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

Summer short season, no worries, get smoother, firmer skin with VelaShape® III

Most of us have a love of summer which brings sunshine, outdoor parties, wedding, graduations and more. However, summer also means warmer temperatures and less clothing covering our bodies like shorts, dresses and swimsuits.  Let’s face it most of us are not supermodels who can walk around with confidence in this clothing. An estimated 85% to 98% of women over the age of 16 have cellulite regardless of their size, shape or weight. Even the fit athlete can suffer from dimples and cellulite or a stubborn area that doesn’t respond to exercise.  For us there is the VelaShape III body contouring system.  This new technology can smooth and tighten skin and diminish the appearance of cellulite in an easy noninvasive treatment.

Velashape uses three processes to achieve the desired results.  Infrared light which directly heats the targeted area.  Bipolar frequency guides the heat for faster safe temperatures without damaging the skin and the vacuum elevates the target tissue, bringing it closer to the energy source.  A single treatment usually is complete in less than an hour depending on the size of the treated area. Most non-invasive body contouring devices are series based as is VelaShape III. It is recommended you receive 4 to 6 treatments for maximum results.   You will begin to notice improvement on the treated area right away as your skin’s surface begins to feel smoother and firmer.   Maximum results are typically seen in approximately 10 weeks.  Following your treatment regimen, it is recommended that you receive maintenance treatments every 2 to 3 months. Like all techniques, invasive or non-invasive, results vary depending on the physical condition of the skin and body. Results will last longer if you follow a balance diet and exercise regimen.

Many clients describe treatment experience as similar to a hot massage.  Our technicians work with you to ensure you are comfortable throughout the treatment.  The VelaShape treatment is safe and effective for all skin types. The treatment works with heat therefore the treated areas skin temperature will rise. You may experience a bit of tenderness and may slightly bruise post treatments. After your series is complete a maintenance program is recommended to maintain the results.

Put your shorts on with confidence this summer. We are open six days a week and offer free consultations. Our highly trained technicians will work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your goals.

 

 

 Schenden’s Medical Day Spa

201 W. Big Beaver, Suite 1120

Troy, MI 48084, 248-524-3622

www.schendensmedspa.com

Microneedling, a Trend with Staying Power

Microneedling has been on the market for a few years and has gone through growing pains, reviews and improvements.  This is one treatment we feel has greatly improved and if done properly can achieve beautiful results. When researching microneedling you should ask the following three questions.

  1. What device do you use? There are microneedling pens/stamps and rollers on the market. The pen offers the safest technique with a straight up and down entry point which doesn’t tear the skin like a roller can.  It also is consistent in the pressure and doesn’t rely on the operator.
  2. Is it a medical facility? This is a medical treatment as you are inducing injury to the skin to spark collagen regeneration. Because of this there is always a risk.  The environment must be clean and safe. The needles must be sterile and never used multiple times. Have your provider open the needle in front of you. The provider should be licensed to perform this service.
  3. Ask about the products? One of the benefits of microneedling is the ability to drive product into the dermis to enhance the healing process. Some products are not safe to use and can cause severe allergic reactions. The most popular and safe product is Hyaluronic Acid which can be found in your body naturally. Another alternative is PRP, your own platelet rich plasma.

 

 

When done properly the results are skin tightening, smoothing of fine scars and strength marks, pore size reduction and diminishing of  fine wrinkles. Microneedling works great for sunken areas on the skin caused by acne or chickenpox. It can also be performed on areas other than the face such as neck, chest, abdomen or other areas where there might be a scar.

It is important to understand that one treatment will not give you significant results. This is a collagen building treatments therefore, the results are slow and will build over weeks and even months.  The minimum recommendation is 3 treatments spaced 3 to 4 weeks apart. There is little down time. You will be red for a day or two but can wear makeup the day after treatment. Our patients have been thrilled with the results.

“I had my first session of micro needling at Schenden’s spa and this could not have been a better first time experience. My esthetician was Poly, she informed me about every aspect of the procedure and more, there were no surprises other than how wonderful my face looks afterward. I could really tell a difference in my skin. My skin became firmer and regained its elasticity. I could tell the fine lines were visibly reduced. I can’t wait for my second session.”

– Linda K.

 

 

 

 

 

This is a trend worth trying.

Schenden’s Medical Spa

201 West Big Beaver, Suite 1120

Troy, MI 48084

248-524-3622

www.drschenden.com

What is Rejuvapen Micro Needling?

Rejuvapen is an amazing breakthrough in skin care that yields amazing results quickly with almost no downtime. It is becoming more increasingly popular among patients and for various reasons.  It is quick, no real down time, and note worthy results.   So, what is this new micro-needling treatment, and how does it work?   Rejuvapen’s nine precisely spaced micro needles create tiny perforations in the top two layers of the skin. The skin shifts its repair mechanism into high gear, producing collagen and elastin to mend these micro-perforations. This is a 100% natural form of skin renewal, repairing from the inside out. Your skin will be firmer and regain its elasticity, so fine lines and wrinkles become visibly reduced, pores are smaller, and creates younger looking skin. 

