What You'll Get
- $60 for Red-Carpet-Ready facial package ($120 value)
Before consulting with a skin therapist, clients indulge in a bit of guided meditation to help them leave the outside world behind. A heated neck wrap and aromatherapy pillow assist in banishing tension and stress. Once freed from the chains of worry, customers follow their therapist to a skin treatment room, where service begins with a skin analysis. The therapist concocts a unique treatment to suit each dermis, treating the skin step-by-step over the course of an hour. The treatment includes a skin resurfacing peel to freshen and firm cheeks, as well as little extras such as a complementary beverage and bite-sized spa snack.
Skin: A Protective Blanket That Mends Itself
Beyond its soft, seemingly delicate outer layer, skin acts as a living barrier between us and the harsh world outside. Check out Groupon’s guide to the body’s pliable armor.
If you were to take all your skin and spread it out, it would, on average, cover a twin bed. And though that might be a blessing when you’ve run out of clean sheets, it would leave you defenseless against hazards such as bacteria, chemicals, sunlight, and even water. A complex system of more than 300 million constantly regenerating cells, nerves, and glands, the skin is not only the body’s largest organ, but also its first line of defense against the environment, a flexible, waterproof sheath for all the muscles, bones, and sensitive electronics inside.
In most cases, we can only see the skin’s outer layer, or epidermis, but two more layers lie just below the surface—the dermis, full of flexible collagen and elastin, and a subcutaneous layer of fat meant to cushion and insulate our insides. Of the three layers, the dermis is the workhorse, bracing the capillaries that regulate our body temperature and hosting millions of follicles that knit new hair and expel softening oils. But despite its importance, nobody will ever tell you how nice your dermis looks. Beauty, after all, is only epidermis deep, and it’s there where we see the most change. New skin cells are constantly replacing the old, pushing off roughly 1.5 pounds of dead cells every year, and over time the epidermis slowly loses its ability to retain moisture or spring back into place, resulting in wrinkles, dryness, and other signs of wisdom gained.
One of skin’s most useful attributes is its regenerative ability. When the skin breaks or needs repair, the blood vessels amp into overdrive, carrying much-needed nutrients straight to the site on pallets of platelets. This is why a cut forms a scab and, oddly enough, why our face turns red when we’re sunburned; the color isn’t actually a burn—it’s blood rushing to the face to repair the cellular damage caused by UV rays.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Appointment required, 24 hour advance notice required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. http://www.groupon.com/pages/groupon-deal-florida-health-care-law Important Patient Disclosure. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Cannot be redeemed on 2/14/2015. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.