Best Facial Services in Ottawa

7 Best Facial Services in Ottawa

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 TYPEESTIMATED 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. Inskinity Aesthetic Clinic

SERVICEShttps://inskinity.ca/services/
ADDRESS180 Preston St. 3rd Level, Ottawa, On K1R 7P9
CONTACT NUMBER613.262.5848
[email protected]
WEBSITEhttps://inskinity.ca/
OPERATING HOURSMonday-Friday: 10am-7pm
Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: Closed

Ana Nikolic, the CEO of Inskinity Aesthetic Clinic, is a registered nurse that has spent 14 years working in obstetrics, labour & delivery, and aesthetics. What’s great about them is that they are willing to to listen to all your needs because their focus is on making their clients feel confident and at ease.

Unlike others, just by looking at the interior of their clinic will immediately give you a good first impression. It is spacious, calming to the eyes, and homey.

Nothing beats that feeling as if you are getting treated in your own home.

In talking about facial services, you would want to choose a service that has all your needs. What makes Inskinity Aesthetic Clinic stand out is their four different types of HydraFacial– Signature HydraFacial, Deluxe HydraFacial, Platinum HydraFacial, and Clarifying HydraFacial​.

We prefer them because this type of facial is can address all your skincare needs. Aside from this, we like how they also offer add on treatments for your lips and eyes.

Pros

  • Member of the Canadian Association of Medical Aesthetics and Canadian Dermatology Nurses Association
  • Can do facial on all types of skin types
  • Treatments takes as little as 30 minutes
  • There is no downtime

Cons

  • Rates are unavailable on their website

Customer Reviews

Here are testimonials from there previous clients:

“Inskinity & Ana is absolutely my favourite nurse injector in Ottawa. Her gentle touch & calm manner put me at ease immediately. She always takes a subtle approach & never tries to oversell. My face looks rested & natural, never overdone. I’ve tried some of the top injectors in Ontario including Toronto & have only gone back to Ana. Thank you!” – Jane Daly

“Ana is the absolute best! She provided excellent services and I had an amazing experience. The atmosphere was relaxing. She took the time to walk me through the treatment and the results were wonderful. I will definitely be going back soon. I would highly recommend Ana and Inskinity. Thanks again for the delightful experience and pampering!” – Natasha G.

2. The Ottawa Skin Clinic

The Ottawa Skin Clinic's Homepage
SERVICESSkincare, body sculpting, laser treatment, injectables, hair and skin treatments for men
ADDRESS349 St Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON K1K 2Z7
CONTACT NUMBER613.745.7546
[email protected] 
WEBSITEhttps://www.ottawaskinclinic.ca 
OPERATING HOURSMonday 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.

Pros

  • Voted Top Choice Cosmetic Clinic of 2021
  • Discounted packaged pricing offered
  • Can address a range of skin conditions
  • Open six days a week

Cons

  • Slightly higher rates for HydraFacials
  • Single HydraFacial treatment won’t yield optimal results
  • No BBB accreditation

Customer Reviews

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

3. The Upkeep Shoppe

The Upkeep Shoppe's Homepage
SERVICESFacials, facial programs, manicure and pedicure, spa packages, eyebrow bar, waxing, body treatments and relaxation massage
ADDRESS358 Preston St, Ottawa, ON K1S 4M6
CONTACT NUMBER613-695-9100
[email protected] 
WEBSITEhttps://upkeepshoppe.com/ 
OPERATING HOURSFriday 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.

Pros

  • Gender-neutral facial and spa services
  • Prestige Awards’ 2020/21 Day Spa of the Year winner
  • Group bookings available
  • Open six days a week

Cons

  • Can’t accommodate baby strollers or carriers
  • Cash payments not accepted
  • No BBB accreditation

Customer Reviews

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

4. Concept Medical

Concept Medical's Homepage
SERVICESAnti-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
ADDRESS11 Holland Ave #400, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4S1
CONTACT NUMBER(613) 829-1266
[email protected] 
WEBSITEhttps://conceptmedical.ca/ 
OPERATING HOURSMonday 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.

