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Using the Right Products for Your Skin Type

Using the Right Products for Your Skin Type

We all know the importance of taking care of your skin, but having an extensive, multi-step skincare routine doesn’t necessarily mean it’s effective. When it comes to choosing the right exfoliant, cleanser, moisturizer, toner, and masks, it’s important to know your skin type to ensure you are targeting your problem areas. For example, you might think that your moisturizer is helping hydrate your dry skin, but it may in fact be irritating it even more. We are here to help you determine which of the five skin types you have, and which products to look for–and avoid–while you are building your skincare regimen!

If you are in the Midlothian, VA area and are interested in beginning treatments targeted for your skin type, contact us at Club West Med Spa today! We are excited to join you on your skincare journey.

Normal Skin

If you have normal skin, you’re one of the lucky ones. Normal skin is neither oily nor dry, and doesn’t get too sensitive when using different products. However, it is still vital to take good care of your skin to ensure that it stays healthy.

Products for Normal Skin

Everything! No, this wasn’t a trick question–normal skin is highly tolerable of different ingredients, which means you can experiment with your routine to find what works best for you. Regardless, we still recommend you start with a good base: a gentle cleanser, exfoliator, and a moisturizer that contains SPF. If you start there, then build up with your favorite toners, serums, and masks, you’ll be golden!

Oily Skin

If you have oily skin, you likely don’t need us to tell you that you do. Your skin will appear shiny and you may be prone to acne, blackheads, and blemishes. A common misconception is that you should overwash your face to prevent oiliness–in fact, this actually dries out your skin even more, which causes your skin to produce more oil to compensate. This is where the importance of oil-targeting products comes in.

Products for Oily Skin

In general, look for products labeled “non-comedogenic”, as they won’t clog your pores. Choose a salicylic acid cleanser to help purify and exfoliate while removing irritants and bacteria from pores. You can also rotate this with a mild cleanser. As far as moisturizers go, choose something oil-free. In addition, clay masks are the perfect choice for a little extra self-care for your skin. Remember to not wash your face more than twice a day and use SPF daily!

Dry Skin

Dry skin is often caused by external factors like the weather, the temperature at which you keep your home, medications you may be taking, or even if you aren’t drinking enough water! If you have rough patches, areas that are flaky and irritated, or itchy red skin, you likely have dry skin. It is important to find products that target dryness in order to achieve hydration, smoothness, and elasticity in your skin.

Products for Dry Skin

Products with harsh fragrances and scents can be very drying to the skin, so try to shop for hydrating cleansers with minimal fragrances. Finding the right moisturizer is key–go for something rich and creamy, or even an ointment. Remember to apply creams right after you wash your face to prevent your skin from drying out quickly! And, as always, make sure you are applying a hydrating SPF every day.

Combination Skin

If you have combination skin, your skin may feel oily in some areas and dry in others. You may notice that certain areas are prone to blackheads and shine, especially in your T-zone, while the rest of your face is dry. This skin type can be tricky to find products for since there is a fine line between oily and dry skin.

Products for Combination Skin

Your main goal when aiming to treat combination skin is balance. In general, avoid harsh alcohol-based products that will dry out your skin more or cause irritation. A lightweight gel moisturizer will work best. Next, target your T-zone with a toner to balance out the area. Lastly, make sure to use SPF every day to protect your skin from sun damage!

Sensitive Skin

Do you find your skin stinging, burning, turning red, or just becoming generally irritated when you use certain products? You likely have sensitive skin, which is generally triggered by specific ingredients or products. Trial and error can help you determine what it is that sets your skin off.

Products for Sensitive Skin

Finding the right products is especially critical for those with sensitive skin, as you may experience great discomfort if you don’t. When shopping for skincare products, try to look for items that are designed specifically for sensitive skin. Make sure to avoid harsh ingredients like alcohol, fragrances, and sulfates because these will irritate your skin further. Fragrance-free moisturizers with SPF will keep your skin hydrated without weighing it down.

Get the Results You’re Looking for With Your Skincare Routine

When it comes to choosing the right skincare products for you, paying close attention to your skin is key. Once you are aware of what your skin likes and what it doesn’t, or how it reacts to certain products, you can determine the areas you should be targeting. Interested in taking the next step and starting treatments specifically designed for your skin? We have a wide range of facials, treatments, and products at our Midlothian, VA location that are curated just for you. Contact Club West Med Spa today to get started!

Plan the Perfect Winter Self-Care Day

After the holidays, our bodies and minds can feel drained and overwhelmed. On top of that, cold temperatures, flu season, and minimal sunlight can take a toll on our mental health. January is the perfect time to start healing yourself and taking some time to care for your needs.

Club West Med Spa is here to help you plan the perfect Winter self-care day to get you back to feeling your best. A rejuvenating facial, body scrub or massage could be the ideal step to having you feel refreshed for the new year ahead.

