Skin Essence A Day Spa - Raleigh

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Day Spa and Authorized Dermalogica Skin-Care Center. Call (919) 518-9396 to schedule your appointment
  • 8340 Bandford way Ste #107 Suite 107

    Raleigh, NC 27615

    Cross street: Strickland Road and Creedmoore Road

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  • 919-848-0199

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UPDATE TO MY PRIOR REVIEW:\r
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I received a gift certificate to go to a supposedly upsale salon (Von Kekel) in Raleigh for a facial. It was a joke compared to Skin Essence. The facials that I get at Skin Essence are hands down the best

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UPDATE TO MY PRIOR REVIEW:\r
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I received a gift certificate to go to a supposedly upsale salon (Von Kekel) in Raleigh for a facial. It was a joke compared to Skin Essence. The facials that I get at Skin Essence are hands down the best

Pros: She knows what she is doing, she cares, she will work hard to make your skin look good

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went for a brazilian, it was my first one ever, and the owner was so nice and professional and really talked me through it. SHe did a great job

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went for a brazilian, it was my first one ever, and the owner was so nice and professional and really talked me through it. SHe did a great job

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phenomenal. absolutely phenomenal. Everyone there knows exactly what they're doing and are experts. I had mild acne and just did my first acne treatment facial/peel and even after one of those and 3 blue light treatments, my face is

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phenomenal. absolutely phenomenal. Everyone there knows exactly what they're doing and are experts. I had mild acne and just did my first acne treatment facial/peel and even after one of those and 3 blue light treatments, my face is

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I want to thank Lina for helping educate me on the benefits of a facial and permanent makeup. I am a nurse and I work hard at caring for good health. Being mid 50's I have noticed aging of my skin and hair. I'm so glad I found your

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I want to thank Lina for helping educate me on the benefits of a facial and permanent makeup. I am a nurse and I work hard at caring for good health. Being mid 50's I have noticed aging of my skin and hair. I'm so glad I found your

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I went a week ago and I love my results. I have gone before and I always love my results. Microdermabrasion is the only thing that gets rid of my acne. I have tried Proactive, Dermatologist, and even another Spa that I usually go to for my massages and pedicure, but they never work or leave dark spots on my face. I usually get those painful mountain sized zits!! She did ask me about the eyebrow waxing but I said no and she moved on to talking about my skin. The very first time I went she did tell me about Dermalogica and other things and they were perfect for my face! I mean I have had horrible acne my whole life and I am 34 now and finally get to have a clear face! I don't know about the facials here because I always get the microdermabrasion. I do peel afterwards but I will put up with that over The mountain zits any day. My oldest daughter has my genes and my acne and I am taking her next week. She was using proactive and still is but the blackheads and mountain zits are still there. I do trust Lina and I hope she can help my daughter's skin. And if she suggest things I don't want I will tell her no.

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I went a week ago and I love my results. I have gone before and I always love my results. Microdermabrasion is the only thing that gets rid of my acne. I have tried Proactive, Dermatologist, and even another Spa that I usually go to for my massages and pedicure, but they never work or leave dark spots on my face. I usually get those painful mountain sized zits!! She did ask me about the eyebrow waxing but I said no and she moved on to talking about my skin. The very first time I went she did tell me about Dermalogica and other things and they were perfect for my face! I mean I have had horrible acne my whole life and I am 34 now and finally get to have a clear face! I don't know about the facials here because I always get the microdermabrasion. I do peel afterwards but I will put up with that over The mountain zits any day. My oldest daughter has my genes and my acne and I am taking her next week. She was using proactive and still is but the blackheads and mountain zits are still there. I do trust Lina and I hope she can help my daughter's skin. And if she suggest things I don't want I will tell her no.

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I purchased a Groupon for a 60 minute European facial. I arrived 15 minutes early and was seen 20 minutes after my appointment time. Ten minutes of my facial time was wasted in teaching me how to wash my face with their products. I then waited another five minutes for a facial room to be ready. I was told that I needed light treatment and microdermabrasion - it was a very aggressive upsale. I declined. The facial was ok at best, roughly 40 minutes of the 60 I paid for. The aesthetician asked if I wanted my scalp massaged, and I said yes. At checkout, I was billed for a 15 minute scalp massage, though the process was more like 5-7 minutes. The aesthetician attempted to sell me a load of products that I was not familiar with. While I understand that the point of the Groupon is to get new business in the door, the way to get the new client to return is not with pushy sales tactics that make the client ashamed of how their skin is perceived. I certainly won't be back.

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I purchased a Groupon for a 60 minute European facial. I arrived 15 minutes early and was seen 20 minutes after my appointment time. Ten minutes of my facial time was wasted in teaching me how to wash my face with their products. I then waited another five minutes for a facial room to be ready. I was told that I needed light treatment and microdermabrasion - it was a very aggressive upsale. I declined. The facial was ok at best, roughly 40 minutes of the 60 I paid for. The aesthetician asked if I wanted my scalp massaged, and I said yes. At checkout, I was billed for a 15 minute scalp massage, though the process was more like 5-7 minutes. The aesthetician attempted to sell me a load of products that I was not familiar with. While I understand that the point of the Groupon is to get new business in the door, the way to get the new client to return is not with pushy sales tactics that make the client ashamed of how their skin is perceived. I certainly won't be back.

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I had the exact experience as the May 18, 2010 reviewer. Every detail, even to the suggestion for the eyebrow wax. \r\nThe fact this was 18 months later tells me this is the norm for this place.

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I had the exact experience as the May 18, 2010 reviewer. Every detail, even to the suggestion for the eyebrow wax. \r\nThe fact this was 18 months later tells me this is the norm for this place.

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Went back last Thursday and had another Microdermabrasion and it was PERFECT!! I could tell the immediate deference in my skin! I waited the 3 days like Lina said and I also bought the home treatment that is safe for pregnant women! I look great! Feel great! Even my husband ask did I setup another appointment! Which I did. Lina took care of my acne, my acne scars, blackheads and smoothness. I will be taking my oldest daughter and I have told my aunt who wants to go also! Thank you Lina, pregnancy can be rough on acne prone skin.

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Went back last Thursday and had another Microdermabrasion and it was PERFECT!! I could tell the immediate deference in my skin! I waited the 3 days like Lina said and I also bought the home treatment that is safe for pregnant women! I look great! Feel great! Even my husband ask did I setup another appointment! Which I did. Lina took care of my acne, my acne scars, blackheads and smoothness. I will be taking my oldest daughter and I have told my aunt who wants to go also! Thank you Lina, pregnancy can be rough on acne prone skin.

