We started out by discussing my skin with her and we formulated goals for the treatment session. We were somewhat short on time because of a scheduling issue. I wish we would have had time for full versions of all of the treatments. However, Melissa made the experience completely worthwhile and beneficial! There is no question that I got fantastic results and she knew exactly the best way to focus her time to maximize my results. She also expressed that we could do something a little different each time depending on what my skin needs and to give me experience with all the spa has to offer. So we opted for modified versions of the hydrafacial (just the hydrafacial microderm in key areas-mostly the t-zone and areas of large pores) and a modified Hollywood Facial (just in the t-zone) with a PhotoGenesis Laser to the other areas. She added on Dermaplane to areas of hair and Red Light therapy after the laser with a serum. The overall goals were to exfoliate, hydrate, minimize appearance of pores, and trigger collagen production
- Modified Hydrafacial + Anti-Aging Laser w/ Add on Laser spot tx for pores
- Hollywood Laser (only on areas with any enlarged pores)
- PhotoGenesis (all over for plumping and tightening)
- Finishing with a Growth Factor Add n and Red Light Therapy to induce the skins healing process and reduce any inflammation
Hydrafacial+ Anti-Aging Laser Treatment $325: A completely customized treatment for any skin type! This combination treatment will target ALL of the main reasons the skin starts to age with out any downtime of discomfort. The HydraFacial treatment removes dead skin cells and extracts impurities while simultaneously bathing the new skin with cleansing, hydrating and moisturizing serums. The treatment is soothing, refreshing, non-irritating and immediately effective.
Anti-Aging Laser Options- PhotoGenesis, Hollywood Facial or IPL Photofacial (and of these can be combined with the HydraFacial. See below for descriptions.)
Instant Results Seen:
- Reduction in pore size
- Overall brightening of the complexion
- Reduction in redness
- Helps to reduce inflammation of any active breakouts and kill bacteria
I adore the Hollywood Facial laser treatment. I have had the full treatment before and it is fantastic. Your face is covered with a carbon mask and then the laser is used to remove the mask. So cool! This time I just had the mask applied around my nose and my chin to target the large pores. However, this can also be done to the whole face (and neck).
Hollywood Laser Facial is the application of specialized laser energy to reduce visible skin pigmentation, improve skin tone and more.
- improves uneven pigment
- reduces the appearance of textural irregularities
- removes impurities that clog enlarged pores
- reduces appearance of pore size and fine lines
With no downtime and minimal side effects, you may immediately return to your daily activities. So this is a perfect laser treatment to do the day before or the day of a special event!!! That is why they call it the Hollywood Facial as it is a treatment that many celebrities use before a bit night out or event where they need their skin looking its best.
Instant Results Seen:
- Glowing youthful looking skin
- Improved overall skin tone
- Smoother feeling skin
- Reduction in appearance of fine lines and acne scars
This was something that Melissa added on for me. Dermaplaning is using a sterile blade to gently exfoliate your skin. Your “peach fuzz” will be gently removed via shaving with a sterile surgical blade. This process gives you great exfoliation and reveals a super smooth and vibrant skin surface. So, essentially it is shaving your face with a very small blade. I belive she went against the grain of the hair growth. I must admit, I found the feeling of this treatment to be uncomfortable. So, I was not a huge fan. Melissa sensed my discomfort and stopped the treatment (she was checking in with me throughout my entire experience to make sure that everything was comfortable as she knew I had sensitive skin. So, I really appreciate how concious she was of making sure everything was comfortable). She assured me that I would have great results and that my skin was not red nor irritated looking. She expressed that it could have been the serum that she had applied previously that was making my skin sting. So, Melissa essentially did one side of my face and a few areas of the other side before stopping the Dermaplaning. She said I could follow up with a regular razor if I wanted to even it up. She then wrapped my face in a cold moist towel to ease my discomfort and that did the trick. However, Melissa was right! I did love the super super smooth skin that I got on the areas where I was Dermaplaned!!! After looking back on the experience, I think that I would try Dermaplaning again…even though it felt somewhat uncomfortable, my skin did not get red or irritated (I simply didnt enjoy the feeling of the shaving). So, for the results and since my skin wasn’t visibily irritated, I think that I would try this again. I think that I remember that she did this treatment before the laser as it allows the laser to penetrate deeper because of the exfoliation of your skin.
Note for those of you considering trying this: Your hair does not grow back thicker! That is a common misconception of shaving. So, do not worry about that.
Red Light Treatment:
After my laser treatments, Melissa applied a healing serum of some sort and then held a red light to my face. The red light allows optimal penetration of the serum and aids in the healing of your skin following facial and laser treatments. I am so curious to learn more about red light therapy! This is my first experince with it and I thought it was really cool.
Wow!!! I have results that I can both see and feel. My before/after photos really don’t really do my skin justice. My skin is incredibly smooth and even toned. My rednesss is greatly reduced (my skin isn’t reall normally that “red”….we are all just naturally somewhat pink). My skin just looks so smooth and even toned. Almost like I don’t even need any foundation-type makeup. I am honestly once again blown away by the results of my skincare treatments from Spa Sydell! I had lunch out immediately following my spa appointment as well as an event that evening and the next day. So, I loved that I could go into the spa and have absolutely *no downtime* after a treatment. I literally walked right out of the spa and then went out to lunch…without applying makeup (my skin looked *that* good). Now ya’ll, I will fully admit that I *never* go out without makeup. I even brought makeup with me to the spa. However, I looked in the mirror and decided that I was fine with skipping makeup. That evening I got many compliments on how great my skin looked.
Not only do I have results that I can see or feel, but I also can take comfort in knowing that the laser treatments work on your deep layers of your skin to stimulate collagen production. So, that is a result that I don’t necessarily “see” however, it is scientifically proven that the lasers that were used will stimuate your collagen production. So, not only do the facial lasers give you awesome visible results, but they are also providing anti-aging benefits. At my age, I want to do everything that I can to boost collagen! There is no question that getting these treatments on a regular basis would have fantastic anti-aging results because of the collagen boost over time. Just something to keep in mind! 🙂
My skin the same evening as my spa visit! So even toned!
Amazing results!!! 🙂
If you want a fantastic spa experience and are in the Atlanta area, I highly recommend Melissa at Spa Sydell Perimeter! She will take great care of you and your skin. I can’t wait to go back and see Melissa again.
Spa Sydell has many locations. I have been to their Cumming Spa a few times too for massage and mani-pedis. They have other locations, too, including Norcross (at the Forum) and more!