Analysis of skin, custom treatment according to current condition of your skin including steam, extractions, exfoliation, mask and a head, neck and shoulder massage. Includes instruction for suggested home skin care regimen with Marie Veronique organic products. Please note: you can add Manual Lymphatic Drainage OR Dermaplaning (not recommended for active acne or irritated skin) to this facial for an additional charge.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) Facial
A lymphatic drainage facial is a soothing and relaxing massage using very gentle but effective circular motions to reduce swelling in the eye and neck area, as well as the rest of the face. The lymphatic system consists of a large network of lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes throughout the body. Intrinsically linked to your immune system, the lymphatic network aids in the removal of waste products from body tissue. The lymphatic system functions via and is dependent on the pressure of the blood system. Because of this, the efficacy of your lymph nodes in eliminating toxins is dependent on the efficacy of your circulatory system, which can mean a slower-than-desirable detoxification process. This is where physical manipulation of the lymph nodes comes in to help speed up the process. As a beneficial side effect, your immune system is also boosted. Before treatment, some patients may experience impaired lymph drainage, where, for example, flow is obstructed or simply insufficient. When flow is obstructed or too slow, lymphatic fluid (lymph) accumulates in the tissue resulting in swelling in the affected area, and this can irritate the skin. When fluid builds up like this it can cause discomfort, puffiness and a dull complexion.
*The stimulation of lymph node drainage is highly recommended for acne, couperose (red/rosacea prone) and general congestion of the lymphatic system (telltale signs can be bags under the eyes and a range of skin irritations). With regular treatment, the symptoms of a congested lymphatic system can be dramatically reduced, improving the skin’s appearance.
* Please Note: This facial does not include extractions. We'll begin with a deep cleanse, gentle exfoliation, and a customized mask followed by a 35-40 min. manual lymphatic drainage process of the neck and face. The total treatment is approximately 75 min.
Something to consider: A series of weekly, deeply relaxing Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) treatments, around 6-8 weeks, will deep clean the underlying accumulation beneath the skin that causes blackheads and milia, effectively dissolving them. A much deeper, more thorough, and longer lasting cleaning than any amount of extractions could possibly achieve. Monthly facials focused on lymph drainage will prevent congestion from returning.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) Add-On
MLD can be added on to the Custom Facial, Dermaplaning, and to the Hydrafacial treatments. Please read the description of Manual Lymphatic Drainage in the MLD Facial service.
• Accutane in the last year
• Autoimmune Disease (HIV, Lupus, Hepatitis, Scleroderma)
• Active Infection in treatment area
• Melanoma or Lesions suspected of malignancy
• Active Sunburn
• Eczema or Psosriasis
• Epilepsy (for LED therapy only)
• Facial or Waxing Treatments within 7-14 days
• Botox: wait 5-7 days
• Fillers: wait 7-10 days
• Peels: wait 30 days
• Retin-a cream: must stop for a full 7 days prior to treatment
• Obaji: must stop for a full 7 days prior to treatment
• Laser treatments: wait until lesions heal & swelling & redness is resolved
• Allergies to: Asprin, Gluten, Shellfish
Great for all skin types, the HydraFacial MD® Treatment is not only highly effective at improving overall skin health, but also excellent for remedying: Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Elasticity & Firmness, Skin Tone Evenness & Vibrancy, Skin Texture, Brown Spots, Oily/Congested Skin, Enlarged Pores, Advanced Signs of Aging
The multi-step treatment cleanses, evenly exfoliates and extracts to remove impurities and dead skin cells while at the same time replenishing vital nutrients including Antioxidants, Peptides and Hyaluronic Acid. Thanks to the devices’ superior delivery system, these performing ingredients are able to more effectively reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles for results you can see and feel instantly. Single treatments and Series of 6 are available.
Microderm-abrasion with Baking Soda
All natural microdermabrasion treatment. There is no redness, no irritation, no potentially harmful side effects as with aluminum oxide. The only way to safely treat the lips and entire eye area. The proprietary, medical-grade sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) crystals are clinically proven to achieve the same depth of abrasion as aluminum oxide. Yet unlike aluminum oxide, exposure to baking soda is not potentially harmful and will not irritate even the most sensitive skin. Immediately following the treatment, skin will have a vibrant, healthy appearance and a smooth texture. No redness, no downtime.
Face & eye area
Lipstick "bleed" lines
Dermaplaning, also known as microplaning or blading, is a non-invasive procedure for the removal of the outermost layers of dead skin cells on the face. The dermaplaning treatment involves exfoliation of targeted areas of the surface layers of the skin using a very small blade. The blade is stroked along the skin at an angle, much like shaving.
*Dermaplaning results are incredibly enhanced when done in conjunction with Hydrafacial MD
*Dermaplaning is NOT recommended for anyone with active acne. It will spread the bacteria and impair the barrier function of the skin.
Benefits of Dermaplaning
• Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
• Reduction in the appearance of deep acne scars
• Smoother, more even complexion
• Removal of fine facial hair, commonly referred to as “peach fuzz”
• Enhanced penetration of skin care products following treatment
20% GLYCOLIC ACID PEEL ADD-On
Originating from natural sources and include fruit, sugar cane and milk acids, glycolic is an exfoliant aides in reduction of the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It can also even out the skin tone by removing or reducing discolorations and/or brown spots from sun damage or hyperpigmentation. It can improve dry thick skin, including scars. It is effective in improving acne, blackheads, whiteheads and congested pores.
20% Lactic Acid Peel Add-on
Lactic acid is a type of alpha hydroxy acids (AHA). The AHA family is comprised of various ingredients derived from sugar cane, fruit and milk. As the name suggests, lactic acid can be derived from milk, after a steady process of fermentation. Lactic acid is a powerful exfoliant and is featured in many skin care products. It has intensive hydrating properties and moisturizes the skin very well. Lactic Acid prevents photo-aging (premature skin aging as a result of sun exposure) and prevents sun damage, acts as an exfoliant and makes the skin soft and rejuvenated, stimulates collagen production within the skin cells.It also acts as an antibacterial agent, is an excellent astringent, used to treat skin problems such as acne, impurities, and oily skin breakouts. Dermatologists and surgeons use higher concentrations of lactic acid in chemical peels.