I was lucky enough to get to test out one of the local spas in my area, Advanced Skin Care and Body Solutions. I’ve been telling my husband now for months that all I want for my birthday is to spend the day at the spa. I’m turning 30 and I just want a day to myself. 30 is a monumental number for many women, as my mother has never turned a day over 29, so I find it odd that I’m about to embrace a number that she hasn’t yet. Now that I had my day at the spa, I feel like I have a new face.
I was asked to do a video review, but I think they were as nervous about a video of the entire procedure as I was. So I took some video of the inside of their spa. Here is a look inside Advanced Skin Care and Body Solutions in downtown Bellevue WA.
I walked right in and was greeted by the receptionist and asked if I wanted any coffee or tea. They have a lovely Keurig machine that serves up the best single serve coffees.
I went back into my room and here are the lovely photos of the room and a before the facial photo of me.
Having a facial was quite a bit of fun. Not only did I have a facial but it was the Microdermabrasion facial. · $50 Microdermabrasion Anti-Aging Facial WITH Photo-rejuvenation and even though people say that it hurts, I didn’t think it hurt at all, it was more like a cat licking you than anything else. I think other people describe it as feeling like sandpaper rubbing against your skin but it’s not that rough. I found it to be pleasant.
Microdermabrasion is a mini procedure that involves the skin being "sandblasted" by aluminum oxide crystals, baking soda, salt or corn cob granules to remove the stratum corneum (top) layer of the skin; dead skin cells. Microdermabrasion also promotes the production of new cells in the basal (deepest) layer of the dermis. Microdermabrasion may not give everyone the same results, but it is a nice treat and requires no down time. Microdermabrasion thoroughly cleans pores and hinders future breaks outs if used on a regular basis. Microdermabrasion also stimulates collagen networking to even out skin texture and appearance.
A series of microdermabrasion treatments can help reduce the look of fine lines and superficial wrinkles, remove thickened skin areas due to the impact of environmental factors and reduce the appearance of blemishes caused by sun damage. Additionally, microdermabrasion can reduce the appearance of open pores by unclogging sebum (oil) build-up and eliminate white and black heads.
I have huge pores and they fill up with dirt quite easily. Advanced Skin and Body Solutions recommends that I wash my face with a Clarisonic every day and more microdermabrasion to help minimize the look of my pores. I am thankful to SpaWeek who hooked me up with Advanced Skin and Body Solutions. It was a great treat for a busy do-it-all mom. They were quite knowledgeable and answered all of my questions, I think the next treatment I might try would be the weight loss heat wrap.
The Sudatonic System is known for it’s 3 step program: 1) Proprietary Blended Creams, 2) Advanced Cellulite Massage Technique – DermaContour™, and 3) FAR Infrared Heat (FIR). The combination of these 3 steps enable the Sudatonic System to stand out among other body treatments available. The Sudatonic System has been called an Advanced Body Wrap or Cellulite Massage by technicians… and Heaven on Earth by clients. So, whatever you need to call it, it is amazing!