Urban Allure is a medical spa located in San Francisco that was established in 2005. Dr. Loraine Franks is the medical director, and she earned her MD at the University of Colorado. She then served a residency at the University of California and completed a fellowship at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Among the more popular of our treatments are the Vitalize and Rejuvenize Peels.
What Services Does Urban Allure Provide?
Urban Allure provides a variety of services that include the following:
• Laser hair removal
• Skin rejuvenation
• Chemical peels
What are the Illuminize, Vitalize and Rejuvenize Peels?
Illuminize, Vitalize and Rejuvenize Peels are chemical peels produced by a company called SkinMedica®. They work by making the skin shed faster than normal, so the topmost layers flake off or even peel off in sheets.
Rejuvenize Peels are used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and make the skin smoother. Its ingredients include salicylic acid, malic acid, phytic acid and panthenol. An average treatment takes around 45 minutes, with application taking 20 minutes. Most clients need three to six treatments with one treatment every month or so to get the desired results.
The Vitalize Peel has similar effects to the Rejuvenize Peel, but it is a milder formula. Its ingredients include salicylic acid, lactic acid and panthenol. Treatment takes about 45 minutes, with the application taking 20 minutes. Most clients need three to six treatments to get the desired results, and they may get one treatment every three or four weeks.
The Illuminize Peel is the mildest chemical peel produced by SkinMedica. It makes the skin appear brighter and evens out the complexion. Its ingredients include salicylic acid, phytic acid, mandelic acid and panthenol. As a superficial peel, it does not cause the peeling seen with the stronger treatments. Clients may get treatments every two weeks, and they will usually need at least three treatments to get the desired results.
What is DiamondTome?
DiamondTome is a technology made by the company Altair Instruments. It is used in microdermabrasion treatments. The device exfoliates the skin with diamond crystals and then vacuums the crystals, dead skin cells and other debris. The technology includes a HydroWand that is used to administer a variety of serums that nourish and hydrate the skin. Different types of serum can be used to treat problems like excessively dry or oily skin or uneven complexion.
What Does Laser Hair Removal Involve?
Laser hair removal involves the use of a laser that targets the pigment in the hair and travels down that hair to reach the hair follicle, which it then destroys. Since the laser only works on hairs that are actively growing, the client will need to undergo four to seven treatments to eliminate all the hair. A hair’s life cycle runs four to six weeks, so clients will need to space their sessions accordingly.
Laser hair removal does not typically cause any discomfort; many patients say the treatment feels like nothing more than a rubber band snapping against the skin.
Learn More About Rejuvenize Peels
If you are looking to improve the texture and tone of your skin, the Illuminize, Vitalize and Rejuvenize Peels may be right for you. We can help you learn more about these popular treatments at Urban Allure in San Francisco. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment and get started.