Do you ever find yourself staring at your reflection and wondering what to do about the marks on your skin? Because, let’s be real, some visible signs — particularly those brought about by age — aren’t so appealing sometimes. Who doesn’t want youthful, smooth, and healthy skin anyway? If that’s what you’re looking for, then an anti-aging heat facial might just be the perfect treatment for you.
Here’s the thing:
Introlift’s anti-aging heat facial isn’t just another fad or trend out there. In fact, it’s quite popular for good reasons. One prominent feature is the way it utilizes a combination of tried and tested skin care procedures. Read on to learn more about what it is and how it can benefit your skin!
What is an Anti-Aging Heat Facial?
An anti-aging heat facial is a triple-action facial that uses non-invasive procedures to restore or improve the state of your skin. The goal of the treatment is to boost your skin’s health and target multiple concerns all at once. In addition, the facial packs benefits by using a safe combination of different skincare procedures.
Here are the three treatments that make up the anti-aging heat facial:
Light Chemical Peel
A chemical peel involves the use of a solution applied onto the face to remove the top layer of your skin. It’s also called a skin-resurfacing procedure – it aims to make way for newer layers that haven’t seen exposure yet.
There are three kinds of chemical peels depending on the depth of the procedure: light, medium, and deep. An anti-aging heat facial only uses a light chemical peel that can be combined with other skincare treatments. This kind of peel only deals with the topmost layer of your skin or the epidermis. Therefore, its benefits remain confined to that area, and its effects are not as deep as the other two types.
Light Chemical Peel Benefits
When a light chemical peel removes the topmost layer of your skin, it rids the surface of damaged cells. So, when new and fresh skin surfaces, it’s significantly healthier looking. A light chemical peel can:
- Remove fine lines, especially around the area of your eyes and mouth
- Get rid of acne marks
- Address uneven skin tone
- Improve skin dryness
A light chemical peel on its own can’t solve issues like wrinkles and acne that affect deeper skin layers. However, an anti-aging heat facial employs two other procedures to remedy that!
The second component of an anti-aging heat facial is radiofrequency or ultrasound treatment. It’s a non-invasive and nonsurgical procedure that uses energy waves to heat targeted areas of your skin. If a light chemical peel deals with your epidermis, radiofrequency delves a bit deeper. It reaches into the middle layer of your skin called the dermis.
But before we proceed, let’s talk about collagen first. It’s a crucial protein in your body that gives your skin structure, elasticity, and firmness. But as you age, your body tends to cut back on collagen production. Damage caused by sun exposure also affects the amount of the protein produced in your body.
Here’s where a radiofrequency treatment comes in:
The heat from the device used in the procedure prompts your body into producing more collagen!
Radiofrequency Treatment Benefits
The treatment is quite beneficial considering that it’s non-invasive, nonsurgical, virtually painless, and requires no downtime at all. It can:
- Tighten sagging skin
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines and deeper wrinkles
- Fight skin damage caused by exposure to harmful UV rays
(Top tip: Try pairing radiofrequency treatments for your face with our Venus Legacy treatment for the body!)
So, by now, most signs of aging have already been mentioned under the benefits of a light chemical peel and a radiofrequency treatment.
But it gets even better:
The anti-aging heat facial doesn’t stop there! It includes one more tried and true procedure that comes in the form of advanced LED therapy.
Advanced LED Light Therapy
Advanced LED light therapy is another popular non-invasive and nonsurgical treatment included in our anti-aging heat facial. The procedure involves using different light wavelengths to achieve varying responses from your skin. Generally, advanced LED light therapy aims to trigger your body’s natural healing process.
Different LED light wavelengths penetrate multiple layers of your skin. By doing so, the therapy is able to prompt your healing response to target many concerns like:
Advanced LED Light Therapy Benefits
LED therapy includes the use of blue and red lights, both of which are known to have skincare benefits. Blue light can reduce oil production and kill a certain type of bacteria that causes acne. On the other hand, red light plays a role in wound healing.
With that said, advanced LED light therapy can:
- Target acne and pimple marks
- Decrease the appearance of scars and wounds
- Relieve inflammation
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Address spots, skin discoloration, and hyperpigmentation
Which Skin Concerns Does the Anti-Aging Heat Facial Target?
The anti-aging heat facial is a superstar detoxification fighter against the signs of aging. You best believe that it can target whatever marks time has left on your skin. Besides, it can address any creases on your face, like wrinkles and shallower fine lines. The anti-aging heat facial can also bring back moisture, firmness, and bounce to your skin. You’ll be surprised at how it can work wonders for your complexion and skin texture.
Since the treatments involved rely on your body’s ability to heal itself, the facial can improve your skin’s overall quality. It addresses acne and skin damage from sun exposure.
The anti-aging heat facial is also a stunning detox treatment. It washes out impurities from your pores and gives your skin a deep cleanse. If that’s not impressive enough, the treatment allows topical ingredients to work more effectively on your face.
What’s Involved in an Anti-Aging Heat Facial Session?
