Leah, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today. Dream Spa Medical opened the doors to our first location almost five years ago. Our Brookline location opened soon after. I joined the Dream team not long after our location in Brookline opened, fresh out of completion of a master aesthetics program. I was over the moon excited to be offered the opportunity to work at a medical spa that is owned and supervised by Dr. Joseph Russo. My beginnings were humble working as a receptionist. I decided that I would soak up every moment of this opportunity and really immerse myself in the business. I quickly made my way into a treatment room and was able to pursue my passion and work on my skills as a provider. I have learned so much along the way. The position of spa director of both our Canton and Brookline locations, came as a natural transition. You see, I love this business but I truly love our business. I wholeheartedly believe in Dream Spa Medical. I see it as a true privilege to be able to help facilitate our daily needs and be a part of our expanded success.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Being a part of a small business, especially in the first few years is never smooth or easy. Anyone that tells you differently has most likely never worked for a small business. You have to have grit. You have to be willing to get your newly perfectly manicured nails dirty and then immediately clean them off and pretend that everything has been and is perfect. This is customer service and you have to be willing to do whatever it takes to keep the business afloat and most importantly your clients happy. I must say that after almost five years, Dream Spa Medical is pretty free of kinks. We have an incredible group of smart, hardworking women and that makes the journey much smoother.
Please tell us about Dream Spa Medical.
We are a state of the art medical spa that offers cutting edge cosmetic procedures in a relaxed atmosphere. We offer a vast array of treatments ranging from laser hair removal and photo rejuvenation to body contouring, botox and fillers. With all of this technology and options at our fingertips we are truly able to specialize and excel at taking our patients on a journey and customizing the best plan for all of their cosmetic needs. All of our providers have their own specialties and work together to create an optimal experience and deliver real, long-lasting results.
If you had to go back in time and start over, would you have done anything differently?
I attribute my success to my tenacity and my true belief in building authentic relationships. I like to think of myself as a dig my feet in and go kind of person. This resonates in all aspects of my life with “my people” our clients, my friendships, my family, my kids, etc. You have to give it all and you have to give it all the time. Building true relationships and having a responsibility to them and the people you have them with, is of the highest importance. My team and I talk about this and work towards delivering, always. It also does not help to laugh a little along the way. With me, it’s always clear… we will work, we will deliver…. and we will have lots and lots of fun along the way.
Dream Spa Medical Facials and Chemical Peels - Canton, Brookline, Boston, MA
Most of our patients see amazing results after one treatment but our skincare specialists may recommend multiple treatments over a short
period of time for optimal results.
Dream Spa Medical Signature Facials:
The HydraGlow Facial
The HydraGlow facial combines two of our most effective treatments, Laser Genesis and the HydraFacial, to leave the skin rejuvenated,
hydrated, and glowing. Laser Genesis is a gentle laser treatment that stimulates collagen, reduces redness, and improves skin
texture. After the Laser Genesis treatment, the HydraFacial's hydrating and anti-aging serums leave the skin glowing and soft.
The HydraGlow is a perfect treatment for all skin types, especially for clients with sensitive skin or rosacea.
The DermaGlow Facial
The DermaGlow facial combines laser therapy with the revolutionary HydraFacial to increase the tone, texture, and clarity of the
skin and stimulate collagen. The Medlight laser rejuvenates the skin using patented PhotoAcoustic Technology.
Clients may experience minor sensation as a result of the laser—most clients describe the feeling as a mild tingling. After the
laser treatment, we use the HydraFacial machine to infuse powerful antioxidants into the skin for added rejuvenation. An added
benefit is that vellous hair, commonly known as peach fuzz, is removed during this treatment. Results can be seen after just
one treatment but optimal results are achieved after a series of regular treatments.
The Clear & Brilliant Lift
The Clear and Brilliant Lift starts off with the Clear & Brilliant laser treatment which uses progressive anti-aging laser technology
to diminish fine lines and wrinkles as well as improve your skin's tone, texture, and clarity. It is then finished with the
celebrity favorite Oxygen Facial which uses an oxygen compressor to encourage hydrating and anti-aging serums to penetrate
deep into the skin for a lifted look and a luminous, hydrating glow.
Starting off with the gentle laser Genesis treatment, this portion of the O2 Glow helps diffuse any redness in the skin, shrinks
pores, promotes collagen & elastin production and gently improves the tone and texture of the skin. The soothing Oxygen Facial
treatment follows to bring a cooling and refreshing feel to the skin all while lifting and plumping your skin. This effective
red-carpet facial will have you ready and glowing for any event and the results will last long after.
A laser treatment aimed to target the brown pigment on the surface of the skin starts this signature facial. As the laser moves
through the face, it tightens the skin, improves skin tone and cleans up the impurities. The oxygen facial is then used to
finish the treatment by penetrating patented hydrating and anti-aging serums deep into the skin. This takes down the heat from
the laser leaving your face with a deep lifted glow.
The European Facial is perfect for clients who have oily skin, clogged pores, or occasional breakouts. Clogged pores are extracted
and we use a high frequency machine to prevent future breakouts. This facial ends with a hydrating masque and clients leave
with healthier, refreshed skin.
Perfect for skin that feels a little parched, the Ultimate Hydration Facial combines two of our most effective exfoliating and
hydrating masque combinations with a third vitamin B5 enhanced treatment that is massaged into the skin for added relief from
dehydrated and distressed skin.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, sun exposure, acne or just getting older can leave your skin tone uneven, wrinkled,
spotted or scarred. If you want your skin to look smoother and younger, consider a chemical peel, which uses a chemical solution to
smooth the texture of your skin by removing the damaged outer layers.
