Lymphatic drainage massage and Gua Sha combined brings a fundamental change through connective tissue and muscle manipulation. We focus on the bodys lymph system and activating circulation to clear stagnation and accumulation in the channels. With movement comes space that allows nutrients from our blood that feeds the skin to flow better, releases tension and clears accumulation. This creates immediate and long-term results allowing the skin to clear obstructions that cause puffiness, acne, dark circles, reduce inflammation, and so much more, to bring back vitality to the face. This facial also provides improvement in facial contouring and minimizing fine lines. It’s a chain reaction of benefits because it focuses not only on the surface of the skin, but the underlying structures as well.
What is Gua Sha? Gua Sha is a Chinese facial massage technique that reduces inflammation it the face, neck and upper body and provides lymphatic drainage benefits.
What Does Gua Sha Entail? The facial consists of manual facial manipulation and light scraping of the skin with jade, rose quartz, nephrite and other stonesm in an upwards motion. It feels like a relaxing, sculpting massage.
How Often Can I Receive a Gua Sha Facial? The treatment is safe to have as often as every day! The treatment is customizable, so your aesthetician will create a recommended plan for professional treatments, and you can also incorporate a simple daily routine at home.
Can I Receive a Gua Sha Facial When I have Fillers and Neurotoxins? Dr. Russak pairs sculptra and radiesse injectable treatments with this facial immediately after the injection for enhanced results! Our Lymphatic Gua Sha Facial will help integrate these injectables into the body and stimulate collagen production because it helps increase circulation. Post-sculptra and radiesse patients may experience soreness, tension, inflammation and swelling from fluid retention, so this facial will help ease these side effects and provide enhanced results. We recommend waiting two weeks after botox or hyaluronic acid filler treatments to have this facial done.
Can I Receive a Gua Sha Facial While Pregnant? Absolutely, in fact it’s a very popular treatment for pregnant women! Gua sha is very soothing and relaxing, and helps reduce swelling and inflammation.
Do I Have to Prep My Skin for The Treatment? No, but we do exfoliate the skin during the facial, so avoid exfoliating or using any prescription topicals a few days prior. Drinking water will be beneficial since massages can be dehydrating. By creating more movement, we optimize circulation in your lymphatic system. Drinking water before and after the treatment will assist the kidneys in flushing out toxins and waste more quickly.
Can I Receive a Gua Sha Facial if I Am Broken Out? If you are experiencing active acne breakouts and inflammation on your face/neck, we recommend waiting until it clears up to have the treatment done.
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Julie Russak is by far the best dermatologist I have ever visited. First off, her office is impeccable and looks like a museum. The front desk staff is always friendly and so are the medical assistants. Dr. Russak always gets the job done right and not once has she pressured me to spend any more money than I need to or suggest other procedures. If I ask her she’s very honest and professional.
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