We live in an age of remarkable skincare technology. Lasers for complexion improvement, and radio-frequency devices such as Exilis for skin tightening, provide comfortable and highly-effective solutions for a multitude of skincare issues — issues that would have been more difficult to solve with the technologies available in previous generations.
So, is there still a place available in the modern skincare roster for the most basic aesthetic treatment, a classic facial? With such high-tech options available, what’s the draw of steam, extractions, exfoliation, and a mask?
The Classic Med Spa facial we offer at Glo de Vie is more than the listed sum of its parts — but first, let’s answer the question of why a facial is still an integral component to overall skin health:
1. Hydration. It’s more than just the mantra of each winter season. Hydrated skin tends to look healthier and more youthful overall. With exfoliation components followed by application of pharmaceutical-grade skincare products, the classic facial is an effective means by which to care for parched skin.
2. The opportunity to discover effective, beneficial skincare products. An improvement in overall skin moisture and clarity can sometimes be a result of changing your daily skincare regimen. A Medical Aesthetician can choose the cleanser, toner, moisturizer, serum and scrub that are designed to meet your unique skincare needs, and help bring about complexion improvements that you might have missed out on otherwise.
3. Stress Reduction. Too often, we rely on our strength and endurance without giving ourselves the much-needed rest we need. Cortisol production, diminished sleep, the sugar and caffeine we ingest to help ignore our need to “power down” — all of these factors play off one another, prematurely aging us internally and externally. The classic facial allows us the chance to relax and receive one-on-one care in the utmost comfort.
And the reasons why the Glo de Vie Classic Med Spa Facial is all of the above and more? Karie and Kristin, to be specific: Both our Medical Aestheticians blend a considerate, compassionate demeanor with their years of expertise. Each facial is tailor-made for each client, using products from Glo Professional and Revision Skincare, and Kristin and Karie do the tailoring.
You don’t need to give up contemporary skincare technologies in favor of aesthetics alone — the classic facial is an excellent addition to laser-based and radio-frequency care regimens. We get the most out of any technologies, in skincare or otherwise, when we use every effective tool available to us.