Patrecia Daniley

*I've been to many dermatologists as well as spas for numerous treatments on my face. And, by far this has got to be the best experience I've had! Heather not only was professional, but she built my inner beauty all over again; giving me hope to fall in love with a new me!! She made me feel comfortable, was very thorough with me, and was extremely patient with me! I can't wait for my next visit, in which I've already made an appointment for in 8 days! You will not be disappointed by the amazing aesthetician Heather!!! Thanks so much for the experience!
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Anjali Marajh

*I have been seeing Carolyn for more than a year now and she is absolutely fantastic. I've had blemishes and areas of pigmentation on my face and Carolyn has done a terrific job of addressing and treating my areas of concern. Orchid Spa is really a clean and relaxing environment that has me always looking forward to my next visit. I definitely recommend Carolyn to anyone who wants to have beautiful skin, she treats you like a good friend and really takes the time to get to know what your needs are.
Posted: July 13, 2016 By: Comment: 0

Orlando Plastic Surgery Alternatives: Medical Spa Treatments

Although plastic surgery can be a helpful method to maintain a youthful appearance, it isn’t always necessary. Often times, there are non-invasive plastic surgery alternatives than can yield similar results to those of invasive measures. Following are the various non-surgical procedures we offer at our med spa that can help you attain the results you are looking for — without surgery.

CooLifting

CooLifting offers clients a painless and non-surgical way to fix fine lines and wrinkles, and with continual use through multiple sessions, can yield more permanent results. CooLifting helps to eliminate wrinkles, smooth and lighten skin and reduce deep wrinkles. It also has a rejuvenating effect that stimulates collagen and elastin production, dermis regeneration and improve both skin’s texture and quality. There are no side effects to CooLifting and those who undergo the procedure can immediately get back to their normal lives.

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Facials

Micro-current facials are quite helpful in reducing fine lines and wrinkles, without being invasive. This method helps to stimulate collagen and elastin production, while also using muscle re-education to promote skin toning. The micro-current system works by using a low amount of electricity (similar to the body’s own natural current amount) that triggers chemical reactions at a cellular level to firm, smooth and re-hydrate your skin for a youthful appearance.

LED Light Therapy prevents and improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, lost elasticity, stretch marks and cellulite. This method removes sunspots, fills in deep wrinkles, lifts and tones skin and will result in an overall youthful complexion. There is no thermal damage, discomfort, scarring or discoloration associated with this treatment, which allows clients to go about their day normally after their treatment.

Chemical Peels

Certain chemical peels, such as our various Clinical Treatment levels and our Oxygenating Trio, help our clients avoid going under the knife. These treatments treat and correct fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, dehydration, exfoliate dead skin cells, and firm skin. These treatments will require multiple sessions to achieve complete results.

Eye Treatments

For youthful, radiant eyes without plastic surgery, our non-invasive eye treatments are the way to go. Our De-Stress Eye Wrinkle treatment smooths away fine lines and wrinkles and tightens skins for a more youthful look. Our De-Stress Eye Puffiness treatment eliminates dark circles and puffiness for bright, youthful eyes that look refreshed and appealing.

There many ways to avoid invasive surgical treatments to achieve the results that are associated with them. At Orchid Spa and Wellness, we offer all of these alternatives and more to ensure our clients get exactly what they want out of a treatment and leave our facilities happy and with the results they’re looking for out of our treatments. Click here to schedule your appointment with us!

 

Posted: July 10, 2016 By: Comment: 0

How to Get a Facelift Without Surgery With Micro-Needling

Is it possible to get a facelift without surgery? You bet. You can actually get similar results by using non-invasive measures, which will result in fewer side effects in comparison to surgical methods. Below are some of the treatments we offer that can help our clients attain the desired results they are looking for.

What is Micro-Needling?

Micro-needling is the use of an electric skin needling device about the size of a pen using tiny needles to create very fine micro tunnels in the skin, penetrating the upper layers of the skin to a depth of up to 0.1mm to 2.5 mm. These tunnels help to quicken the absorption process of topical skin care products to speed up skin rejuvenation. Micro-needling also stimulates the collagen and elastin production, improving the appearance of skin.

