Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Which products are right for my skin condition?

A: We have many choices of skincare and treatments depending upon your skin condition. Scheduling an appointment for a skin analysis and facial are the best ways to determine which products are best for your skin condition.

Q: What actually happens during my facial treatment?

A: A thorough analysis is performed and a treatment plan is created by us when you arrive for your facial. The basic facial includes cleansing, exfoliation, steam, extraction, massage, masque, and an appropriate sunblock application. Other treatments can be added for a more extensive treatment.

Q: Can't I just use soap and water to cleanse my face?

A: Washing your face with soaps such as Dial, Zest, Irish Spring, etc. are not specifically designed for cleaning the delicate tissues of the face. These soaps can be harsh and can destroy the skin's PH level making it more available for infection, dryness and a lack of luster. Having the correct home care designed for you skin type is essential to having clear glowing skin. We can determine which products are appropriate for you through a complimentary skincare consultation.

Helpful Tip:

Rinsing your face with water after cleaning will not thoroughly and completely remove all traces of product, make up, oil and impurities. It is very important to go back over your cleansed face with an appropriate toner for your skin type. This will neutralize the skin's PH level and pick up any residual makeup and cleanser that was left behind after your washing. Doing this step will make a huge difference in the clarity and tone of your skin.

Q: My skin is very oily, do I need a moisturizer?

A: Yes. Everyone, no matter how oily their skin, needs a daytime (with SPF) and nighttime moisturizer. Healthy skin requires a delicate balance of both water and oil. Even if your skin produces excess oil you still need to replenish the water in the skin and keep it hydrated. A deficiency of water will typically lead to an overproduction of oil which would worsen your condition. Choose a daytime SPF product designed for oily skin, as well as a non-oily or oil free nighttime moisturizer for best results.

Q: Does Tan and Darker Skin Need To Use Sunscreen?

A: Yes all skin needs sunscreen. One of the most popular complaints with darker skin is uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation. Without the daily use of sunscreen the dark spots continue to get darker when exposed to UV Rays, and there are UV rays present year round (even on cloudy, cold days).

Q: At what age should my son/daughter start using skincare products and treatments?

A: Preteens should start doing a basic home care routine. Additional products and treatments can be added as puberty sets in since many hormonal changes have an affect on the skin.

Q: What is the difference between professional skincare products sold in a department store and drugstore brands?

A: It is always better to have an esthetician who has analyzed your skin suggest the correct home care products for you. Walking into a store and reading labels can be misleading and confusing. A professional can advise you on what specifically will target your concern and will correct the problem to achieve the results you are expecting.

Q: What is Pseudofolliculitis Barbae?

A: This is most commonly known as razor bumps or ingrown hairs.

These bumps may be small or large and commonly occur on the cheeks, chin, jawline, neck, the area under the chin, and the scalp. This condition is quite common among men with brown skin, particularly those who are African American and Latino American, with tightly curled hair. The cause of pseudofolliculitis barbae is the hair emerging from the curved follicle, which grows almost parallel to the skin surface (instead of away from the skin), and then curves inward again. The inward-curving hair punctures the skin, causing an inflammatory reaction, irritation, pain and unsightly bumps.

Q: Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?

A: Laser Hair Removal is FDA approved for Permanent Hair reduction. On average it takes between 6-8 treatments to achieve a 90-100% reduction, however most clients do have to return for touch-ups to maintain the permanent reduction.
If a female has abnormal facial hair growth it is usually due to a heightened testosterone level (male hormone). In this case the female usually has to return for touch-ups 1-2 times a year after completing the initial 6-8 treatments.

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