As the body's largest organ, skin frequently demands the most compliments, bullies the kidneys, and hogs the morning shower. Tend to the high-maintenance epidermis with today's Groupon: for $75, you get either a photofacial treatment or an acne-purification treatment at Vanilla Springs at Spyce Spa & Hair Studio (a $200 value).
Running appointments out of Spyce, Vanilla Springs re-configures patient complexions and skin health with the aid of an Isolaz machine. Thirty-minute photopneumatic facial treatments shatter areas of petulant pigment while facilitating collagen growth. Treatments spaced every three to four weeks improve skin-owner relations by rejuvenating sun-damaged skin, reducing rosacea, removing pigmentation spots, smoothing minor lines, and shrinking egotistical pores. Although nearly painless, clients may notice a slight discomfort at the start of their treatment as the laser hits affected skin. Like dancers after a midnight rave, epidermal discolourations gradually fade and disperse in the weeks immediately following each session. Isolaz procedures best benefit patients who have not responded to treatments with antibiotics, topical creams, or lasers.
Using the same Isolaz laser technology, the acne-purification process starts with technicians spritzing affected areas with water before a handheld vacuum tempts acne-causing sebum oils, debris, blackheads, and hibernating dust bunnies to the skin's surface. Isolaz’s broadband light then sloughs off recently emerged materials, helping to reduce facial redness and destroy culpable bacteria. Patients may feel a warming sensation, but near painlessness is reported during the 20-minute procedure needed to treat affected faces and the up-to-30-minute procedure for sites on the chest, back, and shoulders. For best results, specialists recommend once-a-week visits for three to five weeks.
Photofacial treatments are not recommended for patients taking Accutane.