Aesthetics at Soft Touch Skin


Elissa has been treating and observing skin for over 25 years. She has both an Esthetics and Electrolysis License in the state of California. She is knowledgeable about the current legislation regarding health and safety standards issued by the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. Over 20 years, she developed expertise in the treatment of Rosacea categorized by vascular blemishes (talangiectasia). She also specializes in the management of aging skin caused by environmental stress, such as sunlight, smoke, and air pollution.

Skin care is offered in a relaxing and pleasant environment at Aesthetics at Soft Touch Skin. Elissa works with a Glycolic skin cleanser during professional treatments. This treatment:

  • Gently exfoliates the skin
  • Dissolves dirt and makeup
  • Prepares the skin for application of correctors
  • Balances the skin's pH
  • Normalizes sensitive skin

She encourages the use of this product on a daily basis, as this is the backbone for great home care that really works.

Elissa's most powerful tool in a professional treatment is a ph-balanced Glycolic compound containing 40% Glycolic acid (derived from sugarcane). This gel works wonders and is gentle enough to be used during your lunch hour. This treatment promotes rapid skin exfoliation, without irritation and achieves these results:

  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Promotes healthier, luminous and younger looking skin
  • Improves the look of photo-damaged skin
  • Improves hyper- pigmentation and uneven skin tone
  • Works as a rapid delivery system
  • Minimizes pore clogging and reduces the appearance of pore size

Another treatment she uses is a technique of micro-dermabrasion that can be used on Sensitive and Rosaceous skin types. This product, created by K-Nutek, accomplishes exfoliation with hand and finger movements, and the use of soft brushes that gently remove dead skin cells. This is kinder to the skin, and reduces the possibility of breakage of fine capillaries just beneath the surface of the skin. The treatment leaves the skin looking and feeling smooth.

For oily and problem prone skin a 50% Alpha and Beta hydroxy gel is used during a professional facial treatment. This peel exfoliates dead skin cells, acts as an antibacterial agent, and reduces oil blockage in the pore.


I learned that untreated clogged pores (blackheads) can enlarge your pores over time. The last thing I wanted was larger, more noticeable pores on my face. I tried working on them myself, but in most areas, I can't get the correct angle for a full extraction (and once I pinched too hard which added broken capillaries to my problem). Elissa can clean the pores expertly, and she has been helping people improve their skin for 20+ years. She gets the entire pimple extracted, without damaging my skin, and the glycolic acid peel keeps my face looking fresh.
Scott C

Elissa has been taking care of my skin for the last eight years. During that time, she has regularly given me facials and has a specialized treatment that diminishes broken capillaries. I always let Elissa do the type of treatment she feels I need at the time. Not only does Elissa do a fantastic job with skin services, her salon is a most pleasant and relaxing space on Union Square. Two thumbs up for Elissa!!!!!!!!!!
Dale L

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