Please take a look at our ideas for self-care to help you get your mind and body in shape for the Spring. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Indulge in a Massage

Achieve full-body wellness and overall health improvement with a relaxing massage. Not only can a massage physically release tension from your body and ease your muscles, but it can also provide various mental health benefits. Revive your body and mind with a massage and receive:

  • Stress relief
  • Decrease in anxiety
  • Acute fatigue
  • Improved digestion
  • Increased circulation
  • And more!

With all of the physical and mental benefits you can achieve, there’s no question why getting a massage shouldn’t be the first thing you do this new year. At Club West Med Spa, we offer a range of massages for different results and tension releases. From deep tissue and sports massage to prenatal massage and lymphatic drainage, we can do it all to help you feel your best.

Get Out of the House

It can be hard to find things to do outside during the winter, but just getting out of the house can be a huge step in taking care of yourself. If your hands feel dry or cracked and your nails look dull after the holidays, schedule a manicure or pedicure. Exfoliating your hands and feet as well as refreshing them with a lotioned massage can help you feel better overall.

If you’re looking for other things to do, try going window-shopping, taking a stroll through the local mall, going on a brisk walk, or even going to the gym. Even going out to pick up the kids or taking them for a day trip somewhere can feel relieving just getting out of the house. There are plenty of things you can do to feel better through the cold, dreary months of winter.

Give Yourself a Facial or Receive One

The new year is the perfect time to refresh yourself and restore your beauty with an at-home facial or professional one. A facial is an ideal way to rejuvenate your skin and get yourself feeling prepared for anything that comes your way. Start the year on the right foot with a relaxing and refreshing facial.

Each facial at Club West Med Spa includes:

  • In-depth skin analysis
  • Complete cleansing
  • Exfoliation
  • Masque
  • Luxurious hot stone hand and arm treatment
  • Facial massage
  • Toner
  • Serum
  • Eye cream
  • Lip care
  • Moisturizer
  • Sun protection

By utilizing high-quality skincare lines and medical-grade products, we ensure your skin will feel restored and healthy. We can help you figure out which products best fit your needs and unique skin type. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Receive a Beauty Treatment

Cold weather can be harsh on your skin, and minimal sun exposure can feel depleting. Enhance your natural beauty with a specialized beauty treatment to allow your skin to feel nourished and healthier. Having your makeup done professionally can help improve how you see yourself and increase your self-esteem.

During the winter, our skin can lose that summer glow that brings us the warm and confident feeling we love during the warmer months. Consider receiving a spray tan to enhance your skin and safely achieve the sun-kissed look you are longing for. When you come to Club West Med Spa for an aesthetic treatment, we simply enhance that natural beauty within you.

Treat Yourself During the Colder Months

Get through the brisk months by putting yourself first and giving your body and mind the self-care it deserves. Whether you need to get out of the house and find something to do or are interested in beneficial body treatment, any self-care can improve your wellbeing. At Club West Med Spa, we are happy to give you the extra pampering you deserve.

Interested in learning more about self-care? Contact us today at 804-897-5297.

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Fall & Winter Skin Care Tips

Autumn is well underway, and with winter right around the corner, your skin might be feeling the seasonal shift!

Even though the temperatures don’t drop to sub-zero levels in the Greater Richmond region, the moderate cold we experience in this part of Virginia can still do a number on our skin.

Based in Midlothian, VA, Club West Med Spa has seen what the winter can do to people’s skin ‒ and we’re here to share our best fall and winter skin care tips so you can maintain the softness and suppleness of your skin, no matter how cold and dry it gets to be outside!

If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment at our spa, contact us today.

Moisturize Every Day

As the weather gets colder, our skin is more prone to becoming dry. By moisturizing every day, you can prevent dryness and irritation and maintain a soft and healthy complexion.

Even if you are already moisturizing every day, your skin may be extra sensitive to the cold. You may not be moisturizing enough, and if you need to moisturize 2-3 times per day in the fall and winter, you should. Or, it very well may be time to switch up your moisturizer and opt for one that is thicker or contains natural ingredients like coconut oil, shea butter, aloe, or oat.

Chances are that you moisturize your skin after taking a shower. In the fall and wintertime, nothing beats a hot shower, but you could be doing your skin and moisturizer a disservice by staying in a hot shower for too long. Hot water will dry your skin out, so we recommend turning the heat down, taking shorter showers, and pat drying your skin afterward with a towel.

Need a recommendation for a moisturizer and other fall and winter skin care tips? Get in touch with Club West Med Spa! Our aestheticians are happy to help!

Humidify Your Home

Between the cold temperatures and the dry air caused by heating systems, moisturizing your skin every day may not cut it. With that said, we recommend maintaining a moist environment in your home.

Using a humidifier is the best way to add moisture to dry air, but there are other measures you can take:

  • Add houseplants to your home.
  • Open the bathroom door when taking a steamy shower.
  • Minimize use of your dryer (& hang clothes to dry.)
  • Cook more on the stovetop or boil more water.
  • Place bowls of water near radiators/heat registers.

Humidifying your home will not only prevent skin dryness but will also ward off a scratchy throat, dry cough, cracked lips, static electricity, and sinus headaches.

What are some other fall and winter skin care tips? Read on to take your skin care regimen to the next level during the cold months!

