Skincare & Massage Therapy
Specialty Acne Management
Refinement is a skincare and massage therapy studio located in the medical district in Huntsville, Alabama.
We offer skincare services and maintenance with specialized equipment, using professional products that address individual issues.
We treat and help manage skin concerns from acne to aging across a range of ages. Refinement is the first esthetics studio in Alabama to receive training and certification through Face Reality Acne Clinic, allowing us exclusive access to treatment protocols and products to help clear acne and keep skin clear, clean, healthy!
Massage therapy is provided for clients in need of intervention as a result of injury, and pain that may come from habitual lifestyle patterns, post-surgical healing, sports activities and more.
Specialty Acne Management
Acne can be controlled with the right combination of products, used in the correct way. We are certified to follow the acne treatment protocols developed by Face Reality Acne Clinic. This specialized program provides regular treatment intervention and modifications to get skin clear and help it stay clear.
This specialized program requires specific products available in the treatment studio. Client education and commitment are an absolute must to ensure results. If you suffer from acne, please allow us to help determine the type of acne and right program to finally get your skin clear.
Ultrasonic Exfoliation, Microdermabrasion
and Chemical Exfoliation
*Microdermabrasion is “mechanical exfoliation” using a sterilized diamond-tipped wand and vacuum system. The skin is exfoliated by movement of the wand in specific patterns over the skin, while the vacuum stimulates the production of collagen to firm the skin. Monthly appointments are recommended.
*Ultrasonic vibration is "mechanical exfoliation" using a hand-held, non-cutting blade that vibrates 28,000 beats per second. This vibration effectively lifts dead skin cells leaving behind brighter, fresher skin. Ultrasonic vibration is also an effective way to extract clogged pores and is often used in blemish reduction treatments.
•Chemical Exfoliation refers to the use of chemicals to remove dead skin cells and stimulate cell turnover on the face. It’s commonly referred to as a “peel”. Skin evaluation and client needs and lifestyle will determine the best chemical to use.
High Frequency Treatments
*Our Skin Classic machine has won numerous awards from authorities in skin care. This device uses a sterile probe and current to treat minor skin irregularities like brown spots as a result of sun exposure, cystic acne and clogged follicles, sebaceous hyperplasia, milia and telangectasia (spider veins commonly found on the cheeks and around the nose).
Our Acne Management Treatments **require** the use of our products during the full course of treatment and management with our specialists. Substitutions and/or added products will not be allowed in order to avoid complications, reactions, or undesirable outcomes. We do everything in our power to recommend what we know works for acne treatment; we make every effort not to waste products that clients purchase for the treatment of their acne. Success requires commitment to our client needs and client compliance with regular appointments and correct use of home care products.
Acne Academy Comprehensive Treatment $525
Acne Academy Comprehensive Treatment is a bundled package including Acne Consultation and Initial Treatment; 6 additional acne treatments and extractions scheduled twice monthly for three (3) months; the first set of required home care products; savings on future acne home care product purchases; and savings on advance purchases of treatments that exceed the included six (6) treatments (additional treatments may be recommended based on case by case client needs but are not required).
Acne treatment protocols are available individually if clients do not wish to pay in advance. Three months of treatments are required for individual plans.
Acne Academy Comprehensive Treatment is paid in full upon consultation and initial treatment; this plan saves $125 over individual treatments.
Acne Consultation $95
The Acne Consultation is a required first step to beginning our Acne Treatment Protocol. This appointment takes about 45 minutes and allows us to determine your skin type, acne type, and skin tolerance. With this information, we can recommend products and treatments; discuss lifestyle factors and product ingredients that may be causing breakouts; and provide information that also covers what we discuss in the consultation.
If you decide to begin our program after the consultation, a separate initial treatment appointment will be scheduled.
Our products are required if clients decide to follow our approach, clients typically spend $175 for their first set of acne home care products.
Acne Consultation & Treatment $150
**For clients that have decided to begin our program and wish to have one appointment that includes consultation and initial treatment.**
This appointment takes about 90 minutes and includes everything in the Acne Consultation as well as application of chemical exfoliation or enzyme exfoliation products, and extractions of impacted acne lesions*. All instructions for the first two weeks of home care are provided; products are taken home** and future treatment appointments will be scheduled for every two weeks.
*Restrictions may apply that postpone treatment
**Products are not included in the fee for this treatment.
Acne Treatments & Extractions $100 (2 per month)
**Only for acne clients that have opted to begin our program.**
Every two weeks, clients will receive an acne treatment appropriate for their skin in its specific condition on appointment day. Acne extractions will be performed. Adjustments may be made to the home care routine so skin does not adapt and changes continue.
Acne Treatment appointments typically last 45 minutes but will begin to take less time as the skin clears. Generally, 6 to 8 Acne Treatments will be necessary over a 3- to 4-month period. After acne is under control, clients will only need to maintain the final recommended home care protocol to keep their skin clear.
