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Facial
Making your dreams for beautiful, radiant skin come true is possible with a facial. Not only are facials necessary for maintaining healthy skin, they are also a wonderful way to relax during your day at the spa. This skin saving regimen may include a facial mask or two and is often customized to your specific skin type and skin concerns. Whether you have dry, oily, combination, sensitive, or normal skin, you can find a facial that is perfect for you. Facials give pores a much needed deep cleanse, while injecting nutrients and hydration back into the skin. Facials begin with a consultation between you and your esthetician to figure out exactly what your skin needs to look its best. Worried about extractions or exfoliation on your sensitive skin? Skip it! Lay back, relax, and prepare to look radiant. To learn more about facials of all types and what might be right for your skin, read Spafinder's guide to Which Facial is Right For Your Skin. To find a treatment provider near you or to get more information on treatment types, click one of the Facial Services on this page.
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Making your dreams for beautiful, radiant skin come true is possible with a facial. Not only are facials necessary for maintaining healthy skin, they are also a wonderful way to relax during your day at the spa. This skin saving regimen may include a facial mask or two and is often customized to your specific skin type and skin concerns. Whether you have dry, oily, combination, sensitive, or normal skin, you can find a facial that is perfect for you. Facials give pores a much needed deep cleanse, while injecting nutrients and hydration back into the skin. Facials begin with a consultation between you and your esthetician to figure out exactly what your skin needs to look its best. Worried about extractions or exfoliation on your sensitive skin? Skip it! Lay back, relax, and prepare to look radiant. To learn more about facials of all types and what might be right for your skin, read Spafinder's guide to Which Facial is Right For Your Skin. To find a treatment provider near you or to get more information on treatment types, click one of the Facial Services on this page.
Acne Facials
Acne treatments are not just for teenagers. Many men and women in their 20's, 30's and beyond are dealing with spots, pimples and irritated skin. While many people with acne opt to visit the dermatologist, a visit to the spa could also improve your skin. At the spa, treatments for acne usually employ deep-pore and deep-tissue cleansing to rid the skin of excess oils and stimulate circulation. Antibacterial ingredients like tea tree oil and lavender are often utilized in an Acne Facial to prevent further breakouts and soothe your skin. Acne Facials generally incorporate a combination of thorough steaming, deep cleansing, facial extractions to remove pore-clogging sebum, a healing mask and gentle moisturizer. Don't be afraid to ask questions to find out exactly what is being done to your skin. Let your therapist know if you are on any acne medications as some products do not react well with Acne Facials. For those who suffer from more extreme cases of acne, a spa facial may not be the best treatment. In this case, the therapist should advise you to make an appointment with a dermatologist. In many cases, more than one treatment is needed to achieve the desired result. Generally, a series of acne facials as well as at-home care that features a daily skin-care regime is recommended for ideal results. Learn more about Acne Facials, read Spafinder's Guide to Acne and Deep Cleansing Facials.

Read about facials of all types and what might be right for your skin in Spafinder's guide to Which Facial is Right For Your Skin? Or, find a treatment provider near you or get more information on various treatment types by clicking one of the Facial Services on this page.

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Acne treatments are not just for teenagers. Many men and women in their 20's, 30's and beyond are dealing with spots, pimples and irritated skin. While many people with acne opt to visit the dermatologist, a visit to the spa could also improve your skin. At the spa, treatments for acne usually employ deep-pore and deep-tissue cleansing to rid the skin of excess oils and stimulate circulation. Antibacterial ingredients like tea tree oil and lavender are often utilized in an Acne Facial to prevent further breakouts and soothe your skin. Acne Facials generally incorporate a combination of thorough steaming, deep cleansing, facial extractions to remove pore-clogging sebum, a healing mask and gentle moisturizer. Don't be afraid to ask questions to find out exactly what is being done to your skin. Let your therapist know if you are on any acne medications as some products do not react well with Acne Facials. For those who suffer from more extreme cases of acne, a spa facial may not be the best treatment. In this case, the therapist should advise you to make an appointment with a dermatologist. In many cases, more than one treatment is needed to achieve the desired result. Generally, a series of acne facials as well as at-home care that features a daily skin-care regime is recommended for ideal results. Learn more about Acne Facials, read Spafinder's Guide to Acne and Deep Cleansing Facials.

Read about facials of all types and what might be right for your skin in Spafinder's guide to Which Facial is Right For Your Skin? Or, find a treatment provider near you or get more information on various treatment types by clicking one of the Facial Services on this page.

