Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the United States, according to Massage Envy Indian Trail owner Tanha Patel. That’s why Massage Envy spas around the country have launched the new acne facial series.
Massage Envy already offers skincare treatments and spa services to improve client’s skin, but this particular series is catered specifically for acne, Patel said. Corporate officials saw a need for the service based on how many clients came in with acne complaints and concerns, seeking treatment.
In the six-part series, clients will meet with a licensed esthetician for a consultation and get a customized treatment plan consisting of six, 30-minute facial sessions and a take-home kit with products to use in between sessions. Massage Envy also uses a high-frequency machine during treatment to eliminate bacteria. Patel said Massage Envy partnered with Proactiv on this series for the take-home products.
The customization makes the program unique in Patel’s opinion. Clients see the same esthetician every time, and the esthetician uses the client’s history to decide how frequently the client should be seen, choose what products to use and make changes accordingly.
The entire series, including the take-home kit, costs $349. Patel said this can be more affordable and accessible than going to see a dermatologist, where patients often need to pay an insurance co-pay for their visit and prescription, or pay out of pocket for treatment on a regular basis if it is not covered by insurance.
Patel also said seeing a dermatologist may require patients to get on a wait list for treatment, whereas, at Massage Envy, clients can be seen in a timely manner.
The acne facials are open to anyone over the age of 12. Patel said she knows a wide variety of clients of all ages who suffer with acne. She said Massage Envy estheticians have been heavily trained, and the new program is backed with research. They want to partner with clients and help clients reach their healthy skin goals.
“Everybody deals with acne on such an emotional level,” Patel said. “It affects your self-esteem and self-confidence and affects how we carry ourselves in the real world. That’s the stigma we want to help break. We want to help you feel great about your skin and about yourself.”
Want to learn more?
Call 704-980-0240 or visit www.loca tions.massageenvy.com/north-carolina/indian-trail.html for details.