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Collagen is a protein with myriad benefits in skincare. You’ve probably heard about it, and maybe someone’s told you that it’s good for your skin. It is the superstar ingredient in many skincare products. 

Many facial products and treatments out there tell you that collagen is good for you, but what exactly does it do for your skin?

Most people also need a facial routine that addresses their specific skin concerns. And that’s where the collagen facial comes in.

Excited to know what a collagen facial does for your skin? Stick with Introlift – we’re about to explain!

What is a Collagen Facial?

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You might’ve had different facials before. For some, the super-effective Vitamin C Signature Facial from Introlift is no stranger. Facial therapy sometimes gets high-tech too – some treatments may also use LED technology, such as the Therapeutic Heat Facial.

But our Collagen Regeneration Facial outdoes them both by featuring a skincare staple — collagen. Our Collagen Regeneration Facial combines a light chemical peel with radiofrequency treatment and advanced LED therapy.

But what is collagen, and why do you need it if the facial already maximizes other technologies?

Here’s the deal:

Collagen is a naturally-occurring protein that gives structure to your connective tissues and your skin. The protein influences your skin’s elasticity, firmness, and hydration. Unfortunately, your body produces less of it as you age. Without proper care, your skin will begin to droop, sag, and lose its vibrance.

We have good news for you! The collagen facial is the solution to this. Trust us that your fear of aging will instantly vanish once you observe the results of this procedure. 

How Does a Collagen Facial Work?

Our Collagen Facial combines three procedures to address your skin concerns. Each of the three treatments provides unique benefits to your skin. Used together, they make the Collagen Facial a one-stop-shop for your skin concerns.

Here are the three aspects of a collagen facial and how they work:

Light Chemical Peel

Chemical peel

A light chemical peel is an exfoliating skin-resurfacing treatment. It involves the removal of the epidermis or the outer layer of the skin. It’s superficial and doesn’t go deeper like the medium or deep chemical peels. Your esthetician will:

  1. Cleanse your face and neck to remove dirt, oil, makeup, and other skin products
  2. Apply a chemical solution evenly over your skin and leave it on for a few minutes
  3. Wash the peel off

Introlift uses a chemical solution enriched with seaweed and other collagen boosters. Peeling the top layer of your skin removes dead skin cells and reveals a healthier-looking layer. But using our solution further helps boost your collagen production too. It will:

The procedure is virtually painless. You might feel a slight stinging during the light chemical peel —  that’s normal. At worst, you may have side effects such as swelling, redness, and flaking for a short time after the treatment. 

Also, inform your esthetician about any allergies you may have before the procedure. That way, you can avoid having an allergic reaction to the chemical solution.

Radiofrequency Treatment

Woman having RF treatment as part of brightening facial

Radiofrequency (RF) treatment is another non-invasive procedure included in the Collagen Regeneration Facial. The non-surgical treatment emits low energy waves to tighten your skin. Again, we’d like to reassure you that the radiofrequency waves are safe.  

Your esthetician will use a device to apply heat to your skin’s dermis — known as the middle layer. In return, the heat will stimulate your body’s wound-healing process and speed up the production of collagen. The treatment can tighten the skin and improve its elasticity, but it also:

  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles
  • Smoothens the surface of your skin
  • Contours and slims the face and neck
  • Fights against sun damage

You can expect redness after a session, but aside from that, you won’t experience any adverse side effects at all. This part of the treatment doesn’t increase downtime either.

It gets even better:

Introlift also offers radio frequency body treatments to go along with your RF facial treatment!

Advanced LED Therapy

Woman having LED treatment

Advanced LED therapy is the last treatment in the Collagen Regeneration Facial. Like the other two, it’s also non-invasive. It uses light frequencies to trigger collagen production. Also, it speeds up your body’s wound-healing process and tissue growth — all without heat.

The treatment is particularly beneficial for people looking to rejuvenate their skin due to its anti-aging benefits. However, skin rejuvenation and enhancing skin elasticity aren’t all it does. The other perks include:

  • Eliminates active acne and acne-causing bacteria
  • Evens skin tone
  • Eases redness and inflammation
  • Rejuvenates the skin and give a radiant glow
  • Repairs sun damage
  • Reduces pore size
  • Hydrates skin, and
  • Boosts your skin’s wound-healing process

Here’s is the kicker:

“Painless” is the key word in advanced LED therapy. Discomfort, or even a tingling sensation, is nonexistent in the procedure. You can brush off more of your worries as it leaves no scarring, thermal damage, or discoloration on your skin.

Using the treatment in conjunction with other procedures is safe and may boost the results of other skincare treatments. Furthermore, we know you have a busy schedule, which is why we recommend this treatment! It has no downtime, so you don’t need to rearrange your week to accommodate post-treatment rest time.

What are the Benefits of a Collagen Facial?

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It’s impossible to stop your skin from aging, but a collagen facial can slow the passage of time for your skin and lessen some of those visible signs. While it gives you a younger-looking appearance, the treatment can also:

  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hydrate your skin and make it look plump
  • Lift and tighten your skin
  • Lessen hyperpigmentation
  • Rejuvenate your skin
  • Give you a younger and more radiant glow

You can enjoy all this from just one facial. Note that the treatment won’t grant you these benefits after a single session. The results will depend on various factors: skin type, specific concerns, and goals. However, you can expect visible results.

