What’s better – laser hair removal or electrolysis?

For your face it is better to go with electrolysis because often people actually have reported a large increase in amount of hair and thickness of it after laser treatments. For other areas it is recommended to try a small patch with laser before you do a large area for the same reasons. Many people experience an increased growth instead of permanent removal. Electrolysis is on the other hand better for small areas and usually more effective if done correctly, however more painful. Also electrolysis is the only FDA approved permanent hair removal procedure.

How often should I have a facial?

The skin cell life cycle to reach the skin surface is 28 days so it is recommended to do a facial once a month to remove the impurities from the pores.

What conditions will stop me from getting facial treatments?

Contagious diseases (i.e. herpes, pink eye, impetigo etc.)
Certain medications – any medications that affect the sensitivity of your skin or it’s oil production.
Heart conditions

How often do I need to wash my face?

You should wash your face every day, twice a day. When you wake up in the morning and before you go to bed. It should be the first step in your skin care routine. Apply cleansing products, toners or creams afterwards.

What are the different skin types and what is mine?

It’s better to have a professional esthetician evaluate your skin. You can get a free consultation from most estheticians. There are actually only four skin types – normal, oily, dry and combination. Most people have a combination skin type. Things like acne, hyperpigmentation, dehydration etc. are conditions, not types!

Can I get treatments when I am pregnant?

It is best not to get any treatments, only very superficial ones when you are pregnant.