I’ll be the first to admit, I’m a skincare addict. Which also makes me the first to admit that I’m extremely particular of what products and services I use. I get facials fairly regularly, probably every 2 months, laser treatments every quarter, microneedling bi-annually, along with a fairly basic day-to-day skincare regimen. I’ve had my eye on the Hydrafacial at Erasable Med Spa in Tampa for a while so when my skin had a serious freak-out, I figured it was time to give it a shot.
I visited Erasable Med Spa at their location in Tampa and was immediately greeted by a friendly receptionist. I was offered water or coffee and then taken into the photo room for a quick first cleanse and some before shots of my skin.
The Hydrafacial starts with a second cleanse to get off any additional remaining dirt, oil and makeup before the process starts. The Hydrafacial includes 4 main steps, all completed from the same machine, starting with the exfoliating step which includes a glucosamine hal rejuvenating liquid to remove dead cells and skin buildup. The exfoliation process isn’t uncomfortable at all, like some microdermabrasion can be, and I could feel a noticeable difference as Ashley was working across my face.
After the first step, next comes a peel solution of 7.5% glycolic acid and 2% salycilic acid. The “peel” isn’t intended to actually peel your skin like a standard skin peel, but rather help attack any underlying bacteria that may be causing blemishes as well as even out your skin texture to help reduce any bumps or uneven patches on the surface of your skin.
The third step is consists of extractions using a willow bark and Tasmania fruit solution. This combination helps with oily and congested skin but this step and solutions can be customized to fit your specific skin needs at the time. There is a bit of a vacuum and suction feeling during this step but it’s not uncomfortable and leaves your skin feeling like it’s actually breathing better. This step, along with step three, also allows the ingredients of the fourth step to better penetrate your skin by removing dead skin cells from the top and any debris that may be living in your pores.
The fourth and final step is referred to as Vortex fusion and utilizes an advanced antioxidant solution enriched with peptides and hyaluronic acid. This step is the “hydra” part of the hydra facial as it forces beneficial antioxidants and hydration into your skin and is what helps create the “Hydrafacial glow”.
That’s it! Glowing, clear skin in 4 easy steps. And the best part? My skin kept getting better EVERY DAY after. By the fifth day, my skin was so smooth and glowing and my makeup went on SO easily.
Added bonus, I had the treatment in the evening and since I had all of those amazing ingredients on my skin I was able to leave them on overnight and not wash my face. Gents, this treatment isn’t just for the ladies either. Regardless of whether or not you are into skincare, the treatment just FEELS good and your radiant skin after will be an added bonus.
Anyone that’s curious about the Hydrafacial treatment or is looking for a Hydrafacial in the Tampa Bay Area I HIGHLY recommend Erasable Med Spa. Beyond their Hydrafacial treatment, they offer a variety of treatments for your skin including microneedling, Cutera laser, Botox and fillers just to name a few. You can visit them online at www.erasablemedspa.com or call them directly at (813) 333-9971.
“3 steps. 30 minutes. Repeat for best results.”
3 steps. 30 minutes. Sounds easy right? Well, with HydraFacial it IS that easy to get the skin you want! With boosters to target a specific area of your skin that causes you concern, the HydraFacial process is as easy as 1,2,3.
The method starts with cleansing and peeling with gentle exfoliation and relaxing resurfacing. Then we move to the extract and hydrate stage where we remove skin debris using painless suction followed by quenching the skin with the best moisturizers. The last step, fuse and protect, involves applying serums that are jam-packed with antioxidants and peptides to maximize your glow. The best part about it all? This facial does not have a type! Meaning anyone with any kind of skin can take a seat and get an instant glow up. No wonder it is recommended by the top beauty names in the industry. So what are you waiting for?
Here’s why Erasable Inc Med Spa gets the top marks:
Location, Location, Location
With Erasable Inc’s location in Tampa, it is easy for anyone to book a HydraFacial treatment before errands, on lunch from work or during the evening for a little self-care! Located off of Armenia, our location is easy to get to off the highway or off Kennedy. No sitting in extra congestion with local traffic around Soho or downtown. You can get to us in a cinch- stress-free and relaxed!
