In recent years, there has been a surge of cosmetic treatments that rely on cooling effects and freezing temperatures.

Cryofacial is among these procedures and utilizes subzero air to remove damaged skin, promote cellular renewal, and produce a more refreshed and radiant appearance.

If you are ready to embrace icy blasts of air in the name of clearer skin, continue reading to learn all about cryofacial.

What Is Cryofacial?

Cryofacial is a noninvasive treatment that uses deep-freezing temperatures and subzero air to exfoliate the outer layer of skin and stimulate the production of new collagen.

In doing so, it replaces damaged tissue with fresh, healthy skin cells and makes skin look bright, smooth, and glowing.

How Does Cryofacial Work?

Cryofacial is an in-office procedure that should be conducted by a certified and experienced aesthetician.

During the treatment, patients comfortably recline as the provider applies icy blasts of air with a circular motion. This technique effectively targets damaged skin and avoids harming tissue.

The entire treatment takes just eight minutes, and most women and men find it to be a quick and revitalizing experience.

Who Is a Good Candidate for This Treatment?

A wide-range of patients can benefit from a cryofacial session. It is especially well-suited to individuals who want to enhance skin tone and texture, while also targeting certain skin concerns.

Although delivering sub-zero air in circles limits the chance of frostbite, individuals with darker skin tones are more susceptible to discoloration and hyperpigmentation.

Accordingly, it is essential to seek cryofacial from a qualified provider who can properly analyze your skin and determine if treatment is right for you.

What Concerns Can Cryofacial Address?

A series of cryofacial treatments is able to improve skin quality, diminish fine lines and wrinkles, and decrease inflammation and associated skin conditions like acne and eczema.

Additionally, it produces a glowing and rested-appearance and helps patients look more youthful and vibrant.

Want to Get Started with Cryofacial?

If you are considering cryofacial, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented providers.

Acne Facial

If you struggle with acne-prone skin and bothersome breakouts, that haven’t responded to cleansers and creams, you may be looking for a more effective and reliable solution.

Fortunately, an acne facial can eliminate excess oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria to unclog pores and reduce blemishes.

Continue reading to learn all about acne facial and how it can help you achieve a clear complexion and healthy-looking skin.

What Is an Acne Facial?

An acne facial is a noninvasive cosmetic treatment designed to treat and prevent acne breakouts. It also seeks to target the root causes of acne and remove pore-clogging debris.

How Is an Acne Facial Performed?

Prior to an acne facial, skin is thoroughly cleansed. Then, the aesthetician will exfoliate the outermost layer of skin to remove dead skin cells and debris.

Next, comes the extraction process, which is designed to loosen and remove excess oil, dirt, and bacteria. It may be performed by applying pressure to the pore with a finger and cotton ball or with extraction tools.

Patients may feel some pressure as this occurs, but should advise the provider if they experience intense squeezing or pain.

Extractions are usually followed by a soothing masque or facial massage. Salicylic acid may also be applied to eliminate remaining dead skin cells, destroy bacteria, and reduce inflammation.

What Are the Benefits of an Acne Facial?

One of the key benefits of an acne facial is that it targets and removes acne-causing build-up within pores. In doing so, the treatment decreases redness, calms inflammation, refines pores, reduces breakouts, and helps prevent acne.

When Can You Expect to See Results?

Patients will be pleased to note visible improvement in their skin after their first acne facial. Skin will appear more even with a decrease in the number and severity of blemishes.

With that being said, most individuals will need a series of treatments in order to achieve desired acne reduction and a clearer complexion.

Learn More

If you are suffering from breakouts and interested in an acne facial, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented providers.

Fire and Ice Facial

As its name suggests, a Fire & Ice Facial combines the benefits of an exfoliating masque and a soothing masque to dramatically improve skin tone and texture.

The medical-grade formulations are carefully applied to skin one after the other and produce instant results.

To learn more about this revolutionary skincare solution, including how it works and what to expect from treatment, read on.

