. We have a fantastic facial with some of the newest organic products from Nature Pure, plus the Instant Lift of the Cellusleek in our Cellusleek Anti-Aging Booster Facial. Only $120
The best way to determine what your needs are, is to make an appointment for a Skin Care Consultation with an Esthetician. Call us at 245-6484 to book your consultation today!
We offer 2 new Facials that can make significant change in the skin in a very short time! The Micro-Needling Facial using Plant Stem Cell products is $220 and is best for anti aging, firming loose skin and helping to retexturize rough skin or reduce scarring. Our Post- Menopausal Facial is best for women who have completed Menopause and whose skin has changed due to lack of Estrogen. This Facial is $250 and reeducates skin cells back to a youthful state. You will have visible results after just one treatment! A Series of 3 treatments over 6 week is recommended for optimal results. A Series of 3 Micro- Needling Facials is $594. A Series of 6 Post-Menopausal Facials is $1350.
What is Micro Needling?
Micro needling is based upon thousands of years of acupuncture technology and is an effective way to treat a variety of skin concerns as well as change the skin in only one treatment! During this facial, the esthetician uses a roller with 540 small, diamond shaped needles to create tiny channels deep into the dermis of skin, which is the main obstruction to penetration of active ingredients. The active ingredients of the skincare products can then reach into the depth of the skin more effectively than by simply applying the products topically. Basically, the needles create a delivery system for the products. The technology also helps stimulate collagen production and can increase the thickness of the skin by up to 8%, making this great for anti-aging as well as helping problematic skin.
The process is not painful (almost a tickling sensation) and the needles are made of medical grade surgical steel which is thoroughly sanitized between clients.
Who can benefit from Micro Needling?
Anyone who wants to see a change in their skin. This procedure is great for anti-aging, scarring, and acne prone skin. There is no downtime between treatments, so they can be done close together for a quicker change or up to 4 weeks apart for maintenance.
Who shouldn’t Micro Needle?
Anyone with active, open, cystic acne. This facial is gentle enough for acne prone skin, but should not be done on skin that is currently experiencing an active breakout.
Will I bleed during this treatment?
Serenity is a spa, not a medical treatment center. The needles we use are .25 in thickness and are attached to a roller that contains about 540 needles, however, they cannot penetrate or open the skin. We are dealing with the epidermis and dermis on this level and the needles may leave the skin a bit pink or flushed, but there will be no bleeding and no bruising or swelling associated with this facial.