Hello dear friends!
It’s almost 5 months since my last day in the salon, and I am here to say that I am missing you, and my treatment room—and longing for my professional world. It’s taken many weeks to find new techniques to deal with the many changes as we travel through this COVID experience (lots of meditation, walking, gardening, and self-care). I am feeling grateful for the time to review and evaluate priorities and create new habits.
Throughout all the stages of my life, it has always been important to bring value to whatever I choose to do. That means building knowledge through education and experience and offering long-term solutions that truly matter. Over the years, I’ve learned that the very best value I can offer my clients is the power of LED photo-modulation, the science behind the non-invasive (non-thermal) treatments. Here is why it works:
In a 20-year old body, a new skin cell is created, performs its job in the dermis, and evaporates in 24 days. As we age, this process slows down dramatically. As we advance past 50-60, it takes 90 days for that same process to occur. In addition, as we approach menopause, the processes all slow down: collagen-building process halts, loss of skin volume, an appearance of fine lines and brown spots, and a slowed repair time. Therefore, if I give someone in their 60's a monthly facial, we are working on the same dead layer for at least 2-3 months. This is not a long-term skincare value.
For the past 13 years, I have been using LED photo-modulation to slow, and in some situations, reverse, the signs of aging. In my treatment room, we have the most powerful medical LED photo-modulation device in the market, the OMNILUX. It is clinically proven to significantly produce collagen, reduce the signs of aging and improve the skin’s recovery time. Our protocols in the salon require 3 sessions per week for 3-4 weeks, repeated annually for best results. Once the treatments begin, your body begins accelerating collagen for 4 months, continuing to work even after the last session. At the 4-month mark, you achieve the “bloom” date, when we consider the treatment completed (the new skin cells at the bottom of the dermis on your first appointment have traveled to the top and are now visible.) While a monthly facial is a pleasant experience, the results are momentary. When the LED sessions are combined with our strategic skincare products, clients, at any age, achieve significant results. LED photo-modulation is an investment in better skin.
Given our current COVID-19 situation, it will be a while before it is safe and reasonable to work in a treatment room again. Thankfully, recent advancements in LED science have produced a powerful new LED device for home use, the OMNILUX Contour, created by the same scientists who designed the medical device in my treatment room. Because the LED bulbs are embedded in a silicon fabric and lay directly on the skin, the results are comparable to those we achieve with the $25,000 machine in my treatment room, for 1/3 the cost of the series (the cost of the Contour device is $450 and it will last for many years). There are many “red light” devices on the market, but none that compare to the efficacy and with the clinical studies supporting the Contour.
For the past month, we have begun a new journey toward concierge skincare. I have been working remotely with 20 clients who have begun this exciting new process of performing the treatments at home. Each client’s protocol is customized for their skin. The feedback so far is that the process is easy and results are visible. I am thrilled that we have this option to maintain skincare progress during these unprecedented times. Click here for a peek. If you have questions, please reach out to me at 650-787-9011.
I hope that each of you and your loved ones are happy, healthy, and staying safe. Know that I hold you in my daily thoughts.
Love and Light,