Is your facial skin looking tired lately? Perhaps it’s dehydrated, perhaps there are wrinkles appearing on the surface, or perhaps it just looks “worn out.” Our skin is the biggest organ on our bodies, but it rarely gets as much quality care as it should. Especially when it comes to our faces, regular routine maintenance can make an enormous difference in the quality and vibrancy of our skin. Fortunately, you can experience the latest in facial rejuvenation when you visit the friendly specialists at Reflections Skin and Laser Center in Cartersville, GA.
What Happens to Your Skin Without Regular Facials?
There are many reasons that the skin on our faces can suffer on a daily basis: exposure to the elements, exposure to the sun, a breakout of acne or blackheads, the appearance of wrinkles, dehydration, and even a lack of proper nutrition. Many people experience several of these problems at the same time. To make matters worse, they can compound if not properly treated and may even become worse.
Regular facial treatments do much more than simply provide relief from these symptoms. They maintain the skin by preventing problems before they become serious. They establish a foundation for healthy and well-nourished skin.
What Are the Benefits of Professional Facial Rejuvenation?
Although facials are often discussed as being just one single treatment, you can often accomplish multiple different goals with just one trip to the dermatologist. When you visit Reflections Skin and Laser Center, you will discover that our facials can offer a variety of benefits.
Clearing and Minimizing Blemishes
Perhaps the most well-known skin problem, acne and blackheads can cause noticeable imperfections in the face. As a result, many people want to eliminate them as quickly as possible. A good professional facial will accomplish several things when it comes to treating this.
Treating the Acne
A professional facial can help to counteract the bacterial infection that leads to acne in the first place. Typically, these breakouts can come and go, but everyone experiences them differently. Some patients may suffer from them only occasionally, while others may have breakouts turn into a constant struggle.
There are many factors in the cause of acne––a person’s diet, environment, and hormones can all play a part. Whatever the reasons, a professional facial will help to correct the problem by helping to treat the infection and stopping it from getting worse.
Unclogging the Pores
When a breakout occurs, it often takes place because the pores are not sufficiently clear enough. When pores become clogged, dirt and bacteria can become trapped inside the skin. By cleansing these areas, our specialists can help your breakout stop before it gets worse.
Helping the Skin Heal
By using natural ingredients in our facial, we are able to promote healthy skin that will be better equipped to recover from acne. If a patient is suffering from particularly acute acne that requires a medical approach, we may also explore other options. Our laser services include scar reduction that can help to correct the damage that acne sometimes can cause.
Rehydrating the Skin
One of the most important elements in our skin is very simple––water. When our skin becomes dehydrated, it can quickly age or look older. As we get on in years, we lose some of our natural ability to retain water. Although drinking plenty of water can help, there are limits to what can be accomplished without a direct treatment of the skin. A professional facial can boost the levels of hydration in the skin, providing benefits that are both healthy and aesthetic in nature.
Moisturizing the skin is an important benefit of facials. It means more than simply rehydrating the skin, although, for understandable reasons, these two benefits are often confused.
Hydrating aims to increase the overall amount of water contained within the skin cells. Moisturizers, on the other hand, seal in this water and protect the skin from drying up again. Our facials accomplish both goals, as we rehydrate the skin and later add moisturizing elements that seal the water in place, making sure these benefits last for as long as possible.
By improving hydration levels, facial treatments are able to increase the underlying volume of the skin. In many cases, this can help soften wrinkles that may appear on the skin’s surface. Thinner skin often creates small wrinkles on the upper layer as a result of lost volume, so by reversing this process, we can promote a smoother look on the skin’s upper layers.
Detoxifying the Skin
It’s no surprise that our skin winds up picking up plenty of toxins. It’s the organ that protects us from the outside world, and it comes in contact with substances that are sometimes unhealthy, even in small doses. When we help skin cells detoxify, even on a small scale, we can help the skin retain its luster and texture.
Providing Nutrients to the Skin
As we age, we start to see a decline in certain mechanisms that help us stay looking young. The skin in our faces may lose collagen, hyaluronic acid, and experience slower circulation. One side effect of this change is that the skin cells often get fewer nutrients than they need in order to stay healthy. By supplying additional nutrients to the skin, these under-nourished cells can absorb them directly, allowing them to stay in peak shape.
Improving Under Eye Bags or Dark Circles
One of the most common complaints among patients is that they are experiencing bags under their eyes or dark rings that make them look tired––even if they are well-rested! The region under the eyes can be so difficult precisely because the skin in this area is exceptionally thin and sensitive. Part of a professional facial will include treating these challenging areas with rehydrating creams.
Preventing Acne Scars
When our skin breaks out, we run the risk of causing damage to the surface by popping a pimple. Treating acne is possible even in extreme situations, but it’s better to avoid it entirely. When you get a quality facial with a professional, you can lessen the likelihood of a breakout and stop acne scarring before it even starts.
Tightening the skin is one of the benefits of added collagen production. Facials help the face produce small amounts of additional collagen, which helps the skin stay taut. When used in combination with other collagen treatments, facials can maximize your healthy look while also avoiding loose skin that may make you look older than you really are.