Pamper Yourself at Home

We indeed spend more time indoors during the cold months. So while you’re watching Netflix or staying cozy at home, give your skin some much-needed TLC.

Create a relaxing, spa-like environment at home by lighting some candles, dimming the lights, and playing ambient music. Before giving yourself a facial, remove all makeup and thoroughly wash your face with an oil-based cleanser, followed by a water-based cleanser. Steam your skin by hovering your face over a bowl of hot water and placing a towel over your head.

Exfoliating your skin will remove dead skin cells and promote new cell growth. However, limit your exfoliation treatments to one to two times per month. Over-exfoliation can make skin more prone to dryness and inflammation in the winter. After exfoliating, make sure you apply hydrating moisturizers and serums.

Treat Yourself to a Day at the Spa

When you need a little getaway from the chilly temperatures and the daily grind, treat yourself to a day at a spa!

Whether you’d like to pamper yourself with facials, massages, medical spa treatment, or a combination of these services, Club West Med Spa has something in store for you to curb the wintertime blues and make you feel refreshed and anew.

After all, relaxing and minimizing stress are essential to maintaining healthy, glowing skin ‒ and our aestheticians would be happy to share more personal fall and winter skin care tips with you.

Nourish & Hydrate Yourself

Eating right and drinking enough water is important year-round. But when it comes to preventing dry skin in the fall and winter, staying nourished and hydrated can go the extra mile for your complexion.

As a general rule of thumb, adults should drink four to six cups of water each day. You can vary up your water intake by infusing water or herbal tea with lemons or oranges. (Citrus fruits contain high levels of antioxidants which can help remove dead skin cells and encourage new cell growth.) You can also supplement your beverages with collagen supplements.

What are the best foods to eat for healthy skin in the wintertime? Here’s a breakdown:

  • Salmon & other fatty fish (for their rich supply of skin-boosting omega-3 fatty acids.)
  • Avocados (fortunately, they are in season from January through March!)
  • Pumpkin seeds (they are high in zinc & make a great snack.)
  • Sweet potatoes (a great source of vitamin A that pairs well with protein on a cold night.)
  • Homemade broccoli or butternut squash soup (delicious in the winter AND great for hair & skin!)

Instead of indulging in holiday cookies, alcohol, and pies over the fall and winter, curb your sweet tooth with a serving of dark chocolate (1-2 oz, or about 1 to 2 squares). Dark chocolate is rich in flavonoids, which can protect your skin and leave it feeling smooth and plump. Make sure your chocolate is at least 70% cocoa. Sugary milk chocolate can increase your chances of an acne breakout.

We Love Fall & Winter Skin Care Tips ‒ & We Hope You Will, Too

Our skin doesn’t have to take the brunt when the cold weather arrives. With these fall and winter skin care tips, you can achieve and maintain your healthiest and most beautiful complexion – the snow and frigid temperatures won’t stand a chance!

Have questions about a particular skin problem? Does your skin break out or experience extreme dryness in the fall and winter? Club West Med Spa is here to help! Contact us today to schedule a consultation or if you’d like recommendations for moisturizers and other skin care products. We invite patients throughout Midlothian, VA, and the Greater Richmond region to our day spa all winter long!

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New Med Spa Treatments: Virtue RF & CoolPeel

Are you ready to achieve younger, brighter, and healthier-looking skin?

As the premier medical spa in Chesterfield County, VA, Club West Med Spa offers a diverse selection of skin treatments that reduce signs of aging and improve your overall complexion. We’ve recently introduced two new medical spa treatments, Virtue RF and CoolPeel, and we’re excited for what they have in store for our patients.

Read on to discover more about the rejuvenating powers of Virtue RF microneedling and the innovative CoolPeel laser skin resurfacing treatment. If you’d like to schedule a consultation for Virtue RF or CoolPeel treatment, contact us today!

Virtue RF Microneedling

Combining the power of microneedling and radiofrequency (RF) energy, Virtue RF is a versatile, minimally-invasive treatment that stimulates collagen and elastin production to minimize pores, improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and much more.

Wish you had smooth and supple skin? Are you self-conscious of acne scars, blemishes, uneven skin tone, or stretch marks?

Virtue RF may be the right med spa treatment for you! Next, we’ll explore how it works and what you can expect during and after treatment.

How Does Virtue RF Microneedling Work?

Virtue RF works similarly to traditional microneedling treatments. By penetrating deep beyond the top layer of the skin, Virtue’s microneedles stimulate collagen and elastin production.

But that’s not all. The microneedles simultaneously open up channels within the dermis layer to transfer radiofrequency energy, enhancing the production and flow of collagen and elastin. The radio frequency energy travels deep within the dermis layer to target and reduce scars, tighten skin, and create a healthier, glowing complexion.

Does Virtue RF Work on All Skin Types?

Yes! Virtue RF can yield beautiful, long-lasting results for patients of all ages, skin types, and skin tones.

So, whether you struggle with fine lines and wrinkles, acne and scarring, uneven skin tone and texture, loose skin, or stretch marks, you can benefit from Virtue RF microneedling.

