If you’re heading out for a spa day, a facial is probably near the top of your list. But as you may have noticed, our licensed medical aestheticians at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center offer facials as well. So which one is the better choice? They’re actually quite different, so it all boils down to what you’re looking for. The key difference between a spa facial and a Laser Lights facial is this: spas focus on refreshment and relaxation, while we focus on results.
The Typical Spa Facial
At a day spa, their main goal is to help you relax and feel rejuvenated, and that’s how they design their facials. Most will include cleansing your skin, massaging your skin, and applying a few different products like an exfoliator, a face mask, and a moisturizer. Guests typically walk away feeling pampered, relaxed, and refreshed, but there aren’t generally any long-term improvements to the skin. The products and techniques are all things you could use at home to have the same aesthetic effect. There’s nothing wrong with spa facials, but you should purchase them primarily for the experience and the enjoyment you get rather than purchasing them with the assumption that you will improve your skin.
The iS Clinical® Fire and Ice Facial at Laser Lights
At Laser Lights, we focus on making short-term and long-term improvements in the health and appearance of our patients’ skin. To this end, we offer a specialized treatment called the Fire and Ice Facial by iS Clinical®. It uses two separate but complementary products: a Resurfacing Masque and a Rejuvenating Masque. After cleansing and preparing your skin, our licensed medical aesthetician will apply the Resurfacing Masque and give it time to exfoliate away the damaged surface skin and dead skin cells. After a few minutes, the Resurfacing Masque is removed and the Rejuvenating Masque is applied to infuse the skin with hydration and nutrients. For many of our patients, a brief series of Fire and Ice Facials can produce noticeably brighter and more youthful skin.
As with just about any skin treatment, finding the right facial depends on what you’re looking for. If you’re in need of a relaxing afternoon, head to the spa and have a great time! But if you’re hoping to make a real difference in the quality, appearance, and age of your skin, schedule a free consultation at Laser Lights to discuss our Fire and Ice Facial or our dozens of other treatment options.