Med spas are full of fancy equipment, just like the black hole that's eating all our satellites. Get your fill of space-age technology with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $29 for one collagen red O2 pod session and one Mon Amie light-therapy session ($60 value)
- $49 for two collagen red O2 pod sessions and two Mon Amie light-therapy sessions ($120 value)
The Mon Amie light-therapy booth is designed to both tighten skin by encouraging increased collagen production and contour the body by smoothing cellulite and other scarring. The collagen red O2 pod can help stimulate the metabolism with heat and steam, infusing natural liquid concentrates such as aloe, vitamin C, and vitamin E in the process. Clients may also see an improvement in the appearance of fine lines on their face, throat, and chest.
Collagen: Animals’ Most Common Protein, Hidden Within Our Skin
One key protein—collagen—can help keep your face looking youthful thanks to the effects of modern treatments. Check out Groupon’s guide to the invisible foundation of healthy skin.
Youthful-looking skin relies on a key protein known as collagen, which provides the skin with the strength and flexibility to maintain a plump, vigorous appearance. Experts have identified more than 20 unique types of collagen, but the most common form is what makes up the fibrous tissues within our skin, tendons, organs, and bone. The most common protein in the animal kingdom, collagen is produced by nearly every living creature, though the protein is most abundant in mammals, making up anywhere between 25 and 35 percent of the proteins in their entire bodies. The term itself stems from kolla, the Greek word for glue, and it literally translates to "glue producer"—a fitting name, since it practically holds the skin together and keeps the googly eyes from falling off our faces.
While natural collagen fibers have a great tensile strength, time wears on the cells. Every smile places a strain on existing collagen, and the body produces fewer natural fibers as it ages—two factors that together lead to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Though other mammals must rely on making masks out of coconuts to hide their aging faces, humans can treat sagging skin with topical creams that contain retinoid or retinol to improve cell turnover, stimulate the natural production of collagen through treatments such as microdermabrasion, or use injections of synthetic collagen to fill in for lost cells.