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*

 

 

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.

 

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.

Men need pedicures too!

Today’s society is appearance driven for both men and women. Women are no longer the only people wanting to look younger and well maintained. Men are working later in life and are faced with a competitive workforce. The days of just a razor, hair gel and dumbbells are gone. Men are seeking the treatment room. The Top 5 minimally invasive procedures for men are Botox, Microdermabrasion, Laser Hair Removal, Chemical Peels and Laser Skin Resurfacing. Men are also seeking general grooming such as pedicures, manicures and waxing. Feet take a beating with standing on them all day long. They are a breeding ground for bacteria, dead skin and calluses. Your feet carry stress too.

Ask yourself: When was the last time you trimmed or really cleaned beneath your toenails? When did you last scrub the bottom of your feet to get rid of any dead skin or calluses? It is easy to think of pedicures as a fluffy spa indulgence—but most importantly they are relaxing and necessary for foot health! You should also take into consideration the hygienic benefits of actually paying close attention to your feet. Benefits of a pedicure include:

       Improves foot health

       Reduces bacteria

       Eliminates foot odor

       Prevents ingrown toenails

       Relieves stress

       Improves the look and feel of your feet

What separates Schenden’s Medical Day Spa from the standard nail salon is that we provide a private room for a relaxing treatment. Men are sometimes intimidated or embarrassed to go to a salon or spa that has rows of pedicure chairs filled with women. At Schenden’s Spa you are the only one in the room with your nail technician. Our unique pedicure bed will allow you to recline and place your feet in a footbath. We encourage you to disconnect from every day stress an technology and just relax. Stop neglecting your feet. Call today to schedule your pedicure. Your feet will thank you!

Written by: Raquel Merlini    Photos by: Margaret