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Face-Off: The 13 Best Places to Get a Facial in Miami

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It's officially the new year, so that means you've got a stack of resolutions in your arsenal ready to fire. Maybe you want to join a gym. Maybe you want to get a new pair of running kicks and start doing cardio all day, errday. But if you want to face the new year with a new face (quite literally), we've got the sunspots for you.

We've mapped out the best places to get your face done up, and we're not talking about the usual "put a smear of mango cream on and call it a day" treatments either. We've singled out skincare clinics and spas that go deep, like real deep, with cleansing treatments, effective peels, microdermabrasion, and so much more. We opted not to include hotel spas and instead shed a light on the small local businesses and aestheticians who will help us put our best faces forward this 2016.

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Skintique Miami

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This Sofia Vergara-approved spa offers four clinical acne treatments that will leave you spotless in just a few sessions. The Acne Blue Light Therapy is one that uses blue light to kill the molecule that contains the acne bacteria in the epidermal and dermal layers of the skin, so after a couple of visits, you can say goodbye to your blemishes. Plus, if you want to work those wrinkles out, try the Power Peel. It dramatically reduces pore size, promotes collagen production and jump starts cell renewal. This, along with organic facials, massages, and pregnancy skin-care treatments, are waiting for you.

Miami Skin Boutique & Spa

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A robe, slippers, and tasty tea greet you upon arrival at this Beauty 38 skin clinic, which focuses on nitty-gritty facials and treatments in a spa-like environment. For $125 per person, you can enjoy a special facial tailored to your skin that cleanses, exfoliates, and extracts, all while getting a mani/pedi, or you can opt for many other treatments like photo light therapy, diamond microdermabrasion, and oxygen facials.

Face. Brow & Beauty Bar

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Located in the heart of Downtown Brickell, this beauty bar focuses on making you feel confident with facials that clear, moisturize, and brighten the skin. Prices range from $40 for a quick mini facial to $130 for more intensive treatments that tackle acne and rosacea or aging. You can get your eyebrows threaded, eyelashes extended, or makeup done here as well.

Ellie's Beauty Touch

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Located at the Wind tower in Brickell, Ellie's Beauty Touch gives you a perfect view of Miami's expanding city skyline as you receive an LED light treatment or an express facial. There are three different under $100 signature facials to choose from, however each can be altered according to your individual needs.

Brickell Cosmetic Center & Spa

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This Brickell spa has an overload of facials and skin treatments for you to choose from that help with ailments like acne, aging, skin pigmentation, sun spots, and so much more. If you want the complete works, give the Spaah Facial a try, which involves exfoliating, extracting, facial steaming, and a mask to make your face feel brand new. Plus, Brickell Cosmic Center has a Beauty Passport that lets you in on all its services for an affordable monthly fee.
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Cleanskin by Isa

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Founder and aesthetician Isa Salvador runs this serene spot in Coconut Grove surrounded by lush Banyan trees and tropical foliage. She offers a number of different types of affordable facials and peels, and can customize each session according to your needs. One of her more unique treatments is Dermaplaning, in which a blade is used to “refinish” the skin’s top layers by removing the outermost dead skin cells and that dirt-trapping peach fuzz. If you want a little bit of everything, though, opt in for The Royal Treatment. This includes a peel, microdermabrasion or dermaplaning, extractions, microcurrent face and neck skin tightening, healing light contouring, a facial mask, a massage, and nourishing serums and creams, all for $180.
Cleanskin by Isa

In2u Beauty Bar

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In2U Beauty Bar offers a number of routine, under $100 facials that range from extraction to microdermabrasion to exfoliation. Plus, Hylunia products, which are 100 percent organic, vegan, and gluten free, are used in each. There are two new services, the e-Facial and e-Matrix, that both improve skin quality and reverse signs of aging.

Sky and Sea Spa

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Sky and Sea Spa offers peels, detox sessions, and facials specifically catered for men, although girls can get in on the fun too. Popular here is a special non-invasive laser rejuvenation treatment that's said to lessens large pores, improves skin texture and redness, and treats wrinkles by stimulating collagen re-growth. It’s like the triple threats of facials, and after just four sessions it's said to cure those uneven textures.

Eména Spa

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Eména Spa is like the Design District's aesthetic speakeasy (with private entrance and all). This beauty haven offers fruit and vegetable-based facials, microdermabrasion, blueberry detox peels, and oxygen facials to satisfy all your epidermal needs. Plus, there's a killer membership that gets you two treatments per month for $149. Yes, please.

Ölsüss Skin Boutique

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Whether you're in need of a spot-focused facial, microdermabrasion, an environmental control treatment, or a little dash of everything, Ölsüss Skin Boutique owner Sonia Reisin can work with you to satisfy your epidermic needs. When you're done enjoying your organic facial, head over to the boutique section and indulge in handmade soaps, Argentinian shoes, undergarments, and more.

The Parlour

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If there was a chapter about Daisy Buchanan getting dolled up before her meetings with Gatsby, this swanky spot would be her go-to place with its glamorous wall paper, checkered floors, and quilted couches. It offers six different types of facial treatments plus a back cleansing, which you can tinker tailor to your own specific needs. This venue is also big on extractions and peels; you can choose from up to 14 different basic ones (although if you're indecisive, you can just layer on a few of those peels).

Le Petite Skin Retreat

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Nestled in Miami Beach, Le Petit Skin Retreat is located inside a townhouse overlooking the ocean. You'll find a plethora of refreshing treatments here, from an anti-aging facial with diamond collagen mask to a skin-smoothing facial involving a lactic peel. Once you're done, feel free to enjoy of its many other services, like waxing, eyebrow threading, and eyelash extensions.

