An Intraceuticals Oxygen Facial:
With so many spas in town, it is difficult to choose where to go to meet your needs. I usually begin by asking the locals first and from there conducting my research. This is how I ended up receiving an Intraceuticals Oxygen Facial by Pila Xian at the micro spa, Heaven on Earth.
It is true that where I once had the luxury of treating myself to massages, pedicures, waxings and facials, with this economy I have had to delete those splendors from my budget and work on physical health and beauty that I can access from my front door, and my refrigerator. But the honey and avocado masks aren’t doing the trick and I can no longer ignore that my fine laugh lines, once charming and irresistible (if I may say so myself), are now more like deep troughs scarring my youthful demeanor.
So what to do if you are one who doesn’t believe in Botox, not only due to it’s toxicity but also for the belief that Botox is expression’s evil contender and that without expression, beauty is stripped from the face. You call Pila.
Meeting with Pila, she spoke of how the products she uses are made by the Australian Company, Intraceuticals; a total skincare philosophy based on the concept that skin hydration is critical for vital, healthy looking skin. Intraceuticals recognizes that dehydration is a major cause of fine lines, wrinkles and skin aging, and that Hyaluronic Acid (a naturally occurring water binding component of the skin) elevates the hydration of the skin. Based on cutting edge research, Intraceuticals developed their patented 3 Step Hyaluronic Layering system. Sounded like a healthy, holistic and nurturing alternative to Botox. I was ready.
Pila, a warm and charming woman with beautiful skin, truly cares about her clients and her products which makes for a relaxing and therapeutic experience. As for the treatment, I was amazed to see that my lines seemed less deep and my face felt smoother and much more hydrated. I was very happy with the results that seem to have lasted, two weeks later.
The relaxation begins when gloves and/or slippers, filled with heated paraffin wax, are slipped on to the hands and feet. A twenty minute facial massage ensues, including the shoulders, neck, face and scalp, and then the oxygen treatment occurs, where an applicator glides on an oxygen bubble over the skin, ensuring full penetration of the Rejuvenate Serum to effectively hydrate the skin.
The 60 minute Intraceuticals Oxygen Facial begins at $175, but before booking your appointment, speak with Pila about additional treatment enhancements such as the Eye and Lip Infusion that utilizes Atoxelene, a natural alternative to Botox that tightens, firms and smoothes expression lines with super powered natural peptides, and her “Boosters”: Vitamin A, The Antioxidant, Vitamin C+3 and Collagen. These boosters detoxify, brighten, clarify and refine the appearance of skin prone to blemishes, visible pores, sun damage, uneven texture and deep wrinkles.
Optimum results are achieved through a course of 6 treatments at a total of $1,050. The 6 series Oxygen Facial Treatment includes a Cleansing Gel, Eye Gel, Hydration Gel and Moisture Binding Cream, a $305 value that when used twice daily extends the benefits of the facial. Upon completion of the series of 6, the skin is noticeably contoured and lifted, it looks and feels smoother and fine lines and wrinkles appear visibly softened. With this series, your skin will glow with renewed firmness, radiance and vitality with results that will last from 1 to 3 months.
This month Pila is offering a Valentine’s Day Special: Choose from one of the following complimentary enhancements with any 60 minute or longer treatment: a 15 minute Rejuvenating Scalp Massage, a Thai herbal poultice or an eyebrow wax touch up. In addition, for you, our dear Aspen Real Life Readers, mention this blog and Pila will give you an additional 15% off. Gift Certificates are also available.
Heaven on Earth is located at 205 S. Mill St., just above ‘Cache Cache’. Please call Pila at (970) 925.2278 or visit her website at: www.heavenonearthaspen.com with further questions.
Look for an article on Pila in the next issue of Aspen Magazine!