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My appt started 25 min late. Lina recommended Microdermabrasion and Revitalight treatments with no alternatives. She never explained the treatments but did tell me the price. I told her Im not familiar with these. She said no problem and passed me off to a staff member who performed the treatments. Lina came back occasionally to check and push additional treatments (eye brow wax and tinting which I declined.) \r\n\r\nAt check out, Lina gave me a sheet of instructions and information on the microdermabrasion. Why didnt I get this BEFORE the treatment?? I would have declined the treatment after seeing the list of stuff I could not do and must do! Then she said I needed to use their products including the Precleanser, Cleanser, Moisturizer, Eye firming cream, Exfoliating cream, another Cleanser to alternate, cotton swabs (which were $6), and Sunscreen. She handed me a bill for almost $500 ($200 of treatments + $300 of products.) I told them no. I would buy a few products since I just found out I could no longer use the ones I had (part of the Microdermabrasion sheet.) After several times back and forth, I ended up with smaller bottles of some and samples of other. She said when I came back for my next treatment, I really needed to get the other products. What next treatment?? She handed me a pamphlet on the Revitalight treatment (once again, why did I not get this information BEFORE the treatment?) It recommends 6 sessions about 2 weeks apart and then 1 session every 2 months. I could get cosmetic surgery for the price of all of this over the first year! No thank you! Then she tried to push the makeup as I was trying to get out the door. \r\n\r\nI understand trying to push your products but the part I cant get over is how bad and how ugly I felt after leaving this office. I dont believe she gave me the best advice for me or my skin as I did not want long term continued treatments I wanted an appt for a 1 time facial to use the gift certificate I received as a present and I really feel she recommends these 2 treatments to everyone.

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My appt started 25 min late. Lina recommended Microdermabrasion and Revitalight treatments with no alternatives. She never explained the treatments but did tell me the price. I told her Im not familiar with these. She said no problem and passed me off to a staff member who performed the treatments. Lina came back occasionally to check and push additional treatments (eye brow wax and tinting which I declined.) \r\n\r\nAt check out, Lina gave me a sheet of instructions and information on the microdermabrasion. Why didnt I get this BEFORE the treatment?? I would have declined the treatment after seeing the list of stuff I could not do and must do! Then she said I needed to use their products including the Precleanser, Cleanser, Moisturizer, Eye firming cream, Exfoliating cream, another Cleanser to alternate, cotton swabs (which were $6), and Sunscreen. She handed me a bill for almost $500 ($200 of treatments + $300 of products.) I told them no. I would buy a few products since I just found out I could no longer use the ones I had (part of the Microdermabrasion sheet.) After several times back and forth, I ended up with smaller bottles of some and samples of other. She said when I came back for my next treatment, I really needed to get the other products. What next treatment?? She handed me a pamphlet on the Revitalight treatment (once again, why did I not get this information BEFORE the treatment?) It recommends 6 sessions about 2 weeks apart and then 1 session every 2 months. I could get cosmetic surgery for the price of all of this over the first year! No thank you! Then she tried to push the makeup as I was trying to get out the door. \r\n\r\nI understand trying to push your products but the part I cant get over is how bad and how ugly I felt after leaving this office. I dont believe she gave me the best advice for me or my skin as I did not want long term continued treatments I wanted an appt for a 1 time facial to use the gift certificate I received as a present and I really feel she recommends these 2 treatments to everyone.

Pros: Pleasant staff

Cons: Doesn't explain treatments, Pushes products

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Best brazilian wax ever! Lina does a wonderful job and makes you feel very comfortable and relaxed. I am looking forward to trying her facial.

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Best brazilian wax ever! Lina does a wonderful job and makes you feel very comfortable and relaxed. I am looking forward to trying her facial.

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Lina's knowledge and her commitment to making sure my my skin for my future; as I approach a big number b-day, is graceful and beautiful. I felt confident that she could help me and felt a genuine concern that I had not felt at other spas. She is the real deal and I highly recommend Skin Essence A Day Spa. Thank you Lina and staff.

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Lina's knowledge and her commitment to making sure my my skin for my future; as I approach a big number b-day, is graceful and beautiful. I felt confident that she could help me and felt a genuine concern that I had not felt at other spas. She is the real deal and I highly recommend Skin Essence A Day Spa. Thank you Lina and staff.

Pros: everything

Cons: Nothing

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Skin Essence is the best investment for my peace of mind, extremely well managed skin and a radiance.\r\nI came across Lina a good while back and after recieving the most advanced and wonderful facial that I have ever gotten, I have always kept coming back. There is no other similar spa and skin care business out there that can even come close to the benefits of using Skin Essence. Lina takes the time and shows a true professionalism in studying your skin type, condition and state before making realistic suggestions on how to improve your skin textue, condition and radiance.\r\nI have taken Lina's advice and she has always used the latest techiques, studies and technology in improving my skin. I always look so much more refreshed and well rested after her treatments. You owe it to yourself to go see her. You will never look elsewhere again, I promise.\r\nI owe my complextion and radiance to Lina.\r\nThank you Lina! You are the best.\r\nIt is an honor to have your skills available.

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Skin Essence is the best investment for my peace of mind, extremely well managed skin and a radiance.\r\nI came across Lina a good while back and after recieving the most advanced and wonderful facial that I have ever gotten, I have always kept coming back. There is no other similar spa and skin care business out there that can even come close to the benefits of using Skin Essence. Lina takes the time and shows a true professionalism in studying your skin type, condition and state before making realistic suggestions on how to improve your skin textue, condition and radiance.\r\nI have taken Lina's advice and she has always used the latest techiques, studies and technology in improving my skin. I always look so much more refreshed and well rested after her treatments. You owe it to yourself to go see her. You will never look elsewhere again, I promise.\r\nI owe my complextion and radiance to Lina.\r\nThank you Lina! You are the best.\r\nIt is an honor to have your skills available.

Pros: Lina will take away 10+ yrs with her expertise in skin care!

Cons: Wish I had found her sooner...

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Knowledgeable treatments for middle age break outs.

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Knowledgeable treatments for middle age break outs.

Pros: Excellent services!

