Face & Skin Care in Glendale

Eyelash Perming, Eyelash Tinting, or Both at Milla's Beauty Salon (Up to 53% Off)

Milla's Beauty Salon

Villa Charme V Neighborhood

$35 $17

With lashes freshly permed and tinted, you can wink with confidence for up to three months while avoiding broken lashes and clumpy mascara

One or Three Dermaplane and Enzyme Treatments at Sublime Skincare Studio (Up to 63% Off)

Sublime Skincare Studio

Glendale

$170 $69

Dermaplaning treatments exfoliate skin and remove peach fuzz, revealing smoother skin and more youthful glows

Permanent Makeup for Upper and Lower Eyelids or Eyebrows at Perfect Touch Beauty (Up to 58% Off)

Perfect Touch Beauty

Glendale

$200 $99

Add color, shape, and definition to eyelids or brows with permanent pigments

Permanent Eyeliner or Brows at Radiant Skin (Up to 57% Off)

Radiant Skin

Multiple Locations

$175 $99

Trained permanent-makeup artists apply a lasting pigment to the underlying layer of skin to provide subtle eyeliner or fill in brows

$29 for a Facial at The Best Little Spa ($85 Value)

The Best Little Spa

Glendale

$85 $29

Choose from a list of facials, such as paraffin, express, European, and deep-pore cleansing, which is ideal for people with clogged pores

One or Two Stretch-Mark-Reduction Therapy Sessions at Ever Lasting Beauty by CYNDI (Up to 63% Off). 

EverLasting Beauty by CYNDI

Phoenix

$850 $339

Staffers work to smooth and tighten the skin on the stomach, thighs, arms, or breasts; multiple sessions yield the best results

1 or 3 Custom Facials with Optional Microdermabrasions from Tara Youngker at Indulge Med Spa (Up to 53% Off)

Tara Youngker at Indulge Med Spa

Glendale

$55 $29

Tara customizes facials to suit each client's skin; microdermabrasion deeply exfoliates skin to improve its tone, texture, and clarity

$38 for $85 Worth of Services at Skinductive

Skinductive

Glendale

$85 $38

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$99 for Permanent Eyeliner or Eyebrow Makeup at Permanent Cosmetics by Denise Stockdale ($350 Value)

Permanent Cosmetics by Denise Stockdale

Deer Valley

$350 $99

Cosmetic-tattoo artist with 12 years of experience enhances lids or sparse brows with safe, permanent makeup applications

One or Three Chemical Peels or Microdermabrasions with Oxygen Infusion at Ageless Skin Studio (Up to 65% Off)

Ageless Skin Studio

Glendale

$75 $27

Microdermabrasions and chemical peels address fine lines, sun damage, rough texture, fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and acne.

Three or Six Microdermabrasions with Chemical Peels at Skin Ltd at Vida Bella (Up to 70% Off)

Skin Ltd at Vida Bella

Glendale

$300 $119

Microdermabrasians remove dead and damaged skin cells before peels retexture surfaces in one-hour treatments.

One or Three Spray Tans at Michelle's Beautique and Salon (Up to 49% Off)

Michelle's Beautique & Salon

Glendale

$32 $17

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Techs evenly distribute Norvell spray tan solution across body for a sun-kissed look without harmful UV rays

Semi-Permanent Eyelash Extensions with Optional Fill-in Session at Foxy Faces (Up to 55% Off)

Foxy Faces

Glendale

$160 $79

A skilled aesthetician enhances the length and volume of eyelashes with individually applied extensions

$38 for $85 Worth of Eyelash Services — Permanent Makeup By Joanna

Permanent Makeup By Joanna

Glendale

$85 $38

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One or Two Aromatherapy Facials or Chemical Peels at Anaya Skin Care (Up to 77% Off)

Anaya Skin Care

Glendale

$120 $29

A light, 15-minute massage further relaxes guests during a soothing aromatherapy facial; chemicals peels exfoliate for a smooth complexion

$20 for One Month of Unlimited UV Tanning in a Level 1 Premium Bed at Tangible Tanning Salon ($45 Value)

Tangible Tanning Salon

Multiple Locations

$45 $20

Premium tanning beds shower bodies in UV rays to build bronze bases in approximately 20 minutes

10 or 20 Units of Botox at Protea Medical Center (Up to 64% Off)

Protea Medical Center

Arrowhead Ranch

$150 $79

Injections smooth wrinkles and lines for several months at a welcoming medical center