Anti-Aging Facials
Anti-aging facials use products and techniques designed to slow the aging process, brighten skin and reduce wrinkles. If you long for a more youthful complexion, select from a variety of anti-aging facial treatments ranging from vitamin-infused serums to light therapy and collagen facials. Enlisting in an anti-aging facial treatment at your favorite spa is a good strategy. Facials are designed to rejuvenate skin, from exfoliation (sloughing away dead, skin-dulling cells) to moisturizing to massage (improving circulation), acting together to improve skin’s texture. An anti-aging facial is an effective preventative measure when it comes to the aging process, and is a good option if you want to skip the surgery for something less invasive. Frankincense and neroli are great natural ingredients for mature skin. Here is an overview of various anti-aging facials that may be right for you: Microdermabrasion: Great for all skin types, this popular treatment involves a blast of micro-crystals blown across the skin and then vacuumed out, in order to remove dead cells on the surface of the skin. No downtime is required and it is designed to reverse the signs of aging and clear up skin conditions such as acne. Light therapy treatments: This slightly invasive skin emits high-intensity pulses of light to penetrate the skin’s surface to help diminish fine lines, reduce pores, eliminate redness, fix broken capillaries, and more. Recovery time is not required, although initial redness may occur. Exfoliating facial: Exfoliating facials boost circulation, diminish fine lines and wrinkles, and even out skin tone by eliminating outer layers of skin and prompting up cell turnover. Collagen facial: This treatment attempts to halt the aging process by working deep within the dermis layers, where collagen proteins can be found. Glycolic acid facial: These skincare treatments utilize glycolic acid, one of a family of acids called alphahydroxy acids (AHAs) that are common in anti-aging preparations.

To learn more about facials of all types and what might be right for your skin, read Spafinder's guide to Which Facial is Right For Your Skin? To find a treatment provider near you or to get more information on treatment types, click one of the Facial Services on this page.

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Anti-aging facials use products and techniques designed to slow the aging process, brighten skin and reduce wrinkles. If you long for a more youthful complexion, select from a variety of anti-aging facial treatments ranging from vitamin-infused serums to light therapy and collagen facials. Enlisting in an anti-aging facial treatment at your favorite spa is a good strategy. Facials are designed to rejuvenate skin, from exfoliation (sloughing away dead, skin-dulling cells) to moisturizing to massage (improving circulation), acting together to improve skin’s texture. An anti-aging facial is an effective preventative measure when it comes to the aging process, and is a good option if you want to skip the surgery for something less invasive. Frankincense and neroli are great natural ingredients for mature skin. Here is an overview of various anti-aging facials that may be right for you: Microdermabrasion: Great for all skin types, this popular treatment involves a blast of micro-crystals blown across the skin and then vacuumed out, in order to remove dead cells on the surface of the skin. No downtime is required and it is designed to reverse the signs of aging and clear up skin conditions such as acne. Light therapy treatments: This slightly invasive skin emits high-intensity pulses of light to penetrate the skin’s surface to help diminish fine lines, reduce pores, eliminate redness, fix broken capillaries, and more. Recovery time is not required, although initial redness may occur. Exfoliating facial: Exfoliating facials boost circulation, diminish fine lines and wrinkles, and even out skin tone by eliminating outer layers of skin and prompting up cell turnover. Collagen facial: This treatment attempts to halt the aging process by working deep within the dermis layers, where collagen proteins can be found. Glycolic acid facial: These skincare treatments utilize glycolic acid, one of a family of acids called alphahydroxy acids (AHAs) that are common in anti-aging preparations.

To learn more about facials of all types and what might be right for your skin, read Spafinder's guide to Which Facial is Right For Your Skin? To find a treatment provider near you or to get more information on treatment types, click one of the Facial Services on this page.

Deep Cleansing
Deep cleansing facials are a classic type of facial, typically involving cleansing, steam, facial massage, facial mask, serum and moisturizer. Some therapists will perform extractions, removing blackheads and whiteheads. Deep cleansing facials are a good choice if your skin lacks moisture and is prone to breakouts. Your skin will be glowing, clean and fresh after your treatment and very, very soft. Regular deep cleansing facials will help slow the aging process and add suppleness to mature skin. Like it sounds, Deep Cleansing Facials give pores a much needed deep cleanse, while injecting nutrients and hydration back into the skin. Always precede your Facial with a consultation with your esthetician to figure out exactly what your skin needs to look its best. For more, read Spafinder's guide to What is an Acne or a Deep Cleansing Facial?

To learn more about facials of all types and what might be right for your skin, read Spafinder's guide to Which Facial is Right For Your Skin? To find a treatment provider near you or to get more information on treatment types, click one of the Facial Services on this page.

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Deep cleansing facials are a classic type of facial, typically involving cleansing, steam, facial massage, facial mask, serum and moisturizer. Some therapists will perform extractions, removing blackheads and whiteheads. Deep cleansing facials are a good choice if your skin lacks moisture and is prone to breakouts. Your skin will be glowing, clean and fresh after your treatment and very, very soft. Regular deep cleansing facials will help slow the aging process and add suppleness to mature skin. Like it sounds, Deep Cleansing Facials give pores a much needed deep cleanse, while injecting nutrients and hydration back into the skin. Always precede your Facial with a consultation with your esthetician to figure out exactly what your skin needs to look its best. For more, read Spafinder's guide to What is an Acne or a Deep Cleansing Facial?

