Until scientists develop a weapon potent enough to destroy gravity, wrinkles and falling coconuts will continue to serve as humbling reminders of our delicate mortality. Defy wrinkles with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a microdermabrasion at The Downtown Spa & Laser Center in Norfolk (a $100 value).
Overseen by a team of physicians, The Downtown Spa & Laser Center's experienced aestheticians revivify visages with noninvasive microdermabrasion treatments. Faces first undergo a cleansing that preps skin for a diamond-tipped exfoliation device, which gently abrades the outermost layer of skin to uncover forgotten magic-marker mustaches. As the spray sloughs off dearly departed cells, a vacuum piece inhales the unmoored microscopic bodies. In addition to cleansing pores and smoothing overall tone, the treatment may stimulate the production of collagen, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and blemish scars resembling The Thinker.
Appointments usually take approximately 30 minutes and require no anesthesia. Most patients experience little to no discomfort or downtime beyond some redness that dissipates about an hour after treatment, ensuring that they can return to work in time for the daily molasses-chugging contest. The staff most often recommends an initial regimen of four to eight sessions, but immediate results can be seen after the first treatment. Based on results and skin type, aestheticians may also recommend a chemical peel.
The Downtown Spa & Laser Center
Within Aesthetic Plastic Surgery's Norfolk location, The Downtown Spa & Laser Center pairs the results-oriented approach of a medical facility with the relaxing amenities of a spa. Flickering candles gently illuminate the treatment rooms, where a soundtrack of natural harmonies surrounds patients with the soothing noise of rain falling or a park ranger learning to read. In the chambers, specialists wield laser-emitting devices designed to combat the appearance of unwanted hairs, spider veins, and wrinkles. With at least one aesthetician always on site, the center's staff also uses medical-grade skincare treatments to do everything from calming acne outbreaks to exfoliating dead skin cells.