Say goodbye to callouses with Yumi® Feet!

Posted June 6th, 2019 by Katelynn P and filed in Medical Spa, Treatments, Troy Medical Spa Treatments, Yumi Feet
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Do you suffer from rough, dry, calloused feet?  You are not alone, many of us have had our feet snag the bed sheets in the night and wear socks ALL the time to hide them.  Our feet and hands take a lot of abuse during the course of day. For the most part we take care of our hands with washing, scrubbing and the occasional lotion application.  However, our feet seem to be more neglected and in the winter they show this neglect more than ever. The cold weather and dry inside air takes a toll on our skin and our feet show this with the formation of callouses.  The good news is we are now offering a new treatment to turn back the clock on your feet and give them some much overdue attention.

With our new YUMI® Feet Treatment you can enjoy soft smooth skin again on the bottoms of your feet.  This revolutionary new treatment was the breakthrough product in France and is now offered in the US.  YUMI feet is designed to get rid of calluses in just 15 minutes. Think of it as a chemical peel for your feet. It removes the callosities in a painless, safe and fast way.    Unlike the razor blade technique (which is medically not recommended) the skin grows back softer with each treatment. The peel is customized specifically to your feet’s needs.

We offer two treatment options:

  • A standalone Yumi Feet Treatment which consists of the Yumi application, Buffing and Lotion (30 minutes).  
  • A combination treatment beginning with the Yumi treatment and adding our popular express pedicure.  

Both of these services leave your feet healthy and soft.  For optimum results we recommend you should receive a YUMI treatment once a month, depending on the severity of your callouses.  Call our Spa located in Troy, Michigan today to schedule your Yumi Feet treatment and give your feet the attention they deserve. 248-524-3622.

Schenden’s Medical Day Spa

 

 

Let’s talk About Endermologie & Cellulite

Just about 90% of women, over the age of 20, begin to develop cellulite or actually already have it. Due to this, spa procedures to help reduce cellulite have really increased! Endermologie is a great way to tackle this annoying issue us women & men face. Even though you cannot rid yourself of cellulite completely, Endermologie massively improves the appearance of those bumps & lumps!

What is the Endermologie treatment?

Endermologie is process of reducing cellulite by mechanical means, using rolling, massaging and manipulation of the tissues.

Endermologie is a non surgical and is the first cellulite treatment approved by the FDA! Endermologie helps improves circulation, relieve minor aches in your muscles, even  improves skin radiance and skin tone.

 

 

Cellulite, what are you? Why are you here?!

Right off the bat, Cellulite you suck, and honestly, what are you? You may have heard it be called the “orange peel effect”. This can be on all places of both men & women’s bodies, from our thighs to the backs of our arms.  Mostly where it is found though, is on the the backs of our things. It dimples in, giving our skin that uneven appearance, even in the best case of lighting scenarios. Thankfully, it is painless though, so we can’t complain there.  It’s caused by fat cells beneath our skin that trap toxins and retain water. The action of the massaging machine during Endermologie, breaks down water and toxins, and the fat cells, allowing the lymphatic system to drain it. (hooray!) While you cannot entirely get rid of cellulite, there are things to help you better understand cellulite entirely.

Diet – CARBS- cellulites biggest fan! Eating too much carbohydrates, fat and salt can increase your cellulite. Something that can help is to try eating more fibre enriched foods. This can have a small impact on the appearance of cellulite overall.

Clothes – Oddly enough, restricting your blood flow by wearing overly tight clothing can affect your cellulite. It also shows the appearance more of it too. So looser clothes can help to better the circulation here as well. 

Genes & Hormones – Your genetic characteristics, something you can’t change, has an affect on this as well. Things like a slow metabolism or a poor circulatory system could mean you are at a higher risk for getting cellulite. Many people have also come to believe that certain hormones (prolactin, estrogen, insulin, noradrenaline, and thyroid hormones) do have a big part in the production and development of cellulite.

Exercising & dieting.

No- there isn’t a “Cure” for cellulite per-say, but yes! Having a balanced, healthy, and well rounded diet combined with routine exercise will only be in your favor when trying to tackle cellulite. Combining these things will truly increase your results overall when you begin and continue your Endermologie treatments.

