Facials & Peels
Enjoy the pampering and relaxation of a facial while receiving the benefits that offer you and your skin health and wellness. Deep cleansing and exfoliation combined with aromatherapy steam, removing toxins caused by pollution, grease and dirt found in your everyday environment. Facials help to reduce an abundance of sebum (over production of oil), which is a natural substance. Over production of sebum can cause skin problems including blackheads, milia, and acne.
We provide Medical Grade Microdermabrasion and Medical Grade Chemical Peels (Little Down Time)
What does the peel do?
Here are some of the primary benefits of getting one of these two chemical peels:
• Helps to smooth out various fine lines and wrinkles
• Reduce the appearance of acne scarring
• Reduce the appearance of large pores
• In some cases lightens areas of discoloration
• Can help loosen and reduce acne
• Assists with treatment of melasma
• Restores skin to a more healthy, youthful glow and appearance
How it works
The ingredients in these peels work together to exfoliate the outer layers of the skin by breaking up dead skin cells. The treatment encourages the natural peelings to start several days after the chemical treatment. As a general rule 2 to 5 layers are applied for the best possible results. Typically, a lightweight, non-greasy moisturizer or calming mask is applied to the skin at the end of the treatment and you can go about your day and normal activities.
What to expect
First, you will experience dry, tight skin with slight redness. Your skin may also be sensitive. You can expect your skin to turn to a shade of pink to a shade of brown. It will take about a week for the old damaged skin to peel off. You will be left with a more refreshed, soft and glowing appearance to your face.
Types of Facials
Jessner & TCA Chemical Peels
Jessner and TCA peels are considered “medium depth” chemical peels. The three main ingredients that consist in Jessner peel are: Lactic acid, which assists in the exfoliation of the skin. Salicylic acid which aids in penetration, and Resorcino acid which assists with the problem of acne and breakouts. The main ingredient that consists in a TCA peel is Trichloroacetic acid; both of these peels are applied and left on until activated the next day.
TCA INTENSE-pH 0.7
TCA Intense peel for the face $195.00
TCA Intense peels for the face and neck $250.00
TCA Intense peel for the face, neck and chest $300.00
TCA INTENSE works by coagulating proteins. This process will result in epidermal destruction, giving a high medium depth peel, TCA is a chemical peel (trichloracetic acid), which has been used to perform skin peels for over 20 years. It is a relative of vinegar (acetic acid). When TCA is applied to the skin, it causes the top layers of cells to dry up and peel off over a period of several days to one week. When the old skin is peeled off, it exposes a new layer of undamaged skin. Here is some of the wonderful benefits of a TCA peel.
* Softens fine lines and wrinkles
* Stimulates the skin’s NMF (natural moisture factor) giving a natural affinity to the skin
* Reduces the appearance of skin discolorations
* Reduces comedones
* Improves skin clarity
* Repairs skin texture
* Stimulates collagen production
* Some tattoo removal
This is a considered to be a strong peel, but well worth the benefits. Protocol is very similar to the Jessner Peel
Glycolic acid is derived from sugar cane, is probably the most popular grade of alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) used by Aestheticians for facial peels. Glycolic acid peels are effective, yet they tend to produce the minimum of side effects.
Most of the glycolic acid formulations used by professionals contain concentrations of 40% and higher. (By comparison, over-the-counter cosmetic AHA products contain only 3 to 10% glycolic acid, percentages with questionable usefulness).
What does it do
Like other AHA peels, glycolic acid peels remove the top layer of dead cells on your skin, revealing a new layer that is smooth-textured. Glycolic acid (50%) peel easily penetrates your skin to exfoliate layers of dead skin cells that dull your completion to immediately expose a clear, softer, more radiant face. Glycolic will also diminish the appearance of age spots, reduce hyper pigmentation to even out skin tone, prevent blemishes and help reduce acne scarring and breakouts. Also helps to stimulate new cell growth, improving skin’s elasticity. Its a great peel that requires almost no “down time” with beautiful results!
Green Tea Glycolic Peel
Green Tea Glycolic Peel is a 35% glycolic acid and green tea makes this solution perfect to accelerate the healing without effecting the peelings process. Green Tea is an anti-inflammatory and alleviates redness. This quick delivering acid rejuvenates the complexion while infusing green tea deep into the skin. Glycolic acid peels are part of the alpha hydroxyl family of natural ingredients and is derived from sugar cane and fruit acid. When applied to the skin it helps remove the “glue” that holds the older, rougher and dryer skin on the surface. This is an excellent peel and leaves very little redness, if any at all. Aslo know as the “lunchtime” peel. You will love the fresh new glow of your skin.
Rosacea Medical Grade Peel
Rosacea is a chronic congestion primarily on the cheeks and nose. Characterized by redness, dilation of the blood vessels, and in severe cases, the formation of papules and pustules. The cause is unknown, but may be due to bacteria, mites, or fungus. Certain factors are known to aggravate the condition, spicy foods, alcohol, caffeine, sun exposure and stress can make rosacea worse. Our rosacea medical grade peel offer ingredients that will help calm the skin and reduce future breakouts, you will see a significant difference the first time.