Ayurvedic Kansa Facial $90
**This treatment is endorsed by ONCOLOGY SPA SOLUTIONS and safe for cancer patients**. Ancient Ayurvedic medicine techniques used the "healing metal" called Kansa, or bronze, for the release of toxins and negative energy. This treatment utilizes Kansa for facial musculature stimulation and promotes relaxation while calming the skin and clearing the mind. The Ayurvedic Kansa Facial leaves a visible brightness and toned appearance where aging or illness may have had negative effects.
This treatment includes cleansing and enzyme exfoliation followed by gentle ultrasonic exfoliation. A special combination of plant oil and essential oil is applied to the skin and a specific series of movements are performed with Kansa.
DermaRefine Epidermal Exfoliation Facial $100
Epidermal Exfoliation, also known as dermaplaning, involves manual exfoliation using a surgical steel sterilized blade to remove build up of dead skin cells and the vellus hair that grows on the face as we age. This level of exfoliation is deeper than microdermabrasion or ultrasonic, and leaves the skin baby smooth and soft. Products absorb efficiently, and makeup requires less effort for an even application. It may be the best exfoliation you will ever experience.
Treatment includes cleansing, enzyme application, and products to thoroughly remove oil and debris from skin. A very light oil is applied to the skin for comfort and better blade glide. A final step removes any remaining loosened skin, leaving the skin ready for mask, hydration and sun protection. The basic treatment lasts about 60 minutes, and the deluxe treatment lasts about 75 minutes.
Microcurrent Lift & Tone Facial
Add MICROCURRENT lift and tone treatments to any facial ($60/full face; $35/focus area only)
Focus Area Series (10 treatments) $250
Cumulative Results Series (10 treatments) $900
Maintenance Results Series (3 treatments) $175
Microcurrent technology is the application of current through the skin to lift and tone muscles, smooth wrinkles, stimulate collagen production and slow the aging process of cells. This is a safe and relaxing process with immediate visible results and no down time. Numerous studies find microcurrent to prevent or delay invasive surgical intervention. Cumulative, lasting results can be achieved through a series of treatments and regular maintenance.
Treatment includes thorough cleansing and application of conducting gel for effectively regulating current. A series of signature current waves are then applied to the skin using positive and negative probes. Microcurrent treatment is followed by a soothing mask, hydration and sun protection.
Refinement Ultrasonic Exfoliation Facial
Facial $85 ~ Back $80
Professional exfoliation removes build up of dead skin cells, allowing better product absorption and a cleaner, brighter appearance. We use a combination of microdermabrasion and ultrasonic vibration (based on skin type and other indicators) for thorough exfoliation.
Treatment includes skin analysis, cleansing and enzyme application followed by exfoliation, hydration and sun protection. This treatment lasts 45-50 minutes; 6o minutes with facial moisture massage (deluxe). This treatment is perfect for exfoliation on the back, a very neglected area, and lasts 35 minutes
A chemical peel is a perfect step to refining your skin and results are maximized through a slow approach of mild to more aggressive products. This approach helps us strengthen the skin by targeting issues slowly and more thoroughly. Results are monitored before more aggressive treatment steps are taken to keep the skin responsive and avoid any trauma that may cause undesired outcomes.
Deeper exfoliation and a targeted approach to managing skincare issues ~ A series of peels aimed at specific issues and applied in specific intervals will help you meet your goals. Products and education on maintaining results will be discussed during your appointment.
Show of Hands Peel
Our hands are exposed to damaging UVA and UVB rays and often are an afterthought. But it's an centuries-old tale that says the hands show our true age. Exfoliate the skin on your hands, combat fine lines and wrinkles, and diminish brown spots.
HI-FREQUENCY CURRENT TREATMENTS
High Frequency Current Treatments are effective options for managing cherry angioma, clogged follicles, cystic acne, milia, sebaceous hyperplasia, skin tags and telangiectasia.
Schedule a consultation and evaluation of your skin to determine if High Frequency is an option for you.
Facial and body waxing for females is available for all areas of the body from underarm to bikini to extended bikini (Brazilian).
Waxing appointments are typically scheduled for half-hour or one-hour sessions, depending on the total area treated.
Massage therapy is treatment for the body and soul. Our Licensed Massage Therapist works with clients in all types of massage and body modalities including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Specific Injury and Reiki Energy.
60- Minute Massage
One hour massages are devoted to release of muscular tension and stress. This time frame is recommended for ongoing body therapy in pursuit of overall health and wellness.
Massage Therapy Packages
Packages of multiple one hour massages are available for those who wish to receive ongoing massage therapy sessions.
Packages may be split amongst individuals, or into multiple gift certificates.
Package of 3 $210
Package of 5 $325
Package of 10 $600
Our Plans to Add Services
*Skincare for Oncology Patients
*Alternative Holistic Cleanse Programs – safe, alternative treatments based on individual client needs.