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The atmosphere is very comforting and relaxing. \nLinas experience provides you with the satisfaction that youre getting the best. I almost get the sense that she does this because she genuinely likes helping people, and wants people to feel happy about themselves. \n\nI cant compare this spa to any others because of the fact that I havent been to any other in the area. Actually, this was the first spa I have ever gone too, and I am so glad I picked this one. Before I decided on which spa was right for me, I did what your doing right nowread reviews on the local day spas in the area, with a concentration in facials, and more specifically, microderm abrasions. Being a young guy, I was a little apprehensive about even stepping foot in such a place, but really felt welcomed from hello. Linas assistant Emily did a wonderful job throughout my treatment session, which consisted of a facial, microderm abrasion, followed by a chemical peel, lasting about an hour each time, for a total of six sessions. I am pleased with my results. Dont wait any longer, schedule an appointment today.\n\n

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The atmosphere is very comforting and relaxing. \nLinas experience provides you with the satisfaction that youre getting the best. I almost get the sense that she does this because she genuinely likes helping people, and wants people to feel happy about themselves. \n\nI cant compare this spa to any others because of the fact that I havent been to any other in the area. Actually, this was the first spa I have ever gone too, and I am so glad I picked this one. Before I decided on which spa was right for me, I did what your doing right nowread reviews on the local day spas in the area, with a concentration in facials, and more specifically, microderm abrasions. Being a young guy, I was a little apprehensive about even stepping foot in such a place, but really felt welcomed from hello. Linas assistant Emily did a wonderful job throughout my treatment session, which consisted of a facial, microderm abrasion, followed by a chemical peel, lasting about an hour each time, for a total of six sessions. I am pleased with my results. Dont wait any longer, schedule an appointment today.\n\n

Pros: Warm atmosphere, fair prices

Cons: N/A

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I found skin essence one day and went in to check it out. I ended up asking about my blackheads and Lina was so helpful, explaining to me why I couldn't get them out myself. I booked an appointment for microdermabrasion and a peel. I ended up getting vitalight too, which I love!! Lina is not just an esthetician that puts a mask on your face and washes it off.She is a wonderful source of knowledge on skin care and takes the time to give you all the tools you need to keep your skin beautiful. I am so happy that my blackheads are gone and now I know how to take care of my skin!

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I found skin essence one day and went in to check it out. I ended up asking about my blackheads and Lina was so helpful, explaining to me why I couldn't get them out myself. I booked an appointment for microdermabrasion and a peel. I ended up getting vitalight too, which I love!! Lina is not just an esthetician that puts a mask on your face and washes it off.She is a wonderful source of knowledge on skin care and takes the time to give you all the tools you need to keep your skin beautiful. I am so happy that my blackheads are gone and now I know how to take care of my skin!

Pros: convenient, considerate, reasonably priced

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I am so delighted with the results I have gotten with Lina. She customizes solutions that work specifically for your issues (mine were sensitive skin, firmness, tiny lines, and age spots). She has given me what I would call a beauty roadmap -- a long-term plan that will help me look my best as I age. She has also worked with my husband, who is a hard sell, transforming his skin (with acne scars and little brown spots) to his best skin ever! She has helped me with everything from eyebrows to makeovers to detox...and while you are treated like royalty at her spa, it is never stuffy or uncomfortable. Very welcoming. I will be going to Lina until forever! And did I mention, that she was a surgeon in China? So she has extensive medical background and is very competent with her procedures. Plus, I love her! She is just so nice. Give her a try. You will be delighted, I promise.

Pros: Not a cookie cutter approach, great results

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I am so delighted with the results I have gotten with Lina. She customizes solutions that work specifically for your issues (mine were sensitive skin, firmness, tiny lines, and age spots). She has given me what I would call a beauty roadmap -- a long-term plan that will help me look my best as I age. She has also worked with my husband, who is a hard sell, transforming his skin (with acne scars and little brown spots) to his best skin ever! She has helped me with everything from eyebrows to makeovers to detox...and while you are treated like royalty at her spa, it is never stuffy or uncomfortable. Very welcoming. I will be going to Lina until forever! And did I mention, that she was a surgeon in China? So she has extensive medical background and is very competent with her procedures. Plus, I love her! She is just so nice. Give her a try. You will be delighted, I promise.

Pros: Not a cookie cutter approach, great results

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Lina and the Skin Essence staff have given me the results I have been waiting for. I have been going to different dermatologists for the past 10 years, trying to solve my acne problems. In just 6 weeks, Lina and her staff have given me results that no dermatologist has even come close to. It is because of Lina's experience, dedication and aggressive treatment method that I have clear skin and more self-confidence. Lina doesn't just give me a facial, she uses top of the line instruments and procedures. As a scientist, I appreciate the time she takes to explain to me how each step in the process works, and why it is important. She has tailored my skin care based on in spa treatments, an at home regiment, and what I can afford. She truly cares about me and my results. On top of the results Lina and Skin Essence has shown me through acne treatment, I have also been impressed with their massage therapist. I would recommend Skin Essence to any friend or stranger. I have complete confidence in their procedures and their results.

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Lina and the Skin Essence staff have given me the results I have been waiting for. I have been going to different dermatologists for the past 10 years, trying to solve my acne problems. In just 6 weeks, Lina and her staff have given me results that no dermatologist has even come close to. It is because of Lina's experience, dedication and aggressive treatment method that I have clear skin and more self-confidence. Lina doesn't just give me a facial, she uses top of the line instruments and procedures. As a scientist, I appreciate the time she takes to explain to me how each step in the process works, and why it is important. She has tailored my skin care based on in spa treatments, an at home regiment, and what I can afford. She truly cares about me and my results. On top of the results Lina and Skin Essence has shown me through acne treatment, I have also been impressed with their massage therapist. I would recommend Skin Essence to any friend or stranger. I have complete confidence in their procedures and their results.

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Being a person that has suffered from acne pretty much my whole life, words can not explain how much Lina and Skin Essence has helped me. I tried so many things to clear my skin, but nothing has given me the results like Lina's treatments. I was a little skeptical at first, the treatments were unlike anything I had ever experienced, and it took lots of time and patience. Lina encouraged me through the whole process and sure enough I began seeing results. I have been seeing Lina for almost a year now, and my skin has never looked better. If you suffer from acne Lina is the woman to go see, she is extremely educated and cares not only about your skin but your personal life as well. GIve her a try and you won't be disappointed!

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Being a person that has suffered from acne pretty much my whole life, words can not explain how much Lina and Skin Essence has helped me. I tried so many things to clear my skin, but nothing has given me the results like Lina's treatments. I was a little skeptical at first, the treatments were unlike anything I had ever experienced, and it took lots of time and patience. Lina encouraged me through the whole process and sure enough I began seeing results. I have been seeing Lina for almost a year now, and my skin has never looked better. If you suffer from acne Lina is the woman to go see, she is extremely educated and cares not only about your skin but your personal life as well. GIve her a try and you won't be disappointed!

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I have gone to Lina for years and would not go to anyone else. I can not afford to go too often even though I get a lot for my money with Lina. She always tries to do the most for me she can within my budget. Even with a budget she has done amazing things with my skin. I went recently to have my eye brows waxed and was tellng her that I wanted a microderm abrasion, she told me about ProPeel. I decided to do it that day because I completely trust Lina. The results are amazing. It took years off of my skin and my skin is glowing, firm and fresh looking (at 43). I love Lina and think she really cares about her clients. She is dedicated to what she does and always stays on top of the latest trends and has the best products. She IS the spa you should go to if you want beautiful skin.

