Skincare Soiree’ at the Aesthetic Studio at the Couri Center

Join us Wednesday, September 18 from 9 am to 5:30 pm at our SkinCare Soiree’ OPEN HOUSE.

  • Enjoy complimentary skincare/laser consultations
  • $500 DRAWING
  • enjoy refreshments & sample products
  • EXCLUSIVE Discounts
  • FREE Gift with purchase

No Appointment needed!  Drop by for refreshments & sample our favorite skin care products from NIA24 & Skinceuticals.

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  • Please RSVP so we have a headcount for ordering food and drinks!  Drop in anytime.  Bring your girlfriends!


NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF30

WEB 1200 x 628 NIA24 Sunscreen 25% off Summer-Proof Skin

Sun Damage Prevention 100% Mineral Sunscreen SPF30

100% mineral sunscreen in a weightless, oil-free lotion absorbs instantly for sun and free radical protection with no heavy, white residue.

Key Ingredients

  • Pro-Niacin® to strengthen and nourish the skin barrier.
  • Pro-Niacin® is clinically shown to visibly improve skin tone, texture, dark spots, sun spots and discoloration.
  • With the mineral protection of Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide.
  • Vitamin E provides antioxidants to neutralize free radicals.
  • Alpha Bisabolol conditions and hydrates skin.
  • Active Ingredients:
    Titanium Dioxide 7.064%
    Zinc Oxide 14.00%


  • Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure.
  • Reapply at least every 2 hours.
  • Non-water resistant product.
  • Use a water-resistant sunscreen if swimming, sweating or washing.
  • Sun Protection Measures. Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a broad spectrum SPF 15 or higher and other sun protection measures, including:
  • Limit time in the sun, especially from 10 am – 2 pm.
  • Wear long-sleeve shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses.
  • Children under 6 months of age: Ask a doctor.

Learn More

To learn more or try the product, schedule your complimentary consultation with our Licensed Esthetician at 692-6838 or click below

Laser Hair Removal on Sale

Now on Sale!  Laser hair removal for the face and body.

Save 20% off any package May 1-May 31.


Tired of constantly shaving and waxing unwanted facial and body hair?

Unwanted facial and body hair is a common problem. Frequent hair removal techniques include shaving, depilatories, plucking, and waxing can be time-consuming, inconvenient and often painful. At best, these methods offer only temporary results – for some only a few hours.

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 destroyed, unable to produce hair again.

Benefits of our state of the art laser hair removal:

Free yourself from the constant need to shave and wax unwanted facial and body hair and feel your best! 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.

  • 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 on pricing, please schedule your FREE 15-minute consultation below or call 692-6838.

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ThreeForMe™ Anti-Aging Laser Treatment Sale

Say goodbye to tired, dull skin – and hello to a brighter, younger-looking you with ThreeForMe™ 

Only ThreeForMe laser treatments address three common skin concerns – wrinkles, sun damage and facial veins – all within one procedure. The procedure is only 30 minutes and has minimal downtime, getting you the best results possible while still fitting within your busy schedule.

How it works

ThreeForMe is exclusive to the clinically-proven Icon laser and is performed in two steps.

  1. The first step addresses discoloration and facial veins using an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology.
  2. The second step addresses wrinkles and fine lines using a “microbeam” laser technology to stimulate collagen and elastin production – the keys to the support structure of our skin.

Combining these technologies provides the benefits of both in less time – giving you the younger-looking skin you want, only sooner!

What to expect

You will see continued improvement in the skin’s appearance during and after a course of 1-3 treatments with visible results after each individual treatment. You may see results in facial veins immediately after the treatment along with a darkening of the brown spots. These spots will flake off over the next one to three weeks leaving you with a glowing appearance. Lastly, you will see progressive results on any fine lines, wrinkles or scarring over the next six months as your skin naturally responds to the treatment.

Schedule your Complimentary Consultation

To learn more or schedule, call 692-6838 or click here for your free consultation

Aesthetic Studio Winter Open House Sip & Shop

Ready to Love Your Skin Again?

Stop by for a complimentary skin consultation-NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY!

Enjoy coffee & cookies while you shop and take advantage of free samples & exclusive discounts-today only!

What skin treatments do you offer?

Learn about what you’ve been missing with our modern laser treatments, NIA24 and Skinceuticals.

