Looking to restore your youthful glow? Perhaps your skin isn’t as naturally tight or smooth as it was before, but that doesn’t mean you need to settle for flat or sagging skin. The key to achieving full, youthful-looking skin is retaining your facial volume. At Glo Skin Spa, we accomplish this for our clients with our state-of-the-art JUVÉDERM facial fillers, and sustain those results with premium skincare products like SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator.
How Do Facial Fillers Work?
Fillers transform your face by adding volume which gives you a refreshed look. Fillers work their magic with the use of hyaluronic acid, which is a chemical naturally produced in the body. This acid helps attract and hold in moisture, keeping the skin looking healthy, soft and plump.
JUVÉDERM fillers can be utilized for:
- Adding volume to the cheeks and counters
- Revitalizing and adding fullness to lips
- Reducing the appearance of vertical lip lines or nasolabial folds
- Smoothing perioral lines around the nose and mouth
A typical treatment takes about 45 minutes from start to finish, and the results can last between nine months and a year.
What’s really amazing about JUVÉDERM is how little filler it actually takes to get amazing results.
SkinMedica HA5 Hydrating Formula
An important component of maintaining that refreshed look after a filler session is to hydrate the skin. The HA5 Hydrating Formula is the perfect companion piece to JUVÉDERM facial fillers. HA5 is a topical cream also containing hyaluronic acid. HA5 Hydrating Formula also improves skin texture, smooths fine lines and winkles, and reduces skin roughness.
A combination of JUVÉDERM fillers and the HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator is an excellent way to maintain soft, full, and vivacious skin from within! If you’re ready to add volume back to your face, contact us below to schedule an appointment with our of our licensed practitioners.
Flip Flops ✓
Your flight is booked, your bag is packed, and you’re ready to have an amazing Spring Break. At Glo Skin Spa, we want to ensure that you’re spending your break enjoying yourself, not wasting time attending to your beauty regimen. Feel secure at the beach with smooth legs and body from our lasting laser hair removal services, and protect your skin with our premium sunscreen choices.
Remove Unwanted Body Hair with Laser Hair Removal
Tired of shaving, trimming, plucking, and waxing? Forever Bare BBL laser hair removal is here for you at Glo Skin Spa. Stop wasting time with temporary solutions and remove that hair permanently! With Forever Bare BBL technology, your skin will be smooth and Spring Break ready. This procedure is best for eliminating hair in areas such as the face, legs, arms, and bikini line.
While temporary solutions can leave you with stubble, ingrown hair, cuts, and razor burn, the Forever Bare hair removal method will leave you with silky smooth results. Forever Bare BBL uses a technology called IPL or intense pulsed light. This is different than more traditional laser hair removal methods as it uses broad-spectrum light that pulses instead of a focused laser. This is beneficial because the light energy is administered in multiple bursts instead of all at once which raises the temperature of the hair follicle gradually and reduces pain and discomfort during the procedure.
The heat damages the hair follicle which reduces hair thickness, slows its growth, and even prevents growth permanently although this may take several treatments. For your comfort, Forever Bare BBL features a cooled sapphire plate that provides continuous cooling to keep the skin refreshed during treatment. Laser hair removal usually takes around three treatments for complete results, but many see results after the first treatment.
So, instead of scheduling a wax session or packing your razor–set up your appointments with Glo Skin Spa and let’s see how we can help you achieve soft sleek skin that lasts.
Shield Your Skin from Harmful UV Rays
Protecting your skin from damage isn’t just important during Spring Break — it’s critical that you do it every day. Exposure to the sun adds up, and if you’re not using the proper sunscreen you’re putting yourself at a greater risk for skin cancer.
But skin cancer isn’t your only worry. UV rays speed up the aging of the skin as they damage collagen and connective tissue. Skin damage comes in many forms: wrinkles, age spots, uneven skin tones, and actinic keratosis (scaly patches on the skin).
Even if you have previous sun damage, it’s never too late to start protecting your skin. The more damage your skin sustains, the more likely you are to suffer from cancerous lesions and a faster aging process of the skin.
Before you head out for Spring Break, be sure to stop in and check out the products that we have to offer that will keep your skin healthy, youthful, and protected.
