What Are The Disadvantages Of Facial?

Facial is a popular type of facial skin treatment. It may include a number of methods, such as lotioning, steaming, or exfoliating. Some say that wonders work, but science doesn’t always agree. Is it worth spending money on this kind of treatment? What does your facial actually do for you? Here are some of the negatives of treating yourself.

  • There is very little scientific evidence that facials do much more than just moisturize.

Long story short, there’s no evidence to back up claims that facials do more than just moisturize or help clear your face. Many people get facials because they believe that there are anti-inflammatory and anti-aging benefits, but science has only seen mixed results. One woman even wrote about how she had once been told that the facial would help cleanse her liver. Unfortunately, facials don’t work that way.

  • Some facials may have dangerous consequences.

There are certain hazards that come with them, depending on the type of facial you get. A facial vampire, a form of microneedling, requires blood to be drawn. For a facial like this, it is extremely important that spas follow all the sanitation guidelines so as not to expose anyone to any kind of disease. However, in September 2018, New Mexico Spa was set on fire for failing to perform proper sanitation and may have exposed people to bloodborne illnesses such as HIV and hepatitis.

Patients are urged to pay close attention to the needle-containing facial — make sure the syringes are opened right in front of you, and everything you use is fresh out of your package.

  • Redness and irritation.

The most common side effects of the facial are redness and blotchy skin due to the pressure of exfoliation and extraction. Avoid wearing makeup or using any of the products on your skin during the day or two that follow your face to give your skin time to heal. Avoid scheduling facials within three days of a big event that you want to look at best.

  • Breakouts

Post-facial breakouts are often caused by bacteria that make their way to the skin during the facial. Steam machines and improperly sterilized tools may be breeding grounds for such bacteria. In order to eliminate this risk, ask the technician not to use the tools during your treatment. Or before starting your facial, make sure that all the tools are taken directly from the sanitizing machine.

  • It’s scarring

When aestheticians use their fingers or tools to remove impurities from your pores, there is a risk of damaging the outer layer of your skin. Excessively vigorous extractions can lead to cuts and bleeding. A technician who is unskilled or improperly trained in extraction can damage your skin to the point of making it susceptible to infection or, in extreme cases, even scarring. To protect yourself and reduce your chance of infection, be sure your facialist is wearing gloves.

  • Dryness

Your facialist is likely to exfoliate your skin during the facial process to bring your freshest layer of skin to the surface. But tough exfoliation can make your skin feel dry and itchy. Use a gentle, fragrant moisturizer every day to combat dryness. Avoid exposure to sunlight after your facial, as UV rays may further exacerbate dry skin.

Are You Looking for a Facial Service You Can Trust?

No other facial service is like ours at Simply Skin Esthetics in downtown Walnut Creek, California. Why? We use a combination of techniques, materials and experience – all designed to give even the most sensitive skin types superior, lasting results, in the most professional and hygienic manner. Choosing an esthetician who can serve your facial needs in a compassionate, kind and professional manner can be tough – we know! That’s why our service is far superior to any you will find in the San Francisco East Bay Area.  We care, and it shows in our repeat clientele. We feature HydraFacial, Ultrasound Facial, Signature Facial, Mens Facial, Express Facial, Treatments/Peels, Teen Facial and Back Facials! Interested in learning more or scheduling your first session? Contact us now to make your appointment!