Because Virtue RF’s system utilizes multiple microneedling handpieces, you can target facial skin and problem areas across your body.

Is Virtue RF Painful? How Long Does Treatment Last?

Virtue RF is minimally invasive and pain-free and is widely considered one of the most comfortable microneedling treatments in the market today.

Insertions of the microneedles are precise, minimizing tearing, trauma, and scratching. Your provider will most likely apply an anesthetic numbing cream before treatment goes underway to help soothe the area. You may experience light pressure while we apply the handpiece and emit heat from it.

The entire treatment process, including skin preparation and post-treatment, can take anywhere from 45 to 90 minutes. The microneedling process itself lasts around 20 minutes. After treatment, patients wear a moisturizing, anti-inflammatory Microcurrent Dual Face Mask to reduce redness and promote healing.

What Can You Expect After Treatment?

Downtime after Virtue RF treatment is minimal, meaning you can resume work and normal activity right after treatment. You may experience some skin redness for the first few hours after treatment.

Wearing sunscreen and avoiding exfoliating skin washes and treatments for the first 24 hours post-treatment can also reduce redness. It’s also recommended that patients avoid wearing makeup soon after and at least a day after treatment.

Your skin may feel smoother soon after treatment. It takes anywhere from four to six weeks for noticeably full results to show. For best results, we recommend a series of three to four treatments over the course of several months.

CoolPeel

Wish you could shed years off your skin and radiate with a youthful glow? CoolPeel is a new, non-invasive CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatment that is helping patients take control over age spots, sun damage, acne scars, loose skin, and the effects of aging.

What makes CoolPeel so innovative? Let’s take a closer look!

How Does CoolPeel Work?

Utilizing the SmartXide Tetra CO2 laser, CoolPeel removes the damaged upper layer of the skin. It then delivers short pulses of laser energy, which stimulates collagen production.

Unlike other CO2 laser skin resurfacing treatments, CoolPeel does not produce heat throughout the procedure, making it a more comfortable treatment option that yields a faster healing period.

Does CoolPeel Work on All Skin Types?

CoolPeel is most effective on skin affected by sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars.

Laser skin resurfacing treatment can potentially cause discoloration. Any patient wishing to undergo CoolPeel, or any other type of laser skin resurfacing treatment, should consult with a doctor first and go over their medical history. There may be other medical spa treatments that are more effective with your skin type and can help you achieve a younger and healthier complexion.

Is CoolPeel Painful? How Long Does Treatment Last?

A facial CoolPeel treatment typically lasts anywhere from five to 20 minutes. You can expect a longer treatment time if you’re targeting areas like the neck or chest.

Treatment is not painful. It is generally considered one of the more comfortable laser skin resurfacing treatments available.

What Can You Expect After Treatment?

It takes around 10 days for CoolPeel to show noticeable results. The treatment will gradually take full effect over the course of a few months as your skin produces more collagen.

Downtime after CoolPeel is minimal. You can resume work and normal day-to-day activities. You may experience mild redness within the first 24 hours after treatment ‒ but it is no worse than a slight sunburn. Some dryness may occur.

You can minimize redness and irritation by drinking lots of water and avoiding sunlight, face coverings, makeup, perfume, as well as topical ointments and creams. You should also minimize contact with bleach products in the first few days after treatment. Talk to your provider about which skin lotions you should use to keep your skin hydrated following treatment.

Achieve Your Best Skin with Virtue RF & CoolPeel

Virtue RF microneedling and CoolPeel laser skin resurfacing are transforming the way we address the effects of aging on the skin. But did you know that Virtue RF and CoolPeel can work in unison to intensify results AND create a more gorgeous, youthful glow?

Whether you’re interested in these treatments separately or making them both a part of your skin regimen plan, we invite you to schedule a consultation at Club West Med Spa. We look forward to educating our patients on the rejuvenating powers of both Virtue RF and CoolPeel ‒ and we look forward to seeing the results work wonders for all skin types!

Contact us today to get started!

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Collagen Serums, Ingredients & Remedies

Collagen: it seems to be a huge trend in the beauty industry, with products saturating the market. With all of the promises, information, and “magic” ingredients out there, it becomes difficult to determine which products and treatments are best for you and your skin.

The good news is, not everyone needs expensive and timely procedures. There are a number of products you can use from the comfort of your home to give you beautiful results.

In this blog post, Club West Med Spa will break down five products you can use at home to replenish your skin with collagen-boosting ingredients.

Why Do I Need Collagen Products Anyway?

The fact of the matter is, collagen production starts to slow down around age 25. This could impact the appearance of your skin, giving it a thin or wrinkled look. But fear not. With the right collagen serums, ingredients, and remedies, you can keep your skin looking smooth and youthful without breaking the bank.

Aside from improving your skin’s appearance, using these at-home products are also an excellent way to practice self-care so you can look and feel your best.

If you have any questions about collagen and how collagen ingredients can impact your skin, please contact us!

