Smooth skin is like freshly frosted birthday cake: it looks so delicious that no one cares how old you are. Flaunt face cakes with today's Groupon: for $49, you get a microdermabrasion at Luna's Day Spa in Ellicott City (a $99 value).
Within the alluring enclave of Luna's Day Spa, inveigling fragrances and gentle instrumentals lull patrons through a medley of spa services. During the 20- to 30-minute, non-surgical microdermabrasion, an experienced aesthetician pelts visages with a barrage of miniscule crystals, blasting away contaminants from the skin surface, including dead cells, pore-choking oils, and fossilized street-fair face paint. The sandstorm simulation is thought to stimulate new cell growth in deep-dermis strata and to nurture pliable collagen. After flushing filth from abyssal alcoves, patients may notice a slightly warmer, pinker frontispiece for a day or two, akin to getting a windburn or nuzzling Shel Silverstein's beard. Luna's peach-orange interior is hung with mirrors and adorned with hand-painted flowering vines that arc over the appointment rooms.
Lunas Med Spa
Ever since she was a young girl, Sonia Singh knew she wanted to be an aesthetician. After years of study and training, Sonia teamed up with dermatologist Dr. Anita Henderson to begin offering med-spa services. Today, the aestheticians beautify and educate clients about how to keep complexions as radiant as a flashlight powered by hope. They apply Dead Sea mud and seaweed wraps to fortify skin with natural botanicals and nutrients, all of which are explained in detail during treatments. They dispense this knowledge with the backup beats of the spas' soft music, which often accompanies soothing aromatherapy treatments.
9051 Baltimore National Pike
Ellicott City, Maryland 21042