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Best Places For Facials In Baltimore

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Not all facials are suited to every individual. Before allowing a new client to undergo any facial treatment, a qualified esthetician will complete a consultation questionnaire and perform a thorough skin analysis. Mechanical treatments involve the use of steam along with the application of a gritty substance that scrub the skin. Chemical exfoliants use acids and enzymes to loosen the molecular bong between the skin cells. The best precaution against potential problems is education. An informed consumer is a happy consumer, and these are the best places for facials in Baltimore.

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Apothecary Wellness Spa
1200 Light Street
Baltimore, Md. 21230
(443) 540-4022

Apothecary Wellness offers organic skin care treatments produced from natural products grown in Eastern Europe, along the Carpathian Mountain basin; Naturopathica-brand organic products created by herbalist and clinical esthetician Barbara Close and Hauschka Skin Care beauty products. Designed for clients who want more than a once-in-a-while spa experience, the wellness program requires a regimen of planned treatments. To ensure the benefits of the treatment process is not undone by commercial makeup products, Apothecary Wellness Spa carries a line of eco-friendly and skin-friendly makeup products.

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Toscana Medispa
202 Albermarle Street
Baltimore, Md. 21202
(410) 837-2262

This full-service, Mediterranean-inspired salon and spa is owned and operated by Garry Jennings, a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School. The spa offers everything from complete spa experiences to special packages, such as the Toscana Espresso Sampler that includes a body scrub, massage, facial and pedicure; or the Lunch Time Rewind that includes a manicure, massage, facial and Italian lunch of salad, fruit, wine, tea, coffee or other beverages. Also offered are the Toscana Expresso Facial and Toscana Basic Facial. Make-up services, medical services and other salon and spa-related services are available. A free skin evaluation is provided.

Alpha Studio

Alpha Studio
817 S. Bond Street
Baltimore, Md. 21231
(410) 327-1300

Known for its full-body approach, Alpha Studios uses plant and flower-based skin treatments developed by Aveda. The facility offers a relaxed, low-key, friendly atmosphere. Among its facials, it is famous for the self-heating seaweed masks. Facial options include an essential facial, a skin analysis, cleansing, exfoliation and extractions when necessary. The treatment includes a hand, arm, scalp, facial, shoulder and neck massage. The self-renewal facial includes the essential facial, plus 30 minutes more of massage that includes the feet. The focus facial is a slimmed-down version of the essential facial and also includes a hand and arm massage. Treatment facials for skin resurfacing, discoloration, renewal and acne relief are available along with, a plant peel and a revitalizing eye treatment. Makeup services are available as well.

Spa at Four Seasons Hotel
200 International Drive
Baltimore, Md. 21202
(410) 576-5800

Located near the Inner Harbor, the Spa at the Four Seasons Hotel combines luxury with style. First, a detailed skin consultation is conducted and then a facial is designed specifically for each client. The skin analysis is conducted using both visual and technology-aided examinations. Facial packages offered include the rehydrator, a regenerating facial for dry skin involving cleansing, exfoliation, oil treatments and masks. The instant, anti-aging active peel helps reduce pigmentation, lines, wrinkles and helps promote immediate skin radiance. The facial includes a steam and deep-brush cleanse, along with an ESPA Professional Enzyme Peel. Desensitizing, skin purifying, age rebelling and other facials are available.

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About Faces
1501 S. Clinton Street
Baltimore, Md. 21224
(410) 675-0099

About Faces has been around since 1970. Offering complete day spa services, the spa boasts a number of specialized facial treatments: The custom European facial for both women and men is personalized for individual skin conditions; the anti-stress facial is designed to treat skin, mind and body and includes a facial, along with a back feet and hands massage; the teen facial for clients up to 16 is designed to promote skin care for teens that will lead to a lifelong health complexion; the express facial is designed to offer a customized treatment of skin rejuvenation for busy individuals; the mini-facial involves an initial skin consultation and is intended to be an introductory facial experience for new clients; and a back facial, also available for men and women, is designed to treat dry, acne-covered or oily skin. Oxygen infusion facials are available.

Jeffrey B. Roth, has won numerous state and national news and feature-writing awards during his career. A well-known crime writer, investigative reporter and a feature writer, Roth writes for a number of magazines and newspapers. Listed in the Locus Index of SciFi and Fantasy authors, Roth is the author of a number of published short stories and poetry. His work can be found on

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