Pros: She knows what she is doing, she cares, she will work hard to make your skin look good

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I have gone to Lina for years and would not go to anyone else. I can not afford to go too often even though I get a lot for my money with Lina. She always tries to do the most for me she can within my budget. Even with a budget she has done amazing things with my skin. I went recently to have my eye brows waxed and was tellng her that I wanted a microderm abrasion, she told me about ProPeel. I decided to do it that day because I completely trust Lina. The results are amazing. It took years off of my skin and my skin is glowing, firm and fresh looking (at 43). I love Lina and think she really cares about her clients. She is dedicated to what she does and always stays on top of the latest trends and has the best products. She IS the spa you should go to if you want beautiful skin.

Pros: She knows what she is doing, she cares, she will work hard to make your skin look good

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I don't know what Lina does with the facial solutions, it surely works for me. My wrinkles are lots less and are almost invisible. Lina really cares about the skin and always tries to do her best to customize the solution.

I also love the powder product she recommended to me, my face feels tight and smooth every time after I use it.

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I don't know what Lina does with the facial solutions, it surely works for me. My wrinkles are lots less and are almost invisible. Lina really cares about the skin and always tries to do her best to customize the solution.

I also love the powder product she recommended to me, my face feels tight and smooth every time after I use it.

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My name is Emily and I am a licensed esthetician that has been working with Lina Yang for over a year now at Skin Essence A Day Spa. I must say that it is a wonderful place to work. Lina's knowledge has taught me so much and she always trains people to her level of skin care. We both do amazing skin care including acne treatments and anti-aging treatments. People love the results because you see them after your very first facial. We see every range of acne from moderate to very severe and we are able to treat any kind. Our anti-aging facials are just as wonderful. Even if you are struggling with a small frown line to a jaw line that is not as firm as it use to be, we can fix it! Lina has created that most beautiful treatment that is not offered anywhere in the world but here! Lina and I both do wonderful treatments and work together as a team to create beautiful skin no matter what your concern is. Please come visit us for a free consultation so you can start changing your skin and your life now!

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My name is Emily and I am a licensed esthetician that has been working with Lina Yang for over a year now at Skin Essence A Day Spa. I must say that it is a wonderful place to work. Lina's knowledge has taught me so much and she always trains people to her level of skin care. We both do amazing skin care including acne treatments and anti-aging treatments. People love the results because you see them after your very first facial. We see every range of acne from moderate to very severe and we are able to treat any kind. Our anti-aging facials are just as wonderful. Even if you are struggling with a small frown line to a jaw line that is not as firm as it use to be, we can fix it! Lina has created that most beautiful treatment that is not offered anywhere in the world but here! Lina and I both do wonderful treatments and work together as a team to create beautiful skin no matter what your concern is. Please come visit us for a free consultation so you can start changing your skin and your life now!

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I have been trying to improve my skin for years. I get regular peals and facials and thought my skin was doing just fine.....UNTIL, I moved to raleigh and found Lina. She has transformed my skin in just 4 treatments.

I did not know the results I have seen were possible as I always get facial treatments in the hopes of decreasing my pore size and evening out my color.

Her level of knowledge is truly amazing.

* Pros: unbelievable results!!!

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I have been trying to improve my skin for years. I get regular peals and facials and thought my skin was doing just fine.....UNTIL, I moved to raleigh and found Lina. She has transformed my skin in just 4 treatments.

I did not know the results I have seen were possible as I always get facial treatments in the hopes of decreasing my pore size and evening out my color.

Her level of knowledge is truly amazing.

* Pros: unbelievable results!!!

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I have tried a few sauna and detox in the area, this is the best Sauna and detox I found by far. I really feel great after the Sauna and plus it really makes me sweat! :-D

I was told this will help me to lower cholesterol too

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I have tried a few sauna and detox in the area, this is the best Sauna and detox I found by far. I really feel great after the Sauna and plus it really makes me sweat! :-D

I was told this will help me to lower cholesterol too

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Lina is very dedicated and innovatived with all that she offers at the spa. She truly gives you the best service for your money. We always look forward to our visits and her warm accomodations.

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Lina is very dedicated and innovatived with all that she offers at the spa. She truly gives you the best service for your money. We always look forward to our visits and her warm accomodations.

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I have been trying to improve my skin for years. I get regular peals and facials and thought my skin was doing just fine.....UNTIL, I moved to raleigh and found Lina. She has transformed my skin in just 4 treatments. \r\nI did not know the results I have seen were possible as I always get facial treatments in the hopes of decreasing my pore size and evening out my color.\r\nHer level of knowledge is truly amazing.

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I have been trying to improve my skin for years. I get regular peals and facials and thought my skin was doing just fine.....UNTIL, I moved to raleigh and found Lina. She has transformed my skin in just 4 treatments. \r\nI did not know the results I have seen were possible as I always get facial treatments in the hopes of decreasing my pore size and evening out my color.\r\nHer level of knowledge is truly amazing.

Pros: unbelievable results!!!

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I had a deep tissue massage on my first visit. I suffered from chronic back pain for over six years, and after many visits to doctors, and chiropractors, and a final diagnosis of a slip disc and arthritis of the spine, I have finally found the only treatment that has given me any meaningful relief. I am now on my third massage visit, and my second facial.That's how good and pampered I felt.

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I had a deep tissue massage on my first visit. I suffered from chronic back pain for over six years, and after many visits to doctors, and chiropractors, and a final diagnosis of a slip disc and arthritis of the spine, I have finally found the only treatment that has given me any meaningful relief. I am now on my third massage visit, and my second facial.That's how good and pampered I felt.

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I've been a couple of times and for some reason my pedicures never seem to last as long from this place. The service and the ambiance of the place is great though.

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I've been a couple of times and for some reason my pedicures never seem to last as long from this place. The service and the ambiance of the place is great though.

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I had a really good facial here. I'm not sure about their other services. The people were very nice and the location convenient. I'd definitely try them for other services as well.

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I had a really good facial here. I'm not sure about their other services. The people were very nice and the location convenient. I'd definitely try them for other services as well.

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My name is Emily and I am a licensed esthetician that has been working with Lina Yang for over a year now at Skin Essence A Day Spa. I must say that it is a wonderful place to work. Lina's knowledge has taught me so much and she always trains people to her level of skin care. We both do amazing skin care including acne treatments and anti-aging treatments. People love the results because you see them after your very first facial. We see every range of acne from moderate to very severe and we are able to treat any kind. Our anti-aging facials are just as wonderful. Even if you are struggling with a small frown line to a jaw line that is not as firm as it use to be, we can fix it! Lina has created that most beautiful treatment that is not offered anywhere in the world but here! Lina and I both do wonderful treatments and work together as a team to create beautiful skin no matter what your concern is. Please come visit us for a free consultation so you can start changing your skin and your life now!

