A facial is a hands-on skin treatment for the face that includes steam, cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, facial masks, peels, and massage. Used for general skin health, a facial is designed to cleanse, exfoliate and nourish to skin to promote a clear, well hydrated skin.
Facials are the number one treatment performed by estheticians, and a good way for your therapist to get a good understanding of your skin prior to suggesting more aggressive treatments. For most people, facials can be scheduled every four weeks, although your therapist may recommend a different schedule. There are many variations of facials based on different needs, as well as different lengths of time.. Tell your esthetician exactly what you want to get out of your facial, and she/he will be able to recommend a facial to meet your needs.
Dermaplaning is the elimination of "peach fuzz" and dead skin cells using a sterile surgical scalpel. As a result, the skin is brighter, smoother, makeup goes on flawlessly, and skincare products become more penetrable and effective. No downtime is required. Safe for most, including during pregnancy. Results typically last 3-5 weeks.
Otherwise known as nano-needling, is a non-invasive serum delivery system designed to rejuvenate your skin and treat many common skin issues.
This is a less aggressive, needle-free alternative to microneedling. The nano infusion process is done with a pen similar to those used in micro needling that taps the nano cartridge up and down onto your skin.
When the cartridge gently touches the skin, it forms thousands of invisible micro channels. These micro channels directly deliver nourishing serums below the skin’s barrier to stimulate the regenerative processes and collagen production in your skin. The skin will naturally adsorb the active ingredients many times more effectively through nano channels to refine wrinkles, remedy scarring, reduce hyper-pigmentation as well as many other skin imperfections, improving and restoring the overall health of the skin.
There is no pain, inflammation, bleeding, or discomfort. Nano-infusion is safe, non-invasive and only affects the epidermis, making it both painless and very effective.
Nano infusion is safe for all skin types and tones. There is no risk of post traumatic hyperpigmentation, nor is there any recovery time. You will feel a vibration and sensation much like a cat licking you with its rough tongue and emerge with rejuvenated, hydrated, and glowing skin!
Thanks to the innovation by skin care professionals and increased scientific developments, there is now a wide range of advanced treatments available to a wide range of consumers. It is not required that you have active aging or a severe skin condition in order to participate in an advanced regime. Many smart consumers begin caring for and protecting their skin early on for incredible, long-lasting skin health.
Opting for minimally invasive procedures to avoid downtime is affording consumers the unmistakable appearance of healthier and more vibrant skin without surgery or costly medical procedures.
Some advanced treatments offered by your skin care professional may include chemical exfoliation, galvanic treatment, microcurrent, ultrasonic, and LED.
Treatment recommendations will vary according to skin type and condition, chronological age and skin maturity, level of sun damage (everyone has some), and the goals you have for your skin.
Your esthetician can outline your options and make recommendations.
Microcurrent is an advanced modality used in facials that utilizes low-voltage electricity to stimulate the facial muscles, like a "workout" for the face. The goal is to encourage the muscles to look more defined, enhance product absorption, and stimulating fibroblast cells to boost collagen development.
Microcurrent has been referred to as the "non-invasive face lift" or Botox alternative.
LED light therapy is a painless, relaxing, non-invasive skin-care treatment that has multiple benefits—particularly stimulating collagen and treating mild to moderate acne, rosacea, and pigmentation.
LED treatments work by using an array of bright light-emitting diodes that send low-level light energy into the deeper layers of the skin.
Chemical peels are skincare procedures that consist of chemical or enzyme solutions being applied to the skin to promote exfoliation and the expedited development of new skin tissue. This leads to smoother, less wrinkled, more vibrant, and less damaged skin.
Before your procedure, you’ll first have a consultation with your esthetician. During this visit, they’ll help you determine what the best treatment option is for you. They’ll let you know the details about the specific peel you’ll be getting, and they’ll ask about anything that could interfere with the peel. This may include whether you’ve taken acne medication, and information about whether or not you scar easily.
During a chemical peel, your esthetician will apply the chemical solution to the area being treated. You may feel stinging, itching, heat, or mild burning as the solution works itself into the skin. A fan can be used to minimizes any discomfort.
After your procedure, follow your esthetician's postop instructions faithfully. They’ll give you specific instructions for how often to wash your face and moisturize, and which products you should use to do so. Try to stay out of the sun until your skin has healed, and avoid using makeup or other cosmetics until your esthetician gives you the go-ahead. During your recovery time, you may experience symptoms such as increased dryness, the tightening of your skin, mild flaking, and/or peeling. It is important to note that each individual will recover and experience their own recovery journey. No one peel treatment is like the other.