Joanna Vargas Skincare Sanctuary Gives You The Modern Day Spa Experience in 2015

February 22nd, 2015

When I walked into the new location for the Joanna Vargas Skincare Sanctuary it was an ultra-modern spa experience from the get go.  Contemporary art from local talents line the cathedral like walls.  With an impeccable and professional staff that share the latest in cutting edge skincare without being pushy, to the overflowing bundles of fresh flowers that ensconce the gallery-like reception area: you feel you have reached a haven of modern self-pampering luxury.  And that’s only the beginning…

Diaphanous white curtains flow in the quiet spa spaces that have cherry oak features with a lofty view onto Fifth Avenue across from the historic central library at 42nd street.  Holistic and advanced technology treatments await each client in a series of thoughtfully decorated rooms of pure serenity.  The high end art is but a fixture when compared to the work of art Joanna Vargas’ haute facials create by sculpting new contours for a youthful appearance.  Prepare:  this is not your mama’s facial!

LED Bed photo

What Advanced Facials does Joanna Vargas offer?

Oxygen Facials.  While applying the ominous life-giving element in the form of 98% hyperbaric oxygen, highly trained aestheticians also deliver myriad nutrients through a fine pressurized mist.  A concentrated serum of vitamins and minerals more easily permeates the dermal cells in this way to restore balance and buoyancy to worn, dull and aging skin.

Oxygen offers a natural lift that purifies and protects against free radicals: toxins that are ever-present in our daily polluted environments.  Without the shield provided by this combination of oxygen and natural face care the premature signs of aging would most certainly prevail.  And we can’t have that.

LED Therapy.  I want you to envision walking into a low lit room with the ultimate relaxing and reclined bed lined with gentle infrared bulbs that cover the entire body—for a clinically proven age-reversing experience.  Joanna Vargas Spa not only patented the full body LED bed technology, but offers it exclusively in NYC.  There is this feeling that you’ve just entered into a sci-fi skincare hideaway.  It doesn’t get any more modern than that!

Light emitting diode (LED) therapy has been used by NASA to expedite muscle regeneration, healing of atrophied dermis and wounds of astronauts.  Since its reparative properties were first discovered, it has since been adapted by the aesthetics industry to reverse the signs of aging.  How does this work you may ask?  Two youth-giving proteins known as elastin and collagen are produced in larger quantities when the dermis is exposed  to LED light.  So the skin looks plumper and more youthful following a single treatment.  Blemishes, inflammation and even cellulite are visibly reduced when LED is applied.

The best part is that results are cumulative, so the more often you receive the treatments the more improved the complexion becomes.  Appointments are in extremely high demand as the namesake celebrity facialist tends to an A-list clientele, so schedule well in advance…


Deanna Lane has a BFA from Pratt Institute and a Masters degree in cultural anthropology from New Mexico State University–now writing health and wellness articles for Joanna Vargas Skincare Sanctuary in NYC.  Otherwise-trekking the national museum scene…