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★★★★★

My name is Emily and I am a licensed esthetician that has been working with Lina Yang for over a year now at Skin Essence A Day Spa. I must say that it is a wonderful place to work. Lina's knowledge has taught me so much and she always trains people to her level of skin care. We both do amazing skin care including acne treatments and anti-aging treatments. People love the results because you see them after your very first facial. We see every range of acne from moderate to very severe and we are able to treat any kind. Our anti-aging facials are just as wonderful. Even if you are struggling with a small frown line to a jaw line that is not as firm as it use to be, we can fix it! Lina has created that most beautiful treatment that is not offered anywhere in the world but here! Lina and I both do wonderful treatments and work together as a team to create beautiful skin no matter what your concern is. Please come visit us for a free consultation so you can start changing your skin and your life now!

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Lina is very dedicated and innovatived with all that she offers at the spa. She truly gives you the best service for your money. We always look forward to our visits and her warm accomodations.

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★★★★★

Lina is very dedicated and innovatived with all that she offers at the spa. She truly gives you the best service for your money. We always look forward to our visits and her warm accomodations.

Pros: Great care

Cons: Can't go every day

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I don't know what Lina does with the facial solutions, it surely works for me. My wrinkles are lots less and are almost invisible. Lina really cares about the skin and always tries to do her best to customize the solution. \nI also love the powder product she recommended to me, my face feels tight and smooth every time after I use it. \n

2
★★★★★

I don't know what Lina does with the facial solutions, it surely works for me. My wrinkles are lots less and are almost invisible. Lina really cares about the skin and always tries to do her best to customize the solution. \nI also love the powder product she recommended to me, my face feels tight and smooth every time after I use it. \n

Pros: Example: best croissants in town

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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I have tried a few sauna and detox in the area, this is the best Sauna and detox I found by far. I really feel great after the Sauna and plus it really makes me sweat! :-D \nI was told this will help me to lower cholesterol too

2
★★★★★

I have tried a few sauna and detox in the area, this is the best Sauna and detox I found by far. I really feel great after the Sauna and plus it really makes me sweat! :-D \nI was told this will help me to lower cholesterol too

Pros: best Sauna and detox in RTP

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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I am so delighted with the results I've gotten with Lina. She customizes solutions that work specifically for your issues (mine were sensitive skin, firmness, tiny lines, and age spots). She has given me what I would call a ""beauty roadmap"" -- a long-term plan that will help me look my best as I age. She has also worked with my husband, who is a hard ""sell"", transforming his skin (with acne scars and little brown spots) to his best skin ever! She has helped me with everything from eyebrows to makeovers to detox...and while you are treated like royalty at her spa, it's never stuffy or uncomfortable. Very welcoming. I will be going to Lina until forever! And did I mention, that she was a surgeon in China? So she has extensive medical background and is very competent with her procedures. Plus, I love her! She is just so nice. Give her a try. You will be delighted, I promise.

2
★★★★★

I am so delighted with the results I've gotten with Lina. She customizes solutions that work specifically for your issues (mine were sensitive skin, firmness, tiny lines, and age spots). She has given me what I would call a ""beauty roadmap"" -- a long-term plan that will help me look my best as I age. She has also worked with my husband, who is a hard ""sell"", transforming his skin (with acne scars and little brown spots) to his best skin ever! She has helped me with everything from eyebrows to makeovers to detox...and while you are treated like royalty at her spa, it's never stuffy or uncomfortable. Very welcoming. I will be going to Lina until forever! And did I mention, that she was a surgeon in China? So she has extensive medical background and is very competent with her procedures. Plus, I love her! She is just so nice. Give her a try. You will be delighted, I promise.

Pros: Not a cookie cutter approach, great results

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Lina and the Skin Essence staff have given me the results I have been waiting for. I have been going to different dermatologists for the past 10 years, trying to solve my acne problems. In just 6 weeks, Lina and her staff have given me results that no dermatologist has even come close to. It is because of Lina's experience, dedication and aggressive treatment method that I have clear skin and more self-confidence. Lina doesn't just give me a facial, she uses top of the line instruments and procedures. As a scientist, I appreciate the time she takes to explain to me how each step in the process works, and why it's important. She has tailored my skin care based on in spa treatments, an at home regiment, and what I can afford. She truly cares about me and my results. On top of the results Lina and Skin Essence has shown me through acne treatment, I have also been impressed with their massage therapist. I would recommend Skin Essence to any friend or stranger. I have complete confidence in their procedures and their results.

2
★★★★★

Lina and the Skin Essence staff have given me the results I have been waiting for. I have been going to different dermatologists for the past 10 years, trying to solve my acne problems. In just 6 weeks, Lina and her staff have given me results that no dermatologist has even come close to. It is because of Lina's experience, dedication and aggressive treatment method that I have clear skin and more self-confidence. Lina doesn't just give me a facial, she uses top of the line instruments and procedures. As a scientist, I appreciate the time she takes to explain to me how each step in the process works, and why it's important. She has tailored my skin care based on in spa treatments, an at home regiment, and what I can afford. She truly cares about me and my results. On top of the results Lina and Skin Essence has shown me through acne treatment, I have also been impressed with their massage therapist. I would recommend Skin Essence to any friend or stranger. I have complete confidence in their procedures and their results.

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Being a person that has suffered from acne pretty much my whole life, words can't explain how much Lina and Skin Essence has helped me. I tried so many things to clear my skin, but nothing has given me the results like Lina's treatments. I was a little skeptical at first, the treatments were unlike anything I had ever experienced, and it took lots of time and patience. Lina encouraged me through the whole process and sure enough I began seeing results. I have been seeing Lina for almost a year now, and my skin has never looked better. If you suffer from acne Lina is the woman to go see, she is extremely educated and cares not only about your skin but your personal life as well. GIve her a try and you won't be disappointed!

2
★★★★★

Being a person that has suffered from acne pretty much my whole life, words can't explain how much Lina and Skin Essence has helped me. I tried so many things to clear my skin, but nothing has given me the results like Lina's treatments. I was a little skeptical at first, the treatments were unlike anything I had ever experienced, and it took lots of time and patience. Lina encouraged me through the whole process and sure enough I began seeing results. I have been seeing Lina for almost a year now, and my skin has never looked better. If you suffer from acne Lina is the woman to go see, she is extremely educated and cares not only about your skin but your personal life as well. GIve her a try and you won't be disappointed!

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I am a licensed esthetician that came across Lina after struggling with acne throughout my pregnancy and a few months beyond. I was crushed by my skin every time I looked in the mirror. I never thought I would be the same girl after my son, Jaden, was born. Being an esthetician, I tried my best to help my face with numerous products but still no results ever came until I met Lina. She took me under her wing, and I must say worked some wonderful magic. I am now proud to say that may skin looks beautiful, as it once did a long time ago. All my clients have noticed my skin and given me compliments. I just can not thank Lina enough for her treatments and the wonderful products she has instructed me to use, because now, all that has paid off. I walk around with healthy, glowing, beautiful skin. Skin Essence is a wonderful haven for people who are stuggling with acne, aging, or just a stressful life in general. I promise you, if you put your trust in Lina and her fellow estheticians, you will achieve results far beyond your expectations.

