To attain the rosy glow of flushed cheeks, 18th century ladies often took snowballs to the face, nuzzled fire-ant hills, and bench-pressed child princes. Give your complexion a painless glow with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get three full-face photofacial sessions at Allure Skincare & Laser Center in Astoria (a $600 value).
Allure Skincare & Laser Center's skilled aesthetician, Valerie Karpaty, uses her extensive medical expertise to revamp visages with non-invasive photofacial treatments. During the full-face photofacial session, a gentle Syneron emax wand sends pulsed light across fatigued façades, stimulating collagen to regenerate and skin cells to renew their marital vows. The photofacial treatments work to diminish wrinkles and minimize the effects of conditions including sun damage and rosacea. The facial-refinishing session ends with a customized Glo Therapeutics mask to seal in smoothness and keep third eyes from erupting violently from the forehead during intense yoga sessions.
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En route to co-founding and directing Allure Skincare & Laser Center, Valerie Karpaty nabbed certification as a medical assistant, registration as a phlebotomist by the AAMA, a license to perform permanent makeup, and 10 years of experience as an aesthetician. She brings all this accrued knowledge to bear during FDA-approved skin and body treatments, which she uses primarily to avert the signs of aging. Like a sci-fi author's excuses for his story's many plot holes, Karpaty's services often rely on technology: Endermologie mechanically stimulates the skin to promote collagen production, and IPL laser treatments bathes faces in light from an elōs-brand machine to minimize blemishes. To further connect to the community, Karpaty participates in programs that give cancer patients bold new eyebrows.