Aesthetics Practice located in Montgomery, AL

You spend so much time juggling the responsibilities of daily life. Perhaps it’s time to pamper yourself with a facial. Caroline Abolade, MD, and her team at Aesthetica in Montgomery, Alabama, offer a suite of facials, along with spa services, to help target your skin-related issues and give you the glowing complexion you deserve. What are you waiting for? Call or schedule an online consultation today.

Facials Q & A

What is a facial?

A facial is a common skin care treatment aimed at improving your skin’s appearance. Facials can target problem areas on your face, working to clarify and tighten your pores, hydrate your skin, and boost blood flow, giving you a healthy glow.

Facials can also help treat common skin-related conditions, such as acne or rosacea. Some facials specifically try to counteract the signs of sun damage and aging. During a facial, your provider may suggest incorporating other skin treatments, such as microdermabrasion, skin resurfacing, or a chemical peel to provide even better skin care results.

What are common types of facials?

Facials come in a variety of forms, and each offers different benefits. Some of the more common types of facials include:

  • Clinical facial - targets your specific topical concerns with a range of professional treatments that include chemical peels, pore extraction, light therapy, and cosmeceutical products
  • Facial massage - by boosting circulation, this treatment provides a brighter, glowing complexion, while stimulating your lymphatic system and eliminating water retention
  • Aromatherapy facial - uses essential oils to relax your skin and mind, clarify your complexion, and reduce oiliness
  • Platelet-rich plasma facial - sometimes called a “vampire facial,” this treatment uses your own blood cells to improve your skin’s appearance, counteract the signs of aging, and promote wound healing in damaged skin

If you’re considering a facial, it’s important to consult with a provider at Aesthetica about your specific concerns. They’ll recommend the facial that’s right for you.

How do I prepare for a facial?

Generally, you don’t need to do much in the way of preparation. However, if you’re using a Retin A or products containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, you may need to stop using those products prior to your facial. Tell your provider at Aesthetica about any facial products you’re currently using.

What should I do after my facial?

To enjoy the full benefits of your facial, follow your Aesthetica provider’s aftercare recommendations. You’ll want to stay out of the sun and wear sunscreen if you have to be outdoors. Depending on your treatment, you may need to avoid strenuous activity for a few hours.  

If you’d like to learn more about the rejuvenating effects of a facial, call or schedule a consultation online today with the professional team at Aesthetica.