Services

Before We Get Started, A Note on Services

In this business of beauty, it is more important to focus on results rather than individual treatments. During your first appointment we will discuss your aesthetic goals and what it is YOU find beautiful. We will formulate a care plan tailored specifically to you and your desires. Maintaining a fresh, youthful appearance requires just that: maintenance. You will have your own program where your friends and family will start to notice that you look fresher and happier, but not entirely know why. It’s that youthful, Gilded glow that will have you looking and feeling ah-MAZE-ing.

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20% off all treatments and retail products + monthly chemical peels for one year

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15% of all treatments and retail products for one year

Tox (aka wrinkle releasers, neurotoxins, botulinum toxin)

Frequently Asked Questions

What are neurotoxins?

Botox ® is a brand name for a type of neurotoxin. There are many other neurotoxins that work by the same mechanism. Neurotoxins temporarily paralyze muscles (fully or partially, depending on the dose), which help decrease the appearance of lines and wrinkles. They are best utilized as a preventative measure, so start early and often. They can help soften permanent lines, but may not get rid of them entirely (but don’t dismay, there are other options for those). Neurotoxins combined with other treatment modalities will yield the best results and happiest spa-goers.

What should I expect?

Neurotoxins are injected with a teeny, tiny needle (yes, that’s the technical term) that feels like a little bee sting, so usually only ice beforehand is all you need. The procedure itself takes only a few minutes. You will look like you have some mosquito bites in the area for a few hours afterward. We don’t recommend leaving the spa and going directly to a blind date. It is possible to have some mild bruising. A bruise from neurotoxin lasts as long as, well, a bruise. They’re usually small and easily covered with makeup. Worst-case scenario: facial asymmetry or drooping. Both will eventually go away by themselves and both are also usually easily treated at a follow-up appointment.

When will I see results?

Depending on the specific neurotoxin, the person, and the position of the moon, some people see results as soon as 2-3 days, but usually closer to a week. The peak effect occurs around 30 days. (So, if you have a big event scheduled, plan for treatment approximately one month in advance.)

How long do the results last?

Depending upon similar factors to above, the results may last from three to six months (usually longer if you have been injecting regularly and for a longer period of time).

In what body areas can I get it?

A better question is where can’t you get it. Follows is a brief, but nowhere near exhaustive list: forehead, crow’s feet, eleven lines, smile lines, smoker’s lines, bunny lines, neck. Some more creative uses: overactive sweat glands, “gummy” smile, lip enhancement, microneedling (to decrease pore size and acne), chin (to reduce dimples), jawline (to reduce TMJ pain and jaw muscle size). The list goes on…

Dermal Fillers

Frequently Asked Questions

What are dermal fillers?

Most dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid (which, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve been hearing a lot about these days). Hyaluronic acid is what gives us that full, youthful-looking plumpness. In fillers, hyaluronic acid is cross-linked to give it volume and structure. Most aging is associated with volume loss, so we can inject fillers to decrease the appearance of aging. Another beautiful thing about hyaluronic acid fillers is that, if necessary, they can be reversed! So, they’re not too scary. Like everything on this list, dermal fillers yield the best results when combined with other modalities on this list.

What can I expect?

In most injection areas, you will be numbed up first. The injection process is slightly more uncomfortable than with neurotoxins because we are adding volume, which creates a pressure sensation. As is the case with any procedure performed with a needle, there is a potential for bruising.

When will I see results?

Another wonder of dermal fillers is immediate results! Many of them also draw in more water over a few days to weeks after injection, so results may become even be more dramatic.

How long do the results last?

Depending on the filler, the patient and location of injection, it can last anywhere from 9-24 months.

In what body areas can I get it?

Lips, cheeks and nasolabial folds (parentheses around the mouth) are some of the more common areas. Other possible areas include the under-eyes, ears, hands and marionette lines, to name a few.

PDO Threads (aka non-surgical facelift)

Frequently Asked Questions

What are PDO threads?

