Different Types of Facials and How To Choose The Right One

Different Types of Facials and How To Choose The Right One

Facials can be intimidating. You want to get the most out of your treatment but need to know how to choose one type over another. Don’t worry: there are plenty of options and someone whose job it is to help you figure out which is right for you. 

Whether you have dry skin or acne-prone skin, there’s a facial that will suit your needs. Below I’ve listed four main types of facials and what they’re good for. 

Take some time to look through them with your esthetician so that s/he can help guide you toward treatments that will give results without leaving your face feeling like it got run over by a truck.

Types of Facial Treatments

Facial treatments are a great way to take care of your skin. Facial treatments can help keep your skin healthy, young-looking, and radiant. There are many different kinds of facial treatments that you can choose from.


Microdermabrasion is a procedure that uses crystals to scrub away old skin cells gently. It’s used to treat wrinkles, acne scars and sun damage. The procedure can be done in a doctor’s office or at home.

In microdermabrasion, the practitioner will apply a chemical peel solution to your face before using an instrument with tiny holes (like sandpaper) over your skin surface for about 10 minutes per session. Afterward, you may experience some redness, but this will go away within 24 hours. This procedure involves no stitches; it only takes about 15-20 minutes in total.

Chemical Peel

A chemical peel is a procedure that uses a chemical solution to remove the outer layers of skin. It can treat wrinkles, acne, and other skin conditions and improve skin tone and texture.

A chemical peel is usually done by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. The doctor will apply an alcohol-based solution to your face which causes mild discomfort while removing dead cells from your face. 

The process lasts between 15 minutes to two hours depending on how deep you want it done–the deeper you go with the peel, the greater chance there is for scarring or discoloration after healing.

Acne Treatment with Light Therapy

Light therapy is a treatment that uses yellow light to kill bacteria and reduce the redness and inflammation of acne. It’s not a cure for acne, but it can be used with other treatments to help keep your skin clear and glowing.

Light therapy is safe for all skin types, even sensitive ones.

Radio Frequency Treatment

Radiofrequency treatment is a non-surgical procedure that uses radio waves to heat the skin and tighten collagen. This can treat fine lines, acne scars, and enlarged pores.

Radiofrequency treatments are painless and take about 30 minutes to complete.

Laser Resurfacing

Laser resurfacing is a procedure that uses a laser to remove damaged skin and promote new collagen growth. It can treat fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars and enlarged pores.

It’s usually done in a doctor’s office or clinic under local anesthesia (numbing medicine), although some offices offer it as an outpatient procedure. 

Your doctor will likely recommend that you avoid tanning beds for at least six months before and after treatment because they may increase your risk of side effects such as burns or scars from the laser.

How to Choose the Right Facial Treatment

Take your skin type into account:

The first step to choosing the right facial is determining your skin type. Dry skin needs a different treatment than oily or combination skin, so it’s essential to know which category you fall into. How can you tell if your complexion is dry? Look for these signs:

  • Your cheeks are flaky and lackluster in appearance
  • Your forehead feels tight after washing your face with soap and water

If these sound like familiar descriptions of what’s going on with your face, congratulations- you’re likely dealing with dryness! If that sounds like something that would be helpful during this time of year (when we all tend to experience drier air), here are some tips on how best to treat it:

Consider what you want for your skin.

The first step in choosing the right facial is figuring out what you want for your skin. Are you looking to improve acne or dryness? Do you have time to commit to weekly facials? Do you want a relaxing spa experience, or are you more interested in getting results quickly?

All these factors will affect which type of facial is right for you, so consider them carefully before making your decision.

Listen to the recommendations of your esthetician

It would be best if you always listened to your esthetician’s recommendations. If you have any questions about the treatment, ask them! 

For example, if they recommend a particular product line or brand of skin care products, ask why they think it would work well for you. This will give you an idea of what kind of experience they’ve had with these products and how much overall experience they have with facials.

Why Getting a Facial Treatment is Important?

There are a lot of reasons why facials are so popular. They’ve been around for thousands of years and are still as popular today as they were in ancient Egypt. 

Facials have also become increasingly important in our society as we try to find ways to keep our skin looking young and healthy. Facials can provide many benefits that make them worth considering for anyone who wants their skin to look its best.

They help remove excess oil.

The main reason why facial treatments are so important is that they help remove excess oil. Your skin produces oil, or sebum, as a natural moisturizer that keeps your skin soft and hydrated. However, having too much of it on your face (especially around the nose) can lead to acne.

Facial treatments are designed to remove excess oil from the pores of your face so that you don’t have any breakouts or pimples on your face anymore.

They help prevent breakouts.

Getting a facial treatment is a great way to ensure that your skin looks and feels its best. Facial treatments help remove oil, dirt and dead skin cells from clogging your pores. This can prevent breakouts by keeping the pores clear of build-up.

Also, facials can help with anti-aging by increasing skin elasticity and circulation and reducing fine lines or wrinkles over time. Some people also find that their acne clears up after getting regular facials because they remove dirt and oil from their face before it causes blemishes.


Facial treatments are a lot of fun but can also be dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. If you’re interested in getting one, you must research which facial treatment is right for your skin type.

Aesthetic House is a beauty spa that offers various treatments to help you feel and look your best. We provide everything from facials to waxing to laser treatments, so you can get the care you need in one place. Our experienced staff will work with you to create the perfect treatment plan that fits your needs and budget.

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