Come in for a consultation and we can discuss all of these things with you. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle will definitely help your all over results with Endermologie, and we highly recommend it!

 

What skincare treatments are best for spring series in May?

We asked our Aestheticians and here are their recommendations!

 

#1  Unwanted capillaries?

Spring and fall season is the perfect time to remove unwanted capillaries, by the use of our telangitron or IPL treatments. Harsh cold and hot temperatures can promote broken capillaries, which causes a ruddy uneven skin tone. Because the spring and fall brings milder temperatures it is ideal to clean up these capillaries and help promote a more even skin tone. 

Rebecca

 

#2 Exfoliate winter skin

Coming out of the dry winter months we recommend exfoliating the skin to brighten and give you a healthy glow.  We offer a combination treatment of dermaplaning to remove peach fuzz and microdermabrasion to clean your pores and removing the dead skin cells face. To take it to the next level we stack it with a chemical to lighten and brighten leaving your skin feeling and looking refreshed.

Gail/Laura/Polly

#3 Bikini and Underarm Wax

Spring waxing is a perfect time to prepare for vacation to remove unwanted hair and also gear up for summer fun in your swimsuit and sleeveless shirts. Fall & winter is the perfect time to get laser hair removal to remove unwanted hair in a more permanent way because the skin is less likely to be tanned. “The lighter the skin … the darker the hair”  … the better results you will get!

Rebecca

 

#4  MicroNeedling!

MicroNeedling is a perfect treatment to have during any season. In the spring microneedling will stimulate collagen production and allow much needed nutrients like peptides and vitamin C to be absorbed into the skin to bring back the skins natural glow. This treatment can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and because it does not involve heat there is no risk of hyperpigmentation in fact it helps reduce hyperpigmentation.  

Rebecca/Laura C.

 

 

Filler – Don’t forget the Sunscreen!

 

Don’t forget about sunscreen every day!   and a moisturizing skin care regimen for the spring and summer months. We will help you develop the right skincare routine to prevent sun damage, premature wrinkles, pigmentation, oily skin and acne break outs from the spring sun and heat.

Smooth Operators

This is the time of year where your complexion is in need of a little refresher.

Let’s get our scrub on and remove the old dull skin, and in with the
lighter and brighter. Effective exfoliation will leave your skin with a
smoother texture and increase your serums or creams absorption. Let’s go
pro and scrub in on the options available.

There are many different modalities that penetrate the skin further than
topical treatments. They smooth bumps, diminish discoloration, treat fine lines
and target acne. Make sure to do your homework and select a Board Certified
Plastic Surgeon, Dermatologist or an Aesthetician working under the guidance
of a Doctor for your skin needs

Microdermabrasion
This non-invasive procedure that gently exfoliates the skin to diminish signs of
aging. The microderm machine may use tiny crystals or a tip that varies in
coarseness to smooth the skin. Afterwards, your skin may feel slightly
sunburned for a day or two.

Dermaplaning
A qualified expert uses a blade to remove dead layers of skin. This procedure
decreases dull, dry skin by safely removing it and the bonus is a flawless baby
fuzz free face.

Peels
Chemical Peels involve AHA and BHA’s. There are different percentages for
mild to higher corrective strengths. The chemical is applied for several minutes
And then removed. Recovery will vary depending on strengths.
Results afterwards will leave the skin radiant.

Fractional Lasers
This is the most efficient way to change the texture of the skin and
stimulate collagen. The downside is the recovery is longer. This type of
treatment triggers a wound response, causing the skin to trigger the cells
to repair and produce new cells. Your skin will swell and be red for a few
days with peeling as well. Expect a week or two of recovery. Results
that are expected are a noticeable reduction in the components of sun
damaged skin, fine lines, wrinkles, and scarring.
Producing an even skin tone, tighter skin, and a thicker collagen layer as well.


*Raquel Merlini*

 

 

A Chemical Peel isn’t as scary as it sounds, we promise!

 

The words “Chemical Peel” can be intimidating if you don’t understand the treatment process. We are here to help you understand the procedure and the benefits. We provide multiple strengths of chemical peels and a highly qualified Aesthetician who will assess your skin and determine the proper strength to meet your aesthetic goals.