If you follow social media, you’ve likely heard about vampire facials. If so, you’ve probably heard a lot of hype, myths and misinformation along with the facts. Not sure what to believe? Let’s separate the facts from the fiction.
Let’s begin with the proper name for this procedure: a platelet-rich plasma facial or PRP facial for short. Platelet-rich plasma is used in a number of procedures because platelets are infused with your own natural growth factors, which regenerate the body’s tissues. That’s why we offer PRP facials at Glo Skin Spa. Who wouldn’t want to rejuvenate their appearance?
How it works
Your own blood is used to create the platelet-rich plasma for your PRP facial. A small amount of your blood will be drawn in the usual way, by a trained professional. No one will bite you on the neck!
Your blood is then placed in a centrifuge unit and spun to separate the red blood cells from the plasma and to isolate the platelets along with their growth factors. This platelet-rich plasma can be utilized in a few ways. Our certified professionals will spread PRP and then micro-needle it into the face. Microneedling is done by using a small instrument that looks like a pen, with twelve 32-gauge sterile needles. The feeling is little more than receiving a series of pinpricks. Another way PRP can promote collagen is to be injected directly into specific areas in the skin for firmness and fullness.
What it does
Platelet-rich plasma activates collagen production and increases blood flow, which results in firmer, glowing skin. When injected into specific areas of the face, platelet-rich plasma reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and results in a vibrant, youthful appearance.
Who can have a PRP?
If you hope to reduce volume loss, fine lines, and textural changes in your skin, you’re a good candidate for this procedure. If you’re looking for a natural approach to adding volume to your face, you’ll find a this facial appealing. Anyone wanting to treat or reduce fine lines would benefit from this procedure, regardless of age.
How safe is a PRP?
Very few contraindications are associated with PRP facials. Because your own blood is used to prepare the platelet-rich plasma, the risk of disease transmission, allergic reactions, toxicity or rejection is precluded.
Who should avoid a PRP?
Because your blood will be drawn for this procedure, we recommend that you not undergo a PRP facial if any of these conditions describe you:
- You take Warfarin.
- You have a hematological disorder or concurrent infections.
- You are being treated with Accutane.
- You have immunosuppression.
- You are undergoing chemotherapy.
- You suffer from a poorly managed chronic medical condition.
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
At Glo Skin Spa, when it comes to your health and safety, we prefer to err on the side of caution. Although PRP facials offer fabulous benefits, there are other facials and products available for those of you who are currently living with any of these conditions.
Does it hurt?
If you’ve seen photos, you might be misled about just how painful a PRP for your face is. Yes, in the early days of this procedure, your face could look downright ghoulish! But PRP procedures have evolved. Most clients report that on a scale of one (little pain) to ten, a PRP facial rates a one. You won’t look so pretty at first, but the procedure is easily tolerated in regard to pain.
And frankly, you needn’t worry about looking like a vampire after your procedure. Those images of bloody-looking faces are also from the early days of PRP. What can you expect in terms of your appearance for the first two or three days? Expect puffiness along with redness that resembles sunburn. You absolutely won’t look like a bloody mess.
So no, you don’t have to suffer to be beautiful. Three days of downtime is followed by “wow!”
During your downtime, it’s best to avoid anything that could irritate your skin. If you go out in the sun, do protect your vulnerable skin with sunscreen. It’s also best to avoid makeup for the first 24 hours following PRP facial. A complementary after-care kit will be sent home with each new PRP client following their first procedure, along with after-care instructions.
Cheating the aging process
No, a vampire facial won’t make you immortal, but it will help you look younger. With Valentine’s Day coming up, we want you to look your radiant best. That’s why our PRP facial is on sale during February. Now is the time to schedule your appointment!
So is a PRP facial cheating? No worries! We’ll keep your secret and let your friends keep guessing why you look so vibrant!
You take care of everyone, let us take care of you! Make this your 2019 resolution: to purchase a VIP membership at Glo Skin Spa. Is there a fresher way to start a new year than to start it with Glo Skin Spa? We don’t think so. And we think you’ll agree once you know what a VIP Membership provides for you.
