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At Total Glow, we aim to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to cosmetic innovation. We are the first in the Bay Area to offer the advanced technology of GlycoAla®. This cosmetic photodynamic therapy is an exciting new science featuring light-activated photosensitive topical creams and gels that promote dramatic visible anti-aging results.

What is GlycoAla?

GlycoAla is a unique cosmetic photodynamic gel designed to help reduce and prevent the visible signs of aging. Used with Omnilux LED light therapy, GlycoAla enhances the skin’s appearance without downtime, discomfort or side effects. The gel is made with hyaluronic acid, a compound found naturally in the human body that helps the skin retain its moisture, suppleness and youthful glow. As we mature, our hyaluronic acid levels begin to decline, inviting the need for replenishment.

GlycoAla has a special delivery system known as sylcopsphere nanoparticles that help stabilize and expedite the delivery and absorption of hyaluronic acid. This technology is the only one of its kind and is extremely effective at reducing pore size, hydrating the skin, and diminishing fine lines and sun damage without exorbitant costs or high risk surgery.

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Will there be any recovery?

There is no downtime with GlycoAla, but it’s important to avoid direct sunlight for about 48 hours after your treatment. Other than staying indoors, you will be able to return immediately to your regular routine, whether it be work, school or leisure.

What are the fees?

Once you attend your Bay Area consultation, our practitioners will be able to access exactly which areas should be treated with GlycoAla and to what degree. At that point you will receive a detailed quote for services that is tailored to your individual aesthetic needs. We can also assist you with applying for financing.

Who is a good candidate for GlycoAla?

If you have enlarged pores or are struggling with the effects of aging and sun damage, and are looking for a painless method of improving your complexion without downtime or back-breaking fees, then GlycoAla may be an excellent choice for you.

Many clients are not yet ready for plastic surgery, and some are uncomfortable with needles and injections. These patients will benefit from GlycoAla’s gentle delivery system and relaxing treatment experience. Schedule your consultation today to find out exactly how GlycoAla can help you look and feel your best.

What are the benefits of GlycoAla?

  • Helps fade fine lines, wrinkles and creases
  • Helps diminish sun damage
  • Restores hyaluronic acid reserves
  • Improves satisfaction with one’s image
  • Plumps depleted facial contours
  • Improves skin texture and tone
  • Reduces hyperpigmentation
  • Effectively reduces enlarged pores
  • Hydrates the skin
  • Non-invasive
  • No anesthesia
  • No downtime
  • More dramatic results than can be achieved with a chemical peel
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Why choose Total Glow in Palo Alto?

Total Glow is committed to providing exceptional cosmetic treatments in a state-of-the-art luxury setting. We combine the holistic care of Eastern-based Ayurvedic Medicine with the cutting edge technology of the West, tailoring each procedure to your unique goals and wishes. A visit to our soothing Palo Alto spa sanctuary is an unforgettable experience of renewal, relaxation and reward. Call today to schedule your confidential consultation and discover the upper limits of well being.

Our Office The Total Glow Difference

When you come to Total Glow for treatment, you are entering an environment of total commitment to you. Terrie Absher Kochman, our founder and Sherpa, has implemented every measure to ensure each step of your journey is met with complete attention to detail.

Terrie trains every provider in the practice for months before allowing them to treat patients. This ensures each provider has “the touch” with each client, not only providing excellent results, but also making each patient as comfortable as possible.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Updated September 22nd, 2020

Hello from Total Glow,

It's time to get your skin and whole body back on track and healthy, toned and glowing!


Total Glow MD is open per San Mateo County's guidelines.  We are providing all services including our expert skincare services with the exception of Hydrafacials and a few other facial treatments that are currently restricted. Our Wellness, body toning and muscle sculpting, injectables, IV's  and more are still available!   Try our new exclusive proprietary treatments for a jumpstart to get back that healthy glow.


We have implemented Covid-19 guidelines for our Team and for your health and safety that go beyond standard compliance.


Once you've secured your appointment, please follow our guidelines:

  1. Text or call upon arrival. Our large private parking lot is steps away from our entrance and exit doors. We will contact you and let you in as doors are kept locked.
  2. Masks and hand sanitation are required upon entering. Non-contact temperature check will be administered.
  3. COVID-19 forms are signed and health questionnaire completed
  4. We use hospital surgical suite grade UVC sterilization (not wands) for complete sterilization together with standard disinfectant protocols.
  5. Your Provider wears Shields and masks and is receiving health checks and temperature checks as well.
  6. Your Provider will escort you to a sterilized room without contact with other clients/patients
  7. You will be checked out for your service and product purchases in the treatment room rather than the front desk.
  8. We have a separate exit through our backdoor directly to the parking lot for your safety to ensure social distancing and no contact with anyone entering our facility.

Thank you for being on time as we stagger our appointments. We have added large breaks between our appointments as well for treatment room checkout, and product replenishment.  This also provides time to complete the surgical grade sterilization process after each and every appointment. 


With four Hydrafacial machines in our beautiful treatment rooms and medical suites for body and facial procedures as well numerous other modalities available, we will do our best to get you in promptly.


We hope to see you soon and help you get a total glow from head to toe!

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