Facial Q & A
The Cosmetic Office of Dr. Platt
What happens during a facial?
A facial is a treat for your skin and overworked nervous system. Each portion of the facial is customized to your particular skin type, goals, and budget. Sandra Bentley performs the treatment in a warm, therapeutic environment to help you relax.
After entering the treatment room, you can lie down and make yourself comfortable, closing your eyes if you wish.
First, Sandra cleanses your face to remove any surface residue. Then, she uses an appropriate exfoliant on your face to loosen and lift away any leftover dead skin cells. She uses one of three exfoliants, depending on your skin type:
- VitC enzyme
- Organic Passion Peptide Solution
- Glycolic clay mask
Following exfoliation, Sandra performs an extraction to remove blackheads. She uses a warm-towel steam or a cool compress in conjunction with the extraction.
After extraction, she gives you either an LED therapy session or a custom mask. Finally, she applies a moisturizer or serum with SPF to complete the facial.
What is an LED therapy session?
The estheticians at the Cosmetic Office of Dr. Platt use LightStim® to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
LED therapy is the perfect companion to a facial. The theory behind LED light therapy is that our skin absorbs light from the sun and converts it into energy.
By emitting UV-free light, LightStim delivers light energy below the epidermis to stimulate cell growth. Certain wavelengths of light increase collagen and elastin production, minimizing wrinkles. The painless treatment also reduces inflammation and improves circulation.
What are the benefits of ongoing facials?
By deep cleaning the pores, removing dead skin cells, and stimulating blood flow, a facial is a great way to replenish the skin. However, a one-time facial provides temporary benefits while ongoing facials help you maintain the effects longer.
Regular facials aren’t just a great way to treat yourself; they’re also an effective way to:
- Keep your pores clean and prevent acne
- Maintain a fresh, youthful appearance
- Get a deep cleaning you can’t accomplish at home
If a facial sounds like just what you need, give the Cosmetic Office of Dr. Platt a call or use the online-booking option to put one in the schedule.