DEEP CLEANSING FACIAL 60 minutes – $60
A personalized facial focusing on cleansing oily skin, clearing clogged pores and improving skin clarity. This facial includes exfoliation with brush, 10 minute light massage, extractions, high frequency, masque, finishing with moisturizer and SPF.
EUROPEAN FACIAL – 90 minutes – $70
The classic facial. A personalized facial focusing on overall relaxation, boosting circulation and encouraging lymphatic drainage. This facial includes light exfoliation with brush 15-20 minute massage including décolletage; galvanic, masque, and moisturizer with SPF.
Microdermabrasion is the most common method of removing a very superficial layer of skin. It is great for encouraging collagen stimulation and rapid cell turnover to treat light scaring, discoloration, sun damage. Your esthetician (me!) will use a small instrument called a wand with an minimally abrasive tip, with a small amount of suction to remove dead skin cells and debris. Most clients often called it a “cat tongue,” because that’s the best way to describe the feeling. Microdermabrasion produces instant results but it may not be a good choice for inflamed or sensitive skin. Although it is primarily used on the face, it can be used on almost any part of the body. Microdermabrasion is frequently done on the same day prior to other rejuvenation procedures for maximum benefits. A redness or sensitivity may occur but often does not go beyond a few hours. No make-up can be applied post treatment until the following day.
A Chemical Peel is a treatment in which an acid is used to remove the damaged outside layer of the skin while enhancing texture and tone. A peel is often used for fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, and rejuvenating the skin. (The word acid might sounds scary – when I first thought of it, I certainly thought so, but by acid we are talking the pH level of your skin which on average is about a 5.5 on the pH scale and the treatment of a peel is anything below a 3). Typically these are administered as a facial peel but often times they can also be applied to the décolleté or hands. Anyone undergoing a chemical peel must stay out of the sun from 6 – 10 days and needless to say continue to use sun block and keep your hands from touching your face. No make-up can be applied post treatment until the following day. You may feel a mild tingle when the peel is applied.
The most common peel allowed in spa settings are a superficial to medium strength using alpha hydroxy and beta hydroxyl acids (glycolic, lactic, malic, tartaric, mandelic, citric, or salicylic). Enzymes are typically derived from fruit acids such as pineapple, papaya or pumpkin.
Microdermabrasion or Peel?
In short, a peel will penetrate the skin deeper and a microdermabrasion is more superficial. Speak with me and we will determine the best course of action for your skin type and desires.
Please note: for waxing hair must be at least 1/2in in length. If hair is longer than that, it will be trimmed to approximately 1/2 in in length before removal.
- Bikini/Brazillian (there are many many variations here, we will discuss your wants!)