There’s nothing quite like getting pampered to combat the stress of the holiday season and its many effects. Whether you’re dealing with a skin condition caused by stress or simply need a break from the hustle and bustle, a relaxing facial treatment might be the ticket. Here are some of our facial offerings and how they can help revive your skin.
Facials are one of the most common non-invasive wrinkle reducing treatments. Aging skin is a concern for many and facials work to brighten and tighten skin, making it appear firmer and younger.
The products used during an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) facial contain glycolic or lactic acids. These exfoliate the skin, sloughing off dead surface skin cells and minimizing the appearance of fine lines and age spots over time. They also promote increased collagen production, which is what gives skin its smooth, plump appearance. Sensitive skin? No problem. Hypoallergenic products can be used too.
Not only are facials great for beating stress (one primary cause of acne) but they can also help to reduce acne scars. Irritations from overly active sebaceous glands manifest as red, inflamed pimples or comedones, also known as whiteheads and blackheads.
During a facial treatment, an aesthetician steams the skin to soften the oil in clogged pores. Then, he or she performs extractions to clear out the trapped sebum. An acne facial might include key antioxidant ingredients specially formulated to fight free radicals. And the exfoliation part of a facial treatment can reduce acne scars, especially with regular treatments.
If you’re noticing that your winter eczema is making an appearance, it might be time for a Hydrafacial to revive your dry skin. While eczema (also known as dermatitis) is a skin condition that may need prescription or OTC treatment, it’s also crucial to add extra moisture into your skincare regimen.
The Hydrafacial is a skin resurfacing treatment lasting about 30 minutes. An aesthetician cleanses the skin with medical-grade serums, followed by a vacuum treatment to exfoliate and remove impurities trapped deep under the skin’s surface. Then, the skin is rehydrated with high-quality moisturizers containing antioxidants that give skin its essential nutrients.
If you’re concerned about pigmentation issues like sun spots, freckles, or creases, you might consider a chemical peel facial treatment. Based on your skin type and concerns (aging or sun damage) one of three depths is chosen for your treatment.
Chemical peel facial treatments include ingredients like salicylic acid, lactic acid, and retinol to chemically exfoliate the surface of the skin. Once the peel has remained on the skin for a certain amount of time, it is neutralized and a cold compress is applied to the skin. Results typically show in about a week, but you may experience some peeling and redness right after treatment.
Vanguard Dermatology provides every one of these facials to clients in the greater New York City area. Call today to set up a consultation and see which facial might be best to diffuse your holiday stress!