Pampering your skin with professional skincare treatments gives you results you wouldn't otherwise achieve at home to keep your skin looking healthy and young; here are 9 of the best professional skincare treatments you must consider trying to help you get your skin back in shape.
Do you spend your days running around, neglecting to give your skin the care and attention it needs?
We all understand how busy life can get, and sometimes our skincare routine falls on the sideway; fortunately, professional skincare treatments provide a solution to get your skin back on track.
We've done the research and compiled a list of 9 best professional skincare treatments that can help your skin look its absolute best; keep on reading to learn more about treating yourself with one (or all) of these professional skincare treatments.
Here are 9 must-try professional skincare treatments to keep your skin looking healthy and young:
1. Deep Cleansing Facial
Perfect if you suffer from congested pores and breakout-prone skin and want a deep cleanse to clear your skin.
A deep cleansing facial is a minimally invasive skincare procedure that involves clearing out clogged pores from dead skin cells, excess sebum, dirt, makeup, and other impurities to improve your overall complexion.
The deep cleansing facial begins with a thorough cleansing of the face with a gentle cleanser to remove dead skin cells, excess sebum, dirt, makeup, and other impurities, followed by either physical or chemical exfoliation; both methods of exfoliation will help unclog pores, allowing the active ingredients in serums and masks to penetrate more deeply into the skin.
For the more stubborn and persistent clogged pores, steam is applied to open the pores and loosen trapped dead skin cells, excess sebum, and dirt to make the extraction process easier.
A professional aesthetician will use special tools — a manual extraction tool such as a comedone extractor or lancet or suction device such as a pore vacuum — to manually extract and remove blackheads and whiteheads from clogged pores, making sure that any remaining clogged pores are cleared out to help prevent inflammation and breakouts.
After extraction, a facial mask — tailored for your skin type and individual needs — is applied, followed by high frequency to leave your skin with a soothed, nourished, vibrant and glowy complexion; if you're not sure whether you should get this treatment or not, here are 10 reasons why you should consider getting a deep cleansing facial and everything you need to know about deep cleansing facial treatment aftercare.
Are you looking for gentle exfoliation with immediate visible results and no downtime? Then microdermabrasion is the treatment for you.
Microdermabrasion is an advanced yet gentle form of manual exfoliation that involves using a suction device with a diamond tip made of tiny crystals to gently exfoliate your skin by removing the topmost layer of dead skin cells to reveal healthy, smooth, radiant, and glowy skin.
The process of this skincare treatment is safe, painless, and non-invasive, making it perfect for those who want to get rid of dead skin cells, excess sebum, dirt, makeup, and other impurities while promoting the growth of healthy new skin cells and blood circulation to improve the appearance of skin texture, pigmentation, acne scars, age spots, and fine lines and wrinkle without having to worry about any downtime.
Results can be seen immediately after the treatment and lasts up to a month — making it the perfect skincare treatment for those seeking a quick pick-me-up.
3. Chemical Peel
A chemical peel is the ideal skincare treatment for you if you're looking to exfoliate and simultaneously reduce signs of aging.
A chemical peel, also known as chemexfoliation, chemosurgery, or derma-peeling, is a form of chemical exfoliation that removes the outer layers of your skin to promote healing and rejuvenation by treating acne and skin texture and reducing pigmentation, age spots, and fine lines and wrinkles.
Chemical peels use a mild acid solution — tailored for your specific skincare needs — that are safe and non-invasive to deeply exfoliate the skin by loosening up and breaking down the proteins and lipids that bind dead skin cells together; this process encourages the formation of new skin cell while stimulating collagen and elastin production which gives skin a brighter and youthful look.
Depending on your skin type and needs, there are different strengths of chemical peels available — from superficial peels like glycolic acid peels to medium-depth peels like TCA peels and deep-penetrating peels like phenol or trichloroacetic acid (TCA) — and their results can last anywhere from a few weeks up to several months.
Who doesn't want smoother and brighter-looking skin? With dermaplaning, you can achieve the complexion of your dreams in a matter of minutes!
Dermaplaning, also known as dermablading or epidermal leveling, is a safe, painless, and effective form of manual exfoliation that involves the use of a surgical-grade scalpel to gently scrape off the topmost layer of dead skin cells along with vellus hair — also known as peach fuzz — to reveal a clean, smooth, and brighter complexion.
This non-invasive skincare treatment helps instantly improve the tone and texture of your skin and reduce the appearance of dull skin, acne scars, and fine lines and wrinkles; recommended for people who are looking to improve their skin's texture and overall health without the use of invasive techniques or harsh chemicals.
