When you’re in need of a little pampering, a facial is an excellent way to reward yourself. If you’re experiencing specific problems with your skin, a corrective facial might better address what your skin needs. Think of a corrective facial as a workout for your skin, because it helps to get it into top shape.

Corrective facials don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach. They’re more aggressive than general spa facials, because the concerns they address — acne, scars, uneven coloration, aging — need more intensive treatments. The main thing acne-prone skin needs is a thorough deep-pore cleansing, often with an antibacterial product, to remove impurities and get rid of excess oil.

A good acne facial will emphasize exfoliation and employ such elements as microdermabrasion, and Glycolic or Salicylic chemical peels. Acne facials can also include steaming and an extraction session. A series of corrective facial treatments may be required to clear acne and rebalance the skin.

To address uneven coloration, identifying the root cause is crucial. Sun exposure, hormonal fluctuations, and Inflammatory breakouts can result in unwanted coloration. A series of treatments that emphasize exfoliation and employ brightening ingredients with SPF protection incorporated into the client’s home care regimen. Treatment modalities may include microdermabrasion and Lactic or Mandelic acid peels. Results may take a minimum of 12-16 weeks to see noticeable changes in the skin.

Anti-aging facials start with a determination of the clients level of cellular ageing. Based on the clients age and the level of oxidative stress, the level of cellular aging determines the level of cellular damage. From this, the esthetician can develop a treatment plan that employs the correct level of cellular renewal, which may include alpha hydroxy acid peels, microdermabrasion, or LED Photo Light Therapy. A progressive, not aggressive approach, ensures the best possible outcome with minimal side effects.

To determine the underlying cause of your skin issues, the esthetician should perform a Health History Consultation and Advanced Skin Analysis, to determine your skin type, Fitzpatrick photo type, and skin conditions related to Hydration, Texture, and Secretion.  A treatment plan will be designed to address the underlying issues with the skin to achieve desired results. A series of professional, in-salon treatments and a recommendation of skin care products for home use will be needed to balance, clarify, strengthen, moisturize and hydrate the skin. Just like a gym membership, you have to “work out” the skin, to see results.

If your ready to get your skin in-shape, please call 716.631.0964 or  Click Here to schedule an Advanced Skin Analysis.