The Wide World of Facials
One of the most popular and widely utilized spa treatments available, few people realize just how many options there are in customizable facials today. Typically beginning with a consultation and an analysis of your skin, a qualified esthetician will then decide how to proceed depending on their diagnosis of your skin’s specific needs. Often, steam is utilized to open pores during a facial massage in order to stimulate blood flow.
Designed for patients with oily or acne-prone skin, acne facials are also ideal for anyone with uneven complexion or those dealing with acne scars or combination skin. These treatments usually incorporate steam, deep cleansing, and facial extractions in order to remove the sebum that clogs pores and leads to the breakouts that cause acne in the first place. Additionally, acne facials will often include healing moisturizers and treatment masks that incorporate salicylic acid—a proven ingredient that manages and reduces flare-ups and redness. Some exclusive spas, especially those in the Miami Beach, Downtown Miami and Key Biscayne areas, will even carry specialized products (including those like Obagi Medical Products) that spa goers can purchase and take home to continue their pampering and skin rejuvenating experience at home.
Utilizing techniques and products designed to brighten skin, diminish wrinkles, and otherwise eliminate the obvious signs of aging skin, anti-aging facials are designed to give you a more youthful complexion through the use of treatments like light therapy and microdermabrasion.
Said to combat visible signs of aging and the damage caused by free radicals floating in the air, oxygen facials work by delivering highly concentrated oxygen molecules directly to the epidermis, at the surface of your skin.
Sensitive Skin Facials
Sensitive, easily irritated skin can be caused by any number of factors from rosacea and eczema to environmental issues, autoimmune diseases like lupus or sjogren’s syndrome, recent laser treatments, and chemical peels, or even just naturally irritation-prone disposition. Sensitive skin facials can be tailored to those individuals who need them with the use of gentle procedures and natural and hypoallergenic products by speaking with your esthetician beforehand and when booking your appointment.