What You'll Get
When people think of you, the first thing that comes to mind is most likely your face, closely followed by your puggle, then by a really weird commercial they saw during a rerun of 'Allo 'Allo!. Make your mug generate the sort of memories you can be proud of with today's skin-restoring deal. For $49, you get your choice of a microdermabrasion treatment or deep-cleansing facial at Avanti Skin Center Chicago, up to a $125 value. Relax in the Old Town spa's welcoming lobby amid rich browns, earthy plums, and calm lighting, and get ready to put your new face on. Avanti is closed on Sundays and Mondays. This Groupon is not valid during the month of October 2010.
Like cleanly peeling the decal from a new pair of sunglasses or taking the plastic cling snowflakes off your window, a microdermabrasion treatment and deep-cleansing facial are both deeply satisfying ways to update your appearance. Your experienced and knowledgeable aesthetician will analyze your skin type, sensitivity, and problem areas before administering your choice of treatment. A deep-cleansing facial ($110) produces healthy, glowing skin, ideal for first dates, job interviews, and blending in with local firefly populations. The treatment lasts one hour, and includes a deep pore cleansing, steam with exfoliation, a mask tailored to your skin type, and a neck and shoulder massage. Avanti uses the ExcellaDerm crystal microdermabrasion system ($125), which completely exfoliates the face's outermost layer of dead skin cells. These cells, or stratum corneum, stifle the skin below like the boss's disapproval of "no pants day." Newly unveiled cherub skin is healthier, firmer, hydrated, and smoother as a result.
After the dull mask of dead skin cells is dramatically cast from your face like a pivotal moment in an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, new skin cells will flourish due to increased oxygen intake. The sloughing of dead skin causes a fresh surface to emerge like curious a spring rabbit from its winter skin-burrow. Perk up your look before the roiling wave of children's television that is summer overtakes the land, and warm temperatures make hiding behind a thick scarf impractical.
Not recommended for those who are pregnant or taking Accutane.
- Soft brown walls meet high ceilings accented with a distinctive bamboo reed backdrop. It's exactly the kind of ambiance one wants in a MedSpa; serene yet serious and immaculately maintained. – Chicago Beauty
- I received a facial just the other day and I feel as though I was truly educated about my skin concerns. I was treated as a VIP not just a sale or number. – fortheworld, Citysearch
- beyond the success of the actual treatment, the staff is extremely accommodating and friendly and provides recommendations without using any kind of pushy sales techniques. i've also done microdermabrasion there, which i love. it leaves my skin feeling baby-soft... – mnz71, Citysearch
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. May buy multiple as gifts. By appointment only. 24-hour cancellation or Groupon is forfeited. Not recommended for pregnant women or those taking Accutane. Not valid during October. No cash value. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Avanti Skin Center
Dr. Michelle Beth Hicks and her licensed staff at Avanti Skin Center brighten and smooth skin with an array of services including facials, laser treatments, and injections. Staff members consult with clients and offer free estimates before embarking on the noninvasive treatment that best suits individual needs. Botox injections relax wrinkle-causing muscles, or facial fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane fill in creases to make skin as smooth as a freshly Zambonied peanut-butter skating rink. Specialists also treat skin to UV-free spray tans and microdermabrasion treatments that exfoliate away discoloration, scarring, and s’mores remnants.