Without regular care, skin will begin to show the ravages of repeated pie strikes, attacks by hostile volleyballs, and nights spent accidentally sleeping on pet porcupines. Revitalize frontispieces with today’s Groupon: for $80, you get two glycolic facial peels (a $160 value) and an aesthetic consultation (a $100 value) at Charleston Eyeworx (a $260 total value). This Groupon is valid at the locations in the West Medical Offices of Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital in Charleston and the Carolina Cataract & Laser Center in Ladson.
Though these glycolic facial peels are good for the majority of skin types, customers must pass the preliminary aesthetic consultation before beginning treatment. Patients should also discontinue use of any retinoids, hydroquinone, or benzoyl products and refrain from waxing, electrolysis, peels, and microdermabrasion one week prior to their treatment date.
Charleston Eyeworx is led by Dr. Galin Spicer, a board-certified ophthalmologist and oculofacial plastic surgeon. Dr. Spicer specializes in both reconstructive and aesthetic eye surgery but also offers clients a variety of nonsurgical procedures. Swap out faded façades for radiant smile canvasses with Dr. Spicer’s personally administered glycolic chemical peels. After a consultation determines eligibility and needs, patients are prepped for a custom face-rejuvenating peel using Glytone, a solution that can reduce the effect of aging and improve the appearance of skin, so your skin will shimmer like the surface of a lake at twilight, but without skinny-dipping lovebirds constantly frolicking in it.
During 20- to 30-minute in-office procedures (the first treatment, with consultation, takes one hour), craniums are thoroughly prepped and cleansed to remove unwanted dirt and oil before the Glytone solution is applied and the outermost layer of epidermis is gently peeled off to reveal younger, healthier-looking skin. Levels of glycolic acid in the peel penetrate and exfoliate the skin to reduce the appearance of age spots, wrinkles, and acne scars while producing a smoother overall tone capable of harmonizing with each patient’s vocal range. Patients should expect to feel a slight tingling sensation during the procedure, but downtime and side effects are minimal. Dr. Spicer requires a minimum of four weeks to pass between treatments. See the FAQ for more medical- and beauty-related information.