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Why should I see an Aesthetician? 

Why should I see an Aesthetician?

Aestheticians are trained in skin wellness, helping their clients to balance oil and moisture content and achieve a healthy, youthful complexion. As well as various facial treatments, they commonly also perform other services such as permanent makeup, tattooing, microchanneling, chemical peels, and eyelash extensions, lifts and tints.

 

Aestheticians use a variety of treatments and products to protect skin from environmental hazards and combat fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone. They are also skilled at managing other conditions, such as acne, rosacea, eczema and dry skin to name just a few, Additionally, aestheticians are trained to recognize early warning signs of skin cancers and other medical conditions that could affect your skin and will refer you to an appropriate dermatologist, if necessary.

 

During your first visit, your aesthetician will ask you to fill out a short intake form (depending upon the procedure you are having). Then you will receive a detailed analysis and explanation of what is to come next. After assessing your skin, your aesthetician will recommend a long term treatment plan and also an appropriate home care routine as well as giving you detailed instructions of how to use it.Think of your aesthetician as a "skin coach" who answers questions, provides explanations and examples, and supports you through whatever service you are having. The best aestheticians will also become your friends and supporters in life!
 

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Lash Directions
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A successful lash extension experience is really a partnership between the aesthetician and the client. The aesthetician's responsibility is to apply the lashes (classics, volumes or hybrids) and the client's responsibility is to care for them. It is extremely important for both partners to do their jobs or the experience will not work out for the best lash look. Lash extensions are extremely delicate and cannot be treated like single-use strip lashes. The following are some rules to live by when considering making the commitment to get lash extensions.

 

1. Client must not visit the gym, beach, sauna, or do any activities that will cause you to sweat or to be in humidity for the first 24 hours after the lash application. It takes 24 hours for lash adhesive to "cure" and any type of water (such as sweat humidity) introduced before the cure time will cause the bond of the adhesive to not form properly and the lashes will fall off. Do not wear any makeup or shower for 24 hours. When you shower, be sure to look away from the water.

2. Client must use only Xtreme Lash makeup products including eyeliner, eye shadow and mascara. We do not know every ingredient in over the

counter makeup brands and some of those ingredients may not be

approved for contact with lash extensions. Do not use a lash curler or anything with heat on your lash extensions.

 

3. Client must not use any oils or products containing oils anywhere on your face while wearing lash extensions as any type of oil will break the adhesive bond and you will lose lashes. Use only Xtreme lash cleanser to clean your lashes once daily by dragging the foam wand along your lash line

only, to pick up dead skin and debris.

 

4. Fill ins are every 2 weeks or every 3 weeks. If you wait any longer you

will be charged for a new set.

Facials How T
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Preparing for a facial
Be sure to allow enough time to fill out a comprehensive intake prior to your treatment. Plan to arrive a little early so you will not feel rushed and can enjoy the entire length of your treatment. Remember that your hair may become damp during the facial, and will usually be held back from your face with a soft wrap or headband, so you may not want to schedule a public appearance right after your facial! There is no need to remove your makeup prior to the appointment, as it will be cleansed off during the facial.

 

What to expect
Facials are generally very relaxing and soothing. Your esthetician will explain to you what the treatment steps will be. Be sure to communicate with your esthetician during the facial if any product burns, itches, or if you need anything or have any questions. Otherwise, just lie back and enjoy the experience. A basic facial generally includes the following steps:

  • Makeup removal and cleansing of the skin.

  • Skin analysis.

  • Exfoliation by mechanical, enzymatic or chemical means.

  • Massage of the face and neck, to aid in relaxation and stimulate blood and oxygen flow to the skin.

  • Extraction of blackheads and other impurities, either manually (using gloved hands and cotton or tissue around the fingers with gentle pressure to remove the impacted pore) or using a metal extraction implement designed to clear blocked pores. This can also include the use of a lancet (a small, sharp blade to lift the dead cells of the skin prior to extraction).

