Almost everywhere you look online, someone is trying to sell you something. On Instagram and YouTube, celebrities or self-proclaimed skin “gurus” swear by whatever product or treatment pays their bills. As soon as the money stops, they’re onto the next thing.
New skin care and aesthetics businesses constantly emerge with the latest miracle product or treatment. They all claim to be “the best” and deliver “unparalleled” results. But what actually works?
At Entre Nous Aesthetics, a medical spa and skin clinic in Menlo Park, we think it’s time to separate fact from fiction. The basics of good skincare don’t change. It’s about using the right products the right way at home and knowing what to leave to the professionals.
Our aesthetics and skincare experts have the experience and training necessary to ensure you get the most accurate information to choose the best aesthetician services for yourself.
Keep reading to learn more about what to expect at a professional skin clinic in Menlo Park.
What makes a skin clinic different from a day spa?
The key difference between a medical spa or skin clinic and your standard day spa is the medical training and expertise of the people performing the services.
At a day spa, the staff are typically cosmetologists or massage therapists. Though many know a lot about the skin and body, they lack the medical training and oversight of a professional skin clinic.
Thanks to our medical backgrounds and training at Entre Nous, our patients can count on spectacular results from the latest and greatest services and products. Under the leadership of renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Jane Weston and Sandra Ewers, M.S, PA-C, we are exceptionally qualified to recommend treatment plans and at-home skincare regimens to meet your goals and help you look your best.
Which services can I expect at a skin clinic in Menlo Park?
The aestheticians at Entre Nous Aesthetics offer amazing services to treat everything from acne and wrinkles to cellulite and inflammation.
Learn about each of our aesthetician services below!
Profound RF Microneedling
As we age, we lose three important building blocks in our skin: collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. Together, these substances give our skin its volume or “bounce”. Over time, your skin’s natural production of these important proteins slows, and it is important to intervene to ensure your skin remains youthful.
Radiofrequency (RF) microneedling with our state-of-the-art Profound device is one of the most universally beneficial skin treatments to address a wide range of concerns.
Using Profound RF microneedling, we can treat:
- Skin laxity
- Sagging skin
- Enlarged pores
- Volume loss
- Lines & wrinkles
- Stretch marks
Microneedling allows us to insert tiny needles to a precise depth in the skin, which causes a mild injury. Anytime such an injury occurs in this part of the skin, collagen formation begins.
Profound RF adds radiofrequency technology to the mix. This device allows us to insert microneedles into the skin, while simultaneously delivering heat.
A heat injury to this portion of the skin initiates your body’s wound healing process. This response leads to not only collagen formation but also elastin and hyaluronic acid formation. After a Profound RF treatment, the area(s) we focused on will gradually appear smoother, softer, and blemish-free.
24K Gold Facial
Sometimes, if you want your skin care efforts to really work, you have to find a way to make products penetrate your skin deeper. To deliver incredible products directly into your skin, we rely on AQUAGOLD® Fine Touch!
The AquaGold Fine Touch system uses tiny, 24-karat hollow gold needles to deliver customized infusions of BOTOX®, dermal fillers, vitamin C, retinol, hyaluronic acid, and more in the skin layers to plump, firm, and smooth.
We use our AquaGold Fine Touch 24K gold facial to treat:
Fine lines & wrinkles
Our aestheticians also love adding on AquaGold Fine Touch to laser treatments to further enhance and safeguard the amazing results!
The microchannels created in the skin by AquaGold Fine Touch are each thinner than a human hair, making treatments essentially pain-free. The AquaGold Fine Touch is the perfect solution for painless treatment of sensitive areas including peri-oral (around the mouth), periorbital (around the eyes), forehead, neck, back of hands, and décollete.
High Frequency Diode (HFD) Acne Treatment
If you believe two pinching fingers or some over-the-counter product is the enemy of acne, think again. At Entre Nous Aesthetics, we kill acne at its source—healing breakouts and preventing future ones with our state-of-the-art high frequency diode laser.
Since oxygen kills acne-causing bacteria by damaging and destroying the membrane of the infected cell, oxygen is the real enemy. The high frequency energy emitted by the diode oxygenates the skin and safely kills acne-causing bacteria on contact. We can perform this treatment on any area of the body with acne, but we usually treat faces, necks, chests, and backs.
