Pulverize Pimples: What an Acne Facial Does for You

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If you’ve had it with acne breakouts, you can do more than wash your face daily. Find out how an acne facial can help.

Acne is fairly common during the teen years, but it continues into adulthood for many people. More women suffer from the problem than men.

Up to 55 percent of adults between 20 and 40 suffer oily skin and persistent acne, according to the International Dermal Institute. The institute found 54 percent of women age 25 and older still have pimples.

It makes sense if you want to get rid of acne once and for all. To do so, many turn to acne facials, which restore healthy skin and eliminate pimples and blemishes.

Treat Different Types of Acne

There are several kinds of acne and your type determines what kind of facial you need.

  • If you have whiteheads or blackheads, a classic or decongesting facial is your best bet. You might also benefit from microdermabrasion
  • For pimples and papules, an LED facial is your ideal option
  • If you have acne scars, microdermabrasion or an enzyme facial work best
  • Discoloration due to acne responds best to LED facials, microdermabrasion, brightening facials or enzyme facials
  • If you have keloid scars, cysts or nodules, facials probably won’t work well for your specific kind of acne

What to Expect at Your Facial

If you’ve had a facial, you have a good idea what to expect. But facials for acne are different. The first difference is you must complete a series of facials to get the best results.

This means a treatment weekly. In between, you follow a cleansing and care regimen to maintain its effects. A facial may not completely cure acne, but it calms it significantly.

How Acne Facials Are Done

There are many benefits of facials, though results may vary with facials for acne. Yet it’s always worth a try. Here are the steps:

  • Your aesthetician removes all excess oil and dirt with a cleansing wipe or fluid
  • She closely examines you for acne causes, including sun damage or dehydration
  • She exfoliates your skin, which removes the top few layers to reveal younger skin
  • That also removes surface debris, cosmetics and impurities
  • She unclogs pores with debris in them
  • Such extractions can damage your skin, so acne facials are best done by professionals

Benefits of Acne Facials

Acne can respond differently to a facial. It depends on your lifestyle and the type of acne you have.

Many people report significant benefits from a regular facial as compared to not having one. Facials are an effective way to treat non-inflammatory comedonal acne – whiteheads and blackheads.

The exfoliation removes the surface layers to help unclog pores and encourage healthy oil flow through your follicles. This helps prevent future breakouts.

Extractions remove whiteheads and blackheads to make your skin instantly look clearer. It also prevents them from becoming full-scale pimples.

Acne Facial Drawbacks

While a series of facials for your acne can be effective, there can be some drawbacks:

  • Facials are only recommended for mild acne, not moderate or severe, because they can make existing acne look and feel worse
  • Extracting many blackheads or whiteheads at one time can cause scarring
  • You must be treated weekly or biweekly for the best results, a cost that quickly adds up

Also, the facial products used can’t be mixed with some topical medications without major irritation. So you may have to choose between facials and acne medications.

Choose an Aesthetician

Anytime you get a facial, find someone reputable. If you’re treated by an unqualified person, you risk the problem worsening. You could end up with scars, an infection and other complications.

So asking questions and seek references. Find an aesthetician who:

  • Is experienced
  • Board certified and qualified
  • Can share “before and after” photos of previous clients.

You can also seek treatment from a dermatologist. The requirements are the same. These steps assures the result you want.

Value of Acne Facials

An acne facial could be just what you want and need. Remember, the facial alone probably won’t completely clear up your acne.

While it should alleviate many symptoms and lessen the appearance, you should also practice good acne treatment at home:

  • Take good care of your skin
  • Don’t pop pimples
  • Use the right products for your skin type.

We provide top-of-the-line spa services in Omaha. If you want to treat your acne or just get better-looking skin, Call (402) 384-8400 or book a facial appointment online today!

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