Facials can be a wonderful indulgence for relaxing and rejuvenating your skin, or can be used for correcting a specific condition like acne. At our New York practice, we offer a variety of treatment options to address your individual complexion needs.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us online today or call 212-535-3088 if you’re ready to learn more about improving the health and appearance of your skin with facials. Dr. Michele S. Green, a board certified NYC dermatologist, practices the latest techniques at the forefront of skin care to give you the look that you deserve.
Facials use a combination of cleansing, steam, and purification to bring out the best in your complexion. Each facial may incorporate different treatments and approaches to address your specific needs and skin type.
For troubled complexions, Dr. Green performs acne facials with great success on patients – and then recommends an at-home regimen from MGSkinLab. The facial begins with a surface cleansing of the skin and a light glycolic acid treatment. This is followed by treatment with steam and extraction of any pimples. Then, a soothing and purifying mask is applied to the face. The final step in the facial is the application of oxygen. The Acne Facial improves acne, lightens any dark blemishes, and leaves the skin glowing. The facial should be repeated at monthly intervals until the skin is clear, and should be thought of as an integral component of the acne care program.
Dr. Green also offers Oxygen Facials. The ECHO2Plus™ Oxygen Treatment System is uniquely designed to cleanse, nourish and revitalize every skin cell through its revolutionary use of the pure oxygen molecule. This patented system is among the first to offer both corrective and preventative skin care, especially when it comes to reducing the effects of aging caused by the sun, free radical damage, and exposure to pollutants.
The ECHO2Plus™ Skin Care Treatment System uses 87 different combinations of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, and, most importantly, pure oxygen gas. ECHO is an acronym for the four steps of the oxygen facial: exfoliation, cleansing, hydration and oxygenation.
Exfoliation removes dead skin flakes that form daily on the skin surface. It is an essential part of cleansing the facial skin. Plus, this step temporarily reduces the tri-level barrier function of the skin so it can receive the active nutrients. Next, the ECHO2Plus™ Skin Cleanser is applied using sterile techniques so as not to irritate the newly exposed surface skin cells nor to kill the resident and helpful bacteria already present on the skin.
Hydration functions to supply moisture and nourishment to the skin surface. The ECHO2Plus™ process of “Osmotic Hydration” is the only one of its kind to use specially formulated enzymes and mineral solutions to help draw moisture to the skin surface, thus providing skin cells with more nourishment than ever before possible.
Finally, the oxygenation portion of the treatment is uniquely and exclusively part of the ECHO2Plus™ Skin Care Treatment System. Oxygen, in conjunction with vitamins and minerals, is propelled onto the skin to nourish and revitalize the skin cells. Oxygen is an excellent nutrient for collagen and elastin. The body uses its own oxygen supply and other nutrients to increase the strength of the collagen and elastin fibers. The result is an increase in the suppleness and elasticity of the skin.
If you want to renew and refresh appearance of your skin, there’s an effective, convenient and low-cost solution that can help. Contact us online today or call 212-535-3088 to learn more about whether medical-grade facials may be right for you.