How long do the benefits of a facial last?

Many people don’t understand how our skin regenerates and why our skin sometimes has a dull and flaky look to it. Our skin should shed and re-grow every 27 days. In fact, we shed approximately a million skin cells in a 24-hour period. That’s a lot of skin cells, and a pretty fascinating process if you think about it. However, if our skin doesn’t shed as it should, then it’s left looking dull and flaky. Enter the facial, which helps to support your skin’s natural exfoliation process, so it appears more luminous and supple.

Facials support the skin by gently peeling the top layer to allow more light to pass through.

By gently peeling the top layer of skin, more light can pass through, which helps smooth the skin’s appearance. A more translucent, luminous complexion is the result. A series of gentle facials will also help reduce mild acne scars, congested pores, and fine lines. Typically, a series of six facials will provide optimal results, though each person is different. The type of facial and peels used will also determine the number of treatments. For more advanced treatments, a chemical peel might be suggested to further improve your skin’s tone and texture.

The benefits of a facial last for several weeks.

With each facial, the results can be seen immediately after, with the effects on the skin continuing for the next several weeks. The life cycle of a facial is broken down as follows:

  • Immediately After – Your skin will radiate a healthy glow for everyone to see.
  • 48 – 72 Hours After – Circulation has now been boosted, and your skin is noticeably hydrated.
  • 28 – 48 Days After – The long-term benefits of the facial kick in as your skin cells regenerate.
  • 4 – 6 Weeks After – It’s time to schedule your next appointment to rid the skin of impurities and dead skin cells once again. This will allow your skin to maximize the benefits of the initial facial as well as each proceeding facial.

At Dr. Gerrish & Associates, we offer a variety of facials to hydrate and plump the skin, minimize hyper pigmentation, tone and firm the skin, smooth the complexion, reduce and control acne, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.  We also use top-of-the-line brands, such as SkinMedica, Obagi, Image and GRX a medical skincare line developed by Dr. Gerrish himself. For optimal results, a combination of facials can be used over a period of time as needed.

On a final note, when you’re researching MedSpas for a facial treatment, you want to look at reviews and avoid locations that conduct facials that over-peel and over-stimulate the skin, as this can leave the skin raw with major flaking or peeling. At Dr. Gerrish & Associates, we take care to respect the integrity of the skin to keep it as healthy as possible.

Contact Gerrish & Associates today, so we can work with you to determine the best facial combination and series to meet your skin care needs and goals. We’re here to help!