Are all chemical peels the same?
At Dream Spa Medical each chemical peel is specifically tailored to the patient's skin and their concern. Chemical peels can reduce wrinkles
and prevent visible signs of aging like brown spots, adult acne and even skin lesions. A series of treatments is usually recommended
for optimal results.
What type of skin problems can chemical peels help treat?
Chemical peels can improve:
Acne or acne scars
Age and liver spots
Irregular skin pigmentation
Rough skin and scaly patches
Fine lines and wrinkles
Dream Spa Medical offers the following Chemical peels:
SkinMedica Peels are used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation and melasma.
SkinMedica Peels come in 3 different strengths:
Treats mild skin imperfections
Little to no visible peeling
Treats mild to moderate skin imperfections
Mild to moderate peeling lasting 2-5 days
Treats moderate to severe skin imperfections
Mild to moderate peeling lasting 2-5 days
SkinCeuticals Facials and Peels
An amazingly customizable 3 step peel that combines manual exfoliation with skin resurfacing. The results are stimulated collagen and an
improvement in the appearance of skin texture. Also combats unwanted pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, and uneven skin texture.
Our skincare specialists will work with you to develop the perfect treatment. This is SkinCeutical’s most sought after treatment.
Pigment Balancing Peel
The ideal treatment to combat unwanted pigment. This peel leaves your skin toned and luminous while also diminishing the look of fine lines
and wrinkles. Say goodbye to summer damage by adding this peel to your fall skincare treatments.
Originally founded in Miami in 2006 and currently based in Beverly Hills, the Vitality Institute has created the next generation
of chemical peels that are virtually painless, require no preparation, and have very little downtime. While many clients see a dramatic
difference in acne, melasma or other pigment issues, or signs of aging in as little as one peel, we recommend a series of 3 peels spaced
3-4 weeks apart for optimal results—especially for more severe skin concerns.
VI Peels can be used on all skin types and colors. Whether you have fair skin or dark skin, sensitive skin or rough skin, or dry or
oily skin, there is a VI Peel perfect for you.
Research shows that just one VI Peel has the same impact on skin issues as 5 IPL laser treatments at a fraction of the cost.
VI Peel offers an amazing line of homecare called VI Derm that complement and enhance the treatments throughout the year.
VI Peels can be used on the face or on the body.
Affordable prices ($250-$350 per peel) for both peels and products mean that you can maintain your new glowing skin year-round.
Just look at these results from the VI Acne Peel and the VI Anti-Aging Peel on the right. Why wait months and months for topical products
to work when you can see results in just a few weeks? Call Dream Spa Medical today to treat your skin like a VIP with our VI Peels.
Dream Spa Medical offers the following medical facials:
HydraFacial™ is a NEW breakthrough in aesthetic technology. It's completely non-invasive and is a great treatment that removes
dead skin cells and impurities while simultaneously bathing the new skin with cleansing, hydrating and moisturizing serums.
The treatment is soothing, refreshing, non-irritating and immediately effective.
Hydration is the foundation for healthy, radiant skin. Irritation of the skin has been proven to increase the signs of aging. The
HydraFacial™ is a hydrating & non-irritating treatment.
Am I a candidate for the HydraFacial™ treatment?
The HydraFacial™ treatment is designated for all skin types. Even the most sensitive skin easily tolerates the HydraFacial™ treatment.
How long does the treatment take? Is there any downtime or pain?
The HydraFacial™ treatment is a fast, efficient treatment that takes as little as 15 minutes. There is no discomfort during the
procedure – it is often described as feeling like a "cool paint brush moving slowly over the face". You may put on make-up
and return to your normal activities right after the treatment since there is no downtime.
What results may be expected? How many HydraFacial™ treatments are needed to see results? How long do the results last?
Many people report seeing visible skin refinement and an even, radiant skin tone right after their first treatment. The smooth
results and hydration may last for five to seven days or even longer. A series of six treatments, one treatment per week, is
recommended for improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and oily/acne-prone skin. After your first
series of treatments, we recommend for you to maintain your results with a HydraFacial™ treatment every two to four weeks.
Take a deep breath and let specially formulated serums create a supple, hydrated new you. Our Intraceuticals Oxygen Facial uses
advanced forms of Hyaluronic Acid-a water loving substance that is naturally produced by our bodies and keeps our skin hydrated
and youthful-to deliver amazing results. Instead of letting the hydrating serums penetrate the skin on their own, we use an
oxygen compressor to encourage the serums to penetrate deep into the skin for a luminous, hydrating glow. After 1 treatment,
you will see hydrated and youthful skin. After a series of treatments, you will be amazing.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; aging, sun exposure, heredity and lifestyle factors including
nutrition, alcohol consumption and smoking all may contribute to facial wrinkling.
Pigmentary changes of the skin, such as blotchiness or brown spots, may also occur with age or as a result of birth control pills,
pregnancy or genetic factors. Prior acne may have made the surface of your skin uneven. These problems, as well as certain
other skin conditions, may be improved by skin resurfacing.
Microdermabrasion is a very popular skin resurfacing treatment. Dream Spa Medical offers two types of microdermabrasion. One treatment
utilizes a fine spray of microcrystals, which are projected onto the skin. Layers of dead cells are buffed and vacuumed leaving
brighter, smoother and healthier skin behind.
We also have the Diamond Delphia Diamond Crystal-Free Microdermabrasion machine. The Diamond Delphia gives us the option of delivering
microdermabrasion without the use of harsh crystals. We are able to achieve the best outcome without "scratching" sensitive
or thin skin areas with crystals.
To see which microdermabrasion treatment is best for you, call for a complimentary consultation with one of our medical aestheticians.