What is a Facial?

A facial begins by cleansing the skin with products that are chosen for your specific skin type (normal, oily, dry, combination, and sensitive). During this process the skin is thouroghly analized. The esthetician does a chemical exfoliation of the skin folllowed by extractions of blackheads and whiteheads, if wanted and needed. A facial massage is administered to both relax you and stimulate the skin. A mask targeting your skin type is applied for five to ten minutes. Finally, toners and SPF is applied to the skin for protection from outside elements.

What are the benefits of a facial?

There are so many beneficial factors in getting a facial! First and foremost, it can improve your complexion leaving that nice glow we all desire. Cleansing and exfoliating can help to unclog pores, detoxify, and hydrate the skin. Facials enhance blood flow leading to the stimulation of the skin.  The massage helps to relax any tension in the muscles of the face. It can also reduce puffiness and sagging, rid the body of environmental toxins, improve elasticity and smoothness, and can slow the onset of wrinkles (beat wrinkles before they occur)!Talk to your esthetician today so we can identify your skin type and properly take care of it.

How often should I get a facial?

This all depends on the goal and focus of you and your esthetician (ie; acne, pigmentation, regular care, relaxation). Anywhere from one every two weeks, to once a month is optimal to get the results you desire.

What should my esthetician know?

It is very important to let your esthetician know if you are on any exfoliants, especially Retin-A, Accutane, or antibiotics due to the sensitivity these products cause to the skin. It is also important to let your esthetician know if you are under a dermalogist or doctors care, what medications you are on, and what allergies you may have. These things will change the treatment you will have.  Please allow 24 hours after treatment before sun exposure. Your skin is lightly exfoliated when receiving a facial, causing the fresh skin prone to burn and hyperpigmentation.

What conditions will prohibit me from getting a facial?

Contagious Disease, Sunburn, Heart Conditions, Certain Medications, Cancer, Herpes, Cosmetic Procedures (injectors).

Contagious disease: Pink eye, impetigo, wringworm, warts

Sunburn: Skin is too sensitive for treatment

Heart Conditions: Any electrical treatments should not be performed.

Certain Medications: Some medications can sensitize your skin leaving it too irritated. Please disclose medications to your esthetiticain.

Cancer: Clients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation should refrain from having this service they will have highly sensetized skin.

Herpes: If an open lesion is present, we will not perform a treatment. If an open lesion is not present, please notify your esthetician. Strong peels may lead to a breakout.

Cosmetic Procedures: Ask your doctor before making an appointment.

Will I “break-out” afterward?

There is always a possibility of a break out after a treatment. If you are not used to washing your face regularly, dirt and oil will surface from the facial. However, consistant treatments and a consistant home regimen will aleviate this and, in the long run, benefit you and your skin.

Can I get a facial if I am pregnant?

Yes you can! Items that should be avoided when pregnant are; aroma therapy, vigorous massage, any electric modality equipment.