AUG 2017

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M e l a s m a A c n e R o s a c e a R e p ê c h a g e H y d r a M e d i c A s t r i n g e n t P C A S k i n I n t e n s i v e B r i g h t e n i n g T r e a t m e n t [ 50 ] • # dayspamagazine • august 2017 therapy sessions 5 Melasma Depigmentation Treatment (65 min./$165) KUR Skin Lab in New York City Steps: This customized service aims to control some of the underlying causes of hyperpigmentation and even out the complexion based on skin type and ethnicity. It typically involves therapeutic masks, treatment serum infusions, retinols and chemical peels. "We tailor peeling solutions to address a wide variety of concerns," says spa director Kevin Oh. "Alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, trichloroacetic acid and retinoids are strategically formulated to treat conditions such as melasma by exfoliating and lifting pigmentation." Standout Soothers: Clients with melasma are advised to use retail products from PCA Skin, including the brand's Pigment Bar, Pigment Gel and Intensive Brightening Treatment: 0.5% Pure Retinol Night. Actives that prevent melanin production include hydroquinone, kojic acid, licorice extract and arbutin. Spa-cifi c Strategy: In addition to encouraging client referrals, KUR markets these services through its website, Google, Yelp and Facebook. The spa uses low-dose, progressive approaches, and clients appreciate the eff ective, predictable outcomes—without the downtime typically associated with chemical peels. "A common misconception is that more is better, especially when it comes to skincare solutions," says Oh. "But overly aggressive treatments and products can cause irritation and infl ammation, which worsen rather than improve skin disorders." © GETTY IMAGES 5 Acne 5 Rosacea Hydra Medic Facial (75 min./$ ) Oasis Day Spa in South Weymouth, Massachusetts Steps: Utilizing the Repêchage Hydra Medic Line, this service consists of seven steps to treat acne and acneic rosacea. After cleansing with a foaming wash, a serum is applied to aff ected areas. A series of three masks—the Desincrustation Mask, Sea Mud Perfecting Mask and 3 Part Calming Mask—helps remove impurities and calm the skin; following a mattifying moisturizer, the therapist performs a high frequency treatment for three minutes. "We often see clients who have used aggressive cosmeceuticals and continue to suff er from acne," says owner Julie Mahoney. "This healing facial and the recommended home care (which includes a face wash, astringent, serum and moisturizer) help reduce the infl ammation and dramatically promote healing." Standout Soothers: The Hydra Medic line relieves irritated skin with anti-infl ammatory ingredients such as an antioxidant tea blend, spirulina, zinc, salicylic acid and the brand's proprietary Porphyridium Complex, which regulates sebaceous retention and increases hydration. Spa-cifi c Strategy: To maximize treatment results, Mahoney addresses her clients' overall health. "Diet, stress, medications and hormones can cause intrinsic infl ammation of the gut, which aff ects the organs," she explains. "We educate guests about the role that infl ammation plays in acne, and we've partnered with a nutritional kinesiologist in order to properly advise them about changes they can make to reduce that response." Repêchage Hydra Medic Astringent PCA Skin Intensive Brightening Treatment "Overly aggressive treatments and products can cause irritation and infl ammation, which worsen rather than improve skin disorders."

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