SALE: $99 Peel + Free Dermaplaning

Welcome back to the Aesthetic Studio!  We’re celebrating re-opening/Phase IV with our NEW customized SkinCeuticals Peels and Dermaplane services!  Enjoy our favorite $99 SkinCeuticals Peel and get a FREE Dermaplane ($160 value).  Dermaplaning, when combined with one of our custom peels, helps generate smooth, exfoliated + youthful skin.  Learn more at your complimentary consultation with Ashley.  Call 692-6838 or click below.

NEW! Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a gentle exfoliation procedure removing dead skin cells and peach fuzz with a sterile surgical blade. With no downtime, dermaplaning promotes deeper product penetration, boosting the effects of skincare products while making the skin look smoother and also reducing acne scars. The treatment also works to remove facial hair that can trap dirt and oils that lead to enlarged pores.

JULY SALE:  FREE Dermaplane with purchase of a $99 Peel.  Sale ends July 31.  Limit (3).  Must be used by 12-31-20.

Dermaplane Add On:

15-minute exfoliation dermaplaning is the perfect compliment to chemical peels or other facials.

Dermaplane Express:

30-minute double cleanse + dermaplane + treatment mask.

Dermaplane Custom:

60-minute lux customized dermaplaning facial. Includes double cleanse, exfoliation, extractions, dermaplaning, treatment mask,  and massage.

Pricing and Scheduling

For pricing and details, schedule your complimentary consultation with our Licensed Esthetician (309) 692-6838 or click below.

Benefits of Dermaplaning:

· Provides deeper product penetration

· Removes soft facial hair that traps dirt and oils

· Promotes smoother, glowing skin

· Safe procedure for removing dead skin cells and vellus hair

· Reduces the appearance of acne scars

· Diminishes the look of fine lines

· Works on all skin types

· Instant results and no downtime

· Minimizes pore size

· Aids in smoother makeup application

 

Dermaplaning FAQ 

 

Is it safe?

Dermaplaning is extremely safe when performed by a professionally trained esthetician.

 

Once the vellus hair is removed, will my hair grow back thicker?

No, this is physiologically impossible. The soft, fine vellus hair will grow back slowly—usually in about four weeks.

 

What areas can be treated?

Dermaplaning is performed on the face, under the chin and sides of the neck.

 

Can dermaplaning be performed with a chemical peel?

Yes. Dermaplaning is an excellent way to prepare the skin for a chemical peel.

 

Who cannot be treated?

Patients with active acne breakout or cold sores should not be treated until lesions are healed.

Dermaplaning is great for diminishing acne scars but should not be performed during active breakouts. Clients with diabetes, not under control by diet or medication, should not be treated. Clients undergoing cancer treatments should also not be treated.

 

Is there any downtime after dermaplaning?

No, that’s one of the benefits.

The skin instantly has a healthier glow and feels amazingly soft, plus makeup glides on effortlessly for a flawless finish. This is a must-have procedure before an important social event.

 

Is dermaplaning safe for women who are pregnant or nursing?

Dermaplaning is the safest way to exfoliate when you’re pregnant or nursing because it’s a simple mechanical exfoliation that doesn’t involve any acids or chemicals.

 

 

To customize your treatment, schedule your complimentary consultation with our Licensed Esthetician (309) 692-6838 or click below.

COVID-19 Update June 26, 2020

 

Hi!  I’m Ashley, your new Licensed Esthetician, and I want to welcome you to the Aesthetic Studio at the Couri Center!  With Covid-19, many people have been asking if it is now safe to schedule treatments.  YES!  Per the Illinois Personal Care Guidelines, you may now have laser treatments, chemical peels, waxing, Dermaplaning, etc., with the following precautions.

