Facials are today’s modern approach to skin rejuvenation. They are great ways to recharge your skin and eliminate impurities while simultaneously relaxing. Facials can also be great bonding sessions among friends, particularly when you’re all overworked and looking for some pampering time.
Although some are still apprehensive about facials because of the extraction process, they have evolved into high-tech versions in today’s cosmetic scene. Today, let us know some state-of-the-art facials that can help better your skin.
What is a Facial?
Facials are sets of skin care treatments for your face to exfoliate your skin and remove impurities and dead skin. Typically, these skin treatments are performed in beauty salons, day spas, and your dermatologist’s office. Some dermatologists employ the help of estheticians in their private practice.
Facial treatments usually differ from one provider to another. Facials can be as extensive as one, including full body massages as part of the package or others where you are only given the basics. Essentially, a facial treatment usually includes steaming, exfoliation, and extraction.
Other providers will incorporate facial masks, peels, and facial massages. It essentially depends on the package you purchase and your provider.
6 High-End Facials
1. Radio Frequency
Radio-frequency or RF can employ at-home devices that use low-energy radiation, which heats the dermis, the deepest layer of the skin, to stimulate collagen production, improving wrinkles. In-office radio frequency is more powerful and produces more significant results, but at-home devices are much more affordable.
One facial type to try is the two (2) power-packed technologies in a lightweight device – the TriPollar STOP Vx. It delivers radio frequency and electric vibration (ELV) to heat the dermis and stimulate collagen synthesis—it’s one of the best-selling tools in Asia and is finally available here. Use it twice weekly to treat fine-to-moderate wrinkles for 8-12 weeks.
These facial tools typically feature low-energy unfocused ultrasounds that gently heat the skin tissue, which may boost the permeability of topical products. In-office Ultherapy naturally comes to mind when thinking of ultrasound treatments. Still, it is different because it utilizes high-energy focused ultrasound wavelengths that can create much more heat with every pulse and improve skin tightening. Versions you can do at home may be helpful on a smaller scale if used consistently and encourage a better skin-care routine.
One to try is the OLURA Eno Device. It features a patented dual-head design that allows for facial-like results at home. On one end, a gentle ultrasonic exfoliating spatula helps clear clogged pores and remove dull, dead skin; on the other, an ultrasonic massage tool pulses 350,000 times per second to spike blood flow, pep up lax areas, and infused topicals into the skin.
3. Mid-Frequency Interval Pulse (MFIP)
People with lax skin, especially along the jawline and midface—deflated cheeks are common signs of aging due to volume loss—MFIP is among the facials that uniquely use intermittent electrical pulses that stimulate the muscle to help tone and lift skin. Some devices are intense and should not be used more than once a week.
One to try is the one from Dr. Arrivo Zeus. This MFIP procedure administers a combination of the brand’s patented Ultra Pulse and MFIP technologies through nine supercharged electrodes and a freely moving head that quickly treats every part of the face. The production of collagen, elastin and blood circulation are kick-started—hello, instant glow—and skin looks younger and healthier with continued use.
Microcurrent energy stimulates facial muscles using small electrical currents to tighten and contour. In addition, cellular activity is also increased, consequently diminishing unwanted wrinkle appearance. You can apply the gel on clean, bare skin that comes with the device—it’s usually conductive, meaning it contains ions that allow the microcurrent to flow through them— and then glide the device over your face using light-to-medium pressure. Even YouTube tutorials can help. Skin experts recommend facial treatments at least two times a week, as results tend to fade if you stop quickly.
One to try is this treatment: Apply a pea-sized amount of the included Lifting Gel to each probe on the Trophy Skin RejuvatoneMD Microcurrent Facial Toning System and then choose between two modes – lifting or toning. After one five-minute daily treatment, skin looks noticeably firmer, and results get even better if you stick to a routine.
Think of microneedling as aerating a lawn: Just like the soil gets perforated to allow nutrients to enter the grass, tiny needles create micro-injuries in the skin, boosting collagen and letting skincare ingredients in facials penetrate further. The natural wound-healing response of our bodies can be very effective in aiding this collagen uptick, improving fine lines, large pores, acne scars, and other texture issues. However, not the same, at-home microneedling rollers offer some safety risks if not used correctly, compared to the ones used in-office. Many skin experts aren’t fans of DIY microneedling for this reason alone. However, these versions can still render benefits.
One to try is the StackedSkincare Microneedling Skin Refining Tool. It offers a safe and effective way to roll your way to better skin at home. It prepares the skin for better absorption of active ingredients and increases cell turnover to give the skin a more youthful appearance over time.
In dermatology, light therapy has already been utilized for years, especially for facials. Specific wavelengths of light, such as blue and red, can trigger certain biological effects in the skin that are specific to those wavelengths. Red light stimulates the production of collagen towards skin that’s plumper and more youthful skin. On the other hand, blue light battles acne by killing harmful bacteria, as it also reduces inflammation and slows down undesirable oil production. When used in tandem, blue and red light can be even better for acne because red LED is extra healing. Pro top: Consistency is the key. One significant limitation of this facial procedure is that people buy these with good intentions of using them, but they get bored after a couple of weeks and give up. However, diligent people may very well get good results.
One to try for stubborn breakouts is the FDA-cleared and easy-to-use Omnilux CLEAR. It is the only at-home LED mask proven to reduce or eliminate acne significantly. Blending red and blue light can help transmit blemish-busting action in just four 10-minute sessions per week.
Facials have indeed come a long way regarding the rejuvenation of the skin. Consult your doctor or healthcare provider and discover which facial is best suited for your facial skin concerns.
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