HOW TO UNDO SKIN DAMAGE BEFORE YOUR BIG DAY

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While common skin ailments are troublesome no matter what stage of life you’re in, they can feel especially exacerbated when you have a wedding on the horizon. You’re of course your own worst critic and things are often not as bad as you perceive, but the idea of high-definition photography and hundreds and pairs of eyes examining you can leave even the most low-key bride nervous. Lucky for us, Danuta Mieloch, Esthetician and owner of Rescue Spa (soon opening an NYC location!), filled us in on what you can do to correct almost any problem plaguing your appearance. Keep in mind that according to Danuta, “It takes daily self-discipline to cleanse, exfoliate, treat, moisturize, and protect your skin to achieve the goal of perfection. The sooner you get started, the better!”

Sunspots
While avoiding direct sunlight should always be the goal, this isn’t always a practical (or fun!) solution. However, unsightly skin damage very well may result. “Lighter skin tends to develop freckles and sunspots, whereas darker skin becomes patchy and shadowed. Luckily, there are several options to correct this, but know that not all spots can be treated equally.”

Many treatments like hydroquinone and RetinA can be rather harsh and actually increase the problem. To be on the safe side, start with a balancing and regulating skincare regimen while slowly introducing more acting ingredients. “Retinol is not as harsh as RetinA, and should be used up to two nights a week. This will work especially well when alternated with Vitamin C and IPL treatments. Biologique Recherche’s Lotion P50 Pigm 400 is a product you can safely use daily. Rather than hydroquinone, it uses kojic acid and niacinamide to effectively reduce pigmentation while still respecting and protecting the skin.”

Unfortunately with this ailment, patience is the key. “Whenever pigmentation doesn’t respond quickly to treatment, it means the damage is deep and will take time to surface. Often times during treatment it can appear darker before it begins to lighten.”

Breakouts
Acne doesn’t just plague the face, and spots on the chest and back are certainly not what you want people looking at when you’re in your dress. “To cleanse hard to reach places, rely on the genius Aquis Back Scrubber. Lotion P50 1970 should be applied across any problem area to remove every trace of sweat and oil buildup, the major cause of acne. To further treat, try Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare All Over Blemish Solution.”

If you’re noticing this problem more than normal leading up to your wedding, you very well may have your amped up SoulCycle routine to blame. Make sure to shower as soon as possible after every workout.

Acne Scars
While some at-home exfoliating treatments will help to lessen scarring caused by acne, serious results are best achieved by the pros. “This is especially well treated by clinical laser treatments as well as regular professional microdermabrasion to soften and smooth your skin,” explains Mieloch.

Keratosis Pilaris
Unless your dress is long-sleeved, you want your arms to be in tip-top shape before your walk down the aisle. Those pesky red bumps that plague so many is a condition called keratosis pilaris, caused by a buildup of keratin. “My go-to treatment is P50 Corps as well as dermalac lotion to remove the dead skin cells,” says Mieloch. “Follow with a good body moisturizer since this condition is more likely to appear if you have dry skin.”

Written by Casey Sharbaugh for Over The Moon
Photographed by Paul Reynolds Photography

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“In all honesty, I had my best facial experience ever (or even spa experience for that matter) at Rescue Spa Philadelphia.”… “during and after the facial kept my face glowing for weeks! An urban oasis in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, Rescue Spa Philadelphia is the brainchild of Danuta Mieloch. Among the signature services: the instantly transformative “BioLift” facial, impeccable waxes and nail services and great massages. Rescue’s technology-oriented beauty treatments include eMatrix, a fractionated bi-polar radio frequency that helps reduce hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and acne scars.”

– Kimberly Wilson @ Black Enterprise

RESCUE SPRING CLEANING

• IPL FOTOFACIAL • 1 Session $300, 3 Sessions for $750
Rejuvenate your skin this spring with proven safe and effective Fotofacial with Radio frequency technology. Our targeted approach will rid you of superficial redness and brown spots. Also excellent or acne and rosacea.

• EMATRIX • 1 treatment $400, Series of 3 sessions for $1100
Imagine a treatment that addresses fine lines and wrinkles, improves the appearance of acne scars, textural irregularities and broken blood vessels, treats brown spots and sun damage, and tightens skin…all in one sitting. Allow us to introduce you to eMatrix which can help you can achieve all of this!  It requires little- to-no downtime and is clinically proven for ALL skin types.

• REFIRME • 1 treatment $350, Series of 3 sessions for $900
Looking for an instant facelift? ReFirme offers virtually painless and fast treatment for sagging and wrinkled skin. The latest bipolar radio frequency and infrared energy work together to create lasting results with no downtime.

