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The Ultimate Guide to Facials: Comparing Top Facials at Heart Lake Aesthetics

Facials go beyond the indulgence of a luxury spa treatment; they’re an essential component of maintaining skin health and vitality. However, whether you’re a seasoned spa-goer or new to the concept, understanding the vast array of facial treatments available can be quite overwhelming.

At Heart Lake Aesthetics, we pride ourselves on offering a suite of top-tier facial treatments designed to rejuvenate, nourish, and transform your skin. This extensive guide will walk you through all the facial services we offer so that you can choose the perfect match for your skin.

Understanding Your Skin

Before you opt for a facial, it’s critical to recognize the specifics of your skin.

  • Skin Type: There are four main skin types—dry, oily, combination, and sensitive. Dry skin is characterized by flakiness and a feeling of tightness; oily skin is prone to shine, enlarged pores, and frequent breakouts; combination skin is a mix of both dry and oily areas, typically with an oily T-zone; and sensitive skin reacts easily to products and environmental factors, often resulting in redness or irritation.
  • Skin Concerns: Men and women of all ages can experience common skin issues such as enlarged pores, blackheads, dull complexion, acne, red patches, fine lines, wrinkles, and skin sensitivity.
  • Skin Consultation: At Heart Lake Aesthetics, we recommend starting with a professional consultation. Our experts will assess your skin and recommend the most suitable treatments to address your particular concerns.

Why Facials Matter

Incorporating regular facial treatments into your skincare routine can have profound benefits. They can improve your skin texture and tone, enhance hydration and moisture retention, reduce acne, and have many anti-aging benefits.

Facial treatments are followed up with a facial massage to stimulate blood circulation to nourish the skin and expose the skin cells to oxygen.

A Comparison of the Facials Offered at Heart Lake Aesthetics

Below are the different facials offered at Heart Lake Aesthetics and how they can complement various skin types and concerns.

Regular Facial

Regular Facial

Description: A regular facial is a classic skin treatment that involves a series of steps to clean, exfoliate, and rejuvenate your skin, providing a wholesome and relaxing experience. This treatment helps to unclog pores and remove dead skin cells, contributing to a smoother, brighter complexion.

The Procedure:

  1. Cleansing the face
  2. Light steam to open up pores
  3. Exfoliation
  4. Massage to promote circulation
  5. Application of a moisturizing mask

Benefits: Regular facials exfoliate your skin to remove dead skin cells and impurities you’re your pores. They also nourish your skin cells while improving circulation and easing tension in your face.

Precautions and Aftercare Tips: 48 hours before your appointment, use only gentle cleansers and moisturizers. Post-treatment, avoid exfoliating products, sun exposure, heat sources, and swimming pools for the first two days.


  • How often should I get a regular facial? Facials can be performed once every four to six weeks.
  • Are there any side effects? You may experience redness, irritation, swelling, and sun sensitivity.
  • Can I wear makeup after a regular facial? Avoid using makeup for the first 12 hours following the session.
Deep Cleansing Facial

Deep Cleansing Facial

Description: A deep cleansing facial addresses issues deep within the three skin layers, resulting in a healthier, clearer complexion. Using specialized serums, a deep cleansing facial helps to loosen and remove debris from your pores.


  1. Deep cleansing the face
  2. Exfoliation
  3. Extraction of blackheads and whiteheads
  4. Application of a skin mask
  5. Moisturizing
  6. Facial massage
  7. Facial steaming

Benefits: This treatment stimulates cell renewal, reduces the appearance of fine lines and blemishes, and boosts blood flow to the face and neck. Unclogging the pores provides hydration to the skin cells, resulting in younger-looking skin.

Precautions and After Care Tips: This facial requires no special preparation. After the treatment, refrain from using exfoliants, toners, and acne treatments and avoid sun and heat sources for the first two to three days.


  • Will a deep cleansing facial help with blackheads and whiteheads? Yes, it treats all skin conditions caused by clogged pores.  
  • How often should I get a deep cleansing facial? Skincare professionals recommend having this type of treatment once a month.
  • Is it painful? It is a painless procedure with minimal discomfort.
Deep Hydrating Facial

Deep Hydrating Facial

Description: The deep hydrating facial is a patented skin cleansing and exfoliation treatment for deep skin issues. Injecting specialized serums helps to loosen and remove debris and dead skin cells while brightening and hydrating your skin layers.


  1. Cleansing the face with glycolic and salicylic acids
  2. A hydradermabrasion apparatus injects serums into the deep tissues
  3. Dead skin cells and debris are removed from pores with a vacuum-like force
  4. A customized serum penetrates the skin

Benefits: This treatment reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by improving skin elasticity and texture and addresses acne and sunspots. The deep hydration helps to reduce enlarged pores and minimize signs of aging.

Precautions and Aftercare Tips: Hydration before and after treatment is key to achieving maximum results. Post-treatment, avoid touching your face and strenuous exercise. Sun exposure should be kept to a minimum for at least one week.


  • How long do the hydration effects last? Results are visible for four to six weeks.
  • Can a deep hydrating facial be combined with other treatments? It can be combined with chemical peels, dermal fillers, and laser resurfacing
  • What products should I use post-treatment? Gentle cleansers and sunscreen are recommended daily.
Brightening Facial

Brightening Facial

Description: A brightening facial uses a unique blend of specialized active ingredients to treat discolouration and dull skin through exfoliation and extraction methods.


