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Want to look Younger and Feel more relaxed (who doesn’t)?

What to look for before picking a Spa



I sat down with Loni Le Van-Etter, Owner and CEO of Glosshouz, a premiere day spa in the Denver Metro area about the spa industry and what treatments are available for looking younger and feeling relaxed. If you've ever thought about how to pick a spa, the difference between a "Day Spa" and a "Med Spa" or what new services are out there, read on! So much goodness and help I for those looking for relaxation is in this article.

Natalie:

What is the difference between a Med Spa and a Day Spa?


Loni:

It depends on your personal concerns. Here at Glosshouz we would be considered both a Med Spa and a Day Spa because of the variety of services we offer. Some people may just be in for the day needing to relieve stress and coming for an experience at the spa. In that case, they would want to book a more relaxing service for overall wellness. They could, for example, book massages or spa packages where you could stay two to eight hours long and just be pampered all day long. They might want to have nice relaxing reflexology on your hands and feet, facial treatments with scalp massages, and really be pampered throughout the day.


When you start talking about Med Spa treatments we get into facials with skincare treatments and those types of services. These lean more towards aesthetics and making a change in your skin for appearance. Facials can be very beneficial. We always recommend one facial per month which is helpful to clear out your skin and exfoliate to help the skin cells turn over every month. In addition, you will want to get extractions to decongest your skin. Some people need help with acneic skin, dark spots or perhaps rosacea or red spots. There are, all kinds of cosmescuetical type of skincare products that have ingredients which really are able to affect a change in your skin. Your aesthetician can recommend a skincare regimen that you would complete each day and night, and then that will help improve your skin and help to keep your skin healthy. Honestly, most people after their teenage years could benefit from a monthly facial.


Natalie:

What about other basic pampering type services, are those typically part of a “spa”?

Loni:

Nail treatments like manicures and pedicures are offered at most spas and we offer them along with all of our other treatments. Some people like doing everything they need at the spa all at once which saves them time visiting over and again. It is always important to take care of calluses on your feet, and cuticles around your nails, on your hands and toes. And it's good to take regular care of your hair which is of course what makes us powerful. Many women love to get their hair done, and we have all types of treatments from just your daily blowout that you could come every few days and have your hair refreshed. You wouldn't even have to wash and style it yourself, or you can just come in for a special day, or before a night out, perhaps for a date night or an important interview. If you have a job interview and you want to feel ready and your most confident, we can do your hair and make-up and have you ready to go!

Natalie:

How often do you recommend hair treatments?

Loni:

You really need a haircut every six weeks or so to keep your ends trimmed and the flyways under control and to keep your hair nice and healthy. If you use a great hair care line then that can also rejuvenate your hair and your follicles. And these days we have products that are bond builders that protect your hair follicles so everyone can benefit from that.


Natalie:

Tell me more about medical treatments and what is available for women wanting to look younger.

Loni:

There are so many different ways that you can take care and reverse the signs of aging these days. There are neurotoxins. And then there are also hyaluronic acid dermal fillers. So neurotoxins are products like Botox and Dysport that are made by two different companies.

These products do similar things. They use medicines with just the tiniest needle injected in spots around your forehead and around your eyes. This product stabilizes the muscle so that it may not contract and create a wrinkle. It lasts three to four months, which means you only have to do it every three or four months to keep it up.

We are seeing younger people come in for that treatment because it is preventative as well. You k