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How often should I get a facial?

Depending on an individual’s skin type, patients usually come in for a facial every 4-6 weeks for maintenance.

What can I expect after an extraction facial?

Immediately after the facial, you may see some redness and evidence of extractions in certain areas.  A mild peeling or flaking may occur a few days after the treatment.

What is the difference between a regular spa aesthetician and a medical aesthetician?

Medical aestheticians have additional training and work under a physician’s supervision.  Because of their added qualificiations, Medical Aestheticians can work with any skin type and often address very specific needs of a patient.  In addition to facials and skin care, medical aestheticians can perform medical grade peels and other advanced treatments and techniques that are not available to a spa aesthetician.  These treatments require more knowledge and training and can provided additional benefits and results than basic treatments.

What is the difference between pharmaceutical or medical grade products versus drugstore or department store brands?

Skin care that is sold in department stores or drug stores has lower concentrations of active ingredients.  Pharmaceutical or medical grade formulations, sold only through a physician’s office, often have higher levels of active ingredients.  The most effective skin care products are prescription strength and should be supervised by a skin care professional.