Dermatologists use microdermabrasion to help unclog pores and clear acne. Often used in combination with gentle glycolic peels and medical acne extractions, microderm can help speed up acne clearing. Individuals with deeper acne scars might be candidates for surgical dermabrasion or laser resurfacing.
What to Expect During an Oxygen Facial
There are a number of spas that now offer oxygen facials. Since this is a non-medical procedure that does not require injections or the use of any chemicals, it can be performed by any spa employee. Before the actual oxygen treatment begins, the skin care specialist will first exfoliate your skin to ensure that it is free of dirt and excess oils.
After the exfoliation and a mild facial steam, the spa professional will use a machine that introduces oxygen directly into the skin’s pores. The oxygen used is usually treated with a number of supplements that are good for the skin, such as vitamins, to help the skin retain its firmness and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. The procedure is painless and requires no harsh chemical peels, as the whole point is to oxygenate the skin so that it can heal itself more quickly.
Oxygen Facial Benefits
Unlike microdermabrasion and other methods of smoothing out the skin for a more even tone, an oxygen facial does not usually cause any side effects, such as stinging, itching, or burning. The method of delivery used in order to pump oxygen into the skin is gentle, which makes the treatment a viable option for those with sensitive skin, and who have difficulties with injections or other harsh treatments to get rid of wrinkles. Those who have an oxygen facial can resume normal activities right away and even apply makeup or lotion without worrying about how the skin will react.
The infusion of oxygen and vitamins is good for the skin because it encourage the growth of new cells as well as collagen. This treatment may also rejuvenate skin that has been exposed to pollutants, such as tobacco smoke and other toxins that starve cells of their oxygen. In addition, while some treatments can cost hundreds of dollars, an oxygen facial is still less expensive than Botox injections or other chemical facial fillers. This treatment has even been used to get rid of acne scars, as it is believed that the infusion of oxygen helps the skin to create new cells at a faster rate and reduce the appearance of blemishes.