What Can You Expect From a Collagen Facial?

So now you know about the instant effects of your collagen facial session. But there’s more! The benefits of a collagen facial extend beyond what you’ll see immediately after treatment; it has long-term benefits as well.

The facial is not only about applying a layer of protein over your skin; it combines different technologies and targets the decrease of collagen production. 

Here’s the thing:

Having a collagen facial isn’t like using a collagen moisturizer. A cream sits on top of your skin, but a facial goes a bit deeper and prompts your body to produce more collagen. A collagen facial taps into your natural body processes to help improve your skin.

Is it Safe?

The treatment is safe if you go to a reputable medical spa, such as the Introlift Medical Spa. On top of that, the facial is entirely non-invasive. You won’t have to worry about any needles, blades, or injections. All the topical products involved are also guaranteed safe for application if you go to the right clinic.

Each treatment in the collagen facial has its risks and possible side effects. But aside from what we’ve mentioned before, they’re safe for healthy people in general. You have to consult with your provider first to ensure the treatment is safe for you. 

We also can’t stress how important it is to get a collagen facial only from reputable clinics. After all, your face only deserves the touch of trained and knowledgeable estheticians. So don’t settle for less! 

Woman looking at skin in mirror

Does it Hurt?

You don’t have to prepare for any severe pain when undergoing a collagen facial. As a non-invasive procedure, a collagen facial doesn’t involve any incisions whatsoever. At most, you’ll feel some slight stinging when you get the chemical peel, especially if you have sensitive skin. Aside from that, the procedure shouldn’t be painful at all.

Does the Collagen Facial Have a Down Time?

The downtime depends on how long it will take your skin to peel. In general, people experience a recovery period of four to seven days. However, the downtime is painless — there likely won’t be any pain even if you experience peeling. If you so choose, you can go right back to work. tHere’s the deal:

You can resume your normal activities even right after the treatment. But you may need to wait for a couple of days before you do something that may cause heavy sweating. That includes avoiding high-intensity exercises. If you need to work out, stick to activities that won’t make you sweat a lot.

What’s the Collagen Facial Timeline?

Before you get a collagen facial, talk to your doctor first to determine if the treatment is safe for you. Most people can have the treatment done just fine. But you should always have a consultation beforehand to determine if you have any skin conditions or underlying health problems that might prevent you from getting collagen facial.

A collagen facial typically takes anywhere from one to two hours. However, it could take longer depending on the state of your skin and your goals. The size of your target areas also matters. During your consultation with Introlift, we will advise you on the duration of your treatment session. 

There’s more: after the treatment, you can jump right back to your normal activities. But your skin may take up to a week to recover from the light chemical peeling. You should also wait for two to three days before you resume doing heavy workouts or going under direct sunlight. After that, your Introlift esthetician will inform you how often you should return for another session. It’s typically safe to get another collagen facial after six to eight weeks.

What to Do Before and After the Treatment?

Woman applying face cream

Your Introlift esthetician will create a customized and personalized list of things to do before and after the treatment. Some general directions pre and post-procedure may include:

  • Avoiding skincare products with harsh ingredients
  • Staying away from direct sun exposure, and
  • Wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least 30 SPF

Follow your doctor’s orders when it comes to medications. Also, don’t pull any peeling skin you see — let it fall off on its own.

Last but not least, you should follow whatever instructions you get from your esthetician. That way, you’ll be ready for the procedure and be sure of a healthy recovery afterward.

Who Can Get a Collagen Facial?

A collagen facial is safe for people without any underlying health conditions and nothing significantly affects their health. But it may not be safe for you if you:

  • Are pregnant
  • Take oral acne medication
  • Have frequent outbreaks of cold sores
  • Have ongoing skin conditions
  • Suffer from underlying health problems

To be sure, you should ask your healthcare provider for clearance. When in doubt, ask a professional. It’s best to be completely forthright when talking to your doctor and esthetician. Withholding medical information makes it difficult for them to help you!

To Wrap Up

A collagen facial combines multiple treatments: a light chemical peel, radiofrequency treatment, and advanced LED therapy. Those three together can:

  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hydrate your skin and make it look plump
  • Lift and tighten your skin
  • Lessen hyperpigmentation
  • Rejuvenate your skin
  • Give you a younger and more radiant glow

You should end your session in only one to two hours, after which you can carry on with your routine. The treatment is almost painless, except for a minor stinging because of the peel. But apart from that, you can expect a comfortable session.

It gets better:

The procedure is generally safe for healthy people. Again, consult your provider first if you have any underlying health conditions. Follow your esthetician’s care instructions so you can enjoy the benefits of the facial.

You can get the Collagen Regeneration Facial at the Introlift Medical Spa. We believe everyone deserves youthful, beautiful skin; we do our best to ensure that healthy skin is accessible to everyone. Schedule a treatment with us now!

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