When you go in for an anti-aging heat facial session, your dermatologist or esthetician will assess your skin and discuss your goals with you. For full transparency and confidence, you should be informed about the benefits and risks of the procedures. As for the actual session, we will start by asking you to lie down on a treatment bed. Then, we will thoroughly cleanse your face of products and makeup to prepare you for the three procedures.
For the light chemical peel, expect a solution to be applied to your face with a clean applicator. As for the radiofrequency treatment and advanced LED light therapy, your esthetician will use the appropriate device per procedure.
Is it Safe?
All of the procedures included in the anti-aging heat facial are completely safe. All three components are also non-invasive and nonsurgical. That means you don’t have to worry about cuts, stitches, and bleeding. The three treatments are also safe when combined. So, you don’t have to worry about the facial being too much for your skin to take.
Both radiofrequency treatment and LED light therapy use controlled and targeted heat to do wonders for your skin. Rest assured that they won’t cause burns or unwanted side effects. As for the light chemical peel, you need to tell your provider about your allergies. That will help prevent any unwanted reactions you may have toward the solution used.
For your safety, it’s best to consult with a medical professional if you:
- Are pregnant or nursing a baby
- Are taking medication
- Have an underlying health condition
- Have a skin condition
Take note of this:
If you visit a reputable clinic like Introlift, we will ensure the treatment is safe for you beforehand. We will consult with you about your allergies and health conditions to make sure our procedures won’t harm you. More importantly, we use sterilized and reliable devices for the treatment.
Does it Hurt?
An anti-aging heat facial only comes with minimal pain, at most, depending on your tolerance level. But, for the most part, people feel virtually nothing — except for some numbing. If anything, you may feel a bit uncomfortable at times, but there shouldn’t be any actual pain involved at all.
If you feel any kind of pain during the procedure, don’t hesitate to inform your esthetician.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Individually, you can expect little side effects from each of the three procedures. For the light chemical peel, as the name suggests, there will be some peeling. However, it won’t be severe, especially since this type only targets the topmost layer of your skin. As for the radiofrequency treatment and the LED light therapy, you may feel some sensitivity and tenderness.
Here’s the thing:
None of the treatments involved are known for causing side effects. However, since they’re all done to your skin in one session, you may observe the following symptoms:
- Tenderness, and
But don’t worry because the side effects are temporary and will be gone in hours.
What’s the Treatment Timeline?
An anti-aging heat facial may take about two to three hours, or possibly even more. It depends on the size of the target area and your goals for the treatment.
You may want to reserve a day off for the facial because your skin may be tender and sensitive afterward. The downtime may also range from a day to a week, depending on your skin’s healing progress. For the most part, the radiofrequency treatment and LED therapy require no rest afterward. However, you will need ample recovery time for the light chemical peel because it makes a new skin layer resurface.
Who Can Get the Anti-Aging Heat Facial?
Our anti-aging heat facial is safe for people who are generally healthy. However, you may not be fit for the treatment if you:
- Are pregnant or lactating
- Are taking medication that may react with the treatment
- Have an underlying illness
- Have a delicate skin condition
If you belong to the above categories, seek advice from a professional first to know if you can get the facial. If you’re not any of those, then you may enjoy the procedures without any worries. In fact, they’re safe for people of all skin tones and types.
What to Do Before a Therapeutic Heat Facial
You may want to talk with your dermatologist before you book a facial session. Aside from knowing if you’re fit for the procedure, consulting also briefs you on the preparation for the facial. Pre-facial care may vary from person to person, but in general, you may need to:
- Make time out of your schedule for the two to three-hour session
- Stop taking medications under medical supervision
- Refrain from using products with harsh ingredients, like retinoids
- Avoid sun exposure
You need to follow your provider’s instructions for preparation so your treatment can proceed without a hitch.
What to Do After a Therapeutic Heat Facial
Much like the preparation, post-treatment care may also vary per individual. However, here are some of the general instructions you need to follow to help your skin heal well and properly:
- Don’t use skincare products with harsh ingredients
- Avoid frequent and prolonged sun exposure
- Apply a gentle moisturizer to keep your skin soft and moisturized
- Refrain from pulling on your peeling skin
- Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least 30 SPF.
Your dermatologist or esthetician will give you more detailed instructions to facilitate the healing process of your skin. Post-treatment care is just as vital as the facial itself, so you must carefully follow your provider’s advice.
To Wrap Up
The anti-aging heat facial isn’t just another fad that will cost you money and provide minimal benefits to your skin. It’s a total superstar that includes three tried and tested skin care procedures:
- Light chemical peel
- Radiofrequency treatment
- LED light therapy
On their own, they each do wonders for your skin. But combined, they can tackle even the trickiest skin concerns you have — from skin aging to scars and acne! It only takes a few hours out of your day and you will receive all those benefits with little to no side effects. And it gets even better: the downtime is only a week at maximum!
Click here to book a Therapeutic Heat Facial session at the Introlift Medical Spa.