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Facials & Dermaplane

   DERMAPLANE – For All Skin Types

One of the trendiest hair-removal options today is dermaplaning, which is performed using a scalpel to manually exfoliate dead skin cells from the face. “Dermaplaning is a physical exfoliation method that requires the use of a sterile surgical scalpel to gently shave the top layer of the skin, the stratum corneum, dead skin layer, and vellus hair, aka peach fuzz,”. This treatment results in ultra-smooth, fresh, and brighter skin. By removing that dead layer and hair from the face, the skin is evened out, and it helps with cell metabolism, which helps new skin come to the surface.” But is dermaplaning just a passing trend? Or is it a treatment worth investing in? Here are some pros and cons:

PROS:

  • It painlessly exfoliates the stratum corneum to stimulate cellular turnover with little to no downtime.
  • It is a great option for clients with sensitive skin and pregnant women who are looking for a deep exfoliation.
  • It can be performed prior to treatments like facials, laser, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels for better product penetration.
  • It can be performed frequently.
  • It helps makeup go on smoother and more evenly.
  • It can help significantly lighten postinflammatory scars from past acne.
  • It does not make the hair grow back thicker and darker.

CONS:

  • The results might not be as long-lasting as other hair-removal methods, such as waxing, as the hair is not removed from the root, but a much better experience. Laser hair removal does not smooth out skin or reduce light hair. Dermaplaning does both!
  • Results will differ depending on a client’s individual hair-growth cycle.
  • Not everyone is a candidate. Clients with active and cystic acne should avoid this type of hair removal, as it can cause further irritation. Also, it is contraindicated for clients with hirsutism, a condition of excessive male-pattern hair growth in women.

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        “GLOW” Signature Facial – Clear and Beautiful Skin

Our Signature GLOW facial delivers healthier, radiant skin. loosen blackheads & unclog pores. Incorporating our GLOW products or iS Clinical products, this signature facial includes a thorough cleansing, gentle exfoliation with an enzyme mask, extractions to remove impurities to top with complete hydration. The final mask of extracts and vitamins will replenish the skin.

One of Fredericksburg’s best face treatments, it offers complete skin rejuvenation in an hour. Great for a first time facial or maintenance within your skin care regimen.

  • Cleanse
  • Enzyme Mask – Papaya

Mask with a Mantra: Transform. This clarifying enzyme masque gently dissolves dead surface impurities allowing nourishing oils to penetrate, improving tone and elasticity of the skin.

  • Steam
  • Extractions if needed
  • Final Mask – Cranberry, Pomegranate Moisture Mask

This luxurious masque combines cranberry extract, a rich source of vitamins, minerals and flavonoids, combined with extracts of shea butter and sunflower seed oil to replenish the skin.  Followed By – Youth Eye Cream – ProHeal – Reparative Moisture Emulsion – SPF

*We also offer a Pumpkin Enzyme Mask if preferred. *Enzymes can be used once or twice a week.

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Exclusively at glowMD Laser MedSpa – Our new Carbon Laser Facial that gives your complexion a clear, smooth and radiant glow.

Carbon Laser Facials are a revolutionary, non-invasive, painless with virtually no-downtime procedure that helps rejuvenate the appearance of aging and damaged skin. It gently removes the top layer of skin, leaving an amazing glow with a vibrant, youthful complexion.

Also known as a China Doll Laser Facial, Hollywood Peel, Black Doll Laser Facial or Charcoal Black Doll Facial, this gentle procedure is safe on all skin types. It is a great way to get a quick skin refresher without the longer downtime associated with other laser procedures. It evens skin tone, reducing appearance of pigment, fine lines, and acne scars.

How it works.
We’ll apply a layer of liquid carbon to your face (or body), allowing it to penetrate deeply into your pores and let it dry. The carbon bonds with any debris that might be present, like dead skin cells, contaminants and oil.

We’ll then pass a laser across the surface of your skin. Because the laser light is super attracted to carbon particles, its energy and heat is absorbed by the carbon paste destroying the particles in your pores.

Light from the laser is attracted to the carbon. The carbon absorbs the light energy. The reaction causes a mini explosion. The explosion pushes the energy, in the form of heat, deep into the layers of the skin where elastin and collagen are activated and cells begin producing anew. Meanwhile, on the surface of the skin, as the explosion occurs the carbon is vaporized along with any dirt, oil or dead skin cells. There’s very little discomfort or pain. The sensation has been described as a mild tingling or very slight pinch.

Who can benefit from this treatment?

For those who want to combat the signs of aging, Carbon Laser Facials can rejuvenate your skin by:

  • Reducing the signs of premature aging
  • Improving skin integrity and radiance
  • Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
  • Increasing skin tone and texture
  • Stimulating collagen growth for firmer, plumper skin
  • Reducing oily skin or exfoliating dry skin
  • Erasing or fading yellow/brown pigmentation
  • Shrinking scars (must be young scars of a small diameter).

Which celebrities use them?

A-listers Kim Kardashian, who is also a fan of the vampire facial, is said to get a carbon laser facial. Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston, both exes of Brad Pitt, are reported to have them done.

Carbon Laser Facials are safe and effective for all types of acne and can:

  • Gently clear your pores to help reduce blackheads and whiteheads
  • Eliminates the need to extract comedones
  • Simultaneously targets acnebacteria and shrinks your sebaceous glands for reduced oil production, congestion and outbreaks
  • Decreases cyst size, papules and nodules

What can I expect?
Your skin will feel immediately smoother and look instantly refreshed. Better still, there’s zero downtime! You can return to your daily activities immediately following your treatment – your skin may appear slightly red but this should disappear within a few hours. We recommend you use SPF 30+ and avoid abrasive exfoliates or other invasive skin treatments for a few days.

