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Discovering the Facial

Discovering the Facial

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Dr. Gary Motykie is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He completed his residency in plastic surgery from the University of Texas, followed by a fellowship in Advanced Cosmetic Surgery in 2004.
Apart from providing cosmetic surgery treatments, Dr. Motykie also provides non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments at his Medical Spa for people in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and nearby communities. Patients have an opportunity to receive treatments from a recognized medspa run under the supervision of a board certified plastic surgeon.

What is a Facial?

A facial is a non-invasive, cosmetic treatment designed to rejuvenate the face and make a person appear vibrant and brighter. The treatment should be performed by qualified and experienced estheticians. A facial’s goal is to nourish, exfoliate and cleanse the skin deeply, and promote clearer, well-hydrated skin. Facials achieve best results over a period of time when they are a part of an integrated skin care program.

Procedure

The facial procedure should ideally be performed at a medical spa under professional medical supervision. The procedure begins with a consultation during which the esthetician will understand the needs and goals of the person, and seek information about current skin issues, diet, water intake, current medications and herbal supplements, if any. All this information will help the esthetician provide appropriate advice regarding the choice of a particular facial procedure.
Cleansing: The hair is wrapped in a towel or headband, and a detailed cleansing process is performed using cotton pads or facial wipes or sponges.
Skin Analysis: The skin is observed under a brightly lit magnifying lamp to determine the correct skin type and skin conditions such as sun damage, aging, dehydration, acne, blackheads, and whiteheads.
Steam: A thin vapor of warm steam is aimed at each area of the face to relax the muscles and soften any blackheads or whiteheads to be extracted. For sensitive skin types, steam may be avoided.
Exfoliation: A professional medspa, such as Dr. Motykie’s in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, will usually perform the exfoliation process with a chemical or mechanical exfoliant. Mechanical exfoliants create friction to remove dead cells from the skin surface, Chemical exfoliation makes use of mild acids and enzymes to relax the bond between skin cells. Mild chemical peels can be performed along with facial during steaming. However, for stronger chemical peels, a procedure separate from a facial may be performed.
Extractions: This involves removal of whiteheads or blackheads, if necessary. This part of the facial process can be uncomfortable, depending on the pain tolerance of an individual. People with thin or ruddy skin may find it more painful. The procedure must be performed by a skilled esthetician to avoid broken capillaries and discoloration.

Types of Facials

Hydrafacial™
This unique and highly effective facial combines key processes such as exfoliation, cleansing, hydration, extraction and antioxidant preservation at the same time. It is a serum infused microdermabrasion procedure that results in vibrant, glowing skin. The procedure involves no pain or discomfort, and the person can resume normal activity immediately after the treatment. The Hydrafacial™ employs vitamin fortified serums to soften and hydrate the skin.
Custom Facial
This facial is designed in accordance with the specific needs and goals of the person. It prevents, improves, and maintains skin texture and complexion with a customized treatment created to suit a specific skin type. It enhances the skin tone and hydrates thirsty skin.
Gentleman’s Facial
This facial is designed to give special care to extracting beard and in-grown hair. It also calms inflammation when required.
Acne Facial
Facial treatment for acne should be received from a recognized medspa, considering the sensitivity of the skin. It involves deep pore cleansing, along with a focus on extraction. It also includes application of an antiseptic skin clarifying mask to help counter blemishes, acne-inducing bacteria, and inflammation.
Express Facial
People who have little time available for cosmetic facial treatments, may choose this express solution. This is a 30-minute facial treatment that covers cleansing, skin toning, extractions, and a customized mask application. Skin revitalization is achieved in very little time with an express facial.
Dermaplane™ Facial
This is an advanced skin resurfacing technique that involves the use of special surgical blade to delicately scrape off the topmost layer of dead epidermal cells and fine hair. Dermaplaning enables the underlying layer of smooth, clear and undamaged skin to emerge and rejuvenate the facial appearance. This facial is more suited for people who need to improve acne scars or reduce minor wrinkles. It is also helpful in the prevention of dead skin buildup that can magnify the common skin imperfections.
Stem Cell Facial™
A state of the art medical spa, such as Dr. Motykie’s in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, can provide advanced treatments such as stem cell facial, which employs stem cell technology to regenerate and revitalize skin cells. It provides cellular renewal, reduces inflammation, hydrates skin, and restores vibrancy.

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The Basics of Great Skin Care



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A basic skin care regime is essential if you want your skin to appear clear, hydrated, refreshed and attractive. First, remember the skin is the largest organ in your body. Therefore, the healthier you are on the inside, the healthier your skin will appear on the outside. So when you maintain proper nutrition and hydration, your skin’s appearance will follow! In addition, most women will spend hours tending to their hair, nails and make-up, but only a few minutes washing and hydrating their skin (most men don’t even bother with the hydration part!).

There are a few simple things your skin needs in order to stay healthy and attractive. Providing your skin with these three components will help it remain clear and blemish-free. However, adding a few extra components to your skincare routine can help you to fight off wrinkles, sunspots, and other skincare problems associated with aging and sun damage.

First of all, your skin needs cleansing. Some women, and most men, believe it adequate to cleanse the skin of the face with only soap and water. However, soap is much too harsh for facial skin. If you simply use regular bar soap and hot water to wash your face, chances are you’re promoting dryness, which won’t do anything for your complexion. Instead of using soap and water, choose a mild cleanser that will remove dirt and impurities without removing essential moisture from your skin.

The next thing that your skin needs to stay healthy is hydration or moisture. Unfortunately, most regular skin lotions are too greasy and can clog pores and cause blemishes. For this reason, it’s always better to choose a moisturizer that is specifically designed for facial skin.

The final component for skin care success is protection. You will be ensuring long-term skincare health if you can protect your skin from harmful free radicals, sun, wind, and other elemental damage. For this reason, it’s important to choose skin care products that are specifically designed to provide multifunction protection from the sun and other destructive environmental toxins.

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