A Comprehensive Guide to Acne Facials
Acne is a common skin condition that affects many individuals – including teens and adults – often causing frustration and self-consciousness. While a consistent at-home skincare routine is essential for managing acne, drug store and over-the-counter acne treatments are typically not strong enough to eliminate current breakouts and keep future acne eruptions at bay.
Professional, medical-grade acne treatments like those available at AMAE Med Spa in the Troy, MI area not only eliminate current pimples but can help keep new blemishes from forming by cleansing pores, killing bacteria, and reducing sebum (oil) production.
The customized acne facials offered at AMAE Med Spa in the Troy, MI are one of our most popular, effective, and affordable acne treatments. Ideal for teens and adults, our acne facials are customized to combine various techniques, including exfoliation, steam, extractions, medical-grade serums, and clarifying masks, to help combat acne and promote healthier skin.
In this article, the aestheticians at AMAE Med Spa in the Troy, MI explore the benefits of acne facials and delve into the step-by-step process involved in performing them.
The Acne Facial Process
Exfoliation is a key component of acne facials. It involves removing dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, unclogging pores, and preventing the buildup of sebum and bacteria. This step can be performed using physical exfoliants (such as scrubs or brushes) or chemical exfoliants (such as alpha hydroxy acids or salicylic acid). Exfoliation helps to smooth the skin’s texture, promote cell turnover, and enhance the penetration of subsequent acne-fighting ingredients.
Steam is also used during acne facials to open up the pores and soften the skin. This helps facilitate the removal of impurities, excess oil, and debris trapped within the pores. The warm steam also promotes circulation, which can aid in reducing inflammation and enhancing the effectiveness of subsequent treatments. Steam is typically applied to the face for a few minutes, either using a warm towel or a specialized facial steamer.
Extractions are another crucial step in acne facials, particularly for individuals with comedonal or inflammatory acne. This process involves the manual removal of blackheads, whiteheads, and other non-inflamed acne lesions. Our medical aestheticians use specialized tools with their gloved fingers to gently extract the impurities.
By extracting these impurities, the skin is relieved of congestion, and the risk of future breakouts is reduced. While extraction (or “popping”) pimples at home can lead to worse infection and a scarring, the proper technique and tools used by our aestheticians eliminates the risk of scarring or further inflammation.
After exfoliation and extractions, a clarifying mask and/or medical grade serums are applied during acne facials. These are specifically formulated to address acne-prone skin and contain medical-grade ingredients that help absorb excess oil, kill bacteria, reduce inflammation, purify the pores, and reduce future sebum (oil) production.
At at AMAE Med Spa in the Troy, MI we can also “add-on” light therapy and/or high frequency treatment to your acne facial for even more stunning results. Many spas and salons offer acne facials. But AMAE Med Spa is one of very few providers in the entire Birmingham, West Bloomfield of Troy, MI area to offer clinical-grade light therapy and high-frequency treatment as part of their customized acne facials.
Benefits of Acne Facials
Acne facials provide a thorough deep cleansing, removing impurities, excess oil, and dead skin cells that contribute to acne formation. And the exfoliation step in acne facials helps to smooth the skin’s texture and promote a more even complexion by removing the outer layer of dead skin cells. By removing dead skin cells and unclogging pores, acne facials improve the absorption and efficacy of acne-fighting products applied during and after the treatment.
The extraction process effectively targets and removes blackheads, whiteheads, and other acne lesions, helping to clear the skin and minimize the occurrence of future breakouts. And the steam, custom serums, and clarifying masks, can help reduce inflammation and calm existing acne lesions.
Acne Facials | Troy, MI Area
Acne facials are ideal for achieving clearer skin whether you have a big event coming up – prom, graduation, wedding, vacation – or you just want to look your best all day every day.
The combination of exfoliation, steam, extractions, and clinical grade serums and masks, and add-on light therapy and/or high frequency treatment provide a comprehensive approach to deep cleansing, reducing inflammation, and promoting a clearer complexion.
Rejuvenate your skin while you relax and renew your skin at AMAE Med Spa in the Troy, MI area with an affordable and highly effective, customized acne facial.
Acne Facials | Troy, MI: 248.335.7200