facial treatment Questions

1. Which treatment is right for me?

There are several options; that's why I'm here to help! Facials are customized individually and are based on your unique skin type, condition and concerns. We will re-evaluate your skin at every visit to make sure you are receiving the best treatment for your skin!

2. Should I remove make up before my appointment?

Cleansing before your appointment is not necessary. All treatments include at least one cleanse, sometimes two, to make sure face is clean from make-up or other build up throughout the day. However, I do not remove eye make up if you would like to remove that prior to your appointment you certainly can.

3. How should I prepare for my appointment?

Plan to come and have some "me time". If possible, I encourage you to turn off cell phones, leave kids at home and prepare to relax and unwind.

Please discontinue any products that contain Glycolic, Retinol, Saliyclic or any other exfoliating scrubs or products 48 hours before your appointment.

Do not wax, thread, sugar or have any hair removal services done 7 days before treatment

Services cannot be done on any open wounds, sunburned areas or if currently on accutane.

Please let me know if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Some treatments may not be safe but don't worry there are plenty that are!

4. Do any treatments hurt?

Treatments are not meant to be painful. You may feel some tingling with some products but it should never burn. I always ask if anything feels like it's too much or intolerable to please let me know so I can remove it right away. Some may also experience some discomfort during extractions, but if you prefer to skip this step please let me know.

5. Will a facial cause me to break out?

In some cases, yes. If it's been awhile since your last facial treatment it can be common to experience some breakouts. Breakouts happen at a deeper level and sometimes take up to 30 days to reach the skin's surface. Receiving a professional treatment can accelerate that process. It will be important not to pick or scratch any blemishes to avoid long term scarring.

6. Will there be any downtime after my treatment?

This will vary from person to person. Most people don't experience any downtime but there is always the possibility of redness or dry patches of skin. Redness usually happens immediately following the treatment and can last up to 24 hours. Dry patches or flaking usually occur 1-3 days after treatment but can be reduced by applying moisturizer. I will give you a post care sheet after your appointment to give you instructions on how to take care of your skin.

*For more advanced treatments there may be more downtime but we will discuss that after I've seen you a couple of times.

7. What should I do or avoid after my treatment?

It is best to plan a time when you can go home and relax afterwards

If possible avoid putting make up on, let your skin breathe and soak in all the nutrients put on your skin

Avoid harsh scrubs, retinols, glycolic, salicylic products for 48 hours, or until skin has stopped flaking (if applicable)

Avoid direct sunlight for 24 hours, and then make sure you apply at least an SPF 30 and reapply every 2 hours!

No tanning beds or hair removal services for 7 days

No pools, saunas or hot tubs for 48 hours