Whether it’s sun damage on face areas that are most exposed to UV rays, aging, or dry skin, facial treatments can be a great way to moisturize and refresh your skin for a softer, smoother, more youthful-looking you.
But some facial treatments can take a long time to complete, and you have a busy schedule. Don’t worry! You can still treat yourself. The experts at our dermatology and cosmetic center have some ideas for quick facials that allow you to keep skin care a top priority without falling behind on your to-do list.
It’s true that medium and deep chemical peels do have a longer procedure time and longer recovery time than other facial treatments. But light chemical peels don’t take as long and don’t have as much downtime.
Also called superficial peels, light chemical peels use mild acids like alpha-hydroxy acid to gently exfoliate.
This chemical peel facial treatment only penetrates the outermost layer of skin, which is why it has a shorter downtime than deeper peels. Depending on what your dermatologist recommends for your skin condition and skin care goals, you may be done with your light chemical peel in as little as half an hour.
HydraFacial is a medical-grade resurfacing treatment that clears out your pores while hydrating your skin. It's done by licensed medical professionals and specially certified HydraFacial estheticians.
The four-step treatment includes thorough cleansing, exfoliating, extracting dirt and contaminants, and nourishing the skin with serums that are infused into pores using the HydraPeel Tip, a pen-like device.
Serum blends are customized according to what your skin needs most. Most people report feeling rejuvenated and confident after their treatment. And the best part is that it takes only about a half an hour, without downtime. You can start your regular washing, exfoliation, and makeup routines as soon as the next day, depending on your skin condition and sensitivity.
You can do facials at home in between cosmetic dermatology services like chemical peels or hydrafacials. The steps in a facial treatment include:
Cleansing: Washing your face will make the rest of the facial more effective.
Exfoliating: Use your favorite exfoliant, like a salt scrub, oat scrub, or sugar scrub, to gently remove the dry/rough skin patches
Massage: With clean hands, massage your face to help the muscles relax and to stimulate blood flow and skin growth.
Steam: Steaming after washing and exfoliating helps your pores and skin get ready to receive the nutrient infusion in the next step.
Mask: Apply your favorite sheet mask or cream mask and leave it on for the recommended time. Most masks can be removed after 10-15 minutes.
Tone: Then it’s time to apply toner to prevent skin sagging.
Moisturize: Don’t forget to moisturize as the last step of your facial to give yourself the soft, healthy glow you love.
Along with customizing your skin care plan to include medical and cosmetic dermatology services that make your face and skin look their best, North Pacific Dermatology offers a range of customizable options for chemical peels and hydrafacial treatments. We make every effort to accommodate your schedule and to make sure you know what to expect in terms of procedure time, downtime, and recovery.
Your dermatologist can recommend skin care products like moisturizers, masks, and toners that will be safe and easy to do at home and will help you maximize the results of any cosmetic treatments you get in our office.
Don’t wait to treat yourself to a facial you’ll love. Make an appointment for pampering that will turn your day around, even on a tight schedule.