Frequently Asked Question's
How should I prepare for my cusotmized facial?
• Skip any strong exfoliants a week before your appointment. Gentle exfoliants may be stopped about 3 days in advanced, if possible.
How do I care for my facial?
• You should ALWAYS wear SPF (unless your going to bed). After a facial your skin will be stimulated and resurfaced and the last thing you want to cause is sun damage.
• If your are getting your facial done close to bed time, do not wash your face. Your esthetician has already done so and has chosen the appropriate serums and creams to benefit your skin while you catch up on your beauty sleep.
• Keep your hands away from your face and avoid makeup if possible. Your pores have experienced a deep cleansing treatment and we want to avoid as much bacteria as possible.
Do I really need to purchase the recommended products?
What are the different types of customized facials?
The main difference between our customized facials, is type of exfoliation method used in each treatment. So lets break down the different categories:
FACIALS: This is normally what i recommend first time clients. Your cusotmied facial contains Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acid's to help chemically unglue the bond between dead skin cells. The type of exfoliant will highly depend on your skin type. AHA's are water based and tend to be more hydrating and remain on the out side of the pore. While BHA's are oil-based and work to dissolve the dead cell glue outside and inside the pore.
ENZYMES: These facials offer many benefits for the skin. The enzymes used to help exfoliant the skin are derived from fruit! They gentlely work to dissolve the dead cell istelf, as opposed to dissolving the glue. This exfoliation method ONLY digest dead cells and scar tissue, without damaging any live tissue. Apart from a gently exfoliant, each fruit enzyme will have natural properties to help target concerns such as: pigmentation, aging, acne, dry skin,oil control, etc.
FACIALS WITH MACHINES: Pairing a facial with a machine helps improve the the exsisting benefits and maxmize the results we are going for. For example, Microdermabrasion can be used alone as a physical exfoliant or following and enzyme treatment to buff off and remaining dead cells. L.E.D Therapy is a another great option to add to help repaor the skin or as a targeted acne treatment.
Should I be on a home regimen prior to my chemical peel?
What can I expect DURING treatment?
What can I expect AFTER my treatment?
Start by using your PRE/POST treatment kit 2 weeks prior to your treatment. With grade I peels, you may experience sensitivity and dryness. With deeper peels, your skin may experience redness, sensitivity following a few hours after, and flaking/peeling. Your skin can be expected to begin peeling between day 3-4 days and may last up to 1 week. Rough texture, browning appearance, tight skin, pronounced wrinkles, are all signs of your skin getting ready to peel! After 1 week you can expect your results to shine through. If there is any bothersome irritation, make sure to contact us for a healing clean. HAPPY PEELING!
Are there different levels of chemical peels?
What are the possible contraindications?
As with everything, contraindications are meant to ensure successful results.
What are the contraindications?
As with everything, there will be contraindications to ensure a successful treatment.
Are results guaranteed with first treatment?
Microdermabrasion is a series treatment and results are best appreciated when recommendations are followed. Maximum results are highly dependent on your age, cumulative sun exposure, health, menopause, lifestyle, genetic traits, general skin condition, and your willingness to follow recommended protocols. Participating in a series of treatments, along with a commitment to your daily skin care regimen, will maximize you’re the success of the treatment.
How can I care for my skin after treatment?
LED Light Therapy
What is LED Light therapy?
LED light therapy is the process of converting light energy into cellular energy for natural, non-invasive skin rejuvenation. Through a combination of Red light therapy, Blue light therapy and Infrared light therapy these wavelengths work for anti aging therapy, wrinkle treatments, scar treatments, acne treatment s and more. LED light therapy is the process of converting light energy into cellular energy for natural, non-invasive skin rejuvenation. Lightwave therapy is often effective at diminishing the appearance of cosmetic flaws on the face and body, which are usually very difficult to treat.
Are LED Light therapy treatments safe?
LIGHTWAVE offers advanced cosmetic rejuvenation utilizing both Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology, which has been determined by the FDA to be of non-significant risk, which allow clients to experience the most effective formulations available. LIGHTWAVE treatments are completely non-invasive and do not produce any thermal damage or pain. In fact, treatments are generally perceived as pleasant and relaxing.
What is the most effective non-prescription acne treatment available?
Acne treatment can be tricky, so many people with acne problems are turning to non-prescription LED light therapy for skin treatment. Through a combination of Blue light therapy and Red light therapy, this protocol is the most sophisticated rejuvenation technology on the market today to treat acne skin conditions. Best of all, it’s natural, pain-free and affordable compared to other options in the market.