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How Often Should You Get Facials?

Just like your body can hit a plateau, so too can your skin. One of the easiest and most effective ways to break through a complexion plateau is by adding a facial to your skincare routine. At our Skin MD locations in Orland Park, Skokie, Evergreen Park, and Willow Brook, IL, we offer several different facials that can be customized to your needs, skin, and complexion goals.

How Often Should You Get Facials?

If you know someone with beautiful skin, it could be they just have good genetics, but chances are, the secret to their beautiful skin is that they schedule regular facials. The right facial can revitalize your skin and help you achieve the best complexion possible. It can change your skin for the better and improve some of the skin imperfections that you’ve been dealing with for years.

But it doesn’t happen overnight. Beautiful skin takes commitment and dedication. For some, it may take weekly or bi-weekly facial treatments to achieve their desired results; for others, it may take months. The journey to beautiful skin will look different for different people.

A Workout for Your Skin

Just like a personal training session can wake up your muscles and cause growth and positive change, so too can the right facial wake up your skin and begin a complexion transformation. In the same way that each personal training session builds on the results of the one before it, every facial that you schedule will help your skin get one step closer to perfection.

When you invest in your skin in the same way you invest in your body and your health, you will get paybacks. You will see changes, and you may, for the first time in your life, finally love your skin.

The Great Breakout Debate

Many people shy away from facials because they are scared of breaking out. There’s a difference between purging and reacting post-treatment. The wrong skincare treatment can lead to inflammation, redness, irritation, and angry breakouts. The wrong facial or skincare treatment that doesn’t take your unique skin type or pH levels into account can hurt your skin more than help it.

Reacting vs Purging

And then there’s purging. Contrary to what you may think, purging is a good thing. It means that your skin has been awakened on a deeper level, and the pores have been effectively cleared. Purging is a sign that the oil and buildup that’s been stuffed deep down in your pores for years is finally being eliminated. You’ll get far more benefits post-purging than you would have if you never scheduled a facial for fear of breakouts.

One of the best ways to feel confident walking into your facial is to discuss your concerns with one of our skilled estheticians. They can ease your fears and help you understand the difference between inflamed acne and purging. Purging doesn’t affect everyone, and for those who experience it, it typically only happens after an initial treatment.

Our Facials

At Skin MD, we offer several different professional facials that can meet the needs of all different skin types. No matter what type of skin condition or imperfection that you suffer from, we can choose the right facial to help improve your skin. We’ll design a treatment plan that meets your needs. Once you experience a facial at our office, you’ll understand just how important it is that you trust the process.

Change is guaranteed. Your skin will improve, and you’ll love your skin, maybe for the first time ever. And, once you experience a facial at our office, we’re confident that you won’t go back to a life without them.

What They Treat

Facials are multi-step skincare treatments designed to improve your skin over time. A professional facial can help you achieve all of your skincare goals. They can relieve stress, help you achieve softer skin, and combat acne. They can help treat the signs of aging, brighten your skin, and deliver deep hydration. They can cleanse your pores in a way that your at-home skincare products cannot and, in doing so, help your at-home skincare routine become that much more effective.

The right facial can also help improve the appearance of rosacea and hyperpigmentation. While most people schedule this treatment to treat the skin on their faces, a facial can be performed anywhere. Some of the more common body areas that patients schedule this treatment to help improve their skin include the back and the chest.

The Treatment Process

The facial treatment process begins with a consultation. We’ll evaluate your skin in person and learn more about your skincare goals. We’ll design a treatment plan with one of our customized facials, and we’ll recommend how many treatments you should schedule to achieve the best results and how much time to wait between facials.

Once you achieve your skin goals, we’ll recommend how and when to schedule maintenance appointments so that you can maintain a beautiful complexion year-round.

Choosing the Right Facial

The Essential Facial

The Essential Facial is our most versatile facial. Before beginning the treatment, we’ll perform a skin analysis to determine the best plan of action to help you address your skin concerns. This treatment may include deep cleansing and exfoliation with the use of steam. We’ll also perform facial massage and apply a hydrating mask.

The Back Facial

Your face isn’t the only part of your body that needs attention. You have skin everywhere, and it needs extra care. The skin on your back can become acne-prone simply because it’s hard to reach. It’s hard to give your back the care and attention that it deserves, which is why we offer the Back Facial.

This treatment can target bacne, which is that back acne that often results from clogged pores. It will smooth the skin, refresh your back, and is the perfect treatment to schedule before a vacation, a special event that’s going to require a low-cut dress or make part of your monthly skincare routine.

The High-Frequency Facial

If you suffer from large pores, acne, blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles, dark circles, or puffy eyes, then the High-Frequency Facial is the right choice for you. The high-frequency device uses electrical current to combat skin imperfections. This treatment is the perfect monthly treatment that will help improve your skin in a unique way.

The Deep Pore Cleansing Facial

Our Deep Pore Cleansing Facial is specifically designed for those with acne-prone skin. Not only will it help target your existing blemishes, but it will also help prevent the formation of new ones. It’s designed to reduce inflammation, cleanse the pores, eliminate blackheads, and help balance the skin’s oil content.

It involves a deep cleansing step, steam-based extractions, a hydrating facial mask, and the application of an oil-free moisturizer to help balance your skin’s oil content. You’ll walk away with brighter and clearer skin that will continue to improve after each scheduled treatment.

The “C” the Difference Anti-Aging Facial

Vitamin C is an essential ingredient that can help transform your skin. For those with dehydrated, damaged, or aging skin, we can perform the “C” the Difference Anti-Aging Facial to help rejuvenate, nourish, and cleanse the skin.

This facial uses a blend of alpha hydroxy acid and vitamin C to help the skin appear more youthful. It involves cleansing, exfoliation, facial massage, a hydrating mask and moisturizer, and a relaxing environment that will make you feel better and your skin looks brighter.

Which Facial Is Right for Me?

You know you want to add a facial to your skincare routine, but you’re not sure which one. If that’s the case, our experts will be happy to evaluate your skin during an initial consultation. We will listen to your concerns, analyze your skin type and determine which of our facials will best help you reach your skin goals. Then, we will design your treatment plan and begin the treatment process to begin a skin transformation as soon as possible.

Experience the Difference the Right Facial Can Make

If you want your skin to look better than ever, we can help determine which of these treatments is right for your needs. You’ll notice immediate results post-treatment that will continue to improve with each treatment that you schedule. If you want brighter, beautiful skin, a facial is a perfect way to achieve your skincare goals. Contact us today at one of our Skin MD locations in Orland Park, Skokie, Evergreen Park, or Willowbrook, IL, to schedule your first treatment.

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