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Chemical Peels

Chemexfoliation treatments also known as chemical peels are great for all kinds of skin issues. Many people fear the thought of a “chemical peel”. There are many different kinds and strengths. The peels our skin experts use here at Studio 229 on Capitol Hill in Seattle, are less severe then ones done in dermatologist offices and medical spas. The two options we offer are glycolic (30% or 40%) and salicylic. The two have little to no down time.

For mature skin a glycolic acid treatment is always a great way to encourage skin cell turnover and keep skin looking radiant and youthful. The glycolic acid removes the top, dead skin cells to reveal new healthy skin. When used in a series the peels, over time, can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Salicylic acid peel treatments work best on acne prone skin. The salicylic peel helps to bring down inflammation and dry out the filaments and oils on the skin. Most clients see results after just one chemical peel treatment.

It is very important after any skin treatment, especially a chemical peel, to apply liberal amounts of sun screen. Direct sun exposure after a treatment can cause scaring at the site of a blemish. Sun screen is always important but if it is not something already in your daily skin routine, it needs to be after having any chemical peel. You may notice some redness after your treatment. This should only be this way for a couple days with little or no peeling of the skin. Chemical peels are treatments you should leave to the professionals. There are risks of chemical burning to the skin if the procedure is done incorrectly. Our Estheticians here at Studio 229 in Seattle bring only the best, safest, and most affective treatments possible!

Fantastic Facials

Fantastic Facials It is very important to take care of your body and skin. Facials are a great way to refresh, rejuvenate, and refine your skin. Not to mention, facials are a great way to relax and ease into the summer. There are many benefiting factors to facial treatments such as age prevention, deep pore cleansing, reversal of sun damage, and clearing your complexion. Here at Studio 229 we offer a veriety of facial treatments customized to tailor each individual clients needs.

The different types of facials offered here at Studio 229 Hair Design and Spa are designed and tailored to one’s specific skin type. After an Esthetictan analyzes your specific skin type they will recommend  a facial that will be best suited for your needs. Special attention is always given to problem areas such as acne and fine lines. Products used and recommended depend on your skin type and the recommended facial. Studio 229 features Vera Botania skin care products, these treatments utilize natures purest ingredients. Vera Botania products have certified organic botanical formulations without animal by-products or synthetic preservatives.

An anti-aging facial is an intensive and relaxing treatment that focuses on rebuilding collagen and is designed to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. An anti-aging facial improves cellular turnover and firms, rejuvenates with lymphatic drainage to calm balance and hydrate the skin.  One of our Signature facials or European facials stands out because extra attention is paid to the sensitive eye area,  thus reducing puffiness. Also, specialized pressure point relaxation techniques and added massage complete this experience. A deep cleansing facial is ideal for acne prone skin because it provides deep pore cleansing. It also soothes and re-balances problematic skin. This facial includes steam with antiseptic properties and a detailed extraction of impurities.

All facials include a mask. The type of mask that the skin care specialist uses on you depends on your type of facial and the type of skin that you have. Just because you purchase one type of facial does not mean you necessarily will get a certain type of mask. You are unique. The esthetician will use the mask best suited for your skin type. A lot of people have combination skin. Therefore a mask targeted towards multiple concerns for your skin will be used in order to achieve whatever goal best suited for your unique skin.

Often an esthetician will recommend one of Studio 229 many add-ons for your unique skin concerns. Perhaps an eye treatment is in order to soften fine lines. An eye treatment is also great for hydrating around the eye for it is concentrated with aloe Vera and collagen-infused.


Chemical peels and microdermabrasion can also be added on to a facial treatment for an advanced non-abrasive deep exfoliation to rid your skin of fine lines, wrinkles and blemishes. Although at times it may feel that the sun is hiding from us here in Seattle it  does not mean that its harmful UV rays aren’t damaging our skin. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion are great facial add-ons that will reverse sun damage and keep your skin  looking youthful and glowing. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion are also an effective way to combat the signs of aging by removing fine lines, pigment spots and acne scars.

This is microdermabrasion treatment on pigment spots after six treatments. The results can be dramatic with 3-12 treatments. Whatever treatment you choose or whatever add-on a facial is a great way to take care of yourself. A facial keeps you looking young and feeling young. A facial keeps your skin glowing.

The best way to figure out what is best for your skin is to come in and see our skin care specialist here at Studio 229 Hair Design. We are located on Capitol Hill in Seattle right on Broadway and Thomas at 229 Broadway Ave E Suite 7. Ask for Trina, our lead esthetician. Or call 206-322-6325 if you have any questions.

Refresh your skin for that glowing look with microdermabrasion

microdermabrasion There are several ways that one can get a glowing look to their skin. Something as minimal as a facial will work but it is important to exfoliate the skin in order to get cell turnover and for the skin to produce more collagen. Collagen production is what keeps the skin looking young. So the best question would be:  What is the best way to exfoliate the skin? A skin care specialist can give one answers to this question and there are many ways that this article will focus on. Also, a home care regimen is very important.

The most common way is a glycolic peel. This method is relatively inexpensive and can be done monthly.  The cost ranges from $85-$95 and comes with a facial. It is important to wear a sunscreen after having this treatment. The glycolic peel comes in a 35% or 40% and is prescribed depending on one’s skin type.  There are stronger  chemical peels available such as salicylic acid. All peels are designed to sluff off dead skin, regenerate new skin and promote collagen regeneration .

The next most effective way to sluff off old skin is a microdermabrasion treatment. Microdermabrasion treatments give many other benefits such as it improves imperfections, blemishes, hyperpigmentation and wrinkles. Microdermabrasion treatments are best done in a series of treatments ranging from 3-8 and can be done from every 7-10 days. They are relatively inexpensive for the results ranging at about $105 per treatment. Many companies give a price break if you buy 6 or more treatments at once.

At home care is essential after getting either a chemical peel or a microdermabrasion treatment. Although one’s skin may feel great after the treatment the top layer has just been removed. Therefore the potential for sun damage is greater than ever. A SPF of 50+ is recommended. The skin is also ready to accept moisturizers so it is important to nourish the skin. There are serums with loads of Vitamin C or A that have great benefits. A skin care specialist can guide an individual to the type of serum and moisturizer that would be best suited to their individual skin type. Here are some great before and after images:

There are thousands of images on google some very dramatic. The results are very amazing. We at Studio 229 Hair Design and Spa offer microdermabrasion at a 15% discount if 3 sessions are purchased and at a 20% discount if 6 sessions are purchased.

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