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What Is Facial?

Just as every face is unique, so is every facial at Contour. That’s because it’s custom-tailored to your needs. I can focus on pre-treatment or post-treatment facials that serve a specific purpose in helping you prepare or heal from a procedure; they can tailor it to those with acne, or just help you enjoy a more vibrant complexion. Besides cleansing, exfoliating, toning and moisturizing with professional products geared to your skin type, each facial includes luxurious massage to relax the facial muscles and enhance lymphatic drainage. Treat yourself to the renewing experience of a Custom Contour Facial, or give one as a gift!

At most spas and other places that offer facials, you’ll typically find a menu of facials. Not so at Contour Dermatology where only custom facials are offered – one luxurious hour of personalized treatment to exactly what your skin needs.

“We deliberately didn’t make a menu because we want every facial targeted to what the client needs,” said Contour Dermatology Esthetician Anne Marie Johnson. “There’s no staple skin care regimen for everyone and there’s no staple facial either.”

However, there are certain elements that are common to each facial at Contour, they are just customized to the person’s skin type and focused to address any issues the person is having. And just because a person has one type of treatment one month, that might not be what they need the next time.

“Our skin is forever changing and you need to change up the treatment depending on seasons, geographic location, hormones and other factors.

All of the facials include a deep cleanse, then some sort of exfoliation – either mechanical or chemical. Some clients get a steam treatment, but steam aggravates acne and rosacea, so this is why the tailored approach is so important. Next, estheticians perform any extractions for removal of blackheads. After that, typically they apply a mask geared to the patient’s needs which might be a hydrating mask, an anti-aging mask, or a mask that helps with acne. And these aren’t your drug store variety masks; they are potent formulations that are only available in medical offices. While the mask is setting, patients enjoy upper body massage. “People love this part of the facial.

After the mask is removed, the esthetician applies a serum which could be a recovery serum, vitamin C serum, SRS™ Pro-Ceramide Barrier Repair, or hydroquinone for skin lightening. Finally, moisturizer and sunscreen are applied. Patients leave relaxed and glowing!

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