How long do results last?
It will depend on the condition of your skin, your skin type and your lifestyle. You’ll probably notice results after a single treatment. However, for long-term results, we recommend regular treatments – 4-6 treatments are optimal, spaced 2-4 weeks apart.

Please note: If you’ve recently had dermal filler or toxin treatments, we’ll recommend you wait a minimum of 2 weeks before undergoing Carbon Laser Skin Rejuvenation.

Call us for a free assessment to see if the Carbon Facial is good for you! 540-371-7118

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Fire & Ice Red Carpet Facial by IS Clinical

The Fire and Ice Facial, by iS Clinical, is famous for its instant brightening, smoothing and tightening of the skin.  It’s also known as “The Red Carpet Facial” in Hollywood, for obvious reasons! This intensive clinical treatment is designed to resurface the skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and deep clean blocked pores. Serums and creams with aromas of warm cinnamon and cool peppermint compliment precise combinations of two professional treatment masks.

See the Fire & Ice Red Carpet Facial on The Doctors!

The facial begins with the “fire” which is an intensive resurfacing masque. The masque is clinically formulated with 18% unbuffered glycolic acid, lactic acid, citric acid, malic acid, retinol, vitamin B3 and potent antioxidants, including green tea extracts. It has a cinnamon scent and tingles a little on your face as it begins to work.

After the “fire” mask has completed its job, the “ice” is applied.  This is a rejuvenating mask designed to cool and soothe the skin. This intensively hydrating masque contains hyaluronic acid, aloe vera gel, Japanese green tea extracts, licorice extracts, grape seed extracts and rosemary extracts. The pampering part of the facial cools the initial “peel” and leaves the skin glowing.

The results of the Fire and Ice Facial?  The skin will feel tight and firm, and usually have a glow. The skin may have a mild redness following the treatment, but it is temporary. There should be no scaling or downtime. The Fire and Ice Facial may be repeated at four-week intervals for a series of 6 facials until the desired clinical effect is achieved.  With each additional treatment, you should see incremental gains in the overall appearance of the skin.

45 minute appointment

IS CLINICAL HARMONY FACIAL FOR CHALLENGED SKIN

A soothing and revitalizing facial that gently nourishes and restores your skin’s tone, clarity, resilience and glow. Using essential vitamins, potent antioxidants and curative hydrators, this facial promotes optimum circulation, energy and overall skin health. This facial is designed to gently awaken the sense whilst encouraging a restorative balance of harmony to the skin. The Harmony facial captures the essence of refreshing and therapeutic bio nutrients and brings forth vibrant energy and circulation. Powerful antioxidants, essential vitamins and low molecular weight penetrating hydrators restore optimum tone, glow and resilience to compromised and fatigued skin.

The Harmony Facial is designed to gently awaken the senses while encouraging a restorative balance of harmony to the skin while capturing the essence of refreshing and therapeutic bionutrients and circulation. Powerful antioxidants, essential vitamins and penetrating hydrators restore optimum tone, clarity and resilience to skin. The Harmony Facial gives a healthy glow to fatigued skin.

A relaxing and gentle treatment to soothe and nourish the skin when your wellness is compromised.

45 Minute Appointment

HONEY ENZYME FACIAL

This luxurious, exfoliating, hydrating facial enhances skin with gentle massage and soothing hydration. Effective for all skin types, each use leaves skin feeling as soft as it’s ever been. The result is a dramatically smoother, brighter and revitalized complexion with a noticeable glow.

45 Minute Appointment

EXFOLIATING CLEAR SKIN FACIAL

An advanced treatment application designed for gentle exfoliation with soothing and nourishing benefits for oily, congested, blemish-prone or otherwise problematic skin. This facial deep-cleanses, smoothes and polishes to minimize the appearance of enlarged pores, and provides soothing hydration, promoting the look of skin health.

50 Minute Appointment

Refresh Express Exfoliating / Hydrating Facial

For A Quick Pick Me Up! Deep Exfoliation- Intense Hydration!

Dry, dull looking skin can be annoying. Dead skin cells, pollution, and dirt that accumulate on the skin’s surface can obstruct moisturizer absorption, creating a wall that moisturizers can’t get through.  This results in undernourished and under-hydrated skin. Skin-plumping moisture comes from 3 sources: proper exfoliation, healthy collagen levels and highly-active hydrating serums that deeply permeate the skin.

TRI-ACTIVE EXFOLIANT

TRI-ACTIVE EXFOLIANT combines powerful botanical enzymes, salicylic acid and eco-friendly micro-beads which provide ideal physical and biochemical exfoliation. This transformative treatment product dramatically helps to smooth, brighten and soften your skin. … Safe and effective.

HYDRA-INTENSE COOLING MASK

Rich, luxurious cooling treatment that delivers extreme hydration. Full of Centella Asiatica, Resveratrol, Aloe, Rosemary and balanced with Hyaluronic Acid!  Intense Hydration! HYDRAINTENSIVE COOLING MASQUE is a rich, luxurious cooling treatment designed to reinvigorate, refresh and provide soothing hydration. … For skin that is irritated and sensitive (even after sunburn), this lightweight gel masque helps calm and quench dry skin with a cool burst of refreshment.

30 Minute Appointment