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What Does a Medical-Grade Facial Involve?

What Does a Medical-Grade Facial Involve?

Facials offer a range of benefits, including removing blemishes, moisturizing the skin, reducing wrinkles, and minimizing the effects of aging. While it’s possible to visit a day spa to get facials or even give yourself facials at home, a medical-grade facial is the most advanced treatment you can receive.

Harmanpreet Buttar, MD, and the experienced team at Vital Clinic and Spa in Cypress, Texas, offer a variety of medical-grade facial options to deliver the best results for your skin.

What’s the difference between a medical-grade facial and a day spa facial?

The cosmetic facials you receive at a day spa are functionally similar to the medical facials you receive at Vital Clinic and Spa. The only difference is the degree of strength of the products and who administers the facials. Medical-grade facials use high-grade skin care products and treatments, like microdermabrasion, and are administered or supervised by a qualified physician with years of training and experience.

Our experienced team at Vital Clinic and Spa performs a detailed analysis of your skin to help determine which treatments provide the best results. Then, medical-grade facials use noninvasive skin resurfacing treatments to exfoliate, remove debris, and infuse serums to nourish your skin for long-lasting results. 

You also benefit from medical-grade skin care products when you get facials from a medical facility. For example, Vital Clinic and Spa carries the SkinMedica® and SkinCeuticals® products containing antioxidants, retinoids, and growth factors to target the deep layers under the skin, improving skin damage and helping to protect against future damage.

The medical-grade facial process

Prior to your appointment, you’ll want to prepare your skin for the treatment. Stop using skin care products containing retinoids and chemical exfoliants and acids for at least three days before your medical-grade facial.

Wear your hair in a ponytail or some other style that keeps it away from your face for your treatment.

Medical-grade facial cleansing

The first step of your facial treatment involves deep cleaning your skin to remove any dirt, oil, or impurities that could interact with the products and chemicals used for the facial.

Advanced facial treatment

Step two is the facial treatment. The exact steps of your medical-grade facial depend on the facial selected, but you can expect the treatment to involve exfoliating and extracting impurities from within the pores.

Hydrate the skin

The last step of your medical-grade facial involves hydrating and moisturizing the skin. Chemicals and techniques used during medical-grade facials remove dead skin cells and strip some of the moisture from your skin, so hydrating is very important to help lock in moisture. 

Medical-grade facials also complement other minimally invasive skin care therapies like injectable dermal fillers, laser resurfacing to improve skin tone and texture, and Botox® treatments

Dr. Buttar offers customized medical-grade facials for your skin type. If you’re ready to take the next step or want to learn more about skin care, book an online consultation or call the office today.

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