After studying the effects of encasing the 10th scientist's head in a plastic cube, 9 out of 10 agree that a healthy human face needs oxygen. Maintain a majestic visage and a robust behind-the-skin scene with today’s Groupon: for $89, you get one 90-minute HydraFacial treatment at Lana's Beauty Zone in Los Altos (a $195 value).
Licensed aesthetician Svetlana "Lana" Tokar helms Lana's Beauty Zone and calls on more than 16 years of experience to infuse patrons' faces with vibrance. The HydraFacial treatment executes its refreshing results not by splitting the client's face into a hundred new faces, but by infusing moisture-starved skin cells with welcome cleansing and hydration. While a vacuum-based abrasion tip gently removes impurities and dead skin, specially crafted serums rush into the underlying layers of skin and exfoliate, bathing the dermis with antioxidants and deep-cleaning action. The HydraFacial process feels much like having a soft paintbrush dragged across the face, and the dermal detailing suits even sensitive skin, alleviating the physical effects of time and leaving faces supple and fresh.
- I got a hydrafacial which left my skin feeling incredibly clean and soft. It was a three part facial with a machine that exfoliates, extracts and moisturizes -- really cool. – Jenna V., Yelp, 8/28/10
- It is truly a luxury experience from the second you step into that door until you are leaving in a total relaxed and happy mood. – coolgirl13, Citysearch
Lana’s Beauty Zone
She may offer a spectrum of services—facials, massages, waxing—but Lana Tokar certainly has a specialty. The veteran aesthetician works tirelessly to battle the signs of aging inside her namesake spa, employing all the tools and tricks garnered through her more than 17 years of experience. One such tool—the HydraFacial—is a favorite in the celebrity community, enjoying the same popularity as strongly worded letters to the academy. Using a combination of cleansing, exfoliation, and hydration, the treatment effectively diminishes acne-causing dirt and oil, or grants aging skin new life in the form of a smoother complexion.
Lana also doles out nine other facial treatments, and a slew of slimming body wraps laden with organic ingredients, such as seaweed and peppermint. Clients leave waxing sessions smoother than an oil slick, and armed with any one of Lana’s own beauty products, such as a pineapple enzyme scrub or makeup remover.