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8340 Bandford Way Ste 107 Raleigh, Raleigh, NC | Directions 27615-275535.901010 -78.678622
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Pro Peel Results are amazing – UPDATE TO MY PRIOR REVIEW:
I received a gift certificate to go to a supposedly upsale salon (Von Kekel) in Raleigh for a facial. It was a joke compared to Skin Essence. The facials that I get at Skin Essence are hands down the best that I have ever had (thanks Monica and Lina) and I wouldn't go anywhere else and spend my money. I have been go to Lina now for about eight years and at 48, I get people telling me that I look like I am in my early 30's. Lina (and now her daughter Monica) are fantastic!!!
I have gone to Lina for years and would not go to anyone else. I can't afford to go too often even though I get a lot for my money with Lina. She always tries to do the most for me she can within my budget. Even with a budget she has done amazing things with my skin. I went recently to have my eye brows waxed and was tellng her that I wanted a microderm abrasion, she told me about ProPeel. I decided to do it that day because I completely trust Lina. The results are amazing. It took years off of my skin and my skin is glowing, firm and fresh looking (at 43). I love Lina and think she really cares about her clients. She is dedicated to what she does and always stays on top of the latest trends and has the best products. She IS the spa you should go to if you want beautiful skin.
went for a brazilian, it was my first one ever, and the owner was so nice and professional and really talked me through it. SHe did a great job
phenomenal. absolutely phenomenal. Everyone there knows exactly what they're doing and are experts. I had mild acne and just did my first acne treatment facial/peel and even after one of those and 3 blue light treatments, my face is already so soft and so smooth and clear. My sister even noticed it today. Lina likes to help you out and is very understanding. I can't wait to schedule my next appointment and continue with these treatments so my skin can be completely clear (hopefully, fingers crossed!) and smooth. This place is definitely the place to go. I would recommend it to anyone.
I want to thank Lina for helping educate me on the benefits of a facial and permanent makeup. I am a nurse and I work hard at caring for good health. Being mid 50's I have noticed aging of my skin and hair. I'm so glad I found your services on the internet and took the leap of faith to visit you for permanent makeup! I am so pleased with the results! I want to age gracefully and Lina is helping me do so! With the facial services, I feel my skin looks fresher and more toned, it just feels good! I feel I look younger with permanent makeup for my eyebrows. I have not tried facials or any skin treatments in the past and Lina has been so kind and patient in educating me and helping me learn how to renew myself!
Thank you for recommendations and in teaching me how to glow!
Always love my results!! – I went a week ago and I love my results. I have gone before and I always love my results. Microdermabrasion is the only thing that gets rid of my acne. I have tried Proactive, Dermatologist, and even another Spa that I usually go to for my massages and pedicure, but they never work or leave dark spots on my face. I usually get those painful mountain sized zits!! She did ask me about the eyebrow waxing but I said no and she moved on to talking about my skin. The very first time I went she did tell me about Dermalogica and other things and they were perfect for my face! I mean I have had horrible acne my whole life and I am 34 now and finally get to have a clear face! I don't know about the facials here because I always get the microdermabrasion. I do peel afterwards but I will put up with that over The mountain zits any day. My oldest daughter has my genes and my acne and I am taking her next week. She was using proactive and still is but the blackheads and mountain zits are still there. I do trust Lina and I hope she can help my daughter's skin. And if she suggest things I don't want I will tell her no.
Nothing but a sales pitch – I purchased a Groupon for a 60 minute European facial. I arrived 15 minutes early and was seen 20 minutes after my appointment time. Ten minutes of my facial time was wasted in teaching me how to wash my face with their products. I then waited another five minutes for a facial room to be ready. I was told that I needed light treatment and microdermabrasion - it was a very aggressive upsale. I declined. The facial was ok at best, roughly 40 minutes of the 60 I paid for. The aesthetician asked if I wanted my scalp massaged, and I said yes. At checkout, I was billed for a 15 minute scalp massage, though the process was more like 5-7 minutes. The aesthetician attempted to sell me a load of products that I was not familiar with. While I understand that the point of the Groupon is to get new business in the door, the way to get the new client to return is not with pushy sales tactics that make the client ashamed of how their skin is perceived. I certainly won't be back.
beware the upsale – I had the exact experience as the May 18, 2010 reviewer. Every detail, even to the suggestion for the eyebrow wax.
The fact this was 18 months later tells me this is the norm for this place.
Perfect!!! – Went back last Thursday and had another Microdermabrasion and it was PERFECT!! I could tell the immediate deference in my skin! I waited the 3 days like Lina said and I also bought the home treatment that is safe for pregnant women! I look great! Feel great! Even my husband ask did I setup another appointment! Which I did. Lina took care of my acne, my acne scars, blackheads and smoothness. I will be taking my oldest daughter and I have told my aunt who wants to go also! Thank you Lina, pregnancy can be rough on acne prone skin.
I thought I made an appt for a facial, WOW was I wrong! – My appt started 25 min late. Lina recommended Microdermabrasion and Revitalight treatments with no alternatives. She never explained the treatments but did tell me the price. I told her I’m not familiar with these. She said no problem and passed me off to a staff member who performed the treatments. Lina came back occasionally to check and push additional treatments (eye brow wax and tinting which I declined.)
At check out, Lina gave me a sheet of instructions and information on the microdermabrasion. Why didn’t I get this BEFORE the treatment?? I would have declined the treatment after seeing the list of stuff I could not do and must do! Then she said I needed to use their products including the Precleanser, Cleanser, Moisturizer, Eye firming cream, Exfoliating cream, another Cleanser to alternate, cotton swabs (which were $6), and Sunscreen. She handed me a bill for almost $500 ($200 of treatments + $300 of products.) I told them no. I would buy a few products since I just found out I could no longer use the ones I had (part of the Microdermabrasion sheet.) After several times back and forth, I ended up with smaller bottles of some and samples of other. She said when I came back for my next treatment, I really needed to get the other products. What next treatment?? She handed me a pamphlet on the Revitalight treatment (once again, why did I not get this information BEFORE the treatment?) It recommends 6 sessions about 2 weeks apart and then 1 session every 2 months. I could get cosmetic surgery for the price of all of this over the first year! No thank you! Then she tried to push the makeup as I was trying to get out the door.
I understand trying to push your products but the part I can’t get over is how bad and how ugly I felt after leaving this office. I don’t believe she gave me the best advice for me or my skin as I did not want long term continued treatments – I wanted an appt for a 1 time facial to use the gift certificate I received as a present and I really feel she recommends these 2 treatments to everyone.
Wonderful Surprise – Lina's knowledge and her commitment to making sure my my skin for my future; as I approach a big number b-day, is graceful and beautiful. I felt confident that she could help me and felt a genuine concern that I had not felt at other spas. She is the real deal and I highly recommend Skin Essence A Day Spa. Thank you Lina and staff.
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