Medifacials are facials done in a medical spa or a clinic by trained medical staff like the doctor, nurse or a technician. They differ from salon facials done by beauticians. Medi facials use some medical technology like lasers, machines that either effect skin exfoliation or extraction or pigmentation or may use chemical solutions such as peels for brightening the skin. Mostly skin treatments that do not involve much downtime in a clinic and provides instant hydration, extraction or glow are classified under Medi facials.
These procedures provide an effective temporary solution to brightening skin when you don’t have time to get an aggressive procedure. They are also good to pamper skin in between other dermatological skin treatment procedures where the skin is undergoing constant changes.
Medifacials are preferred as bridal treatments and as pre-event treatments and in this respect, they are also called ‘red carpet facials’. If you have clear skin which doesn't need further treatments you can choose Medi facials for maintenance regularly or you may want to choose to do this also in between other skin procedures.
The different type of Medi facials being offered by clinics these days may be called by different names but involves some of the following techniques:
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It is a type of a medication that offers cleansing, exfoliation, extraction of blackheads and hydration all with the help of plastic blades, suction a serum and is good for people with acne-prone or oily skin and blackheads
This is skin exfoliation done mechanically with the help of a machine that uses either alt crystals or a diamond tip to abrade superficial layers of skin
Mild peels which contain alpha-hydroxy acids that brighten skin may be used
A machine which allows serums to penetrate the skin through electromagnetic field created allows for deeper massage f products into the skin
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Q switched laser
They may be used to provide photofacial to brighten skin. This uses laser technology
Micro-needling devices like derma roller or dermapen maybe used with serums or platelet-rich plasma to provide nourishment and for facial rejuvenation
O2 nutraceutical facial
This involves the delivery of serums through high-pressure oxygen bubble.
Various vitamins may be injected or micro needled into the skin for facial rejuvenation and skin brightening
Red and blue LED therapy might be given as part of your medical for anti-ageing or anti-acne benefits. These lights help amplify your treatments.
The suitability for a medical must be evaluated by your physician as per your skin type and concern. As with any other skin procedure, Medi facials also demand appropriate skin care and skin protection from the sun.
(In conversation with Dr Shuba Dharmana, Dermatologist, Lejeune Medspa Bangalore)
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