Women having facialWhen you think of a facial, you probably think about a relaxing (but maybe superficial) day at the spa – a fun treat you enjoy, but not something that can actually benefit your health. The truth? You may want to think again. When you receive regular facials from a certified medical esthetician at a medical spa near you, you’re doing more for your skin health and overall wellness than you may realize.

At The Colorado Center for Health and Longevity, Dr. Ian Levenson and his team are passionate about the beneficial effects of adding a professional-grade facial to your regular skincare routine. Here are four ways a facial can help create a healthier you:

Facials Can Help Remove Toxins From Your Skin

Your skin is your body’s largest organ and its first line of defense against bacteria, viruses, foreign bodies, and other toxins that appear as a result of our environment and the things we come in contact with throughout our daily lives. These elements can cause both sickness and inflammation, and washing your face each day is an important part of keeping them out of your system – but a medical spa facial is actually designed to penetrate deeply into your skin, removing bacteria, toxins, excess oils, and dead skin cells for a truly extensive clean. This deep cleaning process is usually the first step of a professional facial, and it lays the groundwork for even further results.

Anti-Aging Facials Can Boost Your Skin’s Nutrition

When your skin begins to show its age, you may begin to feel self-conscious, or less confident in your appearance than you used to be. Medical spa facials can help reverse those telltale signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and dry patches – but it’s not just about looking your best. The medical-grade serums and masks a professional esthetician will help you select are designed to provide your skin with the nourishment it needs to be rejuvenated and heal areas that have been affected by age and sun damage. A team like the one at the Colorado Center for Health and Longevity will work closely with you to determine which of these products is best for your skin type, as well as your aesthetic goals and medical needs.

Facials for Acne Treatment Can Help Restore Your Skin

Contrary to popular belief, acne isn’t just a problem for teenagers. Many people struggle with acne throughout their lives, even as they age – aging can even exacerbate acne, especially for women going through hormonal changes as a result of perimenopause or menopause. While regular morning skincare with appropriate products can help, many people become frustrated with surface-level results that fail to offer a true deep-clean of their pores. When you receive a professional-grade facial, the products and techniques utilized by your medical spa facialist have been specially chosen to target the type of acne you struggle with. After a safe, closely-monitored steam session to open up your pores, your facialist will safely extract whiteheads and blackheads, then use one of these customized products to cleanse your pores of excess dirt and oil to prevent new acne from appearing.

Facials for Stress Relief Can Help You Relax

While it’s important to realize that a professional facial is a medical tool to help you achieve healthier skin, the fact remains that facials are, well, fun! However, stress relief is more than just a good time. Stress causes a chemical response in your body, and it can affect your wellbeing in a myriad of ways, from tearing down your immune system and making you more prone to illness to having a negative impact on your mental health. Too much stress is also bad for your skin: the chemicals released during a stress response can increase inflammation, trigger rashes and breakouts, and even make your skin more sensitive. The time you spend during your facial is for relaxing, taking a portion of your day to care for yourself, and enjoying the sensation of a skilled professional massaging your facial muscles, allowing you to let go of some of that daily stress. To achieve the best results for your skin and overall health, professional-grade facials shouldn’t just be a once-a-year treat – you should consider making a facial a part of your regular self-care. At the Colorado Center for Health and Longevity, Dr. Ian Levenson and his team are highly-trained in providing medical spa facials, as well as a wide range of other physician-approved aesthetic services. We’ll work with you to determine the right technique and products for your skin, and we can even help you decide which products to take home.

Ready to feel your best? Don’t wait. Request an appointment at the Colorado Center for Health and Longevity now!