"Modern Priscilla Aesthetic & Laser Center, LLC"

A Skin Health & Wellness Spa

The TRUTH about facials

When was the last time you received a facial?

6 months ago? A year ago? Never? Most people don’t know the true benefits of receiving regular facials from a professional.  In New England especially, facials are thought of as a luxury, something saved only for special occasions or specific skin issues such as breakouts, dry skin, and dark spots. However, many of these skin conditions could be avoided completely with the proper use of products/treatments both at home and by your skin care professional.

We like to use the analogy that your at-home skin care regimen is like your diet, you need to be consistent with it EVERYDAY in order to see results, and going to your skin care professional to receive facial treatments is like going to the gym. Its the supplement to your diet.  Most of us will never be toned and fit without ever working out, your skin needs that same”workout” in order to receive optimal results as well.

The general consensus is that it is best to get a facial treatment once a month. (As often as you’re financially capable is just fine). The reason for this is that your stratum corneum (the top layer of your skin) renews itself every 28 days. In this time your skin cells are constantly being replicated from the treated cells to replace the old cells. If you give your skin a head start through receiving a facial, they will begin to replicate the now healthier cells and give you an improved complexion.

Top benefits of receiving regular facials:

1. Facials provide a deeper exfoliation than can be achieved at home. We use enzymes and acids such as pepsin, papain (papaya fruit enzyme), salicylic acid, kojic acid, pyruvic acid, phytic acid, glycolic acid that can’t be purchased for at home use to exfoliate your skin. Exfoliating with these products detoxifies, brightens complexion, gets rid of dull dead skin cells, reduces fine lines and sun damage, and kills bacteria to prevent breakouts.

2. Facials cleanse at a much deeper level. Aside from using the Clarisonic there is no real way to deeply cleanse your skin at home. It is similar to receiving a dental cleaning for your skin. Extracting and cleaning out your pores can help maintain clear skin, stop acne formation, and reduce the appearance of pore size.

3. Massaging is great for the skin as it increases blood flow.  By increasing circulation, this oxygenates the blood and encourages the presence of fresh, healing red blood cells. Massaging also helps kick start the lymphatic system to reduce puffiness and promote the movement of fluid that has accumulated under the skin.

Facials WILL NOT  completely transform your skin with one treatment.  After receiving them consistently over time they will improve your skin texture, tone,  and specific conditions greatly. At Modern Priscilla we offer 4 different facials.  These facials will help address acne, dry skin, hyperpigmentation, oily skin, or skin that is in great shape and needs to be maintained over the long term!

Click the Links below for more information on the specific facials offered at Modern Priscilla:

Corrective Facials

Rhonda Allison, Facials, Corrective Facials, Before and After Facials, Benefits of Facials, Skin Care, Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion, Modern Priscilla, York, Kittery, Maine, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, dermatologist, Medical spa, bare minerals, obagi

**This is the before and after picture of a woman that has received 5 facial treatments, as well as professional products to use at home on a daily basis**

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Our NEW Maine-Based Sunscreen!

Harnessing The Power Of 5 Marine Ingredients

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The oceans are abundant in organisms with beneficial qualities for our skin — especially antioxidant-rich algae whose ceramides provide unparalleled skin repair, hydrating and anti-inflammatory properties. Ocean Elements uses marine ingredients with exceptional protective, hydrating and restorative qualities that are also gentle enough for use on sensitive skin.

With over 95% natural ingredients, Ocean Elements was developed by dermatologists to be as natural as possible and gentle enough for sensitive skin. In addition to the marine ingredients and mineral sunscreens, Ocean Elements contains a host of other natural ingredients, including cocoa seed butter, squalene, sweet almond oil and green tea. These products are also free from fragrance, PABA, parabens, phthalates and other ingredients that can irritate skin.

Gentle enough for sensitive skin, Ocean Elements™ hydrating skin care contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatories alleviate irritation and redness while non-nano mineral sunscreens provide broad spectrum SPF 30 protection. The sheer formulation delivers superior hydration and serious sun protection that looks and feels great by itself or under makeup.

*Five marine ingredients improve sun protection, provide deep hydration and help soothe skin

*Gentle non-nano zinc oxide and titanium dioxide protect against photoaging

*Effective moisture from cocoa seed butter and sweet almond oil, as well as marine and other natural ingredients

*Rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatories that even skin tone, alleviate redness, calm and rejuvenate skin

*Sheer formulation combines superior hydration and serious sun protection that’s water resistant up to 80 minutes

*Free from fragrance, PABA, parabens, BPA, phthalates and other harmful ingredients

 For use on your face, neckline and other exposed skin, Ocean Elements moisturizes and protects your skin wherever the day takes you!

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NEW Bare Skin Liquid Foundation

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bareMinerals has come out with their first ever liquid foundation!

This foundation is a clinically proven tone-correcting mineral foundation and brightening serum in one. Created with exceptional purity in mind, this ultra-thin, skin-perfecting fluid provides seamless adjustable coverage, a natural finish and the look and feel of beautiful skin while delivering a noticeably brighter, more youthful appearance.


*Coconut-derived base with jojoba-coated mineral pigments and non-chemical broad spectrum SPF 20

*Contains the LEAST ingredients of ANY liquid foundation on the market!

*No Parabens, oil, fragrance, or silicone

*Supercharged Lilac Plant Stem Cells and Vitamin C help to reveal brighter, more even-toned skin

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Special Ingredients:

Vitamin C
This skin-brightening superpower is known to fade existing dark spots and discolorations for more even-toned skin.

Lilac Plant Stem Cells
Lilac plant stem cells are recognized for their exceptional healing abilities and are known to provide powerful antioxidant protection. We extract these cells, fortify them with our unique mineral complex and infuse them into our formula to improve the appearance of skin and help it defend against environmental stressors.

Titanium Dioxide
This non-chemical, mineral sunscreen provides broad spectrum SPF 20 protection against the sun’s damaging rays.

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