Aesthetic Services—Covid-19 Phase IV Guidelines, Effective June 26, 2020

  • All patients are required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing.
  • Patient capacity is limited according to guidelines
  • Patients will enter the office through the main door, and after your treatment is done, each patient will be escorted out through either the North or South exit doors to maintain optimal social distancing.
  • The aesthetic treatment room will be completely disinfected and sanitized after each patient.
  • If services require patient to remove his or her mask, your esthetician must wear both a face mask and eye protection (e.g., face shield, protective glasses).
  • There will be no need to go to the “Check Out” desk before leaving. Phreesia online check in/out allows you to minimize social contact.
  • Any paperwork/forms requiring a signature prior to treatment will be sent prior to your appointment.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you love your skin and look your best!

BOOK YOUR COMPLIMENTARY SKIN CARE CONSULTATION TODAY!

Call 692-6838 or click below

An Interview with Esthetician, Ashley Gardewine

 

We are so excited to welcome Ashley Gardewine to the Couri Center’s Aesthetic Studio.  Ashley is a licensed esthetician & certified laser technician. She has over 12 years of experience in the industry, with 7 of those owning her own business. Ashley specializes in corrective anti-aging treatments for sun damage, fine lines, and acne. Whether you’re looking for laser hair removal, dermaplaning, or are simply searching for a solution to wearing less makeup, she’s your go-to.  Her passion is to find customized solutions to help you love your skin. We hope yo enjoy getting to know Ashley better in this interview.

 

What is one word you would use to describe yourself? 

I could think of several words to describe me, but if I had to pick just one, it would be: driven.  In this industry, you cannot be lazy.

So, you’re both an Esthetician and Cosmetologist. Tell us what inspired you.

Several things inspired me to become both an Esthetician and Cosmetologist. Both my grandfather (Dad’s side) and grandmother (Mom’s side) owned hair salons. My grandpa, Fran, was well known in the Effingham, IL area for giving the best perms and roller sets in town! I guess you could say it’s in my blood. As far as skincare goes, I always was obsessed with wanting to take good care of my skin while growing up. I also had a passion for wanting to help people with their skincare goals. While growing up, we are taught so many things but little about how to properly take care of our skin (our largest organ). I wanted to be that girl who teaches them all the tips and tricks.

I’ve heard you LOVE taking care of your patient’s skin! How much do you love skin/skincare? 

I love skin/skincare so much that my friends and family are probably sick of me talking about it.

What are you most proud of?

I am most proud of my children. They are tiny humans still, but they are good kids.

How do you recharge?   

I am a mom; do moms ever get a chance to recharge? Lol. If I get a chance to myself, I enjoy reading or taking an uninterrupted bath.

If you were to tell one person “Thank You” for helping me become the person I am today, who would it be, and what did they do? 

I would thank my Mom. She was a single mom and struggled a lot to raise my sister and me. We did not have a lot growing up, but she made sure we always had what we needed.

How do you stay on top of skincare trends?

I follow several well-known Estheticians in the industry whom I have learned a lot from over the years. I also am a firm believer in continuing education. One thing no one can ever take away from you is your education.  The more you know, the further you will go in this industry.

What does happiness look like for you? 

This is a tricky question. We are always chasing something to be happy, whether it be a new car, a new promotion, a significant other. This leads to the belief that, “When (blank) happens, I’ll finally be happy.” I have learned that major events make me happy at first, although it doesn’t last. To answer your question, I guess happy for me would be to slow down so I can appreciate life’s little pleasures.

What characteristic do you most admire in others? 

Honesty. We are all so afraid of hurting each other’s feelings. I always tell my clients if you are unhappy with something, please tell me so I can fix it.  Do not worry about hurting my feelings because what would hurt my feelings more, is if you went somewhere else before giving me the chance to make it right. I think they deeply appreciated that, and it opened this circle of trust.

What are you most passionate about?

Skincare. DUH. 😊

What would a “perfect” day look like for you? 

A perfect day for me would be a day where my entire family could all be together. We are all scattered all over the US, with one being in Canada.

What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in the last year?

Do not plan out your entire life. God’s plans are bigger than our own.  

If you could volunteer your time, what would you do? 

I would volunteer mine and my family’s time at a homeless shelter. I believe there is a lot to learn from the less fortunate.

What is your favorite season? Why?

My favorite season is the fall. I love sweater weather and all things pumpkin spice.