How do I register?

Click the brown REGISTER BUTTON, below.  Stop by anytime-but your registration truly helps us plan and tailor sips and snacks for each of you!  Friends and public welcome.





January & February 2019 Sales and Events

All that glitters in 2019 exclusively at the Couri Center

Anti-aging laser treatments now on sale!

Schedule a complimentary consultation for pricing and recommendations.

Infrared Sauna Sale:  2 for $50.

Relax.  Detox.  Lose Weight.  Learn more

Upcoming Events

The Girlfriend’s Guide to an Integrative Lifestyle-RSVP today.

Pelvic Health Class with Dr. Michele Couri, MD, FACOG, ABIHM.

Aesthetic Studio Winter Open House


Laser Hair Removal Sale Buy 1; Get 1 50% off

Now on sale!

Buy any laser hair removal package; get 2nd package 50% off.  (Second package of equal or lesser value; valid during June-Nov. 2019.) Sale ends 12-31-18.  Schedule your FREE consultation today.

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 destroyed, unable to produce hair again.  Isn’t it time your life got a little smoother?

Benefits of our state of the art laser hair removal:

Free yourself from the constant need to shave and wax unwanted facial and body hair and feel your best! 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.

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

What is the price?

Pricing varies by treatment and area.  Schedule your complimentary consultation to discuss treatment options and pricing or call 692-6838.

50% off all Anti-aging Laser Treatment Packages & Laser Hair Removal Packages, Peoria, IL

SAVE Big this September with 50% off ALL Anti-Aging Laser Treatment Packages & Laser Hair Removal Packages at The Aesthetic Studio at The Couri Center.  Hurry!  Ends September 30, 2018!  

Anti-Aging Laser treatments & Hair Removal Packages treat:

  • Unwanted hair on the face & body
  • Unwanted pigmentation
  • Wrinkles & fine lines
  • Stretch marks & scars
  • Brown spots, age spots & sun spots
  • Rosacea & facial veins

Must use package by 2-29-19.  Not applicable with Studio Rewards.

Complimentary Consultation and Pricing:

For more information and specific pricing based on your areas of concern, please schedule your FREE 15-minute consultation now: or call 692-6838.

Waxing Services

Waxing Hair Removal now available at The Aesthetic Studio at the Couri Center

Laser hair removal is not for everyone. If you prefer waxing or cannot have laser hair removal, we now offer waxing services!  Leslie Gilstrap, LE, has over 10-years experience in waxing and is a certified Cirépil professional.

The Couri Center proudly uses Cirépil depilatory wax, a low-temperature, hypoallergenic wax that may be used with or without strips.  Unlike traditional methods of waxing, Cirépil wax sticks to the hair rather than the skin, reducing the pain of waxing by 50%!  Cirépil wax encapsulates the hair, removing it from the root while leaving the skin undamaged.  When the integrity of the skin is uncompromised, there is reduced inflammation, redness and downtime for you!

What’s to love about Aesthetic Studio Cirépil waxing services?

  • Remarkable results and ultra smooth, soft skin
  • Less Painful: Cirépil adheres to the hair rather than the skin so you feel virtually no pain.
  • Less Redness: With Cirépil ingredients and our gentle hair removal technique, you have less inflammation and redness.
  • Fewer Ingrown Hairs: Cirépil wax remove all hair from its root, thus avoiding ingrown hairs.
  • Long Lasting: Results can last 2-4 weeks.  Up to 4-6 weeks with regular waxing.

Schedule your service today call 692-6823 or click the link below:





Why We Recommend an Annual Well-Woman Exam By Terry Polanin, MSN, APN, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

“Is it true I no longer need an annual pap smear?” This is a very common question of many people, especially since the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology is not recommending an annual pap smear IF the patient has had NORMAL screening Pap smears in years past. We want our patients to know that the Couri Center does recommend the yearly well-woman visit and exam. Often people think that the “yearly gynecology or well-woman exam” is only about the Pap smear. It is not.

