Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Spa Holiday Open House

Please Join Us for our Holiday Open House

at One Eighty Wellness Spa
Thursday, December 2nd from 4:00- 7:00pm

Enjoy drinks, hors d'ouvres, and SUPER DEALS! ALL items discounted, great stocking-stuffers, free eyebrow waxing and other spa treatments, awesome DOOR PRIZES, and FREE GIFT CARDS FOR YOU*

*$10 Gift Card Reward for every $50 spent!*

We will also be unveiling NEW SPA SERVICES & HOLIDAY PACKAGES!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Winter Skin Solutions

Quench your thirsty skin with our most hydrating facial ever! The arid climate during the most wonderful time of the year can really take a toll on our skin. Living in the South, our skin is a little spoiled from the humidity that is actually good for keeping our skin hydrated during most of the year, but when that humidity takes a vacation and we crank up the heat in our homes, our skin becomes uncomfortably dehydrated and even a little itchy. The WINTER QUENCH FACIAL helps reintroduce necessary moisture into the skin. A proper cleanser (that does NOT strip surface moisture) and gentle exfoliant preps the skin to receive tons of hydration infused via ultrasound, followed by an intensely moisturizing massage and masque. Your skin will thank you!

‘Tis the season for Chemical Peeling! Some Estheticians may offer to peel your face off during any time of the year. However, I feel strongly against peeling damaged layers to expose healthy, fresh skin in the spring and summer when the UV radiation is the most intense (the cause of most of that damage in the first place). It just seems a little counter-productive in my professional opinion. I like to take advantage of the winter months when the sun is further away and is less of a threat. Chemical Peeling can literally take years off the appearance of the skin, smoothing fine lines and evening out the blotchy complexion left by years of sun exposure. TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid) is the chemical of choice for most clients who want to see major results in as little as two or three treatments over the course of a winter season. Some clients, however, prefer a less drastic approach and opt for a series of less intense peels (with alternative chemicals including Glycolic and Lactic Acids, both AHAs) that offer little or no downtime. As with most things in life, there is a trade-off with chemical exfoliation. A stronger peel that causes more downtime (TCA) will give more immediate results than an AHA peel, but both certainly have their place and meet the needs of clients with different lifestyles and skincare goals.

Diamond Microdermabrasion has been receiving props in the medical community lately as the most effective form of mechanical exfoliation available! While many of our competitors are using Aluminum Oxide Crystals for MDA, we are seeing INCREDIBLE results in epidermal rejuvenation with our Diamond Microdermabrasion system! Our system gently sloughs the dead surface layers, known as the stratum corneum, while stimulating circulation and the production of new collagen and elastin in the skin’s underlying structures. This is truly an effective treatment from the INSIDE OUT! Immediate effects are smoother, more vibrant-looking skin. Over time, with a series of this treatment, reduction in the visible signs of damage including wrinkles, discoloration, and elastosis (loss of elasticity) are diminished. A great treatment for anyone without conditions effecting the vascularity of the skin, including Rosacea.