Q1. What is a facial? What does a salon facial or spa facial consist of?
In a nutshell, a Facial is a beauty treatment for the face.
A facial cleans, exfoliates, and nourishes the skin, for a clear well-hydrated complexion.
Exfoliation is removal of the dead skin cells that are on the surface of the skin.
Facial results in your skin looking younger.
At Beauology a facial procedure takes 45 to 60 minutes and consists of consultation, cleansing, skin-analysis, steam, exfoliation, extractions, facial massage, facial mask, final application of toner/moisturizer/sunscreen, and home skin care advice. Based on your needs we select and recommend the right facial service from our menu for you.
To maintain the clear well-hydrated complexion a Facial is recommended every four to six weeks.
Q2. How do I choose among the various facials offered at Beauology?
The menu at Beauology may look confusing. Leave it to our Estheticians to recommend the right facial for you based
on a thorough consultation of your skin care needs.
Beauology offers three categories of facials. Choose among the maintenance facials if you get facials regularly every four to six weeks. Occasional facials list is for special occasions. Targeted facials list is for primarily tackling specific facial blemishes.
Q3. What are facial extractions?
Blackheads are small, dark spots on the skin, caused by a blockage in the opening of a pore. The blockage of the pore is mainly from the naturally secreted oil. The oil secretion when exposed to air turns darker. Sometimes the blockage is not exposed to air and is under the skin and closed. Such closed blockages are lighter in color and are called Whiteheads.
Extractions cause some pain and discomfort during the procedure. Based on your tolerance of pain the esthetician can control the number of extractions during the facial.
Q4. Do you do facial massage?
Facial massage is key step during a facial procedure. At Beauology specific massage techniques are used to both relax you and stimulate your skin and facial muscles.
Q5. Do you have a remedy for facial acne?
Acne is the most common blemish on the facial skin. Blackheads are first stage of acne. If you are
prone to acne then extractions of the blackheads is necessary for a clear complexion. During your facial
the emphasis will be on extractions.
In addition to emphasis on extractions during an acne facial, at Beauology, the skin-care products used on your skin also mitigate the occurrence of acne. These skin-care products can also be integrated into your skin care regimen at home.
Q6. What facials do you recommend for rosacea skin?
Rosacea is a red, acne-like benign skin condition that appears as red or pink patches on face. We recommend the Vitamin C Hydrating facial for rosacea skin.
Q7. What facial do you recommend for skin tightening?
For skin tightening Beauology recommends the Age-Defying facial. We use the Image Skincare's anti-aging line of products that tighten and firm the skin and tone the muscles beneath, to give the face a leaner look.
Q8. What is glycolic acid?
Glycolic Acid is used as an exfoliator to safely removes the outer layer of dead skin cells
on the surface your skin and bring fresh new skin to the surface. It is an essential ingredient of anti-aging skin care products.
Glycolic acid helps to lighten discoloration of the skin, such as sun spots or age spots and help those with acne-prone and blackhead-prone skin.
Q9. What is back facial?
In a back facial techniques that are generally applied to beautify the face are used on the back for a glowing and healthy look.
Q10. What are organic facials?
In organic facials the skin-care products used are made from organic ingredients. Beauology's Ormedic facial uses Image Skincare's Ormedic line of products that utilize organic ingredients that are proven to be medically effective.
Q11. Who is an Esthetician?
In California and most other states in USA beauty workers are classified and licensed as Cosmetologist, Esthetician, or Nail Technicians.
Estheticians are trained in skin care exclusively and are licensed to offer facials and waxing services. Cosmetologists are trained in all
areas of beauty care with emphasis on hair care. Nail technicians are trained and licensed to perform nail care services only.
Most states in USA do not require a licence for eyebrow threading.
Q12. Do you offer 'indian facial'?
Yes. The Shahnaz facials on our menu are the so called 'indian facials'. These facials are popular among the Indian diaspora in the SF Bay Area.