November is National Skin Awareness Month, which is a campaign that strives to educate and advise on healthy skincare regimens and product recommendations that ensure optimal skin health. Our pursuit of healthy skin lead us to one of the most popular spas in Los Angeles, OleHenriksen Face/Body Spa. Catering to the power players of Hollywood since 1975, the OleHenriksen Face/Body Spa is the force behind much of the beautiful and glowing skin seen on and off the big screen. The spa recently launched a series of new Skin Rejuvenation Face and Body Treatments that utilize light heat and energy technology. I know what you’re thinking…light sabers to my face, sounds painful. Not at all, my experience and results were unbelievable!
Like a ruby hidden in a treasure chest, OleHenriksen Face/Body Spa is tucked away on Sunset Blvd like a safe house for those in need of a retreat. Upon arrival, I was provided an opportunity to decompress in a serenity room and obtain further insight about the treatment from the President and Owner of the OleHenriksen Face/Body Spa, Vance Soto.
VS: Light heat energy is a great technology that provides immediate results. This technology allows us to provide you with a quick lunch time “pick me up” that you notice right away. It’s affordable and appeals to all skin types.
TDD: What’s the process of the treatment?
VS: We would first cleanse the skin because it has to be completely dry for the Micro Photo Treatment. Then the Esthetician would use the equipment to do two passes in each area with up to 10 pulses in each area. However, we operate on the side of caution to determine how many pulses your skin requires. It’s an incredibly fast treatment that can be an amazing facial compliment or a lunch time stand alone.
TDD: What results should I expect to see today?
VS: One thing you will notice right away is the tautness and the tightness of your skin. When you wake up tomorrow you will feel it even more. It’s really immediate! It’s amazing how far technology has come that you don’t need a laser or aggressive procedures. This requires no downtime but feels like a mini facelift in under 20 minutes.
TDD: How often can someone get this done?
VS: Twice a week, there are no adverse reactions or anything to worry about. It’s truly a phenomenal piece of equipment.
Shortly after my informative chat with Vance, I was lead into a cozy room to receive the Light Energy Face Treatment, which required that I have my skin cleansed, hydrated and exfoliated. My superior Esthetician covered my eyes before moving her illuminated wand over various areas of my face. By pulsating heat and light across the face, the heat that follows the light pulse coagulates the skin cells and triggers a healing process. Melanin is broken down and collagen is produced by targeting the dermal-epidermal skin layers, resulting in a clearer, smoother and younger looking complexion. My treatment was so painless that I had no idea when she started or stopped the process. My treatment lasted 30 minutes and finished with a relaxing copper cooling mask and specialized serum. My skin was noticeable tighter at the completion of my treatment and I could not stop caressing my face, which felt like silk underneath my fingertips.
The good news is that there are other treatments that combine the luxurious setting of the Spa with cutting edge superior light and heat technology, with no downtime required.
The Skin Rejuvenation Face and Body Treatment can be used to significantly improve hyper-pigmentation, vascular lesions, rosacea, acne, fine lines, wrinkles and overall skin tone and clarity, plus hair removal for the face and body. The treatment process stimulates skin cell turnover on the face, neck, arms, legs and buttocks to combat skin degradations and imperfections for beautifully flawless skin from head to toe.
The Micro Photo Face Treatment incorporates the same technology and techniques as the Light Energy Face and Body Treatment, but with a less intensive approach. This treatment is the ideal stepping stone from traditional spa facials to the superior results of the Skin Rejuvenation Face and Body Treatment. After one Micro Face and Body Treatment, skin is visibly tightened, wrinkles are reduced, broken capillaries are diminished, skin texture and clarity is significantly improved.
A perfect “pick me up” for the holiday season, OleHenriksen Skin Rejuvenation Face and Body Treatments are sure to provide you with a youthful appearance but most importantly, healthy skin.