While the summer is one of our favorite seasons, all that sunshine can have some harsh and damaging effects on our skin. Read on to hear about some of our favorite fall treatments that can help restore our healthy glow!
VI Peel is a medium depth chemical peel that works to improve the tone, texture, and clarity of our skin. This essentially painless peel is safe for all skin types and comes in different blends to address hyperpigmentation, fine lines/wrinkles, acne, stretch marks, scarring, and more! Approved for use on the face or body, the VI Peel treatment takes just a few minutes to apply. Peeling typically starts around 3 days after application and may continue over the course of a few days. Because this peel is self-neutralizing, you’ll leave the spa with the peel still applied! But don’t worry- immediately after treatment you’ll be sent home with a post-care kit and written post-care instructions, including important dos and don’ts, to help you achieve the most optimal results!
Also known as collagen induction therapy, the SkinPen is an FDA approved microneedling device used to treat acne scarring or fine lines/wrinkles. The treatment involves the use of tiny needles to create “microtraumas” in the skin’s surface. This process stimulates the body’s wound healing cascade, including boosting the production of collagen and elastin. The results are improved skin texture with a more youthful appearance! The treatment takes 45 minutes-1 hour and includes a cleanse and application of numbing cream prior to treatment! Downtime is minimal and includes redness or erythema, which typically resolves over 24-48 hours.
One of the most sought-after spa treatments, Hydrafacial is a quick way to reset your skin with instantaneous results. Known as the “Hydrafacial Glow,” this treatment leaves the skin looking and feeling notably refreshed. Treatments include a deep cleanse and exfoliation, as well as a light peel. Think of it like a power washer for your face! And the best part? Each treatment can be customized to include a booster serum to further target individual concerns, LED light to target inflammation, fine lines/wrinkles, or bacteria, or lymphatic drainage to boost lymph circulation in the face, making the skin appear brighter and less puffy!
LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Tired of shaving or waxing? Fall is a great time to start laser hair removal (LHR)! While technically known as laser hair reduction, this process involves the use of laser technology to target hair follicles during a specific phase of the growth cycle. Common areas treated include face, underarms, bikini, and leg! The laser penetrates hair follicles in the treated area and disrupts the growth cycle, resulting sparse growth with a finer texture. For best results, treatments should be done in a series to target each follicle during the appropriate growth phase. Treatment times vary depending on area and may take as little as 10 minutes to 1+ hours. While results vary by individual, we aim for an 80% reduction in hair growth at the end of 6 treatments. One to two treatments per year may be required to maintain results.
Whether you’re a seasoned Botox regular, or brand new to the world of medical aesthetics, we’re here to help you understand all things “med spa.” This week we’ll focus on why a consultation & assessment are necessary steps in achieving your aesthetic goals. Here are 3 reasons why you should expect to receive a consultation & assessment with your visit to LuxeSkin Med Spa:
They’re Medical Treatments
While completely elective (and super fun), many of the services offered at LuxeSkin are considered medical treatments. When you need a refill of your blood pressure medication, or an antibiotic for a sinus infection, you contact your doctor’s office, right? Same thing goes for treatments such as Botox/Dysport, fillers, microneedling, etcetera. These treatments require a comprehensive health assessment with a licensed healthcare professional, as well as a prescription for treatment from a physician or advanced practice provider (APP). This ensures that you’re an appropriate candidate for treatment, as well as allows for an individualized treatment plan based upon your personal aesthetic goals and our professional expertise.
Managing expectations versus reality is extremely important. Most patients who seek aesthetic treatments will require multiple sessions over an extended period, as well as a combination of various treatments to achieve their desired outcome. One Botox/Dysport treatment is not going to completely smooth out deep, etched in static lines, nor will it correct lines or wrinkles due to volume loss. During the consultation and assessment, our licensed healthcare providers will develop a comprehensive treatment plan for you. This includes taking before & after photos to monitor progress, while adjusting your treatment plan where and whenever needed. Financial expectations are also discussed, as we strive to maintain complete transparency regarding service cost to work within your budget.
Know your options
There’s a saying-You don’t know what you don’t know. Perhaps you want to bring some life back to your tired undereye, but you also desire a little lifting of those pesky jowls. You’re thinking “I need my undereye and lower face done.” What you don’t know is that the undereye and lower face can often be corrected (at least in part) by adding support to the midface. Perhaps you’re open to injectables at some point, but maybe now isn’t the time. Have you heard about the results people are getting with regenerative aesthetics, such as PRP? Maybe you really want to use tretinoin, but your skin just can’t tolerate it. Have you considered a retinaldehyde? The consultation process allows you to share your goals with our licensed professionals, giving us the opportunity to provide you with a comprehensive assessment so that we can outline all the options available to you. We also do not hesitate to tell you no (sometimes that extra syringe of filler in your lips is just not a good idea), nor will we hesitate to refer you to a specialist if we don’t offer what we feel you really need (a brow lift will not offer surgical results for someone who really needs a blepharoplasty).