To learn more about facials of all types and what might be right for your skin, read Spafinder's guide to Which Facial is Right For Your Skin? To find a treatment provider near you or to get more information on treatment types, click one of the Facial Services on this page.

Elemis Facials
Elemis facials are designed to work in synergy with the skin, body and mind. With over 20 years’ experience of treating men and women, Elemis facials are designed by a specialist team using extensive clinical research to ensure every therapy shows real results. The range includes Advanced Anti-Aging Facials, Skin Solutions Facials, specific treatments to boost glow, moisture & radiance, plus skincare for men. Elemis offer a wide range of facials, so there is sure to be one perfect for your skin type and goals. Speak with your therapist before the treatment to ensure you get the most from your Elemis facial. There are options for all ages, from teenager to more mature skin! For a quick treatment, choose a Skin Booster Facial (30 minutes) or if you really want to treat yourself book a Pro-Collagen Quartz Lift Facial (1 hour 15 minutes). To learn more about facials of all types and what might be right for your skin, read Spafinder's guide to Which Facial is Right For Your Skin? To find a treatment provider near you or to get more information on treatment types, click one of the Facial Services on this page.
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Elemis facials are designed to work in synergy with the skin, body and mind. With over 20 years’ experience of treating men and women, Elemis facials are designed by a specialist team using extensive clinical research to ensure every therapy shows real results. The range includes Advanced Anti-Aging Facials, Skin Solutions Facials, specific treatments to boost glow, moisture & radiance, plus skincare for men. Elemis offer a wide range of facials, so there is sure to be one perfect for your skin type and goals. Speak with your therapist before the treatment to ensure you get the most from your Elemis facial. There are options for all ages, from teenager to more mature skin! For a quick treatment, choose a Skin Booster Facial (30 minutes) or if you really want to treat yourself book a Pro-Collagen Quartz Lift Facial (1 hour 15 minutes). To learn more about facials of all types and what might be right for your skin, read Spafinder's guide to Which Facial is Right For Your Skin? To find a treatment provider near you or to get more information on treatment types, click one of the Facial Services on this page.
Exfoliating Facials
The benefits to exfoliating are virtually endless. From increasing blood circulation and reducing fine lines and wrinkles to stimulating cellular renewal, so dead skin sloughs away. Exfoliating facials are designed to remove dead cells on the outer layers of the skin and speed cell turnover, restoring a healthy glow and even skin tone. Facial exfoliation can be performed in one of two ways—either manually or chemically. Exfoliating agents range from delicate jojoba granules, coffee grinds, and sugar scrubs to more aggressive methods. Some of the more aggressive methods are also more popular such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion. If you can, you should have your spa schedule several exfoliating facial sessions along an extended period of time. These types of skincare services are especially effective when performed in a series. If you indulge in an exfoliating facial, it’s also important to note that initial redness may result. Read more about the benefits of exfoliation in Spafinder's "What is an Exfoliating Facial?" To learn more about facials of all types and what might be right for your skin, read Spafinder's guide to "Which Facial is Right For Your Skin?" To find a treatment provider near you or to get more information on treatment types, click one of the Facial Services on this page.
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The benefits to exfoliating are virtually endless. From increasing blood circulation and reducing fine lines and wrinkles to stimulating cellular renewal, so dead skin sloughs away. Exfoliating facials are designed to remove dead cells on the outer layers of the skin and speed cell turnover, restoring a healthy glow and even skin tone. Facial exfoliation can be performed in one of two ways—either manually or chemically. Exfoliating agents range from delicate jojoba granules, coffee grinds, and sugar scrubs to more aggressive methods. Some of the more aggressive methods are also more popular such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion. If you can, you should have your spa schedule several exfoliating facial sessions along an extended period of time. These types of skincare services are especially effective when performed in a series. If you indulge in an exfoliating facial, it’s also important to note that initial redness may result. Read more about the benefits of exfoliation in Spafinder's "What is an Exfoliating Facial?" To learn more about facials of all types and what might be right for your skin, read Spafinder's guide to "Which Facial is Right For Your Skin?" To find a treatment provider near you or to get more information on treatment types, click one of the Facial Services on this page.
