Benefits of Skin Care Therapies

Why should I see an esthetician?
Esthetics is the application of various treatments to the skin, to maintain its health and vitality. As a Licensed Esthetician and Certified Cosmetic Consultant, Candace LeRette is trained in skin wellness, helping her clients acheive their skincare goals and achieve a healthy, youthful complexion. As well as various facial treatments (described in more detail below), she also performs hand treatments, hair removal techniques such as waxing, and back treatments to rejuvenate the skin.

A variety of treatments and products are used to protect skin from environmental hazards and combat fine lines, wrinkles, and a dull, uneven skin tone. Candace is also knowledgeable in conditions such as acne, rosacea and dry skin, to name just a few. And finally, skin care treatments are wonderfully relaxing and rejuvenating. If smooth, healthy skin is your goal, visiting Serenitie Skincare can benefit you.

What’s the difference between dermatology, cosmetology, and esthetics?
Dermatology is a branch of the medical profession, practiced by licensed physicians who specialize in disorders of the skin. Esthetic practice specifically excludes diagnosis, prescription, or any other service, procedure, or therapy that requires a medical license. If you’re being treated by a dermatologist, Candace can provide complementary and support therapies.

Cosmetology is the study of beauty treatments including nail care, hair care and styling, makeup application, skin care and more. Esthetics is one branch of cosmetology. Candace has extensive experience in makeup application as well.

Techniques and products
Techniques used by Candace include facial steaming, exfoliation, waxing, pore cleansing, extraction, and chemical peels. Creams, lotions, wraps, clay or gel masks, and salt scrubs are used. Machines may also be used to help deliver high-tech services.

Some common therapies:

  • Chemical Peel: An exfoliation process, very effective in treating a large range of skin concerns such as aging, sun damage, acne, mild scarring, improving overall skin brightness and evening skin tone.  Light peels require no down time from work or normal activities. Moderate peels may require a day or two of down time, and deep peels can require a week or more to allow the skin to fully heal. Estheticians who are not working in a medical setting perform light to moderate peels only. Deep peels are performed by a physican, or under a physician’s supervision, for your safety.
  • Exfoliation: The removal of dead skin cells manually (scrubbing, brushing, or using a system such as microdermabrasion), with a chemical peel (a product that causes dead skin cells to shed) or with an enzymatic product that digests dead skin cells.
  • Extraction: This is the process of deep cleansing the pores, either manually (using gloved hands and cotton or tissue around the fingers, with gentle pressure to remove the impacted pore) or using a metal extraction implement designed to clear blocked pores.
  • Facial: A facial is the most popular treatment performed by Candace at Serenitie Skincare. It is a good way to get an understanding of your skin prior to suggesting more aggressive treatments. A facial generally includes makeup removal and skin cleansing, exfoliation by mechanical, enzymatic or chemical means, steaming, extractions, facial massage, a treatment mask, serum/moisturizer and sunblock. Our Serenitie Sensation Facial is a wonderful first time treatment. (see Menu of Services) For most people, facials can be scheduled every four weeks, although Candace may recommend a different schedule based on your individual needs.
  • Microdermabrasion: The process of resurfacing the skin using a tool that sands the skin’s epidermal (outer) layer, using a wand tipped with crushed diamonds. Serenitie Skincare offers the Dermafile Microdermabrasion system. It can be very helpful in improving skin texture, fine lines and the effectiveness of home care product penetration. Candace has extensive training in this field which is considered the 'Gold Standard' of physical exfoliation.
  • Waxing:Waxing removes unwanted hair at the root. Hard wax is used without cloth strips. It is applied warm, in a layer about the thickness of a nickel, allowed to dry and then removed quickly in the opposite direction of hair growth. Hard wax is less irritating to sensitive skin and is excellent for the bikini, underarm and facial areas. At Serenitie Skincare we use only the finest Cirepil wax.

Visiting an esthetician:

 At Serenitie Skincare, a complementary skincare consultation is performed prior to your first treatment, especially if you are new to esthetic treatments. This gives us a chance to discuss your goals and expectations for the first visit, and long term goals for the future. During a consultation,we will go over an extensive intake form, and most likely do a cleansing of the skin followed by a detailed skin analysis. This will give us the information we needs to create an individualized treatment plan, both for a series of professional treatments and recommendations for products you can use at home.

What about home care?
Much of the success of maintaining a visible improvement after treatment depends on consistent, correct home care. Candace is trained to select the products that will most benefit your skin, and to advise you on how to maintain your professional results between visits. Like medical or dental care, following the right daily regimen at home is essential if you are to get the most out of your visits to a professional. Serenitie Skincare carries the Clinical Skinscript product line. (see Products page)

Your esthetician: Candace is a properly trained professional, Licensed Esthetician. Please don’t hesitate to ask your skin care therapist about her background, training, and experience—especially as it relates to the treatment you are considering. Candace LeRette is a professional member of Associated Skin Care Professionals. These members have been validated as meeting their state’s licensing credentials and/or core training requirements, and agree to follow a code of ethics which ensures you’ll be treated responsibly and with the utmost respect. ASCP also provides its members with comprehensive resources that allow them to keep up with changing trends, making certain you’ll receive the most up-to-date therapies available.