This is a center offering an experience of health and rejuvenation for face and body in a medical spa setting customized for your specific needs and goals.
Aging has many rewards, but it also comes with more than a few wrinkles. For those who want their outward appearance to continue to match their inner vitality, our rejuvenation techniques offer proven results with little or no downtime. At the Minor & James Rejuvenation Center, you will receive the utmost in consideration, care and expertise from Susan Butcher, our master medical esthetician and massage practitioner. Susan has worked in the industry for over 20 years and is highly skilled in treating your face, neck and body always insisting on the highest standards of quality, safety and excellence. She will use her experience and knowledge to help you discover the products and services that are best for you. Our mission is simple, a life more beautiful with lovely skin, whether you choose to wear makeup or not and a body that feels and looks rejuvenated.
Are you a candidate? When you look in the mirror, do you see?:
- Skin that has lost its elasticity?
- A tired or angry appearance—even when you feel happy?
- Age spots, spider veins or other facial discolorations?
- Poor skin texture/ acne/ rosacea/ sun damage?
- Recovering from surgery/scar tissue and adhesions?
- Needing lymphatic and circulatory treatment?
- Cellulite treatment?
Here’s your next step: Schedule a complimentary consultation to see how we can help you determine which procedures will work best for your skin type, lifestyle and genetic makeup. We offer a full complement of services including:
This is a soft skin rejuvenation treatment that yields an instant response with glowing, more firmed and lifted skin. Fine wrinkles are softened, lips are plumped, skin is cleansed and glows with a new vibrancy. If you have sagging or dull skin, fine lines or wrinkles, overall uneven tone or dry skin in need of a deep moisturizing, then this treatment is for you.
As our medical grade organic collagen, hyaluronic acid and a list of carefully chosen extracts and peptides penetrate into your face neck and hands, these products combine with your own collagen and work to stimulate its production allowing your skin to firm up and soften in appearance. This treatment allows your skin to rejuvenate, and to be nourished and revitalized.
As we all know, it is important to replenish collagen as the body’s own ability to produce it greatly diminishes as we age and this treatment is a safe, effective and comfortable way to do it. It feels wonderful and is great to do after a microdermabrasion or just by itself.
The Nu-Derm® System
Over the years the deepest layers of your skin have suffered from aging and photodamage caused by the sun’s harmful rays and computers and fluorescent lights add to that problem. This Obagi Nu-Derm® System is prescription strength, topical skincare that penetrates to the deepest layers of the dermis to transform and correct the damage within. By restoring the healthy function of your skin cells, this system is clinically proven to address the signs of photodamage and results in skin that looks and acts younger and healthier. This system helps to:
- Reduce hyperpigmentation (discoloration) and age spots
- Transform rough dull skin
- Diminish fine lines and wrinkles
- Improve skin laxity
- Alleviate sallowness
- Prevent and heal acne scars
The Nu-Derm® System has demonstrated clinically significant results. In a clinical trial involving 301 patients, the Nu-Derm® System showed 2-3 times greater improvement than other commonly used stand alone treatments.
Obagi® Professional-C™ Serums and Obagi-C® Rx Systems
If you are interested in anti-aging products, then protecting your skin from free radicals like the sun is a good place to start. The vitamin C in these two lines have been proven to neutralize these free radicals on the skin before they cause damage, therefore providing simple, once-daily potent antioxidant therapy. These serums help to:
- Protect your skin from future cell damage while neutralizing free radicals of environmental damage from exposure to light, smoke, and pollutants.
- Lighten and brighten your skin tone
- Reduce inflammation and retain moisture
The Obagi-C® Rx System is prescription strength 4% hydroquinone with 10% vitamin C to further correct hyperpigmentation by evening skin tone, promoting skin cell turnover through gentle exfoliation and preventing future skin cell damage by protecting the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays.
When compared to SkinCeuticals® Vitamin C Serum in a clinical trial, the prescription Vitamin C Serum in the CRx line provided 10 times greater penetration into the skin, delivering greater antioxidant therapy.
- Reduce visible fine lines and wrinkles in as little as two weeks.
- Restore elasticity so you can see and feel a difference.
- Compliment your other facial care and aesthetic procedures.
In clinical trials, results showed increases in elasticity throughout treatment, specifically a 20% increase in elasticity in two weeks and a 46% increase in elasticity in nine weeks.
And this just keeps getting better as time goes on with continued use twice a day. These are truly results that you can see.
The ELASTIderm® EyeSerum utilizes soothing innovative roller ball technology to deliver the same clinically proven ingredients as our ELASTIderm® cream but with the added benefit of caffeine to temporarily reduce the appearance of lines and puffiness. This serum is clear and is perfect to keep in the purse when you need an instant visual pick me up or to use morning and night if you prefer. It really works as results happen in a matter of minutes.
