While a facial can include a variety of products, brands, techniques and equipment, the goal is always the same: provide a face treatment that leads to cleaner, healthier and more radiant-looking skin. What’s more, despite their variety, which can include prescription, deep-cleansing, nourishing, brightening and anti-aging, most full facials will usually last between only 60 and 90 minutes with taster or express facials lasting about 30 minutes.
First, your skin is prepared for the facial. It’s best to not wear make-up as the therapist will remove it anyway before the treatment. The therapist will usually ask you to remove clothing from your upper body and cover your chest with a sheet and protect your hairline with a band.
After your skin is prepped the therapist will then apply a variety of products including masks, cleansing creams and facial oils. Some of these products involve massages that stimulate blood flow and skin elasticity. One method of massage a therapist may use is acupressure, also known as Shiatsu or finger-pressure therapy, is a pressure-point massage that signals the body to activate self-healing or regulatory mechanisms which can help tone facial muscles. Another possible massage includes lymphatic drainage massage, a gentle massage that encourages lymph fluid movement which can help decrease puffiness. Other types of massages include classic facial massages and the Kobido massage, which targets 16 superficial facial muscles utilizing 47 different techniques.
Therapists can also utilize different equipment during the facial process. These vary from machines to small tools and include:
In all, the cleansing, exfoliation, treatments and moisturizing can be done in about an hour and a half or less. And while the effects of a facial can be felt immediately after the procedure, the real success of a facial comes with proper and consistent skincare following the procedure.Call (402)384-8400 or book an appointment online today!