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December is save my skin month, so if you’re in need of a a little rejuvenation, check out these incredible treatments at spas and clinics across the state. Keep in mind that most require a consultation, more than one treatment and are available at all of these locations.
- Microneedling, Sweetgrass Plastic Surgery, Charleston
This one has been all the rage lately. Basically, a bunch of tiny needles are going to punch you in the face, but in a good way! These punctures on the very first layer of your skin boosts collagen production, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and elevates the overall texture of your skin. That means a reduction in scars, pore size, and stretch marks. Worth it. Plus, it’s chemical-free.
- Micro-dermabrasion, River Falls Spa, Greenville
Or, dermabrasion lite. This is a mild version of the treatment that removes imperfections with a hand-held device to apply tiny crystals that sand the skin. So it’s basically the Tiffany’s of facials. It only takes 30 minutes and there is no recovery time. It does take a few treatments, but you’ll see improvements with age spots, enlarged pores, acne, minor facial lines or scars, and discolored skin.
- Hydrafacial, Columbia Laser and Aesthetics, Columbia
As the name suggests, this one is a hydrating facial. Think about it like your usual skin care routine, amplified. It’ll start with cleansing and exfoliation, then onto extractions and hydration using a fusion of antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid. It’s non-invasive, non-surgical and non-missable. The best part? It’s immediately effective. My skin is watering just thinking about it.
- Chemical Peels, The Facial Aesthetic Center, Myrtle Beach
A chemical peel is actually more like a really intense face mask that removes damaged skin to treat wrinkles, acne scars, rough skin and age spots. Ranging from mild to deep, a professional will help determine which is best for you based on the severity of your skin problems. Either way, the results last up to 10 years.
- Celluma LED Light Therapy, Mylkbar, Charleston
If you’re all about convenience, this one will get you that healthy, youthful glow in minutes. An LED therapy device with three different treatment modes is used to improve wrinkles & fine lines, treat acne, and provide pain management. It’s the least invasive option and NASA originally developed this technology to help astronauts recover after long-term space flights. Need we say more?
- Oxygen Facial, Stacey O Studio, Columbia
Apparently Jennifer Aniston gets these. You probably already stopped reading and schedule an appointment. Just in case you didn’t, here’s a little more info. This treatment, which has a cult following, uses hyperbaric, pure oxygen to push hyaluronic acid deep into the skin’s cells. The goal is to create a plumper surface with tons of glow. Only two spas in South Carolina provide this highly-coveted service.