5 Skin Care Products That Help with Collagen Loss

SkinMedica’s TNS Advanced+ Serum

If your skin suffers from coarse wrinkles, fine lines, or sagging skin, this is the product for you. This is a skin rejuvenation formula powered by TNS®-MR and Renessence (RSC) Advanced. This combination encourages skin cell renewal while supporting collagen and elastin levels, revealing a smoother, more radiant, and youthful complexion.

Club West’s Age Interrupter Serum

Say goodbye to toxic fillers. This serum is a topical, needle-less collagen booster that safely targets fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, eyes, and forehead while also hydrating the skin, leaving you with a radiant glow. Our formula reactivates collagen I (the most abundant collagen), collagen III (a big part of our skin and organs), and elastin production to strengthen skin.

Eminence Organics Bamboo Firming Fluid

If you’re interested in the benefits of retinol but would like to try a natural alternative, this is the product for you. This silky serum concentrate is formulated with a natural retinol alternative that won’t dry out your skin. The botanical-based complex mimics the effects of retinol by lifting and tightening the skin without causing dryness. Derived from chicory root and tara tree extract, it provides the same firming and smoothing results without the risk of irritation and downtime.

Eminence Organics Marine Flower Peptide Serum

Another natural solution, this Collagen+ Complex combines botanical collagen, natural plant peptides, and algae extracts. Together, these ingredients leave the skin looking healthy and elastic. The Marine Flower Peptide Serum and Marine Flower Peptide Eye Cream can be added to any skincare routine to deliver significantly smoother, plumper, and more youthful-looking skin.

Eminence Organics Marine Flower Peptide Serum

This antioxidant-rich serum combines potent Vitamin C with Vitamin E and ferulic acid. Together, these ingredients help the skin look firm and plump, with the visible signs of aging reduced. Eminence Organics Lead Skin Care Trainer Natalie Pergar tells us: “We formulated the Vitamin C concentration to the optimal amount to be non-irritating and still provide powerful antioxidant benefits.”

How to Decide Which Collagen Products are Right For You?

Everyone’s skin and body are different. It can be challenging to find the right collagen solutions when there is no one-size-fits-all serum or ingredient to satisfy your needs. Club West Med Spa recommends these five collagen products that you can use in the comfort of your home as you start your journey to healthier skin.

Of course, you can always take advantage of professional procedures to improve your skin’s appearance. If you would like to schedule a facial to touch up your skin and learn more about collagen products, contact Club West Med Spa today.

What Are the Best Procedures to Produce Collagen?

You’ve seen the variety of powders, drinks, and supplements sold in stores, and you’ve watched countless social media influencers rave and promote its powerful effects. Collagen is everywhere, but few of us understand it.

What is collagen? What are the best procedures to produce collagen production, and is collagen the ultimate secret to radiant, youthful skin?

At Club West Med Spa, we work hard to educate our clients and help them achieve great skin and overall health. From helping you maintain your body’s natural collagen levels to providing advanced facial and medical spa treatment, we’re ready to help you discover the power of collagen.

Here’s everything you need to know about collagen and which medical spa treatments might be right for you! If you’d like to schedule a consultation with us, reach out today!

What Is Collagen?

Collagen is a protein that makes up our muscles, bones, and skin. It keeps our skin strong, firm, plump, and youthful.

By binding our cells and tissues together, collagen strengthens and keeps the top layer of our skin firm, plump, and youthful. In addition to volumizing our complexions, collagen prevents sagging and creasing and reduces the appearance of wrinkles, stretch marks, and cellulite.

Do We Lose Collagen As We Age?

Our bodies naturally produce and break down collagen. When we’re younger, our bodies produce collagen at a faster rate, but this process begins to slow down as we enter older age.

When we lose more collagen than we produce, the visible signs of aging quickly start to emerge. As collagen levels drop, our skin becomes thinner, starts to droop, and develops fine lines and wrinkles. This is also why crepey skin develops.

What Are the Best Treatments for Collagen Production?

Despite the natural process of aging, there are traditional and medical spa treatments that can naturally boost the body’s production of collagen. What are the best procedures to produce collagen? We’ll explore them next!

Microneedling

Do you struggle with wrinkles, scars, or uneven skin texture?

Painless and minimally invasive, microneedling stimulates the production of new collagen in the skin by creating tiny pins or microchannels in the top layer of the skin. There are two types of microneedling procedures we perform in our office to help patients produce more collagen.

By combining the powers of the microneedles and laser light, the Vivace RF Microneedling procedure specifically tightens skin and penetrates deep wrinkles, acne scars, and enlarged pores.

The Eclipse MicroPen® can also trigger collagen production, stimulate fibroblasts to produce more collagen, improve blood flow to the skin, and increase the release of growth factors to even out skin tone and texture.

If you’d like to schedule a consultation or learn more about microneedling, contact us today.

Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

Hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring in our skin and helps it look fresh and young. But as we age. the levels of hyaluronic acid drop dramatically.

Juvederm, Voluma, and Volbella fillers are mainly used to restore volume loss in the cheeks and lower face. But as the body absorbs these hyaluronic acid fillers over time, they help boost collagen production and subsequently create a smoother skin surface.

