Facials have become increasingly popular in the last few years, and we can completely understand why at Aesthetic Skin Clinic.

Facials are a fantastic way of rejuvenating skin, and as your face is the part of your body that is on show the most, it’s only natural you want it to look its best.

Woman's lower face with acne

Many people choose facials to help them with the side effects of skin conditions, such as acne and sun-damaged skin. Since facials include exfoliating and cleansing the skin, they are a great idea for keeping skin looking fresh and healthy. But just how much can facials help with skin conditions?

Facials to Help Acne

Acne is typically considered a teenage problem, but it can actually occur at any point in life. As it is often triggered by hormone changes in the body (the reason it’s connected to teenagers so much), people have found themselves experiencing acne during pregnancy, menopause, and other times of their lives.

It is one of the most common skin conditions, with around 95% of people suffering at some point in their life.

While facials won’t completely rid you of acne, they will help stop acne scarring and improve the appearance of the skin, giving you a confidence boost when you need it the most.

Our Obagi Blue Skin Peel in Guernsey is the perfect solution for smooth, brighter-looking skin and is a regularly used facial to help skin conditions like acne. This gentle, non-surgical skin peel contains a unique blend of acids that rejuvenate the skin.

Depending on the level of acne, you will require either one or two layers of this facial treatment; our expert consultants will be able to help determine what is suitable for your case.

Rosacea Facial Treatments

Not a lot is known about rosacea, despite the sheer number of people who suffer from the condition. We know that it manifests through pustules, sores, blotchiness, visible red veins and rough skin. There is a tendency to describe it as a blush or a flush of red skin on the face. However, it can spread to the neck, ears, and back.

While many facials can help reduce the appearance of this blotchiness through hydration and exfoliation, one of the best treatments is intense pulse light (IPL) therapy or IPL photo rejuvenation.

This treatment is a non-invasive procedure that treats skin conditions without disrupting the surface. Instead, the light is converted to heat energy which targets coloured particles in the skin, reducing the redness caused by haemoglobins and melanin. It also triggers an anti-inflammatory response in the skin to reduce puffiness and enlarged veins.

We offer photo rejuvenation in Belfast, Guernsey, and Jersey by a team of specially trained dermatologists and recommend three sessions at two weekly intervals for the best results.

Woman's cheek with enlarged pores

Facials for Enlarged Pores

Facials are perfect for helping reduce enlarged pores, and many believe they have found the ideal solution through at-home treatments. However, we know that the best and most effective treatments for enlarged pores can be found within clinics like ours.

Enlarged pores often cause ageing, though they may also be part of your genetics. They can cause issues for those affected due to their susceptibility to dirt and grime, causing clogged or congested pores which lead to spots, blemishes and, worst case, infection.

Enlarged pores can also cause anxiety, and those who suffer can often be conscious of the needle-like holes in their face.

Thankfully, treatment can be very effective, and our Hydrafacial in Belfast can rejuvenate the skin through deep cleansing. This treatment combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration, antioxidant protection, and red light therapy. Hydrafacials flush the skin and unclog the pores, effectively removing dead skin and dirt.

Hydration is critical in this treatment, as enlarged pores are often made worse when the skin lacks water. By hydrating your pores, they will appear reduced and help stop any build-up of grime.

Woman receiving facial treatment to help with sun damage

Sun Damaged Skin Facial Treatments

The more the skin is exposed to UV rays, the more damage can be caused. Skin damage can form dark spots, crepey skin and deeper pigmentation. Side effects of too much sun exposure can be increased ageing and skin distress.

Thankfully, many sun damaged skin treatments can help with the effects of too much UV exposure. As the face is the most exposed part of the body, it is the area most affected by the sun and should always be protected against it.

If you are seeing the effects of sun damage on your face, facials can be ideal for helping reduce the effects. As many of the issues with sun damage are related to skin dehydration, regularly rehydrating is hugely beneficial. We offer a range of facial treatments, including Fraxel Skin Resurfacing, Ultracel HIFU, Thermage CPT face treatments and Hydrafacials in Guernsey, Belfast and Jersey.

How Often Should You Get A Facial?

The frequency of your facials depends heavily on the skin condition you are trying to help and which option you choose to go for. The Obagi Blue Peel treatment will offer benefits for years and usually requires between one and three procedures with six to eight-week intervals for the full effect to occur.

Our hydrafacials are designed to be carried out regularly to offer a shorter-term but effective treatment for skin conditions. Regular hydrafacials boost the skin through hydration, which can only last a certain amount of time, so you would expect to have a hydrafacial treatment each month to see continuous effects.

Photorejuvenation requires three 40-minute sessions at two weekly intervals, and the effects can last for up to four months after each period.

How Can Aesthetic Skin Clinic Help?

If your skin condition is causing you anxiety and you wish to soften its effects, get in touch with our team of expert dermatologists. We can help you find the proper treatment to match your condition.

While we have mentioned one primary treatment for each of these skin conditions, it may be that your condition could benefit from others. Your consultant will be able to address your situation to ensure that you get the right facial for your skin.

Visit our cosmetic clinics in Jersey, Guernsey or Belfast for more information on our treatments, or enquire online today to learn more about how we can help you.