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The Truth About Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are absolutely crucial when it comes to overall skin brightness, firmness, elasticity, and peels actually increase the absorption of  your primary home care routine. With the flexibility to customize and provide treatment for all skin types and concerns, PCA Peels are able to address skin concerns such as texture, improve tone, fine lines and wrinkles, redness, breakouts, dark spots, and so much more, improving even the most sensitive skin types.

Somewhere along the lines, the idea of “peels” and peeling, flaking, redness, and pain was miscommunicated to the masses. The reality of the immediate post-peel facial treatment is brightness, reduced textures and inflammation, and a healthy, glowing complexion.

Here’s everything you need to know before your first PCA SKIN chemical peel:

Your esthetician will begin the treatment with a skin analysis and education. Together, goals are set and we make a plan for what type of treatments will reach those goals. The PCA Peel service itself is actually rather quick, 30 minutes total. Your esthetician will do a thorough cleansing, prep your skin for the peel, do the peel treatments (typically 2-5 customized layers) and then layer on additional correctives, boosters, serums, and of course, SPF.

Typically, if this is your first experience treating your skin with a peel, then our guests and estheticians start with more gentle peels and only apply 2-3 layers the first time. As your skin gets more used to the treatment process, we will work up to the stronger peels with more layers and interesting combination to really make your skin care goals come true.  The beauty of our peel treatments is that regardless of the number of layers you receive in your peel treatment or the strength of the peel, the price does remain the same. That is part of what makes our peels truly customized.

After your peel, you will receive a PCA Post Procedure Kit that includes a 10-day supply of everything you should be using on your skin after your peel treatment. This kit is our gift to you, a $40 value. What you do in the days following a corrective peel treatment needs to be perfectly nourishing and balancing for the skin.

In the days following your treatment, the skin will start to experience cell turnover – sometimes this results in a visible exfoliation… ie: flaking, shedding, and getting rid of the top layers of damaged and dead skin. Other times, the skin does not viably exfoliate, however that does not mean that the skin is not still benefiting dramatically from the treatment. As a general rule of thumb, the deeper the peel, the more extensive of the peeling experience.  Individual skin reactions may vary from treatment to treatment, but the goal of supporting that cell turnover process to allow your healthy, new, fresh skin to shine thru is happening weather you or not there is visible exfoliation happening.

Professional peels are essential for glowing, healthy skin. Regardless of what you are seeing on the top layers of your skin, there is fresh, stronger, and more resilient skin underneath, that just needs to be revealed and we absolutely love helping to make that happen!

Treatments may be scheduled by phone 970.875.0271, email info@watersidedayspa.com or via our online booking link.

Series of 3 Custom PCA Peel Treatments – face only/with décolleté,  $350 / 400

What is a HydroLuxx™ Facial?

Hydrodermabrasion and oxygen infusion are what make up the HydroLuxx™ Facial and this treatment is renowned for being able to correct all types of skin concerns.  Using a diamond tip wand to simultaneously exfoliates dead skin build up, while also deeply infusing the skin with a blend of customized serums, individual skin’s needs are treated. Oxygen infusion reduces redness, plumps fine lines, increase lymphatic flow and brighten the complexion.

When you discover how much you love it, this service is also available in a series!

How does the HydroLuxx™ service work?

Simply put, hydro microdermabrasion is a crystal-free machine that very gently exfoliates the top layer of the skin and simultaneously infusion the skin with customized serums combos- made up of vitamins or minerals or saline. When this top layer of old, dead skin cells, and grime is professionally removed by exfoliation, the new healthy layer of younger looking, polished skin is revealed.

Oxygen infusion allows the skin to increase the skins natural metabolism and production of collagen, resulting in a more youthful appearance, smoother skin, and a brighter, refreshed complexion.

What skin concerns can HydroLuxx™ Facial Treatment address?

Though recommended for all skin types, dermabrasion with water is specifically designed for those with highly sensitive skin.

  • Moisturizes dry skin, making wrinkles less noticeable.  Dehydrated skin looks dry, flaky and lines and wrinkles are often more visible than desired. The HydroLuxx™ machine will effectively hydrate the skin. With this advanced technology, the skin is more receptive to fully absorb beauty products: creams and serums with much needed hydrating elements, vitamins, retinol and others elements. Better hydration can also help to reduce puffiness and minimize wrinkles as properly hydrated skin actually pushes the wrinkle out.
  • Eliminates skin rashes.  Hydrodermabrasion is a very popular remedy for acne, rosacea, and acne scarring. The vortex technology that exfoliates, almost works like a gentle vacuum to  unclogs the pores and clears them of bacteria or oil build up so there is no chance of infection. The infusion technology will deeply penetrate the skin with formulations designed specifically for acne or reactive skin.
  • Eliminates dirt and cleans the sebaceous glands.  Clean, polished skin and less visible pores. Dead skin cells pile up with time, the skin becomes dry and flaky. Hydro dermabrasion machine helps to get rid of build up from every day makeup and pollutants faster and more easily. Exfoliation leaves your skin looking younger and brighter.

Are there any contraindication to the HydroLuxx™ Facial? 

While great for even the most sensitive skin, there are just a few contradictions with professional diamond tip microdermabrasion machine. We cannot use the machine on cystic/ inflamed skin, clients with diabetes, skin infections that are active or contagious (for example Measles, Herpes or Chickenpox). Clients should always wait two months to receive this treatment after facial surgery, or 7-10 days after any botox or injections.

Treatments may be scheduled by phone 970.875.0271, email info@watersidedayspa.com or via our online booking link.


HydroLuxx™ Facial – 60 minutes, $185

Series of 3 Treatments – $495, $165/service

Series of 5 Treatments – $725, $145/service

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

 

Mother’s Day traditions are usually involve taking mom out to Sunday brunch, a bouquet of flowers, and a kind hearted note. A clean house is always a mega bonus!! This spring, as we are still practicing social distancing in Steamboat Springs, we all may be forced to get a little more creative. At Waterside Day Spa we have put together a gift guide for Mother’s Day with other ways to show your love and appreciation.

Shopping local and supporting woman owned businesses is the way to go! 

Call or email to order. Local delivery, pickup, and shipping available. Gift cards available.