- $42 for one 60-minute gentlemen’s facial ($95 value)
Age Spots: Shade from the Sun
Some facials can help fade age spots. Learn more about how those spots appear with Groupon’s examination.
Sun spots. Liver spots. Solar lentigines. No matter what you call them, those flat gray, brown, and black spots on the skin come from the same place: space. Specifically, the sun. All skin color is the result of a pigment called melanin produced in the epidermis. Each person’s skin produces melanin at certain rate, but ultraviolet rays from the sun accelerate that process, which creates a darker, tanned appearance. Over years, melanin can become particularly concentrated in one area and clump together to form age spots, typically on the hands, face, shoulders, and other areas regularly exposed to sunlight. (Freckles are produced through a similar process, but their formation is much more strongly predicted by genetics and by whether you’re dressing up as Raggedy Ann for Halloween this year.)
Age spots are ultimately harmless, but there are many ways to treat their appearance. Prescription-strength and over-the-counter creams use retinol or hydroquinone to make the spots gradually fade over time. Laser treatments target melanin-producing cells directly, and microdermabrasion and chemical peels remove the top layer of skin altogether, taking discoloration with it. People also seek out cryotherapy to freeze the offending areas, destroying the excess pigment as the skin heals.
A Chat with goddesslynneBODYandSKIN
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The Goddess Facial
PCA, Dermalogica, Dermaquest, Skin Script, Grande Lash
Just relax, leave your worries at the door and let me take care of you!!
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
The Goddess Facial is a custom and highly comprehensive facial. After a thorough consultation and skin analysis, I will select the products that are best suited for your skin type and goals. Thorough cleansing starts the treatment, followed by a treatment or combination of treatments designed to exfoliate and/or nourish your skin. Some people think this is the best part of the treatment, as it may include light steam, and ALWAYS includes a blissful shoulder massage! Next are extractions (if needed) to rid the skin of impurities that can lead to future blemishes. Soothing treatments/masks follow, to calm the skin and induce that beautiful glow. Treatments products addressing specific concerns, hydration and moisture, and of course, sunscreen finish the 60+ minute slice of heaven.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
One of my childhood friends remembers going to the local drugstore with me, where we grew up, and spending hours poring over the lip glosses when we were in Junior High! But, my true passion developed after a layoff from the personal-growth-training industry in 1997. I attended massage school and started work at a small skin care salon in Los Angeles. Working alongside estheticians, I developed a keen interest in the work of skin care. A couple of years later I attended esthetic school myself, was licensed, and began my career as an esthetician. After 15 years working there, I decided I could best serve my clients in my own studio, creating every element of their experience myself, from the products I use and sell, to the peaceful and pretty ambiance of my space.
The interior of a business can affect how its customers feel. What kind of décor do you use to help make your clients feel pampered and at ease?
My space is peaceful and pretty! I have chosen elements for their function, of course, but also to convey the feeling of comfort. My aqua and red color scheme combines relaxation and cheerfulness. My signature red gerbera daisy is a welcome reminder that life is beautiful. I’ve incorporated many feminine touches, especially in my consultation area, while still keeping the space welcoming to gentlemen as well. When clients visit for the first time they often comment that it’s “so pretty”, “so cheerful”, “love the colors” and “I feel at home”. Just what I was hoping for!!
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn’t cover?
I am truly honored that my clients trust me with their skin! I never forget that there are so many choices out there, and they CHOOSE ME! Every single treatment, from a quick wax to my most extensive facial treatment, is done with gratitude and love in my heart and hands. I am blessed and lucky to spend every day doing what I love, and I make sure every client knows how much I appreciate their presence in my studio.