Our Glo VIP membership starts on January 1, 2019. The sooner you join, the sooner you’ll start feeling pampered. Your $200 membership fee unlocks a year’s worth of advantages for your skin
So here are the advantages you’ll receive with your Glo VIP membership:
When less is more
Who doesn’t love it when your favorite services or products go on sale? You could wait for special promotions. Or you could receive 10% off all items and services all the time with a VIP membership! Which services are on your must-have list? Are you hooked on our Hydrafacial? Just imagine getting 10% off every time you come to Glo Skin Spa!
Perhaps you love the long-lasting results of our laser treatments. Maybe you rely on our staff’s medical expertise in providing injections. They also make sure your chemical peel is best suited to your skin type. Whatever your favorite treatment is you’ll receive it for less! That’s how we treat our VIP members.
Now imagine visiting our Glotique and receiving 10% off every item you purchase! Your SkinMedica regimen now costs 10% less. With your savings on what you use every day, you can now splurge on the jewelry or yoga wear we carry in the Glotique because it’s also 10% off. Our Glo VIP membership just keeps getting better!
Here at Glo Skin Spa, you won’t be disappointed by a “no other discount can be applied” rule in the fine print. Of course, our Glo VIPs can combine promotional offers! We would never slap your wrist for double-dipping! When we have a regular sale at 10% off, you’ll also receive your usual 10% off. That’s 20% off! Now that’s VIP treatment!
Special, not spam
You know how annoying email lists can be. Businesses bombard you daily with messages. After a week, you’re ready to unsubscribe! You simply want to be left alone.
You won’t feel that way about Glo Skin Spa’s VIP special membership email list. It’s exclusive to VIP members for special promotions and events. It’s news you’ll want to hear about! And did we mention it’s exclusive? When we say “exclusive,” we mean it!
Have you quit counting the candles on your birthday cake? We can’t do anything to decrease the number of years you’ve lived, but we can change how you feel when you look in the mirror. That’s because each VIP member will receive a free chemical peel in your birthday month!
We know that this is a birthday gift you’ll appreciate! Just because you’re a year older, you don’t have to show it. Schedule your chemical peel on your birthday as a gift to yourself or come in a few days early if you have special plans for your big day. You’ll look your glowing best for it!
Renew on day one
Of course you can join our VIP membership whenever you like, but keep in mind that all memberships renew at the beginning of the calendar year. You could enroll for VIP membership in March, and you’ll still have most of the year to enjoy all the benefits. It’s better to sign up in March than to wait for nine months to become a VIP! But why delay? Give yourself a whole year of you! Join in January!
Sign up now
Most New Year’s resolutions involve a “no pain no gain” mentality. It’s no wonder most people abandon their resolutions before January is over! But you’ll love the way your VIP Membership at Glo Skin Spa pampers you.
Now that you also know what a bargain VIP membership is, take a moment to sign up. It’s one of the best ways you can invest in yourself. This is a resolution you’ll want to keep all year long! So indulge!
Have you hesitated to undergo laser treatments for your skin?
What has worried you the most? Downtime? Harshness?
That the treatment won’t live up to its claims?
When you understand the benefits of Clear + Brilliant, you won’t worry any longer.
What is Clear + Brilliant?
Clear + Brilliant is a non-invasive laser system that uses optical tracking to ensure that your treatment is applied evenly. This gentle fractional laser technology results in skin with a uniform appearance. Clear + Brilliant concentrates on the upper layer of the skin, replacing damaged skin with healthy tissue, leaving your skin looking more youthful.
Many clients notice a difference within a week or two of their first treatment. You’ll experience even more improvement over time with additional treatments. Most clients report visible improvements after 4 to 6 treatments. You decide the number and frequency of treatments with Glo Skin Spa.
The benefits of Clear + Brilliant are clear and brilliant!
Whether you’re seeking to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, minimize pores, or regain a youthful glow, Clear + Brilliant can address your issue.
- Clear + Brilliant loves all skin types. This process truly has something to offer everyone. The technology allows a trained skin care provider to customize the treatment based on your age, the condition of your skin, and your skin care regimen. Your treatment will be as unique as you.
