Resurfacing treatments make faces look younger, allowing parents to pose as their own children during high-school football tryouts. Put on your game face with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $99 for four diamondbrasion treatments (a $320 value)
- $129 for six diamondbrasion treatments (a $459 value)
- $149 for eight diamondbrasion treatments (a $619 value)
Licensed aesthetician Victoria DeJohnette starts each 30-minute session by washing the client's face with a Clarisonic brush designed to deeply cleanse the pores. She then begins the 20-minute diamondbrasion process, which uses a modified microdermabrasion machine whose stainless-steel nozzle is covered in bumps that are cut like diamonds. She starts with a small nozzle, then moves onto a larger one. All the while, the machine sucks up dead skin cells cut from the skin's outer surface. The process is gentle and free of chemicals; Victoria says most people tell her it feels like a cat's tongue. For the last five minutes, she layers on moisturizers and sunblock to protect newly exposed layers of skin.
As treatments progress, clients may start to notice three main benefits: less visible fine lines, smaller pores, and clearer, more even skin tone.
Healing Treasures Skincare with Victoria at W Salon and Spa
Once Victoria Fischbeck became a licensed aesthetician, she immediately set her sights on her sister, who battled ever-worsening rosacea for years. "Her rosacea was at the fourth stage—the point where you get welts, a lot of acne, and a lot of congestion that gets out from the skin," she says, adding that many people never reemerge from that stage. Drastically, she decided to try resurfacing treatments. The progress was gradual, but the change was dramatic. Today, Victoria says, "you would never even know that she had rosacea."
That experience fueled Victoria's interest in the medical side of skincare, focusing on rosacea, aging, and acne. Though her vintage style room tucked inside W Salon and Spa is serene, especially with its billowy curtains and flickering candles, she says her treatments are a far cry from spa facials. "It's more like coming to a doctor's office, only in a salon atmosphere," she says. She focuses on resurfacing skin with peels and diamondbrasion—a skin-resurfacing treatment using a microdermabrasion machine that's modified with industrial diamonds on its nozzles. She uses only pharmaceutical products during her procedures and hosts detailed consultations that include advice on what kind of diet is best for skin.
As her clients come back for treatments, Victoria notices the lines on their face softening, the size of their pores shrinking, and their skin's tone evening. She says that though it may not happen overnight, with a combination of home care and professional work, skincare transformation is possible. It's these transformations, like her sister's, that make her job worthwhile. "That's why I'm in business," Victoria says. "That's why I'm satisfied."