Skin becomes firmer, regains its elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced, pores are smaller and circulation is stimulated so the overall condition and appearance of the skin improves. Rejuvapen addresses fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, hyper-pigmentation and skin texture by stimulating the skin’s natural ability to produce new collagen formation creating healthier skin. You can treat the forehead, around the eyes, cheeks, around the mouth, neck and chest are treated most often, but Rejuvapen can be used on problem areas like surgical scarring to reduce prominence.

The treatment takes approximately 30-60 minutes depending on the treatment area. Typically the patient will come into the spa approximately 30 minutes early to apply numbing cream.  Most patients look as though they have a moderate to severe sunburn and your skin may feel warmer and tighter than usual. This is normal and will subside in 1-2 hours. Most patients recover in less than 24 hours, with minimal discomfort.

The initial reaction is that our patients love the treatment. They can immediately feel improvement and a firmness to their skin. Most patients will notice visible results after the first treatment, and results improve after subsequent treatments. It is recommended to have 3-4 treatments for optimal results.

Thai Hot Herbal Compress Massage: Revitalize Your Body

Thai Hot Herbal Compress Massage: Revitalize Your Body

Say Hello to one of the most invigorating treatments to rejuvenate your mind and body. The Thai Hot Herbal Compress Massage incorporates smooth rhythmic massage with hot herbal compresses. Thai Heated Herbal Compress Massage has been practiced by Thai healers for hundreds of years to stimulates the senses, while the deep penetrating blended herbs soothe and alleviates aches and pains, and trigger a powerful body purification and detoxification process.

This massage is a 90 minute full body massage, that includes the hot compresses throughout the service. The compress are heated and steamed throughout the service giving off the most amazing aroma within the treatment room (and spa). The aromatics of the herbs add to the experience of this massage and take you to a the ultimate relaxation, while the heat and healing properties of the herbs help relieve tension in the muscles and joints.

The blend of traditional Thai herbs used in these compresses has a relaxing effect on the body and mind, while alleviating pain, arthritis, migraines, chronic stress and anxiety. You will love this massage, it is unlike any other you may have experienced – it will revitalize your body and take you to the ultimate in relaxation.

For more information please contact our reception team at 248-524-3622.

Laser Hair Removal – Get Ready for Summer

Laser hair removal is a wonderful procedure that removes unsightly hair on all areas of the body. However, if you are entering into your first treatment, you may be wondering what to expect. What areas can be treated, how many treatments will you need and “ouch”, does it hurt? Our office operates the Lumenis LightSheer Duet, which is a state-of-the-art laser hair removal system and one of the most advanced in the market. It has a multi-tip system allowing for faster virtually pain free treatments on larger areas, such as the legs and back. And, a smaller tip for quick effective treatment of the smaller areas such as lip, underarm and bikini area.  Patients receive a complimentary consultation to learn more about laser hair removal prior to treatment.

Treatments can completed on nearly any area of the body including legs, underarms, back and bikini. Regardless of the area being treated, the technician will consult with you on the various treatment protocol and costs prior to treatment. Patients should plan on having 6 treatments per area for maximum results, spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. Most of our patients can expect to see approximately 80% hair loss after the first 3 treatments alone. The technicians will also go over other safety protocol and urge to patients to stay out of the sun prior to and following immediate treatment, which is why laser hair removal is most popular in the winter.

It is very common for our female patients to receive hair removal treatments of the face, especially if they have darker colored hair growing caused by hormonal issues such as pregnancy.  One of the other popular areas for our female patients is bikini treatments. A simple bikini line treatment will constitute the area outside of the panty line where hair can often grow. From there, there are different bikini packages offered to remove more hair, all the way up to complete.  If you are a women who has been receiving bikini waxes for a long time, this will be a welcomed change to be hair free following the treatment series.

However, when it comes to men, they typically lean towards laser hair removal of the back, chest or smaller areas like the fingers or ears. Treatments of large areas such as a full mans back, can be completed in less than an hour and will be virtually pain free. The treatments cause very minimal discomfort and do not require any downtime. The treatment area will be slightly pink and may have mild puffiness following treatment, which will subside in a few hours. For more information or questions call the reception team at 248-524-3622 to schedule a complimentary consultation. We look forward to assisting you with your treatment needs.

Dual Massage or 4 Hands Massage – NEW!

Ultimate Dual Massage or 4-Hands Massage NEW!!!!

Introducing the Ultimate Massage Experience at Schenden’s Medical Day Spa. The Ultimate Massage features two therapists simultaneously performing an upper and lower body Swedish Massage. This 60-minute four hands-rhythm massage induces a state of profound relaxation. It is essentially like receiving a 2 hour massage in 1/2 the time – therefore minimizing time away from family/office and maximizing the state of relaxation. Perfect for working professionals or moms with busy schedules, that would love a spa day but can’t justify leaving for 2 hours. Experience 2 hours of relaxation within 1 hours time.

