Glow Skin Treatments/Facials

Before We Get Started, A Note on Services

During your evaluation, we will formulate a plan specifically tailored to you. The art of beauty should focus on results rather than on individual treatments.

Sculptra

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sculptra?

Sculptra is the trade name for PLLA or polylactic acid. It is classified as a filler, although it’s not the filler about which you’re most used to hearing in today’s beauty culture. Unlike the typical hyaluronic acid filler, which immediately volumizes through mass effect, Sculptra causes collagen and elastin regeneration and subtle volumization of large areas over time, following a few treatments. It is great for the insidious volume loss that occurs over the years, causing that tired, aged look.

What should I expect?

Sculptra is injected into the deep dermis through a small needle or cannula. There will be some numbing medication in the injected filler to help with discomfort, although it is fairly minimal.

When will I see results?

The day of your treatment, you will get a glimpse into the results you can expect in a few months, but that is only from the actual fluid that is injected and will go away within about 24 hours. Your first time receiving Sculptra, you will typically require three (3) treatments spaced a few weeks apart. You will begin to see results within a few months.

How long do the results last?

Here’s the great news: since it’s your own body’s collagen, your results are forever! But since we lose about 1% of collagen per year, you should be getting one (1) treatment yearly just to keep up with Mother Nature.

In what body areas can I get it?

Just about anywhere! Yay! But the face is most popular…

PRX Derm Perfexion (aka PRX-T33, biorevitaliser, “non-peel” peel)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is PRX-T33?

They are calling PRT-T33 a biovitalizer. I like to call it a “non-peel” peel. They have been using it in Europe for years and it finally just came to the U.S. (thanks, FDA!). PRX-T33 is a terrible name for a lovely treatment that helps restore collagen and elastin, thereby improving skin tone, laxity and the appearance of scars and “crepe-y” skin. And best of all, it doesn’t make you more sensitive to the sun and is safe for all skin types!

What should I expect?

PRX-T33 is massaged into the skin with four (4) pounds of pressure, which actually feels somewhat pleasant. It is massaged into the dermis (past the epidermis), so, unlike peels, it rarely flakes or peels. (Notably, it can be combined with microneedling, in which case, the recovery will be that of the microneedling recovery.)

When will I see results?

It tightens and firms after even the first treatment. Most clients notice “glowing”, healthy skin for the week following treatment. Get ready for the compliments!

How long do the results last?

The results will last longer after each treatment until they become more permanent (usually after the fourth (4th) treatment). Body areas may require a few more treatments.

In what body areas can I get it?

PRX-T33 can be used in any body area you desire an improvement in skin texture and laxity. Clients having their faces treated as well as neck, décolleté, arms and stretch-marked abdomens, to name a few. It can also be used in targeted treatments for depressed scars and stretch marks.

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 will I see results?

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 Gilded Facial

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a PRP Facial?

There is a chance you’ve heard of the Vampire Facial or Facelift™. (Please note that the facelift and facial are very different procedures with very different results. In the PRP facelift, we are hand-injecting PRP into the deeper layer of the skin rather than microneedling it into a more superficial layer.) The Vampire Facelift™ is a trademarked name that is quite similar to the Gilded PRP Facelift. 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 with them lots of good things (cytokines and growth factors) to help said wound heal. These growth factors repair tissue and create collagen wherever they are injected. Your own blood is used to create PRP and is then put back into the skin via the tiny channels created through microneedling.

What should I expect?

You will have a few tablespoons of blood drawn and then spun in a sophisticated PureSpin PRP® centrifuge to concentrate the platelets to nearly 7-8 times higher than they normally occur in your body. The PRP is then applied to the skin prior to microneedling with the Rejuvapen NXT®. You will be numbed prior to microneedling, which will make it quite tolerable. You can expect to be pink for about 2-3 days and may have some flaking of the skin. You may cover with mineral makeup the next day. We recommend stem cell aftercare to aid in recovery.

When will I see results?

Clients will often notice a “glow” within a few days. But you will want to do three sessions spaced approximately one month apart. You can expect the appearance of new collagen in about three month’s time.

How long do the results last?

Since your body is creating collagen and elastin, the results are permanent. But most people like to do annual or even quarterly treatments to keep that Gilded glow!

In what body areas can I get it?

Face, neck, décolleté.

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.

In what body areas can I get it?

While the face is the most common and popular, it can be done anywhere on the body where collagen needs a boost!

When will I see results?

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.

PRX Derm Perfexion (aka PRX-T33, biorevitaliser, “non-peel” peel)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is PRX-T33?

They are calling PRT-T33 a biovitalizer. I like to call it a “non-peel” peel. They have been using it in Europe for years and it finally just came to the U.S. (thanks, FDA!). PRX-T33 is a terrible name for a lovely treatment that helps restore collagen and elastin, thereby improving skin tone, laxity and the appearance of scars and “crepe-y” skin. And best of all, it doesn’t make you more sensitive to the sun and is safe for all skin types!

What should I expect?

PRX-T33 is massaged into the skin with four (4) pounds of pressure, which actually feels somewhat pleasant. It is massaged into the dermis (past the epidermis), so, unlike peels, it rarely flakes or peels. (Notably, it can be combined with microneedling, in which case, the recovery will be that of the microneedling recovery.)

When will I see results?

It tightens and firms after even the first treatment. Most clients notice “glowing”, healthy skin for the week following treatment. Get ready for the compliments!

How long do the results last?

The results will last longer after each treatment until they become more permanent (usually after the fourth (4th) treatment). Body areas may require a few more treatments.

In what body areas can I get it?

PRX-T33 can be used in any body area you desire an improvement in skin texture and laxity. Clients having their faces treated as well as neck, décolleté, arms and stretch-marked abdomens, to name a few. It can also be used in targeted treatments for depressed scars and stretch marks.

IPL Optimas Lumecca Photofacial (aka photorejuvenation)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is IPL?

IPL stands for intense pulsed light. Unlike a laser, IPL is white light and contains all wavelengths. It uses light energy to target certain colors in the skin—namely browns and reds (think: sun damage, broken capillaries, and rosacea). The skin heats up and then the body gets rid of the unwanted cells. There is a lot of buzz about the BBL (broadband light) facial right now. BBL is a broadband of light, where IPL is a single, intense, focused beam of light and is more targeted and precise. The IPL also stimulates collagen growth thereby improving texture and reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and large pores.

What can I expect?

The Lumecca Optimas has a built-in cooling system, and as such, you will not require any numbing beforehand. So cool (sorry; pun intended)!

When will I see results?

Within one week of the treatment, the skin will begin to heal. You may have some crusting, peeling, scabbing and darkening of spots prior to them flaking off and healing. After this, you will already notice improvement, however, the best results usually follow a few treatments (three is a good place to start and is generally how the packages are sold).

How long do the results last?

They are permanent! But you need to stay vigilant about your skincare and sun protection in order to maintain the best results.

In what body areas can I get it?

Anywhere! Face, neck, hands and décolleté are some of the most popular.