- Clear + Brilliant helps keep skin looking its youthful best. A clinical study confirms that Clear + Brilliant delivers improved appearance in four key ways:
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines;
- Reduces the appearance of pores;
- Improves skin tone and texture, leaving your skin feeling soft and supple;
- And overall improvement in your skin’s appearance, giving you a radiant, youthful glow.
- Clear + Brilliant can prevent the visible signs of aging. Treatments are effective in repairing damage to your skin, but Clear + Brilliant is also effective as a preventative measure. Don’t wait for the signs of aging to be evident. Delay the appearance of aging before it begins to show.
- Clear + Brilliant addresses the overall effects time and the environment have on the skin. Aging can take its toll, but so can the environment. Your skin is not immune to UV rays, the cold and dry conditions of winter, or the impact of air pollutants, regardless of your age.
- Clear + Brilliant can be done any time of year. Your skin can suffer damage any time during the year, so you want a treatment that knows no season. Clear + Brilliant treatments are safe and effective all throughout the year.
- Clear + Brilliant has minimal social down time. The procedure itself generally takes 15 to 20 minutes and lasts no more than 30 minutes. Your recovery time is negligible. You won’t need to put your social life on hold after a treatment.
What to expect from the process
Before your first treatment, you’ll begin with a consultation. Even though treatments are generally suited for all skin types and all ages, Clear + Brilliant recommends that you discuss the procedure with a licensed health care professional to ensure that it’s right for you. Glo Skin Spa offers both Standard and Premea treatments so you can receive the proper laser depth for your needs.
Here’s the step-by-step process:
- A complete session should take approximately 30 minutes.
- You might receive an application of a topical numbing cream to minimize any discomfort.
- Your skin care professional gently guides the Clear + Brilliant hand piece across the target area. This part of the treatment generally lasts 15 to 20 minutes.
- You might also receive a topical antioxidant serum after your treatment or a biocellulose masque, depending upon your needs.
Because Clear + Brilliant is a gentle laser treatment, it’s possible to have the procedure done monthly. It’s completely up to you whether you want treatments to be part of your regular skin care regimen.
We encourage you to visit the Clear + Brilliant website to learn more about the benefits of this treatment. When you do, you’ll discover that Glo Skin Spa is the only location listed to provide this treatment in Midland. Clear + Brilliant wants you to feel assured that only trained professionals provide this service.
Now that you have the facts, call Glo Skin Spa for a consultation.
Wish you had plumper lips? Don’t we all! Fortunately, there’s a way to achieve this through dermal fillers. Juvéderm for lips is an especially great product to achieve the natural look you desire with very little filler added!
Lip Filler 101: What is it?
People seek lip filler treatments because they have thin lips and want a fuller appearance. They might also have vertical lip lines that are noticeable.
Lip filler is used for lip augmentation and for minimizing vertical lip lines. Lip fillers, like Juvéderm for lips, are a great way to boost your skin’s elasticity and plump up the volume to achieve a more youthful look.
Most lip-filling products are hyaluronic acid (HA) based. Juvéderm’s smooth-consistency gel for lips contains 90% HA. To achieve desired results, a minimal and precise amount of the HA-based gel is injected beneath the skin by a certified professional.
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring sugar found in your body that delivers nutrients to the skin. Specifically, HA helps the skin retain moisture and softness while adding volume.
Since HA is already found in your body, it is generally well tolerated by the body when injected. HA naturally degrades over time as it is absorbed into the body.
Because it is a trusted product, glō Skin Spa confidently features Juvederm for lips.
Juvéderm is an FDA approved injectable gel that is injected directly into the lips. It will augment the lips, producing a fuller appearance and reducing vertical lip lines. Juvéderm is the #1 selling dermal filler product in the world.
Juvéderm for lips offers two formulations:
- Juvéderm® Ultra XC
Adds more fullness and plumps thin lips.
- Juvéderm Volbella® XC
Tailored to add subtle volume to the lips and smooth the appearance of vertical lip lines.
Less is more: You only need a little!
Coco Chanel didn’t just have a point about fashion. “Less is more” is sound advice when applied to how much lip filler to inject. It only takes a small amount of filler to get great results.
How much lip filler?
