Some people make New Year's resolutions, or even birthday
resolutions, for me... it's back to school season that encourages me to turn my thoughts to goals. Maybe it's the "back to school" smell of fresh school supplies and all the wonderful possibilities that a new school year holds that turn my mind to setting my own intentions. It's almost been two years since I started Nickel City Skin Care + Waxing, and I've finally come up with my mission statement: To help people bridge natural, organic skincare and modern modalities for optimal skin health. My deepest satisfaction comes from assisting clients to become more comfortable in their own skin. As someone who suffered from fussy sensitized skin, I am all the wiser of the joys of finally feeling, calm, soothed and smoothed.
So how will I achieve this, first up is a new piece of equipment in the treatment room. Very soon I will be adding Microcurrent services to my menu. Microcurrent is a low level, alternating current that typically operates in the range of 0-400 microamps, it actually mirrors the body's own natural electrical current. It's bio-stimulation using small amounts of electricity. It's used to tone, tighten and firm aging skin. The results can be dramatic, and it is often referred to a "non-surgical face lift". It works by targeting the muscles under the skin that cause our facial skin to wrinkle and sag. We have 43 muscles in our face, as we age, some of our muscles become accustomed to certain facial expressions and tend to "get stuck" in these positions... a great example is the dreaded "11" or furrow between our brows. At the same time other muscles in our face are hardly ever used, and they can begin to atrophy, which leads to sagging, particularly around the jaw line, chin and neck.
Facial microcurrent treatments send soft, gentle waves to the muscles that help relax over tightened muscles, as well as strengthen under-worked muscles. Microcurrent, in a sense, re-educates the facial muscles and works to restore them back to their original state. When this happens, the face is lifted, firmed and toned to a more youthful appearance. Microcurrent also improves circulation, which stimulates collagen production, improves tone + texture, and helps eliminate fine lines.
Adding microcurrent to my signature facial, creates a safe, relaxing and non invasive advanced 90 minute holistic skin treatment. Choose a single treatment for a special event, or a package of 6-12 treatments as maintenance for more dramatic results. For optimal results, the first few 4 sessions in a package should be done 2x/week with weekly sessions to follow. Booking starts in November!