Facial Perks – Tools & Modalities
Cutting edge technology meets ancient modalities for a luxurious facial experience
All facial treatments are bespoke and tailored to your skin’s unique needs based on our collaboration of what I assess with your current condition and your desired results.
I integrate my knowledge of the latest advancements in performance skincare, holistic options and modern modalities such as LED Light Therapy and Microcurrent.
Choose a facial (60, 75 or 90 minutes) from the menu and we’ll create a bespoke experience tailored to your skin’s unique needs. The more time we have together, the more “Perks” (treatment options) become available! The right devices and products for your skin will be selected during the time allotted for your service which creates a great value with no surprise “add-on” charges at checkout.
All facials may include treatment Perks such as: traditional Diamond Microdermabrasion, Dermafile Holistic (no suction) Microdermabrasion wands, High Frequency, Ultrasonic Skin Spatula, chilled cryo globes, aromatherapy, custom formulated masques, treatment serums, natural fruit enzymes for exfoliation and correction.
75 and 90 minute facials may include all perks from above, plus Premium Perks: Dermaplaning, Microcurrent, LED Light Therapy, Oxygen Infusion, and Gua Sha lifting facial massage.
ReZENerate Nano Facial
The groundbreaking Rezenerate Nano Facial (also known as Nano-needling) drastically reduces fine lines and leaves your skin looking and feeling younger. It is a non-invasive, precision wand that features single-use, disposable silicon nano tips which painlessly create millions of microscopic channels in the uppermost layer of the skin. This allows for greater absorption of the corrective serums and nutrients infused into the skin during the treatment, providing deep hydration and immediate plumpness. Collagen and elastin is stimulated and skin feels more firm and fresh. In the days following the treatment, dead skin gently flakes or peels to reveal a refreshed surface. This treatment is customized for each client for their specific indications and causes no pain or discomfort, thus does not require numbing cream like more aggressive MicroNeedling treatments. Nano-Needling improves fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, dry skin, and blemishes. Safe to use around the eye area, on lips and over Botox and fillers.
What to expect:
Days 0-2: Instant reduction in fine lines and wrinkles post-treatment. Skin will be tighter, firmer and plumper with a healthy glow. There is no recovery period and clients may apply makeup and go out a few minutes after their facial. Sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) must be worn for the next 7 days.
Days 3-5: The micro-peeling effect takes place, the skin may feel a bit dry and the top layer of old dead skin may gently flake or peel to reveal healthy new skin.
Days 5-10: Renewed, more youthful looking skin is revealed. Many long term improvements (such as a more pronounced reduction in fine lines and wrinkles and an improvement in tone and texture) develop when performed in a series of treatments and combined with a professional home care regimen.
Microcurrent Lifting Facial
Like Pilates for the face! Targeting the source of aging at the electro-magnetic level, Microcurrent facial treatments can be a healthy alternative to Botox and fillers. The face is lifted and contoured with a reduction in puffiness and softening of lines with a plumping boost of hydration. Microcurrent Technology is the only aesthetic treatment available that can physically firm and tone the skin through the process of a gentle ‘re-education’ of the fine facial muscles, by stimulating them with very small amounts of electricity. Microcurrent is a specific amount of gentle, painless electricity that mirrors the body’s own natural current and works in harmony with the body’s own electrical system. Treatments are recommended one to two times per week for 10 to 12 sessions before going to monthly maintenance.
The geeky science bit: Micro-current impulses work at a cellular level to increase the effectiveness of how our cells use ATP (adenosine triphosphate), a naturally occurring protein in our bodies that is food for our cells and referred to as, ‘the energy of life’. Blood circulation is improved, which has everything to do with the function, condition, color, and overall health of the skin and its underlying tissue. The Micro-current stimulates the underlying tissues thus aiding in strengthening the muscles and bringing lift and definition to contours of the face. By reproducing the body’s own biological current, over time we can re-establish muscle memory naturally. This process is completely painless. The fact that ATP, food for our cells, can be stockpiled or stored is the reason why Microcurrent treatment results are cumulative and become better as a series of treatments progresses.
Oxygen facials are known as the “Red Carpet Facial” treatment, as it is one of the top choices before a special event by both celebrities and those in-the-know. Madonna swears by them, and even Kate Middleton is rumored to have had an oxygen facial before the royal wedding.
In the skin, as with other tissues in the body, oxygen is essential to the health of the cells. Every skin type, condition and color can benefit from oxygen – even the most sensitive of skin. A concentrated stream of oxygen molecules which are loaded with skin-loving nutrients, minerals and botanical extracts is gently sprayed and infused into the the surface of the skin for immediate results. Infusions are customized to your skin, with options such as Brightening (excellent for dark spots, melasma and uneven tone), Triple Antioxidant (vitamins A, C and E for mild to moderate wrinkles, dull or sluggish skin, sun damage, smokers’ skin), Sensitive (chamomile and bisabolol extracts are calming and anti-inflammatory, soothing redness and irritation), or Antibacterial (calms breakouts, purifies, halts the growth of acne bacteria).
