Bring Beautiful Back in 2018!

Winter can be unkind to your skin. Whether you have dry skin , oily or a little of both, this time of year requires a change in protocol.

To combat all the different ways in which artificial heating sources can dry and confuse the skin,  I recommend a monthly spa facial with extractions and deep massage.

Steam and hot towels combined with aromatherapy and professional products rebalance and nourish your delicate facial  skin.

Now through March at Parkside, enjoy a customized spa facial for only $40.

This treatment includes a double cleanse , exfoliatation, steam , massage extractions and a masque.

Your skin is the largest organ of the body, taking care of  your facial area will purge toxins and facial steam helps clear sinuses. Stop neglecting yourself  and start feeling balanced and beautiful this year!


Top Three Reasons for Dermaplaining

I started doing dermaplaining over a year ago and now I can’t live without it. This unique service gently exfoliates the epidermis all while removing unwanted hair.

In a nut shell, this teatment significantly improves the texture and look of the skin right away just by removing all the peach fuzzy hairs around the face and jawline. Once the hair and  dead skin cells  are removed with a medical grade scalpel, those epensive serums you’re using will be 50% more effective. Why you ask? Because now your serum is able to go directly into the freshly treated skin.

Flawless makeup application is just one side benefit of this inexpensive service. Foundation and bronzer glide on and there is no feathering and flaking!

Continued cell turnover from the exfoliation helps keep skin hydrated and plumped. Don’t forget to maintain your treatments with in home care from Lira!



The ABC’s of Microneedling


Dyan, untouched and pictured above, on left from July 2016 and on right February 2017 after six microneedling treatments.


A 2015 study published by The International Journal of Dermatology confirmed that microneedling is in fact an effective way to achieve skin tightening. Collagen forms around the pore and plumps it, and because this treatment causes the skin to create collagen, pore size is reduced and the skin’s appearance becomes more youthful. Some experts even say that microneedling actually slows the aging process by causing the skin to thicken in response to the treatment. For more information on the cited article, check out or read



Because microneedling breaks up pigment without using heat, it is the ideal treatment for those of us with age spots from sunny days gone by. Melasma, which is what I had in the pictures above, is characterized by large brown spots and patches of discoloration. As you can see from my photos above, results are amazing. I had six treatments over the course of seven months, about once every four weeks, and used a combination of Vitiamin C and Hyaluronic Acid serums to penetrate the micro channels created by the needles.


Collagen Induction Therapy, which is microneedling, is a safe and effective way to rejuvenate, tighten and tone the skin. It is fast becoming the favored modality by skin care professionals because it is cost effective and delivers superior results. It can be used to correct a variety of skin issues such as scars, wrinkles, age spots and stretch marks. The results appear natural because the body’s own healing response is activated.