Body Skin Treatments
- Microdermabrasion (Both Crystal and Diamond Microderm available!)
- Micro-Current Facials
- Facial & Body Waxing
- Facial & Body Scrubs
- Body Wraps
- Anti-Aging Skin Therapies
- Skin Repair/Renewal
- Eyebrow & Eyelash Tinting
Body Exfoliation Therapy:
A body polish, gentle exfoliation. Ideal for sensitive or prematurely aging skin.
Mineral Salt Scrub:
Exfoliating thermal body therapy that polishes skin while infusing it with critical hydration.
Power Recovery Therapy:
Thermal body therapy wrap, ideal for those showing signs of premature aging, or suffering with dry, sensitive or irritated skin.
Thermal Touch for Back Purification:
A back facial for all skin types, especially breakout prone skin. Relaxes the muscles, perform extractions and helps combat future breakouts.
A facial is one of the best ways to take care of your skin, especially when under the care of an experienced, knowledgeable esthetician. A facial cleans, exfoliates and nourishes the skin, promoting a clear, well-hydrated complexion, and can help your skin look younger.
A facial is the second most popular spa treatment after massage. Facials work best as a part of an on-going program of skin care.
Basic Steps of a Facial:
Consultation: A facial should begin with a consultation. The client fills out a form that has questions about any skin concerns, diet, how much water you drink, drugs, supplements you take, and products you are currently using which can affect your skin and type of treatments recommended.
Cleansing: After wrapping your hair with a towel or headband, the esthetician begins a facial with a thorough cleansing, using cotton pads, esthetician wipes or sponges.
Skin Analysis: The esthetician covers your eyes and looks at your skin through a brightly lit magnifying lamp. He or she is determining your basic skin type (dry, oily, combination, sensitive or normal) and skin conditions (acne, blackheads, whiteheads, aging, sun-damage, dehydration, etc.) The esthetician then chooses the appropriate products and treatments, and consults with you about what he or she sees and recommends.
Steam: Most facials include applying warm gentle steam to re-hydrate your skin. This steam helps relax and softens skin blemishes like blackheads and whiteheads, allowing them to be gently extracted. If you have very sensitive skin, the esthetician may not use steam.
Exfoliation is removal of older dead cells at the skin’s outer surface, which promotes growth of new healthy skin cells. Exfoliation may be accomplished by either Microdermabrasion (mechanical) or Chemical Peels:
Involves gently scrubbing or sanding the skin surface to remove older dead cells and works with all skin types and colors as a exfoliation and skin rejuvenation procedure, leaving the skin looking softer and brighter.
Selection of the appropriate method of Microdermabrasion depends on the area of the face, body and individual skin type.
Deeper problems such as stretch marks, wrinkles, or deep acne scars may require other kinds of invasive cosmetic surgical procedures by a medical dermatologist or surgeon.
- Crystal Microdermabrasion utilizes aluminum oxide crystals sprayed on to the skin then dead cells and crystals are extracted with a vacuum hand-piece.
- Diamond Microdermabrasion utilizes a diamond tipped hand piece to gently abrade the top skin layers then the dead cells are extracted with a vacuum hand-piece.
Other gentle abrasive materials such as loofah sponges and rotary brushes may also be used, depending on skin type.
Chemical Peels (exfoliants):
Chemical Peel exfoliants include scrubs containing salicylic acid, glycolic acid, fruit enzymes, citric acid, or malic acid. Chemical exfoliation may involve the use of products that contain alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs). Generally, fair-skinned and light-haired clients are better candidates for Chemical Peels.
After a chemical peel, skin is temporarily more sensitive to the sun, so wear “broad-spectrum” sunscreen every day. (protects against UVA and UVB rays.)
Problem skin sags, bulges, and severe wrinkles may require other kinds of invasive cosmetic surgical procedures by a medical dermatologist or surgeon.
Extraction: This is the removal of blackheads or whiteheads. Extractions are typically after the skin has been thoroughly cleansed, exfoliated and sometimes steamed, which helps soften the plug of hardened sebum that makes up a blackhead.
Facial massage: Using classic strokes like effleurage to both relax you and stimulate your skin and facial muscles.
Facial mask: Targeted to your skin type (dry, oily, combination, sensitive, mature) and condition.
After treatment: A final application of toner, serums, moisturizer and sunscreen helps to sooth and protect the skin.
Facial & Body Waxing
Waxing is a form of semi-permanent hair removal which removes the hair from the root. New hair will not grow back in the previously waxed area for four to six weeks. Almost any area of the body can be waxed, including eyebrows, face, pubic area (called bikini waxing), legs, arms, back, abdomen and feet. There are many types of waxing suitable for removing unwanted hair.
Strip waxing (soft wax) Involves spreading a wax thinly over the skin. A cloth or paper strip is applied and pressed firmly, adhering the strip to the wax and the wax to the skin. The strip is then quickly ripped against the direction of hair growth. This removes the wax along with the hair.
Strip-less waxing utilizes a harder wax. and is preferred by most Estitions. It is applied somewhat thickly and with no cloth or paper strips. The wax hardens as it cools, allowing the easy removal by a therapist without the aid of cloths. This waxing method is very beneficial to people who have sensitive skin. Strip-less wax does not adhere to the skin as much as strip wax does, thus making it a good option for sensitive skin as finer hairs are more easily removed because the hard wax encapsulates the hair as it hardens. The strip-less waxing method can also be less painful.
