While Chicago has a reputation for being the Windy City, spa and wellness aficionados are turning Chicago into Spa City. From quaint and relaxing day spas to luxury hotel and resort spas, there are myriad places in Chicago where locals and tourists alike can indulge in some R and R. So, what’s a spa to do to stand out amongst the crowd? The staff at the Waldorf Astoria Spa Chicago asked themselves just that. Their answer? Dermalinfusion.
“We were looking for a results-driven skincare line with a machine component that would set ourselves apart from our competition,” says Kerri Stokes, director of the spa and health club at Waldorf Astoria, Chicago. “We were also looking for a way to please our local clientele who wants to stay looking youthful and also keep up with the current trends. After many months of research, we chose to purchase our first Dermalinfusion machine. After four months we had already paid it off in facial revenue. In two years we had purchased three machines.”
A Dermalinfusion provides guests with a three-in-one treatment designed to simultaneously exfoliate, extract, and infuse the skin for an all-encompassing treatment in one easy step. The machine utilizes a distinctive recessed diamond tip to exfoliate and remove dry and damaged cells to resurface the skin, while a close-looped vacuum uses pressure and suction to remove dirt, debris, and bacteria to provide a deep cleanse. All the while, serums with therapeutic and esthetic benefits are driven deeper into the client’s epidermal layers just as the skin is at its peak receptivity, thanks to the exfoliation and extractions. Benefits are said to include improved cell renewal, volumized skin, improved radiance, and reduced fine lines and wrinkles, among others.
Since the treatments can be tailored to any skin type and service style, the spa’s Dermalinfusion treatments appeal to a wide range of clients. Whether looking for a quick, 30-minute skin pick-me-up or a full 90-minute luxury treatment, Waldorf Astoria Spa Chicago’s Dermalinfusion options offer something for everyone. The treatments are offered as followed:
- 30 minutes, $180: Includes a cleanse, a Dermalinfusion treatment, a hydration and sunscreen application.
- 60 minutes, $280: Includes a cleanse, a Dermalinfusion treatment, custom mask, customized peel, a hydration and sunscreen application.
- 90 minutes, $350: Includes a cleanse, a Dermalinfusion treatment, custom mask, customized peel, micro current machine, a hydration and sunscreen application.
“Our clients and esthetics team alike are in love with the Dermalinfusion treatments and the results,” says Stokes. “The guests leave with youthful, plump, glowing skin and they love the fact that there is no down time, so they can head out to their regular lives as soon as they leave the spa. Our estheticians love the ease of the machine as well as the results. We are the only luxury spa in our market with the Dermalinfusion machine, so I feel it really sets us apart from our competition and it definitely keeps our guests coming back.”