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Urban Retreat Spa has been featured as a local favorite !

September is International Spa Month….For the second year in a row Urban Retreat Spa has been featured as a local favorite !!!


This is the fourth year we’ve put together the annual Spa Edition, and one of my favorite things about it is forming relationships with the local spa owners. Every year I look forward to seeing them and spending some quality time with them and their staff. A lot of people think of spas as places we visit while on vacation, but trust me, if you take care of your body on a regular basis, it will take care of you and make you look and feel younger for many years! This year, to be as fair as possible, I decided to write about the spas in the order in which I went to them.

4450 NE 20th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 – 954-249-9176 – FacialsFortLauderdale.com

I have known Frank Velaz, owner of Urban Retreat Spa for many years, and he opened Urban in 2006 and the business has steadily grown. He has a staff of 5 therapist who each have at least 10 years experience in the industry.

O2 Lift Facial, also known as the Celebrity Red Carpet Secret / used at Miss Universe & Miss USA on the day of pageant is only $75 for 50 minutes. This luxurious and effective oxygen facial skin care treatment infuses oxygen, plant-derived stem cells, peptides and a high concentration of enzymatic botanicals into the skin leaving it luminous, refreshed and rejuvenated. This oxygen skin care process provides a revolutionary treatment to exfoliate, illuminate and oxygenate. Right before applying moisturizer and Sunblock he applies a UR-Beauty Hyaluronic Serum (their own brand) that shows immediate results. Seriously he had me hold a mirror so I could literally see the results instantaneously. This procedure has no down time.

Originally Frank was talking to me about getting the Collagen Induction Therapy CIT (stimulates the body to release collagen and elastin naturally four days after the service and continues to release collagen from a cellular level for up to six month later, great for aging skin, hyper pigmentation, wrinkles and lax skin) or the ReZENerate Treatment (nano technology collagen stimulation….the future of skin repair), but since I was a chicken of what I considered invasive stuff we settled on the O2 Lift Facial. However while I was there he showed me how the others are done and they are non-invasive and I will do them next.

Urban Retreat offers a Free Skin Analysis to properly design a custom plan of professional treatments and home skin regimens, reality based prices. Evidence based skin care solutions. PCA Skin Certified Peel Treatment Center and Certified In Collagen Induction Therapy by Florida Esthetics Association.