Here at Alchemy Marin the entire facial menu is administered by a medically trained professional.
Our team is comprised of nurses and medical aestheticians & nurses with a wide breadth of knowledge in all things skincare.
We ARE NOT a spa. We are a Medical Spa, with a staff of results-driven practitioners from all over the Bay Area; many coming to us straight from dermatology. This DOES NOT mean your treatment will be uncomfortable; we refer to the 3 R's here - Rest, Relaxation, AND Results. We stress the importance of a custom-fit experience; one that is tailored to your specific needs & includes homecare provisions. Basically, you are in the absolute best hands possible no matter what option from the below menu tickles your fancy!
:: MICRODERMABRASION ::
full 1 - 2 hour sessions, 30min. mini maintenance, & treatment package options are available
A UNIQUE DERMABRASION TECHNIQUE USING DIAMOND TIP TECHNOLOGY TO SMOOTH AWAY FINE LINES, REFINE PORE SIZE AND MINIMIZE SKIN IMPERFECTIONS. THIS NON-INVASIVE TREATMENT REMOVES THE DEAD AND DAMAGED SKIN CELLS FROM THE EPIDERMIS TO STIMULATE A REJUVENATING RESPONSE FROM THE SKIN’S DEEPER LAYERS.
Approximately every 28 days we create a new layer of skin. As new cells form they push their way to the surface and then dead cells settle on the surface. This can cause enlarged pores, clogged pores, a bumpy uneven texture, and a dull appearance. As we age this process slows down leading to the appearance of older skin with less radiance.
Who can benefit?
Men and women of any skin type or color. Anyone with aging, flaky, dry, devitalized, thickened, blemished, and sun damaged skin will be rejuvenated and refreshed. Blotchy and uneven skin tones will also be improved.
WHAT AREAS OF MY SKIN CAN BE TREATED?
The most common areas of treatment are the face, neck, chest, shoulders, & back. Any age, skin type, or area can be treated.
:: DETOX/ANTIOX FACIAL ::
The antioxidant vitamin C is the most effective way to prevent and repair the aging of free radical damage resulting from environmental exposure. We begin with a natural cleansing process to purge toxins out of pores and drain cellular waste. Natural enzymes and fruit derived acids remove the outermost layer of skin to stimulate basal cell activity, as well as collagen and elastin. Then the most powerful form of vitamin C is infused into the skin to restore skin texture and firmness while fading pigmentation problems and diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. For optimal results, this treatment is recommended in a series of 4 treatments three weeks apart : 1 x 75 min with two consecutive "mini" treatments following.
:: ALCHEMISTS ANTI-AGING COLLAGEN FACIAL ::
Our signature anti-aging facial is an excellent treatment for dull, devitalized skin, as it improves microcirculation and cell hydration. This treatment goes from the neck up and then totally over the top! Our combination of natural enzymes & exfoliants gently remove dead skin cells, revealing a fresh, healthy glow, while enhancing the skin’s natural ability to regenerate. Then we top it off with a hydrogel collagen mask to intensely hydrate and nourish your skin. Get ready to GLOW!
:: PURIFYING CLARIFYING (acne/blemish prone) ::
For the impurity-prone and those of us with skin congestion, this treatment is designed to address oily or blemish prone skin. Powerful glycolic and salicylic acids arrest bacteria and soften skin for easier pore extraction of problem areas. This deep cleansing treatment includes steam and extractions, followed by a cooling mask to nourish and restore balance. We recommend a series of 4 treatments at 4-week intervals to eliminate congestion and reveal a clearer you.
:: DERMAPLANING FACIAL ::
Dermaplaning is a highly efficient, safe, physical exfoliation procedure used to instantly clear away dry, dead, superfluous skin AND facial hair. This clinical procedure is performed by medical skincare specialists trained in the use of a modified surgical blade designed specifically for this treatment. This treatment immediately diminishes the appearance of dry fine lines, increases the rate of absorption of skincare products, and provides a healthier more radiant appearance. It creates the perfect canvas for makeup application and is a wonderful treatment for photos and special occasions. Dermaplaning is not performed on skin with active acne or skin prone to breakouts. Come in for a consultation to see if Dermaplaning is right for you.
- Packages available :
- 5 treatments = SAVE $249!! - $996 (brings the per treatment cost down to $199/tx)
See more on Dermaplaning on our drop down services menu!
WEDDING BELLS in your future??…
Whether you said “I do” or you have a big event coming up and you want to look your very best, let us customize the perfect treatment plan for your skin to be its very best on that special day. We will discuss your skincare goals and the timeframe until your big day to map out a treatment plan to have you glowing and radiant. Whether it’s a combination of Hydrafacials and Dermaplaning you need or a series of chemical peels or laser treatments, we have you covered!
