Jump to content
Search In
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

Medical Facial - worth the expense?

Recommended Posts

Last week I went to the dermatologist and he recommended that I get a "medical" facial after explaining that a typical spa facial will more than like clog pores than purify them. I hesitated just because it is somewhat expensive - about $140 and I'm a student. He explained that most pores would be purified and current pimples would be "extracted". I'm interested in getting one also because I tend to break out in exactly the same places on my face over and over and I do not want to damage my skin and risk scarring if I can help it. I'm currently suffering from a potent mix of severe acne with cysts, etc on my cheecks and chin, upper lip. My nose basically looks like a strawberry. Maybe it will "unclog" my pores (?), especially because I see my pores rapidly enlarging in an unforgiving rate. What I want to know is have any of you gotten a medical facial? Did you see any worthwhile results? Did it make you break out after? Basically is it worth getting?

Thanks in advance.

Edited by endocardia
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm not sure all medical facials are the same. But if it is recommended by your dermatologist, I would get it done. When I used to have mine done, I would plan it so that I wouldn't have anything else to do later. Some areas would be reddish for the rest of the day, and they would advise that you not put anything on your face until the following morning at least. However, the next day I always saw an improvement.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Personalized Advice Quiz - All of Acne.org in just a few minutes