The following treatment(s) may be used to achieve the results you desire. There are certain circumstances in which I cannot use these or must alter how they are used. These are known as contraindications. These procedures carry risks, so assessing your contraindications is vital to ensure your safety and wellbeing before, during and after your treatment.
Exfoliation Treatments (removal of surface layers of skin)
The following four skin therapies are considered exfoliating treatments because they remove the dead skin cells on the outermost surface of the skin. Possible reactions and complications: redness, flaking, peeling, itching, tingling, stinging, irritation, heat, swelling, blistering, cold sores, allergic reactions, pimples, tenderness, scarring, discoloration. Most side effects are temporary and will dissipate within 3-7 days.
Chemical Peels - exfoliation of skin using naturally occurring acids.
Microdermabrasion - exfoliation of skin using organic flower matter or metal tip.
ReZenerate or Revitapen - exfoliation of skin using a silicone chip or metal head that infuses serums.
Sugaring - sugar & lemon mixture applied to skin to remove unwanted hair & blackheads.
Dermaplaning - the use of a disposable surgical blade to exfoliate the skin and remove fine vellus hair (peach fuzz). The hair that grows back will not be darker or thicker; however, any hormonal imbalance that may be present within your anatomical system can alter the normal hair growth pattern. Additional risks include nicks to the skin from the sharp blade; abrasions may appear in the days after the dermaplaning. Most side effects are temporary and will dissipate within 3-7 days.
Micro-phototherapy - the application of bright light and heat for acne healing or skin rejuvenation. Also has exfoliating properties. Possible reactions and complications include redness, flaking, peeling, itching, tingling, stinging, irritation, heat, swelling, blistering, scarring and discoloration (hyper or hypo-pigmentation). Most side effects are temporary and will dissipate within 3-7 days.
Light Emitting Diode (LED). A very bright, non-UV light, positioned over the treatment area for 10 - 20 minutes. Used to calm the skin, create oxygen below the surface to inhibit bacteria. Possible reactions and complications include flashing of the optic nerve during application, nausea, dizziness, weakness, claustrophobia, and possible skin redness and/or other irritations. Side effects are temporary and dissipate within a few hours.
Micro-current. Mild electrical current applied to skin with metal probes and gel conductor, to tone skin and muscles, stimulate nerves, and reduce some forms of pain. Possible reactions and complications include nausea, dizziness, headache, weakness, and possible skin redness and/or other irritations; tingling or metallic taste during treatment.
Korean Aqua Peeling - An advanced form of Hydra-facial that infuses hydrogen to calm and tone skin, exfoliates using alpha hydroxy and salicylic peels delivered through a handpiece that moves over the skin, extracts whiteheads and blackheads via adjustable suction, and provides galvanic current to lift and tone skin. Possible reactions and complications: redness, flaking, peeling, itching, dryness, tingling, stinging, irritation, heat, swelling, blistering, cold sores, allergic reactions, pimples, tenderness, scarring, discoloration. Most of these side effects are temporary and will dissipate within 3-7 days. Galvanic current may possibly cause nausea, dizziness, headache, weakness, skin redness and/or other irritations; tingling or metallic taste during treatment. This passes after treatment is finished but if you're uncomfortable, advise your esthetician and the treatment can either be modified or stopped.
Buccal Massage with Facial Sculpting - Buccal Massage with Facial Sculpting starts with lymphatic drainage, then focuses on muscles of facial expression both inside (intra-oral) and outside of the mouth. Benefits: Re-education and toning through specific manipulation of facial muscles; movement of stagnant lymph and blood flow that can contribute to congestion, dullness, breakouts, unbalanced oiliness or dryness; stimulation of collagen and elastin. Possible Side Effects: redness, tenderness, swelling, cold sore activation, temporary headache, inital sagging as the tissue releases then firms later. Do not have this treatment if you have recently had Botox, fillers, facial or neck surgery, are pregnant, undergoing cancer treatments, experience TMJ dysfunction, suffer from an acute face, neck or scalp injury, infectious disease, active herpes/cold sores, acute dental issues, uncontrolled thyroid disease, lymphatic system infections or blockages, or epilepsy; take medications or herbs that thin blood/cause skin to easily bruise.