Rejuvenation at Timothy Pamment Salon, Madison
I know everyone thinks I spend plenty of time indulging in facials, massages, and eating brunch, but that’s not exactly the truth of it. When it comes to grooming, I’m VERY lazy. Part of it has to do with an ability to sit still, and of course, there is that pesky weekly newsletter to write! But readers have asked for a run down on facials for years and it’s been a while, so we finally (and happily) tackled the task.
The first thing you’ll be stunned by when you meet Lisa, the esthetician at Timothy Pamment Salon, is her luminous skin. For a middle-aged mom of twenty-somethings, you’d expect a wrinkle or crease here or there, but no. And she’s had no “work” done, no fillers, no botox, she just takes extremely good care of her face. Thinking I wanted a bit of what she’s having, I lay down on the cushy table in the treatment room and let her have at me. After a thorough cleansing and a good facial massage, including the all important decollete, she vacuumed my dermis (so much less painful and far less damaging than a manual extraction of black or white heads). Next, she killed off any bacteria left after an exfoliation with a specialized light therapy machine. A microdermabrasion, a non-invasive treatment, removed my dry, dead outermost layer of skin, before applying potions and serums from her her preferred skincare line, Meder. This brand, manufactured in Switzerland is scientifically based, and meant to rejuvenate (hello!).
What I loved about Lisa is her calm demeanor and gentle touch. She emphasizes cleansing the skin (I’ve been known to fall into bed without scraping off my mascara, a big no-no), and a facial every 8 weeks, or at least seasonally for lazybones like me.
The result? I left feeling and looking much less haggard, and my skin not only felt more supple but looked positively luminescent. I will be heading back.
Good to know: Lisa is a big fan of the Meder take-home masks for use in between treatments, available for purchase at the salon. I wasn’t in a situation to replace my current skin care regimen but did love the Meder line. I asked Lisa what to buy if I was going to invest in one product to use along with what I already owned and she suggested the Sa3, Serum Soin-Apax serum, for daily use under moisturizer. I’ve been using it daily and love the way my skin feels. Lisa’s got a strong following on the Shoreline and is the only aesthetician at Timothy Pamment, so book ahead. Brow and lash tints available, too.
Book a 60 minute facial with Lisa and Timothy Pamment Salon will upgrade your facial to 90 minutes of rejuvenation & relaxation. Just say you saw it on the-e-list when you book.
Key Treatment: microdermabrasion
Cost: 60minute facial is $140 plus tax, 90 minute $165 plus tax.
Visit www.timothypammentsalon.com or call: 203.245.7707
22 Durham Road, Madison