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Cosmetic Treatments

Facials

Facials are often viewed as a luxury, because they’re relaxing and make you feel good. In truth, facials are like toning your body, but you’re toning and firming your facial muscles and skin. At Horizon Dermatology and Laser Institute, our facials are personalized and results-oriented, in addition to being very pleasant! Facials are also a great way to de-stress.

We recommend a facial monthly because the lifecycle of skin cells is about 30 days, during which old skin cells die and new skin cells are created. A facial will exfoliate the dead skin cells to reveal new, healthy skin. Having a facial on a regular basis will help you achieve and maintain that healthy glow.

At the very least, having a facial four times a year, as the seasons change, can help keep your skin smooth and supple. This multi-step skin treatment is one of the best ways to care for your skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and enhance collagen production and skin elasticity.

Investing in a regular regiment of facials, in addition to adopting and maintaining a healthy skin care regime, will facilitate graceful aging. Because we understand your skin and its needs, our personalized facials are very effective.  Additionally, having your facial performed at the office of a board-certified dermatologist, as opposed to other types of non-clinical locations (the mall, etc.) ensures that you receive the highest quality facials available suited to your exact type of skin care needs.

Facials are designed to target your specific skin concerns, improve blood circulation, aid lymph drainage and muscle tone, remove dead skin cells, and infuse your skin with medical-grade active ingredients and nutrients. To begin your journey to healthy, glowing skin, you will receive an in-depth skin analysis and a discussion of your concerns. We will make recommendations for achieving clearer, younger looking skin based on your goals and desires.

What are the benefits of a facial?

  • Expert skin analysis
  • Steam deep pore cleansing
  • Professional exfoliation to smooth skin
  • Manual extraction of black heads and clogged pores
  • Lightening of discolorations caused by the sun or the remnants of acne
  • Facial massage improves circulation and clears the lymph of toxins that dull the complexion and cause a bloated appearance
  • Intense hydration and nourishment
  • You will learn how to care for your skin to avoid damage, and promote beneficial behavior

Add-ons to a facial for therapeutic purposes:

  • A mask to tighten the skin
  • A gentle acid peel or enzyme peel to speed removal of dull, dry skin
  • Microdermabrasion to facilitate removal of dead skin cells, treat light scarring and discolorations
  • Microcurrent, LED light, and/or ultrasound treatments to enhance results

The result is healthy, radiant skin.

When not to have a facial

You should also be aware that it is not a good idea to have a facial right before a big event, because after a facial your skin may be irritated, and pimples can flare up.  Have your facial a week or so before the big event and your skin will glow.

Who would benefit from having a facial?

A facial is great for both men and women, and for young adults. Men’s skin is rougher, oilier, and has larger pores. Shaving can irritate the skin, causes razor burn and inflammation, and even ingrown hairs. A regular facial will smooth your skin for a better shave, and exfoliation will reduce the risk of ingrown hairs.

Adolescent hormonal changes, coupled with poor cleansing, lack of exfoliations and moisturization can cause or aggravate acne, as well as lead to black heads that impact a young adult’s self-esteem and social acceptance.

At Horizon Dermatology and Laser Institute in Newport Beach, Torrance, and Fullerton, we custom tailor a facial targeted to the concerns of young adults. Young adults will learn how to care for their skin to avoid worsening the skin, or cause further acne and embarrassment.  Our experience suggests that young adults who have acne and oily skin will benefit from having a facial every 2 weeks, to help avoid acne, and clear and tone the skin. This will also help them gain control of their acne.

In general, facials are a great way to clean, nourish and hydrate the skin, remove pimples and other blemishes, and improve skin health and appearance. Importantly, you will learn about your skin and how to care for it.

When your at-home skin routine isn’t delivering the skin you love, it’s time to consider professional care. Call Horizon Dermatology and Laser Institute for personalized and results- oriented dermatology needs in Newport Beach, Torrance, and Fullerton California.