ABOUT FACIAL SERVICES
Why do I need facials?
A regular facial routine is more about skin health and maintenance than it is about luxury or pampering, although many do find it to be a relaxing, enjoyable experience. Facial services help increase circulation and stimulate the skin. They can also help slow down premature aging and drastically improve conditions such as acne, redness and Rosacea. Facials are a great preventative treatment to help you beat wrinkles before they occur, and can also help you achieve lighter, brighter, younger-looking skin. In addition to healthier skin, many men enjoy regular facials to help minimize irritation, redness, ingrown hairs, and razor burn associated with shaving.
Why do I need a professional skin therapist?
For the same reason doctor and dentist check-ups are necessary: for better health! Skin is a living part of your body (your largest organ, in fact), that defends against environmental assaults and extreme temperatures. It helps eliminate toxins from the body, and it is continually renewing and protecting. To look and feel its best, your skin needs personal attention from a professional. Advanced Aesthetic Center features licensed estheticians, who are well educated skin-health experts. They have the answers to your most pressing skin-care concerns. They know how to deliver real, visible results. They are trained to deliver specific professional skin treatments that will target your specific needs, and prescribe the products that will help maintain your optimum skin health at home in between facials.
How soon will I start seeing results from my facial?
Most people see results immediately, and your skin should feel different right away. Your skin will feel, clean, smooth, hydrated, and will reflect a new level of health that’s visibly noticeable. If the skin has more advanced long-term needs, such as treatment of skin aging, acne or hyper-pigmentation caused by hormonal fluctuations or sun damage, results may not be immediately visible; however, skin health will continue to improve as you follow the advice of your professional skin therapist, and continue your home-care regimen.
What are the long-term benefits of getting regular facials?
Plain and simple: healthy skin! And healthy skin is better-looking skin. The skin at an optimal level of fitness – not just cover up with cosmetic results. In addition, when skin is at an optimal level of fitness, your professional skin therapist can more effectively address issues that may arise from time to time, as your skin’s needs are constantly changing.
How can seasonal changes affect my skin?
Similar to the seasons, skin goes through its own fluctuations. Combine nature’s weather cycle with air conditioning and forced-air heating, and you have skin that’s constantly under assault. Cold winds and low temperatures can dry out skin, depriving it of balanced levels of oils, contributing to dryness, sensitivity and premature aging. Prolonged exposure to the sun causes water to evaporate from skin, which is why skin that has recently been burned or tanned requires more moisturization than unexposed areas. Forced-air heating also dries out skin: warm, dry air acts like a sponge, soaking up moisture from everything it touches.
To help skin stay healthy with the seasons, speak with your esthetician at Advanced Aesthetic Center about modifying your skin care regimen accordingly. Chances are that with a few product updates, you can keep skin healthy year-round.
What can I expect at my facial appointment?
Plan to arrive to your first appointment about 10 minutes early. You will need to fill out a form listing contact information, allergies and any medications that you are currently taking. Then your esthetician will evaluate your skin using a magnify lamp, ask you about your goals for your skin, and make a recommendation for skincare products and treatments to help you reach those goals. A facial generally consists of a cleansing, exfoliation, steam (in the form of warm towels or a machine), massage and a treatment mask.
What should I do to prepare for my facial?
Since Advanced Aesthetic Center facials are designed to work on your skin from the neck up, you may want to plan on removing your makeup or pulling long hair back. Cosmetics can be reapplied after the service; feel free to bring them with you. Men should be clean shaved unless bearded. Other than these few easy steps, simply be ready to relax and enjoy yourself in our private, comfortable facial room.
Will the facial hurt or be uncomfortable?
You should never feel irritation, burning or discomfort during your facial. All our products are created to be non-irritating, and your professional esthetician is trained to use the best products for your skin type. If for some reason you should feel discomfort, please tell your esthetician immediately.
How often should I get a facial?
Generally, facials are recommended once a month. However, you can discuss your specific needs, desired outcomes and schedule with your esthetician. Also be sure to ask about our facial packages, and save when you purchase and book your regular facials in advance at Advanced Aesthetic Center.
ABOUT BODY TREATMENTS
What is the Ultrasonic Fat Cavitation treatment like?
The procedure starts by applying the ultrasonic device directly to specific areas of the skin after a gel is applied. It continues with a Vacuum Therapy to stimulate the lymphatic drainage. Radio Frequency hand piece is then used which is slowly rotated over the targeted area, transmitting radio waves to the skin heating it 40 to 50 degrees Celsius without burning the skin surface. The heat causes contraction of the collagen fibers to immediately tighten the skin. The duration of treatment session normally takes around 15-20 minutes each depending on the size of the area and the thickness of the fat layer. Results can sometimes be noticed after the first treatment with more improvement noticed within a few days. 6 - 10 sessions at 3 days intervals are recommended in order to achieve an ideal result, but further treatments may be needed to attain your desired figure.
How does it feel during the Ultrasonic or RF treatment?
Most people feel the treatment is painless and comfortable. Some people may feel slight discomfort due to the specific noise spreading inside the body, but causes no harm and disappears as soon as the applicator is moved away from body. You may also experience warmth during the treatment. If on the slim chance it gets too warm and it is becoming uncomfortable, please inform your professional Esthetician right away.
What can be treated with the Ultrasound Fat Cavitation system?
