Give the gift of Jet Peel

Article originally posted in the Oakville Beaver on February 10, 2010.

Give the gift of Jet Peel skin-rejuvenation this Valentines Day

By Kelly Mencfeld

Because I have always had, let’s say, not so perfect skin, I was skeptical when I first learned about the Microdermabrasion with Jet Peel service that the Beauty Institute and Day Spa offers. This new procedure is often used to improve skin texture, reduce wrinkles, remove unwanted pigmentation and for overall skin rejuvenation. It is also very useful with acne, blackheads and other come done eruptions.

Thinking that it would be like any harsh sounding, skin treatment, it would make my sensitive, acne-prone skin do what it does best – breakout; however, after much research and self-convincing, I packed up my stuff and went to my appointment.

Once I arrived to this modern and luxurious day spa, I was escorted into my private room to prepare for the treatment.  When I was ready, my experienced aestheticians began the process that took the better part of 90 minutes.

Like any facial treatment, it began with the cleansing of my face, neck and décolleté area to remove any makeup and dirt and oil that had built up on my skin throughout the day. Once my skin was prepared, the aesthetician explained how the Jet Peel procedure worked. “It is an all natural, virtually painless skin treatment that dramatically improves the appearance and texture of your skin,” she explained. “It is like a ‘pressure wash’ for your skin, utilizing, a two-phase jet stream comprised of air and micro droplets of a hospital grade saline accelerated to supersonic velocities. This jet stream gently yet effectively impacts the skin and unclogs pores, exfoliates, hydrates and removes any debris that has naturally built-up in your skin over the years.”

The Jet Peel, in my case as well in many others, is often paired with an Intense Pulse Light (IPL™) facial treatment to achieve ultimate skin rejuvenation results and has shown to provide astonishing results while treating acne, rosacea, hyper pigmentation, skin discolouration and broken capillaries. “This procedure is often sought out by women in their 50’s to help rejuvenate and minimize any unwanted lines, however it is great preventative treatment for younger women as well.”

The final step to my treatment was a hydrating and soothing mask. The mask was left on my skin for 15 minutes to achieve ultimate hydration. After a brief, yet relaxing nap, my 15 minutes was up and the aesthetician was back to finish off the treatment.  After removing the mask and placing a protective moisturizer on my skin I was handed a mirror to see the difference the treatment had made on my skin – and what a difference it was! My skin looked and felt 10 years younger; I couldn’t believe that I was first skeptical about the treatment.

Seven days later, my skin is still much smoother and my pores are much less noticeable than ever before. I cannot wait to go back for my next appointment; with results like this, how could I not? Possibly my husband will catch on to my not-so subtle hints and get me my next treatment for Valentine’s Day.

For more information about the Microdermabrasion with Jet Peel service and the other services the spa offers visit, call 289-291-0168 or visit the day spa conveniently located next to the Whole Food Market at 361 Cornwall Road.

Jet Peel at Redmond Molloy

Article originally posted on the Beaut.ic blog.

by Kirstie

When I was invited to check out a JetPeel treatment (it’s a fairly new alternative to microdermabrasion, where water and vitamins are sprayed over skin at supersonic speed, sloughing off dead cells and gunk and giving deep hydration) at Redmond Molloy, two things went through my suspicious mind. One was why on earth is a dental practice offering skin treatments and two, will the therapy be administered by a doctor or nurse? I wanted to ensure I’d be in practiced, professional hands.

The first question was quickly answered – Janette McGovern is a nurse and would be performing the JetPeel treatment on me. Grand so, I resolved to see what I thought of a high-tech facial at a dental surgery when I arrived. Except, it’s not really like heading down to the local dentists (think: mint green walls, rickety furniture and years-old copies of Womans Way) so I was reassured immediately – Redmond Molloy’s docklands clinic is professional, swish and high-tech and there was no sign of any dodgy plaster casts of teeth or giant toothbrushes cluttering up the calm, modern waiting area. Phew!

