What Kind of Facial Should You Get?
Smooth, radiant, and glowing skin is, without a doubt, every woman’s dream. Most women are dying to have that beautiful skin, especially in the face, and facial treatment is one way to achieve that.
Let’s admit it. We all have tried different skin treatments, but it just seems that it is not giving us the result that we have always wanted. This is because not everyone has the same type of skin. Some faces are oily, while some are too dry. Some are too wrinkled, while some are just fine and only want to pamper themselves by having a facial treatment.
So, if you are having trouble deciding which facial treatment you should get, here is a list of different types of facial. This list will help you decide which treatment best suits your skin type.
Microdermabrasion is a facial treatment that removes the topmost layer of the skin by an abrasive treatment. This facial can be done in two ways: exfoliating the skin with fine crystals and treating the skin with a diamond-tipped wand. Both include a suction to remove the dead skin in the face.
- Reduces skin imperfections such as blemishes and small wrinkles
- Treats mild acne and mild scarring through deep exfoliation
- Cleans and unclog pores
- Gives you a fresh and rejuvenated look
After a microdermabrasion treatment, you should expect mild swelling and redness of the skin, which will subside after a few hours. Your skin will also increase its sensitivity, so it is advisable to apply sunscreen and avoid sun exposure a much as possible.
While microdermabrasion is effective, the only downside of this is that it cannot treat deeper skin issues since it only treats the top layer of the skin.
A chemical peel is a cosmetic treatment where a solution is applied in the hand, face, or neck. The solution will be applied to the area being treated, which causes the skin to exfoliate and peel off.
There are three types of chemical peel. These include:
- Superficial peels – This type of chemical peel uses mild acids to exfoliate the skin gently. The acid only penetrates the outermost layer of skin.
- Medium peels – The acid used in medium peels reaches the middle and the outer layer of the skin. Medium peels are more effective for removing damaged skin cells.
- Deep peels – in deep peeling, it thoroughly penetrates the inner layer of the skin to remove the damaged skin cells. Your doctor will also have to sedate you during this procedure.
- Treats wrinkles and fine lines
- Can treat severe acne scars
- Can even skin tone
- Can treat hyperpigmentation
After getting a chemical peel, you should expect some common side effects. These include redness, dryness, burning, and slight swelling of the skin.
The recovery time varies on the type of chemical peel you had. Superficial and medium peels can last for seven days up to a few months, while deep peels may last for up to several months.
While chemical peels are safe, you should make sure that it will be conducted by a board-certified dermatologist or a trained skin-care specialist.
If your facial cleanser does not help in reducing your acne, then Acne Facial treatment can be your alternative. Its primary focus is extracting blocked pores.
The extraction process releases the excess build-up of oil on your skin and cleans out the dirt that is clogging your pores. Through this process, the acne breakouts and inflammation of the skin caused by your acne will be reduced. (Related: Does Almond Milk Cause Acne?)
- Reduce facial acne
- Minimize the redness and inflammation of the face caused by the acne
- Helps the skin rebalance
- Lessen the chance of future acne breakouts
In oxygen facial, the treatment involves using a machine where pure and pressurized oxygen will be applied to your skin. Dermatologists may infuse antioxidants and anti-aging serums in the device which are very beneficial to the facial skin.
- Makes your skin look younger by reducing wrinkles and cleaning your pores
- Helps in treating rosacea and acne
- Stimulates collagen production which promotes natural skin elasticity
Dermatologists recommend having oxygen facial at least once a week for the first six weeks of the treatment. While the treatment session is very short, you can expect some side effects like puffiness and redness of the face for a day or two. You should consult with your doctor if the side effects lasted for more than three days.
Microcurrent facial or galvanic facial is sometimes called a “non-surgical facelift.” It uses a specialized device that produces mild pulses of energy. These electrical currents are sent to your facial muscles to increase the regeneration of cells in your skin.
- Tightens sagging skin
- Firms the contour of your face
- Reduce wrinkles
- Tighten pores
- Increases blood flow, which helps replenish your skin
- Can reduce acne
While this treatment can be promising, some are not allowed to undergo microcurrent facial. People who have dental braces, a pacemaker, or are pregnant should avoid galvanic facial.
All the facial treatments are safe and effective, especially when it is done by a licensed health practitioner or a board-certified dermatologist.
While this list gives you all the information you should have, your doctor is still the one who can determine which facial treatment you should have.