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By Erika Chassner


Moving to Miami has done wonders for my stress-level. Unfortunately, I can’t say the same for my skin. Prone to freckling and dark under-eye circles, I have noticed more blemishes on my face than ever before. My self-proclaimed “skincare slacker” routine, think Cetaphil face wash and occasional SPF when I remember, has done nothing to help.

So I decided it was time to summon a professional in the Miami area. I had heard great things about the Miami Beach Plastic Surgery Center and MedSpa. Having never been to a MedSpa, I was admittedly a little hesitant at first, assuming my facial might come with an unsolicited sanction for a nip/tuck or that I’d be sitting next to Cindy Jackson for her weekly procedure. But much to my surprise, I only have wonderful things to say about this place: from the staff, to aesthetics and most importantly, my facial.

After my thorough skin evaluation, my aesthetician, Rebecca, recommended the Lactic & Lavender-infused facial. Although this facial is not on the menu, I highly recommend this service at the Center for anyone with sensitive skin like mine. The purpose of this facial was threefold: to hydrate, exfoliate and brighten my skin without making it anymore vulnerable to the harsh Miami sun.

The facial started out with a deep cleansing clay mask and the extraction. Rebecca was gentle but still got the job done on a few stubborn whiteheads. After that came the Hydrating “Masksage,” a hybrid between a mask and massage. Rebecca gently woke me up, as I’ve been known to fall asleep on a massage table or two, for the final touch a light prolacitc peel with peptides. The results were pretty instant and I have seen the difference in the hydration and overall brightness of my skin for over a week now.

Rebecca had some great post-treatment recommendations and I left with a bottle of their private label Replenishing SPF 36, which I am happy to report I have been wearing daily. I will definitely be back on a 6-week basis for this facial in efforts to take better care of my most important epidermis. And, I may even consider changing my status from “skincare slacker” to “diligent diva.”

Miami Beach Plastic Surgery Center and MedSpa
1674 Meridian Ave, Suite 204
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Phone: 305.531.9800

Originally published June 2012

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