What is a Facial?
A facial is essentially a multi-step skin treatment that is one of the best ways to take care of your skin. A facial cleanses, exfoliates, and nourishes the skin, promoting a clear, well-hydrated complexion and can help your skin look younger. You also receive advice on the best way to take care of your skin. A facial works best when it is part of an on-going program of skin
What is an Acne facial?
If you are struggling with acne, your typical acne facial cleanser might not be cutting it. The acne facial is an alternative treatment designed to treat the root cause of acne with minimal side effects.
Acne facials focus primarily on extractions for blocked pores. The extraction process releases any excess build-up of oil and cleans out dirt that might be clogging up your pores. This can reduce the look and feel of acne and calm inflammation in your skin. For mild cases of acne, an esthetician at a salon can perform your acne facial. However, if you have severe acne, you may consider having this type of facial performed by a dermatologist.
What should I expect from an acne facial appointment?
An acne facial starts with a thorough facial cleansing and exfoliation. The esthetician or dermatologist will then do an extraction process for your clogged pores, which can be done with finger-applied pressure and a cotton ball on either side of the pore, or with tools. This is often followed by a mask or facial massage to calm the skin. Often, products such as salicylic and glycolic acids may be used to remove dead skin cells as part of the facial treatment. At the end of the facial, you may be offered product to use at home to treat acne between facials. There’s no expectation to make a purchase, of course – it’s totally up to you.
What are the benefits of acne facials?
The main benefit of this type of facial, of course, is the reduction of facial acne. The treatment should help reduce redness and inflammation, and help the skin rebalance. With regular treatments, future acne breakouts may be minimized.
Are there side-effects from acne facials?
There are minimal side effects from an acne facial. Occasionally people do experience inflamed skin after some of the treatments, but this often subsides within a few hours. If you have especially sensitive skin, let the esthetician know beforehand as it may change which treatments they perform.
How many visits will I need to see results?
You should start to see results after your first acne facial. However, you may need to make multiple visits to achieve your desired results depending on the severity of the breakout. It’s also important to take good care of your skin at home in between facial visits, and a good esthetician will be able to recommend an effective follow-up routine.
What are Back facials?
Back facials include the same techniques you would find in a standard facial, including deep cleansing and exfoliation, purifying masks, and extractions for clogged pores. Back facials are also very popular for treating back acne, but are also good for treating other skin conditions such as oily skin.
What should I expect during a back facial appointment?
For a back facial, you’ll lie face down on a table as an esthetician uses cleansing products, exfoliation techniques, and extractions if needed. Back facial extractions usually start with a steam treatment to loosen the pores, before an esthetician uses special products and tools to extract oils and debris from clogged pores. Normal back facials include a relaxing mini massage that helps deeply moisturize the skin with special creams or oils, preventing oily skin or dryness later on.
What are the benefits of back facials?
Back facials are most popular for treating back acne, and are great for doing just that. But back facials can also help with inflammation, itchiness, dryness, and oily skin – or just help you look better without a shirt on.
What should I do after a back facial?
Depending on your skin type, you may have some redness and irritation after extractions, and your esthetician may recommend moisturizers and other products to help keep skin balanced between sessions. To treat back acne, it may take multiple sessions plus at-home care in between visits.
What is an oxygen facial?
An oxygen facial is done with a machine that applies pure, pressurized oxygen onto the skin and helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Oxygen facial treatments also help increase the production of collagen, which can help you have healthier and younger-looking skin.
What are the benefits of oxygen facials?
Oxygen facials offer a host of benefits. They can make skin look younger, reduce wrinkles, clean pores, and can help with rosacea and acne. Additionally, they promote natural skin elasticity by stimulating collagen production. Oxygen facials can include vitamin and antioxidant infusions as part of the process, which can enhance the benefits of the facial and overall health of the skin.
What can I expect during my appointment?
While you may be expecting something like an oxygen mask, the treatment is actually performed with an airbrush-like wand. The wand applies oxygen and sometimes anti-aging serums or moisturizers into the face. We will pass over your face with the wand until they’ve covered the whole area.
How often do I need to get oxygen facials?
We recommend that you get treatments once a week for six weeks in the beginning, followed by touchups whenever needed afterwards. Oxygen facial sessions are very short, so it is best to schedule multiple appointments over the course of a few weeks.
