One Ultherapy Non-Surgical Face-Lift with Chemical Peel at Ivana's Glow Medical Spa ($2,400 Value)

Lake Forest

$899
Buy!
Value Discount You Save
$2,400 63% $1,501
Limited time remaining!
3 bought
Only 31 left

The Deal

  • $899 for one ultherapy non-surgical face-lift with chemical peel (up to a $2400 value)

Collagen and Elastin: The Hidden Benefactors of Youthful Skin

Some spa treatments can boost the production of collagen, which is vital to vibrant, youthful skin. Check out Groupon’s guide to the skin's invisible foundation.

A cooked noodle bends because it's saturated with water. On the other hand, a uncooked noodle is dry and brittle, making it easy to snap in half. The same principle applies to skin—well-moisturized skin is flexible and resilient, whereas dry skin is prone to structural damage. Beyond moisturizing, however, skin relies on two molecules—more specifically, two proteins—to maintain its youthful appearance: collagen and elastin. The most abundant protein in the animal kingdom, collagen helps tissues withstand stretching, resulting in plump, durable skin. Elastin, meanwhile, helps tissues stretch in the first place, forming bundles of elastic fibers that make the skin strong and flexible. Working in tandem, these two proteins give skin a taut, voluminous quality that's prized among hot-air balloons. Even healthy skin is no match for nature, however. Factors such as aging and sun damage can drain the skin’s moisture and weaken its proteins, sapping it of its youth and vigor.

Although it's impossible to actually reverse time, it is possible to regenerate the proteins that make skin look young through a small act of deception. Treatments such as laser or radiofrequency resurfacing and microdermabrasion facials trick the skin into thinking it needs to repair a wound, in which case it amps up collagen and elastin production to rebuild the "damaged" foundation, resulting in an even stronger foundation than before. Topical agents such as retinol creams and plant-based acids also encourage cell synthesis, and as always, staying hydrated is vital to helping your face resist wrinkles and keep from shriveling back into a sponge capsule.

In a Nutshell

Ultherapy treatments employ targeted sound waves to tighten and lift skin without resorting to invasive procedures or surgery

The Fine Print

Expires 120 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required. 24-hr cancellation notice required. Consultation required; non-candidates and other refund requests will be honored before service provided. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Experiences that can impart a more youthful appearance

All Locations

  • Lake Forest (713 miles)

    225 E Deerpath

    Ste. 136

    Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

view on map