As the weather gets cooler, you expand your wardrobe to include warmer pieces of clothing – why not take the same approach to your skin care regimen?
Facials are the extra layer of moisture and protection that you need to shield your skin from the harsh cold weather. And don’t get us wrong: DIY face masks can be effective when used correctly. But there are certain results you simply cannot achieve without bringing in the big guns, i.e., the professionals.
For starters, a professional facial performed in a state-of-the-art spa is going to be way more potent than the at-home facial treatments. Secondly, a professional will analyze your skin and determine exactly what it needs to stay hydrated, healthy, and glowing.
Unless you have spent years studying cosmetology and acquired experience in it, you don’t have the knowledge or tools to create and customize effective facial treatments for yourself.
Why You Need a Facial This Fall
If you are considering treating yourself to a luxurious and relaxing facial to prep your skin for the upcoming fall, we have some recommendations for you.
During a chemical peel treatment, a chemical solution is applied to your skin to remove the dead skin cells and stimulate collagen production for baby-soft and brighter skin. This also accelerates cell turnover, making you look visibly younger.
There are three strengths of the chemical peel – deep, medium, and superficial. Depending on your skin issues, these peels can address several concerns, like removing fine lines and wrinkles, and reversing hyperpigmentation.
Fall is a really good time to get a chemical peel facial treatment because you are less susceptible to complications that come with too much sun exposure during the post-facial healing process.
One session is usually 45-60 minutes long and it is almost painless. The duration will also depend on the state of your complexion before the peel and the strength of the treatment. You will start to see flaking and peeling of the skin in the days after but it’s perfectly normal.
This procedure removes the upper layers of skin using a crystal- or diamond-tipped device. Microdermabrasion accelerates cell turnover by physically exfoliating the upper layers of skin. As a result, you are left with smooth and even-toned skin and any wrinkles and fine lines become a thing of the past.
The best thing about microdermabrasion is it can be customized to your skin’s needs, regardless of your skin type. Whether you want to revitalize your complexion or reverse the sun damage, one session of microdermabrasion can work wonders for you.
Fall is the best time for this facial treatment because your skin becomes dry and damaged over the summers. By removing the outmost layers of your skin, you will have brand-new and shiny skin to show off as the cold weather gets here.
One session generally takes 30-60 minutes, depending on if it’s done by itself or as an add-on. Many of our clients at Coral Gables Medical Spa choose this as an extra step to be included in their regular facial treatments.
There is no downtime to microdermabrasion; you’ll be able to wear make-up on the same day. In fact, with noticeably smoother and softer skin, your makeup will go flawlessly and last much longer.
Laser Facial Treatments
Laser treatments are incredibly effective in targeting any problem area you wish to have removed: unwanted hair, scars, acne, age spots, and pigmentation.
During the session, short and concentrated beams of pulsating light are used to treat the skin. If you want to see drastic results in one sitting, laser treatment might be the best option.
And since you’ll need to avoid exposure to UV rays after the session, fall is one of the best times to get it. One session is usually 60-minutes long and the downtime can be anywhere from 2 to 3 weeks.
Flawless Skin Needs Professional Care
Tired of applying DIY home masks and lathering yourself in essential oils without much to show for it? Why not get a professional facial that’s customized to your skin’s needs and lifestyle?