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Why Should You Get a Professional Facial Instead of a DIY Kit at Home

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In case your skin looks saggy, you start noticing blackheads and pimples frequently and your face feels overall swollen, then the simplest remedy to your problems is the facial. If you are not a regular at top spas and clinics in New Jersey, you might be tempted to believe that getting a professional facial to improve the overall appearance of your facial skin is just a waste of time and money, especially with so many more or less effective DIY kits available these days. However, you are wrong and in the following article we will explore what happens during a professional facial treatment.

Determining your skin type

While you are seated comfortably and relaxing with soft, slightly moistened pads over your eyes, the aesthetician will determine your skin type and its current health condition with the help of a lighted magnifying glass. In general, in order to determine the elasticity he will have to pinch you a bit, whereas to establish the thickness level the professional will have to press on the skin. On a side note, prior to this phase you might undergo a short cleansing session to make sure all cosmetics are removed and the skin can be correctly evaluated.

Removing skin imperfections

In the eventuality that you have blackheads or pimples, there are high chances the professional will apply an exfoliating ointment with peeling properties to dissolve the plugs first. In addition, based on the exfoliating product used, you may undergo a steam treatment or have heated, moist towels applied to enhance the efficiency of the cream, gel or ointment. In case the blackheads or whiteheads are not eliminated via either of the aforementioned techniques, then they can be removed with a special instrument dubbed extractor.

Massaging to improve blood circulation

Once the skin imperfections have been dealt with, the aesthetician will processed to massaging the skin in order to improve blood flow. It is necessary to mention that he will most likely employ a moisturizing lotion or oil to lubricate your skin and stimulate collagen and elastin production. On a side note, the massage also has the role of relaxing the muscles of your face and hence, making the treatment products applied more efficient.

The mask for skin rejuvenation

Applying a mask following the massage is an optional step in a professional facial and mostly depends on your skin’s needs. In the event that your skin is dehydrated, a mask that replenishes moisture will leave your skin rejuvenated and with a healthy glow. If for instance your skin is oily, the aesthetician could apply a clay-based facial mask to siphon the extra sebum.

Final touchesAfter the mask, the next logical step is to apply a serum specific to your skin type in order to prevent blemishes or other minor side effects. However, if applying a mask was not mandatory in your case, then the aesthetician will apply a nutrient-rich cream or lotion. Moreover, depending on the spa or clinic you selected, you could also benefit from a lip treatment or eye gel.

Dr. Hardik Soni

MD, Founder/Lead Physician

About Dr. Hardik Soni

Dr. Hardik Soni is the founder and Medical Director of Ethos Aesthetics + Wellness. His primary focus is on minimally invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures including botulinum injection (Botox and Dysport), dermal fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse), laser hair removal, chemical peels, and laser skin rejuvenation. Dr. Soni believes in a more conservative approach and his first goal is education. Clients are able to determine the ideal treatments after discussion with Dr. Soni regarding the expected outcomes, cost, as well as risks.

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