The process is quick – you lie back and cool water is almost atomised across your face – it doesn’t hurt, there’s no painful or hard pressure and it’s actually pretty pleasant, and you can’t say that for microdermabrasion. This got me thinking. “So is this a good treatment for a sensitive skintype?”, I asked Janette, who confirmed that because it’s not aggravating skin, even people with rosacea and acne can have the treatments. A glycolic mix was also jetted across my skin, for an extra skin-rejuvinating boost.

But that wasn’t all – a cool professional look was taken at my skin and Janette pointed out a couple of areas of hyperpigmentation on the top of my cheeks that have been bugging me.

So she whipped out her IPL laser and set to work on them. While I’ve had laser before it was a couple of years ago and time has dulled the memory. This hurt. I’m not going to lie. It frigging well hurt a lot. She also did some red veins around my nose and I thought I was going to loose my life: CHRIST it was painful, as there’s a nerve there, and I really jumped each time the laser zapped. Shakily getting up from the therapy couch, I had a look at myself in the mirror.

The state of me. I looked like I’d gone two rounds with Giant Haystacks and my face felt hot and looked red where the laser had done its work. I scuttled off home under cover of saucer-sized sunglasses, head filled with entreaties to absolutely definitely POSITIVELY use factor 50 on my freshly JetPeeled and IPL’d skin, which I dutifully did.

The redness where pigmentation was zapped went down pretty quickly – by the next day it was calm and the spots were beginning to turn darker brown, before disappearing of their own accord over about a week. And it was because of that and the glycolic element that about seven days passed before I really got to see the benefits of the the combined treatments.

The red veins by my nose are almost entirely gone and the areas of pigmentation are much improved. I’d say they’d need a second zapping to remove them completely, but the difference is remarkable. As for the rest of my skin, blackheads were greatly reduced, my chin is clearer, fresher looking and pickers take note: the evening of the treatment I got a fair few stubborn blackheads out easily thanks to the power de-gunking of the top layers of my skin.

Pricewise, at €150 a go, JetPeel is expensive, and with added IPL at €200, it’s even dearer.

So, who is this for? With IPL, it is not a lunchtime treatment, without, it definitely is – you’ll be in and out in under half an hour, with a freshly washed, smoothed and exfoliated complexion. Brides-to-be will love it; anyone suffering from a change from winter to ‘summer’ could give it a go and acne patients will see benefits too, especially if they go for glycolics – thanks to the gentle pressure, the mix can penetrate deeper, exfoliating out infected pores.

A fresh faced approach to beauty

Originally posted in the Telegraph.

Think jet, think VIP airspace, think cleaning your car, think 1990s Gladiator, right?

Now jet is a buzzword in beauty, too, with the launch of the fabulous Jet-M facial.

Similar to microdermabrasion, without the abrasiveness, Jet-M is perfect for plumping up dehydrated or mature skin, while also tackling blemishes and sunken skin with a soothing, cool blast of oxygen.

Also referred to as Jet-Hypadermabrasion or Jet-Peel, the craze comes from our New York cousins, who are always on the ball when it comes to identifying age-defying beauty trends.

“The JetPeel is another non-invasive modality that allows patients to achieve very good results in treating their skin problems,” says Robert Jacobs, a plastic surgeon at Cosmetic Surgery of New York. “It’s quick, easy, non-painful and there is no downtime.

“It is probably the strongest non-invasive, non-heat treatment that we have for revitalising ageing skin.”

As in microdermabrasion, a pen is used close to the skin, in this case delivering a flow of air and saline directly to the epidermis, clearing dead skin cells and dirt that can cause blackheads.

The soothing treatment starts with a skin cleanse and a lymphatic drainage massage with the jet nozzles, towards the base of the neck. The water/saline solution feels like a blast of cold air but is not unpleasant.

Next, the therapist works over the skin in sections to cover the entire epidermis, even around the delicate eye area.

Once the hydrodermabrasion is completed, the skin is given a vitamin infusion, applying the appropriate vitamins (in my case, vitamin C) into the skin via the jet nozzles.

