Academy Awards Beauty Alternative

The Academy Awards are only a few days away and celebs are gearing up for the event with a slew of skin care procedures aimed at anti-aging and perfecting skin. While these treatments may leave celebs looking their best, they also come with a hefty price tag.

Below are some of the most notorious treatments celebs use before a red carpet appearance, along with cost effective alternatives from Massage Envy that will leave you with the same results.

DULL & TIRED SKIN

Celeb Treatment:

  • To perk up skin celebs love using microneedling treatments. This involves creating tons of tiny injuries to the skin, which in turn stimulates the collagen and elastin fibers to make the face appear more plump and glowy.
  • The Cost: $700-$1,000 per session

Massage Envy Alternative:

  • The exclusive Microderm Infusion treatment from Massage Envy uses precision-timed hydration to deliver a 3-in-1 professional-grade, advanced skin care treatment. As the patented, diamond treatment head is drawn across your skin, it exfoliates your face and vacuums away residual skin cells, which helps to stimulate collagen production. At just the right moment, customized serums are applied deep into your skin at the point of exfoliation and extraction to hydrate, volumize and deliver anti-aging benefits. The result is  glowing, smoother and more rejuvenated skin.
  • The Cost: $65 per session (*average membership price – pricing varies by location)

ACNE TREATMENT

Celeb Treatment:

  • The Cutera XLV laser is used to treat red spots and post inflammatory pigmentation.
  • The Cost: $200-$600 per session

Massage Envy Alternative:

  • Massage Envy’s 60 minute customized healthy skin facial uses Murad’s renowned acne line to address the specific type of acne that you have whether it is hormonal, teenage or stress acne. In addition to treating your specific type of acne, your esthetician will also incorporate other skin care products from the line to address additional concerns whether it be redness, fine lines or hyperpigmentation. This truly all-encompassing facial will leave you with clear pores, diminished redness and balanced skin. And since acne can afflict more than just your face, Massage Envy also offers 60 minute anti-acne back facials to treat breakouts in that area as well.
  • The Cost: $65 per session (*average membership price – pricing varies by location)

DARK SPOT TREATMENT



Celeb Treatment:

  • The go-to Hollywood treatment for uneven skin ton with dark spots is the Clear + Brilliant laser. This treatment helps reverse signs of sun damage and makes skin more even.
  • The Cost: $400-$650 per session

Massage Envy Alternative:

  • PCA SKIN peels improve a myriad of skin concerns including acne, hyperpigmentation and aging. These challenging concerns are improved with PCA’s  perfected formulas that increases cell turnover rate to bringing new skin cells to the surface. This in turn reduces fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots. PCA SKIN was the first company to develop and market the modified and enhanced Jessner’s peel, a solution that combines lactic acid, salicylic acid, kojic acid and citric acid. This revolutionary reformulation provides safer application, a more comfortable treatment and increased skin benefits.
  • The Cost: $65 per session (*average membership price – pricing varies by location)

In addition to being accessible, the Massage Envy facial treatments also incorporate some of the most efficacious skin care brands on the market, such as Murad and PCA, and are all customized by your esthetician to address your individual skin concerns. Massage Envy also offers monthly memberships, allowing you to regularly receive your favorite treatment. By incorporating these treatments into your routine you’ll be able to maximize results and achieve skin that is red carpet ready every day of the week.