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What Results Does it Yield?

By choosing micro-needling, clients can expect an improvement in their skin’s overall complexion and give a youthful appearance. Micro-needling will reduce fine lines, wrinkles, loose skin, skin textural irregularities and large pore size. Micro-needling is also effective for other skin conditions such as acne, scarring and stretch marks.

Important Information To Know

At our medical spa, we strive for safety and excellence, which is why we use the Dermapen for our in-facility treatments. We feel that this particular device is one of the safest of its kind, while still being very effective in its treatment.

Other professionals may decide to use Dermarollers (or you may choose to purchase one for at-home use); however, we strongly advise against using this device. The Dermapen and Dermarollers are not the same type of device. The needles on a dermaroller do not penetrate the skin vertically, like the Dermapen does, so the needles enter and exit the skin at an angle. The angle of the micro-needles can actually make tears in the skin and create larger micro-channels than desired, which can result in more skin issues. With the Dermapen, the micro-channels that are created are vertical, which is the desired result for effective skin rejuvenation.

We also advise clients to avoid trying to perform these treatments on themselves as they are not trained professional and could possibly cause more damage to their skin.

At Orchid Spa and Wellness, we’re proud to offer many effective alternatives to surgery for clients looking to get facelifts with the same type of results that can be expected from invasive measures, without the surgery. Click here to schedule your appointment today and learn more about us!

Posted: July 10, 2016 By: Comment: 0

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments for Anti-Aging

Getting older can take quite the toll on your complexion. All we want is to look and feel young again without going through the process of Botox or applying 7 different anti-aging creams everyday. Keeping your skin healthy and fresh can sometimes be posed as a challenge. Although aging (and the spots that come with it) is inevitable, there is a treatment that has drastic anti-aging benefits called Intense Pulsed Light or more simply known as IPL treatment. This treatment, as opposed to other anti-aging products, has long lasting results that actually decrease the age of your skin.

What is IPL?

IPL is a light-based treatment that is mainly used to erase discoloration on the skin. This can be anything from freckles, sun damage, brown spots, and even acne. The way it works is by a Photofacial laser that produces a beam of light that basically zaps away any of these issues. The light beam is then absorbed into the deeper layers of your skin stimulating new collagen, which is a natural protein that fills in lines and improves skin texture, to grow. As the new collagen forms, all skin imperfections fade away. With each treatment (five spaced out between three weeks being the recommended amount) results become more and more evident.

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Benefit #1: Enhances Skin’s Vibrance

Essentially all aspects of skin aesthetics and structure are benefitted from an IPL treatment. After as little as 3 to 5 treatments, without any downtime out of your busy life, your skin will be more vibrant and clear. IPL rejuvenates your skin by removing broken capillaries and redness of the face, neck and chest. These areas are the most common, but other popular areas include back of the hands, arms, legs, and even back. This treatment instantly removes unwanted redness and blemishes.

Benefit #2: Clears Sun-Damaged Skin

In addition, it treats any sun-damaged skin that has been flawed. All of the brown spots that appear from the sun will be removed and replaced with a new fresh layer of skin. Your skin will tighten while new collagen is growing to improve skin tone resulting in a more youthful complexion and diminishing the sun spots.

Benefit #3: Clears Rosacea

Another benefit is that it treats rosacea, a skin disorder that deals with the blood vessels becoming more prominent and visible causing an acne-like redness on the skin. Although there has not been a cure found for rosacea, IPL has been known to treat the side effects of this disorder very well and renew the way your skin looks.

While there are many ways to rejuvenate your skin for a more youthful look, IPL is taking it one step deeper (literally). Get this treatment done by only the most experienced of skin care professionals to help you get the results you want. For the best solution to your skincare needs schedule an appointment with Orchid Spa and Wellness for the absolute best end results from an IPL treatment. At our medical spa, your experience will have you feeling like a new person after your treatment. Try it today!