What is a Microcurrent Galvanic facial?
A Galvanic facial (also referred to as a Microcurrent facial) is a specialized facial where mild pulses of energy – called galvanic electrical currents - are sent to your facial muscles with a specialized device. This is used to increase the regeneration of cells in your skin.
This type of therapy is gaining popularity and being used by many salons and dermatologist offices. Sometimes referred to as a non-surgical facelift, a galvanic facial gives the benefits of a facial while also firming the contours of your face.
What should I expect?
In the beginning of the session, a specialized pre-treatment gel will be applied to your face. Next, a small metal instrument will be used to send the galvanic electrical current to your facial muscles. This helps tone them and tighten any sagging skin. In addition, it will help to smooth and rejuvenate skin and decrease the size of pores. The treatment is painless and done in less than an hour. Some people report a mild tingling feeling on their face during and directly after the procedure.
What are the benefits?
The benefits of a galvanic facial are to reduce wrinkles, tightens pores, and increases blood flow which helps replenish your skin.
Some people experience a reduction in acne and reduced inflammation following each session.For best results, 3-4 sessions are recommended over the course of two months.
What are the risks?
If you have major dental work, a pacemaker, metal pins or plates in your face, or are pregnant, you should avoid this type of facial. If you think the above may apply to you, check with the spa or dermatologist prior to scheduling this type of facial.
For those who do undergo a galvanic facial, very few side effects are reported. Some people report feeling a slight tingle in their face both during and after the procedure.
Anti aging seems to be on everyone’s minds these days. Both men and women are trying different types of anti-aging facial treatments in order to reduce the signs of aging. Many have found the anti-aging facial to be an effective, non-invasive treatment to prevent or reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
What are anti-aging facials?
An anti-aging facial is a type of facial that focuses on improving the elasticity in your skin to reduce the signs of aging. Many people in their 20s and 30s turn to anti-aging facials as a preventative measure.
What are the benefits?
This type of facial improves the elasticity and health of your skin, helping to reduce the signs of aging. It helps keep your skin healthy, nourished, and replenished, which all prevent or reduce fine lines, creases and wrinkles.
What should I expect?
The facial often starts with the cleansing of your skin, followed by the esthetician analyzing your skin under a magnifying lamp to get a clear picture of your skin’s health. Based on their findings, you can expect a personalized combination of exfoliation, extractions, and a facial massage. A collagen mask or serums may also be used to nourish and replenish your skin.
What are the risks?
Like other facials, there are minimal risks and side effects. You may experience some redness, irritation, skin breakouts, or scarring in very rare cases. Generally, the more sensitive your skin, the more side effects you will have.
Your esthetician may not perform some treatments if you are taking antibiotics or other medications that tend to cause your skin to be more susceptible to risks. Make sure you share this information with your esthetician prior to treatment.
What is a microdermabrasion facial?
Microdermabrasion is a type of deep exfoliation that helps reduce imperfections such as blemishes and small wrinkles. It can also help reduce mild acne or acne damage. It is a cosmetic procedure in which the topmost layer of skin, called the stratum corneum, is removed by an abrasive treatment.
What are the benefits of microdermabrasion treatments?
A microdermabrasion treatment is good for dealing with mild acne and mild acne scarring, as well as for correcting skin imperfections that are located in the stratum corneum. With the topmost layer gone, the skin is stimulated to produce new cells, giving you a fresh and rejuvenated look. Treatments also clean and unclog pores, thanks to both the exfoliation and the suction that removes dirt and dead skin cells.
An added benefit is that microdermabrasion increases the effectiveness of lotions and creams by removing obstructions from pores. Note that you might need more than one treatment in order to get the full benefits of microdermabrasion treatments, but you should wait at least a couple of weeks between them.
What should I expect from a microdermabrasion session?
A typical microdermabrasion treatment is painless. In fact, you probably won’t feel any discomfort at all, and of course it’s done without the use of anesthetics or painkillers.
Diamond microdermabrasion is considered to be generally safer than crystal microdermabrasion, because there are no small particles that could be inhaled or get into the eyes. After either diamond or regular microdermabrasion you’ll experience mild swelling and skin redness, both of which should subside within a matter of hours. Your skin will also be more sensitive after the treatment – especially to sun exposure – so make sure to apply sunscreen and keep in the shade as much as possible.