Men's Facials
Facials for men are specifically formulated for male needs, which are often shaving-related, such as razor burn, or include other conditions like skin sensitivity and dullness. There are also types of men’s facials that target skin roughened by spending time in the great outdoors or ones tailored to acne, excessive sweating, living in a city, and skin conditions related to aging. Men may need to schedule a series of facial treatments to see optimal results. Men may also want to consider scheduling an appointment for a spa facial before their wedding day so they look their best when walking down the aisle. Deep-pore cleansing, moisturizing, exfoliation, toning, and vigorous facial, neck, and shoulder massages are typically included during men’s facials. A men's facial usually lasts from 30 minutes to 90 minutes. Different products are used for men's and women's facials, and when essential oils are used, more traditionally masculine scents are the norm. For men, lotions and hot towels are often utilized. Spafinder provides more of what to expect in What's in a Men's Facial? To learn more about facials of all types and what might be right for your skin, read Spafinder's guide to Which Facial is Right For Your Skin? To find a treatment provider near you or to get more information on treatment types, click one of the Facial Services on this page.
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Facials for men are specifically formulated for male needs, which are often shaving-related, such as razor burn, or include other conditions like skin sensitivity and dullness. There are also types of men’s facials that target skin roughened by spending time in the great outdoors or ones tailored to acne, excessive sweating, living in a city, and skin conditions related to aging. Men may need to schedule a series of facial treatments to see optimal results. Men may also want to consider scheduling an appointment for a spa facial before their wedding day so they look their best when walking down the aisle. Deep-pore cleansing, moisturizing, exfoliation, toning, and vigorous facial, neck, and shoulder massages are typically included during men’s facials. A men's facial usually lasts from 30 minutes to 90 minutes. Different products are used for men's and women's facials, and when essential oils are used, more traditionally masculine scents are the norm. For men, lotions and hot towels are often utilized. Spafinder provides more of what to expect in What's in a Men's Facial? To learn more about facials of all types and what might be right for your skin, read Spafinder's guide to Which Facial is Right For Your Skin? To find a treatment provider near you or to get more information on treatment types, click one of the Facial Services on this page.
Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is a highly effective treatment that can achieve dramatic results. It softens fine lines, smooths the skin & decreases the appearance of scarring and pore size. Treatments involve a microdermabrasion machine, which removes dead skin cells and exfoliates the skin. Older models will use crystal microdermabrasion technology, while newer ones use a diamond-tip. The latter is more comfortable and less intense. Microdermabrasion is best done as a series of treatments, with typical regimens consisting of six treatments every two weeks, though your aesthetician can recommend a program suited to your skin. Microdermabrasion treatments can be uncomfortable, especially those that use a crystal tool rather than the newer diamond version. The experience should never be painful, so be sure to tell your aesthetician if you experience pain. If you have sensitive skin, it’s best to choose diamond-tip microdermabrasion. To learn more about facials of all types and what might be right for your skin, read Spafinder's guide to Which Facial is Right For Your Skin?
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Microdermabrasion is a highly effective treatment that can achieve dramatic results. It softens fine lines, smooths the skin & decreases the appearance of scarring and pore size. Treatments involve a microdermabrasion machine, which removes dead skin cells and exfoliates the skin. Older models will use crystal microdermabrasion technology, while newer ones use a diamond-tip. The latter is more comfortable and less intense. Microdermabrasion is best done as a series of treatments, with typical regimens consisting of six treatments every two weeks, though your aesthetician can recommend a program suited to your skin. Microdermabrasion treatments can be uncomfortable, especially those that use a crystal tool rather than the newer diamond version. The experience should never be painful, so be sure to tell your aesthetician if you experience pain. If you have sensitive skin, it’s best to choose diamond-tip microdermabrasion. To learn more about facials of all types and what might be right for your skin, read Spafinder's guide to Which Facial is Right For Your Skin?
Oxygen Facials
Oxygen facials are said to combat visible signs of aging linked to poor conveyance of oxygen from subcutaneous capillaries to the surface of the skin. They address the deficiency by delivering highly concentrated oxygen molecules directly to the epidermis. Many experts suggest that environment, smoking, and excessive amount of makeup lead to lack of oxygen to the skin. Many people who experience the non-surgical oxygen facial treatment see an immediate change in their appearance. Effects of oxygen facials are said to last about two days; for best results, many spas will recommend a series of six treatments along a six-week timeframe, followed by monthly touch-up visits. You can find out more about oxygen facials in Spafinder's post, What is an Oxygen Facial? To learn more about facials of all types and what might be right for your skin, read Spafinder's guide to Which Facial is Right For Your Skin? To find a treatment provider near you or to get more information on treatment types, click one of the Facial Services on this page.
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Oxygen facials are said to combat visible signs of aging linked to poor conveyance of oxygen from subcutaneous capillaries to the surface of the skin. They address the deficiency by delivering highly concentrated oxygen molecules directly to the epidermis. Many experts suggest that environment, smoking, and excessive amount of makeup lead to lack of oxygen to the skin. Many people who experience the non-surgical oxygen facial treatment see an immediate change in their appearance. Effects of oxygen facials are said to last about two days; for best results, many spas will recommend a series of six treatments along a six-week timeframe, followed by monthly touch-up visits. You can find out more about oxygen facials in Spafinder's post, What is an Oxygen Facial? To learn more about facials of all types and what might be right for your skin, read Spafinder's guide to Which Facial is Right For Your Skin? To find a treatment provider near you or to get more information on treatment types, click one of the Facial Services on this page.