$29 for a Four-Week Weight-Loss Program at MedShape Weight Loss Clinic ($295 Value)

MedShape Weight Loss Clinic

Multiple Locations

$295 $29

Following a body-fat analysis, participants receive Fat Burner vitamin injections and weight-loss supplements to shed pounds

One or Three Groupons, Each Redeemable for a Dermaplaning Treatment at Skintologyrx (Up to 67% Off)

Skintologyrx

True Colors Salon inside Mountanside Fitness

$75 $29

Special blade removes dead skin cells in procedure designed to increase firmness and elasticity while boosting skin's radiance

One Set of Regular, Silk, or Mink Eyelash Extensions at Destiny Hair Designs (60% Off)

Destiny Hair Designs

Peoria

$225 $89

Beauty expert augments clients' eyelashes with flattering extensions

One or Three Eyebrow-and-Lip Threading Sessions at Mariam Salon (Up to 55% Off)

Mariam Salon

Peoria

$20 $10

Experienced stylist Mariam threads eyebrows and lips inside airy salon

Permanent Makeup Blush or Eyeliner at The Glamour Co. (77% Off)

The Glamour Co.

Multiple Locations

$975 $225

Licensed aesthetician lightens makeup routines by permanently applying eclipse blush or smoky eyeliner

One, Three, or Five Skin-Tag, Mole, or Wart Removals at Bellagio Medical Spa and Vein Clinic (Up to 80% Off)

Bellagio Medical Spa and Vein Clinic

Multiple Locations

$125 $25

Clinic utilizes combination of technologies, including laser, cryo, heat, cream, and surgical methods, to remove skin tags, moles, and warts

Three or Five VelaShape Body-Contouring Sessions at Compliments at A Hilton Salon & Spa (Up to 88% Off)

Compliments at A Hilton Salon & Spa

North Mountain

$1,500 $199

FDA-approved system merges mechanical massage with vacuum, radio frequencies, and infrared light to enhance blood flow and reduce cellulite

Consult and Up to 50 or 100 Units of Dysport with Optional Filler at Mountain Vista Health Center (Up to 62% Off)

Mountain Vista Health Center

Multiple Locations

$250 $99

After a consultation, the nurse practitioner may inject up to 50 or 100 units of Dysport and optional Restylane or Perlane

One or Three 30- or 60-Minute Dermaplaning Packages at Perma Beauty Works (Up to 53% Off)

Perma Beauty Works

Ahwatukee Foothills

$99 $49

Technicians slough away dead skin cells during the dermaplaning treatment to reveal softer, fresher skin

50-Minute Customized Facial, Whole-Body Massage, or Both at Spa 810 (Up to 62% Off)

Spa 810

Spa 810 Esplanade

$125 $49

Facial unveils brighter, smoother skin with a crystal-free microdermabrasion treatment, and the massage facilitates total-body relaxation

Hair, Eyelash, and Waxing Services at LaToyes Touch of Beauty (Up to 68% Off). Two Options Available.

LaToyes Touch of Beauty

Phoenix

$125 $45

Aestheticians help beautify clients with eyelash or hair extensions, or remove hair through cuts or waxing services

One or Three Radio-Frequency Body-Sculpting or Skin-Tightening Treatments at Nala Med Spas (Up to 78% Off)

Nala Med Spas

North Scottsdale

$299 $79

Noninvasive radio-frequency energy penetrates skin to fight wrinkles or cellulite

Full Set of Eyelash Extensions with Optional Two or Three Week Touchup Session at V Lashed (Up to 59% Off)

V Lashed

Phoenix

$120 $49

Skilled aesthetician adheres semipermanent extensions to individual lashes for volume without messy mascara; optional touchup session

Organic Skincare Products from Organic Age Defense (Up to 55% Off). Two Options Available.

Organic Age Defense

Phoenix

$40 $20

Clients firm, lift, and nourish skin with organic skincare prodcuts

One or Three 60-Minute European or Specialty Facials at The Studio Academy of Beauty (Up to 47% Off)

The Studio Academy of Beauty

Multiple Locations

$25 $14

Student aestheticians cleanse and calm skin with a European facial, or target specific skin issues with specialty facials

One or Two Makeup Applications from Lorri Gregory at Dylan's Salon and Barbershop (Up to 61% Off)

Lorri Gregory at Dylan's Salon and Barbershop

Camelback East

$120 $49

Skilled cosmetologist with a background in print, runway, and film offers a makeup consultation and services tailored to any occasion

