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What Is the Lunchtime Facial?

Everyone lives very busy lives, and it is sometimes hard to squeeze in time for self-care. Whether it is a massage, going to the gym, or getting a facial, finding time for self-care is important, even if it means doing it on your lunch break. The dermatologists at the Dermatology & Mohs Surgery Institute can perform a quick lunchtime facial such as a chemical peel or microneedling to help you get some quality self-care while not taking too much time out of your busy day.

What to Know About Lunchtime Facials

The Importance of Facials

Having an at-home skincare routine is important, but so is allowing a skilled dermatologist to perform specialized facials on you. Facials are dedicated to your problem areas and help to improve your skin concerns. You may wish to reduce your wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, and more, and while an at-home skincare routine helps, a customized facial is another measure you can take to achieve what you are looking for. Chemical peels and microneedling work on every skin type and are both quick facials that can be done during your lunch break.

What Is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is the perfect facial to have done during your lunch because it is a quick, painless, and effective options. Chemical peels remove the surface layers of the skin so smoother and brighter skin is revealed. They also help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and scars as well as help to fade brown spots and uneven skin tone from sun damage.

During a chemical peel, a dermatologist applies a chemical solution to the facial area. After it neutralizes, it is washed off. You will then notice the upper layers of the skin begin to slough off over the next few days and weeks. Chemical peels can be mild or medium/deep. After a mild chemical peel, some redness and flaking will occur. After a medium/deep peel, redness will be apparent as well as crusting and some swelling. When chemical peels are performed every six to eight weeks, it will lead to collagen stimulation resulting in younger, brighter skin.

What Is Microneedling?

Taking time on your lunch break to get microneedling done will benefit you and your skin in many ways. Microneedling facials use needles to prick the skin to help increase collagen production. Increased collagen production helps to keep your skin’s elasticity intact, allowing your skin to look and feel younger.

During a microneedling treatment, a dermatologist will numb your face. They will then use a pen-shaped needle tool to make small cuts all over your face. This results in some bleeding, but it helps by sending collagen to patch up the areas pricked by the needles. After the treatment, you may notice some redness, and your skin will be extra sensitive, so sunscreen is a must! The treatment only takes 20 minutes, making it the ideal lunchtime facial. Results will be noticable within a week, but many individuals will need at least five treatments to continue noticing results.

Making time to take care of your skin is good for your mental health and keeping your skin healthy and glowing. Chemical peels and microneedling are just two of many lunchtime facials you can treat your skin to. If you are in Bloomington, Illinois or the surrounding areas, complete this form so a skilled dermatologist from the Dermatology & Mohs Surgery Institute can get you scheduled for your next lunchtime facial.

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