• HAIR REMOVAL • Lip & Chin $150, Underarm & Bikini $250
Now is the time to get rid of unsightly, unwanted hair with our non-invasive laser hair removal with Elos technology. Safe for all skin types! Be bare by summer!

• TRINITI SKIN TREATMENT • $900 per sessions
A complete skin program for immediate, visible and long lasting results! The Triniti skin treatment combines 3 of today’s most effective technologies in a non-surgical treatment. Color correction, skin tightening and wrinkle treatment can all be achieved in a single session with 3 steps, preformed sequentially, during the same spa visit. Total facial renewal in just 3 treatments sessions!

 

FALL INTO PERFECTION

Over the years the most consistent complaints we estheticians hear are, “I hate these brown spots, how can I get rid of them?”, “Oh my God, I’m turning into my grandmother, I have these horrific hairs sprouting from my chin! HELP!!!!!”, “My pores are huge, how can I make them smaller?” “I don’t expect to look twenty-five, I just want to look as good as I can for my age.” For the true skin care devotee, there is a point where the jar, tube or bottle ends and more intensive treatments are required. Fortunately, we possess the latest and greatest technologies in the field of modern cosmetics to address the aforementioned dignities of fathertime……. For pigment irregularities, we perform a service called Fotofacial. This treatment employs both optical light and radio frequency to eradicate those unsightly brown spots and dilated capilllaries. This service can be performed all over the body: face, neck, chest, hands, arms and legs. It takes about forty-five minutes and you can expect results almost immediately with little to no downtime. Pore size, skin elasticity, texture and color are all improved by E MATRIX. This technology effectively treats mild to moderate wrinkling, hyperpigmentation, post acne scarring and firms and tones the skin. Energy is applied to the skin in a matrix and the untreated skin around the treated spots accelerate the healing process and amplifies the results. Fall is the perfect time to begin permanent hair removal with sophisticated ELOS technology at Rescue Spa. This unique and innovative technology combines both light and radio frequency to thermally damage the hair follicle. Unlike the antiquated lasers previously used for hair removal, light energy is converted to thermal energy which heats up the hair shaft and follicle. Radio frequency is then attracted to the already preheated follicle, thus intensifying the heat and ultimately destroying it. Both energies are applied in one pulse for a safer, more effective and less painful treatment.

Call (215.772.2766) or email us today to book your free consultation!!!

Best to you,

 

 

 

 

 

Kelly Cronin

What’s the buzz at Rescue Rittenhouse?

eMatrix at Rescue Rittenhouse Spa is a revolutionary FDA approved laser procedure that improves fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, acne scars, and skin damage without surgery and with minimal downtime.

Facts about eMatrix

  • Little to no downtime post treatment – you can return to your regular activities immediately!
  • eMatrix treatment is an “all natural” approach to enhancing youthfulness.
  • eMatrix works from the inside out by stimulating cell growth. The results last longer and can be further enhanced with annual maintenance treatments.
  • Proven safe and effective on ALL skin types and degrees of pigmentation.
  • Typical 3-5 visits are required.

In conclusion, most people see a gradual and continued improvement over the course of their treatments. It is advised to schedule a consultation prior to treatments.

Esthetician,

Shannon Mansor

If you’re thinking surgery… think eMatrix at Rescue first.

As the new year begins it is always great to have a fresh start.  I want to make sure that I exercise, eat right, feel good, and look my best.  As a 45 year old woman in the beauty industry, I too am a consumer and admitted “beauty junkie”.  I am constantly on the quest for new treatments, the latest beauty products, and the most advanced non-invasive procedures that will help me look just as good as I feel. So when I found eMatrix I was stunned at how great the results were from the treatment.  My skin looked refreshed, clearer, firmer, and I got tons of compliments!

The technology is brilliant. Unlike other treatments that work from the outside in, eMatrix works from the inside out by providing sublative rejuvenation (a fractionated bi-polar radio frequency energy delivering bulk dermal heating beneath the skin to maximize collagen production while keeping the top layer of skin intact).  This means that eMatrix targets collagen production (one can never have enough!), and the results from just one treatment are so wonderfully visible.

eMatrix is especially suited for

  • those considering cosmetic surgery
  • wrinkles and irregularities
  • acne scars
  • pigmentation and sun damage
  • sagging skin

It is the only sublative rejuvenation that can be done on any skin type and color.  The treatment takes 45 minutes, you experience a warm prickly sensation, and you might need to wear makeup for a few days, as there is a little bit of downtime involved. But hey no pain, no gain!

If you’re thinking surgery or have a persistent skin characteristic that hasn’t responded to conventional skin care treatments, then think eMatrix at Rescue first.  Call and schedule a free consultation (215) 772-2766 or email us at info@rescuerittenhousespa.com

Beauty Aficionado Founder & Aesthetician,

Danuta Mieloch