3 Must-Try Oxygenating Facial Treatments For A Spa Day
DMK Enzyme Treatment
It's been called the “‘Game of Thrones facial” and the “grandma facial.” Its real name is the DMK Enzyme Treatment, which during the process, gives skin a tight, cracked and wrinkled appearance. Administered at Linda Rae Skin Care—a DMK award-winning Paramedical Skin Care Clinic—the treatment (from $175) helps restore the health of skin.
Benefits: “We approach the skin from the inside out, getting it to function properly as it did when younger,” says owner Linda Rae. The enzyme treatment improves scarring and treats issues like rosacea and melasma.
How it works: An enzyme masque is applied, which stimulates the skin. “It also increases collagen production and clears out fluid of the cell and tissue with reverse osmosis and lymphatic draining,” Rae says. The masque then hardens and tightens; some can actually feel their face pulsating at this stage. After, the skin is bright, plump and hydrated. This effect is referred to as “plasmatic,” when the capillary network is visible on the skin's surface.
Linda Rae Skin Care, 800 E. Broward Blvd., Ste. 604; 954.260.3422; lindaraeskincare.com
Oxygen Rx Treatment
At Life Time Athletic's LifeSpa, pamper yourself with the Oxygen Rx Treatment (from $125), which Audrey Frendreis, senior spa manager, says helps to kill bacteria, lightens and brightens the skin, and promotes healing from within.
Benefits: It's ideal for all skin types, and it works wonders for clients with acne and those who have rosacea and sensitive skin. No downtime is needed, so you can resume your usual schedule and skin care routine the next morning. Plus, it's safe enough for weekly treatments.
How it works: A gel base is mixed together with a magnesium peroxide powder and is applied to the skin and worked in for a couple of minutes. An activator is then misted onto the face, which in turn converts the mixture into oxygen. You'll feel a bubbling sensation and warmth—the turning point in the treatment. Once massaged in again, an equalizer spray is used and facial extractions can take place. A citric acid spray is applied followed by vitamin C and a post-peel balm.
Life Time Athletic, 1499 Yamato Road, Boca Raton; 561.208.5900; lifetime.life
Tri-Lifting Glow Facial Treatment:
Experience three extraordinary benefits in one with the Tri-Lifting Glow Facial Treatment (from $259) that guarantees immediate results, offered at Anushka Spa, Salon & Cosmedical Centre.
Benefits: Patients will have soft, hydrated and lifted skin with diminished fine lines and wrinkles. It's the ultimate facial for a youthful glow and is great for those who have an upcoming event to attend.
How it works: The journey to a lifting facial takes 80-minutes and is broken into three phases. It begins with microdermabrasion to reveal fresh, untarnished skin. From there, a 30-minute microcurrent facial massage lifts the face using NuFACE microcurrent technology. It's followed by an oxygen-infused Intraceuticals serum custom-mixed for each client's specific skin needs. Infused oxygen helps to regenerate the skin cells. While it's being mixed, you'll also receive a collagen eye and lip mask to help moisturize the face's well-worked areas.
Anushka Spa, Salon & Cosmedical Centre, 701 S. Rosemary Ave., Ste. 200, West Palm Beach; 561.820.0500; anushkaspa.com
At-home light therapy
In between spa visits for facial treatments, make some time at home for light therapy with MZ Skin's LED Golden Facial Treatment Device. It can be programmed to five different kinds of lights to address numerous skin concerns. Red light stimulates collagen and elastin production while reducing inflammation; blue light balances and clarifies, reducing bacteria-causing acne; green light calms skin, reducing pigmentation and targeting capillaries and sunspots; yellow light reduces redness and boosts circulation; white light, also known as infrared light, penetrates the skin to promote wound healing and skin repair. Use two-to-three times a week for 20 minutes for best results. ($625; mzskin.com)