Pros

  • 2021 Ottawa Consumer Choice awardee
  • Free facial consultation
  • Science-backed cosmetic centre
  • Online appointment booking

Cons

  • Cosmetic consultation fees are a bit steep at $70 (plus HST)
  • Open only on weekdays
  • No BBB accreditation

Customer Reviews

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

5. Meryann Spa

Meryann Spa's Homepage
SERVICESFacials, back and body treatments, waxing, manicure and pedicure, special spa packages
ADDRESS371-A Bronson Avenue Ottawa, ON, K1R 6J4
CONTACT NUMBER613-447-5727
[email protected] 
WEBSITEhttps://meryannspa.com/ 
OPERATING HOURSTuesday 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. 

Pros

  • Reasonable facial treatment rates
  • Free skin consultation
  • Customized, one-on-one spa treatments
  • Virtual facial packages offered
  • Free shipping in Canada for beauty boutique products

Cons

  • Cash payment not accepted
  • Somewhat confusing operating hours
  • No BBB accreditation

Customer Reviews

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

6. The Ten Spot, The Glebe

The Ten Spot, The Glebe's Homepage
SERVICESSkincare, nail bar, brow and lash bar, laser, waxing
ADDRESS625 Bank St, Unit 4 Ottawa, Ontario
CONTACT NUMBER613 565 5005
[email protected] 
WEBSITEhttps://www.thetenspot.com/glebe/ 
OPERATING HOURSMonday 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!

Pros

  • Affordable facial rates
  • Licensed to serve alcohol
  • Complimentary skin analysis
  • Open every day of the week

Cons

  • Not a lot of facial options offered
  • No waxing or laser services for men
  • No BBB accreditation

Customer Reviews

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

7. Beauty Gate

SERVICESFacials, Post-Operative Care, Wood Therapy, Lashes, Brows, Permanent Makeup, Nails, Skin Rejuvenation, Massage, Teeth Whitening, Waxing
ADDRESS2310 St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, Ontario
CONTACT NUMBER613 693 1640
WEBSITEhttps://www.beautygate.ca/
OPERATING HOURSTuesday to Saturday 10 AM – 6 PM

Central to why we think Beauty Gate deserves a spot on this list is their people. Clients consistently have high praises for the owner Gina and the way she treats them every time they come in for a service.

She is described as warm, insightful, attentive, and informative, which clients appreciate. We like that she takes time to listen to the client’s concerns first before recommending a specific treatment. 

Not only do the clients like Gina, but they also like the rest of the staff. This tells us that Gina has managed to build a culture of professionalism and kindness among her team and has also imparted her own knowledge to them, allowing them to mirror her warm and caring approach.

We also like how clean, well-lit, and fresh-looking Beauty Gate’s space is. We never underestimate the power of the perfect interiors, as they create the intended look and feel of the brand and are the backdrop for whatever service the clients are availing.

Let’s talk facial offerings – while Beauty Gate is a full-service salon, its range of facials is impressive. Clients can choose from hydrojelly masks, dermaplaning, microneedling, and G. M. Collin facials, according to their need and preference in that moment.

As an added bonus, they regularly feature vouchers, which clients can purchase directly from their website. They also have a smooth and seamless appointment booking system, which adds to the overall convenience of the experience.

Pros

  • Extensive range of facial services
  • Knowledgeable esthetician
  • Clean, bright, and fresh space
  • Warm and friendly atmosphere
  • Vouchers available
  • Online appointment booking system

Cons

  • Limited operating hours

Customer Reviews

Here are some great reviews from some of Beauty Gate’s happy customers:

“So professional and clean! An adorable atmosphere! Gina (the owner) is so lovely and sweet! Very friendly and efficient!! Thank you, Beauty Gate!!” – Shanal S.

“The services was exactly what I was looking for 100%. I had an excellent experience, great environment, I like the music, the team is always on time and Gina is such an amazing person. I Hightly recommend it!” – Mauri L.

FAQs About Facials in Ottawa


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