The amount of filler needed to achieve the natural look in a full set of lips differs from person to person. The amount depends on:
- Your age
- Lip size
- Amount of skin looseness
- Your aesthetic goals
Generally, however, one milliliter of lip filler provides a natural look. A milliliter is less than one teaspoon
After a 1-mL treatment of Juvéderm, lips look fuller but still natural. A 2-mL treatment makes the lips look fuller than what looks natural.
Bonus benefit! Another benefit of the lip filler treatment is that lines around the lips are less noticeable.
Key reasons to get a Juvederm lip treatment:
- Adds volume and a refreshed look to your lips
- Softens the appearance of vertical lip lines
- Most filler treatments take 30 minutes or less
- Results can last nine months to a year
- Juvéderm Volbella XC is a 2017 Allure Best of Beauty Breakthrough Award Recipient
Procedure performed by an experienced health professional
At glō Skin Spa, we are lucky to have an experienced Master Injector who is celebrated in her field: Salena Dodman, RN, BSN. Salena possesses extensive experience with Juvéderm for lips specifically.
Salena Dodman, RN, BSN Aesthetics Nurse, Master Injector
Salena earned her degree in nursing from Saginaw Valley State University in 2001. After starting her career at MidMichigan Medical Center, she has clocked numerous hours of training and earned certifications in a variety of nonsurgical treatments. With several thousand patient treatments since 2007, Salena is one of the most experienced injectors in the country. She specializes in Botox and injectable dermal fillers, including Juvéderm.
Are ready to achieve the look you desire, look younger, and feel more confident? glō Skin Spa provides a variety of professional skincare services. Enjoy an inviting, relaxing, and luxurious setting – and leave with beautiful, luminous skin!
Contact us or call us at (989) 465-7721 to learn more information about Juvéderm for lips, schedule a free consultation, or set up an appointment today!
Collagen Builder through Microneedling
Microneedling is Collagen Induction Therapy. Glo Skin Spa uses the most effective therapeutic device called microneedling device, or Rejuvapen. This is a device that uses tiny needles to puncture the skin to help build collagen.
How does it work?
Ever burn your arm or hand from cooking? After the pain goes away, you probably noticed new skin emerging from beneath the burned skin. It looks like the old skin, but most likely more plump and rejuvenated. This is because when skin is damaged, whether by accident or on purpose (i.e., microneedling), the new skin emerging underneath is healing, additionally, forcing the body and skin to produce new collagen. Collagen can be found in the skin, bones, cartilage, tendons, blood vessels, etc. As early as the age of 30, our production of collagen is reduced, which is the reason we are all on the quest to replace it!
Skin Types Treated
Most skin types are candidates for microneedling. Typically, we see the best results with all type of skin
In addition to the entire face, microneedling is also done on the neck, decollete, hands, and any other areas that may have scaring or collagen loss. Our experts at Glo will deliberately numb the areas prior to treatment. For those that suffer from scarring or pigmentation, microneedling can be very effective. Depending on the severity, results can be visible after the first treatment. Typically, it will take a few treatments to see the visible benefits.
No makeup and wash with cool water and a mild cleanser for the first 24 hours post microneedling procedure. The redness typically subsides in 2-4 days then normal face cleansing routine can be done.
Why Micorneedling is Different at Glo
At Glo, we use a combination of three essential ingredients, which provide the best collagen-building results. We combine growth factors, peptides and hyaluronic acid serum which is spread onto the face prior to the (Rejuvapen) micro needling procedure. When the tiny needles break the surface of the skin, this allows the growth factors, peptides and hyaluronic acid to penetrate deeper into the skin for a better result, therefore increasing the collagen rebuild of the skin.
Please feel free to give us a call to schedule an appointment or consultation today! 989-465-7721.
Makeup by Jane Iredale
Friday, May 11, 2018
10AM – 1PM
Glo Skin Spa 6225 Jefferson Ave., Midland, MI 48640
Our makeup professionals will be offering a free afternoon of makeup education; discussing new trends, teaching application tips and tricks and answering any questions about makeup that you may have. This is the perfect chance to grab a gift card for the mom in your life or treat yourself to new makeup from Jane Iredale!
All makeup will be 20% off and we will be featuring limited edition spring items!
Light lunch will be provided to all attending. We look forward to spending the day with you!
