A collagen facial can give you a luminous, ageless glow and roll back years off your face. At MacMed Spa in Milford, MA, we specialize in these transformative facials that take an hour or less and can make you look spectacular. Of all the skin treatments you have at your disposal, these facials are some of the most effective, easiest, and non-invasive methods to help you look and feel your absolute best.
How Long Does a Collagen Facial Take?
These types of facials usually take about an hour or less, making them ideal for folks on the go. Plus, there’s virtually no downtime after the treatment, so you can pop in for a quick, luxurious facial on your lunch break and be right back to work refreshed afterward. Consult with our team to talk about your specific needs before the facial for the best results and a timeline specific to you.
What These Facials Entail
These facials are specifically designed to reduce wrinkles and lines, and most people start seeing real results right away. Collagen facials supplement the body’s existing collagen, which tends to diminish as we get older. Adding more collagen to the mix allows people to get that youthful, dewy, plump glow that usually lessens as we age.
For the best results, you need to have squeaky-clean skin, so we exfoliate and thoroughly cleanse your face so that the pores are unclogged, and you’ll get the maximum benefit from the collagen itself. Then, we apply the facial itself, infusing your skin with beauty-boosting collagen that will smooth out any wrinkles and give you an ethereal, healthy look.
There are plenty of reasons why you should consider one of these incredible facials, but the top one has got to be the dewiness, glow, and plump, wrinkle-free look you’ll get right after the treatment. In addition to their wrinkle and line-erasing tendencies, these facials also leave your skin looking mega-moisturized, making them a fantastic part of your winter care routine.
Another big benefit of collagen facials is that by putting collagen into your system, you’re encouraging your body to create more of it. Over time, your body may begin to increase its collagen supply, leaving your skin looking flawlessly lovely even between treatment sessions.
Why You Need Regular Facials
Facials are an exceptional way to jump-start your beauty routine, and regular facials are an essential aspect of any beauty regimen because they accomplish things that we can’t do on our own. Collagen treatments include extensive cleaning and exfoliating, making the underlying skin a great receptive canvas for collagen. You simply can’t get that at home.
People who live in climates where there’s a lot of weather change also need regular facials to combat annual dryness or increased humidity. If you’re in a city with a lot of smog or air pollution, you’ll want to make sure that you see your facialist on a routine basis too.
How Often Should You Get Them?
Everyone is unique, and your skin needs will not be the same as someone else’s, which is why our team can consult you on your particular needs and craft a schedule that works for you. Generally speaking, you’ll want to get a facial every month to a month and a half.
Keeping up with good habits between facials is an excellent way to prolong the results. Maximize those glowing results by including exercise, a healthy diet, and lifestyle adjustments in your life.
Other Ways To Keep Your Collagen Up
Protect your precious face between treatments by always applying sunscreen every time you leave the house and wearing a sun hat if it’s really scorching outside. Employing healthy stress management practices, not smoking, exercising, and eating well are other ways that you can keep your body operating at its optimal level.
Don’t skimp on your beauty routine, either. Remove your makeup nightly, gently cleanse and exfoliate, and keep up with your moisturization, especially in colder climates. Regular, store-bought face masks are fine to use weekly, and you can also invest in a more intense overnight hydrating mask.
Eating properly is one of the most important ways you can keep up your collagen supply up. It’s a good idea to “eat the rainbow” and focus on Vitamin-C-heavy foods. Supplementing your diet with just a few more fruits and vegetables is a surefire way to look and feel your absolute best and maintain your skin in between facials.
For the best results, add one or several of these superfoods to your diet now.
- Citrus fruits
- Dark leafy greens
Things That Decrease Your Natural Collagen
In addition to making your diet healthier and exercising, it’s important to be aware of things that you should avoid doing or exposing yourself to if you want to stay in the best health and preserve your precious collagen supplies. Staying cognizant of collagen destroyers between your collagen facials can help you prolong the effects of the treatment and enjoy a healthier life overall.
Smoking is detrimental to your health in tons of different ways. It harms your lungs, heart, and internal organs but can also wreak havoc on your skin and zap your collagen stores. The simple gesture of puffing on a cigarette can forge lines around your mouth and on your forehead, and the chemicals in cigarettes can dry out the skin, hinder oxygen circulation, and decrease collagen.
If you smoke, make a plan to ditch the cigarettes for good by setting up a quit date and cutting back on your consumption until then. There are also plenty of online and in-person support groups that can help you become smoke-free. Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health and beauty.
Protect Yourself From the Sun
The sun’s UV rays can reduce your body’s store of natural collagen and damage your skin overall. Plus, people who get too much sun seem to age faster with more wrinkles, sun spots, and less plump skin. Make wearing sunscreen a daily, non-negotiable habit, and put on sunglasses and a sunhat during the summer months.
Remember, it doesn’t have to be extremely hot outside for the sun to damage your skin. Wear sunscreen in the winter, too, and you’ll quickly notice how this simple act will do wonders for your face.
Find healthy ways to minimize your stress, and you’ll start to see the results on your face. High stress causes cortisol levels and inflammation to rise, both of which are bad for both your overall health and complexion. Over time, chronic stress can even lead to premature aging and real physical effects on the body. Come up with some healthy, productive ways to reduce stress and treat yourself after a rough patch.
These are just a few ways you can tame your anxiety and stress.
- Unplugging from technology
- Calling a trusted friend
- Indulging in a healthy treat at the end of a long day
- Getting the proper amount of sleep every night
- Eating healthy and drinking plenty of fluids
Since collagen production goes down as we get older, our bodies will start to make less and less of it as we age, no matter what we do. Keeping up with your regular collagen facials and any other restorative treatments that we recommend is one great way to work with your body to age both gracefully and more slowly. These collagen treatments also give you natural-looking results and long-lasting healthy skin.
With a few tweaks to your diet, lifestyle, and routine, you can make the most of these facials. If you have any questions about how to make your treatment plan as effective as possible, make sure you talk to us. We’re happy to demystify the process in any way and make sure that you feel completely comfortable with things from start to finish.
Get a Youthful, Wrinkle-Free Glow Today
Regular collagen facials might just be your ticket to youthful, dewy skin. At MacMed Spa, our team is ready to help you take the next step in your beauty routine, with five convenient locations to serve you. Don’t wait to look and feel your best. Get started on your path to ageless beauty today. Contact the main office of MacMed Spa in Milford, MA, at 508-283-7837 today for a pressure-free consultation.