 

Chemical peels often get confused with the common skin care mask.  A mask is typically applied to the skin, allowed to sit/dry and then peeled off.  They are often thick and can be done in a spa or at home. A medical grade chemical peel is a clear acid (such as glycolic or lactic) that is applied to the skin, and left to dry. These should only be applied by a licensed Aesthetician in a medical setting.  The acid breaks down the old skin and the peeling or shedding of the skin usually occurs 2 to 3 days after the treatment. The amount of peeling and days is determined by the strength, and desired outcome. The lower strengths produce a gentle peel. Higher strengths have a more aggressive peel. All peels encourage new skin to grow under the old, and when complete, you will see an improved complexion. Chemical peels can lighten brown spot and improve your skin tone leaving it brighter. The stronger strength peels can help reduce acne scars and the appearance of brown spots caused by sun damage.  

 

Don’t let the word chemical intimidate you. We offer complimentary consultations on all our skincare treatments.  Call today to schedule your appointment and enjoy brighter beautiful fresh skin. 248-524-3622

 

Laura Charder Aesthetician

Schenden’s Medical Day Spa.

Cold weather skin care tips that you can do at home.

 

 

The winter months can be a challenge to keep our skin hydrated.  As licensed aestheticians at Schenden’s Medical Day Spa, we have a wide range of products and services that can help your skin stay hydrated during the winter months.  In addition, we also like to send our client’s home with things they can do on their own to help combat dry skin. Our top 5 home tips are:

  1. Invest in a humidifier or even boil water to add moisture to your home. The dry indoor air pulls the moisture out of our skin. Having one in your bedroom exposes your skin to much needed moisture for the most consistent number of hours while you sleep.
  2. Avoid dehydrating drinks like caffeine and alcohol.  Our hydration is already low and these drinks actually force more water out of your system.
  3. Drink the recommended 6 to 8 glasses of water a day.  The moisture in the winter is at an all-time low therefore, you must physically replenish it.
  4. Avoid hot showers, we are all guilty of this especially on a -10 degree day. Who doesn’t enjoy a hot shower to escape the cold but this is actually striping the natural oils out of our skin. A warm shower limited to 5 to 10 minutes followed by a good body moisturizer is best.     
  5. Add vitamin rich foods to your diet such as Vitamin E which can be found in nuts such as walnuts and green leafy vegetables like spinach and broccoli.

The good news is spring will come but in the meantime stay hydrated.  If you would like to learn more about how to treat your skin, we offer complimentary consultations.  Let us help you love your skin again. Call today to schedule your appointment. 248-524-3622.

Laura and Gail, Licensed Aestheticians

Schenden’s Medical Day Spa

248-524-3622

Dry Winter Skin? Change your facial skincare routine!

 

Michigan winters can be brutal on our skin. The cold temperature, harsh winds and dry indoor heat leaves us with dry dehydrated skin. Adding extra moisturizers is a must to bring our skin back to life.
Our faces are exposed daily and require the most attention. Your skincare routine should be adjusted to ensure your products are providing the extra moisture needed during the cold weather months. This is true for even your facial cleansing routine. I use Glowbiotics MD cleanser to start. This probiotic revitalizing gel removes makeup, dirt and oil gently. It also soothes the appearance of redness, firms and brightens while it hydrates the skin.
Many of us need to change or add to our current moisturizer in the winter to make up for the dryness. Glowbiotics MD Probiotic Multi Brightening Anti-aging Cream twice a day provides a much needed barrier replenishing lipids in a moisturizing shea butter. In addition to a great moisturizer, I recommend my clients add the Probiotic Hydra Glow Cream Oil over the top of the moisturizer. This gives your skin a healthy glow and added protection for the day.
It is very important to also have SPF protection even in the winter! Glowbiotics MD tinted SPF 30 is a perfect choice. This has a hint of color, SPF protection with broad spectrum UVA/UVB. In addition it is non-irritating with antioxidants while serving as a smoothing make up primer. The Glowbiotics MD product line is created free of phthalates, sulfates, FD&C dyes parabens and mineral oil.
We provide complimentary product consultations, bring your current products into us and we will discuss what is best for your skin. Whatever the weather, we want your skin to glow. Schedule your skincare analysis today for a beautiful tomorrow. 248-524-3622.