While visiting a med spa is fun and elective, it’s important to remember that many of the treatments you’re seeking are actual medical interventions and require prescriptions/orders from a physician or APP. The licensed healthcare providers at LuxeSkin will utilize the consultation and assessment to create a customized treatment plan sure to offer you the most optimal results!
Not sure where to start with your holiday shopping? Why not right here at LuxeSkin Med Spa!? We have a ton of great gift options available and this year we even have a "Build Your Own" gift box that you can give itself or add skincare to, wrapped up nicely and ready to gift.
For those looking for a luxurious, at-home experience:
Start with one of our beautiful microfiber lined robes to keep them warm and cozy through the cold winter months. While wrapped up, they can indulge with the Natura Bisse Diamond White Rich Luxury Cleanse to begin a skincare experience like no other. Following the cleanse, the Natura Bisse Diamond Instant Glow is an easy to use, 3-step treatment to exfoliate, brighten and lift skin, unveiling a noticeably more luminous complexion. Finishing with the Diamond Extreme moisturizer, they will be noticeably hydrated and glowing from within. A Lavendar scented candle would accompany the Natura Bisse skincare line perfectly and enhance the experience.
For the lovers of the glam life:
Any makeup routine should start with a great base - the Natura Bisse Essential Shock Intense Retinol Fluid and the PCA Skin Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster will provide essential hydration to help makeup go on smoothly. Pre or post makeup application, the Natura Bisse Diamond Mist works to minimize uneven areas and bring balance to your skin. Formulated without alcohol, this face mist spray includes artemia salina extract that stimulates cellular metabolism while pea extract and natural sugars shield against harmful aggressors. This makes is perfect as a hydrating skin mist and/or to set powders on the face to gift a healthy glow.
The Glow Cream Stay Stick is an amazing cream eyeshadow that stays put all day. Complete any glam look with a Glo Beauty lip product. Our staff loves the Cream Glaze Crayons and Lip Glosses.
For those needing a simple routine:
No idea where to start when it comes to a skincare routine, whether that be for yourself or somewhere else? Here are the essentials: A great cleanser, a hydrating product, a sunscreen and a lip balm/treatment. A tinted sunscreen adds an extra benefit of a light coverage and can double as a natural foundation - our favorites are the PCA Skin Sheer Tint or Skin Ceuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense. You can always build a most extensive skincare later on but these are the essentials! Add these to the "Build Your Own" gift box for the perfect gift for anyone looking to start a new, healthy skin routine in the New Year!
Still not sure what will be the best gift? Give us a call or stop in! A LuxeSkin gift card will ALWAYS be a fantastic gift option. Through the month of December, buy a $125 gift card for $100 - no limits!
Happy Holidays from Luxeskin!
Natura Bissé is the standard when it comes to luxury skincare. A company started in 1979 in Barcelona, began with a simple touch of a hand. Ricardo Fises, the founder of NB made an observation of an employee, who worked directly with amino acids, had strikingly soft hands!
Natura Bissé entered the skincare world through professional spas, maintaining its prestige over the years, carrying out more than 7.5 million annual treatments in luxury spas and resorts worldwide.
NB is an ever-adapting and evolving skincare line, tailoring rituals to specific skin needs and concerns. They are committed to collaborating with other leading individuals in the industry to find new discoveries, push boundaries and seek the latest scientific advancements.
Our NB spa experiences are carefully designed to transform your skin so that you truly feel the power of touch with techniques that have been refined and are continuously evolving. Our aestheticians have mastered the power of touch, applying expert techniques in massage, facial contour exercises and sculpting rituals that induce relaxation, energy flow and ultimate well-being. Touch is the most powerful approach we can provide.
Experience the power of touch at LuxeSkin Med Spa with one of our luxurious Natura Bissé facials. Perfect for a time for self-care and relaxation, the Natura Bisse facials range from 60 to 75 minutes. We will pamper you with aromatherapy and scientifically backed products that will not only put you into an aromatic trance-like state but deliver effective skincare treatments based on your skin condition and needs. If you're not sure which one of our NB facials to choose, give us a call or schedule a facial consultation for one of our aestheticians to evaluate your skin!
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