- Fat & Cellulite reduction
- Skin tightening and fat melting (combined with Radio Frequency)
- Body Sculpting
What can be treated with Radio Frequency(RF)?
RF is a effective way to improve skin tightness, elasticity, cellulite and to reduce wrinkles. It boosts the overall condition on areas of the body such as face, chin, upper arm, abdomen, thighs, bra line and buttocks.
Who can have Ultrasound and RF treatments?
People who are generally healthy are safe to have the treatment. People with cardiac and vascular diseases, diabetes, acute illness, comprised liver function, severe bleeding tendencies, pacemaker carriers and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid undergoing the procedure.
Is Ultrasound Cavitation & RF painful?
Cavitation and RF is a painless treatment. Mild redness may appear occasionally but will be highly unlikely to cause any actual pain. The heat from the hand pieces felt during the treatment is perfectly tolerable.
Is Ultrasound Cavitation & RF safe? Are there any side effects?
Ultra Cavitation is a safe and a nonsurgical procedure without anesthesia. It is a non-invasive, no cutting, no scars and no downtime should be experienced after the treatment. Due to specific ultrasound parameters of energy levels, it ensures selective damage to fat cells only and do not interfere with any other organs. There is no report of side effects for these treatments. However some people may experience transient redness, excessive thirst, and nausea immediately after the treatment which is always resolved by drinking water. They are all short-term effects that will disappear shortly.
What can one expect with the results?
The cavitation treatment yields immediate and long lasting results. Ultra cavitation is a very effective procedure that requires only 6-10 treatments all the depending on the area to be treated. Most of the clients experience noticeable circumference reduction after a single session with increasing results after each visit. The results may vary with different tissue structure, treatment area, age, metabolism, medications, and changes in hormones. Proper diet and increased physical activity will certainly improve and help to maintain the results.
Which areas are suitable for the treatment?
Areas with localized fat such as thighs, abdomen, arms and buttocks where diet and exercise alone have not been able to get rid of are the most appropriate but there is no real limitation as to areas of the body.
Can Ultrasonic Fat Cavitation lose weight?
Cavitation is not a method to lose weight but to reshape the body. It is particularly indicated for the reduction of adiposity, like the famous “love handles” "Mummy tummy" . Ultrasonic cavitation can be considered a deep fat blaster that reduces stubborn fat cells that cannot be removed with exercise and diet alone.
What is the difference between ultrasonic fat cavitation and liposuction?
The Ultrasonic Cavitation has the similar result as liposuction. It removes cellulite and excess fat preventing this from recurring in the treated areas as well as without damaging the vascular system. The procedure is painless and is very inexpensive compared to the thousands of dollars you could spend on liposuction.
How is the fat eliminated from the body?
The ultrasound cavitation causes an emulsification of fat and it ruptures fat cell membrane. The fat content is then converted into a substance easy to eliminate through sweat glands and the lymphatic system which eventually is eliminated through urine.
Do I need to follow any guidelines before or after undergoing ultrasound fat cavitation & RF?
Try to avoid doing anything that will irritate your skin immediately before treatment. This includes tanning (natural or artificial). It would be more likely to suffer pain from the addition of heat to the already damaged skin; however an established tan would be fine.
Do not have a hot shower, bath or sauna right after the Ultrasound treatment
We recommend a low calorie diet with protein in each meal and drink at least a glass of warm water (not carbonated, sparkling water, pop, coffee) before and after the session. Drinking plenty of water and having exercise such as brisk walk, biking or other aerobic activities for at least 3 days after the treatment to stimulate the lymphatic activity as elimination of the fat continues through the Lymphatic System for 72hrs. Follow by a suitable exercise routine. Cavitation will be best performed under high hydration conditions. Drinking a lot of water will help to improve your metabolism and increase urine output -- lipid metabolites release out of your body.
A lymph-draining massage is also encouraged to improve the circulation and lymphatic system, which helps to drain fluids.
For best results you should refrain from any alcohol consumption for 48 hours after the treatment. Alcohol consumption during this period may prevent your liver from removing the deactivated fat cells from your body (as the liver will assign priority to removing the alcohol from your blood).
Maintaining an un-stressful life style also helps the body flush out the fat more efficiently.
How many times and how often should I have the treatments?
Ultrasound Cavitation: 6-10 sessions spaced 3 days apart for the first 3 sessions, then once a week.
Skin Tightening: 6-10 sessions spaced 3 days apart for the first 3 sessions, then once a week.
After the initial treatments are completed, maintenance treatments consist of one session each month for 4 months followed by one treatment every 4 months.
How does Lipo-Light work?
Through clinical studies it has been demonstrated that Lipo-Light stimulates the fat cell to emulsify (liquefy) the fat within the cell. Then the liquefied fat moves from inside the cell through a temporary pore formed in the cell membrane to outside the cell where it is in the interstitial space until absorbed by the lymphatic system. This results in millions of fat cells becoming smaller so inches are reduced off the waist, hips and thighs. The fat cells are not injured in any way by this process.
NOTE: These procedures are for those who have isolated areas of extra fat that are not helped by diet and exercise. We suggest a package of 6-10 treatments for best results. But it is perfect for clients who have no desire for surgery, but are looking for modest reductions in their problem areas.
Facials - Aesthetic Treatments for Body & Face - Miami, FL
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