A weathered face can help one project wisdom or blend in at Mount Rushmore but is otherwise considered undesirable. Stand out from monumental likenesses with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get a Holiday Venus skin-tightening package at The G Spa (a $260 value). The facial package includes:
- Skin consultation
- Clarisonic cleansing
- DiamondTome microdermabrasion
- SkinMedica calming mask
- 10-minute Venus Freeze
- NIA moisturizing
The G Spa’s staff, guided by medical director Kathleen Griffin, thwart age from leaving its stamp on skin with a thorough five-step facial. After an initial skin consultation to examine visages’ conditions, an aesthetician preps complexions for the multitiered treatment by shouldering off dirt, oil, and makeup with a Clarisonic cleansing hand piece. Next, a DiamondTome microdermabrasion wand exfoliates the top layer of skin with microdiamond chips and vacuums up the dead skin cells despite their pleas for sanctuary. Afterward, faces enjoy a SkinMedica calming mask, formulated from natural, holistic condiments, including olive oil, shea butter, and green tea. The newly smooth skin is further tightened by the noninvasive Venus Freeze treatment, which bombards faces with radio frequency technology for 10 minutes in order to boost collagen and elastin production. Afterward, the staff soothe parched skin cells by massaging faces with NIA moisturizer.
The G Spa
Practicing for more than 25 years, Dr. Kathleen Griffin and her team provide customers with an array of rejuvenation treatments. Nurse practitioner Dianne Sandel and Dr. Griffin handle all laser treatments and engineering medical weight loss programs while medical aestheticians complement Dr. Griffin's internal care with skin and body treatments. The doctor herself personally administers all injectables and fillers. Among various services, the doctor and nurse diminish veins with sclerotherapy, tighten skin with laser facials, and inject volumizing fillers, in addition to laser hair removal, skin rejuvenation, sun-spot and sun-damage removal, laser tattoo removal, spider vein removal, wrinkle reduction, and lip enhancement. The team’s combined services earned them a place as finalist for Best Medical Spa in the Santa Barbara Independent in 2011, 2012, and 2013, 2014, and 2015.
33 W Mission St.
Santa Barbara, California 93101