What You'll Get
Faces act as gatekeepers for incoming food and outgoing laughter, giving them the power to leave our bodies half-starved or bloated with unreleased giggles. Keep your face happy with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a facial package (up to a $267.75 value, including GST) at DermaLounge, located on 112 Avenue.
DermaLounge is a boutique medi spa that works with customers to enhance their natural beauty by providing touch-up treatments in a friendly and caring environment. This Groupon entitles customers to up to three facials, depending on the amount of treatment the clinic's technicians deem necessary. The artful aestheticians may apply an organic passion-fruit facial—chock-full of botanicals and anti-oxidants to deliver all-natural refreshment to sensitive skins ($85)—or hydrate tired or aged visages with the Image signature facial's potent cocktail of herbs and healing hyaluronic acid ($85). For traumatized T-zones, the acne facial touts bacteria-busting pineapple and papaya enzymes ($60) to potentially prevent new breakouts as salicylic acid sops up oil slicks. During the professional consultation that precedes each treatment, clients undergo a full skin analysis (including personalized treatment recommendations) and a screening of The Skin Whisperer, an obscure 1998 film starring Robert Redford's dermatologist. The benevolent boutique spa also donates a portion of the proceeds from every treatment to local charities.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 18, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Not valid until 1/18/11. By appointment only. Valid toward organic passion fruit facial, image signature facial, and acne facial. No cash back. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Though many people enjoy spending a day at the spa, no one wants to spend every day there. That’s why the medical aestheticians of DermaLounge perform skincare and med-spa treatments that emphasize long-term results. After undergoing an initial laser hair-removal treatment course, clients enjoy stubble-free skin for as long as they return for twice-yearly maintenance appointments or sleep on sandpaper sheets. Similarly, permanent-makeup applications accent facial features indefinitely, and a gel Pedique pedicure colours toes for four to six weeks. Even the spa’s facials are designed to last; each one comes with a take-home kit of products that prolong the results of the treatment.
One of the reasons for the efficacy of the centre’s treatments is the quality of products it uses. Several of the facials draw their power from serums by Image Skincare, a company that develops its formulas in a laboratory overseen by a board of physicians. However, one such treatment, the OrMedic facial, appeals to people who prefer organic ingredients to the work of chemists; while rich in antioxidants and enzymes, it is free of parabens, silicones, and dust from crushed beakers.