Get in touch with us today to schedule a consultation for hyaluronic acid fillers. We’ll go over your cosmetic goals and determine the best hyaluronic filler for your needs.

Facials

Because they increase circulation and improve blood flow, traditional facials are great treatment methods for stimulating collagen production.

We also utilize the patented HydraFacial treatment to make facial skin firmer and plumper. Using a technique known as hydradermabrasion, the HydraFacial cleanses, peels, and hydrates the skin, all while removing old skin cells.

Following your HydraFacial, we’ll apply a CTGF (connective tissue growth factor) booster serum that’s filled with peptides and antioxidants for a beautiful glow.

LED Red Light Therapy

LED Red Light Therapy stimulates collagen production and density to reduce wrinkles, remove scarring, improve complexion, and improve the skin’s overall appearance.

Club West Med Spa offers LED Red Light Therapy as an add-on for all of our facials. Request your appointment today!

Microcurrent Therapy

Is your skin in the early stages of aging? If you’re beginning to notice wrinkles, fine lines, or aging spots, you may find Microcurrent Nu-Face Therapy beneficial.

By stimulating the skin’s fibroblasts, this treatment can produce healthy, high-quality collagen. Club West Med Spa offers Microcurrent Nu-Face Therapy as an add-on for all our facials.

Which Collagen-Producing Procedures Are Right for You?

Are you ready to step up your skin care regimen and finally achieve healthier, firmer, voluminous skin? Request an appointment at Club West Med Spa today and we’ll help determine the best procedures to produce collagen specifically for your skin type!

In addition to these medical spa treatments, there are a variety of serums and natural ingredients that can produce collagen. Stay tuned to our blog for another post on these products and ways to boost collagen.

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Benefits of Combining the Hydrafacial & Dermaplaning

There’s no shortage of facials and medical spa treatments out there. So, what’s an out-of-this-world facial that will leave your skin brighter, softer, and looking like you’re a 20-something ready to take on the world?

Club West Med Spa is here to let you in on a little secret:

If you’re ready to transform your facial skin and restore it to its natural, youthful glow, then it’s time to experience the rejuvenating combination of the Hydrafacial and dermaplaning.

What are the benefits of combining the Hydrafacial and dermaplaning? How do they work and what can you expect during and after treatment?

Read on to find out (we have something special in store for you!)

What Is Dermaplaning?

Akin to shaving your face without the plucking, burn, or bumps, dermaplaning is a powerful exfoliation treatment that naturally heals the skin and replenishes its soft and bright complexion.

How Does Dermaplaning Work?

Using a medical-grade blade to gently remove built-up dead skin cells and vellus hairs, one of our expert estheticians will reveal a newer layer of skin right underneath, stimulating the body’s healing process and boosting the production of collagen simultaneously.

What Are the Benefits of Dermaplaning?

Say “no more” to dull, dry skin! After dermaplaning treatment, you can experience the following benefits:

  • Softer, brighter skin
  • Curtailment of acne breakouts
  • Better absorption of skincare products
  • Minimization of pores
  • Smoother application of makeup

Sound too good to be true? After exfoliating away the dead skin layer with dermaplaning, you can take your skincare transformation up a notch by combining it with the HydraFacial treatment…

What Is a HydraFacial?

Did you know the HydraFacial treatment is performed somewhere on the globe every 15 seconds?

There’s good reason why!

This is a treatment process that uses patented technology to cleanse, extract, and hydrate your skin thoroughly. In 30 minutes, you can improve your skin’s tone and texture without downtime. Over time and with a regular regimen, you will notice improvements in your skin, including a reduction in fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.

How Does a HydraFacial Work?

This is a treatment process that uses patented technology to cleanse, extract, and hydrate your skin thoroughly. In 30 minutes, you can improve your skin’s tone and texture without downtime. Over time and with a regular regimen, you will notice improvements in your skin, including a reduction in fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.

Gentle, effective, and oh-so-revitalizing, HydraFacial is a newer type of treatment that can reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation, cleansing the skin for a smoother and moisturized glow.

Utilizing HydraFacial’s patented vortex technology to cleanse, extract, hydrate, and protect the skin, we can gently remove impurities and improve the overall tone and texture of your face in just 30 minutes. We’ll then prep the skin for the exfoliation phase, following it with a luxurious fruit acid peel treatment.

Lastly, we’ll apply a protective, hydrating serum to guard and moisturize your facial skin, leaving a fresh, clean, and dewy glow!

What Are the Benefits of a HydraFacial?

In addition to transforming the natural glow of your facial skin, the HydraFacial has the following benefits:

  • Safe & fast
  • No downtime
  • Painless
  • Instant results
  • Highly customizable
  • Works on all skin types
  • Promotes healthy skin

So, what ultimately happens when you get a dermaplaning treatment and a HydraFacial at the same time?

Experience the Benefits of the Hydrafacial & Dermaplaning

By combining the powers of dermaplaning and the HydraFacial, you can ultimately experience a revitalizing and more effective facial.

