Complexion Perfection at G.C. & Co. Salon & Med Spa
Skin-care specialist Gianna Ugolini takes the skin-care industry by storm with the exclusive Canadian debut of a Hollywood red-carpet facial.
A celebrity facial that’s all the rage in Hollywood has finally made its way to Vaughan — all thanks to skin-care specialist Gianna Ugolini.
Boasting over 20 years of industry experience, the co-founder of G.C. & Co. Salon & Med Spa is proud to introduce the iDerm Galvanic Facial — an exclusive, game-changing treatment rounding out her cutting-edge list of skin-care services. Transforming skin from the inside out, the non-surgical face treatment that acts like a facelift diminishes lines and wrinkles, tightens skin, shrinks pores, soothes problem-prone skin and erases a decade of dullness from the face in just an hour and 15 minutes. “Determination and perseverance has made us proud to become Canada’s first iDerm provider,” says Gianna, who travelled to California this past January to learn about the treatment and bring it back home.
Nicknamed the “Hannibal Lecter” of facials because of an electrode mask worn during treatment, the iDerm Facial may look frightful but actually delivers a relaxing experience as it revives the skin in a gentle way. Gianna deeply cleanses the skin using microdermabrasion, then applies a detoxifying yucca root solution under a heated dome to bring impurities to the surface. Serum-soaked cotton is applied to the face and décolleté, preparing the skin for a galvanic current that forces this collagen, elastin, vitamin and mineral solution into the dermis. It also stimulates collagen production, tightens muscles, shrinks pores and acts as an anti-inflammatory to soothe skin . A sweep of moisturizer and sunscreen is then applied to seal in a luminous, youthful glow that looks even better as days go by.
“It’s like Spanx for the face,” says Gianna, who recommends three iDerm treatments in a row two weeks apart, plus maintenance once a month for maximum results. Ideal for all ages and all skin types, the iDerm Galvanic Facial is a go-to for brides-to-be and those looking to achieve complexion perfection before a special event. G.C. & Co.’s other popular skin-care services include the Hyperbaric Oxygen Facial and the Reiki and Crystal Facial, performed in the salon’s new double facial treatment room — perfect for pampering friends, mother-daughter duos or couples at the same time.
Gianna and colleague Ellena Romano are also paving the way in permanent and pain-free laser hair removal services using the industry’s gold standard Soprano Ice laser machine. For the months of June and July, G.C. & Co. is offering a special laser hair removal promotion: one complimentary bikini line with the purchase of a lower leg session. “Women are reluctant to try laser on the bikini area in fear of pain, but this gives us the opportunity to prove otherwise,” says Gianna, adding that the salon now carries AG, a professional hair-care line made in Canada.
Travelling often to expand her craft and having trained under celebrity facialist Dayle Breault in New York, Gianna’s leading services reflect her commitment to providing the latest in skin care at her warm and welcoming salon and spa. “We look forward to making women look and feel beautiful, one treatment at a time.”
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