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The Ultimate Guide to Different Types of Facial Treatments

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The ultimate guide to different types of facial treatments

When most people think of facials, they think of lounging around with a thick layer of green goop on their faces and cucumber slices over their eyes. 

In reality, there are countless types of facial treatments available, with options for a variety of skin types and conditions. They aren’t just at-home treatments – these can (and should) be administered by trained medical spas with licensed technicians and a knowledgeable approach. 

At Skintastic, we offer an extensive range of facial treatments to choose from, each of which is thoughtfully designed to address unique skin concerns and beauty goals. Let’s delve into the different types of facials we offer and what they can do for your skin. 

1. Dermal Infusion Wet Microdermabrasion

Dermal infusion wet microdermabrasion

Also known as a DiamondGlow facial, a dermal infusion wet microdermabrasion exfoliates and hydrates your skin to give it a fresh, healthy look. It’s one of the most popular types of facials available due to its dramatic results. 

For this treatment, we use a diamond-encrusted wand to exfoliate the skin. Not only does this remove any dead skin cells and clean your pores, but it also stimulates collagen production for a youthful look. The wand has six different levels of abrasion available, allowing us to customize the treatment for your needs. 

As it exfoliates, the wand delivers Pro-Infusion Serums directly to your skin. These serums are customized to address your unique needs, with options for hydration, vitamin C infusion, clarifying, and brightening. You can even opt for multiple serums in the same treatment to address different skin concerns. 

What makes this treatment unique is the combination of exfoliation and hydration. Many treatments only address one skin concern at a time, but the DiamondGlow facial offers a more efficient approach. 

2. DMK Signature Enzyme Treatment

The DMK Signature Enzyme Treatment is an innovative new facial that uses enzyme technology to address a variety of skin concerns, including signs of aging, acne scars, redness, and more. It’s particularly helpful for those looking for an intense treatment that will result in a more youthful glow. Multiple treatments are necessary for the best results. 

This treatment uses natural enzymes to firm and strengthen the structural integrity of the skin. It puts the skin cells in a state of reverse osmosis, which allows them to return to a state of homeostasis. You might notice that your skin feels hard or taut during the treatment – that’s a sign that the enzymes are doing their job! 

This facial contains a blend of antioxidants and amino acids in addition to enzymes, which have long-term health benefits for the skin. The procedure stimulates blood flow and collagen production to give your skin a more youthful appearance. The enzymes themselves break down dead skin cells, leaving your skin looking brighter and feeling refreshed. 

3. Microdermabrasion Facial

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a gentle exfoliating procedure that sands the top layer of dead skin cells off your face, resulting in a brighter, more youthful complexion. Regular exfoliation helps minimize the appearance of scarring and sun damage. It also stimulates collagen production, which helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and enlarged pores. 

This treatment is less intense than the DiamondGlow facial. As a result, it’s a good option for those who want an easy treatment with surface-level exfoliation. Microdermabrasion is safe for most patients, although it may still be too intense for those with extremely sensitive skin. 

Microdermabrasion is most effective when done over the course of multiple sessions. However, many people notice a brighter, more even skin tone after the first session. 

4. Microcurrent Therapy

Microcurrent therapy

Microcurrent therapy is an innovative skin treatment that uses electrical currents to stimulate collagen production. This procedure uses a small handheld device that transmits microcurrents to the skin, which mimic the body’s natural electrical currents. These microcurrents have a variety of benefits for the skin, and they work very quickly, with many patients noticing a lifted, more youthful appearance after the first treatment. 

These electrical currents stimulate the skin cells and improve collagen production, which minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The procedure also stimulates the muscles in your face, which has a natural toning effect. Because of this, many patients use microcurrents as a less invasive alternative to a facelift or other surgical procedures. 

5. Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning

If you’re looking for an exfoliating treatment, but your skin is too sensitive for microdermabrasion, dermaplaning may be a good option for you. For this treatment, we precisely guide a small blade across the skin, removing the top layer of skin cells. This procedure is painless and makes the skin appear smoother and brighter. 

Dermaplaning also has the added benefit of removing fine facial hair, which contributes to a brighter appearance. It’s also an effective treatment for people who frequently wear makeup, as it ensures that the face is a smooth canvas for any products that you want to use. 

6. Acne Treatments

Dealing with acne can be very frustrating, particularly if over-the-counter skincare products aren’t producing results. We offer a comprehensive acne facial treatment to help you achieve clearer skin and address your unique skin concerns. 

From there, our team creates a custom treatment plan based on your skin type and concerns. These treatments might include a chemical peel, enzyme treatment, microneedling, laser treatment, or ultrasonic cleansing, for example. To decide which treatments to use, we’ll consider factors like your skin sensitivity and texture, the type of acne you have, and your long-term skin goals. 