One, Two, or Three LED and IPL Photofacials at Turn Back Time Day Spa (Up to 78% Off)

Turn Back Time Day Spa

Phoenix

$375 $89

LED facials kill acne bacteria and boost collagen; IPL facials fade age spots, broken capillaries, and rosacea with flashes of intense light

One or Three Le Customized Bliss Facials or Le Classic Back Facials at April Gaybreal's Wellness (Up to 56% Off)

April Gaybreal's Wellness

Camelback East

$100 $45

The Bliss facial reveals a toned, clear complexion and leaves the skin hydrated and glowing; the Le Classic back facial relaxes and cleanses

Removal of One, Two, or Three Skin Tags at Body Beautiful Spa (Up to 54% Off)

Body Beautiful Spa

Camelback East

$50 $25

The Skin Classic system uses radio frequency to eradicate skin tags from anywhere on the body

$199 for One Session of Stretch-Mark Reduction Therapy at The Glamour Co. ($975 Value)

The Glamour Co

Multiple Locations

$975 $199

Microneedling methods work to correct the pigment and texture of troublesome stretch marks

$15 for $30 Worth of Services at Urban Tan

Urban Tan

Camelback East

$30 $15

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One-Month of Unlimited Bed Tanning or One or Three Mystic Tans at Shear Paradise Salon (Up to 70% Off)

Shear Paradise Salon

Phoenix

$50 $15

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Clients gradually build a golden glow with unlimited sessions in a Sundash tanning bed or bronze sans UV rays with Mystic tans

One or Three Chemical Peels at Rebecca's Skin Care (Up to 56% Off)

Rebecca's Skin Care at Spark Day Spa Suites

Deer Valley

$80 $39

Glycolic, lactic, or TCA peels help keep skin radiant with special formulas that work to clear fine lines, wrinkles, and signs of aging

One or Three Chemical Peels from Caitlin Jones at Shear Dollz Salon (Up to 53% Off)

Caitlin Jones at Shear Dollz Salon

Phoenix

$95 $45

Chemical peels gently remove the topmost layer of skin, resulting in smoother faces, softened lines, and fewer acne marks

20 Units of Botox, One Syringe of Juvederm, or Both at LunchTime LiftMD (Up to 37% Off)

LunchTime LiftMD

Multiple Locations

$170 $109

Botox temporarily erases wrinkles by relaxing muscles, and Juvederm fills out faces for a more youthful look

Cellulite-Reduction Packages at Phoenix Integrative Medicine (Up to 85% Off). Two Options Available.

Phoenix Integrative Medicine

Phoenix

$300 $59

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Treat cellulite with massages and ultrasound therapy and support the metabolism and bolster weight-loss efforts with lipotropic injections

Facial with Dermaplaning or Microdermabrasion at Ageless Health Institute (Up to 61% Off)

Ageless Health Institute

North Phoenix

$135 $59

Facials cleanse and tone the skin; microdermabrasion and dermaplaning strip away the outermost layer of dull, dead skin cells

Up to 20 or 40 Units of Botox with Consultation at Senti Bella Medical Salon (Up to 52% Off)

Senti Bella Medical Salon

V1 Salon Suites

$258 $129

Medical staff determines patient eligibility during a consultation, then may inject up to 20 or 40 units of Botox

Sublative Fractional-Laser Skin Resurfacing for the Face or Face and Neck at Senza Pelo Med Spa (Up to 50% Off)

Senza Pelo Med Spa

Phoenix

$500 $249

Laser micropunctures stimulate collagen production for smoother, softer skin

Two, Four, or Six Radio Frequency Skin-Tightening Treatments at Skintight Aesthetics (Up to 85% Off)

Skintight Aesthetics

Salon Surreal

$600 $99

Radio frequency heats deeper layers of the skin to stimulate collagen production and reveal firm, youthful-looking skin

One or Three Oxygen Peels or One Makeup Application with Lesson at Arabella's Total Skin Care (Up to 50% Off)

Arabella's Total Skin Care

Camelback East

$125 $62.50

Esthetician floods pores with oxygen to flush out pollutants, prevent acne, and create a glow; one-on-one makeup application and lesson

Microdermabrasion and Peel, a Rejuvenize Peel, or a Lunch-Time Face-Lift at Skin Care of Arizona (Up to 57% Off)

Skin Care of Arizona

Phoenix

$199 $99

Microdermabrasion sloughs off dead skin while peels cleanse and rejuvenate faces; ClearLift laser facials leave skin looking younger