“After the first HydraFacial Treatment, my skin felt hydrated and the effect lasted for days.” - Betsy B
If you’re thinking about making a day at the spa, Erasable is your one-stop shop! Start your visit with the HydraFacial, then book a CoolSculpting treatment! Also, a non-invasive treatment, this process helps shake off stubborn fat that won’t come off with regular exercise. Then what about a Latisse eyelash treatment? Or collagen inducing microneedle treatment? No matter what you choose, our staff is ready with experience to get you the best skin while providing the best luxury spa service.
“My skin felt so soft and looked better after my hydrafacial.” - Sheree B
Skin Routine Glow Up
Adding the HydraFacial to your routine at Erasable Inc Med Spa will give us a chance to get to know your skin! Address your skin concerns to us and we’ll apply the right booster to your HydraFacial treatment. What kind of boosters can you expect?
Already know which one you want to add to your treatment? Let us know by booking your first treatment!
“My lines have decreased and the red splotches have almost gone away, thanks hydrafacial!” - Layla C.
When it comes to skincare, Erasable Inc Medical Spa offers the best and latest trends to give your skin the attention it deserves. Get your glow on by scheduling your HyrdaFacial today! See for yourself by taking a peek into before and afters here.
Then sign-up for our Brilliant Distinctions loyalty program, so you can come back to try new skincare services and reap the rewards.
Questions? Feel free to give us a call or head over to our HydraFacial FAQ page.
Erasable Inc Medical Spa’s top ways to treat pesky sunspots when sunscreen doesn’t quite do the trick.
Let’s start with the basics. What are sunspots? Technically called lentigo, these spots are often called age spots or liver spots. They are a result of sun damage to your face, shoulders, hands and anywhere that is frequently exposed to the sun. What do they look like? They are generally light brown to black spots that are flat, round or oval in shape. You may notice after reading that you may have a few! It’s normal. Happens frequently when you forget to put on sunscreen. To prevent future damage, remember to keep applying sunscreen throughout your time in the sun. Whether it’s by the pool or running around on errands, the summer sun will find a way to shine on you, so the better you protect your skin, the less worries you’ll have about future sunspots sprouting up!
Ok, but what about the ones I currently have? You’re probably asking that question now that you’ve identified some areas that need some love. Thankfully, treatments can be found everywhere- in your backyard, kitchen or with us at Erasable Inc Medical Spa! Here are our top 7 ways to treat sunspots:
PICO Genesis Laser Treatments One of the most common ways to treat sunspots is through laser treatments! Thankfully, we know a thing or two about those at Erasable Inc. For sunspots, we offer the PICO Genesis treatment to zap away sunspots leaving beautiful, radiant skin. The PICO Genesis treatment works when the laser uses its light to selectively shatter unwanted pigmentation from the skin. Feeling comparable to an electric razor, this laser treatment is pain-free! After 2-3 treatments, your skin will have perfectly thrown those sunspots some shade!
For more information on Erasable Inc Med Spa’s PICO Genesis Treatment, click here.
Vitamins C & E Want to skip on the lasers in favor of some dermatologist recommended remedies? Let our SkinMedica products slide onto your skin with all natural vitamins C and E, which are the friendly vitamins found in most our moisturizers and serums we use everyday! These vitamins can be found in our SkinMedica Vitamin C+E Complex. Unfortunately, the complex only treats sunspots that already exist. Don’t worry though, SkinMedica’s Total Defense and Repair SPF will help prevent them too!
Arm yourself against sunspots with the SkinMedica line here.
HydraFacial What’s better than treating your sunsports while also treating yourself? That’s right, facials not only can be used for self-care and skin maintenance, but our HydraFacial can help correct your uneven skin tone caused by those sunkissed spots. With gentle exfoliation and relaxing resurfacing, this facial cleanses, peels, extracts debris and hydrates with a nourishing serum that gives your skin a maximized glow.
