When it comes to pampering your skin, it’s hard to beat a classic facial. There’s a reason these treatments are an enduring favorite at spas, beauty salons, and right here at Dermatology Realm! But what is a facial, exactly? In spite of being so popular, many people aren’t sure what facial treatments include or how they work to moisturize, soften, and smooth the skin. Let’s take it from the top! Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about facial treatments and how our facial treatments can leave you feeling like a million bucks.
What are facials?
A professional facial is designed to improve your skin. These customized treatments for the face, neck and décolleté can:
- boost collagen production
- remove dead skin cells
- improve the appearance of fine lines and blemishes
- clear the pores
- moisturize and hydrate
Facials renew your skin, helping it look younger and giving you a healthy glow! Most treatments only take about an hour, so it’s easy to fit them into a busy schedule. They can also be combined with a range of other beauty and spa treatments for enhanced results. To truly make the most of the benefits, a regular series of facials may be recommended. This can delay the signs of aging, help you destress, and keep your skin looking refreshed and rejuvenated!
There are a number of facials available these days, from those that hydrate to treatments that have an anti-aging focus. At Dermatology Realm, we’ll create an individualized treatment plan for you based on your skin type, beauty care routine, lifestyle, and goals. We offer the following facial treatments from our Germantown office.
Our medical-grade chemical peels are used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck, or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin which causes it to peel off gradually. The newly regenerated skin will be smoother and softer, with visibly reduced signs of aging. Chemical peels can help:
- renew cells
- improve fine lines
- reduce the size of large pores
- improve acne problems
Deep cleansing facial
Deep cleansing facials are often used to control acne conditions and prevent scarring. The customized treatment includes an exfoliating enzyme peel, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial deep pore cleansing, and extraction of blackheads. We’ll take your skin type and any medications you’re on into consideration before the facial is performed for the most optimal results.
Glycolic acid peel
Our medical-grade glycolic peels are chemical exfoliants that remove all the dead cells from the surface of the skin. This process promotes cellular renewal and results in a more youthful complexion.
Glycolic acid peels are one of the mildest types of chemical peels, making them a great choice for anyone with sensitive skin. We often combine this treatment with our deep cleansing facial and can increase the strength of the peel from 30% to 70% over time to achieve the maximum benefits.
As your skin ages, the lymphatic system slows down. This decreases the elimination of toxins from the deepest layers of the skin, and results in a loss of tightness and clarity. Our lymphobiology facial helps reverse the aging process by stimulating movement of the lymphatic fluids in the face and body.
We first apply an enzyme peel with steam, then follow it up with a massage using a special LymphMed device to get things moving. Next, we do extractions, apply a modeling mask, and cover the skin with a treatment cream. The facial is topped off with another lymphatic massage to remove any toxins and swelling. Lymphobiology treatments can:
- minimize the appearance of wrinkles
- reduce dark circles
- eliminate redness
- reduce puffiness and sensitivity
The lymphobiology facial is safe for all skin types and will leave you feeling completely relaxed!
Our pharmaceutical oxygen contains over 80 vitamins and minerals. The facial process allows this oxygen to penetrate the skin, hydrating it and supporting natural collagen production. Oxygen facials also detoxify the skin, speed up cell turnover, and diminish the appearance of large pores. This results in visibly smoothed lines, reduced wrinkles, and a healthy glow.
The do’s and don’ts following a facial treatment
Your skin is incredibly smooth and soft after a facial, but it may also be a bit sensitive. Following the proper post-facial care is important to protect your skin and prolong the benefits of your treatment.
- Apply a high-SPF sunscreen 20-30 minutes before spending time outdoors.
- Reapply after every two hours of exposure during the day.
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
- Use a vitamin C-based serum to protect your skin.
- Stick to gentle moisturizers and hypoallergenic soaps.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Keep your make-up application minimal.
- Skip using a toner for the first few days after your facial treatment.
- Try not to pick at your skin, even if it’s peeling.
- Wait a while before threading or waxing your face.
Show your skin some love with facial treatments from Dermatology Realm
A facial is a great way to kick back, relax, and rejuvenate your skin. Regular sessions will help undo damage and nourish the skin, giving it a younger and more supple appearance. Our spa services here at Dermatology Realm include facials, peels, and microdermabrasion to restore your skin’s natural glow and leave you looking your best. To learn more about how our customized facial treatments can benefit your skin, get in touch today to make an appointment with our expert team!