Though being poked, pricked, and shocked has become the norm for my skin, when I first read about Dermalinfusion, it, at face-value, seemed a little intense. As it turns out, Dermalinfusion is not an invasive treatment. Instead, it’s a rather a customized experience to give your skin a full-on boost of clarification and hydration, in half of the time of most facials. It also might just be the key to the dewy summer glow I’ve been craving.
“Dermalinfusion is a non-invasive three-in-one skin resurfacing treatment that simultaneously exfoliates, extracts, and infuses the skin with condition specific serums,” says Saime Demirovic, co-founder of GLO Spa NY. “It’s a unique treatment where serum is injected into the skin at the time of exfoliation which helps to increase volume by up to 70%.”
Essentially, your skin is supposed to feel softer, smoother, and cleaner after just one treatment. Consider it microdermabrasion, taken to the next level. Plus, there’s no downtime, no pricking or poking into your skin (just a Dermal Infusion “pen” that lightly sucks at your skin), and it only takes 30 minutes.
Less than a week later, I was sitting in the GLO Spa studio, awaiting my facial and my fresh new complexion. Though I’ve been #blessed with pretty clear pores, a lack of discipline with my skincare routine and a night of merlot and RuPaul’s Drag Race left my complexion in a pretty lackluster condition, so my skin needed a pick-me-up.
First, the usual: a quick cleanse and prep of the skin. Then, GLO Spa co-founder & facialist Aishe whipped out the “pen,” which was connected to a machine that pumped out a concoction of serums while simultaneously sucked out all of the dirt and grime. A teeny diamond tip exfoliated my skin while the serums seeped into the micro “wounds” said tip created, and while it didn’t feel amazing, it was surprisingly calming. A little pain, a lot of satisfaction: just how we like our facials, right?
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Routine facials are the best way to ensure healthy glowing skin. We usually recommend once every 4 weeks for healthy cell turnover. Dermalinfusion as seen above is ideal for all skin types and concerns. It’s vacuum technology will help alleviate congested pores and sun damage while a hydrating solution is pumped into the skin leaving you glowing and clean!
Twenty minutes later, Aishe put down the mechanism and applied a fresh cooling face mask onto my tingling skin, allowing it to sit for a few minutes (during that time, I took a much-needed cat nap). Once she peeled the mask off, I already felt rejuvenated and bright-eyed—that’s what the mixture of slumber and a facial will do to you. Once I looked in the mirror, I was impressed: a light blemish on my forehead was nearly gone, and my face was extra dewy. No redness, swelling, or irritation—just happy, plump, super-smooth skin.
I felt good. The glow lasted for about two/three days, but it’s been a solid two weeks since my facial and my skin still feels soft, with little to no breakouts on the horizon. So, is it worth the $200 price tag? I definitely think so. But I wouldn’t do it on a regular basis—a girl’s gotta let her skin breathe, and too much exfoliating is never a good thing.