Dermalogica Free Hotel Delivery Central Florida

February 27th, 2012 by dathey

Are you travelling to central florida and are looking for Dermalogica products or maybe a true european day spa experience? is please to offer Free delivery of Dermalogica products to your hotel located in the Disney and Universal areas on all orderd over $350.*

All other locations or amounts may  incur a minimal fee . Please call for more details 407 240 1212 or come visit our location in Orlando and experience the best Dermalogica facials for all ages in Orlando and Kissimmee and ultimate massages to relax you after days in the theme parks

We look forward to meeting our visitors from overseas



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FaceHaven Acne Facials Article

February 25th, 2012 by dathey

Healing Powers                              

Posted by Lisa Bruckenstein
On January 27, 2012

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Help solve common skincare concerns with the medicinal properties of tea tree oil.


A common thread in the history of many healing plants is that they are often discovered by ancient tribes of people who used them to treat and prevent illness for thousands of years. So, too, begins the story of tea tree oil, an essential oil drawn from a shrub native to Australian coastal areas. In the 1770s, Captain James Cook observed aboriginal tribes on the northeast coast of New South Wales brewing a healing tea with the leaves of the melaleuca alternifolia plant. He coined the term “tea tree” after trying some himself and serving the concoction to his crew in hopes of preventing scurvy. The use of the pale yellow oil distilled from the leaves of the tea tree did not become common, however, until the 1920s, when a researcher named Arthur Penfold published papers on the oil’s antimicrobial activity. Penfold praised the oil’s medicinal properties, and in the years following, tea tree oil was used by Australian physicians to clean wounds and prevent infections. It was even given to Australian soldiers and sailors during World War II to treat infected wounds.

With the advent of antibiotics, though, the use of tea tree oil was largely discontinued. That is until the 1970s when there was a renewed interest in all things natural, especially plant-based remedies. In the last few decades, the scientific community has begun researching tea tree’s benefits and has published several articles that support the oil’s antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic properties. Of course, there are antiseptics and disinfectants with greater antimicrobial activity than tea tree oil, but few are as natural.

It is the oil’s natural origins combined with its healing properties that make it such a perfect fit in spa services. Because of its antibacterial properties, tea tree oil can help destroy bacteria that are often the cause of breakouts and blemishes. “Tea tree oil is a great, naturally derived alternative to help with acne concerns in an effective yet non-aggressive way,” says Jamie Yee, director of education for Kate Somerville. In a study published in the Medical Journal of Australia in 1990, tea tree oil was found to be as effective as benzoyl peroxide at treating acne. While it may take longer for the anti-acne benefits to kick in, tea tree oil is also gentler and causes less itching, scaling, peeling, and irritation than benzoyl peroxide.

This milder action is perfect in services aimed at treating adult acne. Because adult acne is often caused by stress instead of an abundance of oil, drying ingredients found in teen-focused products can be too dehydrating. “In adults, breakouts can be very painful,” says Sarah Woodget-Athey, spa director at Facehaven Spa (Orlando, FL). “With the power of tea tree oil, we are able to reduce the inflammation and heal blemishes,” she says of the spa’s MediBac Face Treatment ($80, 60 minutes), which treats adult acne sufferers with tea tree oil-containing products from Dermalogica.

Often, tea tree oil is applied during the mask portion of a facial or in spot treatment products, as it is during the Professional Correcting Treatment ($140, 75 minutes) at L’Institut Sothys in New York City. At Lavish Salon and Day Spa (Riverside, CA), though, the benefits of tea tree oil are steamed into the skin using tea tree-infused towels during the Clear Skin Facial ($150, 60 minutes). Spa director Samantha Muruguia says the spa’s clients appreciate the acne-fighting abilities of tea tree oil, but says it’s the scent of the products used in the treatment that is most appealing. “Tea tree has a scent that soothes and relaxes the senses while benefitting the skin in so many ways,” says Muruguia.

That pleasing aroma—clean, fresh, and herbal—may partially explain why the ingredient is so popular in products used in men’s skincare services. The far-from-floral scent is great for male-marketed treatments, while tea tree’s antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agents are perfect for treating skin pre- and post-shaving. According to dermatologist Howard Murad, M.D., tea tree oil can help ease the irritation and redness associated with razor bumps and prevent infections associated with ingrown hairs.

And it’s not just men who can benefit from tea tree oil in hair removal services. At Skin Deep Spatique (St. Petersburg, FL), the Brazilian Waxing Service ($40, 40 minutes; $60, 60 minutes) includes a cleanse with a pre-wax spray that includes tea tree oil as well as a post-wax application of a quenching tea tree spritz. “Tea tree fights bacteria, calms and soothes skin, and has a mild desensitizing action to reduce discomfort,” says owner Michelle Sheehan Foster, R.N.

While the antibacterial and antiseptic agents in tea tree oil make it perfect for use in facials, it’s the antifungal properties that are a benefit in hand and foot services. Studies have shown that tea tree oil administered topically is an effective treatment for nail disease. Additionally, the refreshing aroma and the oil’s deodorizing characteristics also mean it functions well for the feet. At Island House Spa at Longboat Key Club & Resort (Sarasota, FL), the Reflexology Foot Massage ($30, 25 minutes) incorporates tea tree oil because of its antifungal qualities, which aid in the health of skin and nails. “The type of client who requests this treatment is often very athletic and participates in sports such as tennis, golf, running, and bicycling, all of which can be very hard on the feet,” says Kristi Bonsack, director of wellness. The antifungal properties of tea tree oil can also help treat dandruff, making the oil a great addition in scalp services and head massages aimed at treating flaky scalps.

Many herbalists claim tea tree oil possesses detoxifying properties. Some proponents even claim it can boost the immune system, as well as a sluggish lymph system. While there is currently little scientific evidence to support these claims, many spas put tea tree oil to the test themselves each day in their detoxifying treatments. For example, Ole Henriksen Face/Body Spa (Los Angeles) uses tea tree oil during the soaking step of the Four Step Body Indulgence ($130, 55 minutes). “For many years, we have done a detox soak where we add sea salt, rosemary, and tea tree oil extracts to the water,” says founder Ole Henriksen.

Tea tree essential oil can be used on almost all skin types. It’s even one of the few essential oils that can be applied topically at its full, undiluted strength. Yet a small number of people—especially those with extremely sensitive skin—may experience some irritation. Tea tree oil is considered toxic if ingested, so it must never be taken internally. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should also avoid tea tree oil, as there have been no studies confirming its safety.

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February 25th, 2012 by dathey

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Blade Free Facelift

June 26th, 2010 by dathey

Turbo Lift Microcurrent Non Surgical Face Lift is a 45 min treatment performed in our express microZone room. Perfect for that quick pick-me-up. Book have a course for longer lasting results without needles or surgery. You can even indulge with our full 90 Weightlifter version for total bliss call Sarah 407 240 1212 for more information

From Bio Therapeutic

About Microcurrent

Throughout the ages, people have experimented with treatments intended to enhance their appearance and slow the aging process. From the early Egyptian’s use of kohl and mineral pigments to tightly drawn corsets of the Victorian era, women have endured much in the name of youth and beauty. In our modern world, we are fortunate to be able to turn to technology for our fountain of youth, and one of the most important innovations to have sprung from this well of technological advances is the use of microcurrent.

Microcurrent is truly the “diamond in the rough” when it comes to wellness and anti-aging. Its use in esthetics has existed since the late 70’s, and like many good things, has come full circle and is now in full bloom in the eyes of today’s estheticians.

Microcurrent is a low level of electrical current that mirrors the body’s own natural current, subsensory in most cases. It’s proven and accepted properties, and potential range of applications from wound healing, muscle re-habilitation, macular degeneration, to lymphodema continue to assist medical practitioners with amazing results. Although microcurrent is credited by hundreds of medical studies, we must stay focused on how these studies and this technology can benefit and support us as estheticians in pursuit of our mission of beautifying the skin.

The intended use for microcurrent in esthetics is to allow the esthetician a powerful and effective tool to aid in the battle of anti-aging by diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve the texture and appearance of the skin, and reducing the overall visual appearance of aging.

Most microcurrent applications and results, whether they are medical or esthetic, rely on the same mechanisms of action. Even without defining each in detail, the list is very impressive, and the underlying principles logical.

Increased circulatory benefits: blood and lymph (1)

Muscle re-education (2)

Iontophoresis: product penetration (3)

Increased natural production of collagen and elastin (4)

Increase in protein synthesis, gluco neo-genesis and membranes transport (5)

Increase in mitochondria activity, ATP (adenosine tri phosphate (6))

Dispersion of hardened collagen (7)

How does microcurrent in esthetics work?

The noted principal microcurrent mechanisms of action occur simultaneously and harmoniously during a typical 45-minute microcurrent facial treatment. One attribute is not more important than another, as they work as a team with the common purpose of creating a healthier more youthful appearance.

Muscle re-education is most related to the term “facial toning”. There are 32 different muscles of the face that are manipulated during the average microcurrent facial treatment. True microcurrent uses less than 500 microamperes and because of its low intensity, is typically subsensory, and cannot cause a physical or visual manipulation of the muscle via the electrical current. Bearing this in mind, an accessory such as probes or electric gloves are used to physically move the muscle into the desired position to perform what is known as muscle re-education; the process of lengthening or shortening muscles. Muscle re-education conceptually can be done without electrical current, much like a massage therapist does. Working a muscle from the belly outward will have a lengthening effect that is necessary on muscles that have become increasingly contracted over years of facial expressions. Working a muscle from the origin and insertion point inward will have a shortening effect that is necessary for the majority of the muscles which have become elongated over many years of age and gravity. This concept was coined as GTO (golgi tendon origin) by Dr. Goodhart in the late 60’s and is widely accepted and used today. (8)

ATP (adenosine triphosphate) molecules are the storage and distribution vehicles for energy in the body. Energy is made through an electrochemical process within the mitochondria when the nucleotide adenosine diphosphate (ADP) passes a strong phosphate high-energy bond to another nucleotide adenosine triphosphate (ATP). This energy conversion (electron transport) is made within the mitochondria. The mitochondria then send this energy electron to where ever it is needed within the cell. ATP is known as the “energy of life” and drives a number of biological processes such as photosynthesis, muscle contractions/re-education, protein synthesis, and membrane transport. (9)

The 1982 Cheng study proves that ATP (adenosine tri phosphate) levels were increased by 500% on tissue that was treated utilizing less than 500 Ua (microamperes). The study also indicated that ATP levels plummeted and depleted when treated with over 500 Ua. The idea that ATP can be stock piled or stored is the reason why microcurrent treatment results are cumulative and results become better as a series of treatments progresses. The dramatic increase of ATP levels allows the muscles to stay in the new re-educated position for longer periods of time. In the same study Cheng also observed that aminoisobutyric acid uptake increased dramatically which led to 30%-40% increase in protein synthesis and membrane transport.

Bearing the Cheng study in mind, it is understandable why individuals who use EMS type devices, like some hand held devices seen on TV infomercials that use as much as 5,000 Ua, do receive some instant tonification, however, when used cumulatively create flaccid and lifeless muscles that are completely void of ATP.

Aside from muscle re-education and massive increases in ATP levels, microcurrent has other proven benefits for esthetic applications. Dr. Chi, Director of the University of Washington Department of Pathology, performed clinical studies using the Bio-Ultimate Gold manufactured by Bio-Therapeutic. He notes, “The fact that this technology works in harmony with the body is evident. Examination of skin tissue treated with microcurrent showed a 45% increase in the number of elastin fibers in the dermis, and the length of the fibers on average doubled. The collagen thickness in the connective tissue increased 10%, and the number of blood vessels increased by 35%. The application of microcurrent to skin and tissue produced a firmer and tighter feeling on the skin surface.”

Many of the studies detailing the massive increase in speed regarding wound healing refer to ATP as one of the attributing factors. The other attributing factor is an increase in blood circulation. Blood circulation has everything to do with the function, condition, color and over all health of our skin, as well as underlying tissue. Dr. Chi’s 2003 study performed at the University of Washington further notes a 35% increases in blood circulation in tissue treated with microcurrent.

