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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

Just Add Salt – Halotherapy

In the 1800’s a Polish doctor discovered that the men working in the Polish salt mines rarely suffered from breathing, sinus, or respiratory conditions. Salt therapy rooms, like ours at Waterside Day Spa, recreates or mimics the same environment of a salt mine by increasing the density of salt air with a halogenerator.

Surrounded by naturally antibacterial and antimicrobial salt, the salt rooms become a sterile environment, making them one of the cleanest places to relax and rejuvenate. Part of what makes our salt suite unique is 750 lbs of Himalayan salt on the wall, along with the halogenerator, which works to eliminate allergens, asthma, COPD, chronic bronchitis, ear infections, and stress, while also boosting your immune system and helping you to sleep better and feel more energized throughout the day.

The negative ion environment that this creates is what makes out salt room so relaxing.
Thunderstorms, waterfalls, snow, and waves crashing on the beach are all examples of negative ion environments. Positive ions are found in dust, humidity, and pollution. Positive ions are also emitted from electronics such as cells phones, tv’s, and microwaves. This room is completely free of those pollutants and toxins we are surrounded by daily.

During your salt therapy (halotherapy) session, try alternating breaths between your nose and your mouth. When breathing thru your nose, try alternating nostrils for 3-4 breaths at a time. This will help the salt aerosol travel the best throughout your entire respiratory tract to increase those fabulous anti-inflammatory benefits!

Once a week is ideal to keep your immune system strong. However, please not that halotherapy is not recommended when sick, contagious, or coming down with a cold. It is most effective when used as a health routine to prevent the cold, flu, and other viruses.

Holiday Gift Card Promotion


Let us increase the value of your gift cards. When you purchase a gift card with us, we will be adding extra spa dollars that can be used towards gratuity, spa packages, services, and products inside of Waterside Day Spa in the Steamboat Rocky Mountains! A stocking stuffer that is absolutely essential for Christmas morning!

Ring the spa front desk at 970-875-0271, email us, or pop in to pick up your gift cards.

We can also email them directly to you to print at home or drop them in the mail if ordered by Sunday, December 20th.


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Autumn Spa Specials

FALL FRENZY 

Feeling in a frenzy from a year of chaos? Book any 90 minute massage and we are going to gift you with a free Classic Pedicure! $40 savings

HEALTHY HARVEST 

Time to say goodbye to summer sun damage and hello to harvesting the radiant skin underneath. It’s PEEL SEASON!  Customized PCA Peels Series of 3 for $270. Best results are seen when peels are done 2/3 weeks apart.  $105 Savings

HAY IS FOR HORSES

Has your hair started to look a little dry/dull? Solution: Brazilian Blowout, our newest service! A keratin sealing treatment to ease frizz and seal in nutrients and hydration.  Starting at $189

Off Season Specials run from October 15 – December 15th, 2020.  Promotions cannot be combined with other specials, coupons, spa finder, or gift cards. Gratuities preferred in cash. 

 

 

Salt Therapy for IMMUNITY

IMMUNITY   Cold + Flu Prevention 

A natural, holistic, and drug free approach to maintaining a strong and healthy immune system awaits. Dry Salt Therapy can help to relieve and eliminate the symptoms associated with cold + flu, such as sinus pressure, headaches, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, coughing or frequent infections.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Plan for a restorative 45 minutes. Dress comfortably.

During a Salt Room Session, a scientifically proven machine called a halogenerator disperses micron sized particles of salt into the atmosphere. When inhaled, the salt works like a sponge to absorb bacteria, germs, inflammation and mucus in the sinuses and respiratory tract so the body can expel it.  The salt therapy suite is about 72 degrees, with no humidity. Dry salt air is naturally anti-bacterial + anti-inflammatory. Depending on your current health and personal goals, most feel relief from symptoms as quickly as 1 – 3 sessions.

The Salt Room accommodates four people at a time. By appointment only.

RECOMMENDATIONS 

Prevention is key when it comes to maintaining a healthy immune system. We recommend coming every 1-2 weeks to keep your immune system strong. If already experiencing some symptoms, daily is recommended for the quickest recovery. Please note, the salt room is discouraged when active or contagious and most effective when used for prevention.

RESEARCH

Dr. Alina Chervinskaya from Russia is an expert in the salt therapy field when it comes to the efficacy of salt therapy to treat respiratory diseases. With over 20 years of research, she has published over two hundred articles related to the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of patients with respiratory diseases, proving effective long term improvements for the majority of her patients of all ages.

Please visit our Salt Room Website for more research and information.

TESTIMONIALS

“We heard from a friend that her bronchitis was cured from a visit. I had a cold and we decided to give it a try. I could feel the fine salt air when I breathed deep, and actually feel like I’m able to breathe deeper now.” -Melanie W.

“I used the salt room and fell in love. I felt awful … 45 minutes later I could already tell a difference and continued to feel better throughout the day”. -Tiffany J.