Is microdermabrasion safe for all skin tones?
Yes! Modern microdermabrasion technology is much more gentle and customizable than it once was. Our estheticians have complete control over the level of grit and suction applied to your skin. We are familiar with the nuances of different skin types and tones, and will work with you to provide a careful yet effective treatment.
Can a facial cause breakouts?
Everyone's skin is different, and will respond to resurfacing treatments in different ways. If regular exfoliation isn't a part of your routine, there can be all sorts of unsavory bacteria and impurities lurking beneath the skin's surface. When a professional exfoliation technique or an exfoliating product is introduced, your skin's cellular turnover increases, and what has been lurking deep beneath the surface is brought to light. This is sometimes called "purging". If you continue promoting cellular turnover with regular steam, cleansing, exfoliation, and hydration, your skin should improve within 1-3 weeks. The good news? In the long term, your skin will be healthier and happier. Ask your esthetician for home care recommendations if you experience a cycle of purging.
Should I shave before a microdermabrasion?
Avoid shaving the same day as your appointment. Individuals with facial hair will see best results if they shave clean the day before their treatment, or two days in advance for sensitive skin. If you're especially partial to your beard (or if shaving clean would scare the children) your esthetician will be happy to work around your facial hair.
Should I expect my skin to peel after a Level 1 Peel?
Due to the gentle nature of our Level 1 peels, which contain fruit-based enzymes and hydroxy acids as the primary method of exfoliation, there is little to no down time after treatment and no peeling involved. You will leave glowing and ready to conquer the day!
How often should I have a facial?
We recommend monthly facials to keep your skin looking its best. Each visit to your esthetician is like a workout that strengthens and invigorates the skin, conditioning it and promoting better fitness. If you're hoping to see improvements to your skin's health, regular visits are a must.
How do facials work with Botox/fillers?
Facials are a great way to prepare for injections and enhance your results. Unless your injection provider says otherwise, it's generally safe to receive a facial even the day right before your appointment. However, it's imperative that you wait 2 weeks after injections before receiving another facial treatment. Always comply with the aftercare instructions given by your injection provider.
I am pregnant - what services can I receive?
Congratulations! While IPL, level 2 & 3 peels, and microdermabrasion are not approved for pregnant guests, there are plenty of other options! Oxygen facials, hydration facials, dermaplaning, balancing facials, and enzyme peels (like our ormedic peel or signature facelift) are all safe for you and your baby. We encourage all guests with medical conditions to check with their physician for further guidance if needed.