The same movements are carried out, starting with the forehead and moving downward over the cheeks, nose and chin.

The whole treatment takes about 50 minutes and skin absorbs the solution like a sponge, instantly appearing smooth,fresh and fabulous.

A course of six treatments is recommended. There is no downtime but, if you have a big event, go the day before – if your pores need extracting, the redness can linger for around 12 hours.

Jet Peel take me away

Article originally posted on the Weekender Blog.

by Rachel Pugh

At 31 years old, I know I should start doing something to my skin. Chemical peels scare me, I don’t feel ready for Botox, and Noxema just isn’t cutting it anymore. Spending hundreds of dollars on face washes, moisturizers, night cream, etc., I just don’t feel loyal to any brand — mainly because I never see any results. And then my friend Dawn told me about the latest treatment in skin care. She gave me very few details but said only that I had to do try it.

“We’re going for the Jet Peel,” she stated.

I have to admit that I don’t scare easily, but the sound of a Jet Peel intimidated me at first. It sounds invasive, as though the procedure would quickly peel a layer of my face off in record speed. This, I thought, sounded less than enjoyable. I’ve grown rather fond of my face in the last 31 years and I had no intentions of stripping off any layers of it, nor did I feel comfortable with the thought of me leaving with my face scarlet red and having to endure some down time. But how could Dawn steer me wrong? She would have told me if it was going to be horrific and, knowing how busy my schedule is, she would not tell me to go on a Friday afternoon if I had to sit around my house the rest of the weekend due to a nearly raw post-procedure face. This must be safe and with only trust on my side, I made my way to the Hazleton Health and Wellness Center in Hazleton, the only place in Pennsylvania to perform this procedure. It was brought to Pa. by Dr. Albert Alley, board certified by the AAFP and diplomat of the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.

As I met my aesthetician, Vanessa Wanick, I instantly felt relaxed as she explained this all-natural procedure that combined oxygen and vitamin infused saline applied at a very fast speed. She explained it as gently “pressure washing” the face, reaching the dermis layer and unclogging pores, diminishing acne, scars, wrinkling, or problems with pigmentation. She explained how I would have a facial first using Physiodermie products followed by the comforting Jet Peel. I was ready for the experience and tucked my hair in a cap, lied down and let Vanessa do her magic.

The first step was cleansing and hydrating, which felt fantastic as she massaged the Physiodermie cleanser all over my face. She then applied the toner to rebalance my skin and bring it back to my natural Ph level. This, too, was relaxing and refreshing and my face already felt cleaner. The third step was the actual Jet Peel which involved cold saline with vitamins and oxygen. Using the Jet Peel machine, Vanessa slowly applied a very cold combination of oxygen and saline with vitamins all over my face. I informed her of my problem areas so she could concentrate there and using a device similar to a very small hose, Vanessa gently sprayed the mixture all over my face in a slow back and forth motion. I could have stayed there all day, and I asked her if she could do this to my face every single morning. The instant sensation was nothing short of stark cleanliness and I have never in my life felt my face cleaner. Directly after she stopped the Jet Peel, I felt like I could run a marathon: I was refreshed, wide awake and ready to start the day — and this was at 4 p.m. in the afternoon. The last three steps included the Bio Gommage (which removes dead skin cells), the Bioarome which is a serum that acts like a medicine to close pores, and finally the moisturizer designed for oily skin (that’s my skin type) to help prevent blackheads.

The entire procedure took about 40 minutes from beginning to end. No needles, no redness, no down time. If I wanted, I could have put my makeup back on directly following, but I wasn’t about to apply anything to my spanking new face — or at least that’s how it felt. I thought it odd that something so relaxing could awaken me so much, and if I could do it to my entire body, I would certainly sign up for that. Conveniently, Vanessa informed me that the Jet Peel can be used for an all over body experience. Sold to the women who is in love with the Jet Peel. Safe enough to use every five days, I’m at least going to try to go monthly to start. That, or I’m going to become best friends with Vanessa and convince her to drive Wilkes-Barre every week to apply the Jet Peel. I’d even cover her mileage if I had to.