PDO stands for polydioxanone. Quite literally, a PDO thread is a type of surgical suture, which has been around for over 50 years. It was discovered that when inserted into human tissue, PDO causes collagen and elastin production. It can also cause increased skin regeneration, tissue adhesion and the breakdown of cellulite. As such, these threads can be used to tighten, plump, lift and anchor skin. There are two basic thread types that really should be under two different headings because they have two completely distinct actions. The first type is a smaller thread that—when many are used in one area—create plumping and filling. The second is a larger thread used--a lot more sparingly--for lifting. Accordingly, there are very different indications for each thread type.

What should I expect?

You will be numbed up with some local anesthetic (think: dental office numbing). It feels odd more than anything, with minimal pain. It takes only a few minutes and there is virtually no downtime.

How quickly will I see a difference?

Results are INSTANTANEOUS. Aside from a small insertion site (think: a drop of blood), you will look amazing and rejuvenated IMMEDIATELY. It is possible to have a small amount of bruising afterward, but this is usually less than with the neurotoxins.

How long do the results last?

Again, results vary, but you can expect them to last from 6-18 months or even longer as the thread is absorbed by your body and replaced with collagen and elastin. In general, the smaller, filler threads have longer lasting results. The results from lifting threads usually last anywhere from six months to one year. Please never forget that this is NOT a facelift; this is a subtle rejuvenation. People will notice that you look more awake and youthful, but they won’t know why. It’ll be our little secret. You’re welcome.

In what body areas can I get it?

Again, where CAN’T you get it? We’re talking face (acne scars, smokers lines, saggy cheeks, jowls, nasolabial folds, eleven lines), neck, abdomen, crepe-y knee skin, "lip flip" to name only a few.

Lip Enhancement

Frequently Asked Questions

What is lip enhancement?

Most people think about fillers when they hear the words “lips” and “medispa” together. That is certainly an option. But, there are other options as well. If you’re searching for a subtler or more natural-looking effect, PDO threads, a neurotoxin “lip-flip” or a combination of two or three procedures, might be a good option for you.

What should I expect?

Your lips will be numbed up beforehand, as this is a sensitive area. Depending on the technique, there will be a few injections in and around the lip area. After the procedure, your lips may be swollen and red for 1-2 days. You may experience slight bruising. All cold sore sufferers know that injecting into the lips can sound scary. But we’ve got a trick up our sleeves so that everyone can have enhanced, beautiful lips.

How quickly will I see results?

Depending on what combination of treatments we use, your results could be as soon as immediate to as long as a few weeks. It all depends on what combination of individual therapies we use for you.

Chemical Peels

Frequently Asked Questions

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels are a kind of like a chemical exfoliation/abrasion. These peels cause all the old, icky skin cells that cause discoloration, acne, scars and fine lines to slough (or peel) off and regrow new, baby-fresh cells on your face. So it will be as soft, silky and smooth as a baby’s you-know-what. Most spa-goers will require 3-4 treatments.

What should I expect?

You will have an agent applied to your skin at the spa. It will be left on for a few minutes and you may feel slight tingling. Some peels will need to be neutralized with a second agent and some won’t. Like anything, depending on the patient, the strength of the peel, the post-procedure hydration and the phase of the moon, everyone will have different amounts of peeling and some people may not notice any peeling at all.

When quickly will I see a difference?

This depends on the type of peel. You will usually have peeling and flaking of the skin for about three days to one week, after which time you will begin to see the new, fresh skin begin to regenerate.

How long do the results last?

Results are quite varied and depend upon the patient, how many times you have had it done and what we are treating. You can expect results to last anywhere from two months to two years. The more you baby your skin, the longer your results will last.

In what body areas can I get it?

Face, neck, décolleté, back and buttocks are the most common areas.

PRP (and Gilded Gold Facial)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is PRP?

