What You'll Get
Your skin deserves to be rewarded for its years of dedicated service defending your body from harsh free-floating nitrogen, Nickelodeon slime, and deadly clichés. Graft yourself the gift of today's deal: for $59, you get $150 toward any skin or spa services at Skin Essence—A Day Spa. The center specializes in skin treatments but also offers a full list of spa services. Combining 20-plus years of technician experience with its status as an authorized Dermalogica skincare center, Skin Essence earned Best Raleigh Sauna honors from Citysearch in 2009.
Whether you've been looking for a non-surgical facelift or a pretty polish for your perky piggies, today's deal has you covered head to toe. Skin Essence is a beauty emporium that will smooth and soothe whatever section of your surface area that aches for tending, from your freshly sore Olive Oyl tattoo to the love-bite scars from your pet gull. Because this deal is applicable to any of its myriad services, you may have trouble deciding which parts of you should get special treatment.
Skin Essence specializes in microdermabrasion using the Diamond Peel system, which uses a heat- and inflammation-free diamond tip to exfoliate the topmost layer of skin to reveal the dormant baby skin underneath. Each treatment comes with a chemical peel for maximum rejuvenation. A full face treatment, including neck, costs $110, a full arm is $120, and the bikini area is $50. Further reduce the appearance of aging, scars, and blemishes accrued during time-travel with a Revitalight treatment (full face including neck and peel is $125), or undergo a variety of resurfacing facials ($60–$65). The pampering oasis also offers massages for results that are felt but unseen, just like your father's disapproval. A traditional Swedish is $105 for 85 minutes, and the 85-minute hot-stone massage is $110. Exhaust your entire Groupon while gossiping with a partner about scandalous origami trends during a 60-minute couple's massage ($150). Your Groupon must be used during one visit, so fold in a few less expensive services such as a manicure or pedicure for a full day of relaxation.
More than 60 Citysearchers and five Yahoo! Locals give Skin Essence—a Citysearch Best Raleigh Sauna winner in 2009—five stars. Insider Pages users give it four, and Judy's Book says it's one of the Top 10 Salons and Spas in the area:
- I have taken [owner] Lina's advice and she has always used the latest techiques [sic], studies and technology in improving my skin. I always look so much more refreshed and well rested after her treatments. You owe it to yourself to go see her. You will never look elsewhere again, I promise. – Terilyn, Citysearch
- I love Lina and think she really cares about her clients. She is dedicated to what she does and always stays on top of the latest trends and has the best products. She IS the spa you should go to if you want beautiful skin. – racarr, Citysearch
- Skin Essence is a wonderful haven for people who are stuggling with acne, aging, or just a stressful life in general. – blondiegirl1, Yahoo! Local
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 10, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. New customers only. By appointment only. Not valid with other offers. No cash back or credit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Skin Essence A Day Spa
Aesthetician Lina Yang trained as a medical professional in China before making her way to the United States. After arriving in the States, she studied aesthetics with dermatologist Dr. James Fulton, who went on to codevelop the topical acne treatment Retin-A. Today, Lina—whose numerous credentials include an international certification in Xtreme lash extensions—owns and operates Skin Essence. Stationed in her warmly lit spa, Lina relies on 20 years of experience and a team of skincare professionals to rejuvenate complexions and pamper bodies with a full menu of medical-grade spa treatments. The staff specializes in diamond-peel-microdermabrasion treatments and nonsurgical face-lifts, both of which help to reduce the appearance of fine lines, blemishes, and discoloration; clients may see noticeable improvement in their skin after one visit.