Besides killing bacteria, HFD acne treatments also reduce inflammation and redness associated with acne, shrink enlarged pores, and increase circulation to the treated area(s). This provides total skin rejuvenation and puts you on the road to recovery from acne!
LED Light Therapy
When it comes to light, some types are very harmful to skin while others can offer healing properties. Light wavelengths on the right of the spectrum, like ultraviolet (UV) rays, X-Rays, and Gamma rays can penetrate the skin and do serious permanent damage to your DNA, leading to cancer.
Since most people are not readily exposed (we hope!) to X-rays and Gamma radiation, we consider UV-A & UV-B radiation from the sun the most dangerous. Wear SPF daily, everyone!
Not all light energy damages your body, however. Certain wavelengths toward the middle of the spectrum, like blue, yellow, and infrared, have extremely positive effects on skin.
When our clients want to maximize the results of their treatments at our Menlo Park office, we suggest LED light therapy! There are countless benefits to this therapeutic light, including:
- Increased circulation
- Smoother texture
- More even complexion
- Improved wound healing
- Pain relief
- Treating sun damage
- Eliminating acne & acne scars
Your lymphatic network—a network of vessels and organs—lies under the skin. It’s a crucial part of the immune system, acting like a sanitation system for your body by getting rid of “waste” the body naturally produces, or other things that can invade the body, like bacteria.
This system doesn’t have its own “pump” to move the waste along and can become backed up. A poorly working lymphatic system floods your tissues with fluid, resulting in swelling, puffiness, and aches. It can also deplete your immune system and cause you to get sick more often.
To drain this system and keep it working optimally, many people turn to lymphatic drainage massage.
Lymphatic drainage is unlike any other massage. This 45-minute process requires little pressure, since the network is just below the skin. Sarah, our amazing lymphatic drainage specialist, uses gentle movements to stretch the skin in the direction of lymphatic flow, encouraging the fluid to move through the system.
Lymphatic drainage massage helps with:
- Swelling & inflammation
- Muscle soreness
- Cellulite & stretch marks
- Toxin buildup
- Fluid retention
- Skin blotches
- Dark under-eye circles
Maybe you’ve heard of celebrities, or someone you know, experimenting with chemical peel treatments. But to some, the thought of a chemical peel can seem a little intimidating.
Luckily, that’s what our experts here for! The professional aestheticians at our skin clinic in Menlo Park love giving chemical peels to our clients to help improve:
- Sun Damage
- Uneven complexion
- Fine lines
- Acne scars
- Dry skin
- Uneven skin texture
Facial skin peel treatments, or chemical peels, use physician-grade chemical agents to resurface and, at times, remove the top layers of the skin. Chemical peels work by replacing dull, tired skin cells with bright, glowing new ones! It reduces the appearance of existing sun damage and scarring, improves skin texture, and stimulates collagen production.
Light Peels exfoliate only the outermost layer of the skin to help improve pigmentation, fine lines, acne, and dry skin. The recovery time for a light peel is 1-3 days depending on your skin type and lifestyle.
Medium Peels penetrate deeper into the skin and can target acne scars & wrinkles. Recovery time for a medium peel is 4-7 days.
Damaged or dead skin cells can build up on the skin, often causing your skin to look dull, aged, and unhealthy. Microdermabrasion involves passing a specially designed wand with a diamond tip over your areas of concern to abrade the skin and deeply exfoliate dead skin cells.
The machine gently vacuums away the exfoliated particles, further stimulating the dermis in the process which can result in firmer, smoother, thicker, more elastic, and healthier skin.
Besides physically exfoliating unhealthy skin cells away, microdermabrasion also prompts your body’s natural healing response. This causes your skin to repair itself after the “trauma” caused by the microdermabrasion tip, signaling the body to speed up production of collagen.
Microdermabrasion can help improve the appearance of:
- Congested skin
- Dry skin
- Enlarged pores
- Rough texture
- Fine lines
- Uneven skin tone
- Stretch marks
You may be frustrated with dull or lackluster skin that isn’t as plump, supple, or healthy-looking as it once was.