There is a chance you’ve heard of the Vampire Facial™. It is a type of PRP facial with a trademarked name that is not entirely dissimilar to the Gilded Gold Facial. PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma (aka liquid gold, because this stuff is incredible). Platelets are the little guys who rush to the site of a wound to form a clot. Cleverly, they also carry lots of good things (cytokines and growth factors) with them to help said wound heal. These growth factors will also cause growth and collagen formation in the face and scalp (and virtually anywhere, if we’re being honest with each other). Your own blood is used to create PRP and then injected back into the areas of concern.

What should I expect?

You will have a few tablespoons of blood drawn which will then be spun for about 15 minutes in a sophisticated centrifuge to get the platelets concentrated to nearly 7-8 times higher than they normally occur in your body. The PRP is then injected back into the skin, so it can be a bit uncomfortable while you are having it done. But there options to numb you up prior to the procedure, which makes it all worth it!

How quickly will I see a difference?

The results are not immediate. Patience is a virtue in this case. It will take your skin a while to grow and regenerate. Most spa-goers combine this with microneedling, so you can expect to be red for about 2-3 days.

How long do the results last?

For most people, the remarkable, time-reversing results usually last up to two years.

In what body areas can I get it?

You’ve probably heard about PRP being used in sports medicine. That’s because we can inject it just about anywhere to achieve incredible results. But, since Gilded Palm is an aesthetic spa and not a sports medicine spa (for now, anyway) we focus on scalp and facial rejuvenation. (It yields astonishing results for women with thinning hair or hair loss.)

Microneedling (aka collagen induction therapy)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is something wonderful that sounds terrible. It is the creation of lots of tiny, little needle-sticks (yes, you will be numbed up) all over the face. When the body heals, it brings to the surface lots of cytokines and growth factors, which create more collagen and elastin (the factors of youth!). It can help reduce fine lines, wrinkles, skin laxity, acne, pore size, dark spots and scars. As such, it usually helps to increase happiness! We will add in serum based upon your skin concerns. The micropunctures in the skin also create the perfect opportunity for skincare products to penetrate and exert their effects.

What should I expect?

Your will be numbed up by one of two different methods. You may feel a slight pinch or pressure as the procedure is performed. You will be red with some slight bleeding afterward for 1-3 days, but there is otherwise little downtime.

How quickly will I see a difference?

Patience, my dear. You will not see immediate results; it will take 4-6 weeks. And the best results come after a few treatments. Some people will have some peeling and flaking of the skin (but not usually as much as with a deep chemical peel).

How long do the results last?

Results are quite varied and depend on the patient and how many times you have had it done and with which serums. You can expect results to last anywhere from six weeks to two years.

Earlobe Repair (aka earlobe rejuvenation)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is earlobe repair?

Earlobe rejuvenation is primarily for earring holes that have stretched out (but not ripped all the way through) which causes earrings to no longer sit properly on the earlobe. It is an easy fix with a small, quick injection of dermal filler.

What should I expect?

This is a quick procedure with minimal discomfort. You may feel a slight pinch and burn at the injection site. You could have slight bruising.

How quickly will I see results?

As with any dermal fillers, the results will be immediate.

How long do the results last?

Results usually last a bit longer than fillers in other areas and will last 12-18 months depending on the individual and the filler used.

Sclerotherapy (aka spider vein removal, broken capillary removal)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is a fancy word for vein removal. Simply, it is injecting a medication into unsightly veins to make them go away like magic. People are loving lasers these days, but when it comes to veins, sclerotherapy is where it’s at! It is the gold standard for leg vein removal.

What should I expect?

In the past, a harsh chemical was used that burned when injected, but now, the medication we use is nearly pain-free. You will feel the pinch of a small needle at each site, but other than that, there is not much pain. If we’re treating your legs, you will have to wear compression stockings for a few days afterward. But that’s easy peasy.

How quickly will I see a difference?

You will notice visible improvement in 3-7 days. After one session, you should have an 80% improvement in your veins. Some veins may require a second treatment.

How long do the results last?

If you treat only the little veins and don’t treat the big, feeder veins, just like a little creek off a river, they will come back in 6-8 months. At Gilded, we will do our best to treat the little and big ones. So they get gone and stay gone! As such, the results should be permanent.