Without regular pampering, faces will rebel—thrusting tongues out at schoolchildren, shutting eyes while driving, and refusing to smell anything but burned popcorn. Keep seditious features happy with today's Groupon: for $60, you get a 60-minute Velvet Smooth facial (a $125 value) at French Medical Group & Med Spa in Elgin. The spa is closed on weekends.
Dr. Karen French and the all-female staff of French Medical Group perk up world-weary visages with stimulating skin treatments, including the rejuvenating Velvet Smooth facial. The 60-minute treatment teams soothing aromatherapy, skin-type-specific products, and powerful microcurrent massage to leave skin softer than marshmallow slippers. After a liberal slathering of custom skincare products, fatigued faces enjoy 20 minutes of gentle heat and microcurrent massage combined with ultrasound. The relaxing, noninvasive treatment helps pampering products sink deep into the skin and stimulates the production of collagen, elastin, and fibrin proteins to plump up profiles. Muscles contract in response to the microcurrents, which can create youthful contours in the face and render stucco-sculpted cheekbones obsolete.
French Medical Group & Med Spa
Dr. Karen French presides over an all-female staff at French Medical Group & Med Spa, where her anti-aging and wellness services range from complexion-clearing facials to innovative fat-melting treatments. Though stocked with advanced medical equipment, Dr. French’s facility bears more aesthetic similarities to a day spa than a clinic. Soft lights and soothing music help patients relax through procedures such as the Venus Freeze treatment, which works to tighten skin and reduce cellulite and fat circumference. Among their many qualifications, Dr. French and her team are fully trained in Arizona Cosmetic IPL Laser Safety, Syneron, and Venus Concept; armed with this knowledge, they carefully zap unwanted hairs, age spots, and spider veins without damaging skin or blowing up neighboring planets.