Rosacea
Facials for clients with rosacea are soothing services using products aimed at calming irritation and decreasing the appearance of redness associated with this skin condition. Facials for rosacea are designed to protect, correct, and boost the skin by strengthening delicate capillaries and evening skin tone. Clients should re-mention their facial rosacea to his or her aesthetician and massage therapist upon arrival at the spa. It also may be helpful to seek out spa therapists who have experience dealing with skin affected by rosacea for spa treatments. Daily skin care may also be recommended by a spa therapist or dermatologist. Some mineral makeup lines can actually help in the treatment of rosacea as well; be sure to ask if the spa can recommend certain cosmetic lines that may be helpful in targeting this condition. Read more about rosacea facials in Spafinder's article, What is a Rosacea Facial? To learn more about facials of all types and what might be right for your skin, read Spafinder's guide to Which Facial is Right For Your Skin? To find a treatment provider near you or to get more information on treatment types, click one of the Facial Services on this page.
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Facials for clients with rosacea are soothing services using products aimed at calming irritation and decreasing the appearance of redness associated with this skin condition. Facials for rosacea are designed to protect, correct, and boost the skin by strengthening delicate capillaries and evening skin tone. Clients should re-mention their facial rosacea to his or her aesthetician and massage therapist upon arrival at the spa. It also may be helpful to seek out spa therapists who have experience dealing with skin affected by rosacea for spa treatments. Daily skin care may also be recommended by a spa therapist or dermatologist. Some mineral makeup lines can actually help in the treatment of rosacea as well; be sure to ask if the spa can recommend certain cosmetic lines that may be helpful in targeting this condition. Read more about rosacea facials in Spafinder's article, What is a Rosacea Facial? To learn more about facials of all types and what might be right for your skin, read Spafinder's guide to Which Facial is Right For Your Skin? To find a treatment provider near you or to get more information on treatment types, click one of the Facial Services on this page.
Sensitive Skin
Sensitive skin can be caused by a variety of factors like environmental damage, rosacea, acne, laser treatments or by natural disposition. Facials for sensitive skin use gentle procedures and hypoallergenic organic products that are appropriate for irritation-prone skin. If you have sensitive skin, your skin will be purified, cleansed and calm after your facial. Facials for sensitive skin can improve complexion, reduce inflammation and boost your skin’s immunity which will help prevent future irritations. For a sensitive skin facial, expect gentle touch and products with soothing ingredients such as natural fruits and plant elements and sea-derived extracts to be used. Light enzyme peels may be used to exfoliate, followed by a soothing serum and mask. Many sensitive skin facials conclude with a moisturizer formulated to reduce redness and calm inflammation. Because your skin is so sensitive, your aesthetician may avoid doing any extractions. Sensitive skin facial treatments require a personalized approach, so clients should consult with their aesthetician ahead of time about concerns. Rose, chamomile and neroli are great ingredients for sensitive skin facials. Read more about sensitive skin facials in Spafinder's blog post, What is a Sensitive Skin Facial? To learn more about facials of all types and what might be right for your skin, read Spafinder's guide to Which Facial is Right For Your Skin? To find a treatment provider near you or to get more information on treatment types, click one of the Facial Services on this page.
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Sensitive skin can be caused by a variety of factors like environmental damage, rosacea, acne, laser treatments or by natural disposition. Facials for sensitive skin use gentle procedures and hypoallergenic organic products that are appropriate for irritation-prone skin. If you have sensitive skin, your skin will be purified, cleansed and calm after your facial. Facials for sensitive skin can improve complexion, reduce inflammation and boost your skin’s immunity which will help prevent future irritations. For a sensitive skin facial, expect gentle touch and products with soothing ingredients such as natural fruits and plant elements and sea-derived extracts to be used. Light enzyme peels may be used to exfoliate, followed by a soothing serum and mask. Many sensitive skin facials conclude with a moisturizer formulated to reduce redness and calm inflammation. Because your skin is so sensitive, your aesthetician may avoid doing any extractions. Sensitive skin facial treatments require a personalized approach, so clients should consult with their aesthetician ahead of time about concerns. Rose, chamomile and neroli are great ingredients for sensitive skin facials. Read more about sensitive skin facials in Spafinder's blog post, What is a Sensitive Skin Facial? To learn more about facials of all types and what might be right for your skin, read Spafinder's guide to Which Facial is Right For Your Skin? To find a treatment provider near you or to get more information on treatment types, click one of the Facial Services on this page.