What type of music do you enjoy? 

I don’t have one specific favorite genre of music. I listen to what moves me at the time.

What do you like to do for exercise?  

For exercise, I like to sit on the couch and watch my favorite reality tv show, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Oh wait, that’s not exercising. When I do exercise, I enjoy lifting weights and walking. 

What motivates you?

Results in this industry really drive me. I thrive on creating a strategy to help my clients achieve the results/goals they are looking for.

What are your MUST HAVE product(s) for our skin? 

The biggest must-have products you should be carrying in your cabinet are SPF, Vitamin C, and Retinol.

Biggest skincare myth—what should we know?

Myth: Age or liver spots are a part of getting older. Reality: These spots are actually sun damage and have little to do with getting older or your liver. This is why I am always preaching about SUNSCREEN!  SPF IS YOUR BFF!

We have so many incredible female patients here at the Couri Center. What would you most like to share with them? 

We all have imperfections when it comes to our skin, so don’t beat yourself up. I am here to help you love your skin!

 

Schedule your complimentary skin care consultation with Ashley now:

 

SALE: SkinCeuticals Professional Skin care

Save 10% off your favorite SkinCeuticals products now thru May 31, 2020

To order, simply use the list below and call 692-6838 to place your order / pay over the phone or email your order and we’ll call you for payment information.  You may pick up your order in our front lobby or we can ship it to you.  Shipping is a flat rate of $8; or FREE on orders over $100.  Not sure what is best for you?  Schedule a complimentary consultation with our Licensed Esthetician.

If ordering via email:  Please include

  • Full Name
  • DOB
  • Phone number
  • Address (if we are mailing to you)

 

SKINCEUTICALS PRODUCT

 SALE PRICE*

QUANTITY

Gentle Cleanser S2065  $              34.33
Soothing Cleanser S2066  $              34.33
AGE Eye Complex S2067  $              96.13
Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight S2068  $              78.48
Metacell Renewal B3 S2069  $           109.87
Tripid Lipid Restore  2:4:2 S2070  $           125.56
Hydrating B5 Gel S2071  $              81.42
CE Ferulic S1107  $           162.84
Phloretin CF S1124  $           162.84
Resveratrol S1199  $           150.09
HA Intensifieer S2064  $              96.13
Retinol 0.5 S0858  $              62.56
Biocellulose Restorative masque S1104  $              19.62
Physical Matte SPF 50 S1105  $              33.35
Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 S1106  $              33.35
*Price includes tax

 

Healthy Gut, Happy Skin! By Leslie A. Gilstrap, LE

Your skin is the largest organ of the body. Not only is it affected by external factors like the sun, free radicals, and of course, the normal aging process, it’s also affected internally by our digestive system. It’s not as hard as you think to follow a few essential tasks to increase elastin, collagen, decrease inflammation, and have more glowing, healthy skin. After all, we are what we eat.

Drink warm water with lemon

Drinking warm water with lemon will help your digestive system throughout the whole day. The citric acid aids in a productive digest system.

Eat plenty of fiber-based foods, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and seeds.

You’ll be less likely to crave carbohydrates. These fibrous foods are filling and also provide antioxidants.

Consider taking a digestive enzyme

Digestive supplements are important for people who have trouble digesting food.  Consider scheduling an appointment with our Registered Dietitian if this is an area of concern.

Be mindful of snacking

Say no to chips and other junk food. Instead, reach for plant-based, whole foods like carrots, celery, and broccoli.

Make sure to chew your food

Ample chewing allows for proper digestion.

 

If you struggle with digestive issues, acne, psoriasis, eczema, or unknown rashes, consider food sensitivity testing.  As a Licensed Esthetician, I am also available for a complimentary skin care consultation to help with a proper skin care regimen.

 

To happy skin,

By Leslie A. Gilstrap, LE

 

 

 

March Sale: 30% OFF ThreeForMe Laser Treatments-Keep the Wisdom

 

ThreeForMe laser treatments: 30% OFF Package of three.  For details, schedule your complimentary consultation today.

