A skin specialist may perform a facial on a patient that is struggling with acne or stubborn blackheads and clogged pores on the skin of the face. At Iconic Skin Institute, we will be able to recommend certain products that will improve the health and appearance of your skin.
An acne facial is a facial treatment that targets current blemishes and prevents future breakouts. It is typically used to treat acne, blackheads, active breakouts, and scarring from past blemishes. The products used in a facial are meant to exfoliate the skin, cleanse the pores, and prevent future breakouts. This procedure may be completed during a routine cleaning appointment or a lunchtime treatment.
A licensed skin specialist completes these services and can recommend the proper steps needed to minimize breakouts and the appearance of acne scars. Patients who do not want to undergo invasive procedures to remove blackheads and other impurities can benefit from this non-invasive service.
A facial can reduce the appearance of acne, especially blackheads and whiteheads. It can reduce redness and inflammation, which can lead to breakouts. It can also moisturize the skin and clear out pores to promote clear skin. Patients who have oily skin will benefit from essential oils that control the production of sebum. If you have dry skin, we may add a hydrating mask to your treatment.
Because facials focus on cleaning the skin, they can help clear up any clogged pores that may lead to pimples. Regular facials can clear the pores of any dirt or oils that have accumulated, which prevents bacteria from forming in the pores and causing pimples. Some facials also include steaming the skin to open up the pores even more. Steaming will also soothe the skin and reduce any redness that might be present.
While acne facials can be performed on all skin types, the skin must be clear of active breakouts so that bacteria does not get spread on the face during treatment. If you have a mild breakout, you should wait a few days before scheduling your appointment.
The facial begins with a thorough cleansing of the skin, and then a chemical peel is performed to exfoliate the skin and remove excess oil and debris. Once the skin is prepped and ready, the facial is performed to remove blackheads and clogged pores. A mask is then applied to soothe the skin and help get rid of any remaining impurities in the skin. The entire process takes about 45 minutes to complete. You may see results after one treatment; however, a series of acne facials is typically recommended for best results.
The results from an acne facial typically last between 4 and 6 months. A skin specialist will recommend the best treatment plan for your skin, but most patients see the best results from having treatment done every 3 to 6 months.
When you meet with the skin specialist for your consultation appointment, they will be able to talk with you about all the treatments that they offer and what will work best for your specific skin type. Typically, these facials work great for all types of skin and are a great option for treating mild and moderate cases of acne.
Keep in mind that each person’s skin is different, so some people may see a longer or shorter amount of time between treatments. Each patient also responds differently to the products and medications used during their treatment, which can also affect how long it will take to see results.
If you are concerned about how frequently you should have your acne facial, don’t hesitate to ask the skin care specialist during your consultation what they recommend for you. They can evaluate the condition of your skin and recommend a treatment plan based on your individual needs.
The skincare team at our medical spa can create a personalized treatment plan for you based on your specific goals. Give us a call today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.