In terms of product penetration, microcurrent offers specific iontophoresis which allows superior penetration of water base products into the skin. The idea that the electrical current emits from one probe and returns to the other allows specific focus of product penetration, verses traditional methods that send incredibly high electrical currents unnecessarily throughout the body to achieve a simple task. Profound results can be achieved by products through inotophoreses.

Lymphatic drainage is a very overlooked treatment in esthetics, although gaining momentum in recent years. Clinical studies performed using microcurrent at the Tuen Muen Hospital in 1988 indicated that lymphatic drainage was increased by 28% on post cancer patients suffering from lymphodema.

Dr. Chi’s 1999 study also proved that redness, irritation, and inflammation of surgically traumatized tissue could be significantly decreased when treated with microcurrent. Related to this, the build up of hardened collagen that makes up scar tissue was noted to be 3 to 5 times less in tissue treated with microcurrent. Further studies also indicated an amazing dispersion of existing scar tissue when treated with microcurrent. Saying that, in the realm of plastic surgery we can see the obvious place for microcurrent technology. By administering a series of treatments prior to surgery, muscle and tissue condition is maximized, inclusive of an excessive storage of ATP. Microcurrent treatment of sutures and trauma post op decreases the down time by reducing inflammation, redness and irritation, while enhancing the healing ability and minimizing scar tissue. Post surgery treatments are also vital to maintain the results of the surgical work.

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June 26th, 2010 by dathey

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2010 Promotion on Treatment

January 7th, 2010 by sathey

It’s 2010 so you can now save $20.10c on next day open appointment times on select treatments. To sign up email Subject-2010

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Skin Brightening Facial

January 4th, 2010 by sathey

Come in for a Skin Care Treatment like no other.
Uneven skin tone, or hyperpigmentation, is the result of an over production of melanin.
Researched and developed by The International Dermal Institute, ChromaWhite TRx™ delivers skin brightening results without the use of potentially damaging “lightening” ingredients that can impact skin health.

In addition to many ingredients that have proven to safely and effectively treat hyperpigmentation, Dermalogica is very excited to be the first to use Oligopeptide-34, an exciting new ingredient that works to reduce pigmentation by decreasing melanin synthesis within on a cellular level for brighter, more even skin.
When you next book your appointment ask for your ChromaWhite Options

Skin Brightening

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Professional Teen Skin Care In Minutes

January 2nd, 2010 by sathey

clean start

So we all have had a terrible diet over the holiday break. And by now our faces are beginning to show the signs of too many desserts and WAY too much soda. Pimples are popping up everywhere! Soap and water are just not good enough. Dermalogica Clean Start and a FaceHaven micoZone Skin Care Treatment will we help get rid of the Goop, Blemishes and Blackheads that are hiding the real you. Start your New Year at FaceHaven where in 20 minutes you and your friends can get an education on skin care health and a fresh face. So easy it’s BRILLIANT!

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Happy New Year Resolution

December 31st, 2009 by dathey

Does your New Years resolution needs some help? Start of with a Massage
1. Assists weight loss
2. Improves and increases blood circulation and the flow of tissue fluid (lymph);
3. Nourishes the skin (with the right oils);
4. Soothes and relaxes nerves;
5. Assists in removal of deposits of tissue;
6. Releases emotional and me…ntal tension;
7. Creates a feeling of well-being
Just what you need after the stress of the holidays!

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Holiday special offers

December 20th, 2009 by dathey
 Sarah’s Season Special
3 x 60 minute Face Treatment
Skin Care Facial with a
FREE large Dermalogica
Stress Relief Candle a $28 value
 $240 now $180
Teens can have a fresh face in
the new year with our perfect stocking
stuffer of a microZone treatment +
a Clean Start skin care kit
regularly $60 now $50
And everyones favourite
4 microZone treatments get one FREE
$125 now $100
All Gift certificates over $60 will receive a
choice of 1 travel size: Multi Vitamin Hand
and Nail Cream, Special Cleansing Gel,
Multi Active Toner, Skin Smoothing Cream
or Gentle Cream Exfoliant
We also have a great selection of Dermalogica
Holiday Gifts perfect for everyone
all while supplies last. Call or email to
reserve or request a package
wrapped and ready today!
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