What is the difference between a Medi-facial and a normal beauty salon facial ?
Medi-facials are unique for several reasons. First, they use far superior more expensive ingredients; they are also called a cosmeceutical & are of medical grade. The medical-grade cosmeceutical that a facialist skin expert would use carry up to 40-50% active ingredients.
Hero Skincare Products
These are the hero ingredients that they have clinically proven to actually do something in the skin. Things like niacinamide, vitamin C, retinol, EGF‘ growth factors, ceramides & peptides. They will be formulated differently too, so that this high percentage of goodies are actually delivered to the skin properly.
Many cheap or not too great products may say Vitamin C cream, when in reality there is only 2% Vitamin C in it, & formulated in a thick cream so it cannot actually travel to where it’s needed.
Cosmeceuticals are much more effective, they often have state-of-the-art technology and are clinically proven.
Not only are Medi-Facials using excellent products, but they will often be combined with various medical aesthetics devices. Lasers, IPL, radiofrequency, skin resurfacing, micro-needling, & skin peels.
They create most Medi-Facials using a careful selection combination of products & devices. The aesthetician will have years of knowledge, training and also experience in carrying out these treatments.
At Cheltenham Facials & Therapies Sonia Norman has over 18 years working in medical aesthetics and also is a facialist & an industry trainer.