Welcome to Totally Beauty Spa of South Florida, you’ll soon realize the Totally Beauty Spa is like no other. Your South Florida Totally Beauty Spa was created to give you the ultimate experience of escape and indulgence you deserve. We believe your day at the spa should be more than just a great spa treatment, it should be a great “experience” from the moment you arrive until the moment you leave.
Enjoy the ambiance, a nice atmosphere, and friendly service. At the Totally Beauty Spa, you’ll find it is not the journey but the “destination.” We invite you to see for yourself! Come to your senses.
At Totally Beauty Spa we’ll provide you with a relaxing and enjoyable experience. The wide variety of services are designed to enhance your comfort and style. Our products are designed to support all of the services we offer. We are skilled and extensively trained within our fields-we believe totally in continuing education. We strive to stay current on techniques and trends, enabling us to deliver the very best results.
Our Mission Statement is to provide customized beauty and wellness services, essential for positive and healthy living, to anyone who walks in our doors through the highest standard of professionalism, attention to detail and superior customer service.
Owner & Aesthetician
Does waxing hurt?
Every person reacts differently to waxing, as we all have different sensitivity levels. Different areas of the body will hurt more than others on certain people, we will do our best to make you comfortable and make the waxing as painless as possible.
How long does the hair have to be?
It depends on the area being waxed. For body hair, it should be around 1/4″ to 1/2″ for best results. The longer the better, but anything longer than 1/2″ may need to be trimmed. For facial hair, it should be at least 1/8″ long.
I broke out after being waxed. What’s that all about?
Yes, waxing can cause breakouts. So why does it do this? Well, when we wax, especially when we catch the hair at the root, we’re opening up that hair follicle and allowing for all kinds of dirt, oil, and even dead skin to get in. Thus, we break out into little pustules (“white heads”). Also, some people may be sensitive to the wax that is being used, or may even be allergic to an ingredient in the wax. Always inform the esthetician of all allergies and sensitivities. To prevent and treat breakouts after waxing, cleanse thoroughly and regularly, and use an astringent such as Witch Hazel to further clean the area of unwanted debris and close up the pores. Try to avoid sweating at all costs to prevent bacteria from getting into the follicles. Using an anti-bacterial soap has also shown to help with breakouts after waxing. In severe cases, try using a salicylic gel. Ask your esthetician.
WHAT CAUSES INGROWN HAIRS?
There are many culprits! tight clothing, sweat/oils/bacteria getting into the follicle, synthetic materials (such as lace, spandex, nylon), friction, dead skin, dry skin, not following proper aftercare protocol. Unfortunately, some people are just prone to these also.
What Are Facial Extractions?
An extraction is the process of clearing a clogged or compacted pore by manual or mechanical means. Most people need at least a couple of extractions during each facial, though you may require more extractions if this is your first facial.
Comedones (blackheads) are the most common reason for extraction. The dark spot which is visible on the surface of the skin is oil which has oxidized and darkened on exposure to the air, like when you slice an apple and allow it to sit out for a while.Pustules and pimples can also be extracted, depending on their size and depth. This often requires the use of a lancet to gently lift and remove the very top layer of the pustule to allow the contents to be easily extracted.Some pores may not be ready to be extracted on the first attempt and may require several treatments before they can be cleared.
After the extractions
Following extractions, an antiseptic/antibacterial product is generally applied to bring the skin back to its normal acid pH, and to aid in preventing post-facial breakouts. High frequency current may also be applied to the extraction area to kill bacteria and calm the skin. Often, a soothing mask is applied following extractions to help calm the skin, reduce redness and heal blemish.
Is it normal to have scabs after a facial?
People with other medical conditions may experience scabbing on their face as a result. In either case, the scabs should heal on their own within a few weeks. Those who want to speed up the healing process or prevent scars can try home treatments, ask for your Esthetician.
WHAT ARE MILIA?
