What Is A Facial?

A good home skin care routine is important to keep a great complexion, but occasionally, you may want better results with a medical-grade facial. Selected for the concerns and needs of your skin, Dr. Linda Sodoma recommends regular facials for her Mesa, Chandler, and surrounding area Arizona patients to keep their skin clear and healthy. After a thorough consultation to evaluate visible and hidden skin damage, the ideal products and facial techniques will be chosen to help improve your complexion. To further rejuvenate and pamper your skin, upgrade your results by adding a complementary procedure, such as microneedling, microdermabrasion, or dermaplaning. Schedule an appointment to enhance your skin at Dr. Linda Sodoma Aesthetics and Gynecology.

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Facials are an effective technique to help you look and feel more rejuvenated. There are numerous upsides to facials at Dr. Linda Sodoma Aesthetics and Gynecology, such as:

  • Smoother, more youthful skin
  • Reduction of a variety of skin imperfections
  • Personalized treatment methods
  • Minimal, if any, downtime
  • The ability to be performed alongside complementary services at our Gilbert, AZ practice
  • Aftercare guidelines are provided to help maintain your improvements

Professional facials at Dr. Linda Sodoma Aesthetics and Gynecology are suitable for all ages and skin types since they are customized to each patient’s needs and concerns. Often, facials are created to correct signs of aging (fine lines, wrinkles, and dry patches), improve damaged skin from the sun (spots, rough texture, uneven tone), deep clean (acne and clogged pores), brighten sallow and dull skin. Facials can be customized to help teens and adults with conditions like widespread acne, sensitive skin, and rosacea. The results of a professional facial may be strengthened by combining another skin treatment like microdermabrasion, chemical peels, or injectable wrinkle treatments.

What Can I Expect During A Facial?

Following your consultation to select your custom facial treatment plan, you can lie back in one of our private treatment rooms as your professional facial begins. Each facial treatment will be customized; however, most facials will start with a deep cleansing to clear away dirt, oil, makeup, and lotions. After cleaning the skin, steam is often safely used to open clogged pores so blackheads and whiteheads can be extracted easily. Based on your particular needs, we may include one of the following procedures in your facial treatment plan:

  • Microdermabrasion: An exfoliation treatment to remove dead and damaged skin cells for brighter, smoother skin
  • Microneedling: A collagen induction treatment that uses fine needles to make micro-injuries in the skin to prompt collagen and elastin growth to improve your skin’s health and appearance
  • Dermaplaning: A careful scraping treatment that uses a facial blade to scrape away dead skin cells and fine facial hair for a glowing complexion

After your facial, a serum or mask may then be massaged in to deeply nourish. To end the treatment, an SPF moisturizer will be applied to protect from sun damage after the facial. After your facial treatment, you may have some irritation and redness; this is normal and will subside on its own in the coming days. Many patients will see clear improvements in the appearance and feel of their skin right after their facial.

Following your treatment, you may have mild redness and irritation but this should fade on its own within 12 – 24 hours. Most patients will have visible improvements in the look and feel of their skin right after their treatment. To extend the benefits of your professional facial, ask one of our experienced team members for help creating a home skin care routine and how frequently you can get a facial treatment at Dr. Linda Sodoma Aesthetics and Gynecology. You may also want to learn more about other aesthetic treatments like microneedling or skin resurfacing.