Medical facials are a unique type of facial that goes beyond pampering to address common skincare problems. These advanced treatments are performed by licensed professionals with the latest skin care technology and products, making them the go-to choice for many skin care enthusiasts.
Medical-grade facials offer more significant improvements and are more effective at correcting skin conditions than spa facials. They’re often recommended in combination with other noninvasive dermatological procedures like dermal fillers and laser skin resurfacing.
The Treatment Plan for Your Medical Facial
A typical medical facial will include deep pore cleansing, dermaplaning, and several chemical peels. Your aesthetician may also suggest additional treatment add-ons that can further enhance the experience.
Exfoliating your skin is essential for achieving healthy, radiant skin. It increases cell turnover rate, giving your complexion a more even tone and decreasing breakouts and signs of aging. Exfoliation also plays an important role in treating acne breakouts that might otherwise go undetected.
Many medical facials include a combination of ingredients that provide anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-acne benefits for your skin. These may include TCA (a retinoic acid-based acid), salicylic acid, lactic acid and hyaluronic acid.
These ingredients work to exfoliate the skin by gently scraping away dead cells, fine hairs and light acne scars. This opens up pores so that exfoliating serums can penetrate more effectively into your skin’s surface.
Your medical facial may be performed by either an esthetician, med spa, or licensed physician in a cosmetic doctor’s office, depending on your skin type. Your esthetician will conduct an extensive skin analysis to identify which ingredients and treatments are most suitable for you.
When Should You Consider Having a Medical Facial
At-home skincare routines can help maintain the health and appearance of your skin, but they cannot address more serious problems or offer lasting effects. That is why having regular professional treatments combined with at-home products is so important for maintaining and improving both skin health and appearance.
At our Gilbert, AZ med spa practice, we will assess your skin and discuss your goals with you. After we determine the treatments that will provide maximum benefit to your skin, your esthetician will craft a personalized treatment plan for a medical facial.
How Often Should I Have a Medical Facial?
Your dermatologist likely recommends having multiple medical facials spaced 4-6 weeks apart for optimal results from each one. This is an effective way to achieve maximum impact with long-lasting effects from a medical facial.
Your medical facial should begin with a deep pore cleansing and skin analysis to pinpoint exactly what type of skincare products and treatments are necessary for you. Your skincare professional can then suggest the ideal exfoliating and hydrating products tailored specifically towards your unique skin type and condition.
The next step in your medical facial involves a series of chemical peels to target the top layers of skin to eliminate dead cells, promote cellular turnover and absorb specialized anti-aging serums and moisturizers. Your treatment will then conclude with massage and hydrating steps for renewed skin that feels and looks refreshed, renewed and revitalized.
If you would like to get a medical grade facial from an aesthetic clinic and med spa in the Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler and San Tan Valley area call us today.