2
★★★★★

I am a licensed esthetician that came across Lina after struggling with acne throughout my pregnancy and a few months beyond. I was crushed by my skin every time I looked in the mirror. I never thought I would be the same girl after my son, Jaden, was born. Being an esthetician, I tried my best to help my face with numerous products but still no results ever came until I met Lina. She took me under her wing, and I must say worked some wonderful magic. I am now proud to say that may skin looks beautiful, as it once did a long time ago. All my clients have noticed my skin and given me compliments. I just can not thank Lina enough for her treatments and the wonderful products she has instructed me to use, because now, all that has paid off. I walk around with healthy, glowing, beautiful skin. Skin Essence is a wonderful haven for people who are stuggling with acne, aging, or just a stressful life in general. I promise you, if you put your trust in Lina and her fellow estheticians, you will achieve results far beyond your expectations.

Pros: caring and trusting esthetician, results, beautiful spa

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Up to a year ago, I didn't really believe in Facial spas, because it's expensive and I always use some good brands that I believed worked well for me. A year ago, I started to notice that there are some new lines around my eyes. One of my good friend told me that Lina does the best facial in RTP. So I tried .... All I can say is: One year after I started to let Lina to take care my face, my face skin looks smoothier, and the fine lines are almost gone, there are less pores on my face, my nose is not as red and oily as before, and most importantly, I don't feel depressed and worried that I am getting older and look older. \r\n\r\nLina Yang truly believes in providing best service. The first time when she tried to advise me to use her products, I was shocked how expensive they are.... so I told Lina that I didn't want to spend too much money at once. After a year of going her spa, I realize that Lina truly cares and wants to help with my skin, and I really like some of her products because she chose the products based on my skin type and neeeds, she didn't just push those products to me to use. So, she truly cares, and I truly am thankful that I have found such a great lady to help me with my skin to make me look younger! Cheers! :-D

2
★★★★★

Up to a year ago, I didn't really believe in Facial spas, because it's expensive and I always use some good brands that I believed worked well for me. A year ago, I started to notice that there are some new lines around my eyes. One of my good friend told me that Lina does the best facial in RTP. So I tried .... All I can say is: One year after I started to let Lina to take care my face, my face skin looks smoothier, and the fine lines are almost gone, there are less pores on my face, my nose is not as red and oily as before, and most importantly, I don't feel depressed and worried that I am getting older and look older. \r\n\r\nLina Yang truly believes in providing best service. The first time when she tried to advise me to use her products, I was shocked how expensive they are.... so I told Lina that I didn't want to spend too much money at once. After a year of going her spa, I realize that Lina truly cares and wants to help with my skin, and I really like some of her products because she chose the products based on my skin type and neeeds, she didn't just push those products to me to use. So, she truly cares, and I truly am thankful that I have found such a great lady to help me with my skin to make me look younger! Cheers! :-D

Pros: Lina truly cares and design the best care solution for my skin

Cons: She is too nice and feel sorry to see her so busy

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Recently I visted Skin Essence A Day Spa recommended by my best friend. I had really bad acne skin since I was a teenager. I've tried many different treatments, including antibiotics and other day spas, but nothing worked. When I visited Skin Essence, I was extremly impressed with my result from the first acne treatment I received. Everybody around me, my family and coworkers noticed the change in my skin complection, and the decrease in my pimples. I was so excited to see my new skin that has been hiding under my acne for years! Lina made me really comfortable by explaining to me the procedures, the price, the length of treatment and the result that I should expect after my treatment. She spent an extra 30 minutes with me on the first visit explaning to me the special cleansing technique she designed that I need to use in order to enhance my acne treatment. Not only did she teach me it, she even went through it step by step with me. She analysed my skin using the skin scope and magnify lamp inch by inch. Every product she recommended for my skin showed tremendous result. Lina truly cares about my skin and does her best to help my acne problem. Skin Essence staffs are wonderful and very friendly. I had a pedicure there and really enjoyed it as well. Their pedicure tub have ozne system that kills all bacteria and fungus. You can put your worries aside when you visit Skin Essence. They provide a very relaxing atomosphere with tasteful green tea!

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★★★★★

Recently I visted Skin Essence A Day Spa recommended by my best friend. I had really bad acne skin since I was a teenager. I've tried many different treatments, including antibiotics and other day spas, but nothing worked. When I visited Skin Essence, I was extremly impressed with my result from the first acne treatment I received. Everybody around me, my family and coworkers noticed the change in my skin complection, and the decrease in my pimples. I was so excited to see my new skin that has been hiding under my acne for years! Lina made me really comfortable by explaining to me the procedures, the price, the length of treatment and the result that I should expect after my treatment. She spent an extra 30 minutes with me on the first visit explaning to me the special cleansing technique she designed that I need to use in order to enhance my acne treatment. Not only did she teach me it, she even went through it step by step with me. She analysed my skin using the skin scope and magnify lamp inch by inch. Every product she recommended for my skin showed tremendous result. Lina truly cares about my skin and does her best to help my acne problem. Skin Essence staffs are wonderful and very friendly. I had a pedicure there and really enjoyed it as well. Their pedicure tub have ozne system that kills all bacteria and fungus. You can put your worries aside when you visit Skin Essence. They provide a very relaxing atomosphere with tasteful green tea!

Pros: Extremely impressive acne result

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Lina is friendly and more knowledgeable than most estheticians. The light therapy really does work, but it takes several sessions. I have difficult skin -- sensitive, acne prone, combination, easily broken capillaries. If you advise Lina of your skin's troubles, she will help you, but you need to be very clear. She will sell you additional services and some products, but most of them are good; I advise you to know what you want before you go and only buy what you want or need. If she sells you more than you thought you wanted, then that's on you and is utimately your decision. This happened to me, but I was happy she sold me because the results were good and now I'm clear on what works for me. Now I only ask for what I want and say 'no thanks' if I don't want other things. Overall, one of the best facials I've ever had -- and I've been to highly rated spas all over the U.S.

2
★★★★★

Lina is friendly and more knowledgeable than most estheticians. The light therapy really does work, but it takes several sessions. I have difficult skin -- sensitive, acne prone, combination, easily broken capillaries. If you advise Lina of your skin's troubles, she will help you, but you need to be very clear. She will sell you additional services and some products, but most of them are good; I advise you to know what you want before you go and only buy what you want or need. If she sells you more than you thought you wanted, then that's on you and is utimately your decision. This happened to me, but I was happy she sold me because the results were good and now I'm clear on what works for me. Now I only ask for what I want and say 'no thanks' if I don't want other things. Overall, one of the best facials I've ever had -- and I've been to highly rated spas all over the U.S.