Milia, also known as milk spots, are small, hard, raised bumps approximately 1-2mm in diameter and appear pearly-white or yellowish in colour. They are located immediately below the epidermis, the very outer layer of skin, making their distinctive colouring so visible. They usually occur in a group which is why they are more frequently referred to in their plural form milia, rather than the singular term milium.Milia are very common, benign, epidermoid cysts that are filled with a dead skin cells formed of a protein called keratin, which occurs naturally in the skin and can be found in nails and hair. Unlike a sebaceous cyst (also called an epidermal inclusion cyst), milia do not form from a pore; they are just a pocket of normal skin that somehow indented, sealed over and the dead cells got trapped. Once they emerge that rarely change in appearance and rarely become swollen or inflamed, but they may become itchy.
The Esthetician can do remove milia?
An Esthetician has a special techniques to remove milia. Multiple sessions may occasionally be required.
Can you see results after 1 peel?
The best results are obtained with multiple treatments over time. Just as it takes time for skin damage to accumulate, it also takes time to reverse it.
You will notice a visible improvement in your skin after one peel.
What is Dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is an effective and safe exfoliation procedure. It uses a sterile surgical scalpel to shave the surface of the skin to remove excess dead skin and peach fuzz hairs. The procedure makes skin look and feel smoother and will reduces the appearance of acne scars.
What are the Benefits of Dermaplaning?
- Provides deeper product penetration
- Removes soft facial hair that traps dirt and oils
- Promotes smoother skin
- Safe procedure for removing dead skin cells and “peachfuzz”
- Reduces the appearance of acne scars
- Diminishes the look of fine lines
- Works on all skin types
- Instant results and no downtime
How Often is Dermaplaning Performed?
Dermaplaning is usually performed every three to four weeks. It is good to have the skin complete its normal rejuvenation cycle, which is thirty days, before going back and having the treatment done.
What to Expect After the Procedure:
Sometimes after dermaplaning, the skin will end up peeling slightly. This normally only happens when there is not enough time in between treatments to let the hair’s growth cycle be completed. There is no need to worry about the hair on your face getting any darker. Since dermaplaning only targets the vellus hair (peachfuzz) the hair will grow back the same size and color. It is physiologically impossible for the hair to grow back thicker and dark, so no need to panic and worry.
What's a Dermapen (micro-needling) facial?
Dermapen facial is one of the best skin rejuvenation treatments, done with a device having fine needles like ‘Dermapen‘. The Dermapen creates the tiny little wounds on the top layer of the skin, which will help your skin to start healing itself and triggers the body to produce new collagen and elastin.
How long does dermapen results last?
Your results will last anywhere from three to five months, and many patients schedule follow-up treatments twice a year to maintain their results.
Are DermaPen results permanent?
The effects of a micro needling pen are not permanent, so clinicians recommend a maintenance program which could include quarterly procedures to keep skin looking it’s best.
Does dermapen work for wrinkles?
It can help tackle things like uneven skin texture, sun damage, loss of firmness, lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, acne scars, and the overall appearance of your skin.
What’s the difference between NANO NEEDLING x MICRO NEEDLING (Dermapen)?
Nano-needling stimulates collagen production in the skin by safely infusing active ingredients from your serum through tiny nano-channels. This is very similar, but less invasive than microneedling and allows up to 97% product absorption. This treatment combats fine lines, acne, hyperpigmentation, and other skin blemishes through the transdermal delivery system for increased effectiveness of serums.
Microneedling (dermapen) is recommended for deeper acne scars and lines, hair regrowth, stretch marks and hyperpigmentation as the deeper micro-injuries associated with microneedling trigger a more drastic repair response.
There is no downtime with nanoneedling and you won’t experience any redness or swelling as with microneedling.
Can you nano needle everyday?
How often can I get a Nano-needling treatment? Nano-Needling can be done every two to three weeks. For best results, we recommend a series of treatment
What is radiofrequency?
RF energy when used for skin tightening is able to penetrate deep into the skin and affect the deeper dermis and subcutaneous layers, causing tightening and improvements to the underlying tissue structure, but with little change in skin texture or fine lines and wrinkling.
How often can I use RF on my face?
But in general, many practitioners recommend a course of six to eight radiofrequency facial treatments at one-month intervals, to achieve the initial level of improvement you want. After that, practitioners typically suggest a treatment every few months, or in some cases every year, to maintain the improvements.