If you’ve spent any amount of quality time with me, you know that I am a planner. I like to set a goal and an intention when I approach a project and then I tuck that plan in my pocket as a backup plan because I like to be flexible and flow in the moment with what is most relevant. I mean, let’s face it, things change and life doesn’t always happen as I envision it. I have the same experience with providing skincare treatments for my clients. Typically, when a client arrives, I am fortunate that they ask me for my recommendations. Many times, when I ask “what are we focusing on today” or “what would you like to do as a service”, I get the response “whatever you think I need”. I love that clients trust my recommendations AND I also really love when a person knows what they want and asks for it. So I’m writing this post today to help clients and future clients distinguish between services and what would lead to optimal results regarding frequency.
I had a conversation with a friend who was curious about skincare. She asked me “what do people do that’s wrong when it comes to skincare?”. I told her “I can tell you what people do that gets them ultimate results. What gets ultimate results is consistency. The clients that get the best results are consistent about their routines and their treatments.” So let me start by saying that if you want to see long lasting results as quickly as possible, you need to invest in home care. And not just in cleansers and moisturizers. Those are the easy picks, however, they mainly maintain the skin. To change the skin, you need quality, clean, organic results-driven exfoliants, masks and serums. Exfoliants prep the skin to optimally receive nutrients. Masks improve the surface health of your skin so serums can penetrate better. Serums are the medicine of a skincare line because they penetrate the deepest due to having smaller molecular formulations. When clients resist committing and investing in their home care routines, they hold themselves back from really getting the best out of their skin. Eighty percent of the state of your skin comes from what you do morning and night. Twenty percent comes from what you do at Project Gorgeous. Now let’s dive in to what services you can try and the who, what, when and why of each one.
Detox & Glow 60 min
Who: Not sure what to book? This is our signature service! First-timers, consider this the “gateway” facial. This facial is a great starting point that will be catered to delivering you the most optimal results and sensory experience. This treatment is great for clients who are:
- newbies to skincare
- wanting maintenance skincare
- gift certificate recipients
- sensitive clients
- pregnant (we will customize and replace the stimulant and remove LED)
What: Includes a cleanse, tone, dermaplane, exfoliation & stimulation, mask massage and your choice of LED or facial Gua Sha.
**LED Light Therapy is a pain-free, non-invasive, soothing and rejuvenating skin treatment. This treatment will help treat acne breakouts, fine lines and wrinkles, post inflammatory scarring and rosacea. It will not only help minimize acne, but also soothe your skin and reduce both redness and inflammation.
**Facial Gua Sha is a massage technique designed to relieve tension in the muscles of the face, boost blood circulation, and encourage lymphatic drainage to banish puffiness. It helps relax adhesions in fascia, the connective tissue that encases muscles but can sometimes interfere with optimal circulation.
When: every 4-6 weeks for maintaining results. If budget or scheduling is an issue, every quarter is still good to refresh during seasonal changes provided home care routine is legit. Men can shave the morning of service.
Why: You will leave looking and feeling relaxed and radiant and boost the vitality in your complexion by oxygenating and detoxifying your skin.
Red Carpet Glow 90 min $180 (request this service, not offered on the menu)
Who: This service is great for:
- pregnant clients
- special events
- date nights
- maintenance of advanced treatments
- boosting collagen and promoting healthy aging without downtime
Contraindications include: cancer, open wounds / lesions / irritated skin, any contagious or transmittable diseases, hemophilia or any other bleeding disorders, taking blood disorder medications, allergies to stainless steel or silicone, isotretinion
What: Includes 4 premium services – a dermaplane facial with organic peel, micro-exfoliation, nano-needling and LED.
When: 24-72 hours prior to event, could be performed weekly, **no downtime
Why: Looking for an immediate glow? Your skin will be smooth, hydrated, plump, toned and firm through effective gentle exfoliation, increased cellular turnover and enhanced absorption of quality products. Even though this facial has no downtime, plan for 24-48 hours out of the sun.
