About Acne Facials
Are you finding yourself seeing more breakouts than usual, or maybe experiencing your first breakout ever, and not sure what to do? At Evolve Med Spa in Dallas, Texas, our main focus is educating our patients about proper skin health. Acne Facials are our favorite way to get to know our patient’s skin concerns and determine what might be best to heal current breakout, while preventing new ones from occuring.
What Are the Benefits of Acne Facials?
An acne facial performed at Evolve Med Spa combines the relaxing nature of a facial treatment with the clinical power of acne therapy. Benefits of this facial performed by our skilled aestheticians at our Dallas, TX facility include:
- Compatibility with most skin types
- Reducing acne outbreaks by addressing bacteria
- Deep cleansing and exfoliation
- Increased hydration to the skin
- Extracting sebum (oil) without scarring
- Very little, if any, discomfort
Am I a good candidate for an acne facial?
If you struggle with acne that is stubborn to conservative forms of treatment, such as medication and at-home skincare, Evolve Med Spa believes acne facials may be an ideal option for addressing your acne concerns. These procedures allow us to tackle the root of your pores, no matter what kind of acne you are dealing with, and reduce acne by combating the bacteria which causes it. In addition, the process is relatively pain-free and most patients even find it relaxing. If you want to learn more about how an acne facial is right for you, contact our office to schedule a consultation today.
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What Causes Acne?
Acne is defined as a bacterial infection of the sebaceous (oil) gland, located in each tiny hair follicle on your face and body. It is more prominent in the adolescent years because these glands will begin producing oil during puberty. As we age, oil production can slow down, or speed up due to hormone changes, showing some adults, even into their 50s and up, that breakouts can happen at any age!
How To Treat
With the advancement in Aesthetics and Dermatology, there are multiple routes we can take to control breakouts, whether with oral medications, or treatments of topical nature. Utilizing both is ideal, being a more aggressive approach to what is considered a very aggressive skin condition. We like to recommend starting with Acne Facial Treatments at Evolve Med Spa, where Dr. Tricia Shimer’s staff of highly-trained Aestheticians will perform a thorough skin evaluation during cleansing. With steam and gentle exfoliation to loosen and remove dead skin cells from the surface, we are able to perform comfortable extractions without risk of scarring. While our skin calms with ZO’s Complexion Clearing Masque, we will perform a relaxing shoulder massage and finish everything with incredible hydrators that will leave your skin feeling thoroughly cleansed without a dry or tight sensation.
Starting a simple, yet effective at-home routine before big problems arise makes this treatment ideal for teens and young adults wanting to learn what to use, and how to use it effectively. Maintaining at a young age prevents scarring and pigmentation, among other worries, that will need to be treated later.
If you see yourself getting overwhelmed at cosmetic stores, or with all of the online recommendations from random people, and still not understanding what you need to control your breakouts and why, Acne Facials at Evolve Med Spa in Dallas, Texas will help you get the information you need, and give you the deep clean you’ve been searching for!
What can I expect after my acne facial?
After your acne facial at Evolve Med Spa, we will give you some instructions for at-home care. These guidelines may include information about which products may be best for your skin, as well as recommendations for medication, if needed. In addition, following your acne facial, you will need to be hyper-vigilant about your sun protection routine, as intense sun exposure may prolong your healing or cause flare-ups with your acne. If your at-home routine needs adjustments, our Dallas, TX practitioners are happy to assist with you finding the perfect skincare routine.
Acne Facials FAQ
Are acne facials safe?
For most skin types and acne conditions, an acne facial at Evolve Med Spa in Dallas, TX can be very safe and effective. During your consultation, we will evaluate your skin to determine the type and severity of your acne. According to your needs, your facial will be customized for safety and efficacy. We can avoid any procedures which may exacerbate acne symptoms like dermabrasion and heavy scrubs.
Can acne facials cure acne?
No, they cannot. There is currently no cure for acne, only effective treatments to help lessen and manage acne symptoms. Acne facials can be a great way to reduce acne outbreaks and symptoms of acne for clearer, softer, and healthier-looking skin.
How long does an acne facial take?
Every facial we do at Evolve Med Spa, including an acne facial, is personalized for each patient’s needs. Depending on your level of acne, we may modify the treatment to achieve the best results. On average, most facials take about an hour, according to your customized acne facial treatment.
Are acne facials painful?
Most steps in an acne facial are gentle and relaxing. However, the extraction process might cause some discomfort, as it involves removing blackheads and whiteheads. Remember, it's crucial to communicate with your skincare professional if anything feels too uncomfortable.
How does an acne facial differ from a regular facial?
While both facials aim to cleanse and rejuvenate the skin, an acne facial specifically targets acne-causing bacteria, reduces inflammation, and prevents future breakouts. The products and techniques used in an acne facial are tailored to treat and soothe acne-prone skin.
Can I wear makeup after an acne facial?
After an acne facial, it's recommended to let your skin breathe and recover. While you might be tempted to cover up any redness or imperfections, it's best to avoid makeup for at least 24 hours post-treatment. This allows your skin to fully absorb the beneficial products used during the facial and reduces the risk of clogging pores. If you absolutely need to apply makeup, opt for non-comedogenic products to minimize potential breakouts.
Put Your Clearest Face Forward
At Evolve Med Spa in Dallas, TX, we know acne can be frustrating to manage. We also understand the importance of looking and feeling confident in your appearance. That’s why Dr. Shimer and her skilled team offer customized acne facials and top-of-the-line skin care tools to help you say goodbye to breakouts. If you aren’t sure where to turn to manage acne, let us give you the knowledge and treatment necessary for clear skin. Contact our Dallas, TX facility to schedule an appointment for a professional, medical-grade acne facial.