Everyday stress from work and other aspects of your life can show on your face. Luckily, the best facial services in Ottawa can help your skin look fresh, clear, and pampered.
Today, we’re reviewing some of the most reputable facial care centres in the city that have earned a loyal clientele.
In the next section, we’ll also take a look at how much you can expect to spend on facials and other treatments.
How Much Does a Facial Cost in Ottawa?
There are lots of facial types to choose from depending on your skin condition and needs. Consequently, there are different products, equipment, and levels of expertise required to address different skin types.
Initial consultations are often free, though some might charge a minimum cost to assess what kind of treatment would be best for your skin type or condition.
To serve as a rough guide, we rounded up some popular facial treatments with their estimated costs. These figures and rates are from national averages.
|FACIAL TYPE||ESTIMATED COST|
|Cleansing and refreshing facial (30 – 40 minutes, no equipment used)||$85 – $120|
|Restorative facial (up to 90 minutes with special skin products and tools)||$150 – $200|
|Chemical peels (for damaged or wrinkled skin)||Basic alkaline wash $125|
Micropeel $135 – $150
Chemical peel $135 – $200
|LED light therapy||$75 – $250|
Please note that HSTs and other taxes or fees could still apply. It’s best to call your facial centre of choice to confirm rates and add-ons for specific treatments.
The Best Facial Services in Ottawa
Now that you have an idea of how much certain treatments cost, it’s time to take a closer look at what the best facial centres in Ottawa can do for your complexion.
1. The Ottawa Skin Clinic
|SERVICES||Skincare, body sculpting, laser treatment, injectables, hair and skin treatments for men|
|ADDRESS||349 St Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON K1K 2Z7|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday 9 AM – 7 PM|
Saturdays 8 AM – 6 PM
Closed on Sundays
The Ottawa Skin Clinic was declared the winner of Ottawa’s Cosmetic Clinic Top Choice Award from 2016 to 2021. It offers both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic and beauty enhancement treatments six days a week.
Right off the bat, the prices for facials at this clinic are definitely higher than most facial care centres’. HyrdraFacials start at $189 (with monthly treatments recommended) and microneedling at $449 per treatment.
These rates don’t include taxes yet and are subject to change without notice. The good news is that the clinic also offers bundled treatment packages at discounted rates.
Customers can also ask about The Ottawa Skin Clinic’s professional skincare range Skinceuticals for a customized skin regimen. These products are the same ones being used for facial treatments in-clinic and promise to have only high-potency ingredients.
As an added layer of safety, virtual consultations are now available with customized walk-through assessments for each client.
See how past clients liked The Ottawa Skin Clinic’s services:
“I’ve been going to the Skin Clinic for almost a year and a half now. I wasn’t happy with my skin when I first started and knew it needed some TLC. I now go religiously every two months for a hydrafacial because the results have been so great. I see Camay every time and she’s so good and helpful! She’s recommended really great products for me too that actually made a big difference. I’ll continue to go for years to come.” – Stephanie Vintinner
“I’ve been a customer since the inception of the clinic which speaks to their level professionalism, expertise on the diverse services offerings and focuses on customer satisfaction.” – Sonia
2. The Upkeep Shoppe
|SERVICES||Facials, facial programs, manicure and pedicure, spa packages, eyebrow bar, waxing, body treatments and relaxation massage|
|ADDRESS||358 Preston St, Ottawa, ON K1S 4M6|
|OPERATING HOURS||Friday to Monday 9 AM – 6 PM|
Wednesdays and Thursdays 10 AM – 8 PM
What makes The Upkeep Shoppe unique from other spas and facial care centres is its gender-neutral policy. This is in stark contrast to expensive clinics that offer higher rates for “specialized” services for either men or women.
It’s a multi-awarded day spa that has been winning accolades since 2013. Its most recent win is the 2020/21 Day Spa of the Year from Prestige Awards.
The spa offers both regular facials and what it calls its “facial programs”. The latter is a six-week customized program that promises dramatic results after a series of progressive peels and personalized facial treatments every week.
The Upkeep Shoppe also offers facial series packages where clients can mix and match their facial treatments of choice.
Clients can also book by twos or as a group of three to six guests. The downside is that there is limited space available at the spa so kids and baby carriers and strollers aren’t allowed on the premises.
Read the following feedback for The Upkeep Shoppe:
“The staff are super nice and very respectful of health and physical distancing standards. Can accommodate a group of 4 people at a time (6 at normal times).” – Patricia Doyon
“Such a welcoming establishment – with friendly staff and even a free cup of tea during my appointment!” – Alexa Demjan
3. Concept Medical
|SERVICES||Anti-ageing treatments, chemical peels, facial hair removal, facial treatments, laser, men’s hair removal, Botox injections, brightening treatments, women’s hair removal, body hair removal, eyelash services, facial massages, hand treatments. lip treatments, body sculpting, skin tightening, skin extractions, wrinkle treatments|
|ADDRESS||11 Holland Ave #400, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4S1|
|CONTACT NUMBER||(613) 829-1266|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday 9 AM – 5 PM|
Closed on Saturdays and Sundays
Concept Medical has a comprehensive range of cosmetic treatments and is staffed by licensed physicians and registered aestheticians.
Because of its medical background, the centre not only addresses cosmetic and aesthetic concerns but also medical issues such as skin cancer, chronic migraine, and even TMJ symptoms.
