Our skin is the body’s largest organ, but many people overlook the importance of going the extra mile to protect it. While you may have been to the spa for a standard facial before, a medical-grade facial involves different steps and tools to achieve even better results. It combines both medicinal and natural corrective measures to help erase the signs of aging by targeting the root cause of your skin problems.
At Northwestern Plastics, we offer medical-grade facials that are designed to cleanse, exfoliate, extract and hydrate your skin through medical-grade products and tools. The use of medical-grade products can help address the many signs of aging and take out the stress that your skin has endured.
Everyone experiences different issues and insecurities with their skin, so a one-size-fits-all approach isn’t ideal in treating specific problems. Your physician will talk with you about the specific results that you want to achieve as well as certain areas that need focus. Other procedures can be incorporated into the facial as well, such as chemical peels or dermal fillers.
Who Can Benefit?
Because medical-grade facials are so highly customizable, a wide variety of people can benefit from their results. It is important to talk with one of our skincare professionals to help determine what tools and products will suit your skin the best. Certain active ingredients and modalities should be avoided in particular situations such as if you are pregnant or you have a heart condition. We also factor in any skin sensitivities, allergies, medications or underlying conditions that would be impacted by a medical-grade facial.
Chemical peels are designed to address a multitude of skin conditions, including:
- Uneven skin texture
- Sun damage
You can expect for the medical-grade facial to take anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour. Techniques utilized during the procedure include cleansing, exfoliation, steaming, and replenishing. Modalities include chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, microcurrent, LED light therapy, ultrasound, intense pulsed light (IPL), radio frequency or microneedling.
The frequency of medical facials depends on many factors, including your desired outcome and the type of treatment that is performed. For example, if you are suffering from acne, you can get medical facials every 4-6 weeks. If you are hoping to restore your skin before a major event, you will see the benefits as well.
Are you interested in experiencing the benefits of medical-grade facials? Contact our team at Northwestern Specialists in Plastic Surgery today!