At the Couri Center, we have long believed in providing integrative women’s health care. It is the heart and soul of our practice. To accomplish this, we believe in addressing concerns involving the “whole person” which is far more than just the lab test called the “ Pap smear.” Certainly, we believe that the Pap smear is important and has saved many lives by detecting abnormal cells and HPV (human papillovirus), which can lead to cervical cancer. The incidence of cervical cancer in the United States has been greatly reduced since the development of pap smears in the l940s. So, we are still doing many pap smears for women, especially if they have had abnormal paps in the past. The frequency for women with “normal pap” results has been reduced from yearly to every 3-5 years depending on your age and circumstances. (See article by Dr. Kaleb Jacobs in the Couri Center newsletter). We, at the Couri Center, believe that you should have a yearly well-woman visit and then, if you fall into the guidelines of normal routine screening, we would recommend that your pap smear and HPV virus test (the virus believed to cause cancer of the cervix) be performed every 3 years, at the time of your annual exam. However, if you wish to have an annual Pap smear with the office visit, please inform us when scheduling. We suggest that you talk with your insurance provider to be sure they are covering the actual annual Pap smear. While most cover the yearly exam, some are following the ACOG guidelines for routine screening suggesting less frequent Pap smear testing.

So, what does the yearly “well-woman gynecology visit” include? The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) has developed guidelines for these visits, depending on the woman’s age. (Well woman task force: Components of the well-woman visit. Obstet Gynecol 2015) Certainly, each visit will include a height, weight, body mass index (BMI to determine the risk for being overweight/obesity), blood pressure, thyroid, breast exam, abdominal exam, skin exam, and pelvic exam (pap smear as indicated). These are areas of the exam that help us to screen for health or medical problems such as hypertension, overweight issues, assistance with smoking cessation as needed, thyroid problems, breast lumps or problems, abnormal skin issues, and gynecological pelvic problems such as an enlarged uterus, ovaries, prolapsed (sagging) pelvic organs causing incontinence, and vulvar /vaginal skin problems. In addition to the physical exam, and depending on your age, we will discuss other areas pertinent to your health such as your lifestyle habits, home/work/family/self “balance”, exercise and eating habits to help assist with normal weight levels, hormone imbalances, and other areas that may be concerning you at the time of the visit.

Ten Reasons Why You Should Have an Annual Well-Woman Examination *

  • Birth Control: Learn about choosing the right birth control method for you, if you are in need of birth control.
  • Cancer Screening: Learn more about breast cancer, colon cancer, and other types of cancer.
  • Vaccinations: Talk with your provider about vaccines against the human papillomavirus (HPV), and other pertinent vaccines for prevention of diseases.
  • Health Screening: Discuss screening for high blood pressure, diabetes, bone density for osteoporosis and more.
  • Depression Screening: Depression is a common but serious illness. The yearly visit is a time to talk with your health care provider about any concerns you may have about depression, anxiety and situational stresses in your life.
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection Screening: Sexually transmitted infections (STI) such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomonas, and genital herpes are infections spread by sexual contact, which can be screened during your pelvic exam at your visit.
  • Concerns about Sex: Discuss questions or concerns you may have about sexual intercourse, painful intercourse, or hormone changes that may alter your response to sex or interest.
  • Weight Control: Learn about ways to control your weight, prevent obesity, exercise, and prevent problems associated with being overweight. (Our dietitian, Leslie Bayer, coordinates our TLC™-Total Lifestyle Programs-at the Couri Center. Ask about a free consultation).
  • Issues With your Menstrual Period: Discuss PMS, painful periods, your first period, heavy bleeding or irregular periods.
  • Preconception Counseling: If you are planning a pregnancy, talking with your provider about ways to have a healthy pregnancy or plans for conception which will include healthy eating, exercise, avoiding cigarette smoking/alcohol/drugs, past pregnancies, and prenatal vitamins. (We, at the Couri Center, do not provide obstetrical care any longer but can refer you to others that do.) *ACOG 2015

Other Reasons: Get help with hormones, menopause issues, (our harmonié hormone pellet therapy) urinary incontinence, (our Emsella treatment) vaginal dryness, (our MonaLisa Touch™ laser for vaginal health), hair and skin issues (laser hair removal, free aesthetician consultations available), medical-grade skin products (NIA24® now available).

So, the next time someone says “you don’t need your yearly pap smear any longer”—you are now better equipped to explain to them the value of a yearly well woman exam and the pap smear routine screening guidelines and the many reasons that your annual visit is very important.

Have a happy, healthy summer!


Terry Polanin, MSN, APN, Certified Family Nurse Practitioner