Why do I need a Facial?
No matter your age or gender, your skin can only look its best if you care about it.
Consider these things: you eat right so that your body feels good and performs as it should; you exercise to keep your muscles active and your body in shape. You change the oil in your car to maintain the engine. You do a little housework, daily, so that your home stays clean all month long.
A facial does for your skin what a month of exercise and eating right does for your body – it noticeably improves the way the skin looks and feels. Through cleansing, exfoliation, and use of professional products, we can make a lot of progress towards improving your skin in a single session. We have the experience, techniques, products, and equipment that cannot be replicated at home.
Why do I need to come in regularly?
A great facial will reward you with results! However, there are certain undeniable truths to how your skin and body work. Your skin will continue, all year long, to be affected by the sun, elements, makeup, gravity, and age. Your body will continue to produce new, fresh skin cells, however, they will be trapped under the dead cells you cannot properly exfoliate away at home.
While, yes, your skin will benefit and be better off after your facial, a one-time treatment will not give you the ongoing results or protection you need. Regular facials (especially with an appropriate at home regimen) will help prevent breakouts, keep your surface cells healthy, and ensure that your skin looks and feels its best.
If your main goal is to improve a skin condition (aging, acne or sun spots for instance) a series of treatments with proper at home care is necessary. While it varies from person to person, the usual frequency is every 4-6 weeks.
What can I expect at my facial appointment?
At your first appointment, you will be asked to complete a brief client intake form, and we will discuss your skin care goals and concerns. Your Esthetician will step out of the room so you can make yourself comfortable on the facial table. Soft music is played, and the lights are lowered, to promote relaxation. Some or all of the following steps will be performed, depending on your skin analysis and the treatment selected: 2 deep cleanses, skin analysis, exfoliation (removal of surface cells by enzyme, chemical or manual exfoliation), extractions (removal of blackheads), application of mask and vitamin-enriched serums, massage, moisturizer and sun protection. Suggestions for home care and a treatment plan will be provided.
Will I be pressured to buy products?
No. We do not push products or spend the appointment time trying to sell you stuff.
If you indicate that you have a specific concern for your skin, or that you are looking to improve your skin care, we will partner with you to achieve that goal. That said, if you actually want to see a difference in your skin, you will have to participate in taking care of it and maintaining the work done in the facial room. Sometimes, this means a change in your at-home product use is necessary. 80% of improvement comes from what you’re doing at home. If you’re using skin care products that are not benefiting you, or that are not right for your skin type, you will not see improvement with just facials. We will always do our best to recommend products that are customized to your skin and budget.