In a world where aging is inevitable but youth is so highly regarded in society, the right facial can make a significant difference in the quality of your life. That’s why here at MacMed Spa Salon & Medical in Milford, MA, we have developed a comprehensive library of the best facials on the market. If you find yourself concerned with wrinkles or lines that make you appear tired and less vibrant, a collagen facial may be just what you need.
Collagen Facials 101
What They Are
Facials have been a staple of the spa world for decades now, and because of this, there are as many different kinds of facials as there are unique people in the world. What sets the collagen facial apart from other facials is its fast-acting and satisfying results. When facials first became popular, the majority of them were topical treatments that did not penetrate the skin deeply enough to execute any meaningful changes. Collagen-focused facials have made this a mere memory.
Thanks to the miracles of modern-day medicine, experts were able to effectively rebuild the collagen protein on a molecular level to ensure it will absorb into the patient’s dermis with maximum efficiency. This new build of collagen contained in our facials is so effective that it’s become a favorite treatment of our regular patients. You can now erase multiple years of facial skin laxity, even with a single session!
How They Work
The primary purpose of a facial is to ensure that your skin has ample hydration. While consuming water is the best way to hydrate your inner organs, the skin is the body’s largest organ and often doesn’t get the water it needs. A facial works best with clean, exfoliated skin so the top layers of dead skin are not clogging the pores. The bulk of the facial treatment involves letting the collagen product seep into your skin through your pores.
What a Treatment Session Entails
When you receive a collagen-based facial with us at our spa, we will begin the treatment session by thoroughly scrubbing your skin to remove sweat, dirt, and oils. Once your facial skin is squeaky-clean, we’ll begin gently exfoliating to pull away the dead skin cells that sit on the top layer of your skin. When the exfoliation is complete and all the dead skin cells are removed, we will begin applying the collagen product.
A typical facial session with us will last around an hour and a half. The bulk of this time is spent relaxing while the facial penetrates your pores and sinks into your skin to enhance your body’s collagen levels and eradicate wrinkles. The collagen not only feeds the fresh skin cells to make them stronger, but it also encourages enhanced cellular regeneration. When you choose us for your facial, you can also receive a paraffin dip and a massage!
Why Should I Consider a Facial?
Besides making sure your skin has the hydration it needs, facials offer thorough cleansing that we can’t accomplish at home or with over-the-counter topical products. The nature of a collagen treatment allows it to penetrate more deeply than most ointments and creams you’ll find at the store, which equates to better results overall. The exfoliation that collagen-based facials offer is also necessary for allowing the product to penetrate the dermis. Without exfoliation, all those expensive topical treatments are rendered useless.
What many people don’t realize is that our skin undergoes subtle changes depending on the climates we live in and the change in the seasons. Our skin has capillaries that sink down deeper during cold months to help keep our blood warm, and the perspiration associated with spring and summer inevitably causes facial blemishes that are the result of clogged pores.
How Often Should I Receive a Facial?
This question has an answer that will differ for each patient, and part of your first appointment with us will be going over your needs and producing a customized facial schedule that offers you the best possible results. As a general rule, we encourage our patients to get into the habit of visiting us once monthly.
Some of our patients with more sensitive skin find they have better results with weekly sessions while others are lucky and can get away with four sessions a year at the start of each new season. The vast majority of our patients are happy with repeat sessions spaced out every four to six weeks.
Your Body and Collagen
The Importance of the Protein
As one of the most prominent substances in your body, this critical protein resides in the skin, connective tissues, muscles, and bones. Its primary purpose is to provide strength and support to your body through cellular regeneration and skin elasticity. A lack of proper collagen production is often the main culprit behind lines and wrinkles forming on the skin.
What Natural Ways Can I Keep My Collagen Levels High?
The secret to a natural uptick in collagen production lies primarily within the foods you consume. Dark leafy greens are one of the richest superfoods that contain this protein, as well as nuts like almonds, citrus fruit, berries, and seafood such as shellfish and salmon. If you’re looking to improve your diet for the purpose of encouraging collagen production, vitamin C is your new best friend.
What Naturally Diminishes My Collagen Levels?
While aging is the biggest reason for slowed-down collagen production, you can keep wrinkles at bay and give your skin the care it deserves by protecting it diligently from the sun’s UV rays. The sun can damage the skin’s surface and deprive it of its moisture, so sunscreen is a must-have if you plan to spend your summer by the pool.
Smoking is another significant factor that destroys the skin and eradicates collagen levels. Not only do cigarettes pose a threat to your internal organs, but the physical act of smoking can cause wrinkles around your mouth. Finding ways to effectively manage your stress levels with activities such as meditation will keep your cortisol levels relatively low and prevent premature wrinkles as well.
Get Ready To Revitalize
Book your collagen facial session today with us here at MacMed Spa Salon & Medical in Milford, MA if you’re ready to revitalize your beauty. Your skin will thank you and you’ll notice the results immediately in the way you look and feel. If you aren’t nearby, we also have locations in Framingham, MA, and Hopedale, MA for your convenience.