Ethnic Skin by Vida Colon

As the only Latina aesthetician at Rescue I feel it is my duty to represent skin of color.  Thanks to Dr. Seema Patel, I have 10 years of treating ethnic skin as a Medical Aesthetician.  Most men and women of color are hesitant to try Facials or Laser Treatments for fear of of scarring.  Why? Because of hyperpigmentation.  Yes the dreaded post inflammatory dark scar that remains after trauma has occurred on the skin.  On lighter skin types these scars typically fades over time.  On darker skin types these scars can become permanent.  Let’s do a quick reference on how ethnic skin is defined using the good old Fitzpatrick Skin Type Classification Scale.  This scale measures 2 things, your genetic disposition and your skins reaction to sun exposure.  It ranges from skin type I (Nicole Kidman) to FitzPatrick VI  (Lupita Nyong’o) and since I’m Latina I’m going to throw in Jennifer Lopez Fitzpatrick IV.

Skin Type Reference…

Good news is that the esthetic world is evolving and acknowledging that ethnic skin takes special training and needs a different approach to treating our skin concerns.  Now there are safer lasers to treat unwanted hair on darker skin types and lasers that tighten and contour the skin (Sublime/Refirme) and if you are still nervous you can try theEnergy Lift Facial which is a great intro on the Sublime/Refirme laser treatment.  We also have the Velashape which treats cellulite and tightens the skin.  For those looking to receive a good skin care routine or needs help addressing their skin care concerns, a complimentary consultation can help or simply booking a classic facial so that I can get to know your skin.

Here are some of my favorite products:

For hyperpigmentation (dark marks)

Environ Clarifying Lotion twice a day followed by C-Boost cream (Vitamin C) works well to clarify these areas.

I also love Valmont’s Expert of Light Product Line.  It features Valmont’s Clarifying Infusion Serum it really evens out your skin tone and has Glycolic Acid which helps to smooth and brighten your skin. Valmont’s Clarifying Packis a wonderful cream mask.  Smooth this mask all over your face neck and chest (Avoid eye area) leave on for 10 minutes and you have an instant bright complexion and an awesome glow.

The product I can’t live without is Lotion P50 1970 by Biologique Recherche.  I use this twice a day after cleansing and before I moisturize.  This awesome potion brightens up any skin tone and helps to balance the skin.  It has so many benefits that a Grandmother and Granddaughter can walk out with this in their shopping bag.

Before you snatch these products it is best to get a skin consultation or facial to determine which products are appropriate for your skin.  The beauty of color is that there are so many beautiful shades to represent our heritages.  Let’s keep our skin looking healthy and beautiful!

Weekend Escape: Philadelphia’s Hidden Treasures Revealed


“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

Staff Pick: Shannon’s favorite innovative treatments

Rescue Rittenhouse Spa has all of your skin care needs! Where do I begin? From the Classic Rescue Facial, the amazing Bio-lift, Microdermabrasion, Peels, all the way to high-tech!!  Let me break down some of my favorite innovative treatments.

LED Therapy: LED therapy is a NASA based technology used to grow plants in space. WOW! As far as your skin is concerned LED therapy recharges your skin cells, improves collagen, and reduces sun damage.  In a nut shell, if you’re not an ideal candidate for microdermabrasion, or peels, LED therapy helps to calm your skin. This is a happy treatment for Rescue clients with sensitive skin, rosacea and or acne.  LED light therapy is safe and has no side effects, non-invasive, pain-free and cost effective.

Bio-lift Facial: Sometime last year I ran into a friend and couldn’t help but notice how incredible her skin looked. I honestly thought she had work done! I asked her what she did and she told me it was the Bio-lift facial!  Exclusive to Rescue, Bio-lift is a specialized treatment that uses micro-electric currents to stimulate the muscles of the face and neck. Leaving your skin absolutely radiant!

Trinti Skin Treatment: The Triniti treatment is a perfect trifecta using the most effective technologies in a non-surgical treatment.

  1. First, Foto Facial which improves color correction, age spots, and skin damage.
  2. Second, Refirme – Skin tightening. Wrinkle reduction that targets signs of aging including jowls, neck laxity, and marionette lines.
  3. Third, eMatrix– fractional ablasion that resolves moderate wrinkles and skin texture so skin becomes smoother.

These are just a few of the most innovative techniques offered at Rescue Rittenhouse Spa, we look forward to seeing you soon!

Best,

Shannon

 

Spring Cleaning

It’s quite obvious that skincare is my passion. I’ve been an esthetician for over 20 years and I love giving facials. My clients get fantastic results through facials with the help of microdermabrasion, electric currents, peels, massage, and lotions & potions. Still there are times when I need to reach for high tech tools that go beyond what these other treatments can do. This season at Rescue we have created our Spring Cleaning Specials that combine the latest laser technologies in skincare to treat various concerns and deliver results.

