The European Facial is an ago old a spa ritual synonymous with relaxation and pampering. To date this remains true, however, the modern facial now also provides an invaluable opportunity to evaluate the skin for various conditions that can be improved using modernized technology such as:
-PDT (Photodynamic Therapy)
-Laser Assisted Collagen Remodeling (Laser Genesis)
-Corrective Masks and Serums
The Importance of Skin Analysis
On a daily basis we see our patients engage in a dangerous and extremely detrimental practice when it comes to their skin- this is treating symptoms without identifying the root cause of the problem. All to often patients suffering from skin conditions such as acne, dark spots, uneven pigmentation and or texture, wrinkles, etc… will try to remedy these conditions by following the regimen they once did when they were happiest with their skin or by using products without following guidelines set forth by a physician. The result can be catastrophic and certainly won’t address the issues at hand. At Manhattan Aesthetics we provide all of our patients with a complimentary skin analysis to establish a baseline which we refer to in developing a proper skin care regimen and treatment plan when necessary. During this evaluation we assess:
-Brown Spots and Sun Damage (Melasmas, Freckles, Hyperpigmentation)
-Redness (Vascular Lesions)
Cleansing, Exfoliation and Steam
With any facial procedure a steamer is used to open up the pores to cleanse and release toxins and impurities. Manual extractions are then typically performed to eliminate blackheads and remove sebum from the skin. A cleanser is then used to further exfoliate and clean the skin.
Everything You Need To Know About Serums and Toner
Applying the right serum will make all the difference in unlocking your complexion’s glow and vibrancy. Unlike creams which simply sit on the surface of the skin serums contain tiny molecules that effectively penetrate the skin delivering potent doses of active ingredients deep within. Serums are a key component to any modern medical facial and are carefully selected to address your skin’s specific concerns. For example, a Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid serum is excellent for anti-aging and brightening while a Vitamin B serum is used for hydration and an Acai serum is great for retexturing the skin.
The Devil Is Always In The Details
The secret to success in any modern medical facial relies heavily on the various modalities used to improve the quality of one’s skin. For patients suffering from browns spots, sun spots, liver spots, freckles, melasmas and hyperpigmentation a chemical peel or PicoSure laser session will quickly and effectively eliminate these conditions. If acne is a concern the medical aesthetician will administer a sophisticated blue light treatment called Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) to destroy acne causing bacteria in a mere 20 minutes. For aging skin there are various high-tech solutions including red led therapy to gently stimulate collagen production and also leave the skin glowing and radiant. Laser genesis or the 1064 YAG laser is an awesome procedure that heats up the dermis to increase collagen production. For severe lines and wrinkles microneedling with a Dermapen is used to make tiny puncture wounds in the surface of the skin triggering a natural healing process that stimulate collagen and elastic. If puffy eyes are a problem the ThermiSmooth yields dramatic results comparable to those of a full surgical blepharoplasty!
Seal The Deal With A Mask
The final component of the modern medical facial is the application of a mask-actually 2 masks! The first mask is carefully curated to address the individual needs of the skin and may be a charcoal or clay mask to assist in detoxifying acne prone skin, a collagen mask to plump and regenerate aging skin or a brightening mask will to improve the tone and texture in evenly pigmented skin. The final mask- a hydration mask provides a moisture seal that will lock in nutrients and protect your investment! For more information schedule a complimentary consultation with the experts at Manhattan Aesthetics by calling 212-960-8172.