The following factors are known to make those that are waxed more prone to “skin lifting,” where the top layer of skin is torn away during waxing treatment:
- Use of blood-thinning medications
- Use of drugs for autoimmune diseases, including lupus
- Use of prednisone or steroids
- Psoriasis, eczema, or other chronic skin diseases
- Recent sunburn
- Recent cosmetic or reconstructive surgery
- Recent laser skin treatment
- Severe varicose leg veins
- Rosacea or very sensitive skin
- History of fever blisters or cold sores (waxing can cause a flare-up)
- Using Tretinoin, Tazarotene, Adapalene, Azelex, or any other peeling agent
- Using hydroquinone
- Recent surgical peel, microdermabrasion or chemical peel using glycolic, alpha hydroxy, salicylic acid, or other acid-based products
There are many benefits to waxing versus other forms of hair removal. It is an effective method to remove large amounts of hair at one time. It is a long-lasting method. Hair in waxed areas will not grow back for two to eight weeks. When hair is shaved or removed by depilatory cream, the hair is removed at the surface rather than the root. Within a few days, the hair can be seen at the surface. With these methods, hair tends to grow back in a rough stubble. Areas that are repeatedly waxed over long periods of time often exhibit regrowth that is softer.
Micro-Current is known to be the most effective non-surgical method to take years off the face. Our treatments take the efficacy of micro-current to a new level. Micro-current is a low level of electricity that mirrors the body‘s own natural electrical currents, triggering chemical reactions at a cellular level to enhance the production of natural collagen and elastin, provide circulatory benefits, and re-educate the muscles of the face.
The result is immediate firming, smoothing, and re-hydration of the skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Micro-current lifts, sculpts and tightens, provides immediate results, and has no downtime.
How does Micro-Current work?
Non-Surgical Face Lift
As we age, our muscles become accustomed to certain expressions and tend to get stuck in these positions. A common example of this is a furrow between the eyebrows that many people get. Also, other muscles in our face are seldom used and begin to atrophy, which leads to sagging. An example can often be seen around our jaw lines, chins and necks where we tend to develop sagging or loss of definition. As we age, skin cells become less active, which leads to a breakdown of collagen and elastin. By the age of 45, the upper cheek muscles may elongate by as much as half an inch, dragging the skin over the cheeks downward to form plump little pouches at the corners of the mouth. The muscles under the chin become loose and the jaw line loses its firm contour.
Up to 32 different muscles of the face are manipulated during the micro-current facial treatment, which lifts, smooths, tightens and tones. Probes are used to physically move the muscle into the desired position to perform muscle re-education – the process of lengthening or shortening muscles, and re-trains the muscles to maintain this new contour. Micro-current treatment provides the muscles the necessary energy to keep their tension in this new contour.
When re-educating the muscle tissue, it is crucial to receive a series of treatments for results to reach their maximum potential. Once completed, results can be maintained by returning every 4-8 weeks for maintenance treatments. Additionally, a series can be repeated every few years. If the full series of treatments is completed and maintenance sessions are continued on a monthly basis, results should last for years.
What are the benefits of Micro-Current treatments?
- Diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Improved muscle tone in face and neck
- Improved circulation
- Cleared up or reduced acne
- Lift of jowls and eyebrows
- Lymphatic drainage
- Sun damage treatment
- Skin pigment improvement
- Skin Product penetration
- Smoother, firmer skin
- Hydrated and revitalized skin
- Improved skin elasticity
The following are general and approximate guidelines for frequency of treatment:
- 20 – 30 years old: Preventative, to slow down the aging process
- 30 – 35 years old: Initial series of 6, once per week: Maintenance every 6-8 weeks
- 35 – 40 years old: Initial series of 8-10, once to twice per week: Maintenance every 6-8 weeks
- 40 – 50 years old: Initial series of 10-12, once to twice per week: Maintenance every 4-6 weeks
- 50 – 60 years old: Initial series of 12-15, once to twice per week: Maintenance every 4-6 weeks
- 60 plus years old: Initial series of 15-18, ideally twice per week: Maintenance every 4 weeks
- Perfect for special occasions or a quick pick-me-up instant lift lasting up to two days
- Excellent to maintain post surgical facelifts, treat blood stasis, scarring, and numbness.
Microdermabrasion treatments use a minimally abrasive instrument to gently sand your skin, removing the thicker, uneven outer layer. This type of skin rejuvenation is used to treat light scarring, discoloration, sun damage, and stretch marks.
- Improve age spots and black heads.
- Improve hyperpigmentation (patches of darkened skin).
- Exfoliate your skin, resulting in a refreshed appearance.
- Lessen appearance of stretch marks.
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
- Reduce or eliminate enlarged pores.
- Treat acne and the scars left by acne.
Collagen is a protein in your skin that’s abundant when you’re a child and makes skin appear taut and smooth. Collagen production declines as we age, resulting in looser, uneven skin. Microdermabrasion helps to thicken your collagen, which results in a younger looking complexion.
Ask about our discounts for 2 or more skin areas.
Contraindications: Individuals with the following should not receive micro-current treatments: