Bid adieu to your usual facial and get glowing with the expert picks of technologically advanced skin treatments.
Therapeutic, relaxing and the perfect pick-me-up for your skin, facials are a must-have in your skincare regime, especially before a special celebration.
Now, your usual relaxing facial massage had a technological facelift itself. Meet the new entrant in the beauty market, the Super Facial.
"Super facials are innovative new facial treatments which mimic the effects of surgery without the invasive procedure. While the standard cleansing, buffing and moisturising may give you a short-lived glow, these technologically advanced facials promise immediate and lasting anti-ageing benefits with no downtime," says Dr Simal Soin, cosmetic dermatologist and founder, AAYNA clinic.
These new-age facials can help counter pigmentation, acne scars, pollution and can also be your fix for that dewy skin.
So, we spoke to a few skin experts to find out all about the latest facials that are ruling the beauty roost. Here are their picks:
Defined as ‘Skin Health For Life’, this treatment promises clearer, more hydrated, younger-looking skin immediately by incorporating cleansing at both superficial and deep levels, wet microdermabrasion, exfoliation, extraction and hydration. Hydrafacial can be had every 15 days to ensure healthy and hydrated skin.
Extremely popular with celebrities such as Madonna, Victoria Beckham and Justin Timberlake, this facial is powered with the goodness of pure oxygen and customised-serum infusion to deliver instant results. It gives your skin a firmer and more luminous appearance. Oxygen Facial is recommended once in 15 days.
A variant of the oxygen facial, this treatment takes facials to a truly futuristic level. "I introduced Oxygen dome therapy wherein a dome-shaped mask is placed on the client’s face, providing complete coverage to the face. It is voted as one of the best facial treatments in K-beauty, this is an innovative treatment uses a hyperbaric chamber provides pure and ionized oxygen! This dome is connected to a machine that takes in outside air and through its process creates pure oxygen (90% high concentration) as well as an anion. It is this refined oxygen and anion that is infused in your skin to stimulate skin cell regeneration and impart a refreshed look," says Dr Geetika Mittal Gupta, dermatologist and founder, ISAAC Luxe.
Advanced Photo Facial
Laser skin resurfacing has come a long way – although you still would need the slightly more aggressive Fraxel for stubborn acne scars, if you are looking for skin rejuvenation, then Laser Genesis is the one for you. Dr Soin says, "It gives you all the advantages of a laser without having to deal with the downtime that comes along with one. One of the finest treatments for open pores, Laser Genesis gives a radiant and even skin tone. At AAYNA Clinic we have seen excellent results when using this in cases of Rosacea."
It is usually recommended that people should get a professional facial after 3-4 weeks as it takes time for your skin to move through a full cycle of cell growth and removal of the dead skin.
K-Beauty Gold Facial
With 24K carat gold foil, Korean Gold Therapy focuses on anti-ageing as well as the elimination of excess oil secretion, melanin production and lymphatic drainage. According to many studies, using gold on your face also gives your face a natural lift as well. After thorough cleansing and exfoliation, we put gold leaves and gently massage your skin. The treatment ends with a gold mask. Immediate Effects include even skin tone, firmer skin, and cheek lift as well as eliminates toxins.
GG Glow/BB Glow Facial
If scars or blemishes are your biggest concern, you may benefit from BB Glow Treatments that are done only by certified practitioners. "It is a combination of skincare and functional makeup. By infusing ingredients such as arbutin and hyaluronic acid, the treatment safely brightens skin and improves pores and acne scars. It is suitable for all types of skin, including pigmented skin or skin damaged by acne, scars or sun ageing," says Dr Mittal-Gupta.
The Nefertiti Facial is a comprehensive therapy that all the celebs prefer taking before their red carpet events. Inspired by the neck and jawline of the glamorous Egyptian princess Nefertiti, this ultra-effective treatment works on all four dimensions of skin addressing every concern ranging from fine lines, blemishes and uneven skin tone, open pores, troublesome zits to sagging skin
The Miami Facial is the latest combination of therapy from the United States that combines various advanced technologies into a 45-minute painless and soothing treatment. Perfect to get you ready for a party or event, the very same day, and you walk out looking like you have been photoshopped! "This is apt for brides, party-goers and celebrities who’ll love this facial for the immediately tightened skin, smaller pores, smoothened lines, brighter skin and long-lasting luminescent glow it imparts. With zero downtime, pain or redness, you can walk out ready for the red carpet in minutes," says Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi, managing director and dermatologist, Medlinks Aesthetics.
Carbon Q Facial
The carbon q-facial, also known as carbon laser facial. "It is performed with the instrument known as a q-switch laser, people often name it the carbon q-facial. This process largely focuses on enhancing the skin radiance and making the skin lighter, glowing and free of impurities," says Dr Chaturvedi. As the treatment is non-invasive and gentle, there is no downtime to bar your daily activities post-facial.
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