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Treatment How-to: Sweet Passion Peel
Posted: February 26, 2010
From Sweet Skin Spa, Seattle
This is one of the sweet treat facials offered at Sweet Skin Spa. It can work with various skin conditions and lifestyles. This facial is for unbalanced, dehydrated, sensitive, aging skin, and is also great for clients who are pregnant, smokers or travelers. It is a Level 1 peel, meaning it offers a superficial peel, one to three days of light exfoliation, and little or no flaking.
Treatment duration: 45 minutes
Treatment cost: $85–150
Vitamin C cleanser
15% passion fruit peptide peel
25% idebenone facial enhancer
Balancing soothing mask
25% hyaluronic acid
Balancing antioxidant serum
Vitamin C eye gel or cream
Organic SPF 30 sunscreen
Lip enhancement gel
Step 1: Greet the client, offer a glass of water and request the completion of a medical history form. Escort the client into the treatment room and address any questions or concerns the client may have in regard to her skin or that may have come up on the form. If the client is allergic to idebenone, this step of the treatment can be removed. Tell the client you are going to leave to allow her to disrobe, and ask her to lie down, face up, under the covers on the treatment bed.
Step 2: After coming back into the room, begin the service by cleansing the skin using the vitamin C cleanser for one to two minutes, then remove the cleanser with cool water and sponges.
Step 3: Next, cleanse with the balancing cleanser for one minute using a circular and relaxing motion. Remove with sponges and cold water, and rinse a second time with facial sponges and cold water.
Step 4: Pour 1/8 ounce of passion fruit peptide peel into a sterile container. Add four drops of 25% idebenone facial enhancer, and mix together thoroughly. Inform the client that the peel treatment is ready to begin. Set the timer for five minutes.
Step 5: Saturate a glycolic swab in the solution and begin at the forehead in a circular motion, then move to the right cheek, the chin, the left cheek and finally the nose and lip area. The entire solution is to be applied to the face in a thick layer. Once applied, do not massage or over-stimulate the skin. Allow the solution to penetrate naturally for five minutes.
Step 6: Remove the peel thoroughly with cold water and sponges. Repeat to ensure all the peel solution is removed. Allow the client to relax and enjoy the experience.
Step 7: Apply a very thick coat of the soothing mask with a glycolic swab. Leave on for one minute. Do not use steam. Remove with water and sponges.
Step 8: Apply two drops of 25% hyaluronic acid to the face and massage lightly. Allow to penetrate for 30 seconds before beginning the next step.
Step 9: Apply the antioxidant serum.
Step 10: Apply two drops of 25% idebenone facial enhancer directly to the skin and massage lightly for 30 seconds.
Step 11: Apply peptide cream and massage it on the face, neck and décolleté.
Step 12: Apply vitamin C eye gel or cream.
Step 13: Apply a generous amount of organic SPF 30 sunscreen for extra healing and hydration.
Step 14: Apply the lip enhancement gel to the entire lip area.
Step 15: Let the client know the treatment has concluded, and allow her to get dressed. Once dressed, escort her to the reception area, and advise her to drink water and discuss post-treatment needs to help heal and protect the skin. Also, inquire about a convenient time to schedule the next treatment, and always thank the client for allowing you to take care of her skin.