Facials help to promote younger-looking skin. The substances used in a facial can help correct surface damage from the sun or environment. It can also lead to increased collagen, better circulation, and improved hydration, all of which keeps the skin naturally younger and more healthy.
Our exclusive facial treatment is a relaxing experience, and we tailor every session to the patient’s unique needs. Facials provide the best benefits if they are done as part of a routine, so we aim to make sure that every facial is a pleasant one! Many patients find a facial appointment to be a wonderful way to eliminate stress and take their minds off their busy week.
What Is Included in Our Unique Facial?
At Reflections Skin and Laser Center, you can find the latest in rejuvenation treatment with our Reflections Ultimate Facial: an exclusive treatment only available from our specialists.
When the facial process starts, an initial cleaning will ensure that the surface of the skin is clean. This prevents any surface debris from getting pushed into the pores during the rest of the treatment and begins the process the right way. Once the surface of the skin has been adequately cleaned, the facial will start to concentrate on the lower levels that may not be easily treated at home.
Although we all have many pores on our skin, they often become closed up near the skin’s surface. This can make it difficult to clean them completely unless we convince them to open and allow the esthetician to treat them. When we use steam treatment, we cause the pores to widen near the surface of the skin, making it possible to get the most thorough cleanse available.
This is one of the most critical phases of a professional facial. Your skilled esthetician will remove blackheads, whiteheads, and any other debris that may be clogging the pores. In order to do this, our staff uses refined tools that go beyond the capabilities of home treatment––you need a knowledgeable second person in order to accomplish the process.
The benefits of this phase are significant, as it is the most effective way to completely eliminate the debris that leads to breakouts and other issues.
Our masks help to hydrate the skin and encourage healthy pores. We always prepare our masks for each unique skin type. Personal needs may vary from one patient to the next, so we make sure your mask is right for you.
We use a number of serums that may or may not be peptide-based. These serums are applied at the later stages of the process. They protect and replenish your skin for lasting health benefits, even after the facial is over.
In addition to the Reflections Ultimate Facial, we also have several other skin treatments you may find helpful.
Further Facial Rejuvenation Techniques
Our staff is committed to making sure each and every guest gets the best care possible. As part of our commitment to you, we offer a variety of treatments to allow you to personalize your skincare.
This technique is a nonsurgical and minimally invasive skin treatment that typically lasts for an hour or less. The process involves a very gentle exfoliating technique that also includes a suction device. At the same time as the dead skin cells are being removed, they are also being vacuumed away. This results in a cleaner overall result that is less likely to result in clogged pores.
HydraFacial is a revolutionary and popular anti-aging skin rejuvenation treatment. It is both extremely effective while also being gentle. The treatment works by using a HydraFacial device to extract dead skin cells and provide a deep cleanse to the skin on the face. The process is complemented through the use of peptide-based serums that improve the quality of the skin.
HydraFacials can be done multiple times and can be an excellent option for anyone who is looking for strong and efficient rejuvenation.
Microneedling is a unique treatment that focuses on the creation of new collagen in the skin. Collagen is a connective protein that is responsible for providing strength to your skin. As we age, our collagen levels start to decline, resulting in an increase in skin laxity (sagging skin). To make matters worse, we produce less and less new collagen to replace what has been lost.
Microneedling helps trigger the body’s natural processes to create more collagen. We use a device called a SkinPen to trick the body into thinking it has been injured. In response, the body boosts its collagen output and produces healthier skin from the inside out.
What Happens During a Facial?
Most of our facials use several core steps. When you arrive at our center, you will be made comfortable and relaxed as we begin the process. We start by cleaning the skin with a deep cleanse, allowing for dirt removal and exfoliation at deeper levels than are usually possible with an at-home treatment.
If you have a specific blemish or area of concern, we use targeted techniques to help minimize the blemish and promote rapid healing. Facial massage helps to increase the circulation and encourage the distribution of nutrients in your blood system, leading to well-nourished skin.
Who Can Get a Facial?
Nearly anyone can benefit from facial rejuvenation. Obviously, patients with specific skin concerns may be interested in addressing these issues. However, the treatment is also preventative, so even if you don’t have serious problems at the moment, you can still benefit from healthier and nourished skin.
The process works across the vast majority of ages and skin types. In almost every instance, our staff is able to adjust the treatment according to a patient’s unique circumstances.
How Often Should You Get Facials?
The frequency of facial treatments will vary from one person to another. Ideally, a typical routine would be about one facial per month for most cases, although some patients prefer once every two months if they don’t have many serious problems that need to be addressed. If you find that your skin is suffering from breakouts at an increased rate, you may consider getting a facial once every two weeks until the situation has normalized.
How Can I Get Started?
We typically start the process with an in-person consultation. During this time we will discuss your aesthetic goals and determine if you have any specific areas or concerns that you wish to treat. We may discuss medical history in case you have any history of allergies, to make sure that the treatment does not include any ingredients that may trigger a negative reaction. We will also invite you to ask us anything about the treatment.
Schedule Your Consultation Today!
Would you like to know more about the Reflections Ultimate Facial? You can start the process today and experience the highest quality of facial rejuvenation. Relax, recharge, and reclaim your youthful glow! Simply contact Reflections Skin and Laser Center in Cartersville, GA and schedule an in-person consultation with our staff.