Festive Facial Treatments
by Stephanie Schlageter
There’s no question that despite its tidings of comfort and joy, the holiday season can wreak havoc on your looks. Late nights, too much champagne and too many parties can leave you with dehydrated, tired-looking skin that accentuates lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone. Put some vroom back in your visage with a collection of facial treatments that hydrate, resurface and refresh.
Have you met the advanced technology of the HydraFacial? Perfect for the busy holiday season, this is a quick solution that packs all the benefits of a long, four-step facial into one short visit. The HydraFacial offers immediate results and will remove dead skin cells, complete extractions, cleanse your skin and add moisturizing serums and hydration. Best of all, it’s totally relaxing! Which is just what you need between shopping excursions and holiday events.
If your skin looks dull, and you need to get it glowing, exfoliation is the key. Treatments like dermaplaning – gently shaving the skin to make it softer and smoother – and microdermabrasion – exfoliating with medical grade crystals – offer benefits far beyond an over-the-counter scrub. Alternatively, with a chemical peel, you gently exfoliate the outermost layers of skin with naturally derived acids from fruits and trees. All of these powerful methods of exfoliation promote the growth of healthy new layers of skin. You’ll notice an improvement to uneven skin tone and rough texture as well as fine lines and wrinkles.
While the HydraFacial and exfoliation treatments require little to no downtime, if you are ready for more significant facial resurfacing, winter is the ideal time to being a series of laser treatments because you’ll need to stay out of the sun before and after each session. The ICON Eraser Laser removes brown spots, sun damage and redness and also improves fine lines, rosacea and acne scarring. The process begins with exfoliating microdermabrasion. With the outermost layers of skin removed, the ICON fractional laser goes to work with light energy technology to penetrate deep into the dermis and epidermis layers to stimulate collagen production. Finally an IPL Photofacial, which targets red and brown discoloration, further improves the skin’s tone and texture. The ICON Eraser Laser provides total skin resurfacing in about four treatments spaced a month apart, but you’ll see benefits from your first visit – just in time for that family holiday get-together.