Maybe one of your goals this year was to commit to a better skin care regimen. Or maybe it was just to protect your skin better and use products to prevent aging.

As you look through spa options and dermatology offerings, you’re likely going to see a lot of options – and perhaps you aren’t sure which is best for you and your skin. To start, it’s in your skin’s best interest to see a medical professional who can help guide your skincare journey. And it will probably start with a medical-grade facial.

What is a Medical-Grade Facial?

A medi-facial, or medical-grade facial, targets your skin’s specific needs and challenges such as fine lines, wrinkles, sunspots, hyperpigmentation, rosacea, and acne. You get all the benefits of a spa facial with medical techniques and tools. Medi-facials frequently include dermaplaning, photofascial, or LED light therapy. These medical techniques make the facial more effective than a typical spa-like experience by providing:

• Skin hydration

• Reduction of fine lines

• Relief of pore congestion

• Improved skin texture

• Restoration of your skin’s firmness

The biggest difference between a medi-facial and spa facial is that medical-grade facials are meant to improve your skin’s health and overall appearance, while spa facials provide relaxation.

Benefits of a Medi-Facial

Everyone is different in their skincare journey, so your medical professional will be able to direct your path based on your skincare needs. Let’s take a look at the benefits of a medi-facial.

Skin Care Analysis

A doctor, dermatologist, or medical aesthetician will analyze your skin to determine what type of treatment will be most effective. They will look at its elasticity, texture, pore size, and any other challenges you may have like rosacea or acne. Sometimes, just knowing the exact challenges to your skin can help solve your problems and set you on the right path toward healthier, glowing skin.

Customized Skin Care Treatment

Not every treatment or facial technique works for every skin type. If you have oily skin, chances are you’ll get different types of products than someone with very dry skin. Someone with acne may benefit from a different type of chemical peel or mask than someone with uneven texture.

Once a skin analysis is completed, your aesthetician will discuss their recommendations for your skin, based on your goals and needs. They will tailor your facial to your unique skin type, including certain enzymes, peptides, or additional services like microneedling or LED light therapy.

Other Benefits Include:

• Increased collagen production to reduce fine lines and wrinkles

• Medical tools and techniques that do not leave bruising or scarring

• Deep-cleansing and pore extraction without disrupting the natural barrier function of the skin

• Exfoliation using safe chemical peels, enzymes and/or microdermabrasion to boost skin renewal and better product absorption

• Proper hydration throughout the process to protect your skin and increase your skin’s natural glow

• After-care instructions and medical-grade products to take home so you can continue your skincare routine.

The skin care professionals at Radiant Dermatology empower their patients by teaching preventative care and encouraging them to take charge of their skin health. We teach our patients about their skin type and conditions and how to properly manage it. Learn more about our medical-grade facials and skincare here.

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