- Rapid results with a solubilized ( turns liquid as it penetrates deeply into the skin to kill the p-acne bacteria) benzoyl peroxide.
- Deep penetration into the follicle to treat acne where it starts.
- Clinically proven therapies that are as effective as a leading topical prescription benzoyl peroxide/clindamycin combination.
Not as drying as regular prescription benzoyl peroxide because the molecular structure is much smaller so it is able to penetrate into the follicle and not sit on your skin’s surface.
Continues to reduce acne lesions through twelve weeks of use.
In clinical trials in normal to oily skin patients there was a 52% reduction in acne lesions at week two and a 34% reduction in whiteheads and blackheads. These percentages were slightly less in normal to dry skin patients.
Obagi’s Sun Shield TINT Broad Spectrum SPF 50 is a technologically advanced formulation that provides skin protection from UVA and UVB radiation plus infrared defense helps to buffer the skin from heat derived oxidative stress. Contains zinc oxide and is available in both a cool and warm shade. We also carry a white SPF 50 Sun Shield.
Obagi’s Professional-C™ Suncare Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is a non-comedogenic, broad spectrum sunscreen that protects against harmful UVA and UVB rays while helping to improve the appearance of the signs of skin aging with 10% L-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) This sunscreen feels like a gentle mask on the face and is clear for easy reapplication which one should do approximately every two hours.
Hydrate provides long lasting hydration for essential moisturization and rejuvenation. Obagi’s moisturizers are designed for every skin type and help enhance your skin’s smoothness with innovative technologies and naturally derived ingredients.
Obagi Hydrate reduces water loss at the surface of the skin by continually releasing active moisturizing compounds within the skin.
Hydrate Luxe is a richer formulation that truly feels like a nourishing mask in a jar. It is specifically formulated for overnight, extra strength moisturization but can be used anytime throughout the day too. It is formulated with Hydromanil technology for an even more intense 2-in-1 technological effect.
KèraPhine™ Body Smoothing Lotion provides advanced targeted therapy for rough bumpy skin. The key ingredients of 15% glycolic acid and 5% ammonium lactate are very effective in:
- Exfoliating and removing dead skin cells from the skin’s surface.
- Reducing dryness on the arms
- In clinical trials showed efficacy in reducing the appearance of Keratosis Pilaris.
Tretinoin Cream is our 0.1% and 0.05% Retin-A, 60 gram tube is compounded for us on the east coast so we are able to keep the cost down as we pass the savings on to you. This Retin-A has been show to reduce the signs of aging and increases the blood supply down into the dermis where skin cells are formed. It is the one substance with molecules small enough to penetrate the epidermis and reach skin receptors. When coupled with Blender in the Obagi Nu-Derm® system this penetration goes even deeper and dissipates age spots and sun damage.
Peels help to improve the appearance of:
- Fine lines, wrinkles, crows’ feet, mild scars and general skin texture
- Age spots, brown red and pink spots, freckles and dark patches such as melasma or chloasma (due to pregnancy or taking birth control)
- Acne scarring and uneven texture
- Previously dull, lifeless skin
We offer different peels for most skin types, as this is not a one size fits all. Whether you choose a lighter Obagi Blue Peel Radiance™, a deeper Obagi Blue Peel™, Retin-A, TCA, or Jezzner™.
Would you like to have clear vibrant skin with or with out makeup? Would you like to remove visible sun damage, brown, pink and red spots, mild acne scarring and spider veins? Do you have Rosacea and want to alleviate its inflamed appearance? Utilizing gentle pulses of two targeted energies (this is not just IPL alone) that act synergistically, this proprietary elos technology means better results while assuring the highest level of safety and comfort. Collagen and elastin production are increased leaving you with a more youthful flawless appearance.
Results are seen with one treatment but a series of 3-5 is often recommended. Many of our clients report that their skin feels refreshed and younger looking with the visible signs of damage erased. Our master esthetician’s expertise is exemplified by the fact that she is willing to spend the extra time to do repeated passes, ensuring that your results will be excellent.
Because these energies are not attracted to the hair color, more resistant grey, white and lighter colored hair can be treated. While hair growth is reduced after each treatment the number of treatments required will be based upon your hair color, type and skin tone. Recessed hair that has not surfaced above the skin is not affected by any type of permanent hair removal so most treatment options require coming in approximately every couple of months for about a year or slightly longer, but results are seen with the initial treatment. You can achieve smooth beautiful skin with the highest level of comfort and safety by coming in for elos permanent hair removal.
Location: First Hill Medical Building