A Swift Rejuvenation

Photo by Bill Wine

Photo by Bill Wine

By Mariah Kline  |  Health & Wellness

Picking out the perfect hat and outfit for Derby is a high priority for many this time of year, but it’s important to remember the appearance of one’s skin as well. As parties and galas fill up our schedules, there’s no time for a major change, but there is time for a quick touch-up from a group of experienced professionals.

VibrantMed in Crestwood offers a variety of treatments designed to restore and rejuvenate skin without having any drastic procedures done. Medical grade injectables, facials, peels, body contouring and more can all be completed at the spa by an experienced and licensed aesthetician. The treatments and services provided can act as an effective alternative to cosmetic surgery for those with mild to moderate concerns. Their procedures are minimally invasive and require little to no downtime afterward.

Their staff strives to give clients a relaxing experience in an environment that feels like a “boutique spa.” At a client’s first visit to VibrantMed, they’ll sit down with an aesthetician for a comprehensive consultation. Together, they create a skincare plan with short- and long-term goals based on what the client wants to achieve.

“We want our clients to know that we care about them and want to build a long and trusting relationship,” says Melissa Ballinger, director of client services. “We take the time to listen to their concerns and provide informed and realistic solutions.”

As for how often you should revisit the spa, VibrantMed recommends having a facial or peel every four to six weeks for the best results. Peels and facials can treat the signs of aging, sun damage, acne and more, plus they make skin feel smoother and more refreshed. Try the CO2 Lift Mask (featured on “The Dr. Oz Show”) that has an immediate hydrating and plumping effect.

Botox and Dysport, which are injected directly into facial or neck muscles, improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles. No downtime is required following the procedure, and the effects last three to four months. Their dermal fillers, including Juvederm and Restylane, can improve the contours of the face and add volume and fullness. The effects can last from six months to up to two years.

Other services include eyebrow microblading, laser treatments, lash lifts and lash extensions. You can also purchase physician grade skincare products based on aesthetician recommendations for further care after you leave the spa. Results vary depending on each person’s genetics and at-home regimen, so the staff gives guidance on how to proceed following each treatment.

The owner of VibrantMed is Erica Chowning, APRN, who has over 15 years of experience in the medical field. She is passionate not only about skincare and aesthetics, but about overall health and preventive care. With her advanced training and dedication to serving clients, new customers are in great hands.

“Our main goal is to educate people about the positive effects of maintaining good skin care and a healthy lifestyle,” says Ballinger. “We can help people achieve a new level of confidence in the way they look and feel about themselves.”

A variety of options and professionals who care are waiting to help at VibrantMed. Whether you’re looking for serious rejuvenation or just something to brighten up your face for Derby season, let their staff bring out your best skin. VT


6402 Westwind Way, Crestwood