Facial FAQs

Facial Treatments

Facial FAQs

Facial Treatments


What is a Facial?
A facial involves a variety of skin treatments including steaming, cleansing, toning, exfoliation, applying creams and lotions, the extraction of spots, applying a facial mask and a little light massage.

Facials use everything from oils, creams, gels and serums to give you cleaner, healthier, brighter skin.

Why is a Dermalogica Facial more expensive?
The Dermalogica creams and lotions that we use are much more expensive than the products that we use in a Standard Facial.

Why should I have a Facial?
Having a facial will cleanse your skin: it will take off the layer of dead skin cells and deep-clean your pores to help prevent acne and dull skin.

A facial will balance the different areas of your facial skin, improve its texture, general health and appearance.

A facial will re-hydrate – or moisturize – your skin as well as nourish your complexion. A facial will tighten and brighten your skin, making you look younger, firmer and fresher.


I have spots on my face, can a Facial help?
Yes. As part of your Facial, Daniel will remove any blackheads and whiteheads. However, if you have a lot of blackheads you may need a second Facial treatment.

If you have too many removed in one session, this can be traumatic for your skin. If you have acne you should NOT have a Facial.


How will I feel after my Facial?
Having a facial will make you feel pampered, relaxed and refreshed. Your skin should feel fresher, softer and more supple.

Your facial should leave you glowing with a sense of how beautiful and renewed, re-balanced, restored and re-vitalised you are.

But you may not look like that! You may look a bit greasy and like you aren’t wearing enough make-up. You may also be a bit unkempt as your hair may be sticking up after it was swept back during the facial. You are welcome to check your appearance in the mirror before you leave!


How often should I get a Facial?
How often you come for a facial will depend on you. It takes a month for your skin to re-generate so we would suggest a facial treatment every month.

Failing that, try to have a facial at least four times a year, as the seasons change (from spring to summer, autumn to winter, etc).


What should I do before I come for a Facial?
Nothing! All you have to do is turn up. Before we start your facial treatment we will work out your skin type and texture, and tailor the facial to meet your needs.

If you have sensitive skin, it might be worth asking in advance if you can "test" the products to make sure that you don't have a bad reaction to them.


Will I be sitting up or lying down during my Facial?
You will receive your facial while lying down on my massage table, although your head will be slightly raised. Your hair will be swept back from your face.


What should I do or not do after a Facial?
After you have had a facial, for the next 24 hours:

Don't have any heat treatments
Don't take any exercise
Don't put any other cosmetic products on your face
Don't wear make-up
Don't use any suncream
Do drink water
Do have a good skincare regime


Is there any reason why I can’t have a Facial?
Almost anyone can have a facial without any risk. If you have any skin allergies, skin conditions or you are pregnant please let me know when you book your appointment.

You should not come for a facial if:

You have hyper-sensitive skin (eg. sunburn)
You have extremely vascular skin
You have an acute inflammation or swelling (eg. stings)
You have an Infectious skin condition
You have severe Asthma or sinus disorders
You are a diabetic
You have just had an operation
You have Cancer
You are taking Warfarin, Roaccutane or Steroids
You have Acne
You have just had cosmetic surgery
You have high blood pressure, heart problems or epilepsy

If you have any worries at all about having a facial, what it involves or if you feel uncomfortable during your facial, just let us know.


What hours do you work?
Daniel is available during at the following times:

Monday:........10am - 8pm
Tuesday:...... 10am - 8pm
Wednesday:..10am - 8pm
Thursday:..... 10am - 8pm
Friday:......... 10am - 8pm
Saturday:..... 10am - 2pm
Sunday:........not available


How do I get to Woking?
You can see full details of our location and how to get there on my Location Page There is plenty of free parking. Please either park on the gravel drive or directly outside the house if possible.


Are you insured to perform facials?
Yes. Daniel is insured against the (highly unlikely) event that you are injured during a treatment. His insurance documents from Balens Insurers are available for you to inspect if you wish.


Are all my details kept confidential?
Yes. When you arrive for your first appointment we will ask you to fill out a short questionnaire about your health. Please allow extra time for this. All your personal details, including contact details, are completely confidential. None of your details will be passed to a third party.


Do you play music during the facial treatment?
You have a choice. Daniel can massage you with background music or relaxing sounds. We have an iPod Dock with a wide choice of soothing music or sounds from nature (for example waves, surf, birds, a forest, tropical rain or a thunderstorm). Alternatively, Daniel can massage in silence if you prefer.


How can I pay for my facial?
You can pay for your treatment in cash, via BACS (online banking), Paypal or payment by credit or debit card via Paypal. Sorry no cheques.


What if I cancel my facial treatment?
If you cancel your appointment within 24 hours, the full fee is still payable. If you give more than 24 hours' notice, we will be happy to re-schedule your facial treatment.


Can I book a facial treatment for today?
Yes. Some people book a week or more in advance; some people are looking for an appointment on the same day. If you are looking for a same-day appointment, you may find that the times we have available are much more limited.


What happens if I am early or late for my facial treatment?
Please do your best to arrive on time but if you are a few minutes early or late for your appointment, don’t worry. If you are early, we have a waiting room for you to sit in with a few magazines to read.


How do I get in contact with you?
You can email us through the Contact Page, call on 01483 779997 or text on 07902 716499. You should get a fairly swift response between 8am and 10pm.

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Facial Treatments
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Meet the Daniel Beauty Team

Hair Removal

From bushy brows to hairy toes and everything in-between, waxing is one of the most popular beauty services. We offer full body waxing at my home between Woking and West Byfleet in Surrey. Your privacy and confidentiality is assured at all times.
Body Waxing

Massage Therapies

Swedish or holistic (whole of body) massage uses several styles of long, flowing strokes which makes it ideal for relaxation. We use softer strokes on the bonier and more delicate parts of the body, and stronger strokes where there is thicker muscle coverage.
Swedish Massage

Threading

Hair removal by threading involves using a thin, twisted cotton thread which is rolled over facial areas.
Threading is used to tidy up hairlines, eyebrows and moustaches, plucking the hair out at the follicle.
Threading