what is a Facial?
Following a consistent at-home skin care routine with effective products is necessary to maintain a clear and healthy complexion, but every now and then, you may require the deep, transformative effects provided by a medical-grade facial. Personalized for the needs and concerns of your skin, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arun Rao recommends his Tucson, AZ patients to receive regular facials to keep their complexion bright and healthy. After a thorough consultation to determine visible and hidden skin damage, the appropriate medical-grade products and facial techniques will be combined for the rejuvenation of your skin. For the ultimate skin renewing treatment, you can enhance your facial by adding another service, like a chemical peel, microdermabrasion, or a dermal filler for overall improvements. Schedule your professional, individually tailored facial at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery to boost the health and beauty of your largest organ — the skin.
"Dr. Rao expertly repaired a deep facial wound for my teenage daughter. The results from the repair were excellent with a very minimal scar. Very grateful to Dr. Rao for his kindness as well as his outstanding surgical skills and would highly recommend."- J.R. / Facebook / Jul 15, 2017
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR facials?
Facials at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery are great for patients of all ages and skin types because they are personalized to address each person's unique concerns and goals. Typically, facials are performed to improve upon signs of aging (fine lines and dryness) and sun-damaged skin (dark spots, uneven tone and texture), as well as deep clean to unclog pores and brighten dull, sallow skin. Facials can be performed to help adults and teens with chronic conditions, like acne outbreaks, sensitive skin, and rosacea. The effects of a facial can be enhanced with another treatment, like microdermabrasion, chemical peels, or an injectable, for added enhancements.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING facials
After your consultation to determine your customized treatment plan, you will relax in one of our private procedure rooms as your facial begins. Most treatments will start with a deep cleansing to eliminate any dirt, oil, makeup, and lotions. After cleaning the skin, steam is used to open clogged pores so blackheads and whiteheads can be extracted easily. This is often followed by exfoliation, either performed manually or with an added treatment (microdermabrasion or chemical peel). A mask or serum will be massaged in for deep nourishment. To end your session, an SPF moisturizer will be applied to protect from sun damage.
HOW LONG IS RECOVERY AFTER a facial?
Following your facial treatment, you may notice some redness and irritation, but this should subside naturally within 24 hours. Many patients will notice visible improvements in the appearance and feel of their skin immediately after their session. To extend the results of your professional facial, ask one of our experienced team members for help to create a home skin care program. You can also ask how often you should receive a facial treatment at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery, as well as learn more about add-on treatments, including microdermabrasion and chemical peels.
How much does a facial cost?
The cost for your facial will depend on the type of facial, products used, and whether you add on any services. During your initial consultation, your facialist will listen to your needs and examine your skin type before designing your customized facial treatment plan. After this, we can determine your total expenses. Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery often offers specials on facials, as well as discounts when you buy a package of sessions.
What type of facial should I get?
Each facial is selected and customized to suit the issues of your skin. At the start of your appointment, your facialist will listen to your concerns and goals before examining your skin. After this, your aesthetician can give you their recommendations. You can also talk about additional treatments, like microdermabrasion or a chemical peel, which can improve the health and appearance of your complexion.
Can I combine other treatments with a facial?
To further enhance your facial, you can add a complementary treatment, like a chemical peel, microdermabrasion, or microneedling. During your initial consultation, Dr. Rao can make recommendations on other treatments that would enhance your facial and improve the condition of your skin.
How often should I get a facial?
Ideally, we recommend getting a professional facial about once a month to maintain the appearance and health of your skin. Attending regular professional facials help to remove dead skin cells and improve your complexion so it looks amazing and feels soft. During your initial consultation, your facialist will suggest how often you should schedule facial appointments to keep your skin healthy. Over time, you may want to try different facial types and include other add-on treatments to match your skin's current needs.
How can I maintain the results of my facial at home?
Having a good at-home skin care routine can help you maintain the results of your facial. After your treatment, a team member can recommend products that further enhance the appearance and health of your skin. It's also crucial to use protection when you're in the sun (hats and sunscreen) and avoid lengthy exposure to UV rays.
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Put Your Best Face Forward
At Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery in Tucson, AZ, we believe in the power of looking and feeling confident in your appearance at all times. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arun Rao has discovered that his patients who receive ongoing facials tend to have healthier and clearer complexions. Every facial at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery is individualized to suit your skin type and needs so let us help you put your most radiant face forward. Contact our Tucson, AZ office to schedule your appointment for a professional facial or any of our other advanced skin treatments.