Posted: July 10, 2016 By: Comment: 0

Skin Rejuvenation Benefits of LED Light Therapy Mask

As skin ages and experiences the damaging effects of weather, it loses its elasticity and firmness. The two proteins that support the structure of your skin include collagen and elastin. By increasing the natural production of these proteins, you can fill wrinkles, erase fine lines, lift and tone skin, and improve your overall complexion. One of the quickest and least damaging treatments for this type of skin rejuvenation is an LED light therapy mask. This facial treatment uses three different light modes to combat wrinkles, acne, and scars. In as little as one session, you can visibly see the positive effects of LED lights on your skin.

What is the process?

The typical process of an LED light therapy facial starts with your medically trained esthetician applying hot steam to open up your pores and prep your face for treatment. She will then use different products to cleanse and exfoliate your skin, including lactic acid and an ultrasound exfoliation. You will then wear the LED light therapy mask for about 20 minutes using the right light mode to resolve your unique problems. If your skin is especially prone to acne, she might conclude the treatment by using a high frequency tool to zap bacteria. Talk with your esthetician before your appointment to confirm that you understand the steps involved and how they will affect your skin.

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Wrinkle Filler – Pink + Red Light Mode

The pink and red light modes on an LED light therapy mask are the most universal LED light because they stimulate collagen production. Your esthetician will use these modes if you have fine lines or wrinkles around your eyes, brow, or mouth. They also reduce inflammation and promote circulation, which is great for laser or microneedle post-treatment healing. If your skin is also acne-prone, the pink or red light modes will target your skin’s oil glands to reduce substances that can cause chronic acne, although the blue light mode is most effective at treating acne.

Acne Eraser – Blue Light Mode

The blue LED light is known for its antimicrobial effects because it causes the development of oxygen radicals that kill the bacteria specific to acne without damaging surrounding healthy skin. The great thing about using blue LED light to treat acne is that it doesn’t cause any dryness or peeling like benzoyl peroxide or topical prescription products would. It’s pain-free, has no downtime, and is safe when pregnant or breastfeeding. Clients have noticed that, three days after the treatment, inflamed cysts that were forming under the skin before the facial had subsided. The results from LED light therapy are cumulative, so we typically recommend clients do one treatment a week for eight to ten weeks for optimal results.

Scar Healer – White Light Mode

The white light of an LED light therapy mask has the longest wavelengths and therefore goes the deepest into the skin. The white light is used for a variety of skin rejuvenating effects, including tightening and toning the skin, healing acne scars, erasing sun damage or dark spots, and reducing inflammation. Many people suffer from the effects of poor skin treatment due to acne, so the accelerated skin recovery benefits of white LED light can be extremely beneficial to them. And like we mentioned above, multiple sessions will yield the best results and can prevent the signs of aging for future glowing skin.

LED facial masks, also known as Color Light Therapy, use UV-free, specific wavelengths to boost collagen production, promote circulation, treat existing acne, kill bacteria, and accelerate skin recovery. By harnessing the natural power of LED light, these facials will create remarkable skin rejuvenation effects that last for weeks. The Orchid Spa and Wellness LED light therapy bed and mask is the same treatment made popular by skincare guru Joanna Vargas. Book an appointment with one of our expert medical estheticians for an LED light therapy facial for only $130. You’ll also receive a free 60 minute massage – a $69 value! Click here to schedule your appointment.

Posted: July 10, 2016 By: Comment: 0

The Ultimate IPL Laser Facial Benefits for Your Skin

Need a quick treatment that will help multiple skin conditions while covering a lot of surface? An IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Laser Facial might be for you. When you receive an IPL Laser Facial, intense pulses of light penetrate deep into your skin to get rid of pigmentation abnormalities and enhance your overall skin texture. Discover the full benefits of IPL Laser Facials so you can start improving your skin in as early as one session.

Erases Discoloration

Whether it’s caused by sun damage or broken capillaries, skin discoloration is a condition that many women seek a remedy for. IPL Laser Facials work wonders on discolored skin by fading brown spots and freckles as well as treating UV radiation damage, rosacea, and acne. Because discoloration is caused by so many different factors, it is often hard to treat; however, IPL Laser Facials are the solution. By targeting several different skin conditions, IPL Laser Facials will help you to achieve healthy-looking skin.

