Consumers are turning to non-surgical facial aesthetics treatments that use special formulas to penetrate the skin for deeper, long-lasting results. Patients usually prefer medical facials that are tailored to their individual skincare needs, require no downtime, have almost instant results and are affordable.
Examples include oxygen-infused facials, and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy (the “vampire” facial), which became popular when Kim Kardashian was filmed having the treatment in 2013. In this anti-ageing treatment, which has minimal side effects and downtime, the platelet-rich plasma from the patient’s own blood combined with hyaluronic acid is injected into the face.
Medical facials don’t take very long at all—typically, between 50 minutes and 90 minutes. Some patients come in for a medical facial during their lunch break. Your practitioner will advise you on an aftercare routine, which will typically include avoiding excessive sun exposure, avoiding tanning beds, and possibly using some specific skincare products.
This routine will help prolong the benefits of the medical facial, which often can be seen right away, and include smoother, younger-looking, and brighter skin. There are no major side-effects to medical facials, and some skincare practitioners recommend scheduling them on a regular basis to maintain your fabulous new glow!