What is a Facial?

A facial is one of the best ways to take care of your skin, especially when it’s given by an experienced esthetician. Routine facials are meant to deep clean, exfoliate, hydrate, and correct the skin. Your asthetician will perform a skin analysis to determine what type of facial will best treat your skin conditions. Monthly facials can help clear up acne and even eliminate fine lines and wrinkles when combined with home skin care maintenance.

What is an Asthetician?

A professional facial should be given by a licensed asthetician with special training in skin care. All astheticians must be trained and licensed in the state that they are working in. They complete 600 plus hours of training and pass both a written and a practical or hands-on exam.

The Basic Steps of a Facial

  • Consultation: A The asthetician will ask questions about your skin concerns, your diet, how much water you drink, drugs and supplements you take, and products you use. All of these components will affect your skin and what kind of treatment is recommended by the esthetician.
  • Cleansing: After wrapping your hair with a towel or headband, the asthetician begins the facial with a thorough cleansing, using cotton pads, asthetician wipes or sponges.
  • Skin Analysis: The asthetician covers your eyes and looks at your skin through a brightly lit magnifying lamp. He or she is determining your basic skin type (dry, oily, combination, sensitive or normal) and skin conditions. Appropriate products and treatments will then be chosen by then asthetician.
  • Steam: Most facials use a machine that directs a thin vapor of warm steam onto your face. This is for relaxation and to soften up any blackheads and whiteheads to be extracted.
  • Exfoliation: Mechanical exfoliates have a gritty texture that rubs away the surface dead skin cells. Chemical exfoliation uses enzymes and acids to loosen the bond between skin skills. Stronger chemical peels, which vary in intensity, can be stand-alone treatment or part of the facial.
  • Facial Massage: Facial massages, if appropriate, are performed using classic strokes like effleurage to both relax and stimulate your skin and facial muscles.
  • Facial Mask: Facial masks are created based off of your skin type. During the facial the asthetician should stay in the room and give you a scalp massage or some other service.

Schedule Your Next Facial at CCLS

Pam Keveloh is our licensed aesthetician with over 12 years of experience. Pam works as Dr. Rubach’s medical aesthetician and continues to provide comprehensive skincare assessment and state of the art treatments with the highest quality of care. To schedule a facial call (630) 851-3223.

Our Client Testimonials

I'm so glad I found Dr. Rubach and Dr. Franco; both doctors are kind and considerate. They take into account what your goal is and guide with their expert advice to come up with the best and a realistic outcome. I had gone to them for a mastopexy and rhinoplasty, in which, both I had felt completely at ease about. The result for both are amazing. I'm not insecure about my breasts anymore and I finally feel like my nose belongs on my face. The refined, subtle changes with the rhinoplasty have made a huge difference that looks natural. The mastopexy has given my breasts a more youthful look, and has allowed me to be comfortable with my shape. I can't praise these doctors enough. And I can't forget the rest of the staff. Margo, helped work with me to get everything sorted along the way, and really helped me to feel comfortable for what I was stepping into. Looking for doctors, to have this done by, wasn't easy. I tried to find to someone experienced, skilled, caring, and honest, and I can genuinely say that I not only found one, but two doctors with those characteristics.

~ S

I was a rhinoplasty patient at the Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery in Naperville during May of 2015. I needed surgery after encountering "a foul ball to the face" at a minor league game . My nose was shattered into pieces and Dr. Rubach helped me return to my normal self. He perfected my facial symmetry, increased my confidence and increased my breathing ability to 100%. Dr. Rubach did not transform my face into something that I wasn't. He maintained my facial character while naturally making me look "better". If you are considering rhinoplasty, I would highly recommend Dr. Rubach. I had the best experience and a fantastic outcome. The nurses were so kind and everyone made me feel very comfortable throughout the process. The surgery was simple due to the great employees and professional service. Also, I was given as much attention as I needed post-operation. Dr. Rubach was with me every step of the way through my recovery. My face is a mirror image of my pre-op digital imaging, just as Dr. Rubach and I discussed. I cannot believe how fantastic my outcome is!

~ Maria Vondrasek

Words can not express my gratitude to Dr. Franco, he made me feel normal again!!! After carrying twins to full term, my stomach had seen better days. From the minute I met Dr. Franco, I knew he was the right surgeon to perform my tummy tuck. He listened during the consultation!!!! He didn't want to do more than I needed (another PS wanted to do much more work) and answered all of my questions. I am two weeks post op and my results are better than I ever could have imagined. I would highly recommend Dr. Franco and his wonderful staff!!!

~ Jessica A

Both Dr Rubach and Dr Franco are wonderful, understanding and informative. If you describe what you are looking to achieve they will guide you to the best possible procedure. I have had both Dr Rubach and Dr Franco assist me in making very important decisions regarding changes I was looking to make. I would and I have recommended both doctors to friends and family. I would also like to add that the office staff and office environment is friendly, helpful and very courteous. It was a very positive experience for me and I will always go to this office should the need arise.

~ Cherie Gabbert

I could not be more pleased with both the outcome of my surgery and my experience. Dr. Rubach and the entire staff have been amazing from the first consultation through every post op appointment. I would (and have) referred this practice to others.

~ Stephanie Pass

Dr. Franco is the best! He's very caring and takes great care of his patients. No matter what you need at anytime. Him and the staff make you feel very comfortable and are always there for you. I highly recommend him if you are considering plastic surgery.!

~ Talina Thorton

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