Upon leaving, I instantly called my mom and informed her we’re going together so she can experience this latest from of technology that is not only 100 percent natural, but also — get this — works. Even better, it’s located right her in NEPA at the Alley Medical Center, Hazleton Health and Wellness Center, 50 Moisey Drive, Hazleton. The procedure costs $75 and isn’t not available anywhere else in Pennsylvania, so best to jet over there now to experience it for yourself. Trust me, there is nothing intimidating about this procedure unless you’re taken back by a sparkling clean face and remarkably refreshed feeling.

Jet Peel pressure washing the face

Article originally posted on the Truth in Aging Blog.

By Mark.

The Jet Peel treatment has piqued my curiosity since my dermatologist’s office (Gold Skin Care Center in Nashville, TN) began offering it in their Medi-Spa earlier this year. Recently, a special offer for the treatment was just too good to pass up, and since the summer heat has made my skin all the more oily, congested and pore clogged, this was a perfect time to give this a try.

While many different types of cosmetic peels have been available for years, their basic premise is to remove the top layer(s) of dead or damaged skin. Non-invasive, the Jet Peel is an all natural, virtually painless skin treatment procedure designed to improve the appearance and texture of your skin. Benefits from the procedure are: deep cleansing, exfoliation, hydration, oxygenates and micro-circulates the treated area. Jet Peel can help in treating clogged pores, acne and blackheads, scars, skin discoloration and multiple signs of aging. Also, there is no down time.

My esthetician began by evaluating my skin and asking about my skin concerns, and then demonstrated on my hand how it works. A hand held device that resembles a stylus sprays a high velocity jet stream of sterile saline solution and compressed oxygen on the skin. (The liquid/oxygen combination is the only thing that ever touches your skin.)

She cleansed my face and then gave it a quick once over with a Clarisonic brush. The treatment began in two stages. First, by going back and forth with the device, using sterile saline and working in small areas of the face. This is the exfoliation, cleansing, hydration and oxygenation portion. As the passes were made all I felt was a cool, light pressure sensation, which I actually found pleasantly relaxing. On problem areas such as clogged pores/blackheads, she made extra passes. The last step was my choice of an infusion of vitamin C, hyaluronic acid or a vitamin A and E combination which was applied in the same manner as the sterile saline. It only took about 45 minutes.

My end result was great –clogged pores and blackheads were gone, my skin plumped, glowing and now prepared to more readily absorb my favorite products. Although results are not equivalent to a deep chemical peel, this is a light peel that would be a good choice that could address several problems. One treatment may be enough for anyone just wanting to revitalize a dull complexion, while those experiencing acne breakouts or other concerns should ask about a series of treatments spaced about 4-6 weeks apart to attain their goal. Not only for the face, this treatment can also improve the appearance of the hands, chest, and other areas of the body.

Prices for the Jet Peel vary widely across the country when checked on the web (and I also noticed it is even offered in the UK and Dubai), so you would want to check your local area, however I paid $70 for the entire treatment. (The usual price is $100 for the peel alone or $150 if you add the vitamin infusion). This treatment is for guys or gals, and I would recommend it as a great way to help rejuvenate your skin.

Eminence Organics Biodynamic Collection

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A controlled Biodynamic® farm must meet organic standards, such as the prohibited use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and synthetic fungicides. The Biodynamic® approach goes even further, requiring disciplined soil enrichment, labour-intensive fieldwork, constant observation, and ongoing, intuitive awareness. A Biodynamic farmer maintains a close connection with the land and develops a self-contained ecosystem, harmonizing the cultivated land with the surrounding environment where, ideally, only farm-produced organic composts and manure amend the soil and pruning, planting, and the applications of special preparations are done with the lunar cycles.

With this earth friendly approach, you can trust that this new collection will be just as friendly for your skin. The hypoallergenic and clinically tested Collection includes 9 new products designed for all skin types including sensitive skins.

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