Resurface with our HydraFacial here.
Aloe Aloe plants are a staple in our Tampa backyard! Thank goodness because it is also one of the best ways to treat burns and sunspots. Just cut open a leaf and apply that cool, gooey gel to your sunspot while you literally say “ahhh” from the aloe’s cooling effects. Or just visit your market to buy a bottle.
MicroneedlingThis collagen-induced therapy is meant to trigger the body’s natural wounding process to speed up healing wrinkles and uneven skin tone like sunspots. Luckily, Erasable Inc Med Spa offers this service using the FDA-approved SkinPen. Patients see brighter, younger and more even toned skin with just 24 hours of downtime.
IPL Intense Pulsed Light Another one of our favorite laser treatments is IPL. IPL uses light energy and heat to bring pigment to the surface where it scabs up and flakes off, leaving skin looking more even toned and brighter. This procedure takes only 30-45 min with no downtime.
Book your Microneedling or IPL appointment here.
There you have it! Our top ways to treat sunspots. Before performing any of the professional services listed above, schedule a physical exam to make sure your sunspots are indeed sunspots. Sometimes, these spots can be melasma or worse, melanoma. Be sure before treating! And when you get the all-clear, come visit us at Erasable Inc Med Spa! We’d love the help rid you of those pesky sunspots.
It’s a fact that your skin is the largest organ of your body. It’s also a fact that it is the first line of defense in protecting your body. We all know investing top-of-the-line care for it at Erasable Inc Med Spa is essential to keeping that layer of protection healthy and glowing. But what’s better than keeping your skin aglow? VIP savings. That’s right! Treat your skin, then treat yourself with our brand new HydraFacial VIP Membership. Join any of our three levels of membership and you’ll reap the rewards of investing in your health!
Here’s the skinny on each level of our Concierge Program. Which level will you choose?
Silver Membership 3-months - $159/month
This level is tailored to our on-the-go spa clients who visit us about once a month to get some pampering done. Why not take your self-care to a whole new level with a 3-month membership? It practically pays for itself. Plus, your Silver reward is a Signature HydraFacial that can be used within 6-months! Make treating yourself more of a routine with the Silver membership. Your mind and body will thank you for it!
-Is this membership the one? Go to HydraFacial VIP Membership to get signed-up!
Gold Membership 6-months- $149/month
For our clients that make Erasable Inc part of their routine, this one is curated just for you! With the Gold membership, you’ll be getting 6-months of VIP services. That’s half a year of spa days. Imagine making spa treatments more of a lifestyle. Healthier skin, happier you! And what about the rewards will you receive? Pencil in a Signature HydraFacial, a discounted unit of Botox, 10% off all dermal fillers, 10% off all laser services and 10% in-office skin care products. Are you signed up yet? These savings and rewards will make your visits better for your buck and your body.
-Is Gold more your speed? Get signed up for your HydraFacial VIP Membership here.
Platinum Membership 12 months- $129/month
This Platinum level membership is for all our spa mavens that make their skin health a lifestyle. Where spa days are booked in advance with your favorite Erasable Inc staff and you make an entire day out of pampering yourself. For our most frequent customers that visit us once, twice, maybe three times a month, we have created the best package for you because when you invest in us, we like to invest back in you. Of course, kicking this package off is our Signature HydraFacial. Followed by a discounted unit of Botox, 20% off all dermal fillers, 20% off all laser services and 20% all in-office skin care products. This is truly a win-win situation! This annual membership will be your best friend when it comes to your routine visits.
-Is Platinum your kind of level? We hear you! Visit HydraFacial VIP Membership to get started.
So what do you say? Join our Concierge Program and be rewarded for putting your best face forward. Have more questions? We’d be happy to chat! Give us a call at 813-333-9971 to discuss all levels of membership.