There are dozens of cosmetic treatments on hand at Concept Medical ranging from Botox to mole and skin cancer removal. Clients can also ask about certain conditions like excessive sweating, rosacea, and sun damage for a proper assessment and evaluation before a treatment is recommended.
All invasive treatments and procedures are performed only by its resident physician, Dr. Samuel Hetz. But the clinic also employs trained registered nurses, skin specialists, and aestheticians for non-medical treatments like facials and laser hair removal.
There’s a cosmetic consultation fee that’s a bit high at $70 (plus HST) with the clinic physician. But consultations for facials, skin care products, and dermaplaning come free of charge.
See how customers found their experience at Concept Medical:
“I had my first medical-grade facial with the lovely Candice and fell in love with the results! Candice is highly knowledgeable, skilled, and thorough. She took her time to tailor the facial to my skincare needs and provided me with an abundance of recommendations to ensure optimal results. My skin has been glowing since the facial and I can’t wait to go back!” – Aysan
“My experience with Concept Medical has been so positive. Dr. Hetz and his team are knowledgeable, kind and really take the time to listen to your needs and concerns. I have so much trust in their work and expertise and I highly recommend their services. If you are on the fence, book a consultation and all of your questions will surely be answered in a way that is honest and assuring.” – Christine Sepulveda
4. Meryann Spa
|SERVICES||Facials, back and body treatments, waxing, manicure and pedicure, special spa packages|
|ADDRESS||371-A Bronson Avenue Ottawa, ON, K1R 6J4|
|OPERATING HOURS||Tuesday to Thursday 10 AM – 6 PM|
Fridays 10 AM – 5 PM
Saturdays 9 AM – 5 PM
Sundays 11 AM – 5 PM
Meryann Spa has been enjoying mostly positive five-star reviews from its clients. The feedback’s emphasis is always on the centre’s cleanliness and the staff’s professionalism and high-quality services.
Calling itself a “self-care oasis”, this spa has a one-on-one policy so clients can truly feel pampered and focused on their self-care needs. Meryann herself performs natural holistic techniques on her clients and continues to learn new methods with skincare workshops and training sessions.
The spa offers affordable facial treatments that address everything from skin redness to age repair. Full-hour facials range between $99 to $139.
In an effort to innovate and adapt to changing times Meryann Spa has come up with a solution to bring its facial services to clients at home. Its Virtual Facial packages allow clients to select their favourite treatments at home along with Meryann’s step-by-step instructions either by video or a live session.
The following clients have good things to say about Meryann Spa:
“It was my lucky day some 14 years ago when I had my first facial with Meryann… 1 ½ hours of blissful relaxation. Since then I have followed her to several spas and now I am happy to go regularly to her serene and tastefully decorated studio on Bronson Ave. Meryann is the aesthetician par excellence. She listens to each client’s concerns and then adapts whatever treatment to obtain the best results for each person…. male or female. Her facials, manicures, pedicures etc. are all performed with attention to detail, loving hands and a very generous spirit. Her products are the best. So, if you want an unforgettable break from the busy world, book an appointment with Meryann. it will be more than worth your time and money. You will leave rejuvenated and happy.” – Dawn Morand
“So I just had the very first facial treatment that l have ever had with Meryann. l chose the tulasara facial and it was wonderful and relaxing from the very start. She really has a natural gift for making people feel comfortable. l did not want the treatment to end honestly. Pure relaxation that kept getting better and better as the moments passed. The combination of body and facial massage is something everyone should certainly try. Highly recommended!” – Joseph Defina
5. The Ten Spot, The Glebe
|SERVICES||Skincare, nail bar, brow and lash bar, laser, waxing|
|ADDRESS||625 Bank St, Unit 4 Ottawa, Ontario|
|CONTACT NUMBER||613 565 5005|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday 10 AM – 8 PM|
Saturdays and Sundays 9 AM – 6 PM
The Ten Spot offers a one-stop shop for pampering and skincare services including waxing and threading, manicures and pedicures, spa amenities, laser treatments, and facials.
The centre wants all of its clients to “feel like a ten” after they step out of its premises. All services are available for clients except waxing and laser services which are exclusive for women clients only.
On its facial menu is “The Facial” which runs for a full hour (at $110) and uses professional-grade skincare products. There’s also a “Quickie Facial” for half an hour ($60) which is perfect for busy career women who want a lunchtime complexion rejuvenation experience.
But what makes The Ten Spot stand out is its little luxurious touches that promise to make the pampering experience a truly fulfilling one. Aside from Netflix-equipped private rooms, some locations can also serve alcoholic beverages thanks to their liquor license!
Read some glowing reviews for The Ten Spot, Glebe:
“The ladies at The Ten Spot Glebe are fantastic! They take their time to ensure they provide excellent services. They are always friendly with great attention to detail. I always walk out of there feeling well-taken care of regardless of who my appointment was with. The complimentary beverages and the bar menus are an added plus!” – Susan Young
“Great staff and great prices! I appreciate the standards of cleanliness and customer service. would recommend it to anyone looking to either treat themselves or host a group! there’s also such an amazing assortment of products and dermalogica is the best!!! thank you Ten Spot for being such a great establishment.” – Alli Trumbley
FAQs About Facials in Ottawa
The best facial services in Ottawa can help you look refreshed and rejuvenated in no time.
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And if you have other facial care centres in mind, please send us a message so we can review them, too.