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How to Choose the Right Skin Treatment for Your First Appointment

Are you looking to book a skin facial appointment? Wondering which skin facial will give you the outcome you want?

Different types of facials have different benefits. These benefits range from cleansing skin impurities to killing acne-causing bacteria. Some facials have manual extractions for that zit that appeared before your vacation!

Is it your first time getting a skin treatment or facial? We know it can be intimidating trying to choose the right option for your skin. Luckily, we’ve created this handy guide on types of facials.

Classic Facial

A classic facial is also referred to as the standard facial. Every medical spa and esthetician will have unique orders and products. Here are the basics of what to expect from a classic facial:

1. Skin Analysis

Before the classic facial, an esthetician will ask you questions related to your skin. This helps them determine which skin treatment plan suits all your skin issues. Questions will range from skin type to skin issues you are currently experiencing.

It is important to know your skin type even before getting a facial. Your skin type can be dry, oily, or a combination. If you are unsure, you can always ask your esthetician for their assessment.

2. Cleanse

The first step of the classic facial is cleansing your skin. Each medical spa or esthetician will use different products for your skin. If you have oily skin, feel free to ask the esthetician for an oil-free cleanser.

Cleansing is an important step as it washes away oil and impurities. This helps the treatments seep better into the skin. A fresh and cleansed face is the perfect base for all subsequent facial treatments.

3. Exfoliation

The esthetician will then start exfoliating your face. There are many kinds of exfoliators; the most common are gentle exfoliators. These gentle exfoliators often consist of exfoliating acids.

Other kinds of common exfoliators are enzyme peels and ultrasonic exfoliation. Ask your esthetician which exfoliators they have and which would work best on your skin. If you find exfoliators too harsh on your skin, you can always remove them from your skin treatment.

4. Steam

Steaming makes use of hot water to open up your pores and is often done to prep the skin before other treatments. This makes the skin treatments seep better into your skin. Facial steaming usually lasts about 10 minutes.

Steaming has many benefits, from cleansing to releasing trapped sebum. Estheticians use this for facials as they help increase blood flow. These benefits combined help soften blackheads which makes them easier to remove.

5. Massage

What is a medical spa without a massage? Estheticians may use different techniques and timing when massaging your face. All facial massages should promote better absorption of treatment and increase blood circulation.

There are many facial massaging techniques, from lymphatic to Swedish. Ask your esthetician what massage technique they use or ask for a specific massage if they know how to do it.

6. Manual extractions

Are you currently suffering from breakouts and congested skin? Then we recommend adding manual extractions to your facial. Manual extractions help clear out clogged pores or remove blackheads or pimples.

Manual extractions can be painful, so make sure always to have open communication. Estheticians will stop and give you a break if the pain is too much for you. You can also opt to take a pain-killer beforehand to reduce pain.

7. Mask

Each medical spa will offer different masks. Ask your esthetician what facial masks they offer. Common facial masks are hydrating and pore refining.

Medical spas also sometimes have their own specialized masks that have different benefits. Look through its ingredients and benefits list to see what’s right for you. You can always ask your esthetician for their advice.


With new technology comes new types of hydrating facials. HydraFacial is a facial treatment that aims to hydrate your dull face. In addition, this facial will clean your pores and soften your skin and wrinkles.

A hydrafacial infuses your pores with serums rich with nutrients that help rejuvenate skin.

If you’re scared of manual extractions, HydraFacials are for you. HydraFacials are noninvasive and are gentle even for the most acne-prone skin. This is best used if you have dull, flaking, and tired skin that needs replenishing.

HydraFacials makes use of both exfoliation and hydration with the use of microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion uses a device that sucks all gunk out from your pores.

Many medical spas offer HydraFacials, but SkinEnvy has the best one in town! SkinEnvy uses patented technology that cleanses, extracts, and hydrates your skin. With SkinEnvy’s HydraFacial, you can rest assured you’ll see instant results.

SkinEnvy offers super serums made from nourishing ingredients that will give you results. All you need are these three easy steps:

1. Cleanse and Peel

This uncovers a new layer of skin by exfoliating dead skin cells on your face. Using gentle exfoliation will help your new glowing skin to resurface.

2. Extract and Hydrate

Using painless suction tools, debris such as blackheads and whiteheads get harvested. This is then followed by an exclusive intense moisturizer only available at SkinEnvy.

3. Fuse and Protect

With antioxidants and peptides, the skin’s surface becomes saturated, maximizing your glow. Get the most of your money when you book a HydraFacial from SkinEnvy today.

LED Facial

LED Facials are such a fad right now. LED facials require low-level light therapy to target certain skin issues. With the use of different colored LED lights, this facial is able to heal scars and fight bacteria.

Different wavelengths from LED lights enter the skin at different depths. For instance, red light helps boost skin elasticity,

Ask your medical spa if they offer LED facials and what benefits those LED facials come with. All LED Facials should have protective eye covers, so don’t forget to wear one before turning on that LED!

LED facials last about 20 minutes and are perfect for people who are on the go but need a touch-up. For best results, we recommend you to have a treatment each week or a month. After your first month, you can have maintenance treatments.

Firming or Sculpting Facial

Firming or sculpting facials are also known as work-out facials. This facial promises to sculpt and tighten your skin, and it sure delivers!

Estheticians will add a few minutes to your facial massage to target certain areas. Using different massaging techniques, they will lift and tone the facial muscles. Some firming facials also include tools and devices.

Acne Facial

Acne facials are also known as deep cleaning facials or decongesting facials. This treatment often has extractions and high-frequency devices that kill acne-causing bacteria. This facial helps remove clogged pores and target acne spots and blemishes.

If you are suffering from acne or have acne-prone skin, this is the facial for you. Acne facials have manual extractions that are perfect for removing acne. This facial can also help remove oil and sebum, preventing further breakouts.

When it comes to treating acne, you should always follow what the experts recommend. Don’t overwhelm your skin with extractions or peels. Overuse of peels can create another skin reaction that leads to a breakout.

For best results, ask your estheticians to apply a healing serum for the extracted acne. A cooling or hydrating mask can also help soothe inflammation. Always remember that acne facials are invasive, so you need aftercare to help heal your skin.

Chemical Peel Facial

Chemical exfoliation is a kind of facial that takes weeks to finish. Chemical peel facials are extensive and are able to go deeper into the skin. Before getting a chemical peel, make sure to know what the process is.

Chemical peels take weeks to peel, and you need to follow aftercare instructions as prescribed by your esthetician. You’re expected to avoid direct sunlight after and may have to apply a medical cream every day.

The most common chemical peels are salicylic acid and retinol. Different chemicals in peels will affect the outcome and benefits. Salicylic acid will help balance your skin’s sebum and help calm down acne breakouts.

Another chemical peel is glycolic acid-based. These are gentler exfoliators and are useful for brightening the complexion. Glycolic peels can also help fix superficial pigmentation and hydrate the skin. If you want skin renewal, then you can opt for a retinol peel.

Chemical peels are generally best used on oily skin. This is also best for acne-prone skin and removing blemishes such as acne marks. If you have sun-damaged skin, you are also a good candidate for a chemical peel.

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Classic, Hydra, or rejuvenating- which one was your bet? Share these with your friends and book a skin treatment with them today!

With your skin, reading online articles isn’t enough. Want to know how to achieve your healthy and clear skin goals? Contact our skin treatment experts today and get the best treatment for your skin!

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