There are tons of different types of facials and skin remedies out on the market these days, so it can be quite overwhelming trying to figure out which one is right for you and your skin goals. This guide is going to highlight some of the different types of facial treatments available in order to help you figure out which one you need for your goals.
Chemical peels are some of the most versatile types of facials. There are different types of chemical peels, such as TCA peel, phenol peel, and more. All of these skin peels are meant to treat small wrinkles, acne, and uneven skin tone and overall smooth the texture of your skin. When looking into chemical peels, it can get tricky because there are so many different types, but they all primarily have the same goal in common: the different types are just dependent on the skin type that you have, and your professional peeler will be able to tell you which ones to use and which ones to avoid based on your skin. Chemical peels are a much more extreme type of facial because they strip away the surface-level cells in order to allow a healthier layer to return to its place. A chemical peel is more like a treatment than a run-of-the-mill facial, so if you are not looking for an intense experience, then a chemical peel may not be suitable for you.
The next type of facial that we will discuss is the HydraFacial. HydraFacials are great for all skin types and are meant to address fine wrinkles, skin tone, vibrancy, and elasticity, as well as firmness. HydraFacials can address oily skin, hyperpigmentation, and skin texture by removing dead skin cells while adding hydrating, cleansing, and moisturizing scrums to the skin at the same time. HydraFacials cause little to no downtime post-treatment because it is not an intense treatment, and there are even HydraFacials for men.
Microneedling is the process of creating micro-” injuries” in the skin, which then causes new collagen synthesis. This facial treatment stimulates the body’s natural process of collagen production and can result in improving sun damage, fine lines, acne scars, and stretch marks with little downtime. There is also another type of microneedling available called Vivace RF Microneedling, which uses regular microneedling techniques paired with radio frequency to gently heat the target area. This method has similar benefits to microneedling and skin tightening as well.
The last facial treatment that we will discuss is dermaplaning. Dermaplaning is a procedure that uses a surgical blade to exfoliate, remove dead skin, and remove peach fuzz. Dermaplaning results in soft and glowing skin while also minimizing skin imperfections such as fine lines, pore size, and irregularities in pigmentation. Dermaplaning is once again more similar to the intensity level of a chemical peel than the other facials that we have discussed.