Your skin will be bright and energized, fine lines and wrinkles softened and a radiance from within. There is zero downtime which makes this the perfect treatment before a wedding, a date, a family gathering, professional pictures or any event where you’d like to look your best. Visible results last for up to 7 days post-treatment.
Gua Sha Facial Massage
Facial Gua Sha—the holistic skin-massage technique based on a traditional Chinese medicine method—has gained huge momentum and a loyal following among skin care buffs.
This gentle facial massage technique is performed with a jade stone board and nourishing oils in a stroking motion over pressure points and lymphatic drainage channels in the face and neck. This stimulates the layers of skin and it’s supporting fascia to clear stagnant fluids, lift the contours of the face and encourage healthy micro-circulation. Toxins are released and cleared away, and the overall effect is an immediate improvement in the signs of aging such as wrinkles, sagging, undereye puffiness, dark circles, and dull complexion.
Like many treatments, results are best seen when performed in a series.
Dermaplaning is a modern exfoliating treatment that uses a sharp, specialized tool with light, feathery strokes to painlessly clear away the surface layers of dead skin cells while also removing fine vellus (peach fuzz) hairs. This brightens skin, helps your skincare products absorb better and allows makeup to lay smoother on your skin. Dermaplaning is an ideal option for anyone with fine facial hair, unusually sensitive skin, or rosacea.
The only people who Dermaplaning is not recommended for are those with acne-prone skin. Oil from the sebaceous glands needs to travel along the villous hair to be excreted. So when the hair is removed, the oil can build up and block glands on the face. This in turn causes breakouts for people who are prone to them. In addition, anyone with numerous raised lesions or skin irregularities or a nickel allergy should not undergo dermaplaning.
Holistic Microdermabrasion Wands
If you’ve ever considered or have experience with microdermabrasion to improve fine lines and wrinkles, reduce sun damage, hyperpigmentation, acne scarring and/or to freshen up your complexion, there is new innovative technique for skin rejuvenation called Dermafile, a Holistic Microdermabrasion wand that is quickly becoming a popular alternative to traditional microdermabrasion.
A Dermafile treatment uses finely crushed diamonds to micro-polish the skin and remove the top layer of dead skin cells, like a conventional microdermabrasion procedure, but without the abrasiveness and potential damage to thin or delicate skin due to the traditional machines which use suction.
Using a resurfacing wand, Dermafile slowly removes the top layer of skin cells. The wand may be passed over the skin several times to ensure that every layer is removed evenly, and your esthetician can even choose to concentrate on a particular area that has a high level of skin pigmentation or skin irregularities, while polishing the entire face.
Polishing the skin leaves it soft and velvety smooth immediately after the treatment and reveals a new youthful glow. An enzyme or chemical peel may be applied to enhance results and it can be added to most facials. It’s the perfect complement to enhance exfoliation benefits and smooth and rejuvenate the complexion.
Not recommended for those with sensitized skin such as Rosacea, active inflamed acne, Retinol/Retin-A use in the past 30 days, or using Accutane in the past 12 months.
The skin care treatment we all know and love – crystal free Diamond Microdermabrasion. Patented, smooth diamond encrusted tips are designed to sweep away dead skin cells, refreshing dull complexions and gradually improving visible signs of aging. After several sessions, most clients report that skin’s tone and texture are dramatically improved.
Not recommended for those with sensitized skin such as Rosacea, broken capillaries, active inflamed acne, Retinol/Retin-A use in the past 30 days, or using Accutane in the past 12 months.
Ultrasonic Skin Scrubber
The Ultrasonic Skin Scrubber produces 24,000Hz per second of ultrasonic waves that effectively loosen debris and dead skin cells in pores, giving you a more thorough deep clean. It also provides gentle retexturizing results as well as encouraging product penetration, increasing blood flow, and strengthening skin metabolism with the safe and gentle vibrations of ultrasound technology. Suitable for all skin types.
During the high frequency treatment, enriched oxygen molecules are produced that create a anti-bacterial action, effectively killing acne-causing bacteria, reducing inflammation (especially for cystic acne) and increasing the speed that active acne breakouts heal.
High frequency is considered to be a safe, gentle and therapeutic approach to skin rejuvenation, quickly healing and restoring your skin’s health.
Not suited for those with heart problems, a pacemaker, metal implants, pregnancy, or epilepsy.