Nothing has quite as dramatic an effect on our overall appearance as the skin on our face. That’s why we have at home skin care regimens and get facials regularly. But what is it that makes a medical facial like Hydrafacial or Photo Facial more effective than a spa facial? Since a medical facial is performed under the supervision of an MD, your skin care specialist can use stronger medical grade products. Chemical peels and acids can be stronger, and generally, a medical facial will penetrate deeper into the skin instead of only effecting the surface layer.
Hydra facial for example begins with a serum to remove calloused surface skin, then cleanses deeper with a light chemical peel. At the point where a spa facial would include manual and painful pore extractions, Hydra facial uses a gentle suction device to remove sebum and dirt from pores on a much deeper level than spa extractions. It finishes by infusing the skin with nutrients, vitamins, and hyaluronic acid, a moisture binding humectant.
A comparable spa facial would still leave lots of impurities in the skin and would use products that don’t achieve the same results.
Photo Facial is another type of medical facial involves use of medical grade lasers to pulse photons from different light wavelengths and rejuvenate the skin. A spa facial simply won’t employ the same technologies in their treatments.
For those who have been regularly taking care of their skin with spa facials for years, but who still suffer from unwanted blemishes, discoloration, or wrinkles, a medical facial is the next step toward reaching your skin care goals, but medical facials can be gentle and non-invasive enough to be a very pleasant and thrilling experience for first time spa-goers as well. In terms of results a medical facial can’t be beat.