Q & A's About Skin Care
How often should I get a facial?
As seasons change, during hormonal changes, or more frequently if you have troubled skin. Once a month is highly beneficial for all skin types but can administered as often as weekly without damaging the skin. Alternative treatments such as peels and microdermabrasion can be administered as often as two, three and four weeks apart (depending on what we are treating).
Which Facial is best for me?
Sensitive? Aging? Acne? Allergies to Gluten? A consultation with a licensed aesthetician is highly recommended, particularly if you have problem skin or if you have concerns and goals for your skin. With many different skin types and several different options - it is important to discuss your goals. Book a free consultation with one of our experienced aestheticians and let us begin a treatment plan that is best for your skin type.
chemical Peels or Microdermabrasion?
MICRODERMABRASION or CHEMICAL PEEL cannot work wonders in just ONE treatment. For best results, a series of treatments is highly recommended (and discounted applied in a series of 6.) Exfoliation and cell turnover is important for the skin for several reasons. As we age our skin becomes sluggish and slows down cell turnover. Dead skin can build up on the surface and cause the appearance of fine lines and asphyxiate the skin (causing acne). At NEVA, our peel treatments without down-time or major discomfort with our product line! Peel solutions incorporate ingredients that can dissolve surface build-up that causes acne or sensitive. Ingredients also penetrate the skin at the cellular level to lift hyperpigmentation, stimulate collagen production, hydrate the skin and/or inhibit oil production. Microdermabrasion is a mechanical form of exfoliation that gently exfoliates the outermost layer of skin that causes the appearance of fine lines/wrinkles and effectively treats mild acne/breakout prone skin. The effects are immediate and the skin continues to glow as the cells rejuvenate new, youthful skin within the next 10 days of a treatment. Combining peels or oxygen facials with microdermabrasion offers a more effective and advanced facial treatment.
Can sensitive skin types get facials or peels?
YES!! Not all products can effectively treat the most sensitive skin types. Our PCA Skincare line treats Rosacea or Sensitive Skin to calm, hydrate and reduce visible redness with no down time or discomfort. Sensitivity is often caused by products that strip the skin of its natural protective barrier. Another option is our Farm to Face Organic Skincare Line that offers calming flower and herb based ingredients to calm inflammed sensitive skin for those who prefer all natural/organic products. Allow our aestheticians to discuss your sensitivities and recommend home care and facials that will best meet the needs of your skin type.
WhicH treatment is best for acne or break out prone skin?
We have several treatments that will effectively treat all grades of acne - from mild to severe. Depending on the sensitivity level - a series of chemical peels are highly recommended for all grades of acne. Chemical peels penetrate deep enough to kill bacteria and eliminate oil production that caused blemishes along with our recommendations for home care. Peels for acne are treated every two weeks for approximately 6-8 treatments (depending on the grade of acne). Other treatments such as our ACNE CLARIFYING FACIAL, OXYGENATING FACIAL, MICRODERMABRASION and PUMPKIN ENZYME FACIAL effectively treat acne/break out prone skin. The combination of treatments offer effective results for acne/break out prone skin.
can i get a facial while i'm pregnant?
Of course! At NEVA, we offer specialty Momease Massage and Skincare using ingredient safe products for both massage and skincare from PCA Skin and Mama Mio Skincare. Hormonal breakouts, Melasma (Pregnancy Mask) and other sensitivities often occur during and after pregnancy. We offer several different skincare treatments and retail products to safely treat your hormonal skin during this nine month stretch. Products with ingredients high in content with Salicylic Acid, Retinols and Benzoyl Peroxide is not recommended during pregnancy and/or lactation.
Why do I need to use recommended products while undergoing peels?
75% of good skin is based on your home care routine and products. As with any product line, you get maximum results when you are using "like" ingredients while undergoing facials or chemical peels treatments. We recommend the use of products both pre and post treatments for best results and to avoid complications with ingredients that are not compatible with our treatment regiment. PCA Products and Treatments are only sold through a licensed professional or physician and are highly effective for any skincare goal.
why do I need to wear sunscreen?
Everyone should use SPF everyday! Walking to and from your car throughout each day as well as fluorescent and ambient lighting exposes the skin to UV rays. Over time, this will cause uneven skin tone and evidence of fine lines and wrinkles. Protect yourself everyday especially after facials, peels and microdermabrasion treatments.
What can I do to correct signs of aging?
Again, home care is very important...75% of skincare is a result of what products you are using daily at home. Retinol, Lactice Acid, Peptides and Hyaluronic Acids are amazing and highly effective ingredients for aging skin. All and more of these ingredients are found in our PCA PRODUCT LINE and PROFESSIONAL TREATMENTS at the spa. Facial treatments such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, oxygenating facial and our signature anti-age facials all offer visible results.