What’s the difference between a medical facial and a spa facial? We get that question all the time, and you’ll be surprised by the answer. The two treatments appear quite similar at the onset but a medical facial is much more advanced and includes features not found in regular spa facial treatments.
There are a number of medical facial treatments for acne, scarring, Eczema, wrinkles, vascular legions, Psoriasis, Rosacea, and sun spots that can be utilized to produce amazing results – results that last longer than general spa facials can ever do.
Medical Facials Target Skin Issues
Most people don’t start to think about facials or products until they begin to see wrinkles, age spots or sagging skin. At this point your skin has already been damaged so you will need a treatment that can target and nourish the skin in order to reverse AND slow down the ageing process.
Although spa facials are very common, medical facials differ in many ways. Medical estheticians are specifically trained to use medical grade products and tools that target your skin issues.
If you are already showing signs of ageing, medial facials are going to give you better results because they use more active ingredients with medical grade equipment while minimizing the risks of a reaction.
What Makes Medical Facials Different?
- Cosmetic skin care products
- Focused on giving a relaxing experience
- Same treatment protocol for all skin types
- Only basic esthetics training required
- Medical grade product
- Focused on achieving visible result
- Customized treatment based on skin conditions
- Skin therapists have more advanced training
Conditions such as sun damage, acne scarring, and wrinkles require more intensive treatments, which may require some downtime. Medical facials are specifically tailored and can be used in combination with other treatments such as IPL Photo Rejuvenation, Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), or Laser Resurfacing.
Combining treatments and home care will increase the rate of repair, giving you healthier looking skin, faster. As always, book a consultation with your medical esthetician before treatments.
Common Medical Facial Treatments
There are a vast array of medical facial treatments, included but not limited to:
- microdermabrasion facials
- IPL photofacials
- anti aging facials
- micro-needling (skin) facials
- micro-needling for acne scars
- collagen facial treatments
- medical facial peels
- diamond dermabrasion facials
- anti aging skin facials
Each of these types of facial treatments are medically optimized to promote healing and a youthful appearance.
How to Maximize Your Medical Facial?
You may see changes from a medical facial on the same day as the treatment and you will continue to see improvements over the following days, weeks, even months, depending on the intensity of the treatment.
To prolong the effects of your treatment, make sure you have a complete home care regime that’s right for your skin.
If you’re protecting, nourishing and stimulating your skin on a daily basis, your skin will have a longer lasting, youthful glow.
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