For your first facial, it is a good idea to select the Ultimate Experience Facial, as this is the 60 minute classic customizable treatment designed to fit your skin care needs. We will completely customize your facial to your skin’s unique needs at the time of service. Just let Krista your esthetician know during your consultation what your concerns are, and she will pick the correct treatment for you!
No. Depending on the sensitivity of your skin, you may see a bit more pink, due to circulation in the skin, but this is normal, and good for new skin growth, hydration, infusion of serums and overall skin health.
It depends. If it has been months since your last skin care treatment, or you never exfoliate at home, the skin is stimulated to turn over dead skin cells during a professional treatment, so you may see some flaking or dryness as new skin cells are generated. This can be a completely normal side effect of a facial given to you by your esthetician, depending on your current routine at home. If this concerns you, the IMAGE hydrating enzyme mask would be the perfect at home treatment 3-4 days after your facial to help with any flaking/dryness.
IMAGE clinical couture peels are completely customizable to your skin. The IMAGE signature facelift is great for all skin types, sensitive, dry, rosacea prone, and a great starter to the acne, wrinkle, lightening lifts. You can add a lift (peel) to your facial, just book SPA peel for your appointment. Please contact Krista with more questions.
Yes, but you won’t want to! Stick with mineral based makeup, and make sure your brushes are recently washed and clean of bacteria.
Because the life cycle of a skin cell is 4-6 weeks, ideally, a treatment is recommended every month. Realistically for some, every season change is key, so you can adjust your skin care home products as your skin changes with the weather.
Please move or change your skin care appointment at least 24 hours in advance. Appointments that are no showed will be charged the full price to the credit card held on file, 50% of the service price will be charged for late cancellations.
All our skin care products are available for home use and can be purchased after the service. Your facial esthetician Krista will recommend what products would give you the best results for your skin for your home care routine.
IMAGE and Rhonda Allison skin care products contain pure essential oils with ingredients derived from natural sources and are free of parabens, sodium lauryl sulfates and artificial colors. Packaging is recyclable and printed with soy-based ink. Beauty is far more than cosmetic – your esthetician is concerned with your healthy skin, a healthy body and a healthy environment.
Unopened skin care product can be exchanged or returned to your esthetician for credit within 30 days of purchase.
KLOE uses Nufree. Nufree acts like a soft wax, the hair is removed with paper strips, but it is a non-wax soy-based liquid hair remover system. Nufree is the gold standard in hair removal and is carried by thousands of facial estheticians and skin care providers throughout the world. It was developed over 25 years ago to help plastic surgeons remove hair from a patient before surgery. Here are just a few of the reasons why Nufree is the most effective hair removal treatment in the world.
We absolutely DO NOT double dip! KLOE prides itself in clean, sanitary state-certified conditions never reusing strips or sticks in order to ensure that each client stays clean and protected. The treatment room is sanitized between each client and I wear gloves to protect the client.
At KLOE, you are in the best possible hands! My insurance policy states no one except the person receiving the service is allowed in the waxing room.
The bikini wax cleans up the underwear line and to about 2 inches out. The tailored bikini is a bikini wax that tucks it in a little bit more, is swimsuit friendly, and you can take it down off the top as much as you prefer. The brazilian is everything front, underneath and back, or you may leave a triangle or landing strip. An esthetician's advice? If you’re gonna do it, wax it all!
Out of consideration to your wax technician, please come freshly showered. If you are used to shaving, make sure your hair is at least 1/4 an inch long, which is usually about 14 days of growth.
No! More often than not, people trim too much. If your hair is too short, the wax won’t adhere very well and some hair may be left behind. Leave the trimming to me!
You will have very little to no hair growth for the first 7-14 days. After that, it starts growing back finer and softer. For most people, the ideal time frame is to wax every 4 weeks.
From an esthetician's experience, this is true, especially when you are maintaining a regular four-week waxing schedule. Over time hair follicles are repeatedly damaged from being removed and growth slows down. However, once you stop waxing on a regular basis, the follicles adapt again and you will revert back to your pre-waxing growth cycle.
Keep the skin clean for 48 hours. Use your Finipil lotion twice/day on damp skin to cool skin and protect the pores. Shower immediately after workouts; no tanning, hot tubs, hot yoga, etc to prevent bumps from bacteria getting in the open pores. After 48-72 hours, exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate! Gentle, but mild exfoliation works the best. I carry a line of affordable skincare products to help keep those pesky ingrown hairs away.
