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San Carlos Facial Services

Browse these facial services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Carlos.

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Allora Skin Care
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emily Y.
Verified review

Monika was amazing--this was my first facial ever, and she really made me feel super-comfortable, explaining in detail every step of the process and what it was for. I felt really relaxed and my skin already looks awesome the next day. She also gave me some helpful tips for home care and. Can't wait to come back!

Facial Kneads by Mari
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Sylvia H.
Verified review

The ambiance was great. Very professional explains the products that will be used during facial. I walked out of there with a glow!

Ou Bel Esthetics
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Natalia S.
Verified review

Terrah is the BEST! She provides the most amazing facials because she truly cares about your skin. My skin has cleared and even-toned, I get compliments all the time. She is my go to for all my waxing needs as well. Quick, painless & efficient.

Sol Sacré™
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Yuqing Z.
Verified review

I had my first facial experience with Grace. She gave me a consolation and treatments for my skin. She's awesome and I felt really relaxed

Skin Clinical
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kaitlyn H.
Verified review

Joshua is very professional, kind and definitely knows what he is doing. I felt welcome the minute I stepped into the spa. I went to him unsure of what facial I wanted. He was very knowledgable and knew what my skin would benefit from. I ended up getting the Beauty Rx — my skin has never looked better! I already scheduled my next appointment with him.

Aphrodite's Mirror
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Wendy E.
Verified review

I'm getting what Brenda (aesthetician and owner of Aphrodite's Mirror) calls a series of lunchtime facelifts. I've had about 8 sessions and wow, can I see a difference! I'm a youthful 53 and am looking younger thanks to Brenda's treatment. I never realized that one reason we get wrinkles as we age is that we lose muscle tone in our facial muscles. That's what I've learned, among other things. Brenda is very knowledgeable. Also, she carries a terrific product line called Bioelements that's been great at calming down my rosacea. Highly recommended.

Conscious Skin Care
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Gayle G.
    Verified review

    I have been a client of Shelly's for several years. I look so forward to having a treatment at Conscious Skin and Body Care! In addition to the benefits of a facial to my skin I always feel pampered, nurtured and completely relaxed when Shelly is done. Shelly also carries a very fine line of skin care products. Schedule an appointment for yourself -- you will NOT be disappointed.

    Debi D.
    Verified review

    Jenny Hodgins is truly a world class talent. She knows how to take care of your skin. Not only will she give your skin what it needs she is also very pleasant to receive facial care from. She is focused, not chatty and exudes kindness.

    Canndee.Canelashes
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Lisa M.
    Verified review

    Candis was very professional. Very attentive. I am so pleased with the results.

    St John Organics
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
      Alyssa Z.
      Verified review

      Lisbeth has created a beautiful and relaxing space, a place to escape, on the westside of Santa Cruz. I honestly wish I could there everyday. Not only is the space amazing but she provides the highest quality facial I have ever found. Her products, technique and style make this spot 5-stars.

      Vivid Brows & Skin
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 10 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Niki K.
      Verified review

      Leona is great! She gave me a back facial and I immediately saw a difference in my skin. Within two days, I saw improvement in my acne and less redness. Pricing is very reasonable and she is very knowledgable and helpful with answering any questions I have about my skin or her services. I will definitely be coming to again.

      Stephanie F.
      Verified review

      I've had many facials in my life, but Brenda is THE best. She's knowledgeable, kind, thorough, and very relaxing! She can tell you about any products she's using and why, or she can be quiet and let you float away while she gives you the best feet, arms, and shoulder massage you'll ever get with a facial. Her facial massage is to die for! I had the softest, most hydrated and plum skin after my facial. If you do not try her at least once (but hopefully more), you are doing a disservice to yourself!

      Regina P.
      Verified review

      I can speak to the quality of service that I receive from Janie and Dave at Moonstone. I've gotten a facial, a massage and multiple eyebrow waxes. I've been pleased every time I leave there. They are professional & listen to my needs/requests. I love that they present themselves as an overall Wellness Center. I can't wait to go in and get a facial and massage in one day. I'm sure I'll leave feeling like a million bucks and then some.

