I’ll recommend customized facial treatments — specifically tailored to your skin type and concerns.
What does your skin need today? That’s what I’ll be asking myself each time I see you.
Everyone’s skin is different, and your skin is constantly changing. Once I see you, I’ll know which treatment is best for you and why. For each treatment, your skin will be cleansed and lightly exfoliated with enzymes. That prepares your skin beautifully for the treatment.
LIGHTWAVE LED LIGHT THERAPY
A la carte – $75
Added to a facial or Microcurrent treatment – $50
LED Light Therapy accelerates the production of collagen and elastin deep in the tissues of your skin. This scientific approach repairs the skin and can even reverse the effects of aging and damage. It works without heat, pain, and risk. Combinations of red, infrared, and blue light diminish fine lines and wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation, scars, acne and other aspects of aging.
LED Light Therapy means “the stimulation of life with light”. It is the process of exposing the skin to specific wavelengths (colors) of light that penetrate the skin at varying depths. This natural photo-biochemical reaction is similar to the process known as photosynthesis used by plant life.
Once the light enters the tissue, it stimulates the basic cell structure and function, and significantly increases the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate). ATP increases the activity of cells. This in turn increases cell productivity, the healing process, and collagen and elastin formation. One could say that ATP is to the cell what food is to your body. They both provide nourishment and keep things running smoothly. By stimulating the body’s tissues to convert light energy into cellular energy, we diminish the signs of aging, and damage, so the skin heals faster and more effectively.
Lightwave Topical Light infusion Therapy
60 – 75 minutes – $145
This patented topical delivery system can significantly increase the penetration of specifically formulated anti-aging and skin rejuvenation creams and serums into the upper layers of the skin. This is accomplished without harming the skin and without chemically altering the molecules in the skin care ingredients.
This safe and effective treatment can:
- improve tone and texture
- reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- improve discoloration
- reduce redness
- improve hydration
Studies have shown that a maximum of only 10% of most formulations placed on the skin actually reaches the underlying layers.
How does Topical Light Infusion work? One of the main roles of the skin is to act as a protective barrier. It keeps the organs inside the body sheltered from exposure to outside elements, and it holds in water and other fluids our bodies need to survive. In order for most skin care topicals to be useful, they must be deeply delivered into the various layers of the skin.
The Topical Light Infusion system includes a topical applied to the surface of the skin that is then illuminated with a selected light wavelength from an LED light source. The skin molecules absorb the light energy during the ON cycle causing a molecular conformational shape change. During the OFF cycle the molecule goes back into a resting state shape. The resulting repeated cyclic stimulation causes molecular vibration. Compounds have a tendency to move away from the stimulus of higher energy states so in this application the topical tends to move away from the light energy and into the skin.
TAMA FACIAL THERAPY Microcurrent
30 to 60 minutes – $50 to $150
Think about Microcurrent this way. You know what exercise does for your body? Why not exercise the 32 individual muscles in your face? That’s what Microcurrent does. It’s a natural approach to toning and tightening your skin. Microcurrent will lift your eyes, brows and cheeks. It will help maintain your facial definition, even problems like your jaw line and neck. And some microcurrent treatments increase the collagen in your skin.
Tama patented Multi-Mode Waveform technology is designed to revitalize, tone and re-educate the 32 individual muscles in your face. The process is completely natural, safe, and non-invasive. This intelligent device measures your unique tissue composition to optimize your individual treatment, then electronically “encourages” your facial muscles to tone, rejuvenate, heal, and rebuild themselves.
The Miami Peel®
A la carte – $125
Added to any facial – $75
Added on to back of hands or chest – $50
Miami Peel and AR Retinoid Peel combined – $150
This is a highly effective light to medium peel. It was developed by leading dermatologists from the University of Miami to treat hyper pigmentation (spots on the skin) and photo aging for all skin tones. The topical I use for this peel is hydroquinone. It is very versatile and can be used on sensitive skin. Great for lightening hyper pigmentation on the chest and hands as well.
The Miami Peel® is a proven and patented light to medium peel formula that effectively exfoliates, bleaches and inhibits pigment production. It was developed at the University of Miami. The peel exfoliates by removing the top layer of skin and causing it to slough off within a few days. It will safely and painlessly remove dead cells, stimulate collagen formation, smooth rough, dry skin, improve the texture of sun damaged skin and help even out skin tones. It’s especially beneficial for improving the appearance of acne/blemished skin and hyperpigmentation or dark spots that arise following surgery or other trauma to the skin. Periodic treatments combined with a home care regimen are recommended to obtain these results.
The formulation includes Alpha and Beta Hydroxy acids often referred to as “fruit acids”, such as Lactic Acid (from sour milk), Citric Acid (from citrus fruits) and Salicylic Acid (from willow bark and wintergreen leaves). Another natural ingredient, Kojic Acid (extracted from rice mold) is an important part of the Miami Peel because of its anti-microbial, anti-oxidant and especially for its proven skin lightening and brightening capabilities.
The Miami Peel® AR
Time & cost of treatment + post-treatment home kit
Consultation – $75
Added to facial any – $75
Miami Peel – $125
The Miami Peel AR is an advanced medical grade retinoid ester and retinol peel that is excellent for sun damaged or aged skin. This is a non-acid peel that works by delivering high doses of retinol and other anti-aging ingredients into the skin. Peeling is created without the stinging of a chemical peel. These treatments deliver a real anti-aging punch and are effective for improving fine lines, wrinkles and skin laxity.
90 minutes – $150
(when used in combination with other treatments, other treatment will be reduced by $25)
This is a special occasion facial. Your skin will glow like never before. An oxygen facial treatment enhances the available oxygen to the skin boosting circulation, stimulating cell turnover (regeneration), wound healing, collagen synthesis, and leaving the skin (complexion) hydrated, plump and revitalized.
An Oxygen treatment:
- Promotes collagen production.
- Helps the skin remove toxins.
- Speeds up the regeneration process.
- Helps heal skin damage
- Creates a feeling of deep relaxation
The air around us is made up of about 21% oxygen. This amount can actually be lower in densely populated cities where the carbon dioxide from so many people breathing it out and cars producing it displaces some of the oxygen.
Oxygen is crucial for cell regeneration and detoxification. Most of the oxygen used by the skin is delivered by the blood vessels. The outermost skin cells, the epidermis, draw in oxygen from the air. Since these cells need oxygen to function properly and to constantly regenerate, a special treatment is required to:
- Up to about 10% of the oxygen used by the epidermis can come from the air.
- The very outermost skin cells (a layer just 0.25-0.44 millimeters thick) get their oxygen supply exclusively from the surrounding air.
- Cells need oxygen to function properly.
- The cells of the dermis are constantly regenerating. New cells get produced while old cells get sloughed off.
- Skin cells live about 2-3 weeks.
As you’ll soon find, I work on a variety of skin types and issues, including acne and sun damage. Each treatment is customized for you, your skin, and your situation.
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San Rafael, CA 94901