BEACHWOOD, Ohio -- It’s no secret actresses and actors seem to always have perfectly rosy and glowing complexions.
But now everyone can be red carpet ready with the exact same beauty weapon being used in Hollywood and Beverly Hills.
It’s considered the “hottest” and “coolest” treatment out there, has been used by both Halle Berry and Gwyneth Paltrow, and was voted celebrity facial of the year by InStyle magazine.
It’s called the “Fire and Ice Facial” by iS Clinical, but it’s so much more than that.
“This is a medical grade treatment in between a facial and a peel,” said Christine Crandall, a registered nurse.
Crandall performs the treatment on patients at the All New You Cosmetic Surgery Institute in Beachwood.
The All New You center is a medical facility -- not a spa -- and the peel is applied by medically trained personnel. The facial was created by iS Clinical and is considered a medical grade treatment.
Crandall said Fire and Ice is a non-invasive procedure that takes about 30 to 60 minutes.
The first step is the “fire” part of the facial, which is 18 percent glycolic, with vitamins A and B mixed with warm cinnamon, so it smells really nice.
Next the skin is neutralized and the “ice” is applied.
“The ice has peppermint which is cool brisk and hydraluronic acid adds moisture to the cell and there’s aloe Vera and green tea extract as well," said Crandall.
Unlike some facials, which might improve the appearance of the skin’s texture, Crandall said Fire and Ice literally changes the skin at the cellular level.
“It helps with the decrease of fine lines and wrinkles, retinol will help stimulate collagen and elastin, antioxidants do that as well, so it does give that long-term anti-aging effects,” said Crandall.
Unlike other more severe peels, there is no down time.
The cost is also equal to what a person might pay at a spa. The facial/peel costs about $100 and is recommended once a month.
“It’s a very good treatment and significantly less expensive than laser treatments,” said Dr. Mark Foglietti, board certified plastic surgeon and head of the All New You Center.
He said it’s a good starter peel and entry into the chemical peel arena.
Other stronger peels are also now available here in northeast Ohio like the D’Luxe and TCA, but those require several days to heal and will cost a few hundred dollars or more.
Still, it’s all much cheaper than prices in Hollywood, and the peels are all significantly cheaper than lasers -- thousands of dollars less.
“And honestly the results are almost as good,” said Foglietti.
Lisa Conti is a patient who has tried Fire and Ice twice with great results.
“I noticed that my skin feels tighter, and the pores feel smaller to me, and I feel like the fine lines I was concerned about -- they look better,” said Conti.
The busy mom doesn’t plan to walk any red carpets, but said the Fire and Ice is definitely putting some sizzle back in her life.
“Next week I’m going to be 46, so anything I can do to make me feel better I’m all for it," she said.