Skin Care and Med Spa


Spavelous Preferred Facial Treatments:

Three treatments that did not make the top 5 list, but in my book are definitely worth top consideration are: Foto Facial, Face Lift Acupuncture and Microcurrent Face lift.


As I indicated earlier, I had the fotofacial procedure done several years ago. I selected it because; many conventional treatment options can only address one condition at a time. While they entail a prolonged recovery time, considerable pain, and potential side effects. The FotoFacial fit the bill for the outcome I desired, and I was very pleased with the results.

FotoFacialFotoFacial™ Treatments are a non-invasive treatment that erases skin damage without disruption of the skin’s surface, hence, no downtime. Intense Pulsed Light™ (IPL™) can simultaneously treat a wide range of facial concerns safely and effectively, such as broken capillaries, skin discoloration, age spots, freckles, mottled pigmentation and the symptoms of Rosacea.

FotoFacial™ Treatments are full face, neck and/or chest treatment using Intense Pulsed Light™ (IPL™) that effectively improve facial redness and flushing as well as the visible sign of sun damage and aging. FotoFacial™ Treatments were developed and first introduced by Board-certified dermatologist, Patrick Bitter Jr. MD as a non invasive method to rejuvenate and improve skin with no downtime. A non-laser IPL™ medical device (MultiLight from ESC Medical) is used to deliver a series of gentle pulses of light to the skin. Specific settings are selected for each treatment to maximize improvement.

A series of five or more treatments are performed at three week intervals. The benefits of FotoFacial™ Treatments are consistent, visible improvement in the skin with no downtime, little discomfort and minimal risk. With FotoFacial™ Treatments for the first time the embarrassing redness and flushing of Rosacea can be dramatically reduced and sun damaged, aging skin can be noticeably improved

Each treatment takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes. A mild amount of discomfort can be expected People with more sensitive skin may prefer to use Ela-Max a topical anesthetic cream. When Ela-Max is used 30 to 60 minutes before treatment there is almost no discomfort with treatment. There is no discomfort after treatments. Immediately following a treatment, the skin may appear red and flushed and tiny capillaries may appear more visible. Brown spots generally appear darker. All of these changes gradually fade over a period of hours to a few days.

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture

Facial Rejuvenation AcupunctureThis special treatment combines elements to enhance healthy facial skin and muscle tone, while creating an experience of deep relaxation in mind, body and spirit.

Facial rejuvenation acupuncture blends ancient Chinese and modern holistic practices for health and longevity. These promote internal healing through nourishing and harmonizing the Three Chinese Treasures: Qi (vital energy), Shen (spirit) and Jing (essence). This balance promotes grace, harmony and a calm spirit which radiates through our being and face as true beauty.

This protocol works to relax the person fully, to address specific facial concerns directly and to address underlying constitutional needs. Our face and skin are a reflection of our inner spirit, mental and emotional habits and physical health.

Acupuncture in combination with herbal and other holistic modalities, works to improve the flow of energy in the body and to nourish and invigorate the blood. Through this intensive treatment, the transport of oxygen and nutrients to the skin is naturally improved. Removal of waste becomes more efficient and inflammation is reduced. This enhances facial skin and muscle tone and the face lifts itself!


Microcurrent Face Lift

Microcurrent Face LiftI like to think of this as exercise for your facial muscles. Also known as the Bio-Ultimate face lift, a microcurrent face lift is a non-surgical face lift procedure that is aesthetically effective and cost efficient. During a microcurrent face lift, gentle electric currents are applied to the face, stimulating a natural cellular reaction. The effects of this stimulation are varied and include exfoliation and rejuvenation of the skin, tightening of the facial muscles, reduction of sun damage, and improvements in overall skin tone. By promoting the skin’s natural ability to produce collagen and elastin, microcurrent face lifts leave patients with subtle but exceptional facial enhancement.


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