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Some procedures target the outermost layer of skin, but IPL Laser Facials work on treating the inner levels of your skin. By penetrating deeper into your skin, your IPL Laser Facial will stimulate collagen growth and smooth your skin texture. Your skin will not only look polished; it will feel renewed. Another great aspect of IPL is that it can be used in combination with other treatments, such as microdermabrasion and chemical peels, because IPL Laser Facials target a different part of the skin than many other procedures. IPL Laser Facials work well in conjunction with other treatments, but even by themselves, they will be highly effective in improving your skin texture.

Rejuvenates Skin

IPL Laser Facials help you to achieve younger and tighter skin. The ultra bright light used in the procedure illuminates your skin and smooths color imperfections on your face, neck, arms, back, and other parts of your body. Currently, IPL procedures are very versatile; you can choose to target specific areas or you can treat larger surfaces of skin. An IPL Laser Facial is the ultimate way to enhance your anti-aging routine.

One of the best aspects of IPL is that you can see improvement with each treatment! Treat yourself to an IPL Laser Facial today, and you’ll start seeing results after your very first session. Orchid Spa and Wellness provides IPL Laser Facials, alongside many other skin care services, in a clean, relaxing environment. Here at our medical spa, we make your skin a priority. Schedule an appointment at Orchid Spa and Wellness now to progress toward healthier and more beautiful skin.

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What is an LED Light Therapy for Acne Facial?

The Mayo Clinic has found that light therapy, when administered by a trained professional, can be effective in clearing stubborn acne. The bacteria that causes the redness and inflammation of acne, Propionibacterium acnes, can be killed by exposing your skin to different types of light, specifically the blue LED light found in high-end light therapy beds and masks. The light stimulates oxygen radical growth that fight the bacteria even below the surface of your skin. Now that you know the scientific reasoning behind the proven results, what exactly is the process of an LED light therapy for acne facial? Keep reading to find out!

Step 1: Cleanse the Face

Your esthetician will begin your LED light therapy for acne facial by applying hot steam to your face. This opens up your pores and allows all further treatment to better soak into all the layers of your skin. Next, she will cleanse and exfoliate your face with a gentle wash and lactic acid application. Lactic acid is a powerful ingredient that helps reduce acne breakouts and brighten the skin. An ultrasound exfoliation also helps open up the pores and make the next step – extractions – easier. Extractions remove built up dirt, oil, and skin cells from the face’s pores using just gloved fingers and tissue. Extractions are a must to properly cleansing the skin!

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Step 2: Apply the LED light

Now it’s time for the pièce de résistance: your esthetician will help you put on the LED light therapy mask and use the correct color to combat your specific issues. For the acne facial, the blue LED light is used to kill bacteria and reduce inflammation of current acne. The mask rests gently on the face, leaving the eyes clear from any harsh lights. Depending on the type of facial you receive, most treatments last around 20 to 30 minutes of pure LED light time. You will simply lay down with the mask on until the esthetician returns to finish up the facial. Most clients report feeling cozy and warm under the lights and see results – dewy and glowy skin – right away!

Step 3: Follow up treatment

To complete the LED light therapy for acne facial, your esthetician will usually use a high-frequency tool on current and budding blemishes to completely kill the bacteria deep within the skin. This aids the LED mask’s benefits of targeting acne bacteria and promote healing. If your skin looks irritated after the skin, your esthetician might decide to use a calming mask to reduce redness and inflammation. This is great for when you have a facial in the morning and need to go to work or run errands afterward. Be sure to communicate any concerns you have with your esthetician so she can provide the best services for your unique skin.

From celebrities to medical organizations, LED light therapy for acne facials have been proven to reduce blemishes and prevent the signs of aging. Our LED mask at Orchid Spa and Wellness was produced by skincare guru Joanna Vargas, known for her revolutionary facials and treatments. Book an appointment at Orchid Spa and Wellness to have one of our medically trained estheticians perform this facial to clear your skin in as little as one treatment!

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