La Bella Derma
Esthetic Boutique and Spa
I've never had a facial. What can I expect?
Absolute relaxation - facials are for everyone. A facial is a relaxing way to get your skin healthier.
Each facial is adjusted to complement you and your skin's specific needs. Facials can help treat acne, sun damage, dry and oily skin. For conditions that require more care see our "clinical services" under the services tab.
Treatment duration varies depending on the facial selected and can last from 30 to 90 minutes.
Given the level of customization, no two facials are the same. However, a 'typical' facial includes a deep cleanse, exfoliation, skin treatment, face mask and facial massage. Each experience is tailored to the level of correction and relaxation needed. During this treatment you will undress to your level of comfort. You will be properly draped throughout the entire session. While it is not necessary to completely
disrobe, removing restrictive clothes will enhance your comfort.
I've never had a massage. What can I expect?
Each type of massage provides a slightly different experience, but all are designed to reduce tension
and decrease stress. Please plan to arrive 10-15 minute prior to fill out a brief health information form. This will also allow you time to use the restroom and settle in. You may be asked to select an aroma for your massage, but unscented products can be used if you prefer. After reviewing your paperwork, your Massage Therapist will briefly consult with you to ask if there are any areas that require extra attention or should be avoided. You will be asked to undress to your level of comfort and will be properly draped throughout the entire session.
Swedish massage uses a light relaxing pressure and is great for most people. This technique is an excellent choice for first time massage.
Deep Tissue massage uses firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle and fascia. This technique is perfect for releasing chronic muscle tension.
Focus massage is a 30 minute treatment that focuses on 1 or 2 problem areas. This service is an excellent way to fit a quick respite into your day. Consider a 60 or 90-minute session for deeper treatment and relaxation.
Reflexology is the scientific art of applying pressure to specific points on the feet and hands. Reflexologists believe that these areas correspond to different organs and systems in the body. The practice of applying pressure to these reflex points relieves stress and benefits the overall body. With the exception of your feet, you will remain clothed for this treatment.
Pain Relief Massage therapy is a bodywork technique that involves the application of pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body.
Chair massage is a quick treat for your back, shoulders and scalp. It’s the perfect way to put a little pep in your step. This massage typically lasts 10 minutes and you will remain fully clothed.
Lash Services- Which is right for me?
If you have light lashes you will love a lash tint. This treatment provides convenient, smudge-proof color year-round and is a great mascara alternative for those who frequently swim or sweat in the warmer months.
If you have lashes that come out straight or angle down, the lash lift is for you. This 'perm' for your lashes will give them a natural looking curl. Pair this treatment with the tint for a total no-fuss, no-muss treatment.
If you have short lashes, we recommend RevitaLash. This lash growth serum enhances and strengthens lashes. Stop in or call to speak with a client care team member and see if this product is right for you.
What is a chemical peel?
Professionally applied peel solutions exfoliate dead skin cells, allowing deeper layers of fresh, untouched skin to be revealed. Regular treatments can even skin tone, clear acne, improve the appearance of aging and add glow to dull complexions. Peels are safe for all skin types.
How do I know which clinical skin care treatment to book?
To learn more about which clinical treatment (i.e. chemical peel, dermaplaning, microdermabrasion) is right for you, schedule a complimentary consultation with a client care team member. Depending on the duration of the service(s) recommended, there may be an option for treatment immediately following your consultation, however, longer services will need to be scheduled for a future date.
More about how to spa at La Bella Derma
How much do I tip?
A 20% gratuity is standard for spa services. While cash tips are greatly appreciated, gratuities may also be covered with a credit or gift card.
What do I wear?
Something comfortable - after a treatment you may feel too relaxed to bother with extra layers, buttons or straps.
Where do I park?
There is a parking garage right behind the building and several spots in front of the spa. All
parking is metered at $1/hr. To pay directly from your smart phone, download the Way To Park app to pay from your device.
Can I bring my dog?
Unfortunately, no. The state of Vermont limits access to registered service animals only.
Can my kids come and wait?
Please find child care for when you are receiving a service. It is important to maintain a
comfortable, quiet environment for other patrons and even the most well-behaved children can be a distraction.
Should I turn off my phone?
Yes. To avoid interruptions and get the most out of your treatment, please silence your phone.
Should I arrive early?
We suggest arriving 10 minutes prior to your appointment. This allows time to complete any necessary paperwork and gives you a chance to decompress and unwind before going into your treatment.