Faces, like khakis and the space-time continuum, look best when wrinkle-free. Iron out head creases with today’s Groupon to SKYN LOUNGE. Choose from the following options:
- For $75, you get one Obagi Blue Peel Radiance facial treatment (a $150 value).
- For $175, you get three Obagi Blue Peel Radiance facial treatments (a $450 value).
- For $262, you get five Obagi Blue Peel Radiance facial treatments (a $750 value).<p>
SKYN LOUNGE owner and aesthetician Erica McDowell—whose 16 years of skincare experience includes an emphasis on med-spa treatments—rejuvenates faces with the exfoliating Obagi Blue Peel Radiance treatment. During the approximately 30-minute session, McDowell and an assistant apply the salicylic-acid-based peel like a toner, dabbing solution-saturated cotton balls onto facescapes to the rhythm of clients’ favorite sitcom theme song. The peel rests on faces for about 10 minutes, allowing clients to luxuriate amid the studio’s bamboo floors and jasmine candles before McDowell gently washes visages with a cleanser and water.
A more glowing appearance may be immediately noticeable, and results continue to deepen over the next several days as the outermost cell layers run off to consider grad-school options. The treatment may help improve overall tone and texture by smoothening the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, as well as diminishing the appearance of acne and photo damage, such as brown spots. Patients rarely experience downtime, returning to normal activities such as vacuuming the lawn right away. Four to six peels done every two to four weeks is generally recommended for optimal results, and SKYN LOUNGE dispenses pelt-nurturing products ranging from Obagi Medical to SkinCeuticals serums to help buttress results (not included in today’s deal).
Buyers should be aware of contraindications for the Obagi Blue Peel Radiance, which include active cold sores, pregnancy, or taking Accutane within the previous 12 months. Patients should also avoid treatments such as facial waxing and certain types of exfoliating up to a week prior to the peel. McDowell furnishes postcare recommendations after each session, ranging from the use of SPF 30 or greater sunscreen to the avoidance of certain skincare products or kissing bearded wizards.
Erica McDowell, licensed aesthetician and owner of Skyn Lounge, has spent the past 16 years in the skincare industry. Drawing upon that experience, she offers services that range from waxing and massage to facials. During treatments, she arms herself with products from brands such as SkinCeuticals, CARITA Paris, and Obagi Medical, as well as Zen Skyn Color Collection, her in-house line that fuses nature and science to beautify skin rather than motorize trees. Skyn Lounge also focuses on clinical treatments including dermafiling and dermaplaning, which both slough away dry skin; peels utilize salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and other skin-brightening ingredients to reduce signs of acne and dry skin.