Springtime is the perfect time to clean up any sunspots or broken capillaries and for these issues we have ‘tried and true’ IPL Foto Facial. In approximately 2-3 sessions you can improve skin texture and discoloration to create a more even complexion.

If you’re struggling with those few unwanted hairs on your face I would encourage you to try our most effective treatment, light based hair removal.

For skin laxity we have a skin tightening treatment called Refirme. 3 sessions will really tighten up your face and neck.

Our most anti-aging, collagen producing, wrinkle reducing, tightening treatment is eMatrix. I can say from personal experience that I’ve performed numerous eMatrix treatments with amazing results. If you’re thinking you need a dramatic pick-me-up that offers long term visible results then this is the service for you. I like to call it a mini facelift!

Hardcore laser devotees love our Triniti Treatment which offers a trio of Refirme, IPL Foto Facial, and eMatrix all in one session. A triple dose of pain but a whole lot of gain… perfect for those who are time crunched and want results instantly, I’m already signed up!

Danuta Mieloch,  Owner of Rescue Spa

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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!

 

Harpers Bazaar: Wrinkle Eraser

Ematrix is a device aimed at eradicating fine lines and facial scars using fractionated bipolar radio-frequency technology. Translation: Heat energy is delivered beneath your skin’s surface to trigger collagen production without damaging the epidermis (top layer), which means no recovery time necessary. ‘The beauty of eMatrix is that it spares the top layer of skin and deposits 95 percent of the energy into the dermis,” says Chasin. Imagine an inverted ice cream cone, says Nashville dermatologist Michael Gold. The tip of the cone represents the energy on the surface, and the scoop is the remainder, which spreads out underneath the skin. Investment: $750 to $1,200 per treatment.

*INSIDER TIP: eMatrix treatments are $500 per treatment at Rescue Spa

Ideal candidate: “A patient [age 35 to 45] who has early sign of aging — fine lines, some wrinkles. It’s wonderful for acne scars and surface-texture issues,” explains Chasin. Safe for all skin colors.

Problems targeted:  Fine lines, surface irregularities, pigmentation, wrinkles, and scars from acne, trauma, chicken pox, or surgery.  Doctors praise this device for its scar-banishing abilities, “and if I can get scars to go away, I can get wrinkles to go away,” Gold says.

Treatable areas: Face, neck, chest, and hands.

Treatments needed: For lines and wrinkles, two to three treatments spaced four weeks apart; for scars, three to four treatments spaced two to three weeks apart.

Treatment length: A 20-30 minute treatment.

Pain: “There is very little discomfort with this machine,” says Gold.  Patients feel a prickling or tingling sensation.  “Sometimes they don’t even need numbing,” he says.  A handheld device (imagine a toy gun) with an electrode tip is placed onto the skin to deliver heat energy below the surface.

Downtime: “Patients are generally red for a day or two max.  That’s it,” says Gold.

Results: Look for improvements in skin texture, fine lines and wrinkles, scars, and pore size after week three, with continued benefits (like skin tightening) for up to three or four months.

Risks: Hyperpigmentation and/or scarring is “extremely rare” but possibly with any energy-based system, says Gold.

Maintenance: Lines and wrinkles are continuously affected by the sun, so follow up with a treatment after a year.

 

Maximum radiance

Protecting yourself from the sun and eating right can help to prevent wrinkles, but nothing can stop Mother Nature from smooshing your face together while you sleep. Reverse her wrinkly wrath with Matrix treatments available at Rescue Rittenhouse Spa.
The experienced and certified team at Rescue can rekindle youthful glows. This magnificent treatment can firm, tighten, and brighten to leave complexions smoother and more luminous. Some faces may require multiple appointments to achieve maximum radiance. Tis the Season!

Best Regards,

Shannon Mansor

 

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

Staff Pick: Intensive Chrono Cellular Treatment (ICCT) by Valmont

Staff Pick: Intensive Chrono Cellular Treatment (ICCT)
Wrinkles? Sagging skin? Looking for a home care product to support all of those magical things the estheticians at Rescue Rittenhouse Spa do to your skin during your visit? Look no more. While we can’t do it alone, we can offer you a cutting-edge product that can assist you in achieving the skin you’ve always wanted. The ICCT program from Valmont works on stimulating the cutaneous functions of the skin. Imagine what using the ICCT in conjunction with Refirme or Ematrix would do for your skin. The Refirme stimulates collagen formation, tightens the skin and smooths lines and wrinkles. Ematrix targets surface imperfections and sub-dermal integrity. The 4 week course of ICCT will show results for 3-6 months and should be repeated 2-4 times per year. Speak with an esthetician today to see how the ICCT program will work for you.

Aesthetician,
Samantha Lowe