A facial begins with a thorough cleansing of the face, followed by exfoliation, skin analysis, extractions, mask that is appropriate for your skin and finished with the appropriate moisturizer and sunscreen. I also incorporate a 20 minute massage of the hands, feet, arms, shoulders and face. In completion, I will educate you on how to take care of your face and the right products for your skin. My facials last 75 minutes.
I recommend to receive the most benefits from a facial that you have one every 4 to 6 weeks. By seeing me on a regular basis, the two of us can work together on bringing your skin into a healthy, vibrant state.
When your skin goes through the process of a full facial as listed above, it better allows for product absorption, soothes and relaxes the nerves, stimulates activity of skin glands, strengthens muscle fibers, helps retard wrinkles and therefore restores a healthy glow to your skin.
I LOVE WHAT I DO! Giving facials to my clients is a true joy. I so respect my client’s time and money that they have invested into improving their skin. As an Instructor for American Spirit Institute, teaching Esthetics in Richmond keeps me up-to-date with the latest technologies and products that make a real difference.
Also, I work with several product lines, one does NOT work for all. I will work with your skin condition until we find what product works best for you.
Microdermabrasion is a skin resurfacing technique that is safe and effective to improve the appearance of aged skin, wrinkles, skin texture and color by removing the topmost layer of skin leaving it more supple and vibrant. Microdermabrasion also stimulates the elastic tissue beneath the surface of the skin resulting in a healthier and firmer appearance. Based on biopsy results, in a study conducted by James Chao, MD, assistant professor of plastic surgery at the University of Texas, researchers found positive changes in both the outer and inner layers of the skin, including increased production of collagen.
Microdermabrasion is non-invasive, relatively pain-free, and non-surgical treatment that requires no down time after treatment and is a wonderful alternative to chemical peels. Results are gradual and the number of treatments vary person to person, depending on the skin type and condition.
I recommend it for the following skin conditions:
- Minor revision of scars
- Sun damaged skin
- Hyperpigmentation reduction
- Reduction of acne scars
- Rejuvenation of overall skin health, uneven skin tones
- Age Spots
- Extraction of blackheads & whiteheads
I cannot do Microdermabrasion for clients with:
- Active Acne
- Uncontrolled diabetes
- Eczema, dermatitis
- Viral Lesions, Herpes simplex
- Vascular Lesions
- Oral Blood Thinners
- Tattoos – not effective
MicroCurrent is the only aesthetic treatment available that can physically firm and tone the skin through muscle re-education.
This re-education of the muscle is done thru very small amounts of electricity. MicroCurrent is a specific amount of electricity that mirrors the body’s own natural current and works in harmony with the body’s own electrical current. The current impulses trigger a chemical reaction at a cellular level to increase the effectiveness of ATP(adenosine triphosphate), a protein that is called the “energy of life”. ATP is a energy source that muscles have to power their activity. By stimulating ATP thru microcurrent, plays a critical role in cell metabolism, plumping up slack muscles and also enhances fibroblast activity (collagen) and protein synthesis (elastin). MicroCurrent mimics the electrical signals from the brain to the message center of the muscle, which is the tendon, the MicroCurrent stimulates the tendon, therefore aiding in strengthening the muscles.
MicroCurrent causes the muscles to flex and relax, which is an effective method in re-educating the sagging muscles in the face. It also improves blood flow and increases the supply of vital nutrients to the muscle tissue. Improving blood circulation causes the overall health and function of the skin to be greatly enhanced.