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Give the Gift of Great Skin

By: Louis Silberman
Posted: September 28, 2012, from the October 2012 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
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Each treatment works differently to achieve skin-smoothing results. Infrared and radio frequency modalities use light and radio frequencies, along with a mechanical vacuum massage to decrease the appearance of fat and cellulite while contouring the body; and ultrasound treatments produce localized heat that massages fat cells to stimulate blood circulation and promote a redistribution of fat. This process smooths the appearance of cellulite.

Another option is a Relax, Renew and Rejuvenate package that includes a soothing facial, exfoliation treatment and a light- based wrinkle reduction treatment, such as IPL. A mixture of relaxation and stunning results is enough to brighten anyone’s holiday!

Great gift ideas

If your clients are experiencing weather-related skin woes, it is likely that many of their friends and family are suffering with similar problems. Why not encourage them to give the gift of great skin this upcoming holiday season? One option is gift certificates for a treatment or a treatment bundle. Following are some gift ideas to help your clients give holiday presents that are sure to please.

Gift idea #1: Glow-to-Go Oxygen Facial. An oxygen facial is a great gift for someone who has just endured weeks of holiday stress. An oxygen facial works by delivering a mixture of hyperbaric (pure) oxygen and an anti-aging serum to the skin. The process involves using a machine that, in essence, pressure washes the skin with the serum- infused oxygen, leading to skin rejuvenation that is noticeable immediately after the service.

Gift idea #2: The New Year’s Chemical Peel. Chemical peels can reinvigorate dry, dull winter skin while reducing the appearance of wrinkles and addressing skin concerns, such as acne scars and uneven skin texture. The strength of chemical peels can vary depending on the needs and desires of the client and the scope of practice of the skin care professional. (Editor’s note: Check with your state’s cosmetology board to make sure the chemical peel you want to use is within your scope of practice. Contact information for these boards can be accessed at This treatment removes dead skin cells, clearing the way for a bright, fresh complexion to begin 2013.