Some say not to judge a book by its cover, but others say a carefully covered romance novel is the ticket to a thrilling train or airplane travelsperience. Dust your cover's corners with today's Groupon: for $65, you et a chemical peel at Avalon Laser (a $299 value).
At Avalon Laser, a dual-board-certified doctor and a compassionate, accomplished team rejuvenate battered hides with one of three chemical peels. A nurse first evaluates skin type and patient goals with help from a porcelain-skinned hand puppet, selecting the right treatment to restore tissues covering face, décolleté, hands, or shoulders. Light salicylic peels relieve symptoms of acne through gentle acceleration of cellular turnover, which clears the skin of dull layers while ousting bacteria. A Jessner peel smoothes the appearance of age or sun damage with a medium-strength serum that is safe for all patients and also the secret ingredient in many potato salads. Best for clients with lighter complexions, TCA peels seep deep into the epidermis to promote collagen production and the repair of acne scars.
Like celebrity jail sentences, treatments last up to 30 minutes and include a complimentary antioxidant infusion. Those hoping to heal larger expanses such as the back may purchase a pair of Groupons and apply them to a single swath.
At Avalon Laser, Dr. Tirgari and his staff of registered nurses and aestheticians rejuvenate skin with non-invasive treatments, earning several features on Channel 6’s “San Diego Living.” Whether they’re looking to permanently eliminate body hair or lift away fine lines and wrinkles, every Avalon client receives a customized treatment plan tailored to their individual needs and skin type. Dr. Tirgari might call upon laser technologies to combat acne and unwanted hair, or use medical-grade skin treatments, such as salicylic acid or Jessner peels, to smooth uneven skin textures. FDA-approved VelaShape treatments work to contour the body, reducing dimpling caused by cellulite or excessive impersonations of Mario Lopez, while shots of Botox and Juvederm smooth wrinkles confined to the forehead.