Please RSVP: email@example.com or 989-465-7721
Is your skin ready for spring?
After a long winter, your skin has taken a toll – keep in mind, it’s the largest organ on the body. Here are some Glo Staff favorites to brighten up your skin for the spring and summer!
- Drink water like it’s going out of style. This will not only help your digestive system, but helps your skin radiate because it is hydrating your skin as well.
- A great exfoliate will shed the top layer of unwanted dead skin to give a great surface for moisturizer. This could be a physical (scrub) or chemical exfoliation (AHA/BHA from Skin Medica). https://www.skinmedica.com/products/brighten/ahabhaexfoliating
- Moisturize AFTER showers because your skin will be able to absorb when it is clean and saturated with water.
- Your skin needs protection from the sun, not just during the summer months. An SPF can be applied in the morning after your regular moisturizer. Our favorite is https://www.skinmedica.com/Products/Protect
- Take daily Omega 3 to help achieve and maintain great skin. Omegas help by regulating oil production. We like https://janeiredale.com/us/en/skincare/supplements/skin-omegas.htm
- Try a new spring look for your fingernails and toenails. The hottest colors range from cool nudes to dark and dramatic. https://www.harpersbazaar.com/beauty/nails/g12189903/spring-2018-nail-trends/?slide=1
- Sleep is imperative when trying to maintain healthy skin and body. Recommended 8-10 hours of sleep per night will actually decrease affects of aging on the skin. Additionally, the body and mind will recover during sleep, leading to increased cognition and memory.
- Until you are able to fully enjoy a healthy glow from the sunshine, a great substitution, which will add shimmer and just-stepped-in-from-the-beach look, is a combination of a cream blush combined with a tinted moisturizer, will give you an effortless glow! https://janeiredale.com/us/en/mineral-makeup/all-cheek-makeup.htm
Vitamin 9 A/B
Glo Skin Spa offers a unique nutrient injection therapy that delivers 9 essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids, botanical, directly to the body’s circulation, which provides faster sustained nutritional improvement versus oral supplementation. The vitamins are injected intra-muscularly (IM), which bypasses the gut (stomach and digestive system). This will ensure proper absorption to the organs. We combine a cocktail that consists of B1 (Thiamin), B2 (Riboflavin), B3 (Niacin), B6 (Pyridoxine), B12 (Hydroxocobalmin), and L-Carnitine (amino acid).
Thiamin is considered the “anti-stress” vitamin due to the fact that it may help strengthen the immune system and assist the body’s ability to withstand stressful conditions. It got it’s name because it was the first discovered Vitamin B.
Vitamin B2 is a requirement of a variety of cellular processes, therefore it is a key contributor to maintaining good health. B2 is essential in energy metabolizing fats, ketones, carbohydrates, and proteins. Beneficial for those with poor eating habits.
B3 can assist in improving cholesterol levels and lower cardiovascular risks. It works by boosting good HDL cholesterol levels and lowering triglycerides.
B6 has been know to balance mood, as it is needed in the formation of serotonin, dopamine, and other neurotransmitters. Additionally, it has been shown to enhance the activity of the immune system to improve the body’s ability to withstand stressful conditions and boost a person’s energy level. Specifically for women, it can help around the menstrual cycle or for PMS symptoms. It’s strong anti-inflammatory properties can help mitigate menstrual cramps and migraines.
Hydroxocobalamin is the most natural form of B12, most commonly found in foods. This type of B12 is longer lasting than other forms of B12 because it binds to the body’s transport system and circulates in the blood longer than other forms of B12. This ensures a more even release of B12 which can aid in an even amount of B12 getting into the cells. This form of B12 can increase energy, aid in weight loss and increase metabolism, lower monocysteine levels and can lead to a balanced immune system, increasing mental clarity and stamina.
L-Carnitine (amino acid)
Amino acid is an essential building block of protein. Because it increases the number of cell receptors in muscles, it can assist in effectively building muscle and burning fat, therefore, increasing energy levels.
Glo Skin Spa is open for your convenience Monday – Friday. We have open office hours during the time of 10am – 2pm on Mondays for weekly B12 injection. Please give us a call if you have further questions! 989-465-7721.