HYDRAFACIAL MD TREATMENT :
MEDICAL GRADE Hydradermabrasion on the patented HYDRAFACIALMD® machine.
Read on to see why Hydradermabrasion can take your skin health to the next level...
Inclusive of skin evaluation and consultation.
$249 : Signature HydrafacialMD - all the bells and whistles that come standard with this plumping delicious treatment - 5 step with vortex fusion.
$349 : "The whole sha-bang" HydrafacialMD : CTGF growth factor ampule & light therapy : improving texture and elasticity as well as the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
$199 Hydra Mini : ** a "maintenance" treatment ; can be scheduled for 30min. but must be noted as a "Hydra-mini" when booking.
**All HydrafacialMDs are booked as a "Standard" treatment unless noted over the phone or email as a "MINI".
The Customizable HydraFacial MD® treatment can be tailored to safely & effectively address your specific skin concerns. Our targeted problem/solution protocols were developed to help mitigate some of the most universal skin concerns, but our trained HydraFacial MD® pros can always further tailor your treatment to make it most exacting to your unique needs. Your skin isn’t like everyone else’s, your treatment shouldn’t have to be either.
The HydraFacial MD® patented procedure includes personal sterilized tips for each step in the customized 5-step process.
Below is a list of custom add-ons available:
- Growth Factor // CTGF : Our MOST favorite of all add-ons. Ask your Hydra-pro for more information and whether or not you're a good candidate: $99.00 (Alchemists Choice)
- Derma Builder: Add this powerful peptide complex to help stimulate collagen production and improve cell structure strength for aging skin: $79.00
- Light Therapy: LED helps reduce the appearance of redness/sensitive skin and the signs of aging. It also improves the appearance of oily/congested skin, and treats moderate inflammatory acne: $49.00
- Lips: Extra concentration and care on the lips using more powerful Antiox+6 or a mask to deeply hydrate and plump up the lips! $49.00
- Neck & Décolleté: Add these often neglected areas to any HydraFacial MD® Treatment with customized suction and serums for the needs of these specific areas: Neck : $149 // Chest $199
- Hands: Another often neglected area that shows the first signs of aging. Activ 4 is used to clean and exfoliate and then powerful Antiox 6 is used to deeply hydrate: $79.00
- Upper Back: A full focus on the back. Includes separate patented OnG tip for back use only : $299.00
HydraFacial MD®: Who Is It For?
HydraFacial MD® is a medical grade facial provided only by medical destinations like ours, by our staff of professionals who can clinically evaluate the specific needs of your skin and tailor your treatment to exactly what concerns or issues you may want to address, whether it's plump, even tone and texture for an event, or more targeted skin health concerns, our Alchemists have you covered!
Loved by the medical community, beauty editors and celebrities alike, the HydraFacial MD® resurfacing procedure is an incredible non-invasive treatment that utilizes award-winning, patented technology to detoxify, rejuvenate, and protect your skin. It delivers immediate results and long-term benefits without downtime or irritation.
Great for all skin types, the HydraFacial MD® Treatment is not only highly effective at improving overall skin health, but also excellent for remedying:
- Fine Lines and Wrinkles: also called the "Plumper-Facial"
- Elasticity & Firmness
- Skin Tone Evenness & Vibrancy
- Skin Texture
- Hyperpigmentation/Photo Damage
- Oily/Congested Skin
- Enlarged Pores
- Advanced Signs of Aging
- Prior to our micro-needling (one week) + fillers for amazing skin prep + optimal results!
How it Works: Vortex-Fusion®
The unique Vortex-Fusion® serum delivery system is what sets the HydraFacial MD® apart from other procedures. The multi-step treatment cleanses, evenly exfoliates, and extracts to remove impurities and dead skin cells, while at the same time replenishing vital nutrients, including Antioxidants, Peptides, and Hyaluronic Acid. Thanks to the devices’ superior delivery system, these performing ingredients are able to more effectively help mitigate environmental damage, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and plump and firm skin for long-term results you can see and feel instantly.
The Role of Antioxidants, Peptides & Hyaluronic Acid
Antioxidants hold the key to skin cell defense and repair. These skin protectors fortify cells by trapping and containing free radicals and boosting cell function. HydraFacial MD® works to not only detoxify skin, clearing away daily wear and tear, but also to replenish the skin with much-needed antioxidants to revitalize and protect. Peptides are links of amino acids that boost collagen and elastin production. These age-refining superstars help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while also helping to stimulate the body’s natural antioxidant response. Hyaluronic Acid is naturally produced by the body and gives skin its volume and fullness. A lack of Hyaluronic Acid can lead to a decrease in the elasticity of your skin. HydraFacial MD® utilizes a special low molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid that plumps and deeply hydrates the skin like no other.