Skin Spa at The Aesthetic Surgery Center is a specialty spa designed to provide the most therapeutic services and skin care products available. Physician-strength products and services have been developed based on the most current medical research, data and results – and then artistically balanced for client satisfaction.
At Skin Spa, we strive to consider each individuals concerns and goals. We’ve created a warm and inviting environment where you can be renewed and rejuvenated by the many services offered.
Our licensed Aestheticians take great care in ensuring that your service is customized and focused on your specific skin care needs, while using the highest quality products.
Skin Spa Procedure Menu
In our Skin Spa, a LED Skin Scope enables our aestheticians to evaluate your skin using Ultraviolet (UV) light. When UV light is applied to the skin, the skin reflects the UV light as visible light (flourescence). This visible light has different colors based on the condition of the skin.
For example, clumps of melanin in the skin are visualized as dark spots, oily skin is seen as a yellow color, dry flaky skin is visualized as a white color, dehydrated skin is seen as darker shades of blue. Based on the findings, our aestheticians can recommend an appropriate skin care regimen and Skin Spa treatments (such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, hydrating facials, etc…). Results are most accurate if your skin is make-up free and there is no sunscreen on your skin.
Microdermabrasion is a treatment that has been offered for several years at our practice. It is an effective and simple form of mechanical exfoliation, in which aluminum oxide crystals are used to remove the outer layer of dead or damaged skin cells, revealing more youthful skin. Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive treatment designed to improve the overall texture, tone and clarity of the skin while restoring the skin’s elasticity. The repeated process of exfoliation stimulates an increased level of collagen and elastin, which improves your skin’s appearance. All skin types benefit from microdermabrasion, which can improve the appearance of fine lines, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, chicken pox scars, brown spots, large pores and other skin imperfections.
While the crystal form of microdermabrasion offered at our practice remains the gold standard, the Megapeel EX Gold series device enables our aestheticians to perform crystal-free microdermabrasion with a diamond hand piece. This is well suited for sensitive, fragile skin because the exfoliation is less aggressive and more gentle. Our aestheticians will help guide you as to which microdermabrasion technique is most appropriate for your skin type.
ThermiSmooth™ is a procedure performed by our licensed aestheticians at the Aesthetic Surgery Center (along with Thermitight), utilizing the ThermiRF™ Radiofrequency skin tightening technology. During a series of 4 weekly sessions, a temperature regulated probe is applied externally to the skin in order to heat the skin to the desired level (42-44°C). Heating of the skin to this temperature induces skin tightening by collagen contraction and remodeling, as well as long term stimulation of collagen production. Results are seen 2 to 12 months after the series of 4 treatments. The most commonly treated areas are the upper and lower eyelids to tighten the skin and improve fine lines, the mouth area to improve lip lines, and crepy skin along the neck. The Aesthetic Surgery Center is proud to be the first to offer this exciting new technology in the Naples and Fort Myers area.
Micro-needling is a minimally invasive skin-rejuvenation procedure that involves the use of a device that contains fine needles. The needles are used to puncture the skin to create a controlled skin injury. Each puncture creates a channel that triggers the body to fill these microscopic wounds by producing new collagen and elastin. Through this process, there is improvement in skin texture and firmness, as well as reduction in scars, pore size, and stretch marks. Micro-needling is a safe, chemical-free method that triggers new collagen with advanced serums used with the process.
How many sessions will it take to see a difference?
- The number of needling sessions depends on the individual skin condition.
- Three or four treatments may be recommended for mild to moderate acne scarring, whereas deeper scars and stretch marks may require upward of five treatments.
- An interval of 3 to 4 weeks between treatments is typically recommended.
- After receiving desired results, maintenance is recommended once a year.
Why get professional micro-needling? (Machine based micro-needling by a licensed aesthetician vs. self applied derma roller at home)
- The fear of going too deep at home could cause more damage than good. Alternatively, treatment that is not deep enough will not achieve any results.
- Using the derma roller too often at home could prevent the skin cells from regenerating.
- If performed at home in an unsanitary area, this could result in infection and causing more damage and possible scarring.
- Rollers create a V type hole (see image) where the needle goes in and comes out at an angle. This can lead to tearing and broader openings than necessary. The machine pens create a straight linear opening in the skin. There is less tearing with the machine and the goal of collagen stimulation is achieved without excess trauma to the skin.
Body Rejuvenation Treatments – The TAJ Body Mask
Body Rejuvenation Treatments
Skin treatments for the body can help to restore a youthful, smooth complexion to your arms, legs, and torso. All too often, skin on the body can lose its healthy glow and can benefit from enhanced cell turnover and moisturization. At the Aesthetic Surgery Center, our aestheticians will perform a Himalayan Crystal Salt Glow first, which will exfoliate and remove any dry, dead skin. This is then followed by a Gemstone Clay Body Mask, in which the clay mud helps with skin hydration, detoxification, and rejuvenation. Both of these treatments are coupled with hot gemstone therapy using the TAJ mat (see information below).
Himalayan Crystal Salt Glow offers the ultimate in body exfoliation. In addition to the many benefits of Himalayan salt, the exfoliating action of this body treatment has a wonderfully revitalizing effect on the skin.
Himalayan bath salt is known to encourage circulation, hydrate, increase moisture retention, and help alleviate dry, scaling, irritated skin.
Gemstone Clay Body Mask provides a truly unique body treatment. Its green gemstone clay coms from a remote mountainside on the pristine west coast of Vancouver Island. It is rich in minerals, rare earths, and gemstone material and supplemented with the potent energetic qualities of tourmaline, which also removes negativity.
Details about the TAJ Mat:
Enhances your local circulation and relaxes your muscles and joints. The TAJ MAT uses Hot Gemstones, Far Infrared, Negative Ions, Photon Lights, and PEMF.
TAJ stands for Tourmaline, Amethyst, and Jade.
Believed to promote inspiration and happiness, reduce fear, and build self-confidence.
A natural tranquilizer, which relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, fear, and anxiety, alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity.
Believed to have healing properties that help balance bodily fluids and the body’s filtering organs, like the kidneys, bladder, spleen, and adrenal glands, by removing toxins.
Natural gemstones create a natural healing experience, releasing far- infrared rays and negative ions when heated. They can also impact pressure points to release tension in the body.
Far – Infrared
Far – Infrared Rays penetrate deep into the body, promoting temporary relief from stiffness and joint pain, while elevating muscle relaxation.
Negative ions are naturally emitted from gemstones. They can improve your mood and increase oxygen flow to the brain.
Photon Lights are visible red lights that reach just below the surface of your skin, penetrating the skin on a cellular level. Photon light therapy helps with skin rejuvenation and improves your overall level of wellness.
Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field (PEMF) therapy helps stimulate cells to help resolve cellular dysfunction and to support overall wellness. PEMF supplies the body with much needed magnetic fields, bypassing the electrical pollution that affects our bodies on a daily basis.
Benefits of the TAJ Body Mask
- Improves circulation, hydration, and moisture retention.
- Alleviates dry, scaling, irritated skin.
- Relaxes muscles and joints.
- Releases tension in the body.
- Improves oxygen levels and overall wellness.
The TAJ Body Mask treatment is not suitable for:
- Pregnant or nursing women
- Those who have a pacemaker or defibrillator
- Those with a history of heart disease, hypertension (unless approved by your physician, vascular disease, deep vein thrombosis, or multiple sclerosis)
- Claustrophobic individuals