High Tech Facials: Simplified
By: Leigh Sell, Lead Esthetician
We live in a world surrounded by technology. Our phones are now computers, we can wear devices that monitor our sleep and heart rate, and devices help us get to where we want to go. High tech facials (or facials that include some type of device for skin benefits) are on the rise. Skin rejuvenating technologies can be a real benefit to clients that want highly effective treatments, quickly, with little downtime. In this blog post, we will attempt to demystify technology used in facials and discuss how they work and how they will help your skin.
Ultrasonic machines (one of my faves) use noninvasive sound waves to create results-oriented treatments. These machines are based on high-frequency mechanical vibrations produced by a metal spatula like tool. The vibrations, created though a water medium, help cleanse and exfoliate skin by removing dead skin cells and congestion at the surface of the skin. There is an additional setting which uses vibration to deep penetrate skin care products for a boosted benefit. This device is a great option for all skin types, including sensitive skin and is available in any Vis-a-Vis facial!
Light therapy is also a popular choice for tech-savy spa goers. LED is likened to photosynthesis because it converts light into cellular energy, helping the skin help itself. LED machines use visible light such as blue, red, amber and green. Blue light is considered effective in treating acne. Red light can stimulate sluggish skin and increase collagen, while yellow can help brighten and reduce pigmentation. LED is offered for a small charge in Vis-a-Vis facials of 60 minutes or longer. You could also book “The Paris” facial, which includes both an ultrasonic and LED treatment. This facial is divine.
High Frequency Machines have been around for decades and Esthetician’s love them. These devices are having a moment in skin care again, because of its antiseptic effect on the skin. This device works its magic by using alternating current. This in turn creates an ozone and has a germicidal action on the skin. High Frequency treatments also stimulate circulation and help oxygenate the skin. This is a great treatment after extractions, and also after waxing- is painless and calming to the skin. High Frequency can be added to any Vis-a-Vis facial or selected as a *free enrichment in a 45 or 60 minute Heart Crafted Facial.
Although the technology we use is painless, noninvasive and is great for most everybody- there are a few medical conditions that may prevent a guest from experiencing these technologies. This is why we do a thorough health questionnaire before your first visit, and reconfirm health changes before each appointment with us.
- Ultrasonic may not be suitable for those with epilepsy or cancerous lesions
- Light Therapy may not be suitable for those with epilepsy or a pacemaker
- High Frequency may not be suitable for those with epilepsy, pacemaker, or high blood pressure
- If you are pregnant, please get your Doctor’s “ok” before any high tech treatment
If you would like to consult with one of our Esthetician’s about our facial services, feel free to contact us!