Choose from Three Options
- $39 for one floracide-peel facial ($110 value)
- $109 for three floracide-peel facials ($330 value)
- $209 for six floracide-peel facials ($660 value)
Derived from the hibiscus flower and combined with glycolic and salicylic acid, floracide helps provide skin with improved skin texture while diminishing signs of aging. While it's not recommended for very sensitive skin, it's ideal for those dealing with acne scarring, oiliness, or dull skin.
Glycolic Peels: Exfoliating Like Cleopatra
Part of the power of the facial peel comes from glycolic acid. Learn how it does its stuff with Groupon's look.
Before you can enjoy the millennia-old benefits of a glycolic peel, you must first pass a test. The solution used in the procedure can be concentrated with up to 70% pure glycolic acid, meaning your skin needs a pH no lower than 2.5 and no higher than its natural range of 4.5 to 5.5, according to DaySpa magazine. Once the dermatologist or aesthetician gives the green light, the peel typically begins with a cleansing that preps skin by removing excess dirt and oils. The glycolic solution itself may sting slightly as it exfoliates specific areas of the face, but cool compresses can help alleviate this mild discomfort. The posttreatment side effects are equally mild; any temporary redness fades to reveal clearer skin with a more even texture. Depending on a number of factors—chief among which are the person’s skin type and the concentration of glycolic acid used—peels can be repeated up to once a month.
Milk, honey, lavender, and essential oils were the key ingredients in Cleopatra’s legendary milk baths, which have retained their allure across centuries thanks to the pharaoh’s status as an icon of physical beauty. But it’s unlikely that Cleopatra knew the element in those baths most responsible for her queenly glow: the milk’s acids. Her opulent ablutions were a sort of proto-glycolic peel, since the acids in milk, fruit, and sugar cane contain enzymes that break down bonds between aging or damaged skin cells. This process helps skin naturally exfoliate and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes.
Health and beauty go hand-in-hand at Prana Health. Here, the staff combat signs of aging with everything from oxy-reveillance facials to Botox injections and RejuvaPen treatments, the latter of which help to stimulate collagen production for tighter, smoother skin. To help patients reach and maintain a healthy weight, the staff can also create custom weight-loss programs, monitor vitamin B12 injections, or offer nutritional counseling. Meanwhile varicose and spider veins can be treated with sclerotherapy, an injectible salt solution that forces the veins to gradually fade away, like a reality star's singing career.
“The people were helpful and wanted to make sure I was comfortable”