Please double check with your physician, but your esthetician recommends keeping to your normal 4-6 week waxing routine to keep the wax as painless as possible. We will check in with your skin to make sure that hormonal changes aren’t making your skin a contraindication for waxing. We will also talk about different types of exfoliating that are approved for pregnant women. You may also need to switch to pregnancy safe skin care products, which Krista will help you with.
Please double check with your physician and confirm with your facial esthetician, but I recommend NO FACIAL WAXING while using topical medications from your dermatologist including, but not limited to Retin-A, Differin, Epiduo, and some antibiotics. I recommend discontinuing use for 14 days to prevent sensitivities, but keep in mind that long term use sensitizes the skin, making waxing more harsh on the affected area. ABSOLUTELY NO WAXING anywhere on the body while taking the drug Accutane. You must discontinue taking Accutane for at least 6-8 months to ensure that waxing will not harm the skin. KLOE can provide you with skin care products that can help with acne and breakouts possibly ending the need for harsh medical prescriptions.
Please move or change your appointment at least 24 hours in advance. Appointments that are no showed will be charged the full price to the credit card held on file, 50% of the service price will be charged for late cancellations.
If you have additional concerns about waxing or skin care, even after the appointment, please do not hesitate contact your esthetician, Krista.
A licensed skin care professional glides the CIT pen over professional strength HSS Enhancement Serum or sterile saline in a cross link or circular pattern over the skin to puncture the epidermal layers of the skin and create microscopic subcutaneous injuries. These microscopic channels in the skin allow for optimal product absorption. The microscopic injuries created with the CIT Pen stimulate a repair response & new collagen production with minimal to no downtime for your patient.
As the CIT pen creates micro-channels into the skin, pores are temporarily opened allowing the enhancement serum to be fully penetrated. Micro-point punctures in the skin are created. This is a controlled injury to the skin and is perceived by the body as damage. This stimulates the release of growth factors that trigger the production of Collagen and Elastin. Skin reacts to this CIT treatment by initiating the healing process which encourages your patients’ skin to continue to regenerate.
With our automated CIT Pen micro-needling treatments, the skin is tricked into repairing itself. The process of micro-needling skin remodeling can continue to enhance for months after treatment as the skin continues to repair itself. Results can be seen within a few days to a week. Skin naturally heals itself every 45 days so by simply adding micro-needling stimulation the changes can be accelerated and your client will see results. Depending on the patients’ expectations and personal goals we recommend a series of CIT Pen sessions to speed up the process and achieve optimum results. However; skin improvement is noticeable after just one treatment!
Immediately following treatment, your clients’ skin will have some redness and flushed in appearance like a moderate sunburn. The patient will also experience skin tightness and mild sensitivity to the treated area as well as some peeling (depending on the depth). At 24 hours and up to 36 hours, after treatment, little to no evidence of injury to the treated area is visible, however tightness and peeling can occur.
Mild Rosacea, can be improved. When the Spinosum layer is strengthened through CIT the collagen stimulated will support the dermal papillae, which will reduce the appearance of broken capillaries.
The number of CIT treatments depends on your current skin condition and goals. Three to four treatments may be needed for moderate acne scars. Scars from thermal burns and stretch marks may require between 6-10 CIT sessions. The added Collagen lasts up to 12 months and a refresher treatment is recommended every 6 months to 1 year in order to fight the signs of ageing. You should be advised that multiple sessions may be needed to reach your desired results in order to meet your expectations.
The variety of needle cartridges along with the CIT Pen’s ability to gage the needle depth allows this treatment to be customized to fit each of your clients’ needs and comfort levels. Application of local anesthetic numbing cream can prevent treatment discomfort.
The professional strength CIT Enhancement Serum will be needled into the skin, and used post treatment care. It is recommended for continual daily use to reduce the appearance of hyper-pigmentation, scaring, fine lines, Rosacea and enlarged pore size. Continuation of daily usage of the CIT Serum will benefit in boosting and extending the effects of CIT. It also adds much needed hydration to treated and or aging skin which provides a more supple and youthful glow.
What to be expected:
Skin will be erythematous and flushed after the skin care treatment, depending on the intense of the treatment. Pinpoint bleeding may occur. Do not apply makeup for at least 12 hours.
A red or pink hue persists like moderate sunburn. Swelling and slight bruising may be more noticeable on the second day. Minor scratches may be visible. Apply moisturizer as needed.
Skin can be pink or normal color. Swelling subsides. The skin can feel dry or feel tight. A slight outbreak of acne or milia (tiny white bumps) is possible. Light peeling usually occurs in about three days and will be replaced with brand new skin.
