MEDICAL FACIALS EXPLAINED
A medical facial follows the same protocol as a classic facial or European facial including cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, and hydration. The only difference between these two treatments is that medical facials are performed in a physician’s office using medical-grade products and tools. Therefore, the results are more effective.
Since medical facials are performed within a physician’s office, the skin is treated at a deeper level. For example, in a spa facial a low concentration chemical peel may be used, whereas a high-concentration, unbuffered acids can be used during a medical facial.
Medical facials are highly customizable and can be tailored to your specific skin needs and concerns. Medical facials are also an effective complement to in office treatment such as dermal fillers, laser skin resurfacing, and Ultherapy.
Are you A Medical Facial CANDIDATE?
Although medical facials can easily be customized using a variety of tools and products, there are some conditions that may preclude treatment including use of medications that render skin very sensitive. As with any form of facial treatment, certain active ingredients and modalities such as laser resurfacing should be avoided if you are pregnant or have a heart condition. It is important that you discuss with your skincare professional any allergies, skin sensitivity, underlying conditions, or medications being taken prior to receiving a medical facial.
Your EXPERIENCE DURING A MEDICAL FACIAL
The facial may last 30 minutes to 1 hour. You may also experience mild discomfort and downtime. This is contingent upon the concentration of ingredients used and the procedures performed. After the procedure is completed, it is important that you follow the post-procedure protocol outlined by your skincare professional. This is especially important if your medical facial incorporates treatments that increase your skin’s sensitivity to UV light.
WHEN to get A MEDICAL FACIAL?
Since these facial treatments leverage medical-grade products and tools, it is recommended to be very diligent about sun protection.