What is a Facial & Why Do I Need One?
A facial is a professional cleansing, purifying, and beautifying treatment of the skin on the face and neck. Facials are the number one treatment performed by estheticians, and a good way for your therapist to get a good understanding of your skin prior to suggesting more aggressive treatments.
For most people, facials can be scheduled every four weeks, although your therapist may recommend a different schedule. There are many variations of facials based on different needs, as well as different lengths of time. A mini facial may be only 20–30 minutes in length, while a more luxurious version may be 75–90 minutes in length.
Tell your esthetician exactly what you would like to get out of your signature facials in Boston, and they will be able to recommend facials to meet your needs.
OUR SIGNATURE FACIALS are a perfect skin treatment to get on a regular basis and quite popular in the Boston area, as they are affordable and can do wonders for your skin if done routinely. Most of the time, if your skin looks dull, it could use a facial to reveal the new skin below. Newly exfoliated skin more readily absorbs nutrients and can look younger, fresher, and healthier. A Facial can be beneficial not only from an aesthetic standpoint, but also for the health of your skin.
A European facial is a great basic skincare treatment. You get personalized attention on your face and skin as well as time to relax and enjoy being pampered. A European facial at Fresh Start consists of a cleanse, exfoliation, extraction, steam, and massage. Using a unique blend of skin care elements, your skin will be cleansed, exfoliated, steamed, extracted, massaged and finished with a special mask according to your skincare needs. 85$
ULTRASONIC SKIN FACIAL
Our Ultrasonic wand helps improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. The Ultrasonic skin scrubber uses oscillations and high frequency to penetrate deeply into the skin and rid it of impurities and debris. This machine oscillates at certain frequencies that allow for a deeper cleanse and removal of debris and excess oil. This machine has a variety of settings, specific to whatever your skincare needs may be. This facial utilizes gentle motions and relaxing oscillations so it performs miracles while you relax. It is a gentler alternative to a traditional microdermabrasion or peel treatment. 85$
Dermaplaning, also known as Epidermal leveling, is a gentle form of manual exfoliation of the skin that resurfaces sun-damaged, dull, dehydrated skin. Dermaplaning is a gentle skin treatment that is performed by using a surgical blade that gently scrapes the outermost layers of the epidermis, therefore, ridding it of dead skin cells, impurities and debris. This treatment is an excellent way to exfoliate the skin and to regenerate new skin cells thus leaving the complexion smooth, soft and vibrant. 85$
A Back Treatment is similar to a facial, the only difference being that it is performed on the back instead of the face. Many people develop acne or blemishes on their back, but do not have an effective way to cleanse and moisturize. Back treatments give you 45 minutes of attention just on your back with all of the same procedures as a European Facial including a cleanse, exfoliation, steam, a mask, and a 20 minute massage. This particular signature facial done in our Boston area office is a favorite among our men clients. 75$
CLARIFYING VITAMIN C ENZYME FACIAL
This treatment is the ultimate in acne management. It targets current blemishes while helping to prevent future breakout activity using a papaya based enzyme exfoliation system. Skin will be purified and deeply cleansed, followed by extraction. 85$
PARAFFIN WAX FACIAL
Paraffin has been used in holistic medicine the times of the Roman Empire. They are touted for their ability to clean your pores, reduce wrinkles, moisturize your face and relax you. The process involves an esthetician covering your face with a protective gauze mask. The esthetician will then brush warm soothing paraffin wax over the gauze. When the wax dries the gauze is pulled away and your wax remnants are washed away. This treatment will leave your skin glowing. This process is especially recommended for those with very dry skin. 75$
TRUE ORGANIC FACIAL
Organic is the “true” natural, it means the products aren’t made with synthetic chemicals, preservatives, fragrances, colors or petroleum-based ingredients. Skin is hydrated and notably smoother with the infusion of antioxidants and removal of surface impurities with acai berry juice. This organic skin treatment erases the signs of aging with an antioxidant-rich formulated firming skin facial for mature skin types. Nutrient acai berries, blueberries, sea buckthorn hydrating hyaluronic acid. This treatment will leave skin soft, radiant and free of fine lines. 85$
EXPRESS FACIAL, 30 minutes
The name says it all. Everything that you love about facials but in half the time. A great treatment if you are on the go but still need a little freshening up. Our clients get the best in signature facials Boston has to offer for a great value. 60$
ENHANCE ANY TREATMENT
A great way to enhance your treatment is to include one of our seasonal Add-on’s. After having your skin assessed by one of our skin experts. You may add on extra services to any treatment, photofacials, laser facials, hydra dermabrasion, etc. Additional time may be needed.
AFTER YOUR FACIAL
After a facial, your skin will probably be soft, smooth and well hydrated. However, if multiple extractions were needed or if you required a fair amount of exfoliation, your face may be somewhat rosy for one to two hours or more, depending on how sensitive your skin is. This is quite normal. You can apply mineral makeup after your facial if there is some redness you want to conceal.