Educating yourself about different types of facials is very important. Usually during a consultation the esthetician will go over everything you need to know, though it’s a good idea to go in knowing a little about skin care.
- Also known as European facial, classic facial is the most basic type of facial. A classic facial includes steaming of the face, exfoliation, extractions, massaging, maybe some masks, and then the application of serums and moisturizers.
- Also called microcurrent therapy, microcurrent facial refers to any facial treatment that involves an electrical device. No need to freak out over getting electrocuted. The procedure is completely safe and pain-free. You can get the facial alone or as an additional step to other facials.
- Galvanic Facial includes the use of galvanic currents to stimulate the face. It’s considered a non-surgical facelift. The procedure is all about stimulating the muscles. This treatment tones the facial muscles and repositions them to give you a more lifted face. It reshapes the face, giving you a more defined look.
- High-frequency, sometimes referred to as radiofrequency, is a type of facial treatment where electrical currents produce a certain amount of heat to stimulate deeper layers of the skin.
- If you’re suffering from blackheads, whiteheads, and dullness without a major acne problem, Hydrafacial may be just for you. The Hydrafacial machine deeply cleanses the outer layer of your skin in a vacuum-like manner. It sucks any dirt and grime on the face.
- Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive type of facial treatment. Basically, there’s a device with a crystal or diamond tip. This device brushes off the upper layer of your skin while vacuuming anything that comes off. It works like sandpaper over the face.
- Laser resurfacing is an invasive type of facial treatment. The most popular laser used in laser resurfacing is the Fractional CO2 Laser. The term fractional is important. The laser uses fractioned beams to create microscopic wounds in a pattern. The non-wounded cells support wounded ones to speed up healing.
If you’re already happy with your skin, why get a facial?
The truth is, consistent facial care by an esthetician can help prevent future skin care concerns that may appear – from monthly breakouts, to seasonal sensitivities, and even the first signs of aging, like fine lines.
Receiving regular facials is about maintaining healthy skin, just like continuing your exercise program when your body is fit. It’s the same thing with your skin. Keeping the skin healthy and fit with regular facials is so much easier than waiting until you are seeing signs of aging – lines, wrinkles, pigmentation and loss of firmness before you begin taking care of your skin with professional treatments.