The best part of dermaplaning is helping prep your face for makeup application, giving you a smooth canvas, so your makeup looks flawless.
5. LED (Light Emitting Diode) Light Therapy
Tired of superficial skin concerns that are difficult to treat? Say hello to healthy skin with LED (Light Emitting Diode) Light Therapy!
LED (Light Emitting Diode) light therapy is a non-invasive skincare treatment that uses low-level wavelengths of light to penetrate the skin on a cellular level to treat an array of skin concerns.
The most common types of LED light are red, blue, and infrared; each wavelength targets different skin concerns:
- Red light therapy stimulates collagen production to improve skin elasticity, treat inflammation and hyperpigmentation and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Blue light therapy helps target and destroy acne-causing bacteria to clear up breakouts.
- Infrared light therapy helps stimulate cell regeneration, boost circulation, increase elastin production, reduce inflammation, and promote healing and overall skin health.
LED (Light Emitting Diode) Therapy is a much safer option than IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Therapy since it does not pose the risk of burning your skin, making it an ideal and especially beneficial treatment for those with compromised or delicate skin.
Results can be seen instantly with just one session; however, to maximize the results of this treatment, it is recommended that you get multiple sessions.
6. IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Therapy
Do you have stubborn skin concerns that just won't go away? Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy is a non-invasive skincare treatment that targets and tackles those types of skin concerns to improve the overall look of your skin.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy, also known as photorejuvenation or photofacial, works by emitting broad-spectrum pulses of light energy which penetrate deep into the skin's surface and are absorbed by specific cells in the dermis; this process helps stimulate collagen production and repair damaged skin cells, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Therapy can lead to increased discomfort, sensitivity, and redness, given that it's much stronger than LED (Light Emitting Diode) Therapy.
The results of IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) therapy vary depending on the individual's skin type and condition; multiple sessions may be necessary to achieve desired results, but to maximize the effects of this treatment, maintenance sessions may be recommended.
Results can be seen a week after the initial treatment but full results can be seen after 8 to 12 weeks; however, to maximize the results of this treatment, it is recommended that you get multiple sessions.
7. Laser Resurfacing
What if you could turn back the clock? You can now take back all those years of skin damage with laser resurfacing.
Laser Resurfacing, also known as ablative laser resurfacing or collagen remodeling, is an invasive skincare treatment that uses an ablative laser to remove the top layer of skin — the epidermis — by vaporizing it and heating the underlying layer — the epidermis — to stimulate collagen production.
This powerful treatment reduces the appearance of acne scarring, age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles while also tightening the skin and improving skin tone, texture, and pigmentation.
With laser resurfacing, results are seen gradually over the course of 3 weeks after treatment, but full results can be seen after 3 to 6 months and can last up to 3 to 5 years.
Recovery time can take up to a few weeks, depending on the individual's skin type and condition; it is important to follow any post-procedure instructions from your aesthetician to ensure optimal results and faster healing.
Have you started to notice sagging skin and are looking for a way to tighten and lift it? Then Ultrasound is the skincare treatment you need!
An Ultrasound Facial, also known as a HIFU (High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound) Facial or Ultrasonic Facial, is a non-invasive skincare treatment that uses high-frequency sound waves that penetrate deeply into the skin, creating micro-massage effects that stimulate cell regeneration and collagen production and breakdown fat cells to target signs of aging and improve skin health.
Just like laser resurfacing, results of ultrasound facials are seen gradually over the course of 6 weeks after treatment, but full results can be seen after 3 to 6 months after the initial treatment and can last for up to a year or more.
How do skin texture, acne scars, age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles make you feel? With micro-needling, you can improve the overall appearance of your skin to regain your confidence.
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy (CIT) or percutaneous collagen induction (PCI), is a minimally invasive skincare treatment that uses very fine needles to penetrate and create tiny punctures, also known as "micro-wounds" in the upper layer of skin, triggering your body's natural healing process which stimulates cellular repair and regeneration and collagen and elastin production.
The full micro-needling results are seen 4 to 6 weeks after the treatment and can last for up to 3 to 6 months after the initial treatment.
No matter what professional skincare treatment you choose, it's important to know that every skincare treatment comes with its own set of risks.
That said, consult with your dermatologist or aesthetician — here are 11 of the best tips to help you find and choose the right esthetician — for customization and advice on which treatments are best suited for you to ensure maximum results from your treatment.
With the right skincare treatments, you can achieve healthier and younger-looking skin that will make you look and feel your best.