The Ultimate Guide to Facial Treatments – Which One is Best for Your Skin?
Facial treatments, such as Microdermabrasion, are a great way to relieve or prevent multiple skin conditions on your face. Whether you want to look younger, treat blemishes such as acne, rehydrate dry skin, or something else there will be a facial treatment designed to help you. Here is a list of common treatments so you know which one is the best for you.
This treatment uses lasers or some form of energy waves rather than invasive surgery. The lasers or waves drive natural molecules like peptides, lipids and/or amino acids to stimulate your skin’s own collagen and elastic production. The end result is your face gets lifted, nourished, and tightened. Treatments tend to take between 60 and 90 minutes and cost around $135 to $160.
There are a number of specialized facial treatments that can help treat more severe acne, oiliness, and other skin blemishes. You will generally have a consultation first to determine the exact nature and extent of your condition and to formulate the best treatment plan to reverse it. Some possible treatments include:
- Oxygen therapy—the bacteria that causes acne can be killed by hosing pure oxygen onto your skin
- High-frequency treatment—special machines use high-frequency currents to eliminate acne bacteria
- Extractions—a special tool is used to physically extract blackheads in a way that does not damage your skin
Usually these treatments will also include steams, creams, and other preparatory or finishing remedies to calm and revitalize your skin as well. They usually last around 90 minutes and cost in the range of $150.
This treatment is effective for reversing signs of aging in your skin by using micro-crystals in a spray to remove your any dead or dry skin without using invasive procedures or chemicals. The result is your skin looking refreshed and smoother, and is great for reducing or reversing the following:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Pore sizes
- Rough skin including scarring from acne
- Hyperpigmentation, also known as age spots
Microdermabrasion sessions are usually involve cleansing and moisturizing to keep your skin protected after your treatment, and can be combined with other treatments. Touch ups last around 30 minutes and cost in the neighborhood of $75.
Using natural acids, chemicals, or more sophisticated tools such as microdermabrasion, facial peels remove the top layer of skin and all the inconsistencies, lines, and damaged or discolored skin. They also usually include various nutrients and hydrating treatments to ensure the fresh layer of skin is treated and protected from damage. They can be used both for anti-aging related issues as well as acne treatment. Peels can be short additions to other treatments or longer, more intensive sessions.
This treatment uses low levels of electricity that deeply penetrates your skin at a cellular level in order to stimulate your skin’s own cells collagen and elastin. Depending on how it is deployed, microcurrent treatments can achieve the following:
- Heals age spots, skin wounds, scars and bags under the eyes
- Reduces fine lines with a including laugh lines, neck lines, and the area around your eyes
- Lifts the skin around your jowls, eyes, eyebrows and nasal labial folds
- Drives vitamins, proteins and other nutrients into your skin
Microcurrent sessions and usually very brief, and are commonly combined with Microdermabrasion treatments to really revitalize your skin.