Nonsurgical Partial- or Full-Face Vampira Face-Lift at YesLift.com (Up to 70% Off)

YesLift.com

Multiple Locations

$1,500 $499

Vampira face-lift uses client's own platelet-rich plasma to improve sagging skin, wrinkles, scars, and pigmentation

$99 for a Facial Rejuvenation Package at Inner Radiance Spa ($195 Value)

Inner Radiance Spa

Camelback East

$195 $99

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Skincare specialists use organic Eminence products, microcurrent stimulation, and microdermabrasion to keep faces fresh and wrinkle-free

One or Three Microdermabrasion Treatments at Phoenix Skin Medical Surgical Group (Up to 58% Off)

Phoenix Skin Medical Surgical Group

Multiple Locations

$100 $45

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Diamond-tipped wand removes the topmost layer of skin before a vacuum suctions up dead skin cells

1-Hr Cellulite Massage & LED Treatment, or Infrared Body Wrap at Suddenly Slimmer Day & Med Spa (Up to 53% Off)

Suddenly Slimmer Day and Med Spa

Camelback East

$199 $99

Anti-cellulite treatments fight fat through gentle massage and circulation-stimulating light; body wrap helps sweat out toxins

Three or Six Microdermabrasions or One or Three Customized Facials at Skin Kare Med Spa (Up to 54% Off)

Skin Kare Med Spa

Phoenix

$225 $109

Aestheticians lift the top layer of dead skin from faces to reveal fresher skin beneath; customized facials work to smooth and hydrate skin

120-Minute Lash-Extension Treatment from Platinum Beauty of Ahwatukee (49% Off)

Platinum Beauty Of Ahwatukee

Foothills Golf Club

$99 $50

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$35 for $70 Worth of Anti-aging Facials — Izumi-The Fountain of Youth

Izumi The Fountain Of Youth

Paradise Valley

$70 $35

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One or Three Microdermabrasions with Hydrating Masks at Arizona Laser & Skin (Up to 73% Off)

Arizona Laser & Skin

Ahwatukee Foothills

$99 $29

Microdermabrasion intensively exfoliates the face to obscure signs of aging, such as unclogging of pores, sun spots, and minor acne scars

iS Fiszz Facial or iS Clinical Anti-Aging Red Carpet Facial at Premier Wellness Center (Up to 68% Off)

Premier Wellness Center

Phoenix

$125 $49

Four masks work together to cleanse, exfoliate, and boost collagen production; a resurfacing mask fills fine lines and wrinkles

Spa Package at Gigi’s Mind, Body, & Soul Day Spa (Up to 64% Off). Three Options Available.

Gigi's Mind, Body & Soul Day Spa

Phoenix

$105 $39

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Trained aestheticians pamper faces, hands, and feet, and use detoxifying body wraps to nourish skin and conceal the appearance of cellulite

One Full Set of Diva Eyelash Extensions with Option for Touchup at Advanced Skin Care Solutions (61% Off)

Advanced Skin Care Solutions

Paradise Valley

$150 $59.99

Eyelash extensions add extra length and thickness to existing lashes with a subtle glue treatment

UV-Tanning, Unlimited Red Light Therapy, or Salon Package at Tangible Tanning & Fitness (Up to 51% Off)

Tangible Tanning & Fitness

Encanto

$48 $24

Clients get a golden glow in UV beds or boost collagen production with red light therapy; package includes hydration therapy

60-Minute Custom Facial from Nelson Esthetics (64% Off)

Nelson Esthetics

Phoenix

$100 $36

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One or Three Microdermabrasions with a Mask and Peel at AudGirl Aesthetics at Biltmore Salon (Up to 61% Off)

AudGirl Aesthetics at Biltmore Salon

Camelback East

$85 $39

Choose between a regular peel with a detox mask or an ultrasonic peel with a hydrating mask

One or Three Custom Airbrush Tans or 5 or 10 UV Tanning Sessions at Embassy Tanning (Up to 67% Off)

Embassy Tanning

Wigwam Creek Shopping Center

$39 $19

Breeze airbrush tans use a hypoallergenic, organic solution to nourish the skin; certified staff provides towels and goggles for UV tanning

Three, Five, or Seven Microdermabrasion Treatments at Serenity Expose Spa (Up to 68% Off)

Serenity Expose Spa

Palm Valley

$240 $99

Aesthetician sloughs off dead cells to improve skin’s texture, tone, and clarity; helps reduce the signs of aging

