AHA REJUVENATION FACIAL SERIES
Cost is $425, includes your first 4 treatments sessions, and comes with an amazing starter skincare kit to help you get the most of your rejuvenation series.
This seasonal special series will only be offered through June 2019; this a 4+ part treatment series.
I require a $75 non-refundable booking fee and your booking fee is applied to your series total.
Remaining balance can be paid in full at your first appointment or split into equal payments made at
each of your series appointments.
I recommend a min. of 4-8 sessions for optimal benefits and you are encouraged to add more sessions if you have advanced skin, have not been caring for your skin regularly, looking for vastly improved skin, etc; $85 for additional facials added to your series.
This series will not be offered on my regular service menu so please take advantage while you can.
Sessions are usually done 2-4 weeks apart.
What is this?
Using Mandelic acid (or another AHA depending on skin needs), a gentle alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) made from bitter almonds, this is a skin rejuvenation facial series to improve skin tone and appearance. Mandelic acid is suitable for all skin types, including darker skin.
Highlights of this AHA and Why you want this series:
Works by weakening the bonds between (dead) cells in the stratum corneum—the uppermost layer of skin. The weakened bonds make natural shedding easier and reveal new cells at the surface and encourages cell turnover without use of abrasive exfoliants.
Improves skin texture and tone and overall appearance
Unclogs pores making it great for those with acne or congested skin
Reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage (sunspots)
Helps rejuvenate skin by booting collagen and elastic production
Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and dark skin.
What to expect
Please view our video on YouTube.
There are a few things you should do to prepare your for your treatments. The following is a list of contraindications that must be avoided prior to your treatment. Please make note and book your treatments appropriately:
5 days before treatment, you must stop the use of all exfoliants (manual or chemical) and avoid using any harsh products (such as hair removers or grainy scrubs) on the treatment area.
No waxing the treatment areas 5 days prior (or 7-10 days after)
Avoid unprotected sun exposure (natural or artificial, i.e. tanning booth) 1 week prior to appointment; sun exposure makes skin much more sensitive to AHA treatments, can cause hyperpigmentation, and increases sensitivity.
No laser treatments, chemical peels, microdermabrasion or other resurfacing treatments, in area to be treated within the last 8 weeks.
No are not a candidate for AHA facials if you have taken Accutane, Retin A or Renova in the past 12 months.
Currently taking blood thinners.
Currently pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you have herpes simplex and/or are prone to cold sores; if so, please start your antiviral medication 1 week prior to treatment and follow with one week after
Undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatments.
If you are HIV positive or have AIDS; okay to proceed with Dr. note
If you suffer from photosensitivity
I want to note that cosmetics are to be avoided on treated area for approx. 48hr after treatments; it is best to wait until your skin is done peeling/flaking, though not everyone will have a visible peeling/flaking phase.
I understand many love their cosmetics, therefore if you MUST wear your facial cosmetics, only sanitized cosmetics and brushes should be applied to the treatment areas, and no less than 24hrs after your treatment.
I recommend the following items:
Your skin will be prepped (please skip wearing makeup to your appointment or you will be charged additional for makeup removal) with a gentle cleanser, followed by an astringent to remove any residual facial oils to prime skin for the AHA treatment.
The Mandelic AHA solution will be applied to your skin and you may feel tingling, a prickly sensation, and or heat. The treatment should never be painful. If you experience pain, you must vocalize this so we can apply a neutralizer immediately.
We will apply a few layers of a low level solution for your first treatment session. We can increase the solution level and or layers based on your reaction/results.
The Mandelic AHA solution we use is self neutralizing. After we have observed that you are reacting well to your treatment, your skin will be prepped for a moisturizer and SPF.
You are now ready for the day: no downtime at all!
Aftercare is very important. You must be gentle with your skin, such as using a gentle cleanser and applying a nourishing moisturizer daily. This is why I have included a starters skin care kit!
Your skin may be pink/red for up to 3 days after treatment.
Please use SPF daily of 15+. My favorite is Face Factor by Kiss My Face.
Cosmetics are to be avoided on treated area for approx. 48hrs; it is best to wait until your skin is done peeling/flaking which can be about 5-7 days from day of treatment.
Of course I understand many love their cosmetics, therefore only sanitized cosmetics and brushes should be applied to the treatment areas and 24hrs after your treatment; see above for products you can purchase.
Sun (natural and artificial) is to be avoided the first 5 days after your treatment and then SPF of 30+ must be applied to the treatment area when in the sun; if not out in the sun, a daily SPF of 15+ should be applied daily.
Your rejuvenating new skin will be much more sensitive to sunlight so following this after care is very important.
In regards to peeling, it actually takes some time for your skin to start its renewing and shedding. So don't expect to peel for 3-7 days. Also, peeling is more akin to flaking and not everyone will notice this stage as it can be very mild for many.
Absolutely do not pick at your skin or exfoliate it to encourage peeling or to speedup shedding/flaking.
It is possible to experience a breakout after your treatment. This is because the AHA works deep in the skin's layers and purges impurities as the skin rejuvenates.
Exercising post-peel is okay 24 hours after your treatment but avoid swimming (in nature or a swimming pool) and avoid soaking or steaming the treatment areas in water (bathtub, hot tub, sauna, etc) until peeling has finished.
The skin may be sensitive after your treatment. We want to wait until the skin is no longer sensitive before proceeding with the next treatment session; sessions are usually 2-6 weeks apart. Often times we can proceed with your second session 7-10 days after your initial since we go lightly, please communicate with me and book accordingly.
Results vary depending on skin type, aftercare, age, lifestyle, etc. I cannot estimate how many treatments will be needed to reach your desired outcome for these reasons, or guarantee any outcome. I recommend a min. of 6-8 treatments and you can of course purchase more.
Also, please be aware that everyone reacts differently. You may experience all, none, or a few of the above mentioned.
Diamond Microdermabrasion ($25) This is a GREAT add-on for those with advance skin care needs, examples if you have black or white heads, large pores, acne scars, or if you are just looking to get the most for this skin care series!