At Total Body Skin Care and Wellness Spa, we practice therapeutic skin care, as we identify the root causes of your problem skin and develop a plan of action that will keep your skin in balance going forward. Our strong knowledge is complemented by our use of the highest quality products.
We aim to make an impact on our clients’ lives by personalizing and adding new dimensions to routine treatments. Our faithful clientele rave about our willingness to listen, eagerness to share knowledge and interest in helping them look their best.
Our clients with teenage girls and boys also rely on us to help with problem teenage skin. Our solutions are natural, not drug-based. We’ve helped many, many teens improve their skin and regain their confidence during those challenging high-school years.
Our specialty areas are the treatment of acne and rosacea, which are always followed up with a detoxifying lymphatic drainage of the face and a massage of the neck and shoulders. Our therapists are trained by a licensed massage therapist, making this phase of the treatment especially delightful!
Many of our skin-care clients have been prior patients of dermatologists, and were not getting the results expected, despite long regimens taking toxic prescription drugs. This is especially true for our clients with acne, who have seen tremendous improvement through regular extraction, cleansing, and decongesting. We are big believers in home care: i.e. taking good care of your skin between visits, through changes in your diet, habits, and the application of the correct products.
Our lead esthetician is an expert on cosmetic ingredients. New clients are encouraged to bring their current products to their initial visit to go over the order and timing of application, redundancies/conflicts in ingredients, potential for adverse reactions, etc. We’ll also go over other health issues (such as allergies or hormonal imbalance) to identify other potential causes of problem skin.
Our esthetics staff is trained, guided and closely supervised by lead technician Isabel Viveros-Ciampi. Isabel obtained a University-level skin-care degree in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2001, complementing years of skin-care related study in specialized institutes over the course of the 1990s. Her University degree in skin care included classroom training from dermatologists, kinesiologists, cosmetic chemists, microbiologists, and other physicians, followed by internships in the dermatology units of local Buenos Aires hospitals.
Upon relocation to the US in 2003, she enrolled in and graduated from Atelier Esthétique Institute of Esthetics in Manhattan in order to familiarize herself with accepted American methods. Since then, she has attended advanced training classes in the International Dermal Institute in Manhattan, the Circadia Institute of Advanced Aesthetics, and the Advanced Aesthetics Training Institute among many others.