      Dajara's Service
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 2 years in business
      S A M.
      Verified review

      Best facial ever, so knowledgeable and friendly

      MedEstheticsRx
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      Marika G.
      Verified review

      This was my first facial and Putri was amazing! I felt so comfortable and well taken care of. Putri really was able to answer every question I had and I felt extremely comfortable that she knew exactly what she was talking about. She is clearly very passionate and I'm so excited for my second facial in 6 weeks!

      LashedByMi
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
        Amber G.
        Verified review

        I met Mia getting an Aveda amazing facial. I've had plenty of them, and she completely listened to my needs & habits like no other. I now have radient skin as opossed to the opposite thanks to her professional advice and inspiration. Mia went out of her way on a holiday to drive to my residence as I was moving out of the area and on a strict time constraint. She is a patient perfectionist with a sunny and warm disposition. In two hours I had lushious fluffy lashes on 6/18. I have since been traveling and in & out of the ocean swimming. Only now 7/13 do I wish I had her by my side for a touch up. Highly reccommened.

        Fab Facials
        5.0
        from 1 review
          Kevin G.
          Verified review

          Great! Amazing! WooT Woot!

          • 3 years in business
          About

          We provide free skin care and makeup advice with treatment in a single two-hour facial for an introductory price of $75.00 (regular $125.00). We charge $5.00 per mile travel as an extra cost. Makeup application is free for first-time clients. Special-occasion makeup costs $125.00 and up; facialist reserves the right to cancel and refuse with no refunds ever. Payment is prepaid and completed prior to services due to travel expenses. We are licensed.

          About

          Planet Beach Contempo Spa in Rivermark is offering a free day at the spa for first-time guests for a limited time only. Our services include the following: * Hydro-derma fusion -- the ultimate, nutrient-rich, moisture treatment. Relieves muscle tension, decreases stress levels, and leaves your skin feeling hydrated and rejuvenated. * Luminous facial -- a revolutionary treatment that gives you a softer, more youthful complexion by oxygenating skin cells through LED light, restoring elastin and collagen. * Massage treatments -- take advantage of both of our massage services. The chiropractic table releases pressure in your spine and increases metabolism while the hydro massage utilizes water pressure to decrease muscle tension and increase flexibility. * Mystic spray tan -- customize your tan with our new, flexible ultraviolet-free mystic system which uses individual cartridges to give you healthy, streak-free, and beautifully bronzed skin. * UV therapy -- build a base tan with our new state-of-the-art UV therapy systems, including the platinum, stand-up, and high-pressure units. Call and reserve your appointment with a spa consultant today! Restrictions may apply. See spa for details. You must mention the code steph408 when calling for specials. Planet Beach Rivermark 3988 Rivermark Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054

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          Q & A

          Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

          What is a facial?

          A facial is a restorative cosmetic treatment for the skin on your face. Facials can be performed by a licensed cosmetician, esthetician, dermatologist or other qualified provider. Spas,  medi-spas and other skin care centers offer facials. Most offer different types of facials that address the most pressing skin care needs such aging, dryness, sagging, pigmentation, etc.

          The national average cost for a facial is $60-$80. More complex facials, such as microdermabrasion or chemical peel, will cost more, as will services provided by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. The products used can also affect the cost of your facial; high-end creams and serums will likely result in a higher cost. For most non-medical facials, the practitioner will perform a skin assessment, determining your skin type and learning about your lifestyle, diet and skin care concerns. Then the facialist will cleanse and exfoliate the skin, extract any blackheads and clear clogged pores, give a facial massage, apply a treatment mask and then apply moisturizers. Typically facials are relaxing and restorative, leaving your skin clear and dewy.

          Which facial is best?

