What Kind of Facial is Ideal for My Skin Concern?
Table of Contents
- What is a facial?
- What happens during a facial?
- How often should one get a facial?
- Facials to treat pimples, zits, spots and acne?
- Facials to treat acne scars and pigmentation
- Facials for face-lifting
- Facials for treating wrinkles and fine lines
What is a facial?
A facial is essentially a multi-step skin treatment that is one of the best ways to take care of your skin. A facial cleanses, exfoliates, and nourishes the skin, promoting a clear, well-hydrated complexion and can help your skin look younger. You also receive advice on the best way to take care of your skin. A facial works best when it is part of an on-going program of skin care.
A basic facial is a skin treatment that cleanses pores, exfoliates away dead skin cells, and treats common skin concerns with a custom mask. This multi-step process is meant to rejuvenate and nourish faces, making skin appear healthier and younger. It is also a popular spa treatment to pamper and relax, right up there with a massage.
What happens during a facial?
Each facial begins with a consultation that helps the aesthetician determine the right products for your skin condition, by following the following five steps:
Aestheticians massage a cleanser into the face, neck, and décolletage to remove any traces of makeup and dirt. Using warm water paired with a facial sponge, cloth, or cotton pad, they remove the cleanser, dry faces, and evaluate skin. This step helps them determine what type of custom mask they will apply later.
Depending on the spa you’re visiting, your aesthetician may buff away dead skin cells with an exfoliating cream or scrub and/or open up pores with steam.
This process is done to clear individual pores that have become clogged with excess oil or dead skin cells, which can form blackheads and acne. Aestheticians will perform the extractions either by hand or with a special metal tool.
A facial typically also includes a massage of the face—and often the upper body, too—that may be used to improve lymphatic drainage.
5. Facial Masks
Aestheticians then apply a custom mask, perhaps a clay-based one to treat oiliness or a hydrating one to combat dryness. The facial concludes with a serum, moisturizer, and sunscreen if it’s daytime.
How often should one get a facial?
It varies from person to person. Ideally, get a facial monthly because that’s how long it takes the skin to regenerate. Try to have a facial at least four times a year, as the season changes. You may need it more frequently if you are trying to clear up a case of acne, especially at the beginning. Otherwise, once a month is plenty. But, you can overdo it, especially if you have sensitive skin.
Facials to treat pimples, zits, spots and acne?
Those with minor acne or pimple breakouts may find that a facial works wonders when used alongside suitable skin care products. Those with moderate to severe acne at least 30 lesions in total may want to avoid facials or team them with something stronger like prescription medication.
Mild inflammatory acne , characterized by localized areas of redness and swelling, can usually be successfully treated by an acne facial. So, if you have a few pimples or only break out occasionally, an acne facial may be right for you. During a facial treatment, the esthetician will manually release pore blockages and comedones in a process called comedonal extractions . Although your aesthetician won’t be able to remove every pesky blackhead and whitehead during the first visit, enough should be done to give you an immediate improvement in the look and feel of your skin.
Do acne facials work? Unfortunately, there’s no clear-cut answer. Most importantly, know that you won’t clear your skin with just one treatment. As with any acne treatment medications and procedures , getting results from facials takes time and typically requires a series of acne facials. Typically, facials are scheduled once a week to once every other week. But you can’t rely on facials alone to get your skin clear. To keep the benefits going, you’ll need to be consistent with your acne treatment and skincare routine at home during your “off days.” The skill of the facial consultant performing your anti-acne facial treatment also plays a huge role in the improvement you see. If your goal is to improve blemishes, you’ll get the best results from a therapist who specializes in treating problem skin. Don’t be afraid to ask the aesthetician about their experience with treating acne.
At Wellaholic, we offer the Elight Facial Collagen Boost. The Elight Facial Collagen Boost is a six-step technology facial backed by scientific research. reatments are packaged at an affordable unlimited monthly package. Customers can undergo our facial skin treatments on a regular basis to bring out the best results. Elight Facial Collagen Boost employs various technology treatments (RF, IPL, Diamond Peel microdermabrasion, LED Cell Regeneration, Retinol, REFA facial massage, etc.)
Facials to treat acne scars and pigmentation
Active breakouts are frustrating enough, but the scars acne can leave behind can feel downright diabolical. The good news is that acne scars can be treated. Get information here on the different types of scars. Atrophic scars are most common on the face . A depressed scar sits below the surrounding skin. They’re formed when not enough collagen is made while the wound is healing. Some people find that acne scars are an unwanted reminder of a painful and bothersome condition. However, acne scars do not have to be permanent, as some home remedies and medical treatments can help get rid of them.
In some cases, a doctor or dermatologist may suggest a chemical peel or microdermabrasion to help improve the appearance of scarred areas. These milder treatments can be done right in the office. For serious scarring from previous bouts with acne, several types of treatment can help: Laser resurfacing.
Safe, minimally invasive, and effective as an aesthetic treatment, Microneedling is ideal for several different dermatologic conditions including acne and other scars. With minimal or no downtime, research case studies with microneedling treatments have seen extensive positive clinical results. Microneedling is a valuable alternative to more invasive procedures such as laser skin resurfacing and deep chemical peeling. A 2015 study of microneedling’s effect on atrophic acne scars revealed that patients experienced noticeable clinical improvement in the look of their post-acne scarring after three months of microneedling treatments.
Facials for face-lifting
The most effective energies for this purpose are ultrasound and radiofrequency (RF). The best non-surgical facelift device using ultrasound is Ultherapy. There are many device options for RF treatments. The most effective RF devices deliver energy internally using a small probe placed under the skin.
Wellaholic offers RF V-lift or radiofrequency v-lifting. Radio Frequency (RF) V-Lift uses RF energy to heat tissue and stimulate sub-dermal collagen production. In order to reduce the appearance of fine lines and loose skin. This face lifting technique induces tissue re-modelling and production of new collagen and elastin. The process provides an alternative to facelift and other cosmetic surgeries.
Focused radio frequency energy heats the collagen fibres in the skin, causing them to contract. Resulting in immediate skin tightening. The overall texture of the face would be smoothened in the process, giving long-term firmness. For long-term lifting and tightening benefits, start the RF V-Lift treatment for at least 8 sessions, spaced two weeks apart.
Facials for treating wrinkles and fine lines
Anti-aging facials use products and techniques designed to slow the aging process, brighten skin and reduce wrinkles. If you long for a more youthful complexion, select from a variety of anti-aging facial treatments ranging from vitamin-infused serums to light therapy and collagen facials. If you’re not ready to commit to the cost and recovery time associated with a heavy-duty laser, you can still find other, gentler alternatives. Low-level lasers can improve the look of fine lines, even out your skin tone and minimize the appearance of pores.
WellaBoost™ by Wellaholic is a non-invasive facial skin booster. Combines two different technologies. Infuses the skin with 4 different types of facial serums. Helps to promote the increased hydration, collagen production, skin regeneration and healing, leading to healthier and more supple skin. WellaBoost™ skin booster nourishes the skin with 4 possible serum options. Hyaluronic Acid is always used as the base serum, and customers can choose to add on one or more of the following serums: hyaluronic acid, Matrixyl, Marine Collagen and Placenta serum.