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Treatment VS. Facials

Updated: Sep 29, 2022

Booking an appointment with a Facialist can be overwhelming. How do you know what you need? How do you know which service to choose? A great start would be knowing what it is you want. Do you want to work on a skin issue you've been struggling with or are you looking to be pampered while improving your skin? It really comes down to booking treatments and booking a facial, so its important to know the difference between the two.

When I first opened Bare Beauty Studio, every service was a facial. Sessions were about relaxation, teaching my clients about their skin and giving their skin what it needed. Although I still try to incorporate all three of those aspects in all services now, Bare experienced this evolution. As my clientele grew and my knowledge expanded, the studio started attracting clients who were struggling with skin conditions and concerns. It became a mission of mine to do everything I can to help them. From the very beginning my main goal was to help people feel comfortable and beautiful in their Bare skin. Bare Beauty Studio is currently classified as an acne clinic and I became a double certified acne and rosacea specialist. With acne, other concerns arise: scarring, hyperpigmentation. I started out as a facial specialist focusing on relaxation and now I am a Skin therapist specializing in acne and hyperpigmentation.

My sessions are now either skin treatments or facials. Treatments are meant to address the skin's condition at a deeper level. These kinds of facials aim to improve skin health, address and prevent significant skin issues. Treatment plans are targeted for concerns such as, stubborn acne, scarring, moderate to severe dark spots, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. These kinds of concerns are not a quick fix which is why treatment plans usually have a strict facial schedule and specific homecare regimen to abide by. Appointments addressing these kinds of concerns will include treatments like chemical peels, needling sessions, radio frequency, micro-electric current, microdermabrasion, etc. Multiple sessions are recommended for the best results. Although there is always the intention of keeping a client comfortable during appointments, treatments are usually a bit more intensive and require strict protocols. For example, some treatments can not be combined with steam or massages. For safety purposes, too much blood circulation is not recommended during most treatments. You book treatments when you have the intention of consistently working towards treating a very specific skin concern.

Facials are great for those who are not majorly concerned with their skin's condition. Facials give clients a quick skincare boost to help push them towards the right direction to proper skincare. They are a great way to maintain your skin's health. Facials are also ideal for a relaxing experiencing since they usually include masks, massages, aromatherapy, and a comfy setting. If you experience dryness, oiliness, mild blemishes, dullness, or redness but you do not have any other skin conditions you're concerned with, then a facial is perfect for you.

Although there are differences when you book a facial or a treatment, there are a few things that will always remain the same. You will learn about your skin type. You will learn about what works for your skin and what doesn't. You'll find out about skin tips specific to your skin type. Most importantly, you'll walk out of your appointment with confidence knowing you made steps towards your skin goals.

Book your appointment with confidence!

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