These treatments help to exfoliate your skin, removing acne-causing dirt and bacteria. They also help reduce stress and inflammation in your skin and balance your natural microbiome to prevent future breakouts. 

7. European Facial

European facial

If you’re looking for a gentle and relaxing treatment with visible benefits for your skin, a European facial may be the right choice for you. This is one of the most popular types of facials available due to its relaxing and refreshing nature. 

This procedure combines a variety of time-honored skincare techniques to cleanse and balance your skin. We also pair this facial with a hand and arm massage and a paraffin dip, which adds to the relaxing vibe. It starts with cleansing, followed by exfoliation and a relaxing massage. When compared to microdermabrasion and other exfoliating treatments, a European facial is much more gentle, making it ideal for those with sensitive skin. 

After the massage, we use steam to open your pores and perform extractions. We also use aromatherapy techniques throughout the facial to make the experience even more relaxing. Finally, we apply a soothing mask, followed by a moisturizing serum. The mask is customized to your skin concerns, whether it be acne, aging, sun damage, or something else. 

European facials are a great place to start on your skincare journey. They are very gentle and will leave you feeling pampered, and they also address several different skincare concerns at once. 

8. Ultrasonic Scrubber

Ultrasonic scrubber

The Ultrasonic Scrubber is a powerful facial treatment designed to leave your skin healthy, smooth, and glowing. During this procedure, we use a scrubbing tool that generates high-frequency ultrasonic vibrations. 

These ultrasonic vibrations cleanse and exfoliate your skin without irritation, making it an ideal choice for those with sensitive skin. The vibrations loosen up dead skin cells as well as sebum and dirt stuck in your pores, making them easy to cleanse away. 

Removing this layer of dirt and grime leaves your skin looking bright and smooth. By exfoliating and cleansing your pores, the Ultrasonic Scrubber also primes your skin for any other products or treatments that you want to use. 

9. LED Face Masks

Led face masks

LED face masks are an exciting type of skincare treatment that uses low-level light therapy to address a variety of skin concerns. Light therapy makes a great complement to any of our other facial treatments, or it can also be done on its own. 

The Opera LED Face Mask uses LEDs to deliver light therapy directly to the skin. Light therapy is non-invasive and pain-free, and it stimulates your skin’s natural healing processes on its own. There are three different wavelengths available to address different skin concerns. 

The first wavelength uses red light for rejuvenation. This option addresses wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, and sun damage. It also has a tightening effect for a more youthful appearance. The second option uses blue light to treat acne. This option is anti-microbial and improves blood circulation, which helps your skin heal more quickly from breakouts and removes the bacteria responsible for many types of acne. 

The third option available uses violet light for post-care and healing. This is a good option for those who have had botox or other inflammatory facial treatments or those who have experienced severe acne or facial wounds. The violet light is anti-inflammatory and improves skin circulation to promote healing. 

10. Oxygen Facials

Oxygen-facial

Oxygen facials use the power of highly concentrated oxygen molecules to rejuvenate your skin, address signs of aging, and even soothe acne. During this treatment, we use a wand to spray this concentrated oxygen on the face at close range. The oxygen is infused with nutrient-rich serums to hydrate and revive your skin. 

Oxygen is naturally anti-inflammatory, so this facial is effective at soothing irritation and breakouts. Additionally, this concentrated oxygen improves circulation and stimulates collagen production for a youthful glow. Many people notice immediate results after the treatment and leave feeling refreshed and relaxed.

Like many of our facial treatments, oxygen facials can be customized to address your individual skin concerns. We offer three different serums for this procedure, and our team will help you choose the best option for your skin type. Because the oxygen stimulates your skin cells, it allows your pores to better absorb these serums for more visible results. 

11. Electrolysis

Electrolysis treatment

If you struggle with unwanted facial hair, electrolysis can help you remove it permanently. In this procedure, we insert a small wire into the hair follicle, which delivers a tiny electric current under the skin. This electric current shocks the hair follicle, which prevents hair from growing in the future. 

This treatment is particularly effective for those with unwanted blonde, gray, or white hair that isn’t responsive to traditional laser hair removal. Temporary hair removal solutions are often time-consuming or ineffective, making electrolysis an ideal alternative. 

Right now, electrolysis is the only FDA-approved method for permanent hair removal. The result is a smooth, clear look that doesn’t require ongoing maintenance. 

Ready to Book Your Facial? Visit the Skintastic Med Spa

With so many different types of facials to choose from, Skintastic offers options for everyone. Whether you’re looking to minimize signs of aging, soothe acne breakouts, or just give your skin a refresh, there’s a treatment out there for you. Our expert team will work with you to select the perfect care plan for your needs and will even tailor treatments to suit your skin type. 

In addition to our wide range of facial treatments, we also offer injectables and body treatments for a complete pampering session. Get in touch today to schedule your appointment at our Spring Hill, FL, med spa. 

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