Three Things I’ve learned:

  1. With age, comes wisdom.
  2. Age also brings wrinkles, sun damage, and unwanted veins.
  3. I can reduce all three skin problems in a single treatment, and still keep the wisdom.

ThreeForMe laser treatments tackle three common skin problems–all at the same time.  ThreeForMe treatments remove unwanted wrinkles, sun damage and facial veins.

Sale ends March 31, 2020.  Valid on package of three.

Schedule your complimentary consultation with our Licensed Esthetician

 

laser hair removal sale

Did you check all the boxes?

February is the time to get your laser hair removal sessions underway to be ready in time for shorts and swim season!  Our state of the art laser technology gives you safe, effective, permanent hair reduction anywhere on your body including the face, legs, underarms and bikini areas.

Take advantage of 30% off all laser hair removal packages of 6.   Sale ends February 2-28-20.

30% Off Package Savings:

Upper Lip $315 /6

Chin $315/6

1/2 Face $630/6

Underarms $630/6

Bikini (extended) $840/6

Legs (full) $2100/6

How does laser hair removal work?

During laser hair removal, energy is used to target and destroy hair follicles responsible for hair growth. The follicle absorbs the energy and is damaged, slowing down the growth process.

Benefits of our state of the art laser hair removal:

  • Permanent hair reduction
  • Convenience (no more shaving/waxing/tweezing!)
  • Fast
  • Easy
  • No more unsightly ingrown hairs or bumps
  • Safe
  • Amazing, smooth results

For more information, please schedule your FREE 15-minute consultation or call 692-6838.

 

Three Things I’ve Learned By Leslie Ann Gilstrap, LE

 

  1. After the age of 30, we lose 1% of our collagen each year
  2. 80% of fine lines are caused by the sun
  3. I’m 100% ready to do something about it

If this sounds like you, let’s talk the ThreeforMe and what it can do for you. Our most popular treatment targets fine lines, sun spots, and facial vessels/redness. As we age, unfortunately, all these things seem to become more noticeable on the skin. If tighter, brighter, smoother skin is your goal, see me.

All consults are complimentary 30-minute sessions where I will evaluate your skin, discuss your concerns, expectations, and whether or not you are a candidate. If the Three for Me is not the right treatment for you, I’m confident we have something to make you feel your best.

Here’s what my patients love about the ThreeforMe:

  • Minimal downtime.  Most patients are back to their regular routine 24-48 hours later
  • Improved appearance in texture and fine lines, with the replenishment of collagen and elastin
  • Diminishment in brown spots and discoloration
  • Reduction in facial vessels

Take a look at what a few of my patients have said about ThreeforMe:

“I chose the ThreeforMe treatment because I wanted to reduce or eliminate some of the dark spots on my face that have occurred with the normal aging process. After only 2 of the three treatments, the results have far exceeded my expectations! My skin is refreshed and brighter. I am loving my results and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to get rid of dark age spots and/or sun damage. ”   -Donna, Patient 2019

“After the ThreeforMe treatment, my wrinkles have diminished considerably, and my brown spots are gone! My face glows and feels amazing. I am told that I look ten years younger–which is what any woman in her 50’s longs to hear! I highly recommend it.”     -Becky, Patient 2019

“I had the ThreeForMe laser treatment and am impressed with my results! The tiny facial vessels I had around my nasal area are gone! The brown spots from years of sun damage and aging have diminished, so I don’t have to wear much makeup to even out my skin tone-which is a huge perk. Overall, my skin feels plumper and brighter. I am pleased with my results and recommend it to my friends!”  -Cheryl, Patient 2019

To learn if ThreeforMe laser treatment is right for you, schedule your free consultation today.

Laser Hair Removal Holiday Buy 1, Get 1 50% off!

 

Holiday Sale:  Buy 1, Get 1 50% off!  

Be ready to take on the new year with our laser hair removal for the face and body.

Buy any laser hair removal package; get 2nd package 50% off.  (Second package of equal or lesser value; to be redeemed May-October 2020 only.)

Schedule your FREE consultation today.

Sale ends 12-31-19.