April 28, 2010

The Benefits of Facial Treatments at Park Avenue Medical Spa

In case you are all wondering why we strongly advise getting facials on a regular basis, we thought we would explain some of the many benefits.

Facials are, as the name implies, skin treatments of the face, given by licensed aestheticians. The treatment starts with a detailed skin analysis, followed by cleaning, exfoliation, extractions, massage, and, finally, a calming mask.

Facials benefit your skin in many ways. The deep cleansing removes build-up and excessive sebum, preventing the clogging of pores and the formation of comedones. This treatment is especially effective for acne-prone skin. Exfoliation, the removal of dead skin, will speed up the cell cycle and enhance collagen deposition. Blackheads and whiteheads are removed during your treatment. Your skin will become more radiant and supple.

The massage stimulates blood circulation, brings more oxygen to the cell, and provides lymphatic drainage, reducing congestion and puffiness.

Our specialized facials have additional health benefits. Antioxidant facials contain free radical fighting products, which prevent free radical damage caused by daily polluants. Hydrating facials use products that penetrate deep into the skin providing moisture while correcting the skin’s natural pH.

Facials can be combined with microdermabrasion, either ultrasonic or crystal, which will further add rejuvenating benefits to your treatment through exfoliation and mechanical stimulation. Alpha hydroxy or beta hydroxy acids have additional benefits and can be incorporated into any facial you may choose. These products can benefit acne- or rosacea-prone skin, in addition to aging skin.

Facials can regulate the immune system and aid in stress relief.

Our aestheticians can guide you in selecting the type of facial that will benefit your skin the most. They can also introduce you to more advanced treatments that our medical spa has to offer.

You may develop some redness, flakiness, or even breakouts after a facial. This is a normal reaction and will resolve within a few days, leaving behind radiant, glowing skin. However, it is advisable not to schedule a facial close to a special event, particularly if you have clogged pores. Please call us with any questions you may have.

Your home skin care regimen is extremely important, it will complement any in-office treatment you choose to have, so do not hesitate to discuss your regimen with your aesthetician. These treatments can be performed on your neck, décolleté, or back. Please do not forget these areas as they can be prone to the same problems as the skin on your face!