Medifacials are a boon for the skin. One can understand this only when they know the difference between regular salon facials and medifacials. So, medifacials, as the name suggests, are medical-grade facial treatments that aim to deeply cleanse, exfoliate and nourish the skin. On the other hand, salon facials work only superficially.
Since medifacials work on deeper layers of the skin, there are certain precautionary steps that are to be kept in mind and followed to achieve and maintain the radiant glowing skin. Therefore, it is necessary to take proper care of the skin after the treatment and invest in skin rejuvenation to maintain it for as long as possible.
What are medicated facials or Medifacials ?
Medicated facials popularly known as medi-facials are upgraded advanced skin treatments which are nothing like the salon facials. These facials are mostly done using high end machines and equipments and they target not just on massaging and superficial cleansing of face but also in improving skin tone, texture and collagen production
Medicated facials can tackle skin concerns like dullness, pigmentation, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles.
It is usually a multi step procedure which is backed with scientific techniques thus offering the desired results which can be appreciated even after one session.
Benefits of medi-facials:
- Improvement in skin texture andquality
- Deep hydration of the skin
- Promotes new collagen synthesis which causes firmness and tightening
- Maintains the pH balance of oily skin and grants a shine-free look
- Minimal chances of infection due to contamination by the technician.
- Comfortable and relaxing procedure with zero downtime
- Appropriate for brides and grooms to be and also as a quick glow treatment before any event
These are all lunch time, OPD based procedures and require 45 mins to one hour with absolutely no downtime. Strict sun protection is always advisable after the procedure.
Medicated facials are considered best for pre party/ pre bridal instant glow with results lasting upto 2-3 weeks.
If a person is suffering from an active skin infection of face or has nodulocystic acne, acute sun burn or any other form of burn on face then you should avoid getting a medifacial done till the time the disease resolves.
Type of Medi-facials:
- Hydrafacial :
it involves the technique of hydra-dermabrassion. This technique is very gentle on skin as it uses water to suck out the dirt from the clogged pores of the skin. This is superior to the powder derma abrasion as the skin is not injured at all due to dryness.
After deep cleaning the skin is infused with actives which leads to deep hydration and decrease in pigmentation.
Next is the radiofrequency mode which causes collagen induction in the skin leading to decrease in fine lines and wrinkles.
The procedure ends with a hydrating mask. The result is a dewy baby like soft skin.
It is beneficial for all skin types especially people with dull, dry lusterless skin.
- Oxygeneo facial :
this unique skin treatment involves natural physiological processes to increase oxygen levels in the skin and achieve exceptional results. Unlike other technologies, oxygeneo utilizes natural oxygen from within resulting in an effective treatment and immediate results.
This facial involves mainly 3 steps –
Oxegeneo is beneficial for people with dull skin, excessive oily acne prone skin and also for people who need textural improvement
- Photo facial :
this therapy uses light based technology called intense pulsed light to rejuvenate the skin.
When light is emitted through the device it gets absorbed by the melanin and red blood cells present on the deeper layers of the skin. Heat is generated on absorption which causes a controlled injury on the skin thus activating the skin’s natural process of healing without causing any damage to the delicate skin tissue.
In the process of healing there is increased production of collagen and elastin tissue in the skin which causes firmness and tightness to the skin.
Photo facial is beneficial for sun damaged skin, acne, premature ageing and fine lines.
- Microneedling :
this technique uses tiny needles in a dermapen or dermaroller which causes controlled injury on the face creating micro channels. After creating the channels, platelet rich plasma or growth factors or other actives are applied on the skin which gets absorbed in the deeper layers of the skin.
Also this micro injures causes neo-collagenogenesis which results in firm, brighter and youthful skin.
Micro needling is beneficial for people with scars, rough texture and sagging skin. It also helps as an overall rejuvenating procedure for the face.
- Laser toning :
toning using Q switched Nd Yag Laser causes temporary bleaching of the face by destroying the melanin producing cells. The procedure takes 20 mins and is very useful for those seeking instant brightness on the face.
Apart from brightness, laser toning can also be done in patients of melasma, freckles and other forms of facial pigmentation.
All the above listed procedures have a good scientific back up and should be performed only by trained dermatologists.
These are all very superior to salon facials and are result oriented techniques which gives the desired effects even in one session, however multiple sessions might be recommended for a long lasting result.