Incorporating facials into your ongoing skincare routine is a beneficial way to nourish and renew your skin. Scott Cooper, PA-C, and the team at Ardmore Aesthetic Solutions in Ardmore, Oklahoma, offer a range of customizable facial options to help you look and feel your best. Call or schedule a time to come in online for a facial.
What are facials?
When most people think about having a facial, they envision a relaxing day at the spa or an indulgence while on vacation. While the relaxation element of facials is undeniable, there are also numerous dermatological benefits.
Modern facials are great tools for treating a range of skin conditions, enhancing the appearance of your skin, or helping slow the advancement of visible aging. A medical professional evaluates your skin and helps select a facial designed just for you, meaning your experience goes far beyond relaxation to repair, restore, and refresh your complexion.
Why are facials so good for my skin?
Professional facials enable your practitioner to assess your skin and create a customized experience. Your needs shift and change over time, and something as simple as a period of high stress or a move to a different climate can change things.
If you have clogged pores, your practitioner extracts impurities to reduce your risk of breakouts. It’s easy to damage your skin while trying to clear clogged pores on your own.
The massage elements of a professional facial help relax your muscles and release tension, boost circulation to the area, and enhance lymphatic drainage. Massaging the skin also helps skincare products absorb more deeply.
What happens during medical-grade facials?
Cleansing is a great place to begin. Your practitioner uses top-quality products to remove all traces of makeup, sunscreen, and environmental debris from your skin during the initial phase of your facial.
Most facials include a toning step to sweep away any lingering oil or debris. Exfoliation might be part of your facial, using either a physical exfoliant product or a chemical solution like alpha hydroxy acids.
Various serums, masks, and other products play a role in medical-grade facials. For example, hot towels, steam, and cool stones are incorporated. Also, microneedling can boost collagen production and improve your skin after just one treatment.
Moisturizing is always part of the process. Selected products align with your specific skin type and hydrate your skin without clogging pores.
Book online or by phone when you’re ready to explore facials in greater detail. Your practitioner can also help you find great products from brands like Rodan+Fields® to incorporate into your at-home skincare routines.