Barba Skin Clinic

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Barba's Skin Clinic places a high priority on its clinical facials and peels, whether you're a teen, a millennial who wants a head start on the aging process, or someone who's in dire need of some skin hydration. Consultations are free for first-timers, and you'll receive a $50 discount on your first facial. The clinic is also part skin boutique, where you can find a plethora of products from reputable brands like Clarisonic and Skinceuticals.

Skintique Miami

This Sofia Vergara-approved spa offers four clinical acne treatments that will leave you spotless in just a few sessions. The Acne Blue Light Therapy is one that uses blue light to kill the molecule that contains the acne bacteria in the epidermal and dermal layers of the skin, so after a couple of visits, you can say goodbye to your blemishes. Plus, if you want to work those wrinkles out, try the Power Peel. It dramatically reduces pore size, promotes collagen production and jump starts cell renewal. This, along with organic facials, massages, and pregnancy skin-care treatments, are waiting for you.

Miami Skin Boutique & Spa

A robe, slippers, and tasty tea greet you upon arrival at this Beauty 38 skin clinic, which focuses on nitty-gritty facials and treatments in a spa-like environment. For $125 per person, you can enjoy a special facial tailored to your skin that cleanses, exfoliates, and extracts, all while getting a mani/pedi, or you can opt for many other treatments like photo light therapy, diamond microdermabrasion, and oxygen facials.

Face. Brow & Beauty Bar

Located in the heart of Downtown Brickell, this beauty bar focuses on making you feel confident with facials that clear, moisturize, and brighten the skin. Prices range from $40 for a quick mini facial to $130 for more intensive treatments that tackle acne and rosacea or aging. You can get your eyebrows threaded, eyelashes extended, or makeup done here as well.

Ellie's Beauty Touch

Located at the Wind tower in Brickell, Ellie's Beauty Touch gives you a perfect view of Miami's expanding city skyline as you receive an LED light treatment or an express facial. There are three different under $100 signature facials to choose from, however each can be altered according to your individual needs.

Brickell Cosmetic Center & Spa

Brickell Cosmetic Center & Spa
This Brickell spa has an overload of facials and skin treatments for you to choose from that help with ailments like acne, aging, skin pigmentation, sun spots, and so much more. If you want the complete works, give the Spaah Facial a try, which involves exfoliating, extracting, facial steaming, and a mask to make your face feel brand new. Plus, Brickell Cosmic Center has a Beauty Passport that lets you in on all its services for an affordable monthly fee.
Brickell Cosmetic Center & Spa

Cleanskin by Isa

Cleanskin by Isa
Founder and aesthetician Isa Salvador runs this serene spot in Coconut Grove surrounded by lush Banyan trees and tropical foliage. She offers a number of different types of affordable facials and peels, and can customize each session according to your needs. One of her more unique treatments is Dermaplaning, in which a blade is used to “refinish” the skin’s top layers by removing the outermost dead skin cells and that dirt-trapping peach fuzz. If you want a little bit of everything, though, opt in for The Royal Treatment. This includes a peel, microdermabrasion or dermaplaning, extractions, microcurrent face and neck skin tightening, healing light contouring, a facial mask, a massage, and nourishing serums and creams, all for $180.
Cleanskin by Isa

In2u Beauty Bar

In2U Beauty Bar offers a number of routine, under $100 facials that range from extraction to microdermabrasion to exfoliation. Plus, Hylunia products, which are 100 percent organic, vegan, and gluten free, are used in each. There are two new services, the e-Facial and e-Matrix, that both improve skin quality and reverse signs of aging.

Sky and Sea Spa

Sky and Sea Spa offers peels, detox sessions, and facials specifically catered for men, although girls can get in on the fun too. Popular here is a special non-invasive laser rejuvenation treatment that's said to lessens large pores, improves skin texture and redness, and treats wrinkles by stimulating collagen re-growth. It’s like the triple threats of facials, and after just four sessions it's said to cure those uneven textures.

Eména Spa

Eména Spa is like the Design District's aesthetic speakeasy (with private entrance and all). This beauty haven offers fruit and vegetable-based facials, microdermabrasion, blueberry detox peels, and oxygen facials to satisfy all your epidermal needs. Plus, there's a killer membership that gets you two treatments per month for $149. Yes, please.

Ölsüss Skin Boutique

Whether you're in need of a spot-focused facial, microdermabrasion, an environmental control treatment, or a little dash of everything, Ölsüss Skin Boutique owner Sonia Reisin can work with you to satisfy your epidermic needs. When you're done enjoying your organic facial, head over to the boutique section and indulge in handmade soaps, Argentinian shoes, undergarments, and more.

The Parlour

If there was a chapter about Daisy Buchanan getting dolled up before her meetings with Gatsby, this swanky spot would be her go-to place with its glamorous wall paper, checkered floors, and quilted couches. It offers six different types of facial treatments plus a back cleansing, which you can tinker tailor to your own specific needs. This venue is also big on extractions and peels; you can choose from up to 14 different basic ones (although if you're indecisive, you can just layer on a few of those peels).

Le Petite Skin Retreat

Nestled in Miami Beach, Le Petit Skin Retreat is located inside a townhouse overlooking the ocean. You'll find a plethora of refreshing treatments here, from an anti-aging facial with diamond collagen mask to a skin-smoothing facial involving a lactic peel. Once you're done, feel free to enjoy of its many other services, like waxing, eyebrow threading, and eyelash extensions.

Barba Skin Clinic

Barba's Skin Clinic places a high priority on its clinical facials and peels, whether you're a teen, a millennial who wants a head start on the aging process, or someone who's in dire need of some skin hydration. Consultations are free for first-timers, and you'll receive a $50 discount on your first facial. The clinic is also part skin boutique, where you can find a plethora of products from reputable brands like Clarisonic and Skinceuticals.