$99 for Three Microderms or Chemical Peels at Truex Bluex Spa & Salon ($375 Value)

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In a Nutshell

Microderms and chemical peels exfoliate dead skin cells and promote growth of new, youthful skin

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Promotional value expires Mar 5, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. May buy 3 additional as gifts. Non-transferable. Must use the same treatment each time. Appointment required. 24 hour notice is appreciated. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $99 for three microdermabrasions or three chemical peels ($375 value)

Collagen and Elastin: The Hidden Benefactors of Youthful Skin

Some spa treatments can boost the production of collagen, which is vital to vibrant, youthful skin. Check out Groupon’s guide to the skin's invisible foundation.

A cooked noodle bends because it's saturated with water. On the other hand, a uncooked noodle is dry and brittle, making it easy to snap in half. The same principle applies to skin—well-moisturized skin is flexible and resilient, whereas dry skin is prone to structural damage. Beyond moisturizing, however, skin relies on two molecules—more specifically, two proteins—to maintain its youthful appearance: collagen and elastin. The most abundant protein in the animal kingdom, collagen helps tissues withstand stretching, resulting in plump, durable skin. Elastin, meanwhile, helps tissues stretch in the first place, forming bundles of elastic fibers that make the skin strong and flexible. Working in tandem, these two proteins give skin a taut, voluminous quality that's prized among hot-air balloons. Even healthy skin is no match for nature, however. Factors such as aging and sun damage can drain the skin’s moisture and weaken its proteins, sapping it of its youth and vigor.

Although it's impossible to actually reverse time, it is possible to regenerate the proteins that make skin look young through a small act of deception. Treatments such as laser or radiofrequency resurfacing and microdermabrasion facials trick the skin into thinking it needs to repair a wound, in which case it amps up collagen and elastin production to rebuild the "damaged" foundation, resulting in an even stronger foundation than before. Topical agents such as retinol creams and plant-based acids also encourage cell synthesis, and as always, staying hydrated is vital to helping your face resist wrinkles and keep from shriveling back into a sponge capsule.

Truex Bluex Spa & Salon

Truex Bluex's med spa promises the most lasting transformations. The spa's custom facials and medical-grade peels refresh complexions, while its lasers halt hair growth and erase unwanted tattoos. To encourage fat-cell reduction, technicians turn to a JuVaShape device that combines ultrasound with select radio frequencies to contour problem areas. Here in Wicker Park, the staff wields all four specialized hand-pieces to tighten skin on the face and body.

With its hair salon and string of manicure stations, Truex Bluex Spa & Salon is nothing less than a comprehensive beauty center—not to mention a common stop for brides before they hit the aisle. The salon's stylists hydrate strands with conditioners and hair masks before crafting looks that flatter their clients' complexions. Not to be outdone, the nail technicians sand away calluses with exfoliating microderm manicures.

Customer Reviews

I definitely recommend it .
Ruben L. · February 10, 2015
Great salon, lots of personal attention!
Mary Ellen T. · January 30, 2015
Sara was a great massage therapist! She was very gentile and the experience was extremely soothing. Clean salon and great customer service!
Lindsay R. · December 1, 2014
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    Wicker Park

    2038 W Division St.

    Chicago, IL 60622

    +17739048507

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