A thorough cleansing and exfoliating regime is vital for clear, healthy skin. Everyone’s skin is different, often with multiple problem areas. The new and innovative technologies available today will allow modern facials to cater to a wider scope of needs than ever before. The cutting-edge facials available today will treat a variety of issues, while still remaining safe for most skin types. At American Self, we offer patients customized facials designed to correct and maintain their skin’s health.
Facials are designed to:
- Rejuvenate sun damaged skin
- Detoxify acne/oily skin
- Treat Rosacea
- Care for sensitive skin
The Ideal Candidate for a Facial:
Anyone troubled by fine lines, wrinkles, redness, or the early signs of aging can benefit from a facial. Both men and women, young and old, will experience an improvement in the texture, tone, and general appearance after a facial. The ideal candidate will understand the procedure and have realistic expectations for their results.
The Facial Procedure:
While there are many variations of the facial procedure, all treatments share a basic theory. The skin will be deeply cleansed using a safe blend of ingredients. Depending on the individual patient’s tolerance of discomfort, blackheads and whiteheads will be extracted to unclog pores. A deep tissue massage will be used to stimulate blood flow and circulation, and finally a soothing moisturizer will be applied. The esthetician will provide detailed home care instructions and advice.
5 Steps of the Facial Process:
How soon a facial should be repeated will depend on the skin type, condition, aesthetic goals, and even where you live (dry, arid climates can affect skin differently than hot, humid conditions). Monthly facials can provide excellent results, although patients must wait at least 30 days between treatments. This will allow the old skin to slough off and the new tissue time to properly heal. At the initial consultation appointment, Dr. Whipple or Dr. Hillelson will create a treatment plan designed to meet the individual’s needs and desires.
Risk from a Facial:
Facials are safe and effective for every skin type; however a medical-grade facial should only be performed by a skilled practitioner. Complications, sometimes severe, do have the rare chance to occur. These can include infection of existing lesions, uneven treatment, and scarring. Dr. Hillelson and Dr. Whipple both have been safely providing facial rejuvenation procedures for over 25 years.
Questions about Facials:
How long does a facial take to complete?
A facial at American Self will take between 30 and 60 minutes to perform.
When can I return to work after my facial?
Depending on the type of facial performed, most patients are able to return to work the same afternoon. Some patients do prefer to wait until the following day, however, allowing any redness time to dissipate.
I have dark skin, can I still benefit from a facial?
Yes, modern facials are designed to be safe for all skin types, complexions, and ethnicities. At the consultation appointment it will be decided which facial procedure is best for your individual needs.
Can I finance my facial treatment?
Yes, patients always have the option financing their facials, and other treatments, through CareCredit. Contact our office for more information.