A beautiful face acts as an impermeable container that keeps inner beauty from escaping, just as a Hot Pocket's flaky outer crust acts as a vessel that makes its molten innards edible while skateboarding. Heat up your inner glow with today's Groupon: for $150, you get three photorejuvenation treatments at Southern Aesthetics in Metairie (a $750 value).
Southern Aesthetics’ Dr. Penelope Treece challenges Father Time to single combat, smoothing countenances and buffing skin to a healthy glow using the intense pulsed light of photorejuvenation. After autographing the initial paperwork and posing for "before" photos, patients proceed through a colorful establishment bedecked with creative artwork to the Clarity Pro machine, which analyzes facial tissue for sun damage, wrinkles, redness, and untapped deposits of crude oil. For the next 30 minutes, an intangible barrage of intense pulsed light evens out skin tone as rosacea and redness from broken capillaries dissipates. Age and sun spots fade, enlarged pores shrink, and unsightly outbreaks of narwhal horns snap off at their roots. Visages emerge looking refreshed and renewed, once again ready to double as flashlights during nighttime games of tag.
Clients are encouraged to arrive without makeup for maximum effect. There is no downtime after the treatment, so patients can leap right back into their dust cloud of brawling cartoon characters, though they should refrain from tanning. Six treatments are necessary for full results.
When she's not designing cosmetic-enhancement regimes at Southern Aesthetics or attending at one of five area hospitals, Dr. Penelope Treece works on her oil paintings. The American Board of Surgery-certified surgeon has been an artist since childhood, but reserved painting and modeling berets as private indulgences while forging a career in medicine. She earned her white coat at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed her general surgical residency at Louisiana State University before honing in on breast and other aesthetic surgeries, also becoming certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. At Charity Hospital, she developed and published a new technique for reconstruction, which now informs her specialty in breast augmentation and reduction.
Her surgical expertise extends to tightening sagging skin all over the body, and a team of certified aestheticians and massage therapists extends her rejuvenating touch with minimally invasive technology. A collection of lasers––including FDA-approved devices from Cutera–– gently zap acne, veins, and body hair to reveal smooth, healthy skin. A complimentary consultation begins every visit to the office.