No matter your skin concerns, whether you struggle with age lines, wrinkles, dull skin, uneven tone, or acne, combining the HydraFacial with dermaplaning can work for you.

Deep clean your skin, unclog pores, penetrate your skin’s natural healing process, and feel confident with a brighter and healthier glow. What could be better?

Club West Med Spa in Midlothian, VA, is offering a $185 special on our dermaplaning and HydraFacial treatment combination! Contact us today to learn more.

Making Skincare New Year’s Resolutions

The new year is in full swing! No doubt “New Year, New You” is still ringing in your ears every time you think about your resolutions for 2021. Here at Club West Med Spa, we want to help you become a better you by giving you some tips and tricks on how to up your skincare game throughout the year.

We’ve put together some skincare resolutions that will help your skin look and feel healthier while giving you the radiance you deserve.

Care For More Than Just Your Face

For many people, their skincare routine is mostly focused on their face and reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and blemishes. While caring for your face is important, it is also essential to give the rest of your body some love. Especially in the winter months, it is a great idea to invest in a good body moisturizer or lotion and incorporate exfoliating, cleansing, and moisturizing applying these products into your daily routines.

Give Your Lips Some Love Too!

Your lips have some of the most delicate skin on your body, yet it is easy to overlook them in your skincare regimen. If you are only caring for your lips when they are split, chapped, or hurting, you may not be doing enough to care for this part of your body. Gentle exfoliation with a lip scrub once or twice a week, applying lip balm during the day, and using a lip treatment at night can help keep your lips moisturizing and healthy.

Wear More Sunscreen

Regardless of what time of year it is, wearing sunscreen is important. While most of your skin may be covered up in the winter, it is still essential to apply daily SPF to the skin (mainly your face) that is exposed to sunlight. Sunscreen provides a barrier of protection from harmful UV rays and can help slow down signs of aging. This year, if wearing more sunscreen is one of your resolutions, start by using a daily moisturizer that contains SPF!

Avoid Hot Showers

There is nothing better than jumping in a hot shower after a long day or being out in the cold. While the hot water feels good when you are in the shower, it may be doing more harm than good for your skin. The hot water strips your skin of its natural moisturizing oils, which can result in dry skin.

Instead of cranking the heating while you are sudsy up, opt for taking a lukewarm shower, followed by applying lotion and putting on some comfy pajamas or clothes. This can help you get cozy while ensuring your skin retains much-needed moisture.

Stop Sleeping In Your Makeup

We’ve all done it, but sleeping in your makeup is one of the biggest skincare faux pas you can make.

It may seem innocuous to your skin, but sleeping in your makeup can cause it to mix with the oil and dirt built up on the surface of your skin, leading to clogged pores. This, in turn, can cause blackheads and breakouts. Taking a few minutes to remove your makeup and wash your face at the end of the day will keep your skin happy!

Stay Hydrated Inside & Out

Drinking plenty of water is a must no matter the season, as it promotes healthy digestion, improves skin tone, and more. In addition to drinking more water, it is also essential to keep moisture in the air, especially in the winter months. If you do not have a humidifier or two in your home and suffer from dry skin, it is a worthwhile investment and can help ease your discomfort!

Exfoliate

Regularly exfoliating your face and body not only helps remove dead skin but can also help your skin retain more moisture and look more radiant. There are exfoliation products, such as body scrubs, for every skin type, so experiment with different products to see what helps your skin feel its best.

We Can Help You Rejuvenate Your Skin

Let us help you keep your resolutions for your skin this year! Club West Med Spa welcomes guests from Midlothian, VA, and surrounding areas. We offer several spa services, including facials, massages, body treatments, and more.

To schedule your visit, please contact us today at 804-897-5297.

Keeping Your Skin Beautiful This Winter

Even in an unprecedented year like 2020, there are a lot of things to love about winter — curling up with a mug of tea or cocoa and your favorite movie, fresh snow, and the beauty of twinkling holiday lights. One thing no one loves this time of year? Dry skin.

Dry Air = Dry Skin

As the temperatures drop, it can wreak havoc on your skin, causing it to get dry, flaky, or even crack. One of the leading culprits of dry winter skin is drier air in your home. It is natural to want to crank the heat in your home, but the increase in temperature sucks hydration from your skin.

Use Humidifiers Throughout Your Home

Investing in a humidifier will help add moisture back into the air and help your home seem warmer. It is recommended to use a humidifier in your main rooms — bedroom, living room, and if you are working from home, your office space.

To complement using a humidifier, it is recommended to keep your home at a comfortable setting between 68°F to 72°F to ensure you feel warm without drying out your skin.

Moisturize!

Moisturizing is essential throughout every season! It’s easy to think that our skin is more protected because we wear more clothing in the winter. While our exposure to harmful UV rays decreases in the winter, the need for proper moisturizing goes up. Additionally, many people aren’t using the right moisturizers for the winter months — the products you love during the summer may not have the hydration benefits you need to keep your skin happy during the winter.

It is recommended you switch to a rich body lotion or cream to help trap existing moisture in your skin. The best time to moisturize is right after you wash your hands or get out of the shower, as this helps your skin retain more moisture.

