Spring is nearly upon us, which means that it is the perfect time to get rid of that dry winterized skin with a spring facial. Below is a look at five options to consider before booking an appointment.

Clear and Brilliant Laser Resurfacing

This is one of the newest and most advanced facials available on the market today. It uses targeted lasers, similar to those used in laser hair removal, to stimulate collagen production beneath the skin. It is ideally used on young skin that has just started to show signs of aging but it does have applications for every skin type. The skin is treated with a numbing agent to prevent any discomfort, but the procedure itself is not painful at all.

Triple Crown Microcurrent Facial

This is a unique facial treatment that allows you to sculpt your face without needing to plan a consultation or go under the knife. Like its name suggests, the treatment uses electrical currents to stimulate cellular growth. The difference is dramatic after just one session, though multiple repeated sessions are recommended to get the full effect. The facial itself is painless, and you may not even realize that it’s over until the dermatologist hands you a mirror.

Glycolic Peel Facial with Oxygen Burst

This is one of the tried and true traditional facials that many people swear by. It is formulated to rehydrate and repair winter damaged skin, while exfoliating and stimulating collagen production. The oxygen blasts are designed to puff up and smooth out the newly repaired skin, to provide that perfect springtime glow before the first buds have ever broken though the snow.

Scalp Treatments

It’s important for everyone to remember that your scalp is skin too and deserves a facial treatment just as much as your face does. A good exfoliating and cleansing treatment, followed by a moisture and protein masque for the hair itself can do wonders for those winter damaged follicles. A good start to the year when it comes to hair care can make it much easier to maintain, and everyone knows that in order to have healthy hair, you need a healthy scalp.


For those who don’t want to spend the time or the money to go to a spa or plan a visit to the dermatologist, there is always the do it yourself option. One recommendation is microderm abrasion treatment, which can be purchased for less than $30 at your local drug store. If you have sensitive skin or problems with heavy exfoliants, a peel might be a good alternative. Whatever you do, you want to make sure you get all of the dead winter skin off your face. Add an oxygen blast treatment to finish it up and you have the perfect do it yourself facial treatment.

Spring is the best time to start a new facial regiment. Not only is it the time of year most commonly associated with renewal and rebirth, but it is the perfect way to start the new season with a fantastic glow that will have the neighbors talking.

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