This style of massage is typically experienced during exotic vacations and spa retreats, and we are thrilled to be offering it to our clients. The Dual Massage, commonly referred to as the 4-Hands Massage or 4×2 Massage, is unlike any other massage you will experience. The simultaneous upper and lower body treatment can be customized to the clients style of pain relief, relaxation and stress reduction as with other Swedish Massages.

If you are looking to give a unique gift, treat your loved one to a special day at the spa or just relax and rid yourself of the stresses of a busy work week – this is a treatment you can’t pass up. Enjoy!

For more information and scheduling contact our reception staff at 248.524.3622.

 

Best Baby Shower Gift…Maternity Massage. Skip the Registry.

Give the gift of a prenatal massage at the next baby shower you attend. Forget the bottle warmer, the mother-to-be will be elated to pamper herself with a massage or pedicure and will appreciate the personal gift. Prenatal massage shares many of the goals of regular massage – to relax tense muscles, improve circulation and mobility, and just make the mom-to-be feel great.So, how do you lie face down on a massage table with a growing belly and swollen breasts? For those reasons, some prenatal massage therapists use a special table or pad with hollowed-out areas and special pillows to accommodate the belly. If only a traditional massage table is available, you can lie on your side with pillows, wedges, or a full-length body pillow for support.

Carrying a baby puts a lot of stress on the back, neck, abdominal muscles, and shoulders. Add to that the extra weight of carrying a baby and you have the recipe for an aching lower back. A trained prenatal massage therapist knows where the sore spots are likely to be and may be able to provide relief to the ailments pregnant women often experience.

So, next time you receive a baby shower invitation skip the baby store and buy a gift certificate to the spa, because God knows she won’t have much time to relax by herself as soon as the baby is born.

For more information on massage therapy or other spa services contact 248-524-3622.

 

Shellac Manicure – join the new trend in manicures!

Have you heard about the newest trend in nails? If you haven’t it is time you learn about Shellac, how amazing it is, how long it lasts, how affordable it is and how little time it takes out of your schedule. It is hard finding time to schedule that weekly manicure or find time for yourself in general, which is why we are so excited about the new product that is revolutionizing the nail industry and making your nails shine for weeks!Normal manicures dull in just a few days, but Shellac is different. It is a gel-polish hybrid that last up to two weeks. It goes on similarly to nail regular polish and is cured under a UV light like a gel nail product, leaving your nails beautifully manicured and virtually indestructible! Typically the shine and shimmer will last nearly 14 days – you gotta love that. No more dull chipped nails.

Shellac cannot be used to lengthen your nails, but it will help you grow them by keeping them strong and flexible. A shorter, natural nail is definitely on trend and more appropriate these days. So, say goodbye to those acrylics and get Shellac’d!

Another Bonus! – there is no more waiting hours for your manicure to dry! Since it is cured under the UV light it is dry nearly instantly, so you can move on with your day without worrying about damaging your nails. Having it removed is also simple and can be done quickly at the spa right before you have Shellac re-applied!

You can see why Shellac is becoming so popular and the new trend in nails. Expect to pay a bit more than your typical manicure for this product, but it is SOOOO worth it considering how long it lasts and how great it looks for weeks! If you are considering Shellac or another nail treatment such as a manicure or pedicure contact the spa at 248.524.3622.

 

IPL Photorejuvination for Rosacea, hyperpigmentation or aged spots

Say “Hello” to the new laser at Schenden’s Medical Day Spa and “Goodbye” to your rosacea or aged spots. We are pleased to announce the arrival of our brand new Lumenis M22 Laser for Photorejuvination. Clients actively seek out this state of the art laser treatment because it has the ability to effectively treat sun damage, aged spots, hyperpigmentation and rosacea.

Photorejuvination/IPL treatments can be used  to help restore the skin’s youthful appearance. IPL treatment improves the appearance of photoaged skin, removes age spots (sun-induced freckles), most benign brown pigments, and redness caused by broken capillaries through a process called photorejuvenation for face and body.

The process is ideal for patients with active lifestyles because the procedure requires no downtime and has a low risk of side effects.

The gentle, non-ablative treatments use broad spectrum light to treat the face, chest, neck and hands—virtually anywhere that sun damage shows. The treatment regimen typically consists of four to six treatments administered at three week intervals.

Several appealing qualities of IPL Treatment using Photorejuvenation which result in very high levels of patient satisfaction. IPL treatments are quick, gentle and non-invasive. There is no interruption of routine activities. By helping to remove the age spots (sun-induced freckles) and broken capillaries, the result is overall more even, luminous, younger looking skin. Patients can see dramatic results within a very short time.

We are delighted to continue to offer our clients the best treatment options available and gladly welcome the Lumenis M22 laser for photorejuvination/IPL treatments to Schenden’s Medical Day Spa. Contact the spa reception team at 248.524.3622 to schedule a complimentary consultation.