What’s the cornerstone of your beauty routine? Whether you have acne-prone skin, age-related concerns, or certain skin conditions, one of the most beneficial things you can do for your skin is have regular facial treatments at Worcester Dermatology in Worcester, MA. But how often do you need to have these treatments?
How Often Can You Get Facial Treatments?
The frequency of your facials will depend on the specific treatment you are using. For example, advanced facials that use laser energy, radio frequency, or microneedling may only be scheduled once every six to eight weeks initially and then once every few months after you have achieved your desired results.
For other facials, including chemical peels and spa facials, you may be able to have these treatments much more frequently. For example, some people schedule light chemical peels every four to six weeks to maintain a good skin condition. Ultimately, there may be other factors that influence the frequency of your facials.
Age and Skin Sensitivity
Your age dictates your natural rate of cellular turnover, which can directly influence how frequently you can have treatments. Younger people have a faster cellular turnover, so they are usually able to schedule facials more frequently than people who have mature skin.
Your skin sensitivity may also influence how frequently you can have treatments. If you have sensitive skin, your facials may need to be spaced several more weeks apart to allow your skin adequate recovery time. On the other hand, if you have thick or dense skin that is not particularly sensitive, your skin can handle more frequent facials.
How Fast Are Your Results?
Because facials are non-invasive, the results of these treatments will appear over several weeks or months. The gradual progress you will enjoy from facials will subtly rejuvenate your skin with each treatment. If you are struggling with specific concerns such as acne, these gradual treatments will ultimately be beneficial for the health of your skin.
How Long Will Results Last?
The longevity of the results for your facial will depend on your specific skin concerns. For example, if you’re treating pigmentation concerns such as sun damage or melasma, the results of these treatments can last for several months as long as you avoid further pigmentation damage. For other concerns, such as dry skin, oily skin, acne-prone skin, or fine lines, the results of your treatment may only last for a few months at a time.
How Can You Maintain Your Results?
If you want to ensure your results last for as long as possible, you will need to adopt certain skin care practices that will prioritize the health of your skin. When your skin is healthy, it thrives and will appear younger and more radiant. The two main routes to maintain your results are skincare and sun care.
Skin care refers to both a consistent skincare routine and the use of high-quality skincare products that match your skin type. It’s imperative to use skincare products that are appropriate for your skin type and concern since using products that are ill-suited to your needs will not produce the results you want. If you’re unsure of what products to use, we can discuss recommendations.
Sun care is very important for maintaining the overall health and appearance of your skin. Because UV damage is responsible for problems such as hyperpigmentation, premature aging, and rough skin, you must use sunscreen every day, even if you’re only outside for a short time. You should also check if the sunscreen you’re using needs to be reapplied throughout the day to remain effective.
What Affects the Health of Your Skin?
There are several factors that may affect the health of your skin. For example, lifestyle factors such as stress, exercise, hydration, and your diet can all contribute to certain skin conditions, including acne and eczema. The healthy appearance of your skin may also be influenced by the medications you’re taking, your genetics, and your environment.
Can Combining Treatments Get Better Results?
Combining facials may get you better results. For example, some people notice better results when alternating between chemical peels and laser treatments, especially if their skin concerns involve different types of scars or sun damage. If you want to combine facials, we can discuss a treatment plan that will address all of your needs.
Are You a Good Candidate?
Facials are customizable treatments that can address a variety of superficial concerns, including sun damage, enlarged cores, acne, scarring, and fine lines. These treatments are generally compatible with most people regardless of gender, age, skin tone, and skin type.
There may be some medical restrictions for certain facials if you’re currently pregnant or breastfeeding, you have certain health conditions, or if your skin has a history of hyperpigmentation.
Try Regular Facials for Better-Looking Skin
If you want better-looking skin, then you need to curate a beauty routine that will address all of your concerns and maintain the ideal condition of your skin. Facial treatments can be a good tool to improve the tone, texture, and overall health of your skin. Treat yourself to a facial at Worcester Dermatology in Worcester, MA today.