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Understanding Some of the Most Recommended Types of Facials

Understanding Some of the Most Recommended Types of Facials

You’ve most likely developed a skin care routine that helps you keep your skin healthy and nourished, but there’s a limit to what you can do with at-home, over-the-counter products. That’s why Med Physique Center for Aesthetics offers numerous facial treatments: it’s our goal to elevate your at-home routine and keep you looking your best.

Our team of master aestheticians recommends you get regular facials at our Austin, Texas, office for the best possible results. Here’s what we have to offer.

Why does my skin look old and damaged?

When you’re young, your skin’s epidermis (outermost skin layer) is smooth and acts as a good barrier to water and environmental injury. The color and tone are even, and you have abundant amounts of compounds such as collagen (a protein that provides tautness), elastin (a protein that provides elasticity and rebound), and glycosaminoglycans or GAGs (keep the skin hydrated).

However, as you age, your skin undergoes both intrinsic aging and extrinsic aging, which can damage the outer layers and make you feel older than you are.

Intrinsic aging is a natural part of getting older. After age 20 or so, your body produces about 1% less collagen each year, making the skin thinner and more fragile. You also experience decreased sweat and oil gland function, elastin production, and GAG formation. The end result is fine lines and wrinkles, deep creases and folds, and a “hollowing” of your cheeks and the backs of your hands.

Extrinsic aging results from sun and other environmental damage (e.g., tobacco use and pollution), which includes thickening of the epidermis, precancerous changes (e.g., actinic keratosis), and freckle and sunspot (age spot) formation. UV damage can exaggerate the loss of collagen, elastin, and GAGs. The result is uneven tone, brown patches, thin skin, and deep wrinkles.

Fortunately, we have treatments for all of those.

What facial treatments are available?

Here are some of our many facial treatment options to explore.

AQUAGOLD® fine touch™

Microneedling is an aesthetic treatment that uses rows of ultrafine needles to create micro-injuries in your skin. Your body responds with a healing response, jumpstarting the production of new collagen and elastin, which then fills in lines, furrows, and even scars.

AQUAGOLD fine touch follows some of the same principles as microneedling. The microinjector uses very fine, 24-karat gold-plated needles to puncture the skin. Then, we apply nourishing serums, such as vitamins, peptides, and hyaluronic acid, which attract and bind moisture. These serums move easily through the punctures and help to smooth and moisturize your skin for a healthy glow.

SilkPeel® Dermalinfusion

SilkPeel dermalinfusion is a high-performance system that simultaneously exfoliates the dead outer layers of skin and delivers skin-specific topical solutions, such as moisturizers. The noninvasive diamond-tip applicator is painless and safe and can even be used on sensitive skin. The results are comparable to microdermabrasion, only without downtime.

SilkPeel addresses a number of common complaints: enlarged pores, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, uneven tone, and overall dryness. And it works on the skin anywhere on your body, refreshing you from head to toe.

Intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacial

Unlike a laser, which uses a coherent beam of a single light wavelength, IPL uses many different wavelengths to improve the color and texture of your skin. It can also undo some of the visible damage caused by the sun’s ultraviolet waves.

As the energy from the light heats the skin, it breaks apart the pigment in hyperpigmented areas, such as freckles and sun spots. It also fades spider veins, the blood vessels close to the skin’s surface that form a web of red lines across your face. Generally, you’ll need several IPL sessions to achieve your aesthetic goals.


SkinCeuticals is a line of medical-grade skin care products we carry in the office, and we recommend them to our clients to help cleanse and nourish their skin at home. Our aestheticians can help you pick out the best products for your skin to incorporate into your daily regimen to boost the results of your in-office treatments.

Looking to elevate your skin care routine to look younger and more refreshed? Regular facial treatments can do the trick. To learn more or to schedule a consultation with one of our aestheticians, give us a call or book online with us today.


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