Let’s face it: Acne is the worst. Not only is it irritating and painful, but it can make you self-conscious — and, naturally, it tends to flare up at the most inopportune moments before a big day or event. And you’re not alone — acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting up to 50 million Americans annually.
There are a plethora of topical acne creams, serums, cleansers, and treatments (both over the counter and prescribed) and yet, all too often they leave the skin feeling dried out, irritated, or sometimes even more oily. If you deal with frequent or recurring facial breakouts, this cycle is probably all too familiar to you.
The fact is, when it comes to severe facial acne, products alone might not be effective enough… and that’s where facials come in. Facials for acne are one of the most meaningful changes you can make to your skincare routine, and one of the best ways to eliminate breakouts, clear your complexion, and rejuvenate the skin — for good.
What is an acne facial treatment, and can it help with breakouts?
A facial is a skin treatment that cleanses your pores, exfoliates dead skin cells, and treats common skin issues. Most facials also include a facial massage, which can be helpful in increasing blood flow — leading to decreased puffiness and improved circulation, enhancing the skin's appearance. Any type of facial serves to rejuvenate and nourish your face, and makes your skin look healthier and younger.
Specifically, an acne facial is a medical skin treatment that helps to clear acne and prevent breakouts on acne-prone skin — as well as speeding up at-home acne treatments. They also help to heal damage from prior facial breakouts, as well as other facial blemishes and discolorations, to improve the overall look and feel of your skin.
If your acne is related to trapped dirt, oil, and dead skin, a facial for acne could be just what you need to clean, exfoliate, and treat spots on the face.
What to Expect: How facials reduce and eliminate bad facial acne
The effectiveness of your acne facial depends on a few key factors: how regularly you get them, the quality of products used, and the skill of your esthetician.
Frequency of facials for acne
It’s important to remember you’ll get the best results if acne facials are regularly incorporated into your skin care routine. Typically, facials are scheduled in a series of biweekly sessions and supplemented with consultations with your esthetician.
Acne products used
And of course, you can't rely on acne facials alone to clear your breakouts and blemishes. To maximize effectiveness, you'll need to be consistent with your acne treatment and skincare routine at home in between facial appointments. These homecare products should be tailored exactly to your skin’s ongoing needs and sensitivities by your esthetician.
Esthetician skill and experience
Perhaps most importantly, the skill of the esthetician performing your acne facial treatment plays a huge role in the improvement you see. A seasoned professional will know how to work with your individual skin type, taking into consideration your age, gender, and type of acne. The best estheticians go even one step further to consult with you on how your diet and lifestyle impact skin health.
If you suffer from severe facial acne, you'll get the best results from someone who specializes in skin like yours. Don't be afraid to ask the esthetician about their experience with treating acne.
What is the best acne facial treatment?
There is no one-size-fits-all approach for acne facial treatment, as everyone’s skin and specific acne conditions differ. But here at Simply Skin, there’s a reason I promote both the Face Reality protocol and the innovative Dermasound Elite Ultrasonic machine to treat bad facial acne.
My Acne Treatment Promise
Facials for acne are an essential part of an overall holistic treatment for clearer, brighter, more radiant skin. I will help clear up your acne in 3-6 months, by using the most effective treatments in the industry — including lifestyle education and truly acne-safe skincare products.
To learn more about your skin type, best practices, and whether the Dermasound facial is right for you, click the button below to schedule a consultation today.