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Different Types of Facials & How to Choose the Right One
Different Types of Facials and How to Choose the Right One


Dec 15, 2022

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Este Medical Group

With so many facials available on the market, how do you know which is the right one to try, how often should you get a facial, and are facials worth it?

What is the Best Facial Treatment?

This is the million-dollar question in the beauty world. After all, wouldn’t it be great if there was one facial that was categorically amazing and perfect for all skin types and conditions?

Sadly, that’s just not the case. While one facial might work wonders for one person, it could wreak havoc on someone else’s skin. To help you decide, we’ve pulled together our most popular facials so you can see which one might be best for you.

The HydraFacial

Wondering which facial is best for glowing skin? Let us introduce you to the HydraFacial. This must-try facial is taking the beauty world by storm for its ability to give you a serious glow-up. It’s a great all-rounder and can help with multiple skin concerns including -

A HydraFacial uses a combination of patented technology to cleanse and exfoliate your skin, you’ll also enjoy a lymphatic drainage procedure, and your skin will be brightened with a gentle solution of glycolic and salicylic acid. Antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid are used to brighten and plump your skin, and then finally LED light is used to reduce redness and boost collagen production.

If you’re wondering, how long does a facial take? You can expect to be done in about an hour. There’s zero downtime, and what’s great about the Hydrafacial is that you can enjoy it as often as you like – we recommend once every two weeks or once a month.

Mesotherapy Facial

Are facials good for your skin? Try our PRP Mesotherapy facial and we think you’ll agree that yes, they are! This awesome facial uses microinjections packed with vitamins, enzymes, plant extracts, and antioxidants to give your skin a serious boost.

These injections trigger your skin into producing more collagen and elastin so that your skin is rejuvenated from within. This is another facial that can really help with multiple skin problems such as:

  1. Dark circles and under-eye bags
  2. Ageing skin
  3. Oily, problematic skin with mild acne scarring
  4. Uneven skin tone


If you suffer with acne, this is the facial for you. ClearSkin is actually a laser treatment that uses vacuum technology to cleanse the pores and boost collagen production.

The laser itself targets sebaceous glands to cut sebum production, while the vacuum extracts debris from the pores. Collagen is boosted which then helps to heal acne scarring and improve kin cell turnover.

What is a High Frequency Facial?

If you want a facial that works wonders on the way you look, take a look at our non-surgical facelift. This revolutionary treatment uses a combination of short pulse radio frequency and microneedling to improve skin health by boosting collagen and elastin.

If you’d rather, you could have this treatment using HiFU – high intensity focused ultrasound – which stimulates the deeper layers of your skin to up its collagen production.

Can you have a Facial when Pregnant?

Got a baby on the way? Indulge in some ‘me time’ before the going gets tough – because yes, most facials are totally safe for you to enjoy whilst pregnant. You can enjoy a tailored Hydrafacial, a collagen facial, steam, and LED facials.

Steer clear of chemical peels and microdermabrasion though as they’re too harsh to have during pregnancy.

Can you have a Facial after Botox?

If you’ve just had Botox you need to avoid having a facial for at least 24 hours post-treatment. That’s because the facial could actually make the Botox migrate from the site of injection to other areas of your face and the result could be less than great.

If you do want a facial after having Botox, it’s best to wait for a week or so until you pay a trip to your salon.

What is a Microneedling Facial?

Microneedling has really hit the beauty headlines in the past few years and that’s because it’s just so good! Even though it’s minimally invasive, it still yields great results.

Your therapist will use a microneedling tool to puncture tiny holes in the top layers of your skin. This in turn tricks your skin into thinking it needs to repair itself – so then produces more collagen and elastin. The results can last for around 3-5 months.

At Home Facials

If you’re a little strapped for cash, it’s still totally possible to enjoy a decent facial at home. If you’re short on time and have sensitive skin, this quick and easy Dr Jart+ Cryo Rubber with Soothing Allantoin is a cinch to do. If acne is your main problem, the Spa Sciences CLARO Acne Treatment Light Therapy System aims to tackle those zits.

For an anti-ageing facial at home, check out Ole Henriksen Transform Plus PHAT Glow Facial. It’s packed with powerful PHAs and Nordic birch sap to help give your skin a gorgeous youthful glow. Just dim the lights, light a candle, and relax.

The Last Word

If you’re still unsure as to which facial is right for you, please give us a call and we’ll be happy to advise. Also, when you book in for an initial consultation with us we’ll be able to take a more in-depth look at your skin and see which facials would suit you best. Book now!

Last Updated:

December 15, 2022

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