Whether it’s for a special occasion or just to treat yourself, getting a facial is a wonderful way to spend a few relaxing hours and take care of your skin. For a major event, a facial delivers fast results, rendering your skin with rejuvenated, glowing skin. While treating yourself for a special event is great, regular facials have many benefits, including minimizing acne scarring, evening skin tone, and keeping your skin strong and more resistant to the intrinsic effects of aging.
Autumn is an especially appropriate time to get a facial. Throughout the summer, your skin is subjected to stressors such as sunscreen and sweat that can clog your pores, and prolonged sun exposure that increases dark patches and discoloration. A professional facial removes the outer, dead layer of skin and provides deep moisturizing benefits in preparation for the colder, drier winter months.
In addition, some facials require you to avoid any sun exposure and heat for a few days after the treatment and it’s easier to stay cool and indoors away from harmful UV rays in the fall.
Once you’ve decided to take the plunge and schedule a facial, how do you choose a spa near you that ensures you get the results you desire? Before making an appointment, it is important to understand the different types of facilities near you that provide skincare services so you can make an informed decision.
Day Spa vs Med Spa
While day spas are focused on pampering beauty treatments provided primarily by cosmetologists and licensed massage therapists, med spas are a hybrid between medical aesthetic clinics and day spas. They are operated under the supervision of a licensed physician, or in some states, a nurse practitioner.
Because they are supervised by medical personnel, med spas can provide more powerful, non-invasive medical-grade skincare treatments, such as peels, micro-needling, and laser skin resurfacing. These innovative, cutting-edge services are great complements to facials and are all designed to repair your skin, not just improve its outward appearance. Therefore, you can expect glowing skin and profound results.
Med spas also often offer a broader array of services, such as specialized dermabrasion techniques, that can drive hydrating agents deeper into the skin, rather than just targeting the surface.
The right facial and where to find it
If you’ve decided that a med spa is the best place to get the kind of facial results you are seeking, you’ll need to do some additional homework before identifying the best place near you. The first step is to identify what you are hoping to achieve with your facial, such as boosting collagen production, targeting fine lines and wrinkles, or even just soothing sensitive skin.
Your research should include reading reviews of local med spas near you and then scheduling a consultation. At the consultation, you should expect an attentive professional who can suggest which facial treatments are best suited to address your skincare concerns and help you realize the desired outcome.
Your next step? Book your facial appointment and enjoy rejuvenated, brightened, younger-looking skin!
Alazzo Med Spa provides a variety of targeted, pampering facials to help you look and feel your best for special occasions or every day. Our staff of medical professionals has extensive training in a variety of medical-grade skincare treatments including microdermabrasion with the DermaSweep MD, designed to treat specific skin conditions and improve overall skin appearance and health; chemical peels; the Collagen Pin and Induction therapies. We would love to meet you! Contact us today to schedule a consultation.