Facial in Raleigh
A facial can provide a pampering way to exfoliate dead skin cells and sustain a fresh supply of newer, younger looking cells. Skin & Cosmetic Services in Raleigh, NC offers a full range of facials that promote a beautiful complexion and healthy glow.
What are the benefits of facials?
Beyond the feelings of relaxation and calm, our facials at Skin & Cosmetic Solutions provide various benefits for your skin. Here are some of the benefits to be gained:
- Slow the Aging
Facials help slow your skin’s aging process and lessen the appearance of wrinkles. Massaging your skin and applying our various anti-aging creams and serums immediately increases blood circulation under the skin, and improves oxygen flow. This enhances your skin’s elasticity and triggers an increase in collagen production. Because collagen provides the skin’s structural framework, more collagen is a good thing.
- Actual Deep Cleansing
You may believe you clean your skin at home, but it’s nothing compared to the cleaning the team at Skin & Cosmetic Solutions does. A cleansing facial removes oil buildup, toxins and dirt, dead skin cells, along with much of the bacteria that is trying to create breakouts. Extraction removes blackheads and whiteheads, and prevents future breakouts by unclogging pores. Once dead skin cells, oils, and the like are gone, and your pores are open, this makes your skin better able to fully reap the benefits of the serums and lotions we apply.
- Skin Rejuvenation
Repeated facials rejuvenate the skin. Exfoliation, extraction, massage, steam, and mask applications make the skin glow. As we age, helping our skin to shed dead cells and buildup helps it remain younger looking, healthy, and more vibrant. Plus, facilitating circulation is beneficial for skin health.
- Targeted treatment
Prior to your first facial with the team at Skin & Cosmetic Solutions, our skin care specialists analyze your skin. Then they can recommend the one that will best address your needs. If you’re prone to breakouts, have sun damage, acne scars, rosacea, overly dry skin, or whatever problems are unique to you, we will target that in your treatment. Over time, you’ll be amazed at the difference.
- Address the Stress
Facials will allow you to relax and release the pressures of the day. Beneath your skin are muscles that tend to get tight, just as muscles in your back or other areas respond to stress. Our facials massage your muscles, boosting circulation, stimulates your lymphatic vessels, and detoxifies your skin.
How often should I get a facial?
At Skin & Cosmetic Solutions, we think everyone deserves the awesome relaxation, stress reduction, and general calming feeling that having a facial gives you. But you don’t go out and have one every week. Generally, we recommend that our patients opt for one every 4-6 weeks. This maintains the improvements in your skin and keeps it looking its best.
Will my skin be red or irritated after a facial?
Extractions involve squeezing the skin. Of course, these are usually performed after your skin has received steam treatment to open up your pores. Still, depending on the degree of extractions involved, your skin will have some redness usually for a day or so after some of our facials. Plus, it will facilitate blood flow, giving your skin a rosy glow afterwards.
Can I wear makeup after my facial?
Technically, you can put on makeup immediately after your facial, but it’s not a bad idea to give your skin a brief break. It’s good to schedule your appointment later in the day or early evening. That way you won’t feel the need to put on any makeup and your skin can continue to rest and refresh overnight.
I’m getting married or have a big event, how long before the date should I have my facial?
Because facial treatments can leave your skin a little red, you want to give your face time to calm down and show vitality. We generally tell our patients to allow one week before your wedding or big gala for your facial. Of course, this also depends on the type you choose, as some result in more redness than others.
What Our Patients Say
Thanks to Courtney who does a beautiful job keeping my skin smooth and glowing. Everyone there is polite, genuine, and friendly. I would highly recommend this team to anyone who wants healthier skin.
How do I maintain professional results at home on a daily basis?
At Skin & Cosmetic Solutions, taking care of your skin is our mission. Once you have a facial, peel, or other procedure with us, it’s important to follow a good skin care regimen at home to extend your results. Everyone’s skin is different and so are the products that will best suit that skin. We offer a wide variety of options to help with your home skin care — SkinMedica, Clinicians Complex, Revision, Aquanil HC CeraVe, Heliocare, OC Eight, and many others. Ask your skin care specialist what products will work best for your unique skin type.
That said, there are three important steps that need to be a part of your daily skin-care routine:
- Cleansing — Washing your face.
- Toning — Balancing the skin.
- Moisturizing — Hydrating and softening the skin.
Types of Facials
To learn more about the different types of facials available at Skin and Cosmetic Solutions, click the informational tabs below!
Deep Pore Cleansing
Deep Pore Cleansing facial, suitable for all skin types, nourishes the skin by stimulating blood circulation, removing impurities and promoting cell growth. This includes deep pore cleansing; steam; exfoliation; massage of the face, neck and shoulders; a customized treatment masque; and protective, nourishing moisturizer.
Deep Pore Cleansing with Glycolic Acid
This facial includes all the elements of the Deep Pore Cleansing treatment as well as a glycolic acid exfoliating treatment. The glycolic acid helps remove the thick outer layer of excessive dead skin cells and promotes collagen production, improved texture, smoothness and hydration.
Green Tea & Honey
This calming facial is great for rosacea and sensitive skin. Green Tea is naturally rich in antioxidant which helps reduce redness and irritation. The honey mask is a delightful calming and soothing ending treatment. It also includes a hand and arm massage with warm hand mitts and cool green tea towels. This is also a great facial to have before a wedding or special occasion.
Perfect for each season, this facial is designed to revive your skin as the weather changes and the seasons take their toll. This also includes a hand and arm massage with warm hand mitts and hot towels. Our seasonal facial will enhance your skin’s natural beauty while leaving you feeling relaxed and refreshed.
This ultimate facial experience is all about skin rejuvenation and relaxation. It is designed for your skin type with a focus on improving the overall health of your skin. After your first treatment you will notice a dramatic difference in the quality of your skin.
After a thorough skin analysis, we begin with a deep pore cleansing, exfoliating enzyme and steam, light pore extractions, a customized serum and mask with a facial massage, and finishes with a protective moisturizer.
This 30-minute facial contains all the elements of the Deep Pore Cleansing Facial without the massage. The Mini Facial removes impurities and nourishes the skin for a fresh complexion and healthy glow.
Microdermabrasion with Facial
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Facial with Glycolic Exfoliating Peel
This includes all the elements of the Deep Pore Cleansing Facial as well as a glycolic acid exfoliating treatment. The glycolic acid helps remove the thick outer layer of excessive dead skin cells and promotes collagen production, improved texture, smoothness and hydration.
Acne facial will help with skin problems, cleansing, exfoliating treatment with steam, pore extractions, a customized serum and mask with a facial massage, finishes with a protective moisturizer, and encourage a foundation of good skin care.
A great introduction to skin care! This treatment addresses concerns specific to teenage skin…breakouts, oiliness and sensitivity. The Teen Acne facial will help with skin problems and encourage a foundation of good skin care.
Just the thing for that “hard to reach” area! From minor to major breakouts, this relaxing treatment consists of a deep pore cleansing, exfoliation, removal of blemishes, massage and a therapeutic mask.
Customized for a gentlemen’s specific skin needs which includes a deep cleanse, thorough exfoliation with steam, facial massage, hydrating mask and hot towels. This is a great treatment to help soothe shaving rash, combat rough skin and removes congested pores. This facial will freshen and revive your skin.
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