Living Well

The beauty of what lies beneath

lw darciaA medical esthetician at Salon & Skin Spa of Hazelwood Village in Waynesville, Darcia Sirianni knows exactly how important skin care is.

“When we are 20 years old, the skin on our face self-exfoliates every four weeks,” she said. “But as we get older, it can slow down to every 12 weeks. The skin can look dull or gray and have age spots. Around age 35, we need to step in and help our skin exfoliate.”

Sirianni specializes in exfoliating the skin, lifting sun damage, facial treatments and medical-grade home skin care, all of which plays a vital role in making sure ideal health is achieved. 

“My goal is to diminish fine lines, lift pigment and stimulate your collagen and the result is radiant skin that looks and acts like younger skin,” she said. “My personal recommendation for younger looking skin is prescription strength Vitamin A and Vitamin C serum. Both will increase exfoliation and strengthen, brighten and lighten skin.”

Professional exfoliation treatments include microdermabrasion, chemical peels and a non-peeling treatment known as Swich, which stimulates dermal rejuvenation. Sirianni also uses ultrasound and radio frequency waves to improve hydration and stimulate skin-firming collagen.

“All over-the-counter skin care only goes to the epidermis, which is the thickness of four sheets of paper. One of the keys is getting to the dermis to create transformation. In the beginning, Vitamin A, also called Retin-A, can be too powerful for the skin, but starting slowly and hydrating the skin can alleviate any discomfort and flaking.

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“I call myself your personal trainer for your face because I coach you along to restore a healthy balance to your skin,” she added. “[And for me], restoring a healthy glow to my clients’ skin and hearing the compliments from their friends and family makes my job rewarding.”

For consultations, call 828.456.2050.

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