Those who suffer from acne have likely tried nearly every treatment possible to rid themselves of the condition. Many have turned to facials for acne treatment and found great relief. The results will be dependent upon how severe the acne is and the type of facial being done as well as how skilled the esthetician is at performing the facial.
Those who are suffering from non inflammatory conditions and blackheads may find great help in facials. A facial may actually reduce the breakouts and eliminate the blackheads.
How Does It Work?
An esthetician will manually remove the pore blockages and clear the excess oil from the pores. Once this is done there is less likelihood of blemishes.
Will It Work On Inflammatory Acne?
Depending upon the severity of the inflammation it may or may not help. If the inflammation is mild to moderate there is a good chance that the skin will improve. If the esthetician is honest and sincere about the job position, they will give an honest answer to this question. If it is beyond their field of expertise, they should then refer the patient to a doctor or dermatologist who can further evaluate the patient.
More severe cases may mildly benefit from a facial, but each patient is an individual and should be evaluated accordingly. Often an esthetician will work closely with a dermatologist in order to provide the patient with the highest possible quality in care.
What Happens During Facials For Acne?
The patient will first be evaluated and then the esthetician will start by cleaning the skin thoroughly. They will then use one of several methods which may include a mask, a steam bath or even a facial massage on the patient.
As the esthetician is cleaning the skin they may use a product to eliminate or reduce the oil and to remove the dead skin cells that are on the surface. They may also apply something to soothe or hydrate the irritated skin.
This is a good time to ask if there is anything that could be used at home to replicate the procedure between facials. It’s important to avoid anything that may aggravate the patients acne condition.
It’s important to avoid extracting any deep blemishes or cysts or nodules. This can cause deep scarring and damage to the skin as well as spread infection underneath the surface of the skin.
How Often Should Facials Be Done?
To get the best benefits of a facial they should be done on a regular basis. It’s also important to let the esthetician know if any ointments, medications or topical creams are being used at home between facials.
If under a dermatologists care it’s also important to ask the dermatologist if a facial might be beneficial to the condition. In some cases, they can actually make the condition worse. Many have found great results by getting regular facials to help get rid of acne. They have clearer skin and are much happier about their appearance.