1.5 Stars. I don't write/have hundred of extensive reviews for nothing. And I oop! Read, but most importantly LEARN from my experience!!! This was my first Ultra I Chemical Peel w/Melinda. She was very personable and her venue was really clean, organized and smelled quite aromatic. But there are a few things I'd like to note. Melinda did not explain what she was about to do before she actually did it. I also filled out the client information sheet AFTER my session was over, not before. This information sheet is used so that the esthetician can pre-evaluate any existing skin conditions/concerns before starting. Especially for a brand new client such as myself. I suspect I didn't fill out the form beforehand because Melinda was a few minutes late and another client was waiting after I was finished. (Can somebody tell me what happens when clients are late....I'll wait) Another issue I felt strongly about was aftercare. I wasn't informed the do's and don't's. Even a packet with information would have been better than nothing. The reason I am mentioning this is because Melinda asked if I worked out and I said yes. Yet she never told me not to work out after the chemical peel, which I'd read you are supposed to refrain from for at least 24-48 hours. I suppose it's not a big deal for me since I'd already researched online beforehand, but for those that don't this may be a huge concern/issue, as I feel this is the estheticians job and what I (you) paid (pay) quite hefty for.... Since we're on the topic, the services at Anointed Clinical Day Spa (formerly Ravissant Clinical Day Spa) are quite high as well, including the products. ($170 for the peel; $40+ for the facial soap and $30+ for the facial creme/lotion (Melinda recommended all these products). I am not above spending & tipping (which I also did), but I did feel like it was quite excessive and not in line with fair market prices. I would have thought that new clients would recieve complimentary specific samples to use on their skin after a chemical peel, which another venue I frequented in the past offers after each and every visit. But whatevs. It's highly unlikely that I will return to Anointed Clinical Day Spa (formerly Ravissant Clinical Day Spa), as I know of other venues where the estheticians will explain in detail before the service starts, offer lower prices & provide complimentary aftercare products. I do, however, recommend this venue, as I feel like Melinda offers a wide range of services that may be suitable to some individuals.
It was a pleasure meeting Melinda today. She went over a skin care regimen specifically for me. She listened to my concerns and gave me recommendations to help with my problem areas. She was pleasant to talk to very educated and knowledgeable about skin care. I love the fact that she is plant-based and God-fearing two very important things to me . I will be back ????????