  1. Double cleaning the face
  2. Steaming to open pores
  3. Exfoliation
  4. Specialized brightening masks and serums are applied

Benefits: This therapy reduces pigmentation, evens out your skin tone, and reduces the appearance of sunspots, dark spots, and sun-damaged skin. The exfoliation and hydration helps to enhance the texture of the skin while reducing visible pores.

Precautions and Aftercare Tips: Pre-treatment and post-treatment, avoid excessive sun and heat exposure.


  • How soon will I see results? Visible results are possible within a few days.
  • Can I do this facial if I have sensitive skin? Specialized non-irritating serums and techniques can be used for sensitive skin.
  • What should I avoid after the treatment? Exfoliants, heat and sun exposure, and strenuous exercise are to be avoided in the first few days post-treatment.
HydraFacial MD

HydraFacial MD

Description: A HydraFacial MD is an advanced Vortex-Fusion technology that uses specialized serums to target fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and weak skin elasticity.


  1. Gentle exfoliation
  2. Extraction eliminates impurities from pores
  3. Nourishing serums to hydrate are infused

Benefits: This treatment offers deep cleansing, pore refinement, exfoliation, hydration, and skin cell rejuvenation. It reduces the look of wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and acne scarring while improving the appearance of sun-damaged skin.

Precautions and Aftercare Tips: Avoid excess sun exposure, exfoliants, and chemical/laser peels before the session. Avoid heat sources, strenuous exercise, heavy makeup, and tanning beds for the first 72 hours post-treatment.    


  • How does the HydraFacial MD compare to other facials? The HydraFacial MD uses higher strengths of glycolic acid, growth factors, and other patented serums that are only available at a medical cosmetic clinic.
  • Is there any downtime? There is minimal to no downtime.
  • How often should I get a HydraFacial MD? Book a session every four to six weeks for optimum results.
LED Phototherapy Facial

LED Phototherapy Facial

Description: An LED (light-emitting diode) phototherapy facial treats acne, sun-damaged skin, fine lines, and psoriasis. As a non-invasive therapy, the technology uses red-light LED therapy and blue-light LED therapy to achieve the desired results.


  1. Cleansing the face
  2. Goggles used for eye protection
  3. An LED device is placed on the targeted areas
  4. A customized lotion is applied

Benefits: Light therapy is designed to treat acne, reduce the look of fine lines, improve skin texture, and help with wound healing.

Precautions and Aftercare Tips: Two weeks before light therapy, patients should avoid waxing, electrolysis, sun exposure, and chemical treatments. Do not exercise or expose yourself to heat for 24 hours prior to your appointment. Post-treatment, avoid exfoliation and cleansers for the first few days.


  • Does LED light therapy hurt? It is a non-invasive and painless treatment
  • How long do the results last? Schedule weekly treatments for long-lasting results.
  • Can I combine it with other treatments? It can be used in conjunction with other skincare treatments, such as creams and facials.
Hollywood Laser Facial

Hollywood Laser Facial

Description: Using the specialized Lutronic Spectra laser technology, this facial is a non-invasive treatment to cleanse and exfoliate pores.


  1. Cleansing the face
  2. A specialized carbon lotion/gel is applied
  3. Light energy from a Lutronic Spectra laser device penetrates the deep layers
  4. Carbon lotion absorbs the heat to remove debris from the pores
  5. Thermal energy boosts collagen production to rejuvenate the skin cells

Benefits: The Hollywood laser facial evens out skin tone, clears and tightens pores, exfoliates, and treats sun-damaged and acne-prone skin. It reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles and gives a glowing complexion as it stimulates collagen production.

Precautions and Aftercare Tips: In the few days before and after treatment, it is advisable to avoid hot and humid conditions, exfoliation products, and facial products that contain chemicals.


  • How quickly will I see results? Results are immediate with monthly treatments.
  • Is it safe for sensitive skin? While it is safe for most skin types, this treatment can cause redness, itching, swelling, and/or a burning sensation for a short time.
  • What should I do to maintain the results? Schedule treatments once every three to six months for lasting results.

Choosing the Right Facial for Your Skin

To protect the health and appearance of the skin, it is important to choose the appropriate facial for your skin type and overall condition. A professional skincare specialist can help you develop a plan based on your skin type, the existing health of the skin, and your goals.

Enhance Your Experience: Special Facial Offers at Heart Lake Aesthetics

Offers valid till 31th July 2024, For latest Offers visit Here
Facial NameIdeal ForDowntimeSpecial Offer
Regular FacialAll skin typesNone$75 + tax/session
Deep Cleansing FacialOily, acne-prone, congested skinNone$95 + tax/session
Deep Hydrating FacialDry, dehydrated, mature skinNone$105 + tax/session
Brightening FacialUneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation, sun damageNone$125 + tax/session
LED Phototherapy FacialWrinkles, acne, rosacea, sun damageNone$155 + tax/session
Hollywood Laser FacialSun damage, uneven skin tone, fine lines, enlarged poresMinimal downtime$195 + tax/session
HydraFacial SignatureAll skin typesNone$145 + tax/session
HydraFacial DeluxeAll skin typesNone$175 + tax/session
HydraFacial PlatinumAll skin typesNone$195 + tax/session

Ready for Radiant Skin? Book Your Facial Appointment at Heart Lake Aesthetics!

If you are located in the Greater Toronto Area, contact Heart Lake Aesthetics in Brampton to book a consultation with one of our skincare professionals! We provide safe and effective treatments for your skin and our highly trained aestheticians will develop a customized skincare plan to enhance and protect the health of your skin.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our skincare specialists to learn which facial treatment is right for you.

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