Dermaplaning is a physical/mechanical form of exfoliation using a specialized dermaplaning blade by your facial esthetician for the removal of built up dead skin cells and vellus hair. This treatment involves the use of the sterile, surgical blade to remove dead skin cells and vellus hair. As with the use of any sharp instrument, there is the possibility of nicks or cuts. Following the treatment, skin will be smoother, softer and better able to absorb the active ingredients in treatment and home skin care products.
This treatment helps anyone concerned about dry, dull skin, sallow complexion, enlarged pores, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, or acne scars. It is also beneficial to remove facial hair for those that are contraindicated for facial waxing.
“But won’t my hair grow back thicker?” The answer is NO. There are two types of hair on the human body, terminal and vellus hair. Terminal hairs are the thick pigmented hairs that grow by the influence of hormones (legs, armpits, scalp, pubic area, etc). Vellus hairs are fine translucent hairs usually found on a woman’s face, back or chest. Unlike terminal hairs, when vellus hairs are cut they grow back with the same thickness and length as before, only with a blunt tip and are expected to return in approximately two to four weeks post procedure. Removal of the vellus hair has more than just an aesthetic benefit. Excessive “face fuzz” can trap oil and dirt which can lead to other skin problems. Best of all, the removal of the vellus hair and dead skin cells allows for the proper penetration of other skin care products, increasing their efficacy and ultimately their results.
Yes! Virtually every skin type (both men and women) can benefit from this skin care procedure. There are contraindications to this treatment, including but not limited to:
Dermaplaning removes 2-3 weeks of dead skin cells, so in order for your skin to complete it’s normal skin cycle (approximately 28 days), the treatments can be done every 4 weeks.
All things considered, Dermaplaning is very safe. Of course bleeding is possible, the treatment involves the use of a sharp surgical blade (and haven’t you ever cut yourself shaving before?). As with your own shaving experiences in the shower, cuts are extremely rare and more annoying than painful. You should note that your skin may feel a little sensitive after a session, so the proper precautions should be taken to avoid any discomforts. Makeup may be applied after Dermaplaning, in fact you may note that your makeup glides on and sits much better on your face after a session than before.
Dermaplaning is an excellent anti-aging treatment that provides immediate and cumulative results with each service you receive.
Dermaplaning is a physical exfoliation that has removed dead skin cells and vellus hair from the surface of your skin. Your face should feel softer than ever and look brighter and more youthful.
Be sure to take care of your skin following dermaplaning or other anti-aging treatments. Following these instructions will maintain your results longer, and help you avoid complications.
Cleanse: Use a gentle cleanser and warm, NOT hot, water. Splash water on face. Do not use abrasive washcloths, Clarisonic, or hot shower spray for the first 24-48 hours. Do not use cleansers, serums or spot treatments containing salicylic acid or Benzoyl Peroxide (BPO) for 5 days following treatment.
Tone: Hydrating and brightening toners will penetrate deeper. If you are sensitive, try all products on a small area before applying full face.
Serums: Active ingredients in serums penetrate much better now, so you’ll see quicker results. Ask your esthetician about the right serums for your skin. Please do not use Retin-A, 5 days pre and post dermaplaning. For darker skin tones: use the IMAGE skincare ILUMA brightening serum to reduce the risk of PIH (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation)
Moisturizer: Choose a hydrating moisturizer and apply twice daily. It’s common for skin to feel tight but is dewy to the touch. This is good and will only last a short time. For darker skin tones: use a 1% hydrocortisone cream for 5 days following treatment to calm inflammation and reduce the risk of PIH. The IMAGE post recovery balm contains beeswax and organic botanical ingredients to restore the skin's barrier after the treatment. This a perfect barrier cream for dry or sensitive skin types.
SPF: Your skin is more vulnerable to UV rays after exfoliation. SPF is essential to protect your skin- even on cloudy days UVA(aging) rays are present. The IMAGE prevention + SPF 50 is perfect to hydrate and protect your skin after a treatment.
Makeup: Makeup can irritate skin after dermaplaning. Bacteria, alcohols, colorants, and fragrance are all irritants that can cause contact dermatitis. Be sure to clean your makeup brushes and apply clean (new) mineral makeup to minimize risks. The IMAGE iconceal foundation is perfect after this treatment with amazing coverage; it’s oxygenating and contains SPF 30 for additional coverage.
DO: avoid sun exposure as much as possible. If you must be in the sun, apply and reapply SPF every 2 hours, wear a hat and seek shade.
DO: Delay exposure to excessive heat, heavy workouts, steam rooms, and saunas for 24-48 hours post treatment.
DO: Wait 7 days before facial waxing. Waxing maybe be done prior to dermaplaning.
DO: Schedule your next appointment for 4 weeks at KLOE to optimize results.
DO: Enjoy your new look!