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Investing in facial treatments is one of the best ways to treat your skin with the care it deserves. Professional facial treatments allow your skin to retain its elasticity, tighten facial contours, reduce wrinkles, and achieve a youthful glow.

With age, your skin is likely to lose fat and start thinning, resulting in visible signs of aging. The outer layer (epidermis) thins as you grow older, while pigment-containing cells (melanocytes) decrease. Other factors contributing to skin changes are environmental factors, genetic makeup, nutrition, and sun exposure.

Although it is challenging to stop signs of aging from appearing, you can take a few measures to slow them down and achieve younger-looking skin. Visit one of the  to consult a skin specialist and find a facial treatment that best addresses your skin concerns.

When speaking to a skin specialist, one vital question you should ask is, what are the different types of facial treatments? When you learn about the different procedures and how they target specific skin conditions, you can decide which one to pick for your unique needs.

Anti-Aging Facial Treatments

The initial signs of aging are fine lines, but you may start developing wrinkles and a noticeable volume loss in later stages. Some people notice the first signs of aging from the age of 25. But, the most significant changes occur when a person is in their 40s or 50s.

Aging skin affects everyone around the globe, so there are numerous facial anti-aging treatments that you can try out. One procedure available today is facelift surgery, as it can target sagging skin, wrinkles, and deep creases. You may be an ideal candidate for a facelift if you want to improve mid-facial sagging, reduce deep creases under the eye, or increase jawline definition.

If you want to reduce early signs of aging, it might be better to try Botox or other quick facial anti-aging treatments before opting for a facelift. Consulting an expert will give you a better idea of which treatment can best help you with your anti-aging skin goals.

GraceMed professional examining patient’s skin

Acne Facial Treatments

Acne is a common skin problem that affects 5.6 million Canadians, nearly 20 percent of the population. It occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. Many individuals develop acne around puberty, and it lasts until adulthood. Some acne triggers include hormonal changes, diet, stress, and certain medications.

Since acne is common at many ages, numerous treatments are available to address the condition depending on its severity. A teenager with acne may require less-invasive treatment, such as prescription medication. Adults with recurring acne can opt for facial laser treatments or microneedling.

Microneedling is a procedure that uses tiny needles to prick the skin. The device was created with excellent medical-grade needles that gently pass over the year at various depths based on patient skin needs.

GraceMed clinics offer microneedling in Toronto and other cities around the GTA, where our experts can help you weigh your options and identify the treatment best suited to your needs.

You can learn even more about the benefits of microneedling on our blog.

Facial Redness Facial Treatments

You may experience facial redness due to various reasons, including sun damage, acne, rosacea, and seborrhea. Facial redness treatments are a great way to reduce the appearance of the condition and relieve any discomfort you might be feeling. However, it is important to determine what’s causing the facial redness before opting for treatment.

After you speak to a specialist and determine why you’re experiencing facial redness, you can use lasers and other light-based treatments or get a hydrating facial to target the issue. GraceMed clinics offer hydrafacial in Toronto and other GTA cities that may help you achieve clearer, more beautiful skin with a minimal downtime.

HydraFacial is a medical-grade skin treatment that uses industry-leading technology to clean out your pores and exfoliate and hydrate your skin. It involves multiple steps that allow deep cleaning and exfoliation to hydrate the skin with various serums for a natural, youthful glow.

Woman receiving a facial with a brush

Skin Tightening Facial Treatments

Collagen and elastin are the compounds that give the skin its youthful shape and appearance. Aging can slow down collagen production, resulting in loose and saggy skin. Loose or thinning skin are the most common signs of aging that appear due to collagen loss.

There are a few facial skin tightening treatments you can try to help your skin return to its youthful texture. One helpful skin rejuvenation procedure is laser skin treatment, as it is non-invasive and can be effective for many skin types.

GraceMed offers a variety of facial skin tightening treatments, such as profractional treatment and MicroLaserPeel. When the treatments tackle the upper layer of the skin to remove damaged layers, it stimulates collagen growth to help tighten and firm the underlying dermis.

Age Spot Facial Treatments

Age spots, also known as liver or sun spots, are flat brown, gray, or black spots that usually occur on sun-exposed areas of your skin. Although they are harmless, they can hinder one’s confidence. So, facial treatments are available to target those spots and reduce their appearance.

Many facial laser treatments and other procedures can diminish age spots. One popular procedure is microdermabrasion, offered by specialists at a few GraceMed clinics. Microdermabrasion uses advanced tools to target age spots, also known as superficial hyper-pigmentation.

A key benefit of microdermabrasion is that it makes it easier for high-tech skincare products to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin and help build collagen. You can also combine other skin procedures with microdermabrasion for maximum benefits. If you choose to combine treatments, consult a specialist to determine how long between facial treatments you need to wait to proceed for your safety and results.

Woman looking at herself in the mirror

Sun-Damaged Skin Facial Treatments

Sun damage can be inevitable, especially if you spend a lot of time outdoors. In Canada, sunlight is strong enough to cause premature skin aging, harm the eyes, and skincare. According to Canadian Health Reports, skin cancers have the highest incidence of all cancers in Canada.