What Is Fire & Ice Facial?

Fire & Ice Facial is an innovative resurfacing and rejuvenating treatment that uses clinically-formulated masques, containing potent pharmaceutical ingredients.

The procedure is performed in an office setting and takes just 50 minutes. Best of all, you can see visible brightening and smoothing right away, without any side effects or recovery.

How Does a Fire & Ice Facial Work?

Fire & Ice Facial is a two-part process that begins with iS Clinical’s Intensive Resurfacing Masque composed of antioxidants, botanical acids, retinol, and niacin. It is applied to skin with the goal of exfoliating dead skin cells.

This is considered to be the fire part of the procedure, so it’s not unusual for patients to experience some heat and tingling as the masque is applied. You may also feel a burning sensation once it is removed.

The ice component of a Fire & Ice Facial involves a Rejuvenating Masque, made of aloe vera, rosemary extract, green tea extract, and hyaluronic acid.

This formulation instantly soothes and hydrates skin as well as counteracts inflammation and irritation.

What Are the Benefits of this Treatment?

There are a number of benefits of a Fire & Ice Facial. To start, the noninvasive treatment exfoliates, hydrates, and stimulates skin cell turnover. It also increases collagen production to resurface and rejuvenate skin tone and texture.

Additionally, Fire & Ice Facial is able to reduce hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and fine lines and achieve a more radiant and glowing complexion.

Is There Any Downtime After a Fire & Ice Facial?

One of the key advantages to a Fire & Ice Facial is that is doesn’t require any downtime. This means patients avoid shedding, peeling, redness, inflammation, and irritation and are able to resume normal activities immediately after treatment.

Interested in Fire & Ice Facial?

If you are considering a Fire & Ice Facial, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented providers.

Paraffin Therapy

While warm wax is commonly used to remove unwanted hair from the face and body, you may be surprised to learn that it can also revitalize skin and relax you.

In fact, a paraffin facial is a calming in-office treatment that moisturizes skin, refines pores, eliminates blackheads, brightens complexion, and diminishes wrinkles. And unlike some other cosmetic procedures, it is extremely soothing and tranquil.

To learn all about paraffin facial and if it’s right for you, read on.

What Is a Paraffin Facial?

A paraffin facial is a rejuvenating, hydrating, and calming treatment that relies on the high-heat capacity of paraffin wax. The procedure is performed by a certified aesthetician and favored for its cosmetic and well as therapeutic effects.

How Is a Paraffin Facial Performed?

Prior to a paraffin facial procedure, skin is cleansed and covered with gauze. The aesthetician may then apply a moisturizing collagen elastin serum or cream oil to the gauze. Finally, warmed paraffin wax is brushed onto the gauze.

Once the wax dries, the gauze is removed, and any remaining paraffin is washed away.

What Is the Purpose of the Gauze?

Patients often wonder why gauze is placed on the skin ahead of moisturizer and the paraffin wax.

The gauze serves two purposes during a paraffin facial. To start, it prevents the heated wax from burning or harming tissue. At the same time, it allows paraffin heat and healing properties to rejuvenate skin.

What Are the Advantages of a Paraffin Facial?

Many women and men seek paraffin facial because of its impressive results and relaxing nature.

In fact, this aesthetic treatment is able to unclog pores, hydrate skin, improve circulation, decrease wrinkles, calm inflammation, and produce a more glowing and brilliant complexion.

These benefits are largely due in part to paraffin wax’s high heat capacity, which:

  • Opens pores and loosens dirt and debris
  • Expands blood vessels to brighten skin
  • Soothes facial muscles to relax wrinkles
  • Allows deep penetration of moisturizing serums and products

Schedule a Paraffin Facial

If you are considering a paraffin facial, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented providers.

About Us

Marjan Yousefi, M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist and Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Her practice focuses on adult and pediatric dermatology, dermatologic surgery, and cosmetic procedures to enhance the skin.

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