Pros: Facials, Tanning, Eyebrow Waxing, Products

Cons: Upselling

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My first time in Skin Essence was 4 years ago. I was looking for a treatment to my severe acne scars. Lina?s broad knowledge on skin care and her very friendly spa environment impressed me. After about 6 treatments, my skin went back to smooth and glowing again. I was hooked to Skin Essence ever since. \r\nMore importantly, Lina helped me to establish my own skin care regime with the right products and professional treatments. I have been very happy with my skin since I met Lina. She is the best!

2
★★★★★

My first time in Skin Essence was 4 years ago. I was looking for a treatment to my severe acne scars. Lina?s broad knowledge on skin care and her very friendly spa environment impressed me. After about 6 treatments, my skin went back to smooth and glowing again. I was hooked to Skin Essence ever since. \r\nMore importantly, Lina helped me to establish my own skin care regime with the right products and professional treatments. I have been very happy with my skin since I met Lina. She is the best!

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Lina Yang is by far the best facialist in Raleigh bar none. My skin is sensitive and prone to redness, but with Lina's treatments and products I now have a healthy glow. Even after two treatments the difference is visible, thanks to Lina's knowledge of skin and how to take care of it. Her recognition in China as being one of the best facialist's has certainly followed her to Raleigh. Her intuitive nature about people and their skin care needs, hits the mark every time!! She has my following. Thank-you Lina. You are highly recommended!!!!

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★★★☆☆

Lina Yang is by far the best facialist in Raleigh bar none. My skin is sensitive and prone to redness, but with Lina's treatments and products I now have a healthy glow. Even after two treatments the difference is visible, thanks to Lina's knowledge of skin and how to take care of it. Her recognition in China as being one of the best facialist's has certainly followed her to Raleigh. Her intuitive nature about people and their skin care needs, hits the mark every time!! She has my following. Thank-you Lina. You are highly recommended!!!!

Pros: Everything

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I've been having skin problems ever since I was a teen-ager. I pretty much tiried about everything over the counter, I even consulted a demotologist. In my adult years I've tried pro-active along with other skin care products. Still nothing seem to be working for me. I'm now 34 years old. After seeing my girlfriend for the first time in a year, I asked what was she using on her skin, it looked so radiant. She gave me Lina telephone number. I made a appointment with Lina and immediately begin taking treatments. After having only 4 treatments and using the products faithly I notice a big improvement in my skin. The only regret I have is that it took me so long to find Lina. I highly recommend her to anyone whot want better skin.

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★★★★★

I've been having skin problems ever since I was a teen-ager. I pretty much tiried about everything over the counter, I even consulted a demotologist. In my adult years I've tried pro-active along with other skin care products. Still nothing seem to be working for me. I'm now 34 years old. After seeing my girlfriend for the first time in a year, I asked what was she using on her skin, it looked so radiant. She gave me Lina telephone number. I made a appointment with Lina and immediately begin taking treatments. After having only 4 treatments and using the products faithly I notice a big improvement in my skin. The only regret I have is that it took me so long to find Lina. I highly recommend her to anyone whot want better skin.

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Skin Essence is the best place to go for facials. I have been to several and none of them compare with Skin Essence. Lina is very knowledgeable and takes extra care with my skin. She cares about me and it shows in her excellent service. I truly feel pampered and my skin looks and feels wonderful. No one would guess my age, thanks to Lina and Skin Essence.

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★★★☆☆

Skin Essence is the best place to go for facials. I have been to several and none of them compare with Skin Essence. Lina is very knowledgeable and takes extra care with my skin. She cares about me and it shows in her excellent service. I truly feel pampered and my skin looks and feels wonderful. No one would guess my age, thanks to Lina and Skin Essence.

Pros: everything

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Very relaxed atmosphere, soothing place to have facial or any work done. Everything completed with the utmost professionalism. I would recommend highly to anyone and have done so. I have out of town family that see her every time they vist.

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★★★★★

Very relaxed atmosphere, soothing place to have facial or any work done. Everything completed with the utmost professionalism. I would recommend highly to anyone and have done so. I have out of town family that see her every time they vist.

Pros: Private, relaxing, projfessional

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I have been going to Lina Yang, owner of SKin Essence f- A Day Spa -- for over 5 years. I am absolutely delighted with the results. Lina is extremely knowledgeable about skin care, skin care products, and she keeps up with the latest medical and health research regarding skin care. She knows the best treatments for all skin types, and for me, has taken years off of my appearance. I am so happy with the results of her treatments, including the microdermabrasion, the oxygen treatments, the laser pulsing light, etc., and the treatments that promote collagen replacement. The treatments erase fine lines and wrinkles. I love the use of natural vitamin and nutrients that Lina uses for facials and the products that she recommends. She researches all of the products and only uses the highest quality products that get results. She is also one of the nicest ladies that I know and I highly recommend her to all of my friends and to anyone searching for someone to do your facials and/or consult with you about day spa treatments of any kind! I am very pleased with her services! They are the best in the Triangle!

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★★★★★

I have been going to Lina Yang, owner of SKin Essence f- A Day Spa -- for over 5 years. I am absolutely delighted with the results. Lina is extremely knowledgeable about skin care, skin care products, and she keeps up with the latest medical and health research regarding skin care. She knows the best treatments for all skin types, and for me, has taken years off of my appearance. I am so happy with the results of her treatments, including the microdermabrasion, the oxygen treatments, the laser pulsing light, etc., and the treatments that promote collagen replacement. The treatments erase fine lines and wrinkles. I love the use of natural vitamin and nutrients that Lina uses for facials and the products that she recommends. She researches all of the products and only uses the highest quality products that get results. She is also one of the nicest ladies that I know and I highly recommend her to all of my friends and to anyone searching for someone to do your facials and/or consult with you about day spa treatments of any kind! I am very pleased with her services! They are the best in the Triangle!

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First of all, Lina is a great lady. She's very sweet and personable and interesting to talk to. I also trust her with my skin care completely. I'm almost through with an intial series of photofacials and microderm, and my skin is looking really wonderful. She has also completely reshaped and tinted my eyebrows over the last six weeks--they look amazing!! Eyelash tinting is amazing too. She'll soon be opening a larger spa and I'm really looking forward to it. Though I'm not rich and my BF would probably strangle me for spending so much on my face, I think Lina's approach to prevention is a luxury in which I'm willing to invest. I really think you can stave off aging with some of her treatments, particularly if you start early. Thanks Lina--please keep me looking 30-35 forever!

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★★★★★

First of all, Lina is a great lady. She's very sweet and personable and interesting to talk to. I also trust her with my skin care completely. I'm almost through with an intial series of photofacials and microderm, and my skin is looking really wonderful. She has also completely reshaped and tinted my eyebrows over the last six weeks--they look amazing!! Eyelash tinting is amazing too. She'll soon be opening a larger spa and I'm really looking forward to it. Though I'm not rich and my BF would probably strangle me for spending so much on my face, I think Lina's approach to prevention is a luxury in which I'm willing to invest. I really think you can stave off aging with some of her treatments, particularly if you start early. Thanks Lina--please keep me looking 30-35 forever!