What are the downsides of microdermabrasion treatments?
Since Microdermabrasion only treats the top layer of skin, deeper imperfections or scars won’t be affected. For example, stretch marks or more sever acne scars cannot be effectively treated with microdermabrasion, although some people do see some minor benefits from the treatment. For deeper treatments, you might want to consider a chemical peel facial.
What is a Lash Lift?
A lash lift curls your lash from base to tip so that you can see the full length. All lashes have a natural shape to them, so this process alters that shape via a tiny curling rod and a lifting solution.
The treatment should always be performed by a professional.
What is Getting a Lash Lift Like?
We will cleanse the eye area and place a silicone rod onto the eyelids. The natural lashes are then curled over and attached to the rod with an adhesive to set the lashes. Once everything is positioned correctly, a lifting lotion is applied to allow the lashes to mold around the curling rod, followed by a setting lotion that sets the lash shape.
Expect the whole thing to take about 45-60 minutes.
How Long Does a Lash Lift Last?
The results typically last four to six weeks, depending on how quickly your eyelashes grow. You should avoid mascara for 48 hours after the treatment, and leave lashes untouched for a full day.
No makeup, or water should come in contact with your lashes for 24 hours to ensure the lift correctly sets into shape. Then, you can fully enjoy the treatment’s results.
The Night Before Your Tan
The Day Of Your Tan
Please shave or wax your legs the night before your tan.
Moisturize really well before bed.
Exfoliate THOROUGHLY as well. This will remove dead skin and provide a new, smooth surface for your tan. Exfoliating helps to promote even coverage and lengthens the duration of the tan.
DO NOT USE DOVE PRODUCTS! Dove soap and Dove lotions leave a film on your skin that directly leads to a blotchy tan.
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Remove make-up, moisturizer, perfume and deodorant before your application.
It is recommended that you wear dark, loose fitting clothing. Solution washes out of most clothing very easily but tends to stain nylon and Lycra materials; therefore, dark colored underwear is recommended.
A woman’s tan can be directly affected by her hormones. Considering her cycle, it can cause blotchiness or the color not to develop as dark as normally. It’s not common, but it happens.
Oily skin types usually develop lighter and require an extra spray after 24-48 hours to get your base color.
When you take a shower or a bath you will probably see some color wash off. Don’t worry. This is quite normal as it is only the color guide that the spray tan technician uses when the tan is applied. You will be left with a gorgeous tan.
WE HAVE FOUND THAT THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS WILL LIGHTEN OR MAKE AN AIRBRUSH TAN SPOTTY:
Let your tan set for at least 4-6 hours (overnight if possible) before showering or taking a bath. This allows your tan to develop.
Avoid wearing socks or shoes after your tanning session in order to allow the tan to develop properly on your feet.
Avoid applying moisturizers or deodorants immediately after.
Avoid wearing tight clothing for at least 5 hours. This includes tighter-fitting jeans, bras, spandex, tight blouses and shoes/socks.
All swimming, showering and vigorous exercise must be avoided for at least 5 hours as sweating can inhibit the development of your tan.
Do not shave for 12 hours after your treatment.
Beware wearing long boots after tanning as these can make your tan patchy on your legs.
Maintaining The Tan
It is recommended you follow these general guidelines to maintain your tan:
Dove soap and Dove products
Hair thinning lotion or removing lotion
Anti-aging products or AHA’s
Beta Hydroxy Acids-salicylic acid
Retin-A type products (Retin-A, Renova, Tazorac, Tretinoin)
Toners containing alcohols or witch hazel
Anti-acne products(Accutane, salicylic acid)
Facial masks and scrubs
Pore cleansing facial strips
Hot tubs, chlorine and salt water
Bleach products for body hair
Bug sprays – try to spray your clothes instead of you. If you must have it on you, spray a “cloud” to go through.
Avoid long hot baths and showers as these speed up exfoliation.
Pat your skin dry after a bath or shower. Rubbing your skin may rub off your tan.
Avoid swimming pools and salt water, as these can reduce your tan.
Try to always have a fresh new razor for shaving.