Acne is a common condition that most people will experience at some stage in their life. Although common, it’s not exactly pleasant. There are a variety of different options when it comes to acne treatment, but one of the most popular is through the use of facials.
Be wary though – some facials are great for your skin, and some should be avoided like the plague. Thankfully, we’ve put together a guide explaining what’s bad and good.
Acne tends to occur when one or more of your skin pores become clogged. Therefore, for an acne treatment to be successful, the bacteria must be removed and killed. Oxygen facials and treatments can do this and more. They have the ability to both treat acne, and also increase the healing process.
This is because, when acne is presented to oxygen it destroys Propionibacterium (a bacteria that causes facial acne) and helps to improve the appearance of your skin. Oxygen facials are one of the most popular acne treatments.
Another great acne treatment comes in the form of hydrafacials. A hydrafacial can help improve the appearance of acne scarring and acne itself by regulating oil levels caused by excess sebum.
The great thing about a hydrafacial is that the strength of the treatment can be tailored to your needs depending on the severity and condition of your acne.
Plus, this power-facial boasts a host of other amazing benefits too.
Facials to avoid
There are a few facial related acne treatments that you should avoid. This includes both microneedling and microdermabrasion.
These treatments need to be avoided on active acne as it can do more damage than good. They can further irritate the skin causing your acne to become worse.
If you do want to use these treatments, you can use them to help fade scarring as a result of acne. However, this is only when active acne has been resolved.
If you’re interested in facial treatments for acne, consult with our reknowned skin specialist Shohreh Bagherian. Her customized facial treatments have been featured in publications like Cosmopolitan ME, Harpers Bazaar Arabia, Good Housekeeping and more!
Our facial spa and aesthetic center is conveniently located in Business Bay. To get in touch over the phone, call us on 04 451 5554