There’s nothing better than treating your skin to a luxurious spa facial. Not only does it give you the pampering that you so deserve, but it also addresses all skin issues you might have. But with so many different facial treatments available, even the simple act of booking your first facial can be downright daunting.
Don’t worry—we’ve got you. From hydrating to exfoliating and everything in between, here’s the inside scoop on some of the best types of spa facial treatments out there so you know just what to expect.
Editor’s note: Because everybody’s skin is different, your treatment should always be recommended by a licensed esthetician. It’s also important to note that each spa has its own approach to facials, so it’s a good idea to check with your chosen spa in advance to see what’s included in their services.
9 Types of Spa Facial Treatments You Should Know About
There are so many types of spa facial treatments on the market and new ones constantly emerging. So while it’s impossible to cover them all, here’s a look at some of the most popular options to help you understand what each treatment entails.
1. Classic/European Facials
Typically lasting around an hour, the European facial is an indulgent procedure that involves gentle cleansing and exfoliation of the face and neck area. It’s perfect for those looking to get rid of dead skin cells and unclog pores, leaving your complexion smooth and refreshed. Depending on the spa salon you visit, a European facial can include a variety of other skincare treatments such as extractions, mask application, and even a massage.
2. Deep Cleansing Facials
Perfect for those with oily, congested skin or those who are prone to breakouts, deep cleansing facials are a more intensive form of facial treatment that targets problem areas. During a deep cleansing facial, the esthetician will thoroughly clean and exfoliate your skin, removing dirt, oil, and impurities from your pores. This can involve using steam, extractions, and even high-frequency technology to effectively penetrate the skin and eliminate stubborn congestion.
3. Brightening Facials
Brightening facials are a popular choice for those who want to achieve a more radiant, even-toned complexion. This type of facial uses products that contain ingredients such as vitamin C, kojic acid, and licorice root to exfoliate the skin and encourage cell turnover, revealing a brighter, more youthful-looking complexion. At Toska Spa, brightening facials use a combination of microdermabrasion and oxygen therapy.
4. Remodeling Facials
Remodeling facials are a type of facial treatment that focuses on lifting and firming the skin, as well as reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This type of facial is perfect for those who want to achieve a more youthful, lifted appearance without undergoing invasive procedures.
During a remodeling facial, the esthetician will use specialized techniques and products such as microcurrent technology and LED light therapy to stimulate collagen production and improve the skin’s elasticity. Toska Spa uses Biologique Recherche technology that stimulates cells and effectively remodels the skin, providing a noticeable lift and tightening effect. Overall, a remodeling facial can be a great way to achieve a more youthful, radiant appearance.
5. LED Light Therapy Facials
LED light therapy facials are a popular non-invasive treatment offered by dermatologists and estheticians to improve various skin conditions. During a treatment, skin specialists may use a combination of lights to address specific concerns. Red LED light therapy, for instance, has been found to reduce inflammation and stimulate the production of collagen, while blue LED light therapy can destroy acne-causing bacteria. LED light therapy is often used in conjunction with other treatments, such as creams, ointments, and facials, for optimal results.
6. Lymphatic Facials
Lymphatic facials are a special kind of facial treatment that focus on improving the lymphatic drainage in your face and neck area. The lymphatic system is responsible for getting rid of waste and toxins in your body, and when this process slows down, it can lead to puffiness, dark circles, and fluid buildup.
During a lymphatic facial, an esthetician will use gentle massage and suction techniques to help boost your lymphatic flow and reduce inflammation. This can help you look and feel better by reducing puffiness, improving your skin’s tone and texture, and increasing circulation. Lymphatic facials might also help with allergies, sinus congestion, and even chronic fatigue.
7. Hydrating Facials
Hydrating facials typically involve a combination of cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing treatments that are tailored to the individual’s skin type and concerns. During the facial, estheticians typically use masks and serums to infuse the skin with moisture. The result is a more youthful and plump complexion with improved texture and tone. Hydrating facials are particularly beneficial for those with dry or dehydrated skin, as they can help to restore the skin’s natural moisture barrier and prevent further damage from environmental factors.
8. Oxylight Facials
OxyLight facials combine five different treatments to help treat all kinds of skin issues like acne, aging, dark spots, large pores, sagging skin, and more. The best part is that you’ll see visible results after just one treatment! Using light therapy, microdermabrasion, oxygen spray, microcurrent therapy, and LED light therapy, this treatment can give you the beautiful, radiant skin you’ve always wanted.
9. MPL Facials
Micro-Puncture Lab (MPL) treatments are a great way to help your skin regenerate itself and look its best. When you get an MPL facial, tiny needle micro-perforations are made in your skin. This causes a small amount of inflammation, which helps your skin repair itself by triggering different cells to rebuild the damaged tissue. As a result, your skin gets stronger and more resilient, making fine lines and imperfections less noticeable, resulting in a smoother, more refined complexion.
The secret to choosing the right type of spa facial treatment
Choosing the right facial treatment can be overwhelming and confusing, especially with so many different kinds of facials available. But getting the right facial treatment for your skin is actually simple: Just sit back, relax, and trust the experts.
A leader in skincare and beauty treatments, Toska Spa offers a comprehensive skin assessment using state-of-the-art technology. With our Skin Instant Lab, our estheticians measure the skin’s hydration, moisture barrier, elasticity, pigmentation, and sebum content. By gathering this critical information, our team can make informed recommendations on the best course of treatment for each client. This personalized approach ensures that you receive the best possible care and results in glowing, healthy skin.
If you’d like to book a treatment based on what you think your skin needs, our estheticians can customize that treatment or recommend another plan based on the assessment. Want to start your journey to better skin? Contact us today to schedule a consultation.