I have been introduced to a new facial regimen and I have become a convert. It is called Iderm Facial Treatment and it is offered at Dermaspace, located in the Medical Dental Building in downtown Seattle. Dermaspace is the only place in Washington that is certified to offer this treatment. Do you remember that Real House Wives of Beverly Hills episode last season when Kyle got a facial that made her look like Hannibal Lecter? No? Am I the only one that watches RHOBH? Well, it is a very thorough skin treatment that uses electrical micro currents to allow the skin to absorb this great anti-aging solution with specially catered vitamins and minerals into the second layer of skin – the dermis. Besides using electrical currents, the only other way to get this deep into this skin is by using needles. Um, no thank you!
The owner Jody and his team are amazing at providing a comfortable and peaceful spa atmosphere. Jody has worked on many famous clients in Hollywood and I am so happy that he brought his expertise here to Seattle. I have had two sessions and noticed a difference in my skin right away after my first visit. My skin felt smoother and he was able to get rid of this huge acne blemish without creating any further breakouts.
The session begins with a gentle cleanse and exfoliation, then cotton soaked in a yucca root solution is placed on the face. Yucca root is a plant filled with essential vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties. All great things for you skin! Next an infrared heat dome is placed over the face to prepare the skin for the detoxification process.
The third step is the fun one, where the skin gets extracted of nasty white heads and black heads. Jody does this with a small vacuum tool and also manually. We try to keep talking through it because it can be a little painful. Finally the last step is to wrap the face again with a delicious for the skin, anti-aging solution and putting the “Hannibal Lecter” mask on to let the electrical micro currents do its job. The first session he had me on the lowest setting, just until I had a metallic taste in my mouth, which is expected. The second time he had me tell him when he should stop cranking it up and I stopped him at level 8/10 due to the increased burning sensation.
The whole process takes about 45 minutes and it is actually quite relaxing. My skin immediately feels baby soft and looks so much better. I am trying to make a conscious effort in protecting and nurturing my skin by using sunscreen daily, exfoliating, and monthly facials. This is my 34th year of life and although I have always had pretty good skin, I want to make sure that it ages well.