Pros: Lina herself and her knowledge about skin

Cons: none really, pricy (for me) but worth it

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I recently went to Skin Essence for the first time and it was much different than I expected after reading all the glowing reviews and seeing the incredibly high rating on CitySearch (which is why I chose it). Don't get me wrong...I had an excellent facial, probably one of the best I've ever received. I found the owner to be very friendly and experienced. What I found disappointing was that this ""spa"" is essentially located in the owner's basement. I had to do a double-take when I pulled up.\r\n\r\nWhile some people don't mind going to ""med spas"" where the ambiance is lacking, this is not one of the qualities I look for in a spa. I like to go somewhere that has soothing decor, a lounge-like atmosphere, a nice locker room, and a modern facility where I can relax and destress. Somewhere I can read a magazine, have some ice-water or tea, and feel like I'm getting my money's worth. While Skin Essence had all the proper equipment and products for spa treatments, there was no ""spa feel"" and the experience wasn't relaxing. Also, one of the previous reviewers mentioned that the prices are reasonable. I didn't find this to be the case as the cost of my treatment wasn't any less than I've had elsewhere. In addition, there were several instances during the treatment when I was told to ""hold this (machine) over your face and I'll be right back."" I was left alone a few times without a clue what I was doing while the owner answered the phone or disappeared for several minutes. I found this frustrating and certainly not relaxing. I was (jokingly) wondering in my mind f I'd get a discount for assisting with my own facial.\r\n\r\nI understand that the owner is opening a facility for her business that is not in her home shortly and because the facial was great, I'll definitely stop by to see what its like and I might even consider going back if can have a better overall ""spa experience"" next time. In conclusion, this isn't a negative review, but its not what I was looking for.

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★★★☆☆

I recently went to Skin Essence for the first time and it was much different than I expected after reading all the glowing reviews and seeing the incredibly high rating on CitySearch (which is why I chose it). Don't get me wrong...I had an excellent facial, probably one of the best I've ever received. I found the owner to be very friendly and experienced. What I found disappointing was that this ""spa"" is essentially located in the owner's basement. I had to do a double-take when I pulled up.\r\n\r\nWhile some people don't mind going to ""med spas"" where the ambiance is lacking, this is not one of the qualities I look for in a spa. I like to go somewhere that has soothing decor, a lounge-like atmosphere, a nice locker room, and a modern facility where I can relax and destress. Somewhere I can read a magazine, have some ice-water or tea, and feel like I'm getting my money's worth. While Skin Essence had all the proper equipment and products for spa treatments, there was no ""spa feel"" and the experience wasn't relaxing. Also, one of the previous reviewers mentioned that the prices are reasonable. I didn't find this to be the case as the cost of my treatment wasn't any less than I've had elsewhere. In addition, there were several instances during the treatment when I was told to ""hold this (machine) over your face and I'll be right back."" I was left alone a few times without a clue what I was doing while the owner answered the phone or disappeared for several minutes. I found this frustrating and certainly not relaxing. I was (jokingly) wondering in my mind f I'd get a discount for assisting with my own facial.\r\n\r\nI understand that the owner is opening a facility for her business that is not in her home shortly and because the facial was great, I'll definitely stop by to see what its like and I might even consider going back if can have a better overall ""spa experience"" next time. In conclusion, this isn't a negative review, but its not what I was looking for.

Pros: Great Facial, Experienced and Friendly Aesthetician

Cons: No Ambiance, Lacking Facilities, Not Relaxing

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I am a student at NCSU, and I am unable to treat myself as much as I'd like. However, I do make time to come to Lina's Skin Essence. I have received facials from a few different people and her's are by far the best! She also does an amazing wax job. She has very reasonable prices, and provides genuine customer service. I would recommend Skin Essence Day Spa to anyone who asked!

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★★★★★

I am a student at NCSU, and I am unable to treat myself as much as I'd like. However, I do make time to come to Lina's Skin Essence. I have received facials from a few different people and her's are by far the best! She also does an amazing wax job. She has very reasonable prices, and provides genuine customer service. I would recommend Skin Essence Day Spa to anyone who asked!

Pros: Ambience, Service

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I was referred to Skin Essence by a friend (I might add that she is over 40 and has amazing skin) over 6 months ago and waited several months before finally making an appointment. \r\n\r\nI am a huge skeptic of anyone or any product that claims to be able to reduce wrinkles, reverse aging, etc. It all sounds like a bunch of hocas-pocas to me. After doing some research of my own, I decided to try it out. I have been to her 4 times and am AMAZED. My skin was pretty good to begin with but I have seen a definite improvement in texture and reduced white- and black-heads. Even better is that I trust this lady completely. She has proven to be honest, professional, caring, friendly, and knowledgable. She is not what I have found at other spas: young ladies with little training who try to push products that I don't need and that they know little about. I know I can trust that if she recommends something to me, it is because she feels it is best for my skin and my well-being. This sounds like strong language, but you will see. She is the real deal!

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I was referred to Skin Essence by a friend (I might add that she is over 40 and has amazing skin) over 6 months ago and waited several months before finally making an appointment. \r\n\r\nI am a huge skeptic of anyone or any product that claims to be able to reduce wrinkles, reverse aging, etc. It all sounds like a bunch of hocas-pocas to me. After doing some research of my own, I decided to try it out. I have been to her 4 times and am AMAZED. My skin was pretty good to begin with but I have seen a definite improvement in texture and reduced white- and black-heads. Even better is that I trust this lady completely. She has proven to be honest, professional, caring, friendly, and knowledgable. She is not what I have found at other spas: young ladies with little training who try to push products that I don't need and that they know little about. I know I can trust that if she recommends something to me, it is because she feels it is best for my skin and my well-being. This sounds like strong language, but you will see. She is the real deal!

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I was referred to Skin Essence by one of my clients over a year ago after seeing incredible results with my clients skins appearance and texture. I look forward to getting skin care treatments at Skin Essence. (facials, light treatments and dermabrasion) I feel relaxed, and my skin feels rejuvenated and improved after every visit! One of the first things someone notices about a woman is her skin. Skin Essence does an incredible job, very personalized and definitely goes the extra mile!\r\n\r\n

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I was referred to Skin Essence by one of my clients over a year ago after seeing incredible results with my clients skins appearance and texture. I look forward to getting skin care treatments at Skin Essence. (facials, light treatments and dermabrasion) I feel relaxed, and my skin feels rejuvenated and improved after every visit! One of the first things someone notices about a woman is her skin. Skin Essence does an incredible job, very personalized and definitely goes the extra mile!\r\n\r\n

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