What You'll Get
For $59, today's Groupon spots epidermis issues with a VISIA complexion analysis, then repairs them with a skin-restoring SilkPeel microdermabrasion from Radiance Medspa ($345 value). Radiance Medspa in Fairfax is a first-class spa with licensed aestheticians, an on-staff nurse practitioner, and a board-certified plastic surgeon as the medical director.
A VISIA complexion analysis uses multi-spectral imaging and analysis to identify wrinkles, UV spots, uneven texture, pore bacteria, and other epidermis issues. Will water bead on your skin during the rainy season? VISIA knows. Can your skin deflect bullets? VISIA gives you life-saving information about your skin's vulnerability. The resulting report (you get a copy to take home) can be used to create a skincare plan based on your specific complexion requirements and figure out exactly what treatments and regimens will overpower oversized pores, banish acne, repress age lines, or sarcastically insult whiteheads until they whither in shame.
Then the SilkPeel wet exfoliation makes your skin silky smooth, hydrated, bright, and youthful. Unlike most microdermabrasion treatments, SilkPeel doesn't use crystals, sandpaper, or other abrasive particles that irritate epidermises and cause pain. Instead, it's a precision, non-invasive exfoliation. Radiance Medspa Fairfax's aesthetician chooses the treatment serum best suited to your skin type, then your face deeply absorbs the specialized vitamins, antioxidants, and other therapeutic ingredients. A SilkPeel can help clarify oily skin, moisturize dry skin, brighten dull skin, and silken cotton skin. A treatment lasts about half an hour, and you can apply cosmetics as soon as it's finished since your skin won't be inflamed, irritated, or covered in baba ghanoush.
Radiance Medspa Fairfax is a soothing space, and The Fairfax Chronicle says Radiance's consultation and treatment rooms are sterile and relaxing at the same time. Medical Bisnow says Radiance is the real deal for a safe and professional medspa.
- I was amazed. I couldn't believe the results after just one treatment. The redness in my cheeks was greatly diminished. My face felt softer. And it wasn't painful... Best of all, a friend who visited me after my treatment said something looked different about my face. It looked smoother and had a glow. – Kim Luckabaugh, The Fairfax Chronicle
- Radiance is quite legit. Here's owner Sheri Siegel with Dr. Peter Klainer, board certified plastic surgeon, on staff at Inova Fair Oaks, and Medical Director at Radiance. Sheri told us most med spas have medical directors, though not always plastic surgeons. Peter signs off on all procedures, sets safety protocols, and is available if there's trouble. However, he says trouble is rare because the facility uses two licensed master aestheticians and two nurse practitioners. – Medical Bisnow
Train Your Skin
Many a trivia expert likes to point out that the skin is actually your body's largest organ. Not only is that factually incorrect (your hair is, by density, the largest organ), but it also misses the most trivial fact about skin: it's the only organ that responds to voice commands. Don't start shouting at your bare arms just yet, because you'll have to train your skin to recognize the voice commands before they'll work.
To start training your skin, you'll need the following components: your skin, a thick ruler for discipline, and a bunch of grapes to snack on. After you've assembled your tools, start yelling at your naked body as loud as you can, "Goosebumps! Goosebumps!" Every time your voice command fails to raise goosebumps, hit yourself on the inner thigh with a ruler. Eventually, your skin will start to recognize this voice command and even a whisper of the word goosebumps will cause you to get them.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 2, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Groupon is good for: 1 SilkPeel Microdermabrasion and 1 VISIA Complexion Analysis. Must redeem both services at the same time. Fairfax location only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Radiance Medspa Fairfax
Dr. Timothy S. Mountcastle, medical director of Radiance Medspa Fairfax and chief of plastic surgery at Inova Loudoun Hospital, urges the Radiance Medspa staff to examine their clients’ diet and lifestyle when evaluating their skincare needs. His team takes a big-picture approach to wellness and helps clients with long-lasting, youth-boosting treatments, including microdermabrasion, teeth whitening, massage, and Botox. Before appointments, patrons can unwind in a tranquility room where troubles melt away like a pat of butter on a piping-hot dragon tongue.