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Microdermabrasion FAQ's

Facial Treatment

Q. Facials are just a pampering luxury?

A. EVERYBODY should have a facial at least once a month. Deep cleansing, exfoliating and balancing the skin’s Ph are all essential for healthy skin, correcting and preventing problems and premature aging.


Q. What should I do to prepare for facial?

A. Since facials are designed to work on your skin from the neck up, you may want to plan on removing your makeup or pulling long hair back. Cosmetics can be reapplied after the service; feel free to bring them with you. Men should be clean shaved unless bearded. Other than these few easy steps, simply be ready to relax and enjoy yourself!


Q. How will the facial begin?

A. You will be asked to complete a brief, confidential client information card, which will aid the esthetician in determining the appropriate treatment for your skin. After being escorted to the facial room, you will be lay down in a facial bed. The esthetician will place a coverlet over you to protect your clothing and ensure your comfort. The treatment will begin with the esthetician cleansing and analyzing your skin. Using the information from your client card and skin analysis, the esthetician will discuss how the facial you have chosen will benefit your individual skin.


Q. What are the benefits of facial?

A. When received regularly, facial can result in noticeable improvements to skin tone, texture and appearance. A facial can also restore the skin’s normal balance of oil and pH. Additional, temporary results may include: heightened skin softness and pliancy, increased circulation of blood to the face and an overall soothing of the spirit. An added bonus, most people find receiving a professional facial to be exceptionally relaxing and enjoyable.


Q. How often do I need a facial?

A. For people on a normal at home skin care program a facial once a month is fine. If you are looking focus on a specific concern such as acne or anti-aging, facials may be recommended every week to two weeks for the first few months then month facials to maintain results.


Q. Can I receive a facial if my skin has some blemishes?

A. The purpose of a facial is to help correct and preserve the health of the skin — it isn’t expected that your skin will be perfect or blemish-free. If you are experiencing problems, we suggest you choose an Acne Treatment Facial, papaya Peel or Glycolic Peel. If your esthetician finds evidence of comedones (blackheads) during your facial, she will gently attempt to remove them using slight pressure from tissue-covered fingertips or Q-tips. If your skin has red eruptions, your esthetician will be able to work on a very mild occurrence. A dermatologist should treat extreme forms of skin eruptions, acne and other skin conditions and diseases. If you have questions about whether or not a facial would be appropriate for you, please consult with your physician.


Q. I hear everyone talk about microderm what is it all about?

A. Microderm is preformed by two methods, crystal and crystal-free. Crystal microderm is best described as a sandblaster for the skin, where the therapist uses a thin wand to blast fine crystal at the skin to exfoliate the outer dermal layers. This method is less common recently due to the fact of free crystal can be inhaled and are not healthy, and several people over the years have had burn marks from undertrained therapist using the equipment. crystal-free microderm uses a solid band of particle and has the same effect as a belt sander.


Q. What is Crystal-free Microdermabrasion?

A.  At L'Amour Spa, we use crystal-free Microdermabrasion technology. Crystal-free Microdermabrasion is an FDA approved system that effectively treats the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, brown spots, scars and acne blemishes.

This latest technology utilizes natural diamond chips plated to a stainless surgical-steel wand. This effectively polishes away dead skin layers to expose healthier skin and promotes new growth.

Because there are no crystals being propelled onto the skin, the crystal-free system allows the esthetician to treat areas closer to the eyes and those fine lines and wrinkles around the lips.


Q. What are the benefits of Microdermabrasion?

A. Microdermabrasion improves:

- Excellent method of exfoliation

- Alternative method to chemical exfoliation

- Depth of Microdermabrasion can be controlled by aesthetician to individualize treatment

- Gently exfoliates and leaves nice glow to skin

- Creates a smoother texture and promotes the growth of healthy new cells

- Refines lines, pore size, clogged pores, increases elasticity, improves texture, evens skin tone

- Increases absorption of skin care products


Q. How long does the Microdermabrasion treatment take?

A. The treatment is approximately 35 minutes. The facial is approximately 60 minutes. 


Q. How many treatments will I need?

A. To achieve maximum results, several treatments are recommended, typically scheduled 1 to 3 weeks apart. You will experience a progressive improvement throughout your treatment program. Ask to schedule a consultation to determine the approximate number of treatments recommended for optimum results. 


Q. How does my skin look immediately after treatment?

A. Microdermabrasion leaves your skin feeling soft and you will notice a healthy glow to your complexion. Due to the increase of circulation, a mild temporary blushing surrounding the treated area may be the only evidence of your therapy.


Please click on the links below for more information

Facial FAQ's          Skin Types          Microdermabrasion FAQ's          Chemical Peel FAQ's