FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN A EUROPEAN FACIAL?
A European facial (often called a classic facial in Europe) is a thorough, deep cleansing treatment for the face and neck. It’s basic, uncomplicated, and meant to improve the look, feel, and health of the skin.
Though it’s generally referred to as an “introductory” facial, it should continue as part of your ongoing skin care routine. It’s a monthly routine for women in Europe and considered the quintessential treatment in good skin care.
The European facial will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to greet the world with a healthy, glowing complexion.
The European facial begins with cleansing to remove makeup and impurities. Then an exfoliation process removes dead skin cells and generates skin cell turnover. Next, the pores are deeply cleaned with steam that is gently blown over the face. The steam may also be applied to the skin with warm towels. An extraction process for a deeper cleaning is the next step and is optional (this can be uncomfortable to some and may leave some redness for a few hours). Extractions are always followed with disinfection and then a soothing and antiseptic ampoule is generally applied. To further the client’s relaxation, a face, neck, and shoulder massage comes next. After the massage, a mask is applied appropriate to the skin type and condition, and finally, a moisturizer with sunblock is applied. The European facial will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to greet the world with a healthy, glowing complexion.
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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF GETTING A MONTHLY FACIAL?
Some benefits include:
Unclogged pores and removal of impurities including black heads, whiteheads and pimples;
Detoxed skin for better circulation of blood to the face and adjoining areas;
Relaxed tension in the face and reduces the onset of headache between the eyes;
Stimulated cellular renewal;
Reduced fine line lines, age spots and blemishes;
Hydrated skin for a rejuvenated, youthful look to your face.
WHICH PRODUCTS DO YOU USE FOR SKINCARE AND FACIALS?
One of the products we use is PCA Skin, who remains the trusted industry leader in the development of gently, yet highly effective, professional treatments and daily care products. PCA SKIN treatments and products are available exclusively through licensed skin health professionals that are trained and certified by PCA SKIN in their use. Catering to all skin types, tones and troubles, the PCA SKIN treatments line pairs exciting new chemical breakthroughs with natural solutions.
Another one of our products is Source Vital, which we retrieve from a local company here in Texas. Source Vital’s line is 100% holistic, organic and all natural. By applying the highest quality algae powders, seaweed, plant extracts, and pure essential oils to this extraordinary skin care, body care, nutrition and natural remedy formulas, Source Vital brings an anti-aging formula to every product. The treatments are based on both European spa therapies and Chinese medicine teaching. Bringing together the best of East and West to achieve result-oriented treatments to assist in the integration of body, mind and spirit for each individual client.
WHAT IS A SKIN PEEL?
Modified and Enhances Jessners
These gentle and innovatively blended formulations effectively exfoliate while brightening the skin and softening the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and blemishes to provide a more even and smooth skin texture.
Blended TCA Peel
Our skin-friendly version of these effective peels address various skin conditions without the discomfort and downtown associated with traditional peels. These blends contain a variety of beneficial ingredients to help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, skin discoloration and breakouts, while leaving the skin plump and hydrated.
The variety of corrective ingredients found in each of our therapeutic masks provide exfoliation, hydration and skin calming action, depending on the formulation chosen.
These unique cream formulations create and occlusive barrier, helping to increase the absorption of vitamins, antioxidants and other activates into the skin for maximum smoothing, tightening and brightening benefits.
Peel Alternative Treatment
These highly effective treatments rejuvenate, detoxify, and purify the skin. They are also useful between peel treatments to maintain glowing, clear and healthy looking skin.
Aromatic Pure Peel
This peel uses blended essential oils for exfoliation of the skin. This treatment is natural and safe. It stimulates new cell growth, protects skin, fights infections and wards off wrinkles. This peel will dissolve the cement that holds the dead skin cells to the surface of the skin and is extremely oxygenating. No redness will occur, only slight flaking. There are absolutely no side effects.
Exfoliating Silt Scrub
Using curative freshwater silt and essential oils, this treatment dissolves the cement holding the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin, and the scrubs the skin. This treatment will enhance epidermal cell renewal by 10%, oxygenate cells, increases moisture, increases elasticity, minimizes impurities and imparts firmness and clarity.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO USE SUNSCREEN?