One or Three Pumpkin Facials with Microdermabrasion and Lip and Eyebrow Wax at Salon Zen (Up to 64% Off)

Salon Zen

Palm Valley

$147 $59

Pumpkin facial with exfoliating microdermabrasion and beauty-enhancing lip and eyebrow wax

Three, Five or Seven Microdermabrasion Treatments at DeBrecourt's Rejuvenative Skin Care (Up to 77% Off)

DeBrecourt's Rejuvenative Skin Care

V1 Salon, Studio 9

$450 $139

Aesthetician thoroughly exfoliates targeted areas with Dermalogica products, aiming to improve common issues such as acne and fine lines

$185 for One Vi Peel Treatment at Glo Medspa ($350 Value)

Glo Medspa

Central Scottsdale

$350 $185

The medical-grade Vi Peel deeply exfoliates skin to diminish sun damage, melasma, acne, scarring, and signs of aging

$69 for 1 LumiLift Treatment and Cherry Enzyme Resurfacing Peel at Younger You Clinique ($215 Value)

Younger You Clinique

Scottsdale Ranch

$215 $69

Lumilift treatment employs microcurrents to lift and tone neck and facial muscles and LEDs stimulates collagen production

Eyelash Extensions at Ultimate Lash and Brow (Up to 71% Off). Four Options Available.

Ultimate Lash and Brow

Scottsdale

$90 $40

Aestheticians individually affix lash extensions of custom lengths; looks can last for about four weeks

One or Three 60-Minute Facials at Jennifer Andre Salon (Up to 53% Off)

Jennifer Andre Salon

North Scottsdale

$85 $42

Beauty techs pamper your skin with facials ranging from hydrating to anti-aging; includes mini scalp-and-hand massage.

RF Collagen Skin-Rejuvenation Treatments and LED Facial Treatments (Up to 82% Off). Two Options Available.

The International Skin Care Institute

Downtown Scottsdale

$1,049 $199

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Radio-frequency, collagen-skin-rejuvenation & LED treatments for the full face can boost collagen production for younger-looking, clear skin

One or Three Microdermabrasion Treatments at Unity Salon (Up to 54% Off)

Unity Salon

Central Scottsdale

$90 $45

Microdermabrasion wand exfoliates with tiny abrasives, removing dead skin cells and reducing fine lines

Dysport Injections at Advantage Beauty and Health (Up to 62% Off)

Advantage Beauty and Health

Old Town Scottsdale

$250 $99

Injections administered by medical professionals temporarily block nerve impulses to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines

One or Three Clear Complexion Lift Peels or Rejuvenating Peels at Great Skin Rules (Up to 60% Off)

Great Skin Rules

North Scottsdale

$125 $50

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Complexion-clearing peels control oil production and acne, while rejuvenating peels hydrate and lighten pigmentation; both reduce fine lines

Full or Flirty Set of Mink Eyelash Extensions at Esthetics by Faith (80% Off)

Esthetics by Faith

Downtown Scottsdale

$199 $39

Aesthetician Faith Greathouse uses hypo-allergenic glue to adhere mink extensions to individual lashes for volume without messy mascara

Micropen Session, Micropen with Dermaplane, or Micropen with Dysport at Allure MedSpa (Up to 56% Off)

Allure Medspa

Downtown Scottsdale

$399 $175

Dermaplane treatments slough off fine hairs and dead skin cells, while micropens boost collagen production and Dysport irons out wrinkles

One or Three Cooling Papaya Anti-Aging Facials at One Love Boutique Spa and Salon (Up to 63% Off)

One Love Boutique Spa and Salon

Central Scottsdale

$90 $39

Cooling papaya facials are designed to reduce the signs of aging

50, 100, or 150 Units of Dysport at Ageless Skin and Health Solutions (Up to 59% Off)

Ageless Skin and Health Solutions

South Scottsdale

$225 $99

Doctor determines eligibility during consultation, then may inject up to 150 units of Dysport

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At Tan Factory, patrons slip from standup Saturn tanning beds or lie-down units, their skin warm and bronzed. The UVA-based high-pressure beds leave bodies with golden hues, and red-light-therapy beds hum as they generously spread a glow to stimulate collagen-producing fibroblasts during 15-minute sessions. As the light penetrates epidermal layers, it activates the body?s natural processes to reduce the appearance of fine lines, blemishes, and scars, restoring youthful sleekness and an ability to make convincing shadow puppets of dolphins. Those seeking to augment skin with sunless color step into a Mystic Tan or VersaSpa Spray booth and emerge 60 seconds later with fully toasted coats that last up to eight days.

