From men and women to teens, everyone can benefit from a relaxing facial. A facial is not only a spa luxury but is also a fantastic way to treat your skin. Facials increase circulation and stimulate your skin, preventing premature aging, keeping your skin moist, and stopping dehydration. No matter your age or gender, your body’s largest organ is your skin. If you want your skin (especially on the face) to look its best and stay healthy, you need to take care of it. Healthy, good looking skin begins with skincare. Facials are an essential ingredient of your overall skin care program and you will love the benefits of facials.
What is a facial?
A facial is a spa therapy and massage that leaves your skin cleaner, softer, younger, and truly transformed. Facials can help clear clogged pores, quench parched skin, and remove dead cells. Facials involve some massage which aids in blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. The facial massage also helps to relax facial muscles which can slow the onset of wrinkles on the face. Puffiness reduction, sagging in the face, and skin cell renewal are additional benefits from these massage techniques.
What are some benefits of a facial?
- Facials help reduce the impact of sun exposure, smoking, and other environmental factors as well as incorrect product use.
- Women are more susceptible to aging due to stress. Facials help reduce stress. While stress is quickly rising to a number in the premature aging process, it can also act as a rosacea trigger, shorten the life span of your skin cells, aggravate acne, and other skin inflammations.
- During your facial, your licensed aesthetician will recommend appropriate skin care for home use to help you continue the benefits of our facial and correct ongoing skin care issues.
A transforming experience, getting a facial is an absolutely enjoyable skin treatment. You will feel relaxed, pampered and your skin will feel simply amazing after your facial. You will certainly reap the benefits of a facial during the change of seasons. Ata minimum, you should receive a facial treatment four times per year, as the seasons change. Regular facials are the key to clear, smooth, and radiant skin throughout the year.
The prospect of stripping away years of skin damage in a non-invasive, virtually painless way is universally appealing. That’s why chemical peels are so popular for treating signs of skin aging. Peels remove all that dry, dull debris and reveal the softer, smoother skin underneath. In as few as three treatments, peels can reduce the look of wrinkles and fine lines, smooth skin texture, and even reduce the appearance of breakouts. After a single treatment, you will be able to see a difference and most people say their skin glows.
But what about the downtime?
With today’s innovative technology, we’re happy to report that the latest peels result in little to no downtime at all! They’re also far more powerful and give quick results.
At-home peels vs. professional peels
Both at-home and professional peels use exfoliants like Alpha Hydroxy Acids (e.g.,Lactic Acid), Beta Hydroxy Acids (e.g., Salicylic Acid) and enzymes from natural ingredients like Rice, Papaya, Pineapple, and Pumpkin, to reduce the appearance of premature aging such as age spots, as well as rough skin texture and acne. Hydroxyacids work by dissolving the intercellular “glue” that holds skin cells together, allowing them to shed more easily, while enzymes unlink skin cells and digest proteins that help connect them.
At-home peels generally are self-applied and use such exfoliants in lower concentrations. They are ideal for treating minor signs of dullness, aging, or acne as well as maintaining bright, smooth skin daily, weekly or between professional treatments. Skin can feel refreshed and sometimes tingly afterward, but there should be no visible flaking, peeling, or downtime.
Professional chemical peels are applied by skin therapists, estheticians or medical practitioners who use highly-concentrated exfoliants. Chemical peels can be performed as outpatient procedures, but they tend to result in noticeable skin flaking, peeling or downtime, depending on the strength of the peel. To minimize downtime, and deliver the best results, a series of peels are usually performed over a six-to 12-week period, followed by maintenance twice a year.
Do you need a chemical peel?
If you are concerned about dullness, aging, or acne and want brighter, smoother skin, talk to your professional skin therapist about chemical peels. They will be able to guide you toward the best type of peel for your skin and lifestyle–and help you get the results you want.
We know there are many, many different peels on the market. We know that spas often will offer multiple types of peels. We feel strongly that VI Aesthetics (link to their website) offers the best series of peels and provide a variety of types of peels to address almost any concerns our clients could have. When we do your skin analysis, we can help you and make recommendations for what type of peel is best for you based on your skin type and history.
What’s my next step?
Your first step is your skincare consultation. Here, one of our skincare professionals will review your health and skin evaluations. This is an excellent time to voice any concerns and what you are hoping to gain from your treatment. This may be a single approach or may include several different treatments at once. CallAesthetic–Facial and Body Rejuvenation and get started on the journey to the best you that you can be.