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

All About Lasers!

At Schenden’s Medical Day Spa we offer high quality innovative lasers/light treatments to ensure maximum results. Training is our top priority to ensure we deliver safe and consistent results every time.  Two of top services are the Photorejuvenation/IPL treatment and our Laser Hair Removal.

IPL treatments help restore your skin’s youthful appearance by targeting brown spots, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, sun damage and broken capillaries. This treatment is non-ablative which is ideal for the active lifestyle because it requires no downtime.  The broad spectrum light treats the face, chest, neck and hands virtually anywhere sun damage shows. By removing the discoloration the results show a more even skin tone with luminous looking skin. We offer free consultations that allow you to ask questions that pertain to your specific areas of concern.  The IPL is typically administered in a series of six treatments 3 to 4 weeks apart.

Our laser hair removal laser is a state of the art system that has a multi tip system allowing for faster virtually pain free treatments on larger areas such as legs and back. In addition, it offers quick effective treatments with the smaller tip for areas such as the lip or underarm.  We treat nearly any area of the body including face, legs, underarms, back and bikini’s. This service also comes with a complimentary consultations to ensure your questions are answered and the treatment is right for you. Laser Hair removal is completed in a series of 6 treatments as well spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart.

Fall is the perfect time to start your treatment package as both of these services require your skin to be out of the sun for 6 weeks prior to your first treatment.  Remove the summer sun damage and remove the task of shaving from your daily routine.

Call today to schedule your appointment. 248-524-3622.

 

Waxing? Men do not need to fear.

Posted November 8th, 2018 by Katelynn P and filed in Medical Spa, Men's Treatments, Mens Facial, mens waxing, wax
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Waxing…. That one word that can strike fear in men, creating a vision of horror! Men envision the ripping off of flesh and pain.  However, it doesn’t have to be a Horror flick.  Wax grooming is something that most men could benefit from. Men have the option of waxing several areas.

 

Nose

Men tend to have larger nostrils and more of a propensity for hairy nostrils. As a result, they often benefit even more from nose hair waxing than women. Another benefit is to define a line between facial hair and nose hair, so you can prevent that unattractive blending of the two. Surprising it is virtually painless.

 

Beards

Men who have beards and like that crisp clean edge can achieve this with waxing.  In addition, waxing decreases ingrown hairs and razor bumps as well the ease the need to shave as frequently because it removes the hair from the root. 

 

Backs/Chests

Unable to reach your back or shoulders? Waxing these larger areas is clean and efficient.  We do the work for you. Shaving can leave your skin itchy and irritated. When waxing you will experience a minor sting and the skin may be red for a couple of hours however, the skin will be far less irritated and smooth.

 

One important point to make is there are many different kinds of wax. Not all wax is necessarily created equal. We predominantly use a high quality hard wax. It is more universal and has a propensity to effectively take off coarse dense hair with less discomfort. Soft wax tends to pull at the skin, making it more uncomfortable. This wax is better suited for soft, downy, peach fuzz like hair. We are experts in waxing and ensure our wax and technique are of the highest quality to make you as comfortable as possible.

 

Still nervous? Try waxing a small patch or do only a single area such as your nose. This approach is usually less intimidating and allows you to get a sense for just how a wax actually feels. Afterward, you’ll have to switch up your routine just for a day.  You will need to avoid working out/sweating. Heavy sweating immediately after a wax will irritate the pores which are still open due to the wax. Clogging these pores with sweat will cause you to breakout with acne. Better to take the day off then trade your hair for acne….

 

Let us help you experience the benefits of waxing. Call today to schedule your appointment in one of our private rooms. Schenden’s Medical Day Spa 248-524-3622.

 

Raquel Merlini,

Registered Nurse and Aesthetician

Performed by Rebecca

Day versus Night Moisturizer, Learn the reasons why you may need different products

When we are young and first start using a face moisturizer, most people typically buy one product and use it both in the morning and at night. You can do this but there are advantages to using two different products. Your skin is exposed to two different environments and pairing the right product will help keep your skin’s youthful glow. We like to think of it in terms of Daytime Protect, Nighttime Correct.

Protect during the day

During the day our faces are exposed to the sun. Protection from the harmful rays must be your first priority. Daytime moisturizers must contain an SPF to protect your skin. Additionally, if you wear makeup a lighter consistency is best and allows for ease in makeup application. Many daytime lotions also come tinted which acts not only as a protectant but as your foundation as well.

Correct at night

Nighttime is an excellent time for deeper hydration and correcting your skins tone and texture. During the day your skin is exposed to air pollutants such as dust, dirt and smog bacteria. Night moisturizers are often thicker with more ingredients for healing/correcting any exposure and nourishing your skin while you sleep. Retinol is often present in a night cream. It is deactivated when exposed to sun therefore it is perfect to team with your night moisturizer. A good retinol will boost collagen production, reduce wrinkles and prevent fine lines. It can also speed cell turnover and unclog your pores which reduces acne and pore size.

The number one thing to take away is the importance of taking care of your skin and using a quality moisturizer day and night. Our skincare professionals can work with you to ensure you’re using the correct product for your skin type. We offer complimentary skincare product analysis. Simply bring in all your current products and one of our highly qualified skincare providers will review them with you and determine what is best for your skin. With thousands of products on the market it is nice to have an expert’s help. Call today to set up your free skincare consultation. 248-524-3622

Schenden’s Medical Day Spa
Our Aesthetics Skincare Team
Rebecca, Laura, Poly, Gail, Sarah R.