A great facial goes beyond simple relaxation to deliver lasting skin benefits. The team at Freya’s Lair Medical Spa in Albuquerque, New Mexico, offers a wide range of medical-grade facials to help your skin look and feel its very best. If you’re overdue for a facial, call the office today to book a visit, or try the easy online scheduling tool.
If you’re like many, you probably are most familiar with a basic facial you might receive at a spa or salon. These treatments focus on the relaxation aspects of a facial and include basic cleansing, toning, exfoliation, and moisturizing.
While a facial is always a great opportunity to relax, medical-grade facials also offer a chance to address specific skin concerns. The first step in a facial at Freya’s Lair Medical Spa is a professional skin consultation and a discussion of your skin type and needs. From there, your provider suggests the perfect facial for you.
Freya’s Lair Medical Spa offers many different facial options to address a wide range of skin care needs. Your practitioner guides you toward the options that are right for your skin.
This treatment incorporates alpha and beta hydroxy acids from IMAGE Skincare to reduce inflammation and help control redness and promote healing. You leave with skin that feels clean, refreshed, and hydrated.
This service addresses areas of discoloration using advanced exfoliation techniques and skin-lightening products. Botanical formulations from IMAGE Skincare use stem cells harvested from echinacea plants to give your skin a healthy and youthful glow.
This facial harnesses the power of oxygen to refresh and renew your skin. The products used contain peptides, plant-derived stem cells, and botanically-sourced enzymes, and the facial also includes a peel, mask, moisturizer, and sun protection.
Each facial at Freya’s Lair Medical Spa offers an excellent way to take great care of your skin and to spend some time relaxing and allowing yourself to be pampered.
There are several facial therapies that incorporate advanced technology to deliver impressive results. During your initial consultation, your practitioner can advise you which options best meet your needs.
This treatment begins with a microneedling session, where a device covered in sterile needles creates hundreds of tiny channels into the deep layers of your skin. This prompts your body to create new collagen and elastin, firming and smoothing your skin from within. AnteAge stem cell growth factor serum is added and sinks into the microneedling channels where it goes to work to speed cellular regeneration. Microneedling can also be a stand-alone treatment.
Chemical peels can treat skin discoloration, scars, and wrinkles and are most common for use on the face, but use on the chest, hands, or neck is possible, too.
There are three depths of chemical peels, light, medium, or deep. The deeper the chemical peel, the longer the recovery time required.
This facial treatment uses powered jets of water to gently yet effectively exfoliate your skin. It helps improve the signs of aging and address blemishes and discoloration while also boosting circulation and lymph flow.
A botox facial utilizes the micro-channels created during a microneedling treatment to deliver serums deep into skin without affecting muscle movement. Other microneedling procedures incorporate PRP or stem cell growth factor serums to enhance the wound healing cascade that naturally stimulates collagen and elastin production which creates younger, more rejuvenated looking skin. Botox, however, has the added affect of a slight tightening of the skin. A botox facial is a great option for individuals who seek a non-invasive option to smooth fine lines but are concerned about looking frozen. After cleansing the skin and applying numbing anesthetic, the microneedle stamping device is then gently pressed into the treatment area, creating many, tiny, micro-injuries. The size of the needle in the microneedle stamp is typically 0.1-0.25mm in diameter and the stamp itself has an internal system that simultaneously delivers the botox into the skin during the collagen-induction therapy.
The goal of a botox facial is to give patients tighter, younger looking skin and a more rejuvenated appearance while delivering nutrients to the skin.
Some other common ingredients used for the cocktails include hyaluronic acid and vitamin C to boost glow and radiance. "As you do the treatment with the cannulated needles, you make the holes in the skin—the medications go through the holes and in where they are needed.”
The Botox in the formula is not to freeze your wrinkles, which requires the medication to reach into the facial muscles. So what is the Botox for if not for stopping lines from forming? For pore size and even oil production. After doing the treatment, patients mention that their skin has become less oily, and some have even claimed their acne has cleared up. One of the reasons we believe this happens is, in our skin, our oil glands that are like little urns have an opening in them—there’s a muscle around that urn and when you need to sweat, that muscle contracts and squeezes the urn, as an analogy, out comes the oil as sweat. So if we diminish that squeezing, it will diminish the amount of oil secretion.
At Freya’s Lair we offer different formulas for different conditions. Schedule your complimentary consultation today to see what formula is best for your skin.
If you’d like to explore facials and chemical peels in greater detail, call Freya’s Lair Medical Spa or schedule an appointment online today.