18589 North 59th Avenue
Glendale,
AZ
US

Owner and proprietor Christina founded Designer Shades in 2009 as a response to the overpriced, unnatural-looking spray tans she was used to getting from competitors. To improve on these lesser-quality tans, she partnered with Norvell and South Seas Skincare, whose shades regularly coat the distinguished pelts of Kim Kardashian, Carrie Underwood, and many Dancing with the Stars celebrities. Christina and her team treat each client who wanders in front of their running spray nozzles like a celebrity. They gift all hue-changing patrons with a free pH balancer and tan-extender application, which not only protects skin from drying and aging, but also works to firm skin for days at the beach or months spent in dunk tanks.

19805 North 51st Avenue
Glendale,
AZ
US

At Salon Milano and Spa, plant-based Aveda products lend customized aromatherapy and natural nutrients to salon and spa services. The products' holistic focus matches the manner in which the staff conducts spa services: in addition to explaining the purpose of each step in the facial or massage, therapists also guide clients through stress-relieving visualization exercises to calm the mind. All treatments are customized, from the aromatherapy of a massage to the angle of the cut performed by senior or new-talent stylists in the salon. Tuscan Sanctuary is open late on weekdays to accommodate busy schedules and UV rays that, like Napoleon and his chef after saying they preferred English bread to baguettes, are exiled.

6770 W Deer Valley Rd
Glendale,
AZ
US

"You Look Gorgeous" is the phrase aesthetician Nikki Nixon emblazons across the walls of her private treatment room to remind clients that her work only serves to polish and maintain their own natural beauty. Inside the tranquil space?stocked with Image, Rep?chage, and Dermalogica skincare products?Nixon works gently to wipe away imperfections including hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and acne. The chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments Nixon performs baby the skin while delivering powerful smoothing benefits. A specialized PCA oxygen-trio facial brightens skin as powerful antioxidants purge toxins and stimulate circulation by hooking up miniature oxygen masks to each pore.

8160 W Union Hills Dr.
Glendale,
Arizona
US

Just as nothing fits quite like a well-tailored suit, a fully customized facial trumps most treatments when it comes to making skin glow. During personalized pampering facials, the staff at Radiant Skin lavishes faces in specially designed formulas that focus on hydration, fighting acne, and reducing the appearance of rosacea. For customers on the go, the express facial treatment quickly livens up skin without having to spend a full hour at the studio or rubbing it in a freshly sprouted rainbow.

7155 W Campo Bello Dr
Glendale,
AZ
US

Beyond its soft, creamy outer layer, skin acts as a living barrier between us and the harsh world outside. Check out Groupon?s guide to the body's pliable armor.

Skin: A Protective Blanket That Mends Itself

If you were to take all your skin and spread it out, it would, on average, cover a twin bed. And though that might be a blessing when you've run out of clean sheets, it would leave you defenseless against hazards such as bacteria, chemicals, sunlight, and even water. A complex system of more than 300 million constantly regenerating cells, nerves, and glands, the skin is not only the body's largest organ, but also its first line of defense against the environment, a flexible, waterproof sheath for all the muscles, bones, and sensitive electronics inside.

In most cases, we can only see the skin's outer layer, or epidermis, but two more layers lie just below the surface?the dermis, full of flexible collagen and elastin, and a subcutaneous layer of fat meant to cushion and insulate our insides. Of the three layers, the dermis is the workhorse, bracing the capillaries that regulate our body temperature and hosting millions of follicles that knit new hair and expel softening oils. But despite its importance, nobody will ever tell you how nice your dermis looks. Beauty, after all, is only epidermis deep, and it's there where we see the most change. New skin cells are constantly replacing the old, pushing off roughly 1.5 pounds of dead cells every year, and over time the epidermis slowly loses its ability to retain moisture or spring back into place, resulting in wrinkles, dryness, and other signs of wisdom gained.

One of skin?s most useful attributes is its regenerative ability. When the skin breaks or needs repair, the blood vessels amp into overdrive, carrying much-needed nutrients straight to the site on pallets of platelets. This is why a cut forms a scab and, oddly enough, why our face turns red when we're sunburned; the color isn't actually a burn?it's blood rushing to the face to repair the cellular damage caused by UV rays.

17570 N. 75th Avenue #14
Glendale,
AZ
US