Face & Skin Care in La Mesa

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When Vanessa became an esthetician, she started out by working at a laser center, where she discovered the healing benefits of microdermabrasion. Vanessa has applied her skincare passion to help open a specialized spa inside The MediSpa as the owner of SkinFIT by Vanessa. Though Vanessa still offers microdermabrasion, she's added facials, chemical peels, and waxing to the menu. She also highly recommends Dr. Schwab's herbal foam cleanser and Revision's Intellishade moisturizer. The latter hydrates the skin and defends against sun damage.

9128 Fletcher Pkwy
La Mesa,
CA
US

Once Victoria DeJohnette became a licensed aesthetician, she immediately set her sights on her sister, who battled ever-worsening rosacea for years. "Her rosacea was at the fourth stage—the point where you get welts, a lot of acne, and a lot of congestion that gets out from the skin," she says, adding that many people never reemerge from that stage. Drastically, she decided to try resurfacing treatments. The progress was gradual, but the change was dramatic. Today, Victoria says, "you would never even know that she had rosacea."

That experience fueled Victoria's interest in the medical side of skincare, focusing on rosacea, aging, and acne. Though her pale green room tucked inside JDM Salon is serene, especially with its billowy curtains and flickering candles, she says her treatments are a far cry from spa facials. "It's more like coming to a doctor's office, only in a salon atmosphere," she says. She focuses on resurfacing skin with peels and diamondbrasion—a skin-resurfacing treatment using a microdermabrasion machine that's modified with tiny, diamond-cut bumps on its nozzles. She uses only pharmaceutical products during her procedures and hosts detailed consultations that include advice on what kind of diet is best for skin.

As her clients come back for treatments, Victoria notices the lines on their face softening, the size of their pores shrinking, and their skin's tone evening. She says that though it may not happen overnight, with a combination of home care and professional work, skincare transformation is possible. It's these transformations, like her sister's, that make her job worthwhile. "That's why I'm in business," Victoria says. "That's why I'm satisfied."

8555 Fletcher Pkwy
La Mesa,
CA
US

Blue Tuesday Salon & Spa pampers body and mind with skin treatments, waxing sessions, and advanced haircare for male and female clients of all ages. In the realm of facial care, the spa’s aestheticians often use beta-, alpha-hydroxy, and salicylic acid to remove oil as quickly as a tycoon who has shovels for hands. The facial specialists can also upgrade any sessions with add-ons such as hydrating eye masks and pumpkin-based peels.

Blue Tuesday Salon & Spa pampers body and mind with skin treatments, waxing sessions, and advanced haircare for male and female clients of all ages. In the realm of facial care, the spa’s aestheticians often use beta-, alpha-hydroxy, and salicylic acid to remove oil as quickly as a tycoon who has shovels for hands. The facial specialists can also upgrade any sessions with add-ons such as hydrating eye masks and pumpkin-based peels.

4689 Date Ave
La Mesa,
CA
US

Formally trained in Europe and licensed as both a cosmetologist and electrologist, owner Sophia Brodsky has snipped hair, polished nails, and hydrated faces for nearly 40 years. Under her direction, Sophia’s team uses high-end instruments, such as the Bella BD II-ASP, during microdermabrasion treatments. To help clients keep their faces smooth enough to attract handsome pizza-delivery people, Sophia dispenses products from lines such as Dead Sea Premier, Shira Esthetics, and Dinur.

6193 Lake Murray Blvd
La Mesa,
CA
US

Over the course of 18 years, husband-and-wife team Justine and Tim Frazee has mastered five massage modalities in the pursuit of inspiring well-being holistically. Trigger-point-therapy techniques work in tandem with aromatherapy oils to realign the body's energy pathways, and therapeutic deep-tissue massages aim to detangle buried muscle knots. Justine is also a licensed aesthetician and augments her muscle-mending skills with skin treatments, such as anti-aging and acne facials. Her body shampoo scrubs clear away dull skin cells, excess oils, and shrapnel from glitter fights.

8348 Center Dr
La Mesa,
CA
US

During her more than seven years of experience, Down South Waxing's aesthetician has learned to customize her waxing or facial services according to skin type and client preferences. After assessing her client’s needs, she selects from 16 different kinds of chemical and organic waxes to deal with leg hair or shape brows into elegant arches in a hygienic setting. In addition to classic and anti-aging facials, she can rejuvenate skin with more intense treatments such as microdermabrasion and glycolic peels to return a youthful glow.

9029 Park Plaza Drive
La Mesa,
CA
US