Stay Hydrated

Keeping your skin properly moisturized not only means moisturizing with lotions and creams — it means staying hydrated. Drinking plenty of water is important to your overall health but is essential for your skin during the winter months when we tend to lose more moisture. If you want to get warm and cozy and get hydrated, a warm mug of tea is the perfect remedy!

Exfoliate

For lotion to fully penetrate your skin, it is recommended you lightly exfoliate to remove dead skin. However, if your skin is dehydrated and cracked, it is best to skip exfoliation and focus more on helping your skin heal and retain moisture.

Avoid Hot Showers

After being out in the cold or having a long day, a hot shower can be incredibly relaxing — but your time washing away the day may be causing your skin to dry out even more. This is because the hot water strips your skin of its natural moisture. To avoid irritating your skin, opt for a lukewarm shower, moisturize with your favorite lotion, and then get cozy under a blanket and warm pajamas. This will help your skin better retain much-needed moisture!

Maintain a Healthy Diet

As the holidays come and go, our homes are often filled with tempting sweets and treats. While there is nothing wrong with enjoying some extra desserts every once in a while, maintaining a healthy diet benefits your skin. Increasing your daily intake of healthy fats found in foods such as olive oil, walnuts, and avocados may help dry skin.

Dress for the Weather

Whether you live in Midlothian or the frozen tundra of New England, it’s important to dress for the weather. By wearing clothes and gear that protects your skin from the elements, it ensures your skin retains moisture. If you are inclined to bundle up in materials that may irritate your skin (like wool), you must wear a breathable shirt underneath. Alternatively, you can swap out itchy wool for a fleece or cashmere sweater.

Treat Yourself To A Spa Day

While the majority of recommendations in this article are for at-home care, a spa day can help you feel pampered — and also give you an idea of what types of products to use to restore health and radiance to your skin. At Club West Med Spa, our team is committed to helping our clients live beautifully. We will work with you to determine which skincare products best fit your lifestyle and skincare routine.

To schedule your next facial or body treatment, please contact us at 804-897-5297.

holiday facial at the spa

Black Friday Spa Deals at Club West Med Spa

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, that means only one thing:

The holiday season is upon us!

And if you’re looking to treat someone (or yourself) to a relaxing spa experience, the biggest sale of the year is here at Club West Med Spa!

Starting on November 20th through November 25th, 2020, we’re rolling out Black Friday spa deals on treatment bundles, gift cards, spa products, and more!

Black Friday Spa Sale

Spa Treatment Bundles: November 20-25th

Firmer, natural, youthful-looking skin – It’s the gift that keeps on giving!

With Club West Med Spa’s Black Friday laser treatment bundles, you can treat yourself or your loved one to a relaxing day at our medical spa and say “goodbye” to wrinkles, age spots, acne, and scars this holiday season.

Here are our laser treatment bundles on Clear + Brilliant, Limelight Facial™, and The Vivace!

Spa Treatment Bundles

Explore medical spa treatments for your best & healthiest skin!

There’s more…

Deck the halls this holiday season and eliminate clogged pores, fine lines, and dead skin with a series of dermaplaning and custom facials and peels.

custom facials & dermaplaning specials

You can also tighten and tone your chin, neck, or body with Thermage, a revolutionary non-invasive skin tightening and contouring treatment.

If removing stubborn fat and cellulite is on your wish list this holiday season, now you can with $500 or $800 off your next CoolSculpting treatment package!

Dermaplaning & CoolSculpting specials

Contact us today to order your spa treatment bundles!

New Year, New You

2020 was a stressful and challenging year. What better way to commemorate a healthier and happier New Year than treating yourself to 12 relaxing and rejuvenating signature Hydrafacials?

Now you can with our New Year, New You Package!

new year new you spa package

Let’s ring in a year of healthy & hydrated skin. Reach out to get yours!

Ditch the Razor & Switch to Laser

What’s a New Year’s resolution that will save you time AND create smoother, suppler, and beautiful skin?

A commitment to laser hair removal, of course, and Club West Med Spa is offering packages on facial and body hair removal this Black Friday.

So, throw out your razor and make bumps, ingrown hairs, and irritated skin problems of the past!

laser hair removal packages

Discover more of our laser spa treatments!

Gift Card Specials: November 23-25th

Did you know that when you purchase a Club West Med Spa gift card, you can save money on your next day at the spa?

If you’re looking to pamper a friend, partner, or loved one with a spa gift card this holiday season, you can receive $10, $25, or $35 for free to use towards yourself!

Purchase $100 Gift Card — Receive $10 for Free!

Purchase $200 Gift Card — Receive $25 for Free!

Purchase $300 Gift Card — Receive $35 for Free!

Explore more gift cards from Club West Med Spa!

Black Friday Spa Deals Are Here

Club West Med Spa invites holiday shoppers and spa-goers throughout Midlothian, VA, and the surrounding area to shop our Black Friday spa deals from November 20-25th, 2020!

For future spa specials and deals, stay tuned to our blog.