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Microdermabrasion Skin Resurfacing

At The Facial Place, we use a system which removes the topmost layer of the skin by gently exfoliating it with natural diamond chips bonded to the tip of the wand, while vacuuming the exfoliated skin cells away in a controlled manner. Removing this outer layer leaves a smoother texture and promotes the growth of healthy new skin, resulting in a more youthful and firmer complexion.

One Microdermabrasion Treatment is ideal for a special event or done in a series of 4 to 6 treatments as a program for overall skin rejuvenation.
This treatment is non-invasive, painless and requires very little downtime from work or social activities.

On The Go “Express” Microdermabrasion Treatment                   $115.00 (30min)
Treatments need to be completed two weeks apart for optimum results.
This treatment includes cleanse, micro, finishing creams and serums.

Microdermabrasion With Classic Facial                                             $140.00 (60min)
This treatment includes cleanse, micro, steaming if possible, extractions, serums, mask, massage of face, neck, chest and shoulders, finishing creams and serums.


AFA (Amino acid) gel peels    

AFA Peeling utilize amino acids (Acid Filaggrin) to promote healthier and brighter skin. Using these proteins, which are also antioxidants, AFAs generate unique benefits offering the following benefits:  Greater moisture retention - Anti-aging   - Acne -  No sun sensitivity   -  Lessening Hyper-Pigmentation - Deep exfoliation  -  Less irritation

Completed in a series of 4 to 6 treatments as a program for overall skin rejuvenation.  

AFA Gel Peel
This  treatment is excellent for all skin types                                           $85.00 (20min)
AFA Clay Peel

An ideal exfoliating peel for acneic skin types                                         $110.00 (30min)

FREE CONSULTATIONS cancellation notice required

Before You Book Your AFA TREATMENT

After Your AFA Treatment


  1. What is an AFA Peel?
    AFA Peeling utilize amino acids (Acid Filaggrin) to promote healthier and brighter skin. Using these proteins, which are also antioxidants, AFAs generate unique benefits offering the following benefits:

Deep exfoliation: Excellent Treatment for Acne:  The skin can take a much higher concentration of AFAs than glycolic acid and AHAs. This greatly aids clogged pores + acne as it decongests the skin more effectively.

Greater moisture retention: Acidic amino acids are the primary moisture retention factor of the skin. In damaged skins, these amino acids are decreased.

Anti-aging: AFA gels are able to penetrate to the stratum granulosum. These antioxidants penetrate deeply providing the skin with three times more anti-aging results than AHAs.

No sun sensitivity: AFA Peels are excellent for sun damage and pigmentation because it does not make the skin photosensitive. This is very important as other peels can actually worsen skin damage as it makes the skin vulnerable to UV rays. Acidic amino acids produce a bi-product of Urocanic Acid which is a recognized UV filter.

Lessening Hyper-Pigmentation: AFAs have been observed to be more effective than hydroquinone for pigmentation and are especially good for African, Asian or Indian skin types.

Less irritation: There has been proven to be less irritation with AFA peeling. This benefits sensitive skin types as it is gentler than AHA Peeling. Also, the fact it does not make skin photosensitive is also crucial to sensitive skin.

  1. What is the AFA Clay Peel? Excellent for Acne Skin Types
    The AFA Clay Peel is a two-step process of AFA Clay Peeling with the regular AFA Peel. The AFA Clay Peel adds an even deeper peeling component as a pre AFA Peel treatment. The AFA Clay Peel helps close and tighten pores and enhance the AFA Peel’s potency.
  2. AFAs and Microdermabrasion
    AFA Peels can be used in conjunction with Microdermabrasion for a powerful treatment under the direction and guidance of a skincare professional. This pairing is an intensive anti-aging treatment for the skin which helps increase collagen production, promote elasticity and smooth fine lines.
  3. How many treatments will I need?
    You will see immediate results after your first treatment. For those treating an acute skin ailment (ie. scarring, acne), the number of treatments will be dependent on the severity of the ailment. AFA Peeling should have a minimum of two weeks between treatments and any skincare peeling should not be used the night before a treatment. An initial series of peels is highly recommended varying with skin type and goals. To maintain results, follow up treatments should be done every 4-6 weeks. Pairing this with a facial for a monthly pore-cleansing is ideal.
  4. What should I expect?
    The AFA Peel is extremely effective, and the overall appearance of the skin will be improved. The first few days after the treatment skin needs a rich moisturizer to protect and nourish the skin. The skin has been deeply exfoliated, so skincare will absorb deeper. If a rich moisturizer is not used, the skin may flake and feel sensitive. For those who are concerned about sensitivity or are inquiring about a series, an AFA Preparatory Facial is beneficial as the esthetician can give you individualized insight to your skin and prescribe a specific regime/ process

Due to the high volume of clients who do not show up for their bookings, The Facial Place now requires a Visa or MasterCard in order to secure a spa appointment of 2 hours or more or a group booking. The Facial Place requires 24 hours notice to cancel the reservation. If 24  hours notice is not given, The Facial Place will charge the card a $25.00 per hour fee.      Thank you for understanding how important it is to us to be able to re-book our time. 

Unopened products can be returned within 14 days from the purchase date.
Opened items which are found defective can be returned within 14 days for refund, exchange or replacement.



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