Botox
Kiss those wrinkles goodbye with Botox. A highly purified form of botulinum toxin A, Botox is injected in very small amounts into specific muscles and acts by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to muscles to paralyze them. Many states stipulate that only medical doctors may administer Botox; some states allow registered nurses or physician’s assistants to deliver Botox with doctor supervision. In addition to using Botox for wrinkles, Botox has been proven to help with migraines and excessive sweating. Medical spas are generally a hybrid of a medical office and a day spa operated under a physician’s license and care. With treatments and products that are stronger, medical-grade or physician-strength, a medical spa is more about dramatic visible results and less about relaxing and pampering treatments, though many make an effort to combine the two, offering medical treatments in a spa-like environment. Be sure to ask questions of spa management before booking.
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Kiss those wrinkles goodbye with Botox. A highly purified form of botulinum toxin A, Botox is injected in very small amounts into specific muscles and acts by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to muscles to paralyze them. Many states stipulate that only medical doctors may administer Botox; some states allow registered nurses or physician’s assistants to deliver Botox with doctor supervision. In addition to using Botox for wrinkles, Botox has been proven to help with migraines and excessive sweating. Medical spas are generally a hybrid of a medical office and a day spa operated under a physician’s license and care. With treatments and products that are stronger, medical-grade or physician-strength, a medical spa is more about dramatic visible results and less about relaxing and pampering treatments, though many make an effort to combine the two, offering medical treatments in a spa-like environment. Be sure to ask questions of spa management before booking.
Blow Dry Bars
Once a week or once a month, stopping in at your local blow-dry bar is an affordable indulgence. When time is short, these pro hair stylists provide convenience whether you need a solo service, or have multiple maids needing bridal party prep. Ask for the “flat iron curl” (lasts for days) or an Oscar-worthy updo with extensions. Here are some tips to get the best out of your blow dry bar experience:
  1. If you know the look you are "blow-ing" for, bring a photo. This will help the stylist and speed up your service.
  2. Speak up if you don’t like hairspray or other styling products. Depending on your hair type they may not be necessary. We’ve tested the flat iron curling technique and it can last up to two days… sans spray!
  3. If booking a group (hello wedding), be sure to do so well in advance. And take note that some blow-dry bars can even set up shop at your home, hotel or other location.
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Once a week or once a month, stopping in at your local blow-dry bar is an affordable indulgence. When time is short, these pro hair stylists provide convenience whether you need a solo service, or have multiple maids needing bridal party prep. Ask for the “flat iron curl” (lasts for days) or an Oscar-worthy updo with extensions. Here are some tips to get the best out of your blow dry bar experience:
  1. If you know the look you are "blow-ing" for, bring a photo. This will help the stylist and speed up your service.
  2. Speak up if you don’t like hairspray or other styling products. Depending on your hair type they may not be necessary. We’ve tested the flat iron curling technique and it can last up to two days… sans spray!
  3. If booking a group (hello wedding), be sure to do so well in advance. And take note that some blow-dry bars can even set up shop at your home, hotel or other location.
Detox
Are you feeling sluggish or lacking energy? A detox might be just what you need. Benefits of a detox include: clearer skin, better sleep, a flatter stomach, less toxins, reduced stress and improved digestion. Whether you choose 3 days, or 3 weeks, a detox has the power to change your eating habits and cravings. While there are many benefits to undergoing a cleanse, during the actual program you may experience difficult symptoms. During the first few days of a juice cleanse, for example, you might feel accumulated toxins releasing from your body. Achy limbs, flu-like symptoms and hunger are very common side effects. To help you persevere through the first stages of a detox, we recommend that you drink lots of water (at least 8 glasses per day), and treat yourself to an indulgent bath each night. Fill the bath with Epsom salts or a few drops of essential oils to help draw the toxins out of your body and ease your aching limbs. Herbal teas also help. Treat yourself to a massage mid-way through or after your detox as a way to reward yourself for your efforts. The massage will also help draw toxins out of your body.
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Are you feeling sluggish or lacking energy? A detox might be just what you need. Benefits of a detox include: clearer skin, better sleep, a flatter stomach, less toxins, reduced stress and improved digestion. Whether you choose 3 days, or 3 weeks, a detox has the power to change your eating habits and cravings. While there are many benefits to undergoing a cleanse, during the actual program you may experience difficult symptoms. During the first few days of a juice cleanse, for example, you might feel accumulated toxins releasing from your body. Achy limbs, flu-like symptoms and hunger are very common side effects. To help you persevere through the first stages of a detox, we recommend that you drink lots of water (at least 8 glasses per day), and treat yourself to an indulgent bath each night. Fill the bath with Epsom salts or a few drops of essential oils to help draw the toxins out of your body and ease your aching limbs. Herbal teas also help. Treat yourself to a massage mid-way through or after your detox as a way to reward yourself for your efforts. The massage will also help draw toxins out of your body.
