When you look at spa menus, do you often feel confused and wonder what the explanations and variations mean? At Paragon Med Spa, our licensed medical estheticians take all the worry away by analyzing your unique skin care needs and discussing the appropriate choice of facials.
Facials are essentially a multi-step skin treatment that is one of the best ways to take care of your skin. Facials cleanse, exfoliates and nourishes skin, promoting a clear, well-hydrated complexion and can help your skin look younger.
At Paragon Med Spa, you also receive advice on the best way to take care of your skin. A facial works best when it is partnered with an on-going skin care program. The staff at Paragon Med Spa are experienced, knowledgeable practitioners who have advanced training in skin care and are thorough and passionate about their work.
Consultation. From the moment you walk through the door, the attention is on you and your unique skin care needs. You will be asked to complete a short intake form that highlights your current skin care regimen and products you are using. It is also important to note any allergies to medications, products or foods. Retin-A and other drugs or supplements and even your diet can affect your skin and what kind of treatments the esthetician recommends. More commonly, the esthetician will simply ask about your skin concerns, whether you are using Retin-A or have had recent cosmetic injections or heat based therapy (laser or intense pulsed light).
Preparations. The esthetician will escort you to the treatment room and explain the sequence of your treatment. She will instruct you to put on a body wrap that goes underneath your arms and secures in front with Velcro, leaving the upper chest and neck exposed. She leaves the room to ensure your comfort and privacy.
Cleansing. When the esthetician returns to the treatment room, usually she will start by wrapping your hair with a towel or headband to keep it free of product during the treatment. A thorough cleansing of your face will be performed, using cotton pads, esthetician wipes or sponges.
Skin Analysis. After make-up is removed, the esthetician will look at your skin under a bright lamp. She will cover your eyes and looks at your skin through a brightly lit magnifying lamp to determine your basic skin type (dry, oily, combination, sensitive or normal) and skin condition (acne, blackheads, whiteheads, aging, sun-damage, dehydration, etc.) The esthetician then chooses the appropriate products and treatments and advises you of their recommendations.
Exfoliation. Mechanical exfoliation or application of a gentle, gritty- textured product will remove the dead skin cells sitting on the surface of the skin.
Extractions. At this point in the treatment, the esthetician will the remove any blackheads or whiteheads if present. This procedure can be somewhat uncomfortable, especially on thin or ruddy skin. The esthetician will assess your comfort level and tailor the procedure to minimize discomfort.
Facial Massage. This is the most relaxing part of your facial experience at Paragon Med Spa! Using the classic, soothing strokes of effleurage (a trained technique), the esthetician relaxes and stimulates your skin and facial muscles.
Facial Mask. An enzyme- rich cream mask appropriate to your skin type (dry, oily, combination, sensitive, mature) and condition will be applied, and you will relax for 5-10 minutes to allow this cream to penetrate your skin.
SPF Protection. After the esthetician removes the mask, she will apply a physical sunscreen to protect the skin from photosensitivity and explain post-procedure care.
Advice On Home Skin Care. The esthetician will tell you how she thinks you can take better care of your skin and might recommend products. You are under no obligation to purchase these products.
Remember that the above description of facial services is a general guide to a basic facial. All treatments will be customized to individual needs based on your skin type and condition at the time of your service.
Ultimate Anti-Aging/Firming Facial
This facial is specifically designed for mature, aging skin. A gentle microdermabrasion treatment will smooth and refine skin texture, while individually selected products based on your unique skin condition will combat the signs of aging by softening the skin and fading the appearance of fine lines. Healthy, rejuvenated skin will be protected from the harsh environment by applying skin type specific antioxidant and sunscreen resulting in a glowing, visibly fresh appearance. Approx. 60 – 90 min. $75-100+
Designed specifically for men, this facial gives all skin types the special, pampered treatment they deserve. This treatment will help to prevent problems such as razor burn, ingrown hairs and dryness. Approx. 45 min. $60+
This is an introductory facial with immediate results. It includes a preliminary cleansing followed by customized exfoliation. A skin-perfecting mask and a hydrating moisturizer with sunscreen finishes the treatment. Approx. 30 min. $45