Erasable Inc Med Spa’s Top Ways To Prep For Summer
Summer is officially on its way! Time to start packing your winter clothes away in favor of sandals and bikinis. Before you throw your favorite swimsuit on and hit the beach it’s essential to prep for Summer’s upcoming heat, salt and sun. Don’t let the Summer elements take a toll on your mind and body. Here are Erasable Inc Med Spa’s top tips for getting you Summer ready!
Summer used to mean a complete break from school, but these days you have to work hard in order to enjoy your stress free Summer weekends. To take full advantage of turning off your work notifications to savor those Summer moments, take some time to focus on your mind!
Five minutes a day is all you need to clear your mind with meditation. Try downloading a meditation app to take a small break after your PM traffic battle. After five days of practicing, you’ll have a clear mind to fill with focusing on connecting with loved ones or focusing completely on your new beach read.
Speaking of beach reads, check out this year’s picks to fill your tote with for your next pool day. Getting lost in your imagination exercises those brain muscles without you knowing it! So grab that margarita, put on some sunscreen on and relax while you read the latest dystopian thriller before it becomes a movie!
Our last mind prep tip may be the most difficult, but you’ll see the best results come time to live in the moment. Ditch your phone for a couple hours at a time to refocus on yourself. Take yourself or your family out on a date without instagramming. Best way to get started? Set a time to put your phone aside at night before performing your nightly routines! Stay present without the technology.
Now that you’ve reached peak zen in your mind, let’s move on to prepping your body for the Summer weather!
Let’s face it, we may love Summer’s plentiful vitamin C, but the sun can easily be a foe for the ill-prepared. With Erasable Inc Med Spa based in one of most sunny of cities- Tampa, Florida- we are the experts when it comes to prepping your body to take on looking and feeling good in your season’s best.
Don’t let the sun take the energy out of you making a full day of plans then canceling in favor of staying in the cool air conditioning. The best way to keep your energy intact against the heat is to get your workout routine down pat.
Getting back to exercising or even sticking to a workout routine is difficult! It even becomes dull after a couple weeks. Luckily, the Summer brings more opportunities to get your workout from indoors to outdoors. Break out the paddle board, kayak the many local nature preserves and push yourself by perfecting your breaststroke. You can even skip the studio for hot yoga and just bring your yoga mat to your backyard. Many possibilities to shake up your regularly scheduled workout. See the difference it makes to your stamina! That way you can make plans with your friends at the drop of the dime.
What’s the point of getting your body Summer ready if you’re not eating right? Break out your blender to create some juices and smoothies to add a little extra nutrition to your daily diet and don’t forget to stay hydrated with water! Make sure to fill your water bottle every time you leave the house. Your skin and body will thank you for it.
Sometimes exercise combined with eating right doesn’t melt away that stubborn winter fat fast enough. We’ve been there! Thankfully, Erasable Inc Med Spa has exactly what you need to get you feeling your best. Our CoolSculpting treatment uses science to help get your body in shape on top of your Summer prep routine. CoolSculpting already sounds delightful in any Summer scenario, but how does it work? This non-invasive FDA-approved procedure freezes fat cells by using CoolSculpting technology to safely cool and target fat cells underneath your skin resulting in your fat cells crystallizing and dying. Over time, your body will naturally process the fat and eliminate dead cells, leaving that stubborn winter fat behind! Bookour CoolSculpting Fat Reduction session today! Getting rid of winter never sounded better.
Skin + Hair Care
There is nothing more important than to protect your skin this Summer. You may do well to drink enough water to combat dehydration, but your skincare routine should completely change from combating those harsh winter days.
Skip the heavy moisturizers in favor of a sheer BB cream with sunscreen to avoid clogged pores in the daytime and a special hydrator serum for nighttime. Reach for the tints with sunscreen instead of matte lipsticks. And this Summer, focus on letting your skin breathe while protecting it with sunscreen. Visit Erasable Inc Med Spa’s online store to find your perfect Summer skincare products.