Haircuts & Color
If you’re looking for a fabulous stylist to add some bold bangs or face-framing layers, Spafinder has a salon and stylist near you. Find the perfect master colorist to give you a natural balayage or a full-head of highlights and lowlights. Start here to find special offers in your area or review our comprehensive list of hair salon partners in your neighborhood looking to provide any hairstyle you may desire. Use these tips from Fabian Lliguin, famed hair stylist and founder of vegan hair care line, Rahua, to make the most of your next hair appointment:
  1. Do your research; find a reputable hair salon with an excellent training program.
  2. If your budget allows, make an appointment with the head stylist.
  3. Go au naturale. Come in with your hair dry and in its natural state. This helps the stylist see your “true hair” (wavy, straight, etc.) in order to determine the best cut for you.
  4. Be prompt! Arriving on time allows for a full consultation prior to the shampoo and cut. If you show up late, frequently you’re rushed straight to a sink.
  5. Don’t be shy. Ask the stylist questions during your consultation. Some top questions to keep in mind: is my hair suited for short hairstyles? Will this be easy to maintain? How will the natural hair growth process affect the look? Then, sit back and let the magic happen!
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If you’re looking for a fabulous stylist to add some bold bangs or face-framing layers, Spafinder has a salon and stylist near you. Find the perfect master colorist to give you a natural balayage or a full-head of highlights and lowlights. Start here to find special offers in your area or review our comprehensive list of hair salon partners in your neighborhood looking to provide any hairstyle you may desire. Use these tips from Fabian Lliguin, famed hair stylist and founder of vegan hair care line, Rahua, to make the most of your next hair appointment:
  1. Do your research; find a reputable hair salon with an excellent training program.
  2. If your budget allows, make an appointment with the head stylist.
  3. Go au naturale. Come in with your hair dry and in its natural state. This helps the stylist see your “true hair” (wavy, straight, etc.) in order to determine the best cut for you.
  4. Be prompt! Arriving on time allows for a full consultation prior to the shampoo and cut. If you show up late, frequently you’re rushed straight to a sink.
  5. Don’t be shy. Ask the stylist questions during your consultation. Some top questions to keep in mind: is my hair suited for short hairstyles? Will this be easy to maintain? How will the natural hair growth process affect the look? Then, sit back and let the magic happen!
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal treatments offer semi-permanent reduction of hair growth by using laser light to target the melanin in hair follicles. It’s important to remember the procedure is most effective on fair-skinned candidates with dark hair. This long-lasting method of hair removal, known as laser hair removal or IPL removal, destroys the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding skin. Does laser hair removal work? It can take up to six sessions to garner desired results, but results can be permanent. Anticipate a larger bill than with other hair removal treatments, but keep in mind that the pros will far outweigh the cons. A handheld device sends a pulsed light to the skin and destroys the hair follicle. Within two weeks following treatment, hair will begin to fall out. You may require up to six sessions, spaced out in monthly intervals, in order to get optimal results since hair is always growing in different stages. Those with dark hair and light skin are prime candidates since the laser seeks out darkness. Thicker hair type tends to lead to more pain; numbing creams can be used to ease the pain.
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Laser hair removal treatments offer semi-permanent reduction of hair growth by using laser light to target the melanin in hair follicles. It’s important to remember the procedure is most effective on fair-skinned candidates with dark hair. This long-lasting method of hair removal, known as laser hair removal or IPL removal, destroys the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding skin. Does laser hair removal work? It can take up to six sessions to garner desired results, but results can be permanent. Anticipate a larger bill than with other hair removal treatments, but keep in mind that the pros will far outweigh the cons. A handheld device sends a pulsed light to the skin and destroys the hair follicle. Within two weeks following treatment, hair will begin to fall out. You may require up to six sessions, spaced out in monthly intervals, in order to get optimal results since hair is always growing in different stages. Those with dark hair and light skin are prime candidates since the laser seeks out darkness. Thicker hair type tends to lead to more pain; numbing creams can be used to ease the pain.
Manicure & Pedicure
With nail salon services ranging from gel, acrylics, paraffin dips, and nail art, there is something for everyone looking for a manicure or pedicure. Whether you just want a basic grooming and polish or want to go all out with 3D art and gradients, manicures are an affordable gift for everyone – including yourself! Mani-Pedis are a fantastic gift idea for anyone who needs a lot of relaxation but doesn’t have a lot of time. They help ensure healthy nails, hands, and feet and are a fun way to change up your look! First select your polish. Whether you select a gel or a regular polish is up to you. Gels last up to two weeks and require you to go back to the nail salon to have them soaked off properly. A regular manicure will last up to a week. During a manicure at your local nail salon, you should expect that your nails are soaked in warm water to soften the cuticle, shaped using sanitized cuticle nippers, filed into a shape you choose, and then polished. During a spa pedicure you should expect for your feet to also be soaked in warm water and nails to be cut and shaped. Your nail spa therapist will then use a pumice stone to buff away dry skin and follow up with an exfoliation and lotion massage of your feet and lower legs before toenails are polished. Many spa pedicures include a paraffin wax treatment where feet are dipped into melted paraffin wax in order to soften and moisturize the skin. Once the wax cools, it becomes hard and is wiped away. Remember to bring your flip flops!
