In the Dark Ages, princesses exfoliated with Fabergé egg dust and filed fingernails on the edges of gold doubloons. Revel in more modern and effective beauty luxury with today's Groupon: for $55, you get one Ultra Peel 1 treatment (a $120 value) at Toluca Lake Skin Aesthetics in Burbank.
Toluca Lake Skin Aesthetics performs a pampering plethora of non-surgical and anti-aging procedures in a relaxing, discreet spa environment. Remind careworn façades of the dermis gone-by with an Ultra Peel 1 treatment, a rejuvenating procedure employing a skin-safe blend of glycolic and lactic acid to gently remove the outer layer of skin. Facial fronts are cleansed, then swiped with a thin layer of treatment serum, which rests atop the skin for a few moments to a few minutes before being washed off. As surfaces are stripped of dulling dead cells, essential water floods pore containers and creates a barrier to defend against loss of moisture. The peel also aims to lighten dark spots and hyperpigmentation, helping reverse the telltale evidence of youthful pen fights and whimsically applied moustache stencils.
Though chemical peels require no downtime, recipients may feel minor stinging during the service. Some peeling may occur in the following days as the vanishing visage layer begins to reveal a healthier, younger complexion, like paring an apple to reveal its smooth nougat core. Toluca Lake Skin Aesthetics is open on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m.–4 p.m., and on Tuesdays and Wednesdays by request only.
Five Yelpers give Toluca Lake Skin Aesthetics an average of five stars:
- Love this place. A friend told me about it, and now I'm a "groupie." The ladies who work here are wonderful and very caring. – Vicki C., 03/30/09
- Great, attentive, and they KNOW what they're doing. Trust them completely! Parking is easy and free in the validated lot. And its easy to get in and get out fast. – Rosemund, 09/22/10