Microdermabrasion isn’t just a scary name for a facial. It is, however, a great facial if your face is looking scary dry, broken out or otherwise less than perfect. Last week I visited Serenity Spa NY on the Upper East Side to preview one of their $50 Spa Week treatments: the 60 Min Microdermabrasion Facial.

Serenity’s microderm facial is no run-of-the-mill treatment. After getting a quick tour, I was introduced to my esthetician, Meggie. 2.2 seconds after she shook my hand she said, “I know your skin; you have dry skin.” She was spot on! Her expert eye provided for an amazing facial with great attention to detail.

I was also impressed at how many highly customized steps there were during my service. The facial included:

1. Microdermabrasion:

Meggie thoroughly de-flaked my skin using a top-of-the-line, diamond-microdermabrasion machine. It’s great for dry skin, hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores and acne scars (like mine).

2. Deep Clean:

A full deep cleansing facial with luxurious, swooping hand motions and a milky cleanser, an exfoliating scrub, alcohol-free toner and a hot towel mask.

3. Aloe Masque:

The cool, mint colored masque is applied over a muslin so the vitamins, minerals and soothing agents can gentle de-stress pores and still be easily removed by quickly peeling back the cloth.

4. Massage:

Meggie treated me to a stress-melting hand, arm, neck and scalp, and shoulder massage. The best massage I’ve had in years. Not kidding. Her hands are brilliant.

Every single part of this treatment was amazing, from the customized add-ons that just kept coming to the warm reception by Lisa, the owner and David the spa manager. I instantly felt welcomed and relaxed. I am without a doubt going back! For the rest of Spa Week, Serenity is also offering:

  • 60 Min Full Body Swedish Massage
  • 60 Min Microdermabrasion Facial
  • 60 Min Silky Milk Spa Pedicure

Serenity spa is on Third Avenue between 79th and 80th, close to the subway and open until 10pm Monday–Saturday and 9pm Sunday. You have no excuse and there is still plenty of time to book your $50 treatments. The treatment is originally $120, so you automatically save $70! I love saving more than I spend.

Serenity Spa NY
1397 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10075


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