  • Application of products targeted to your skin type (dry, oily, mixed, sensitive, or mature).
     

After the facial
After a facial, your skin will probably be soft, smooth and well hydrated. However, if multiple extractions were needed or if you required a fair amount of exfoliation, your face may be somewhat rosy for one to two hours or more, depending on how sensitive your skin is. This is quite normal. You can apply mineral makeup after your facial if there is some redness you want to conceal.

 

What about home care?
Your esthetician will go over which professional home care products for you to continue the improvement in your skin following your professional treatment. This way, you will be using products that maximize benefits and prolong the effects of your treatment. Your therapist can explain how, when and how much of the products to use. Feel free to call the therapist later, if you have any questions.

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at home

Can’t make it to the spa? Out of town or no extra time? Professional at-home facial kits are available upon request.

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In your take home facial kit you will find a cleanser, enzymes, face masks, serum, moisturizer, and SPF. The tools provided are cotton balls, a sponge, a face roller, and a detailed facial guide.

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Take home facial
About Waxing
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There are two types of wax: hard and soft. Hard wax, which is easier on delicate skin, is often used on the face, underarms, and bikini area. Soft wax is used on the legs, arms, back, and chest. Waxing reduces hair growth when performed at regular 30-day intervals. Because waxing pulls the hair out by the root, it grows back softer, finer, and thinner. The more you wax, the less hair grows back. Waxing should not be performed if you have particularly sensitive skin, because it pulls off a layer of skin cells along with the hair. Waxing can cause tenderness and swelling. In addition, some medications will cause the skin to react badly to waxing. Don’t wax if you’re taking Retin-A, Accutane, or any type of acne prescription.


Preparing for treatment
Let the hair grow out to about a half-inch above the skin. If hairs are too short, the wax won’t adhere strongly enough to pull them out. Refrain from taking a shower or bath before the treatment. Soaking the hair will soften it, allowing it to break more easily and making waxing less effective. Do not apply lotion to the skin before your waxing session.


What to expect
An antiseptic lotion may be applied to cleanse the area first. Some estheticians apply a light dusting of baby powder to be sure the skin is dry before applying the wax.

 

If soft wax is being used, the warm wax will be spread on the hairs in a thin layer. A cloth strip (muslin or pellon) is then applied to the wax, and rubbed in the direction of hair growth. The strip is then pulled quickly in the opposite direction of hair growth while the skin is held taut with the other hand.


If hard wax is being used, a thicker amount of warm wax is applied and allowed to dry. No cloth strip is applied. The wax is flicked to allow the esthetician to grip it, and it is then pulled off quickly in the opposite direction of hair growth. Hard wax doesn’t adhere to the skin as much as soft wax, and is therefore used on more delicate areas such as the bikini area, underarms and face.


How much does it hurt?
Most people tolerate it well, and get used to the sensation after a few treatments. The level of discomfort you will feel depends on your level of pain tolerance in general, and on which area is being waxed. If you still find waxing very uncomfortable after several treatments, many estheticians offer numbing crèmes that can be applied 45 minutes prior to the service. Clients are also recommended to take two ibuprofen tablets prior to their appointment, to reduce discomfort and decrease inflammation in the post-waxed area. For women, it is generally best not to schedule waxing services just prior to or during your period, as you are more sensitive to pain at this time and will experience more discomfort.


Home care after waxing
It’s important to care for the waxed area properly after treatment to prevent ingrown hairs, breakouts, or other reactions. Exfoliation, using a pumice stone or exfoliating gloves with a bath gel, will help keep the skin clear. Avoid using a bar soap because it leaves a film on the body that could cause ingrown hairs. For the face, back, and chest, use a more gentle exfoliant and an anti- breakout lotion (ask your waxer about recommended products). Directly after waxing, avoid direct sunlight and tanning booths, especially while the skin is still red from treatment. For 24 hours after waxing, avoid exercise, hot tubs, and products with harsh chemicals, perfumes, or dyes. Apply a gentle moisturizer 24 hours after treatment.

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