• What is a medical facial?

    on May 25th, 2017

What is a Medical Facial?

Standard facial treatments, which use commercially available products to refresh, cleanse, and exfoliate the skin, are a staple of spas and salons everywhere.  You may even go in for a facial as a standard or semi-standard part of your regular beauty and skincare routine.  But did you know that dermatological professionals can also perform a medical facial, which uses pharmaceutical grade chemicals and tools to deliver more dramatic, longer lasting results in the form of brighter, smoother, and younger-looking skin?  Read on to learn more about the ins and outs of this procedure and its benefits, and how it differs from conventional facials you may have had in the past. 

A tailored experience

Medical facials are personalized for each patient’s unique skin needs and issues, which may include acne, fine lines/wrinkles, visible pores, or discoloration.  Medical facials are also a great general solution for people who simply want to enjoy brighter, smoother, more luminous-looking skin.  Regardless of the patient’s specific needs, medical facials often incorporate the same steps as a standard spa facial, such as cleansing, steaming, exfoliation, and massage of the skin.  The dermatological professionals at CANE + AUSTIN Medi Spa will work with you to deliver a medical facial treatment that’s just right for you.

Powerful solutions

CANE + AUSTIN Medi Spa’s medical facial products include pharmaceutical grade glycolic acid, a powerful yet gentle skincare agent derived from sugar cane.  Glycolic acid’s high solubility and small molecule size allow it to penetrate deep into the outer layer of skin to dramatically exfoliate, cleanse pores and break down the lipid bonds holding tired, dead skin cells together to reveal newer, fresher skin underneath.  It also promotes increased collagen production and hydration in the outermost layer of skin, noticeably reducing the appearance of sagging skin, wrinkles, and fine lines.  Glycolic acid is gentle, non-irritating, and suitable for all skin types.  As a provider of dermatological care, CANE + AUSTIN Medi Spa’s medical facials may also include glycolic acid solutions which are stronger than those found in commercially available skin care products, allowing for more dramatic and longer-lasting results.

Depending on your unique skincare needs, a medical facial may also include procedures such as dermaplaning, ultrasound, photorejuvenation, or microcurrent to further exfoliate, lift, or firm your skin.  All procedures incorporated into your medical facial at CANE + AUSTIN Medi Spa will be non-invasive, effective, and safe.

Short on time, long on benefits

Medical facials don’t take very long at all—typically, between 50 minutes and 90 minutes.  Some patients come in for a medical facial during their lunch break.  Your practitioner will advise you on an aftercare routine, which will typically include avoiding excessive sun exposure, avoiding tanning beds, and possibly using some specific skincare products.  This routine will help prolong the benefits of the medical facial, which often can be seen right away, and include smoother, younger-looking, and brighter skin.  There are no major side-effects to medical facials, and some skincare practitioners recommend scheduling them on a regular basis to maintain your fabulous new glow!

Call CANE + AUSTIN Medi Spa today to schedule a medical facial or another safe and effective skincare procedure.

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