How Do Medical Facials Work?
Medical facials are functionally very similar to spa facials or at-home facials – the only difference is the intensity medical facials have. Before beginning any facial, it is imperative that you consult with our skin specialists to determine which of our advanced facials best suits your skincare goals and needs. During your consultation, we examine the condition of your skin, paying special attention to problem areas such as pigment spots, acne, and wrinkles. We will ask about your general skin history as well. The actual medical procedure involves multiple steps that involve cleansing, hydration, and following post-procedure guidelines.
General Benefits of Monthly Facials
If you find that your skin is dehydrated, acne-prone, or sunburnt, a medical facial might be right for you. It can also be used to counteract signs of skin aging. While these problems are best treated preventively, facials can also help reverse the damage caused by various medical conditions. Facials bring multiple benefits but the top ones they have are:
1. Safe, Simple, and Convenient: Facials are a very safe, easy, and convenient treatment. Not only can a facial be done in under an hour, but it does so with little risk of damaging the skin. You can even directly go back to your regular activities after the procedure. Your treatment appointments will be every few weeks or months, depending on the facial treatments you use.
2. Promotes skin health: If you want your skin to look radiant, keeping it healthy is your top priority, which is why medical-grade facials are a game-changer. Because these facials help support your skin’s natural moisture barrier, speed cell turnover, and remove impurities from the skin, these treatments promote better skin health, helping you look younger and healthier overall.
3. Help skincare products work better: Exfoliation techniques are often part of your weekly skin routine because removing dead skin cells allows products to work better. However, at-home exfoliation is often imperfect and doesn’t remove enough dead skin cells. That is why a medicated facial is a must-have if you want to enhance the effects of your anti-aging serums and acne-fighting products.
4. Can be used in combination with other treatments: Finally, medical facials can easily be combined with several other medical and aesthetic treatments. While facials gently renew the skin to improve skin performance and texture, other treatments can be used to address more complex issues such as laser therapy, and microneedling. Similarly, some surgical services, such as facelifts, can be combined with facials.
Why Are Medical Facials Better?
A spa facial has many benefits for your skin. However, these effects last only a few days at most. After this time, your skin will return to how it was before your visit to the spa. In contrast, medicated facials contain ingredients that can help improve your skin even after the initial effects of the treatment wear off.
Spa facials while effective, also tend to be generic and do not provide clinically-proven treatments for individual skin types or conditions. Medical facials, however, are tailored to each person’s needs and use specialized products and modern devices to deliver long-lasting, visible results. Not only do these facials improve the appearance of the skin, but they also restore its health by working beyond the surface.
If you are looking to receive regular facials in Maryland, Anne Arundel ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery has multiple treatments available including Skinwave Hydrogen Treatment, Microdermabrasion, and Fire and Ice Facials. Besides our medispa services, we also offer facial plastic surgery and medical care for ear, nose, and throat diseases and conditions. We serve clients in the Annapolis, Baltimore, and Washington areas with 20 years of experience. Call us at 410-573-9191 to learn more about our services or how to join our monthly facial membership.