First-time facial: I've never been before and don't know what to expect.
What Should I Expect for my First Time Facial?
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First time facial
First time Facial
It is understandable that a patient can be nervous during their first facial, aren't most people nervous the first time they do anything. Here is a list of things to expect:
1) Possible Visia Analysis - this will be able to determine your degree of sun damage, skin texture pore size and clogged pores.
2) Discussion of what your current skincare regimen is - it may be helpful to bring your skincare products in with you so the provider can incorporate them into you new protocol.
3) Actual Facial - you may want to take a Tylenol about 30 min before your facial. Depending on the provider they will: cleans your skin, perform extractions (can be a little uncomfortable, hence the Tylenol), apply a light peel.
Your face will Be slightly inflames and pink, but that should go down in a couple of hours. you are able to apply make-up after wards or resume your everyday activities.
First time facial
As important as the question of what to expect from a facial is the question of what you are trying to achieve. There are different kinds of facials. Some hydrating. Some exfoliating. Some for acne, etc. Discuss you goals with you aesthetician or dermatologist before your treatment. If you have a skin problem it would be advised to see a dermatologist before your facial.
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Your 'Facial' experience will vary significantly from one practitioner to another. It typically involves steaming with warm towels or steamer followed by meticulous extraction of blackheads and whiteheads by a certified aesthetician or medical assistant. You are better off having your 'Facial' performed by aesthetic staff, supervised by board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
Experience with a facial will depend on the type of facial, and who is doing it
Your first facial should include a consultation to discuss your concerns regarding your skin and also to analyze your skin to determine what type of facial and products will be appropriate for you.
Facials are very pampering and relaxing and will leave your skin balanced, refreshed and deeply cleansed.
Typically a facial includes cleansing, exfoliation, steam, extractions, mask, hand massage and a facial massage to complete your treatment. If you can, plan your facial at a time when you will not need to apply make-up immediately after.
First time Facial
Sometimes people are a little nervous going into their first facial. Nothing to be nervous about, your first facial should not be too bad. You should recieve a skin analysis to determine what skin type you have. You'll be asked questions like what type of products do you use on your face, how aften do you wash your face, do you experience break outs, etc. As soon as the esthetician learns your skin, then he/she will be able to proceed with a possible treatment for your skin type. Usually you need to keep up with the treatments every 2-4 weeks.
Expectations depend on the strength of the facial
Most non-medical facials are pretty mild. As the doctor or esthetician uses stronger agents you can get a peel though. The strength and the type of skin you have both have a lot to do with how you do with it and whether or not you will actually "peel." The best thing to do is ask the individual applying this for you.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.