After all that hard work getting healthy and perfecting your Summer skincare routine, it’s time to treat yourself! This could be with a new ‘do. Shed the darker colors in favor of a lighter balayage or get experimental with a whole new color! Have fun with your mane, just make sure to nourish those locks by moisturizing once a week with coconut oil or a hair mask. Hair care already taken care of? Then jump start your Summer skincare routine by visiting us at Erasable Inc in Tampa, FL for a facial! Leave feeling relaxed with a pre-Summer glow.
Ready to take on the Summer? Tell us how you Summer prep by tagging us at #erasableincmedspa.
1. What is a HydraFacial and how do I know if I am a good candidate? HydraFacial is an invigorating treatment that can be given in as little as 30 minutes. It delivers long-term skin health and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of all skin types. It offers instant, noticeable results with no downtime or irritation.
The HydraFacial treatment is designed for all skin types so even the most sensitive skin easily tolerates the HydraFacial treatment. Your physician or skincare professional may choose specific treatment serums and/or customize the treatment for your unique skin conditions and needs. We do recommend that you consult your physician or skincare professional for a skin evaluation and sensitivity test prior to beginning treatment.
2. How is this different from a regular facial?
It is a treatment not just a facial.
Rather than blasting the skin with grit, à la traditional dermabrasion, this gentler approach vacuums out pores while simultaneously pushing in potent actives, which moisturize, brighten, plump, and protect. The machine's handpiece holds patented spiralized treatment tips equipped with "vortex technology" — the whirling force that both giveth and taketh away. Beyond the standard three steps, there are targeted add-ons, or boosters, which take aim at unique skin concerns, like brown spots or nagging lines.
Using mechanical and chemical exfoliation, in 3 steps it exfoliates the skin, extracts the sebum and “gunk” out of pores, and then lastly infuses the skin with a lot of rich antioxidants to help repair and rebuild and protect from free radical damage.
The HydraFacial treatment removes dead skin cells and extracts impurities while simultaneously bathing the new skin with cleansing, hydrating and moisturizing serums. The treatment is soothing, refreshing, non-irritating and immediately effective.
3. What can I expect from the treatment process? The HydraFacial follows the same steps of a basic medical facial: cleansing and exfoliation, chemical peel, extractions, and infusion of serums. All four steps are administered through various attachments on the HydraFacial device. The suction and movement of the device boosts lymphatic drainage and improves circulation in the skin. These non-invasive treatments are painless and are generally offered in 30, 60, and 90 minute sessions, making them easy to work into any schedule.
After a HydraFacial treatment, you will notice immediate results. Skin will feel smoother, softer, and more hydrated as a result of the exfoliating acids and hydrating ingredients used. You may also notice a slight reduction in puffiness due to the lymphatic drainage. The use of nutrient-rich serums may also temporarily plump up fine lines and wrinkles, lessening their appearance.
Our goal is to help support you in a balanced lifestyle. That’s why HydraFacial is a fast, efficient treatment that takes as little as 30 minutes. Added results and benefits can be seen from regular continued use, we recommend monthly ongoing treatments not just one single treatment.
4. What are the benefits and results to be expected? Many clients report seeing visible skin refinement and an even, radiant skin tone after just one treatment. The smooth results and hydration may last 5 to 7 days or even longer. We don’t believe in quick fixes, so one treatment per month is recommended for improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots, oily and congested skin. Continued HydraFacial treatments are highly recommended to maintain skin health results.
5. What should I expect as aftercare?
You may put on makeup and return to your normal activities right after the Hydrafacial treatment since there is no downtime. We also suggest using the ZO® Skin Health Getting Skin Ready regimento maintain your results after your treatment. The ZO® Skin Health kit is complete with a gentle cleanser, exfoliating polish and complexion renewal pads and can be found in our Tampa store. Daily sunscreen use, like SkinMedica® Total Defense and Repair, is also a must post treatment. SkinMedica®Total Defense and Repair can be bought through our online store.
6. How often can I get the treatment? Can I come more than monthly? Due to the gentle and hydrating nature of this treatment you can come as often as every two weeks but a minimum of a monthly treatment is recommended.