Sunscreen helps prevent facial brown spots and skin discoloration. It slows down the development of wrinkles and premature aging skin. Skin cancer rates are on the rise and sunscreen has been proven to decrease the development of skin cancer.
CAN I GET A PEEL WHILE PREGNANT?
WHAT KIND OF WAX DO YOU USE?
We use two kinds of wax here. One is a soft, soy based wax called Nu-Free and the other is a hard beeswax called Berodins. Both are melted at low temperatures so you will feel comfortable. The one used for you will depend on the one your prefer or what your service provider believes to be best for you.
CAN I GET A WAX WHILE ON ACNE MEDICATION?
We do not recommend it. Please talk to your dermatologist and get consent. Usually we do not wax anyone who is using retin-A or an orally prescribed acne drug.
CAN I GET A WAX WHILE I AM PREGNANT?
Yes you can. But you will experience even more sensitivity due to fluctuating hormones.
CAN I GET A MASSAGE WHILE I AM PREGNANT?
YES! We offer prenatal massages and because we use all natural and organic products, you won’t have to worry about chemicals entering your skin’s barrier.
WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE MY EYELASH EXTENSION APPOINTMENT?
Don’t wear any eye makeup to your appointment. You may be asked to “wash” your lashes right before the procedure to ensure there are no oils that may prevent adhesive from performing at its best.
HOW ARE EYELASH EXTENSIONS APPLIED?
A single natural eyelash is isolated and a synthetic lash is glued on top of your lash approximately 1mm away from the eyelid. The glue or lash does not come in contact with the skin.
WHY SHOULD I GET EYELASH EXTENSIONS?
Eyelash extensions do not make mascara run or streak. They last 2-4 weeks with proper care and maintenance. Eyelashes will appear longer, fuller, darker and your morning routine will take less time. Eyelash extensions are weightless and natural looking. Your eyes will look bigger and more defined. They are perfect for brides, busy moms, people with hectic schedules or anyone who cannot wear mascara.
HOW LONG WILL MY NEW EXTENSIONS LAST?
Approximately 2-4 weeks if you respect your new lashes and care for them. Keep in mind this is a “semi-permanent” procedure. A natural lash cycle is around 25-28 days, as your normal lashes grow and fall out, so will the extension that is attached. Because the extensions are darker and thicker than your natural lashes, you will now begin to notice them on your pillow and sink. If you have indicated your nails and hair grow fast, keep in mind your natural lashes are most likely to grow, shed and renew fast as well.
WHAT IS A RE-LASH AND HOW OFTEN DO I NEED THEM?
You will need refills every 2-4 weeks if you would like to achieve a consistently full fresh set of lashes. We take the time to remove any extension that has grown out or is not sitting properly on your lash. Allow 45 minutes to 1 hour for re-lash appointments.
DO EYELASH EXTENSIONS MAKE MY OWN LASHES FALL OUT?
Definitely not! This is a myth. If you are using a trained lash stylist using good quality products and you do not pull on your extensions, your natural lashes will not fall out.
DOES IT HURT?
It is very important to use a trained technician who knows what they are doing. Having eyelash extensions applied should be a relaxing experience.
CAN MY EXTENSIONS BE REMOVED IF I DON’T LIKE THEM?
Yes. You can come in and we can professionally remove them without damaging your natural lashes.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO KEEP MY LASHES CLEAN?
We know that after getting extensions, you’ll love them so much you won’t even want water to touch them. Through discussion with many Optometrists, we suggest to always wash and clean the eye area to prevent infections. Also, you do not want any oils (natural) sitting on the eyelid for a long period of time. This prevents the adhesive from working and the bond will be weakened. You will lose more extensions by not washing your lashes.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO BEFORE MY SPRAY TAN APPOINTMENT?
Don’t shave 24 hours before your appointment. No oils, lotions or deodorant on the day of your spray tan. Exfoliate with a body scrub or loofah a day before the tan.
WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER MY SPRAY TAN?
Wear loose clothing, and try not to shave for 24 hours after your tan to maintain a longer color. Don’t get wet or put on any oils or lotion for 12 hours following the spray tan. Try not to sleep on light colored sheets in case color bleeds.