Acne is a primary concern for many clients seeking skin care help from an aesthetician, as severe skin problems can greatly effect a person’s self-esteem. Acne, a skin disorder of the sebaceous glands, is characterized by comedones and blemishes, and is a herediary trait which is also triggered by hormonal changes. Our acne medial grade peel is very beneficial for “drying up” current breakouts and helps with preventing future breakouts. We cleanse the skin with a high quality deep foaming cleanser and remove with warm towels and then apply a medicated purifying mask that combined with a steamer with help to infuse the ingredients from the mask into the skin. Removing the mask with warm towels and drying the skin, then High Frequency is applied to calm the skin and kill bacteria that may cause future breakouts. Then we do a light microdermabrasion onto the skin and then apply the acne peel. The client actually leaves with the transparent peel and their skin and it will remain on until washed off the next morning. We always give our clients after care instructions for their skin care at home after each facial.
This facial is also customized according to the clients skin care needs. Some clients are more focused on their lines and wrinkles and some are more focused on dry, thinning and saggy skin. Unfortunately with time and gravity and as our skin ages we lose the elastin and collagen. This anti-aging facial is wonderful for aging skin because it puts back much needed nutrients and hydration moisture into the skin. Cleansing the clients face with a high quality cleanser and removing with warm/hot towels and then applying a botanical facial massage cream combined with lavender essential oils the esthetician gently, but firmly massages the face, next she uses a special device that has a light to medium suction and this causes increased blood flow into the face and it feels good too. Increased blood flow is excellent for aging skin. Removal of product with hot/warm towels, the skin is now dried. We do a “one” pass with our medical grade microdermabrasion, this allows the skin to open sort of like a sponge so that the anti-aging ingredients can penetrate deeper into the skin. Next we put on a collagen/caviar mask combined with steam and while the client is relaxing the mask hydrating the clients skin. We remove the mask with hot/warm towels and dry the clients skin and then apply hyaluronic acid and then a high quality collagen or caviar cream. The best for last is the relaxing scalp and neck massage. You leave with your skin feeling invigorated, hydrated, smoother and softer.
This Medical Grade Jessner Peel is a popular high medium depth peel that works to improve skin health by helping to remove and heal skin damage that is more extensive than regular “wear and tear”. This chemical peel is stronger than most superficial peels. The Jessner Peel is able to offer such versatile results by combing Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid and Resorcinol. These three ingredients synergistically help to improve skin tone and texture by softening the bonds that hold dead skin cells together while exfoliating on the surface. A Jessner Peel can combat sun damage, age spots, acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles. The client will need one to 5 passes of the Jessner Peel until the skin has the “frosted” look. The client will leave with the Jessner Peel on his/her face and will wash off the next day. The esthetician will give the client full instructions on the post care of the skin. Typically the skin will be tight like an eggshell the first day and the second and third day will appear wrinkled. The fourth and fifth day you will start to notice the peeling process and this is a crucial time not to try to “peel” the skin off yourself. By the seventh day the skin should be all peeled off!! Sunscreen, sunscreen! New skin needs to be very well protected now! You will love your new skin, but have to be careful because you can be vulnerable to sun damage, just like babies. Jessner can also be used on the hands too!
For the face $150
For the neck and face $200
For the face, neck and chest $300
Vitamin C Facial
Want brighter, tighter and overall better looking skin with a radiant glow? There’s an ingredient for that and its simply called Vitamin C. This powerhouse ingredient is a potent antioxidant that helps reduce skin inflammation, irregular pigmentation and promotes healthy collagen production. Vitamin C is touted as an anti-aging tool. This facial includes, a deep cleansing of the face with steam and hot/warm towels, a mask combined with steam to remove all dirt and oils, a relaxing facial massage using only the highest quality botanical massage cream. Cleansing the skin again and then applying the Vitamin C Serum. We always give our clients a relaxing scalp and neck massage at the end.
Mandelic Acid Peel
Mandelic acid derived from bitter almonds. M.A. induces less redness, flaking and skin irritation. Mandelic Acid Peel helps hyperpigmentation and adult and teen acne. Mandelic acid is a better choice for people with lots of pigmentation. Mandelic also provides excellent results when used in the treatment of acne. It can improve inflammatory pustular, comedonal, and papular acne and has been shown to be effective in individuals resistant to antibiotics. Mandelic improves uneven skin tones and over-all texture.
Classic Signature Facial
No two facials are alike and each face is uniquely different, so therefore we customize each facial according to the clients needs. This relaxing facial starts with removal of all make-up using a high quality deep cleanser, removing cleanser with hot/warm towels, now we apply a high quality facial massage cream combing with aromatherapy oils and massing the face using firm but gentle motions but enough to increase blood circulation into the skin, (this also feels wonderful). Now removing cream with towels we now apply a eucalyptus mask scrub combined with hot steamer onto the face, while the client is relaxing the esthetician will exfoliate the clients face with the scrub gently. Again removing all ingredients with warm water sponges and hot/warm towels, a high quality serum is applied and then a high quality facial cream is massaged into the skin. Now you can really relax and enjoy a scalp and neck massage!