Facials and chemical peels are the foundation of excellent skin care. Correction, prevention, and maintenance, combined with the right home regimen will ensure success.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How often do you recommend getting a facial?
A: Getting a routine facial should be a part of everyone’s skin care management plan. Ideally for optimal results, a facial should be done every 4-6 weeks. During your skin consultation I will assist you in developing a treatment plan that’s perfect to meet your unique needs.
Q: What is a “clinical facial”?
A: Most Facials are performed in a spa setting by an esthetician and involve cleansing, massage, extractions and a mask. Clinical facial treatments can be quite different and are typically offered in med spas or plastic surgeons offices. The goal of a clinical facial is to provide effective results using various treatment modalities like microcurrent therapy, ultrasonic spatulas, or chemical peels. A clinical facial is an advance treatment designed to target specific skin concerns using medical grade or physician formulated products.
Q: What skin care line do you use?
A: All of my clinical facial services are performed using Alumier MD. Formulated by Dr. Karl Lintner and Dr. Mindy Goldstein, Alumier MD is a results oriented prescription-strength skin care line. Formulated and manufactured in Canada, Alumier MD is paraben free, sulfate free, mineral-oil free, fragrance free, and dye free. These luxurious yet effective products are Health Canada compliant and offer fully customizable treatment options that deliver superior results.
Q: Will I be red or breakout after a facial?
A: Slight redness is normal after a facial. If you have received a peel or a large amount of extractions irritation can be experienced but it will subside within 12-24 hours. It is important to be aware that some breakouts or “purging” can occur after a facial service. Facials are very stimulating and can draw impurities to the surface of the skin. It is recommended that if you are having a facial for a special event, it is best to book it 5-7 days prior to the function, that way your skin will look its absolute best.