Glow Getter Gold 60 min | Platinum 75 min | Diamond 90 min
Glow Getter Gold
Who: this service is for clients who are serious about their skincare and want long-lasting results infused into their tissues and want to save on time or money
What: Includes cleanse, tone, dermaplane, Diamond Glow, LED and finishing products
When: very 3-6 weeks
Why: because you want that self-care glow to last and you’re on a budget or limited time
Glow Getter Platinum: add a peel & mask to the Glow Getter Gold!
Glow Getter Diamond: add a nano-needling treatment to the Glow Getter Platinum!
Ultimate Glow 90 min
Who: for the Queen who wants it all. Not for sensitive clients. Safe during pregnancy, minus LED.
What: What do you get when you mix The Glow Getter Gold with Micro-needling? You get a dermaplane, peel, Diamond Glow, micro-needling & LED treatment customized for your ultimate glow!
When: every 12 weeks – 6 months
Why: You’ll leave feeling like you got the ultra experience in pampering and results. It’s like having a clean up, power wash, vitality infusion, collagen boost and circulation boost in one treatment!
Cosmic Glow 90 min
Who: for the vixen who doesn’t want Botox. Not for sensitive clients.
What: What do you get when you mix The Glow Getter Gold with Cosmetic Acupuncture or Facial Gua Sha? You get a dermaplane, peel, Diamond Glow, Cosmetic Acupuncture or Gua Sha & LED treatment customized for your cosmic glow!
When: every 12 weeks – 6 months
Why: You’ll leave feeling like you got a boost in your skin, facial tone and spirit, minus the Botox. It’s like having a new face, all in one treatment!
Micro-needling only for face & neck 75 min
Who: clients with acne scarring, discoloration or aging concerns. Not for sensitive clients or during pregnancy, breastfeeding.
What: Great for many different skin types, this service uses the the combination of product penetration through micro-needles and the wound healing process to get rid of bacteria and force the skin to start up the regeneration process for a fresh start. Includes cleanse, tone, numbing + LED, micro-needling, after-care and home care. Does not include dermaplane or peel.
When: every 3-4 weeks when treating acne scarring, pigment issues or signs of aging. Expect 48 hours downtime and avoid the sun for 24-48 hours minimum.
Why: It treats large pores, acne scars, or fine lines and boosts collagen for a plump, rosy glow. This procedure is minimally invasive and treats the entire face and neck.
Micro-needing Facial 90 min
Who: Needing to smooth out fine lines, wrinkles or acne scars?
Contraindications include: cancer, open wounds / lesions / irritated skin, pregnancy or nursing, any contagious or transmittable diseases, hemophilia or any other bleeding disorders, taking blood disorder medications, allergies to stainless steel or silicone, isotretinion
What: This collagen boosting results-oriented treatment includes 3 premium services – a dermaplane facial + organic peel and micro-needling (with numbing + LED, aftercare and home care). Plan for 24-48 hours out of the sun.
When: When: every 3-4 weeks when treating acne scarring, pigment issues or signs of aging. Expect 48 hours downtime and avoid the sun for 24-48 hours minimum. **24-48 hour downtime
This treatment is great for clients who are looking for wrinkle, scarring or pigment treatments with minimal downtime.
Why: Your skin will be smooth, hydrated, plump, toned and firm through effective gentle exfoliation, increased cellular turnover and enhanced absorption of quality products. This is an upgrade to the Micro-needling only service.
Cosmetic Acupuncture No-Tox Facial 60 min
Who: anyone who is concerned about aging and is looking for an alternative to cosmetic surgery, Botox, fillers, etc
What: This cosmetic treatment is an extension of traditional acupuncture. It works internally to optimize your health while simultaneously enhancing the appearance of your skin. This treatment includes points on the face & body for overall health support.
Ages 20-40 10 treatments weekly or every 10 days
Ages 40-60 10+ treatments 1-2x per week
Ages 60+ 10+ treatments 1+x per week over an extended period of time
Why: The pins stimulate your lymphatic and circulatory system, which work together to deliver nutrients and oxygen to your skin cells, nourishing skin from the inside out. This helps even out your complexion and promote your skin’s glow. The positive microtraumas also stimulate the production of collagen. This helps improve elasticity, minimizing fine lines and wrinkles. It’s said to naturally help make the skin look younger, smoother, and all-around healthier. And unlike injection procedures, facial acupuncture addresses not only signs of aging, but also the skin’s overall health.