          The wide variety of names, methods, techniques and technologies for facials can be confusing. The best facial for you depends on your skin care needs. If you’re aging and want to address wrinkles and sun spots, you may want a chemical peel, while for acne you may want a deep pore cleansing treatment. Consulting with a licensed esthetician, cosmetologist or dermatologist will help guide your choice. Skin care professionals specialize in assessing your skin and determining which course of treatment will help you achieve your goals. Here is a basic overview of the best facials for different outcomes:

          • Reduce wrinkles: A chemical peel can help stimulate skin cell turnover, creating a fresh new layer thanks to the salicylic or glycolic acids. It’s important to work with an experienced professional when getting a chemical peel so you choose the right level for your skin type.
          • Prevent acne: Enzyme facials or LED facials help battle acne breakouts.
          • Smooth skin tone: Microdermabrasion facials are done using a small tool that polishes off your dead skin cells to reveal a fresh layer of skin underneath.
          • Relax and rejuvenate: A traditional European facial often features warm steamed towels, a facial massage, deep skin cleansing and exfoliation, extractions (as desired), face masks, and applications of serums and moisturizers to leave your skin refreshed and you feeling great.

          What is a mini facial treatment?

          A mini facial treatment is an abbreviated version of a classic European facial treatment. Typically provided in 30 minutes, it’s short enough to complete during a lunch break but long enough to feel luxurious. Before any treatment begins, most providers will do an assessment of your skin to determine the appropriate products to use, such as anti-acne or anti-aging. During a mini facial treatment, the licensed esthetician or cosmetologist will prepare your face by gently wrapping it in warm, moist towels. The heat of the warm towels loosens the pores of your skin, readying it for cleansing and treatment. After steaming, the skin care provider will cleanse your skin, then apply an exfoliant, often a fruit enzyme exfoliant. Next, the provider will apply the appropriate serums and moisturizers for your skin type, and often give a small massage. Mini facial treatments are more cost-effective than traditional facials, which typically last 60-90 minutes. They’re the perfect splurge when you need an affordable pampering session.

          What is the purpose of a facial mask?

          A facial mask is used for therapeutic cosmetic purposes. A facial mask can be applied at home or by professionals during a facial at a spa or medi-spa. There are many different types of facial masks, all with different ingredients and applications to help you achieve your skin care goals. The active ingredients can help guide your choice. If you want to reduce oil and clear your pores, a clay mask with bentonite or French green clay may suit your purposes. For deep hydration, a mask with a humectant like hyaluronic acid will keep skin dewy and fresh.

          There are many ways to apply facial masks. Always start by thoroughly washing your face before applying a mask. Pre-made sheet masks are draped loosely over your face to allow your skin to absorb the ingredients while you relax. The sheet mask can usually be removed within 15-30 minutes. Clay masks are applied wet by hand, carefully avoiding the eyes. After the clay works its extractive magic and dries, you wash it off to reveal clear skin underneath. Moisturizing masks that are applied by hand are often only wiped off, leaving a rich layer of moisturizer to continue to nourish the skin.

          What is included in a facial?

          There are many types of facials you can receive based on your skincare goals. Pricing for facials will vary based on the skin care provider you see and your geographic location. Facials provided in a medi-spa by a medical doctor or nurse, or at an upscale day spa, will typically have higher average prices, as will facials in more expensive parts of the country.

          • European facial: Typically lasts 60-90 minutes. Includes steaming (often with warmed towels), cleansing and examination of the skin, exfoliation, extraction of blackheads and clearing clogged pores, application of masks specific to the skin’s need (anti-aging, etc.), application of serums and moisturizers, and massage.
          • Microdermabrasion: 30-90 minutes. Microdermabrasion sloughs off the dead skin on the surface level, revealing brighter skin underneath. The practitioner uses a small, motorized tool that polishes your skin with a diamond tip or stream of very fine crystals. Usually the treatment is preceded by a thorough cleansing. After the microdermabrasion, the practitioner cleans away any remaining dead skin, and then applies a hydrating mask or moisturizers.
          • Back facial: About 60 minutes. Includes a thorough cleansing, exfoliation, extraction of blackheads and clearing of clogged pores, an acne-fighting mask, and mini-massage to keep the skin on the back clear and acne-free.
          • Gentleman’s facial: 50-75 minutes. Treats areas that most affect men. Includes cleansing, assessment of skin type, exfoliation and extraction to address razor burn or ingrown facial hairs, a hydrating mask, and a facial massage followed with moisturizer.
          • Jessner’s peel: 30 minutes. This is a light chemical peel that removes the surface layer of the skin to create a smoother look and feel.
            • More powerful peels are also available, typically at a higher cost.
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