If you are seeking a minimally invasive way to address these concerns and gain more confidence in your skin, the experienced aestheticians at Entre Nous Aesthetics can help with professional microneedling!
Acne scars, uneven skin tone or texture, stretch marks, sun damage, and fine lines and wrinkles can be difficult—or even impossible—to treat on your own. If you are struggling with these skin concerns, medical microneedling may be the treatment you’ve been looking for.
There is no skin type or complexion that does not benefit from microneedling with our SkinPen device, though it is important to note that results are not instant, and we may recommend a series of treatments in order to reap the full benefits.
Getting a HydraFacial can be a great way to bring a new level of hydration to your skin! A HydraFacial is a relaxing treatment offered at our skin clinic in Menlo Park that uses hydradermabrasion technology and 4 gentle steps to breathe new life into your skin.
Utilizing HydraFacials in a client’s treatment plan helps us remove damaged outer layers and treat everything from oil and congestion to fine lines and wrinkles. A monthly HydraFacial allows us to maintain your gorgeous skin between other in-office treatments like IPL Photofacials and laser treatments as well.
During the multi-step HydraFacial process, we resurface the top layer of the skin, remove impurities, and infuse the skin with hydrating serums.
There is no skin type or tone that a HydraFacial cannot benefit. It is one of the most universally skin-friendly treatments that exists. At Entre Nous, we see men and women of all ages for HydraFacials to help them achieve and maintain healthy, fresh, and clean skin.
Take a super simple skincare concept, add in a trained aesthetician, and what do you get? Dermaplaning! Opting for dermaplaning can be a great way to maintain the smooth surface of your skin, whether on its own or with another treatment (like a chemical peel or laser procedure).
Using a surgical-grade scalpel, dermaplaning helps remove dead cells and the fine hairs from the top layer of your skin. It’s a manual skin exfoliation treatment that reveals fresh, glowing skin almost immediately!
Once your skin is clear of dead cells and fine hairs, you’ll find that topical skincare products work better, and your makeup goes on flawlessly! This is a great treatment to have before a big event or photo shoot to ensure you look your best.
At Entre Nous, our clients with the healthiest skin make time for regular dermaplaning appointments, either on its own or with other facial rejuvenation treatments!
As a top skin clinic in Menlo Park, we want to educate people from all walks of life about caring for their skin. Many of our clients want us to help their teens treat acne breakouts, manage their skin type, and stress the importance of developing healthy skincare habits—like wearing daily SPF!
A teen facial at Entre Nous Aesthetics allows us to examine your teen’s skin, answer their questions, provide personalized treatments, and recommend products.
Depending on the client’s unique skin type, we may recommend a combination of the following:
- Regular HydraFacials
- Medical-grade facials
- Manual extractions
- High Frequency Diode (HFD) treatments
- Professional skincare products
Bringing your teens to Entre Nous Aesthetics for our teen facials is a gift they’ll thank you for decades from now. Together we can reduce their risk for skin cancer, build their confidence, and help them feel good—never guilty—about taking care of themselves.
How do I know which treatment is right for me?
After reading the above, you know that many of our treatments overlap in the results they produce. So how do you know which treatment is best for you?
The easiest way to know where to begin with the aesthetician services at Entre Nous is to consult with one of our amazing aestheticians! At your first visit to our skin clinic in Menlo Park, we will carefully evaluate your skin, discuss your concerns, and work to understand your goals.
After we’re on the same page, we will create a treatment plan tailored to your lifestyle, goals, and budget.
Why come to Entre Nous Aesthetics?
Entre Nous Aesthetics is proud to be the premier med spa in the Bay Area. All of our consultations and treatments are performed by licensed medical assistants and aestheticians, so you can relax knowing you are in the most skilled and practiced hands in the region.
Dr. Jane Weston, a renowned plastic surgeon, oversees our office and even performs several of our aesthetics treatments herself.
Besides our highly trained providers, we also invest vast amounts of time, energy, and money in research and continuing education to ensure we offer the best aesthetic care with the latest technology.
Schedule a consultation at our skin clinic in Menlo Park today!
If you feel frustrated by an uneven complexion, acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, or just want to take better care of your skin, come consult with us at our skin clinic in Menlo Park. We can help!
We can’t wait to help you achieve the healthiest skin of your life with our treatments!