If you are a fan of facials, then you’ve probably tried many different types, as they’ve gained so much popularity. While there are plenty of various types of facials, with each offers something great for different skin types, the medical facial is one of the more custom facial techniques that can really benefit your skin.

At Azeal Dermatology Institute in Boulder, we offer medical facials as one of our main services, allowing you to get a facial that really works for your skin and can help you target certain skin concerns. Learn more about what a medical facial entails and schedule an appointment to give a medical facial a try today!

What is a Medical Facial?

There’s not a huge difference between a standard facial and a medical facial. They both use the same basic steps including:

  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliating
  • Extracting
  • Hydrating

The primary difference is that medical facials use medical-grade products and different medical tools. For some of the ingredients that are used in a standard facial, you will see double the strength because they are medical grade. This means that these facials are stronger and can provide you with better results.

Medical facials are customized to your skin type and can target specific skincare needs. Rather than a facial that is basically one-size-fits-all, you can experience a facial that targets your specific skin concerns and is made for your skin type, which can allow you to see the results you truly want.

Who Benefits From Medical Facials?

Since medical facials allow for customization for various skin types and skincare needs, there isn’t a specific person that benefits from a medical facial more than another. This form of facial is often suggested to individuals with bad acne or sensitive skin, simply because the products are medical grade and it can provide different results than prescription medicine. Medical facials could benefit just about anyone looking to target a specific skin concern.

How Long Does a Treatment Last?

A standard medical facial will last anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes, giving you enough time to sit back and relax as your skin gets the nurturing that it needs. During this treatment, your skin will be cleansed, exfoliated, hydrated, and treated with medical-grade products that will work to improve the look, feel, and the health of your skin. Depending on the type of medical facial you receive and the severity of the skin concern you want to be treated, you may experience some discomfort.

Most people that continue with medical facials will do them routinely in order to maintain the results. We suggest getting a medical facial roughly once a month, more or less depending on what your doctor suggests.

Benefits of a Medical Facial

While standard facials are beneficial on their own, medical facials can provide even better results. Since medical facials use medical grade products and are designed for your skin type and specific concerns, they are better able to produce the results you want and need. Your medical facial can target skin concerns including acne, fine lines and wrinkles, dry skin, or any other skin problem you may have. Like a traditional facial, a medical facial can leave your skin looking and feeling better.

After a medical facial, you can expect your skin to be:

  • Tighter
  • Brighter
  • Smoother
  • Softer
  • Healthier

Facials are great in general, but if you are looking for even better results, a medical facial could be the perfect choice for you! Be sure to schedule an appointment with our Boulder dermatologists and experience a medical facial for yourself!

Contact Azeal Dermatology Institute to learn more about our medical facials and any of our other aesthetic dermatology services.