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Why Get a Facial?  The Benefits.

Why Have a Facial?  The Benefits:

Here’s the most important benefit about getting a facial from Fern at Faces by Fern – each of you comes in with a problem to be solved.  I listen to your concerns during a thorough consultation at your first visit and each time you return, we discuss what’s going on now with your skin. Read more about Fern.

And, here’s how your skin will benefit:

  • Remove dull, dead skin cells to return the glow to your face.
  • Smooth and soften your skin’s texture.
  • Reduce the frequency of acne breakouts and fade post-inflammatory scars.
  • Improve the appearance of sun damage, melasma and hyperpigmentation.
  • Minimize fine lines and soften wrinkles.
  • Stimulate collagen regeneration for firmer skin.
  • Promote lymphatic drainage for improved appearance.

Communication, listening to you, learning about your skin and then problem-solving with you are my strengths, and it’s this caring and focused approach that makes my clients happy and keeps them coming back.

Educating my clients is very important to me.  I always teach my clients about how simple shifts in their daily skin care routine can result in noticeably healthier skin.  I’m looking forward to working with you on your skin care goals.

Facial Treatments include:

An assessment of your skin is done during each session. We begin with double cleansing & steam followed by exfoliation with a fruit enzyme or a chemical peel. After, you will receive thorough blemish extractions as well as a facial, neck & shoulder massage. We end with a specialized mask, moisturizer and sun protection.

Call or text Fern at 818.422.3381.  Check out our other facials and treatments.


Resurfacing and Rebuilding Your Skin

Resurfacing and Rebuilding Your Skin


The main work an Esthetician does is to exfoliate and decongest the skin.   Related to those two goals is the question of whether your skin needs resurfacing or rebuilding.  Before that can happen, though, I take a look at my client’s skin, get an idea about what needs improvement and then we talk about it. 

I also assess the skin type and condition – 2 different things – along with sensitivities and allergies.  I have a tool-box of solutions to work with but that doesn’t mean every tool is suited to every skin.

For example, I’ve had clients ask for a microdermabrasion facial on their first visit – which I consider to be an advanced treatment.  If I see that their skin is too sensitive for that treatment – I educate my client about why another approach is better for them.

And, by sensitive, it may be something you are unaware of, like surface capillaries which I can see with my magnifying lamp during your skin analysis.

As a Licensed Esthetician, I work on the epidermis – the upper layers of your skin – and I do this by applying light enzyme peels or superficial chemical peels, microdermabrasion or other treatments.

Before I go into more detail about the treatments, you should know that seeing me is not the only part of the solution.  The other part is you!  

I see you once every 4-6 weeks.  You see yourself in the mirror 2x/day, hopefully, as you are taking care of your skin.  That’s 30-60 times more than I see you.

That means that you must use proper home care products to extend and maintain the results you get with your treatments with me.

Especially if you have a goal in mind, such as lightening the sun damage and dark spots on your skin, then a maintenance regimen is necessary.  Teaching you what that involves is also part of what I do.

If  you went to a dermatologist for a medical grade peel, the doctor would tell you the same thing.  In this way, you and I work as a team to improve your skin.

Some chemical peels may be considered medium depth.  This means that the ingredients placed on the surface of your skin reach below the epidermis, but I don’t purposely work in the dermis.

Why?  Because the dermis – which is the layer under the epidermis – contains collagen, elastin, and connective tissue which gives the skin its flexibility and strength, and also contains nerve endings, sweat glands, oil glands, hair follicles and blood vessels…that’s the doctor’s territory.

And that is what is meant by “superficial peels”….those peels which are meant to exfoliate only the upper layers of the skin.  By the way, most of the chemical peels I offer do NOT involve downtime and you won’t get sheets of skin peeling from your face.  Again….that’s what you will get with a doctor’s peel:  It’s deeper, more serious, is considered a medical procedure because it goes deep, hurts, is expensive and causes serious down time.