 

Sonja, Licensed Aesthetician
Schenden’s Medical Day Spa

Facials – follow the seasons

I still remember getting my first facial. I viewed it as a luxury service that I received as a gift.  When I went in for the treatment, the aesthetician asked me about my skincare routine and what I did outside of washing and daily lotions.  My answer was “Nothing. This is my first facial”. (I was in my thirties). The next question she asked me has stayed with me for years. She asked “How often do you get your hair treated?”   This one I had an answer for as I proudly said “every 6 weeks!”. Her next question changed my skincare routine from that day forward. She asked “why would you take care of your hair every six weeks and not take care of the skin on your face and neck?” Wow I thought, why wouldn’t I? I had beautiful hair but my skin was starting to age and I was neglecting it.  Facials are so important to the skin to ensure proper cleansing, exfoliation, extraction (if needed) and hydration. Her recommendation for me was that if you cannot come once a month you should always at least follow the seasons and come at each season change. Our climate changes and environmental pollution causes our skin to react and causes changes in our skin that need attention.  Some seasons I was dry, some oily. Finding a quality aesthetician to help your skin stay healthy and glow for every season is key.

Thankfully our aestheticians are fully trained and take skincare seriously.  Don’t wait for that special occasion make facials a part of your routine. This season is a great reason! Call today to schedule your appointment 248-524-3622.  Your skin will thank you!

 

(written by Kathy S.)

How to achieve maximum results with a skin resurfacing treatment.

How to achieve maximum results with a skin resurfacing treatment.

 

Laser rejuvenation and resurfacing is popular for many reasons. It offers a solution to wrinkles, fine lines, post-traumatic scars, acne scars, sun spots, freckles and/or aging and damaged skin. Many lasers perform best when completed in a series.  However, if you are looking for results in a single treatment, the ActiveFX Laser by Lumenis® is the laser for you.  ActiveFX fractional laser can improve a wide range of skin conditions while refreshing the overall appearance of the skin.

 

Every patient’s skin is different, which is why a consultation is so important. It provides the opportunity to assess the patient’s condition and do a thorough evaluation of the skin. . This laser uses a high-energy beam of light that causes the skin’s upper layer to peel off and regenerate a layer of healthy new skin.  This achieves a dramatic effect; however, it does require approximately five days of downtime, as your skin will have associated redness and peeling.  You will see a reduction of wrinkles and fine lines as well as a softening of deeper lines. You will also see improved skin tone and texture and immediate contraction of the skin with reduction in pore size. Additionally it stimulates new collagen, you will see plumping of the skin up to six months after the procedure!

 

Winter months are the optimum time to receive your laser treatment. Call our office today to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Clarissa Kroese or Raquel Merlini, RN and turn back the clock on your skin. 248-524-0620.

 

 

 
Winter months are the optimum time to receive your laser treatment. Call our office today to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Clarissa Kroese or Raquel Merlini, RN and turn back the clock on your skin. 248-524-0620.

Benefits of Cryotherapy in a Medical Spa

Benefits of Cryotherapy in a Medical Spa

Cryotherapy is the process of using Co2 to heal and calm the skin.  The Co2 is formed into a ball (aka Ice Balls). It is typically used after a glycolic chemical peel or 2% lactic peel, especially when extractions of blemishes are performed. When extracting blemishes bacteria is spread on the skin. The use of cryotherapy kills the bacteria to heal the blemishes in a very quick manner, and also prevents future break-outs. Additional benefits include:

  • Decrease inflammation
  • Decreased pain

This therapy is not only limited to use with chemical peels, but can be used as a means of disinfecting the skin and used in other facial protocols. 

At Schenden’s Medical Day Spa we work with you to provide quality skincare treatments that meet your goals and expectations.  Schedule your appointment today for your complimentary skincare consultation and let us give you the beautiful skin you deserve. 248-524-3622

 

Our Aesthetic Team