Taking good care of your skin is a must. It's not just about what you put in your body but also about what you put on it. At Love Medical Spa, we offer facials to help treat common skin issues and rejuvenate your skin. 

What is a Facial?

A facial is a beauty treatment that aims to improve the complexion and texture of your face by removing dead skin cells, dirt, and oil. The process includes the use of various techniques such as exfoliation, cleansing, massage, and creams.

The benefits of facials include:

  • Improvement in the skin's tone and texture
  • Reduction in the size of pores
  • Decrease in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Treat skin conditions like rosacea, acne, and eczema

How Does a Facial Work?

A facial begins with cleansing the face using gentle products and exfoliation to remove dead skin cells and other impurities from the skin. A variety of masks are then applied to nourish the skin and make it healthy. Facials also include steam treatment that opens up your pores and allows for better penetration of various products. The process ends with using hydrating lotions and moisturizing creams.

Why Is Facial So Important?

A facial is an important part of your overall health and beauty routine because it helps promote a healthier, more radiant appearance. This treatment can help you get rid of your pimples and blemishes, brighten your complexion, and add volume to your facial skin.

What Are the Different Types of Facials?

There are several different types of facials depending on their ingredients and the purpose they serve. The most common ones include:

  • Deep-Cleansing Facial

This is considered to be the most basic facial and is ideal for those with normal skin that want to get rid of impurities, cleanse their pores, and reduce oil production. It's usually performed using a deep-cleansing cream and a gentle massage technique that helps remove dead skin cells and unclogs your pores. 

  • Microdermabrasion 

Microdermabrasion is a non-surgical procedure that uses fine crystals to remove the topmost layer of your skin. The procedure is done under local anesthesia, which makes it painless. This treatment can help you get rid of your wrinkles and scars and also improves the texture of your skin over time. It can be done on its own or as part of another facial procedure. 

  • Chemical Peels 

Chemical peels use acids to exfoliate your skin. There are many types of acids available, including alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), beta-hydroxy acid (BHA), lactic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, etc. These acids help eliminate dead cells on the surface of your skin and remove any discoloration, wrinkles, or other imperfections. These peels can be performed on their own or as part of a deeper facial treatment called a microdermabrasion procedure.  

To learn more, visit our office, Love Medical Spa, at 2250 NW Flanders St., Portland, OR 97210. You can also reach us at (971) 500-9009 and schedule an appointment.