As the largest and most visible organ of the body, your skin has a tremendous impact on your overall health and well-being. Skin acts as a protective barrier between you and a host of unwanted visitors, such as cold, sun rays, toxins, and germs. By taking care of your skin, you’re not only taking care of your appearance–you’re helping your skin to do its job. A facial treatment can provide a host of physical, mental and social benefits, allowing you to look and feel your best in any situation. Dr. Michele Green’s Upper East Side office provides the best in oxygen facials, chemical peels, hydrafacials, microdermabrasion, acne extractions and dermaplaning, all in the privacy of her NYC boutique office. Facial treatments are a perfect way to rejuvenate your skin, protecting, restoring, and preventing future damage to your skin cells, all while adding a healthy glow.
What is a facial treatment?
Facial treatments use a combination of cleansing, steam, and purification to bring out the best complexion in any skin type. Each facial treatment may incorporate different skin treatments and approaches to address your specific needs and skin type. Dr. Green uses trusted active ingredients such as glycolic acid, retinol, hyaluronic acid, and a host of vitamins and minerals to customize your experience and ensure that your skin care is the best available.
Facial Treatment Options
For troubled complexions, Dr. Green performs acne facials with great success on patients – and then recommends an at-home regimen from MGSkinLabs, ensuring long-term results and healthy, radiant skin. Acne for some is a life
The acne facial is a comprehensive treatment for a myriad of different skin types. It begins with a surface cleansing of the skin and a light glycolic acid treatment, which exfoliates the skin and reduces the appearance of acne scars. 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, which allows for a natural moisturizing process to rejuvenate skin cells. The Acne Facial improves acne, reduces blackheads, 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 to prevent future breakouts.
Microdermabrasion is a simple, effective treatment that that uses fine crystals or a diamond tip to essentially buff and polish the skin, exfoliating and removing dead skin cells. This facial treatment is deep cleansing, and the microdermabrasion wands are carefully sterilized before each treatment, allowing you to maximize the benefit of a regular skin regiment and to keep your skin feeling smooth and fresh. Microdermabrasion is particularly beneficial to those with acne, fine lines, melasma, as well as individuals who have a retinoid-based skin regimen.
A Chemical Peel is a targeted treatment to reduce the appearance of fine lines, skin discoloration, and scars. Dr. Green is able to customize each chemical peel for different depths, and a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the top layers of skin.
Light Chemical Peel
A light chemical peel removes just the outer layer of skin cells, which is a rejuvenating treatment for those with fine lines, acne, uneven skin tone, and dryness.
Medium Chemical Peel
A medium chemical peel removes the outer layer of skin cells, the epidermis, as well as the upper part of the dermis just underneath. This treatment is highly valuable for those with deeper lines, acne scars, and more severely uneven skin tones. Medium strength chemical peels will treat precancerous growth.
Deep Chemical Peel
A deep chemical peel removes skin cells through into the middle layers of the dermis, which can be used to treat deep acne scars, deep lines, wrinkles, and sun damage.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) facial treatments, have become one of the most popular facial treatments, since Kin Kardashian popularized it on the internet. It is an anti-aging procedure which takes your own blood, and incorporate the blood’s naturally rich growth factors into the skin. Through a process of microneedling and injections, PRP is instilled into the skin and increases collagen growth, and the texture and tone of the skin.
Patients always ask us abut PRP facial treatments and ask how many treatments are needed?
We recommend three PRP Facial treatments with microneedling, once a month and then maintenance sessions every 6 months to simulate new collagen and create healthier and younger-looking skin.
Microneedling with the Dermapen creates microscopic channels in the skin, which allows serums and growth factors to penetrate. Through collagen induction therapy, new collagen and elastin are stimulated and new healthier skin cells are regenerated. Dr. Green often uses her Vitamin C serum from her MGSKINLABS, Inc. line of products to help introduce some of the best antioxidants and increase these anti-aging effects. Microneedling treats fine lines, wrinkles, pore size, texture and tone.
Dr. Green is uniquely qualified to provide HydraFacial treatment, which uses a medical-grade hydradermabrasion device to carry out a three-part skin care regiment: cleansing, exfoliating, and infusing. Unlike traditional dermabrasion or microneedling which can sometimes be tough on sensitive skin, this gentle, deep-cleansing method both cleans out and hydrates pores, using essential vitamins and intensive serums. The HydraFacial benefits nearly all age groups, complexions, and skin types, hydrating the skin and improving the evenness of skin tone. While facial massages may be soothing, hydrafacials offer true deep skin cleaning, for all skin types. Furthermore, the results of this high-tech facial are extremely consistent, providing patients with a surefire rejuvenation process without the worry of side effects, every time.
As a part of the HydraFacial, led light therapy, both red light and blue light, are used to rejuvenate your skin. The red light is used to target and repair acne breakouts and the blue light is used to help relive the redness from facial rosacea.
HydraFacials can also compliment other treatments. With no downtime necessary, and an immediate radiant glow, a HydraFacial can be scheduled on the same day as other treatments such as botox or non-ablative Fraxel laser skin resurfacing treatment.
Is a HydraFacial right for me?
The customizable nature of the popular HydraFacial allows for a variety of restorative and nourishing benefits, from vitamin-C caliber skin brightening, to an infusion that reduces the appearance of fine lines. If you are experiencing active rash, sunburn, rosacea, or are currently pregnant, call the office today to find the facial treatment that’s a perfect fit for you.
Dr. Green also offers Oxygen Facials. The ECHO2Plus™ Oxygen Treatment System is uniquely designed for the purification, nourishment and rejuvenation of every skin cell through its revolutionary use of the pure oxygen molecule. This patented facial treatment system is among the first to offer both corrective and preventative skin care. The esthetician and medical assistants at Dr. Green’s office have been specially trained in this facial technique.
Oxygen Facials improve the appearance of:
- Age spots
- Fine lines
- Skin dryness / dullness
as well as altered pigmentation caused by sun damage, free radical damage, and exposure to pollutants.
“I’ve been seeing my dermatologist, Michele Green, for oxygen facials once a week for six weeks, and my skin looks amazing.” – Hannah Bronfman, Entrepreneur, consultant and DJ
How does the Oxygen Facial Work?
The ECHO2Plus™ Skin Care Treatment System combines vitamin C, A & E, with over 80 other 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 cells that form daily on the skin’s surface. It is an essential part of cleansing the facial skin. Plus, exfoliating can temporarily reduce the tri-level barrier function of skin cells to allow for maximum nutrient absorption.
Next, the ECHO2Plus™ Skin Cleanser is applied using sterile techniques so as to neither irritate the newly exposed, sensitive skin cells, nor destroy the helpful bacteria already present on the skin.
Hydration acts as a moisturizer, providing a nourishing skin treatment for new surface skin cells. 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 hydrating skin cells more than ever before.
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 collagen production and elastin fibers. The result is an increase in the suppleness and elasticity of the skin, which prevents sagging and reduces signs of aging.
Facials may also be combined with skin rejuvenating lasers, chemical peels, PRP injections, or microcurrent facials, at our New York practice for more comprehensive results for a variety of skin conditions. Our goal is to keep your skin healthy, allowing you to look and feel your very best. Dr. Green will incorporate the best at home skin care products, many from her MGSKINLABS, Inc. line of products, to help continue this exfoliation and rejuvenation at home.
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.