What to Expect During an Acne Facial

Acne is an inflammatory skin condition when sebum (oil) and dead skin cells block the hair follicle area. This generates blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and can lead to scarring. Different types of acne exist, and the causes include bacteria, hormones, stress, and genetics.

Your dermatologist or aesthetician will examine your skin to tailor your acne facial to your needs. This treatment can also help your overall health. Your skin is your largest organ and by taking care of it, you support your general well-being.

Benefits of Acne Facials

A facial can yield different results depending on the type of acne you have but you generally leave with clearer skin and reduced blemishes. Your skincare provider can use different techniques and equipment that positively impact your skin.

An acne facial can have the following effects:

  • Improved blood circulation
  • Prevention and reduction of aging signs
  • Relaxation
  • Less congestion

When you get a professional acne facial, your skincare professional performs a deep cleaning of your skin. It safely and effectively removes whiteheads, blackheads, and other buildups. This also helps minimize scarring and future skin issues.

Acne Facial Steps

To achieve optimal results, your provider creates custom masks, and possibly custom peels, for your treatments. Cleanses and extractions are the other two main components of an acne facial.

Typical steps of an acne facial include:

  • A thorough examination of your skin to determine acne causes
  • Exfoliation by removing the surface layers of your skin
  • Removal of surface impurities
  • Unclogging pores to get rid of excess oil, dead skin cells, and other impurities

Acne-related extractions can leave scars when done improperly, which is why you should leave such procedures to a professional.

Your skincare provider can also recommend the following acne treatments:

Results and Upkeep

Your aesthetician or dermatologist can recommend the optimal schedule for acne facials. These treatments can make a significant difference in your skin’s general health, but they are only part of your skincare.

Being consistent with your daily at-home skincare regimen is vital to improve and maintain your skin’s condition. Your provider can recommend both additional professional treatments and products for your routine. Make sure not to pop any pimples to avoid scarring.

Acne may not fully clear, but you can effectively reduce your symptoms with the right professional care and products appropriate for your skin type. Eating a balanced diet can also help.

Novopelle Med Spa can use specialized facials to treat your acne. Call us today at (888) 429-7055 or use our online form to schedule an appointment.