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With nail salon services ranging from gel, acrylics, paraffin dips, and nail art, there is something for everyone looking for a manicure or pedicure. Whether you just want a basic grooming and polish or want to go all out with 3D art and gradients, manicures are an affordable gift for everyone – including yourself! Mani-Pedis are a fantastic gift idea for anyone who needs a lot of relaxation but doesn’t have a lot of time. They help ensure healthy nails, hands, and feet and are a fun way to change up your look! First select your polish. Whether you select a gel or a regular polish is up to you. Gels last up to two weeks and require you to go back to the nail salon to have them soaked off properly. A regular manicure will last up to a week. During a manicure at your local nail salon, you should expect that your nails are soaked in warm water to soften the cuticle, shaped using sanitized cuticle nippers, filed into a shape you choose, and then polished. During a spa pedicure you should expect for your feet to also be soaked in warm water and nails to be cut and shaped. Your nail spa therapist will then use a pumice stone to buff away dry skin and follow up with an exfoliation and lotion massage of your feet and lower legs before toenails are polished. Many spa pedicures include a paraffin wax treatment where feet are dipped into melted paraffin wax in order to soften and moisturize the skin. Once the wax cools, it becomes hard and is wiped away. Remember to bring your flip flops!
Massage
Whether you’re just getting started with a Swedish massage or reflexology, enjoying a romantic couple’s massage for two, or healing your body with a sports massage, Spafinder's listings include quality providers with endless modalities and customizations at a spa or wellness locations near you. If you’re going to unwind or you want to work out stubborn kinks, make sure you find the right massage for your needs. Often the massage therapist will customize treatments to address any concerns you may have and to make the massage perfect for you. Wear what feels comfortable to get the most out of your experience and be sure to speak up about what feels good and what doesn’t - this experience is all about you! To help you find the massage that fits your specific needs, read Spafinder's guide to Which Massage is Right For You?
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Whether you’re just getting started with a Swedish massage or reflexology, enjoying a romantic couple’s massage for two, or healing your body with a sports massage, Spafinder's listings include quality providers with endless modalities and customizations at a spa or wellness locations near you. If you’re going to unwind or you want to work out stubborn kinks, make sure you find the right massage for your needs. Often the massage therapist will customize treatments to address any concerns you may have and to make the massage perfect for you. Wear what feels comfortable to get the most out of your experience and be sure to speak up about what feels good and what doesn’t - this experience is all about you! To help you find the massage that fits your specific needs, read Spafinder's guide to Which Massage is Right For You?
Waxing
Waxing is a longer-lasting alternative to shaving for those looking for a hair removal option. The process involves the use of strip wax and hard wax to pull and remove hair from the root. Whether you choose Brazilian waxing, body waxing, eyebrow waxing, or upper-lip waxing, you can expect results to last from two to eight weeks. Where shaving removes just the surface of the hair, leaving the follicle, waxing removes the hair from the root, leaving skin more smooth and hairless much longer. Over time, hair grows back lighter and finer, making the process less painful. To start, the area that will be waxed will be cleaned and disinfected. Soft wax, used for larger areas, is applied thinly and removed with paper or muslin strips. Hard wax, used on smaller areas such as the bikini zone and face, is applied thickly and allowed to dry before the aesthetician removes it. Wax is always removed in the direction opposite the hair growth. After the area is clean of wax residue, a cream is applied. The entire hair follicle should be seen on the strip if done correctly. For those with sensitive skin, waxing can be painful. If you are worried about the pain factor, take two Advil prior to your appointment. You should also exfoliate your skin the day before and avoid using lotions the day of your wax.
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Waxing is a longer-lasting alternative to shaving for those looking for a hair removal option. The process involves the use of strip wax and hard wax to pull and remove hair from the root. Whether you choose Brazilian waxing, body waxing, eyebrow waxing, or upper-lip waxing, you can expect results to last from two to eight weeks. Where shaving removes just the surface of the hair, leaving the follicle, waxing removes the hair from the root, leaving skin more smooth and hairless much longer. Over time, hair grows back lighter and finer, making the process less painful. To start, the area that will be waxed will be cleaned and disinfected. Soft wax, used for larger areas, is applied thinly and removed with paper or muslin strips. Hard wax, used on smaller areas such as the bikini zone and face, is applied thickly and allowed to dry before the aesthetician removes it. Wax is always removed in the direction opposite the hair growth. After the area is clean of wax residue, a cream is applied. The entire hair follicle should be seen on the strip if done correctly. For those with sensitive skin, waxing can be painful. If you are worried about the pain factor, take two Advil prior to your appointment. You should also exfoliate your skin the day before and avoid using lotions the day of your wax.

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