You can protect yourself from exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) under the sun by wearing strong sunscreen and protective hats and limiting your tanning sessions. These measures can help reduce the risk of significant issues from sun exposure. However, you may still experience sun damage. A few treatments may be able to address sun damage to help you achieve healthier skin.

Among the many different types of facial treatments, IPL photofacial is one of the most effective. IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light, and it is a laser light treatment that targets pigment issues, such as brown spots, sun damage and red spots, and rosacea. The procedure works with a light that passes through the epidermis, drawing out the pigment-producing cells and dispersing the uneven pigment.

Spider Veins Facial Treatments

Spider veins are small, damaged veins that appear as lines or weblike networks of blood vessels on the skin’s surface. They are a mild form of varicose veins and can appear on the face or legs. They are usually not harmful, but many people with spider veins seek treatment for cosmetic purposes.

You can reduce the appearance of spider veins with multiple treatments, and one of them is the Halo procedure, which can be used on the face and various other body parts. Halo is a hybrid fractional laser that delivers ablative and non-ablative wavelengths and can be custom controlled, depending on your desired aesthetic results.

The Halo procedure allows patients to reduce signs of spider veins due to its effective technology. The experts at GraceMed can control depth, your skin’s temperature, the density of energy and pulse width and measure and adjust the scanning speed to customize the treatment for optimal results.

GraceMed professional performing Halo procedure on patient

Scar Facial Treatments

You may experience scarring for various reasons, such as acne, injury, burns, or surgery. It may take longer to heal when you have scars on the face because your face is constantly exposed to the environment.

Although most healed scars are unlikely to cause discomfort or pain, they might look unappealing or lead to insecurities for those who live with them. According to studies, individuals with scars undergo remodeling of their emotional state, potentially leading to depression and anxiety.

Thanks to advancements in technology, many facial treatments can reduce a scar’s appearance. One of the most popular treatments is a chemical peel, a form of skin resurfacing treatment often used to improve skin conditions. You can customize the treatment based on your unique needs after consulting a medical professional for the best results.

Read More: What to Expect Before, During & After Your Chemical Peel

Melasma Facial Treatments

Melasma is a common pigmentation disorder that primarily causes brown or gray patches on the face and is often referred to as a “pregnancy mask.” It occurs due to the overproduction of cells that make your skin color, and they typically appear during pregnancy. Although it is harmless and fades after a while, a few facial treatments remove it sooner.

You can get prescription medication from a doctor to reduce signs of melasma. But, if you’re looking for a quicker way to hide the pigmentation, many of GraceMed’s facial treatments, such as a chemical peel and laser skin treatment, might be helpful.

A chemical peel can remove the outer layer of the skin with melasma and allow room for healthier skin growth. On the other hand, laser skin treatments can target specific areas with pigmentation to reduce their appearance. Consult a skin specialist to determine which procedure best suits your unique needs.

Woman consulting a medical professional for skin treatment

FAQ Questions About Facial Treatments

Many facial treatments are available to help you reach your aesthetic and medical skin goals. Due to the popularity of the treatments, people often have many questions about the procedures.

How Many Facial Treatments Can I Try?

The number of facial treatments suitable for your skin depends on various factors, such as the issue you want to address, your aesthetic goals, and your overall health. Some treatments work well on their own, while others perform better when combined with another procedure.

The trick to trying multiple procedures is knowing how long between facial treatments you should wait for maximum results and reduce the risk of complications. Speak to a skin specialist at GraceMed to determine how many facial treatments are safe to try on your skin.

What Are the Best Facial Treatments?

There is no one-size-fits-all facial treatment because the treatment you need depends on your individual needs. Many facial treatment options are available at GraceMed, allowing you to make an educated decision before picking a procedure.

Are Facial Treatments Harmful?

The facial treatments offered by GraceMed are not harmful as we use advanced technology, medical-grade skincare, and work with licensed professionals. However, some facial treatments can be harmful if you don’t visit a professional or seek the correct procedure.

Skin is an important and sensitive organ, so paying attention to the type of treatment you choose is essential. Do your research before trusting any clinic with your face for the best results. A licensed clinic will only use cosmetics deemed safe by Health Canada during your treatment.

Which Facial Treatments Are Worth It?

The facial treatments worth investing in can be determined based on your aesthetic goals. If you want to remove acne or other scars, chemical peels or microneedling might be helpful. But, if your focus is skin tightening, you may need to opt for laser skin treatments.

If you want to tackle a few issues with a single treatment, a few options are available. Some facial treatments, such as Halo, might be effective for numerous skin conditions. You can determine which facial treatments are worth it when you speak to a specialist about the issues you want to address.

Choosing a Facial Treatment

Finding out what your skin needs is the first step to ensuring it receives the utmost attention. It is essential to pick a suitable facial treatment to obtain the best results. If you’re unsure about which treatment might work best for you, book a consultation with a skin specialist at any of our GraceMed locations.