Skin Care FAQ:
are an important step in maintaining a beautiful, youthful, clear complexion. Regular facials keep your skin looking and feeling its best. Much like exercise for the body, neglect of the skin pushes you two steps back; whereas proper upkeep and care, keep you on par in the health of your appearance.
is an abrasive peeling for the skin to encourage new cellular growth. This treatment smooths out uneven texture, helps with scaring and dark, sun spots and leaves your skin silky smooth and soft. It will remove dead skin gently from the surface that cause roughness, dullness, flaky, dry or congested skin. Wonderful for oily and acne skins also. This is a great way to boost your skin’s ability to stay resilient, young and acne free. A series of 4-8 treatments is recommended for maximum results when addressing a significant change on the skin. Treatments in a series are usually done 2-3 weeks apart. Maintenance can depend on one’s skin and ranges from every month to a few times a year. Microderm is a great addition especially if you have particular concerns or have the need to spruce your skin after neglect, travel or pollution, etc.
range from what is safe for pregnant women, to what must be done in a doctor’s office. So there is a wide variety here from very gentle, to very aggressive. Chemical peels help to facilitate new cell growth to change the skin’s texture, firmness, brightness, dark spots, acne, oil, scaring, etc. Chemical Peels will soften the skin, give it vibrancy and renewal, help clear acne, and help plump up fine lines. A series of 4-8 treatments for maximum results is best. Treatments in a series are usually done 2-3 weeks apart. Maintenance can depend on one’s skin, and ranges from every month to a few times a year. Chemical Peels are wonderful to freshen up your skin if you have particular concerns or have the need to spruce your skin after neglect, illness, travel, stress, pollution, etc.
removes the entire hair from the root of the follicle, resulting in finer, softer hair with less regrowth when maintained.
-Ideally getting a wax every 3-6 weeks is best for proper upkeep.
-It is best for your hair to be 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch long, usually waiting 2-4 weeks if you’ve been shaving.
-Women may still get waxing done during your menstrual cycle but be aware you may be more sensitive due to increased hormones. The same is true during pregnancy.
-It is recommended not to use a hot tub for 24 hours after a wax treatment.
-It is also recommended to Not use any oils, scrubs or lotions on the bikini area especially.
-Normal side effects that can sometimes occur are: bruising, redness, minor blood from the hair follicle, and ingrown hairs. Post waxing, any skin redness or irritation usually diminishes within a few hours. Applying ice after your treament can help with any soreness or redness. Aloe is also good for the post waxed area. Arnica extract can help diminish any bruising.
-If you experience ingrown hairs, we have a great product specifically designed for delicate and sensitive waxed skin to prevent and and remove irritations and ingrowns. If you experience any adverse effects or have concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
-If you are on Retinol or Retin A please let your esthetician know. Waxing may not be suitable.
Please ask if you have any questions at all and let us know if you are new to waxing so we can make your experience the best possible.
Reiki Energy Therapy
Reiki (pronounced Ray-Kee) is a hands on healing energy technique that originates from Japan. “Rei” translates to Universal and “Ki” translates to Life Force Energy. This Universal Life Force is guided by an intelligent, higher consciousness and works for the highest good of all. Reiki is an energetic healing channeled through the practitioner into the recipient. Reiki energy work is not a religion so any and all backgrounds can use Reiki. It is simply Universal Life Energy that works for the highest good of all. Reiki works to correct imbalances on all levels: mental, emotional and physical. Holistically it releases blocks in the body, mind and spirit. Reiki transcends time and distance to address one’s past, present, and future. It is good for everyone and definitely worth a try if you haven’t experienced it yet. People usually benefit most from a series of 3 or more treatments. One may feel peace and calmness, a sense of well being, warmth, vibration, see colors or have daydreams during a treatment. Everyone will experience Reiki differently. For some it is very subtle or just relaxing and meditational.
The Five Reiki Principles:
Just for today, I will give thanks for my many blessings.
Just for today, I will not worry.
Just for today, I will not be angry.
Just for today, I will do my work honestly.
Just for today, I will be kind to my neighbor and every living thing.