Why should I see an esthetician?

Seeing an Esthetician is the first step to getting the healthy, glowing skin you’ve always wanted. We are trained to perform a multitude of treatments to rejuvenate and help your skin look and feel its best! The treatments include but are not limited to: 
Facials 
Waxing
Body Scrubs
Hand and foot treatments 
Eyebrow shaping 
and the use of machines to aid facials or to be used on their own. 

These treatments protect against environmental hazards that can damage the skin. 

Techniques and products:

After studying many application techniques I have found the most effective methods for skin care.
I only use the most valuable traits from these techniques to allow the skin to flourish.
I exclusively carry product lines I am comfortable with and have personally used. I never put product on someone I haven’t had on myself.

Skincare lines I am currently carrying:
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Dermalogica
Queen Bee Organics

Some common therapies:

  • Chemical peel: Are the best for getting results and getting them quickly. There are side effects that come with chemical peels but if done right they work miracles. Chemical peels are done after a double cleanse. A chemical is applied to the skin and left for an allotted period of time. The chemical either digests the dead skin then is washed away or it encourages the epidermis to die and peel. There is an array of different kinds of peels you can get and they are specially formulated to help treat your specific skin type.  Chemical peels are used to treat a large range of skin concerns such as aging, sun damage, acne, mild scarring and to improve overall skin brightness. We do not perform deep peels. 

  • Exfoliation: Removal of dead skin cells manually (scrubbing, brushing, or using a system such as microdermabrasion), exfoliation can also be done with a chemical peel (a product that causes dead skin cells to shed) or with an enzymatic product that digests dead skin cells.

  • Extraction: Extractions are a painful but necessary evil. When a blackhead or “pimple” arrive on the skin its due to a blocked pore. When the blockage becomes hard this is a blackhead. Extractions are done to deep clean the pore so it can shrink and become less visible. This is great for the skin because if left unchecked blockages can permanently stretch the pore and cause scarring when finally removed. Certain products are used to help soften the sebum (skins natural oil) and make extractions easier. Extractions are normally done with gloved hands, cotton around the fingers and firm pressure. If the impaction is stubborn an extracting tool may be used, which is a small metal spoon shaped item which is pressed around the impaction to force it out. 

  • Facial: Facials are one of our most popular treatments. Facials are a great way for us to get to know your skin so we can better recommend treatments and products! Facials are the start to a beautiful relationship between you and your skin. A standard facial comes with: Double cleanse, the first cleanse is to help remove all environmental factors (dirt, sweat etc.) and the second cleanse is designed to start clearing pores and dead skin. Second is exfoliation, this can be chemical or mechanical, mechanical is often done with a slightly abrasive product then manually scrubbed. Third is the skin analysis, this is where I can look at completely clean skin and see what’s going on to better address issues. Fourth is the facial massage, facial massages help liven up the skin with specialized movements. These movements also help with lymph drainage. Fifth is serums, sunscreen, moisturizer and eye creams. Our facials come with two masks throughout the treatment. The first is an enzyme mask which helps digest dead skin on the face and the second is a mask that targets your skin concerns. 

  • Microdermabrasion: The process of resurfacing the skin using a machine that sands the skin’s epidermal (outer) layer, using a wand tipped with crushed diamonds, the dead skin is then then suctioned back up. It can be very helpful in improving skin texture, fine lines and the effectiveness of home care product penetration. Microdermabrasion is a great exfoliator. It is easier on the skin and comes with less side effects then chemical peels. 

  • Waxing: Waxing removes unwanted hair at the root. We use two different kinds of wax, hard and soft. Soft wax is often used for larger areas such as, back, chest, legs and arms. Hard wax is used on more sensitive areas due to its less abrasiveness. We use hard wax on areas such as the bikini, face and underarms. Since waxing removes the hair at its root grow back can take up to 2-3 weeks. After waxing for long periods of time the hair will come back sparsely or not at all. 

Visiting an esthetician:

Once you’ve decided to take the leap into the beautiful skincare world, a meeting with your esthetician beforehand to go over your expectations and long-term goals is crucial. This will ensure that we meet and beat those goals! Intake forms will need to be filled out and an in depth discussion about allergies and other possible contraindications will be had, this will ensure your treatment is completely customized to fit your unique skin. My goal here is Lee Lee’s Esthetics is to help you feel as beautiful on the outside as you do on the inside. Feel Beautiful. 

What about home care?

Home care is crucial for great results! To keep up the beautiful results from your service make sure to follow the instructions given by your skincare provider! Home care is also a great way to get the most bang for your buck, keeping up with home care keeps us on the right track for the best results. These results are achieved by keeping the progress we make during each service. 

Your esthetician:

I want you to know you are in the good hands so I encourage questions about my background and knowledge with the services being performed. A copy of my license and certifications with the state will be available upon request. I am a professional member of Associated Skin Care Professionals. I have been validated as meeting our state’s licensing credentials and/or core training requirements, and I can ensure you will be treated responsibly and with the utmost respect. My insurance (ASCP) also provides us with comprehensive resources that allow us to keep up with changing trends, making certain you will receive the most up-to-date therapies available.