Facials are trending—find out why they’re worth your while


Cahaba Dermatology, Spa Cahaba
Which facial will you choose for glowing skin? Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Think facials are a frivolous way to pamper your skin? We’re here to say No way! We spoke with a local esthetician from Spa Cahaba in Hoover who filled us in on why facials are totally worth your while. Ahem! Fellas, this article is for you, too. 

Say hello to Joy Bianchi, licensed esthetician at Spa Cahaba 

Spa Cahaba
Joy Bianchi, licensed esthetician at Spa Cahaba in Hoover. Photo via Spa Cahaba

After battling acne-prone skin during her teen years, Bianchi decided she wanted to help others achieve better skin and make them feel more confident. 

She has now been an esthetician for nine years and is currently helping people around the Greater Birmingham Area get the healthy, glowing skin they’ve always wanted.

“I’m so blessed that I get to do what I love every day and connect with each and every patient that walks through my door. I love people and enjoy starting the journey of skin health with them.”

Joy Bianchi, Licensed Esthetician, Spa Cahaba

What type of facial should you get?

Cahaba Dermatology, Spa Cahaba
Your facial awaits at Spa Cahaba. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

If you’ve ever Googled “types of facials”, you quickly discovered the list is vast. From microdermabrasion to acne facials, how do you know which facial is right for you?

According to Bianchi, before you make an appointment for a facial, it’s a good idea to set up a consultation first. 

“During a consultation, be prepared to tell your Esthetician what products you have been using on your skin daily, and if you’ve had any other treatments prior to your appointment. 

It’s also important to mention any issues your skin has. Examples include acne, chronic dryness, and so on.” 

Joy Bianchi, Licensed Esthetician, Spa Cahaba

Based upon these things, your esthetician can determine which facial is ideal for your skin. Plus, consultations are free!

Ready for a facial? Request an appointment with Spa Cahaba.

What should a good facial include?

Cahaba Dermatology, Spa Cahaba
A quiet space for a relaxing facial. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

For many, the answer to this question is a treatment that will have your skin model-ready in under an hour. But, come on, you know there’s more to it than that.

“Our facials start with a skin analysis, followed by a deep cleanse, exfoliation, extractions if needed and a facial massage for circulation and lymphatic drainage.

Then, hydration is put back into the skin with a mask and medical-grade products.” 

Joy Bianchi, Licensed Esthetician, Spa Cahaba

What should someone expect during a facial?

Cahaba Dermatology, Spa Cahaba
Are you ready for a facial? Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

If you’ve never had a facial before, get ready for one of the most relaxing and satisfying experiences ever. 

Performed in a dimly lit room with soft music you’ll instantly feel that relaxed zen you’ve been craving. 

During this time, your esthetician will perform a skin analysis to know which products/treatment are right for you, followed by a deep cleaning treatment. 

When all is said and done, your skin will be happy, hydrated and glowing.

What are the short-term/long-term benefits of facials?

Cahaba Dermatology, Spa Cahaba
Shop products at Spa Cahaba in Hoover. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

We all love the instant gratification a facial provides—unclogged pores and clean, exfoliated skin. But these are just the short-term benefits of facials. 

But let’s be honest, it’s the long-term benefits we all truly desire.

“Investing in regular facials will give you more long-term benefits for your skin. Seeing your esthetician regularly will lead to more even skin tone, slow down the aging process and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.” 

Joy Bianchi, Licensed Eesthetician, Spa Cahaba

Ready to book a facial with Spa Cahaba? Request an appointment now.

What facials does Spa Cahaba offer?

Cahaba Dermatology, Spa Cahaba
Spa Cahaba in Hoover. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

I know, I kept you waiting, but you learned a lot about facials, didn’t you? 

Here are just a few facials Spa Cahaba offers:

  • The Refresher Facial (30 minutes): focuses on cleansing and brightening. Perfect for facial newbies.
  • Gentlemen’s Facial (45 minutes): soothes razor bumps and brightens the complexion with a deep cleanse. 
  • Signature Facial (60-minute): excellent for all skin types, this facial will cleanse, exfoliate, nourish, hydrate, firm and rejuvenate skin.
  • Sensitive Facial(60 minutes): designed for rosacea and sensitive skin types, this organic treatment combines honey, lemon and glycerin to revitalize skin tone. 

Find Spa Cahaba’s full list of facials here.

Are you ready to book your facial?

I sure am! To book your facial with Spa Cababa in Hoover, request an appointment, give them a call at 205.273.9120 or visit them at 2279 Valleydale Rd Suite 102, Hoover, AL 35244.

For more info on Spa Cahaba, visit their website and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Sponsored by:

Patience Itson
Patience Itson
Articles: 1445