Medifacial Vs Facial- What's The Difference?

Medifacial Vs Facial- What's The Difference?

Who doesn’t strive to have a glowing face at all times? Well, a glowing, flawless facial appearance is everyone’s desire, be it young or aged. A glowing skin typically is an outward sign of having a healthy skin. But, some wish to have glowing, radiant facial skin for aesthetic reasons.

There are a variety of cosmetic options to enhance the skin’s radiance. People can try a good skin care regime along with some lifestyle changes to achieve a glowing face naturally. When seeking glowing skin with the help of a cosmetic dermatologist procedure, there are many options available like chemical peels, lasers, and others. However, the newest approach for more nourished and rejuvenated skin is Medifacial in Bangalore, specifically the EVE, Ace of Face MediFacial.

In this article, Dr. Rasya Dixit shares about Medifacial with special emphasis on the difference between Facial and Medifacial, so that you can make a better-informed decision.

What is a Medifacial?

A medifacial, also known as medical-grade facial, is a cosmetic dermatological treatment specifically designed for correcting specific skin conditions or disorders. It is performed using advanced technologies and techniques, researched protocols, and science-backed ingredients.

Medifacial service is provided at a certified and experienced dermatologist’s office. There are different kinds of medifacials available based on the purpose for which it is performed. These include hydrating facials, oxy facials, illuminating facials, laser facials, pollogen facials, and others.

EVE is a cutting-edge facial skincare device used for medifacial. It combines several highly impactful cosmetic technologies for the utmost skin improvement. These include microdermabrasion, hydradermabrasion, microcurrent therapy, and electrical muscle stimulation. EVE medifacial is a three-layer treatment for anti-aging and provides remarkable benefits, even from the first treatment session. At Dr. Dixit Cosmetic Dermatology Clinic, this advanced skin rejuvenating testament in Bangalore is offered. The treatment is promising and has changed the lives of many with the amazing results it has offered.

What is a regular salon facial?

Facial is a personalised beauty treatment intended to improve the aesthetics of one’s face. It is carried out by beauticians at a salon. Typically, the treatment involves cleaning, exfoliation, nourishing, and hydrating the skin of the face by gently rubbing or massaging creams or serums on the face.

Medifacial Vs Facial: The Major Differences

  • Ingredients used- Salon facials usually use chemical-based creams or serums while medifacials make use of top-grade, science-backed, natural ingredients.
  • Effectiveness- Medical-grade facials are relatively more effective than salon facials as they use cutting-edge technologies and techniques. The techniques utilised in a medifacial include microdermabrasion, microcurrent, peels, lasers, and dermaplaning that are offered by Skin Specialist in Bangalore after proper skin analysis. Moreover, medical-grade facials can specifically treat cosmetic skin flaws like acne, sensitive skin, sun damage, pigmented spots, dehydration, and aged skin.
  • Depth of the skin penetration- In the case of salon facials, there is no knowledge of the level of penetration of the creams or serums into the facial skin. Medifacials act into deeper skin layers which boosts collagen and elastin levels and speeds up the skin cells turnover.
  • Results after the facial- People who get a salon facial can see an immediate improvement in the colour of their skin. But as the epidermis is mainly targeted, the results of a facial are short-lived. A temporary glow is provided to the face.

Medifacial offers benefits of salon facials as well as additional medical benefits. It leaves the skin glowing, hydrated, shiny, and plump. As it acts at a deep skin level, the results are long-lasting. The glow lasts longer on the face.

Watch this video by dermatologist Dr. Rasya Dixit to learn more about the difference between these procedures in detail -

What is the procedure and the science behind EVE Medifacial for skin rejuvenation?

EVE Medifacial involves the following procedural steps:

Step 1 (Cleansing)

The face is first made wet with lukewarm water and using fingertips a gentle cleanser is applied all over the face. The cleanser is rinsed off with lukewarm water, leaving the skin free of any dirt or remains of cosmetics.

Step 2 (Microdermabrasion)

After cleansing the face, a cosmetic dermatologist performs gentle skin exfoliation using the microdermabrasion technique. Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive skin resurfacing procedure that helps remove the affected epidermal layers of the skin and promote skin cell regeneration.

A cosmetic dermatologist uses a handheld device to spray or rub fine crystals onto the skin. At the end of microdermabrasion, the skin appears smooth, evenly toned, younger, and clear.

Step 3 (Hydradermabrasion/ HydraFacial)

Hydradermabrasion uses a patented technology to cleanse, exfoliate, extract, and hydrate the skin. It involves the use of an X-stream liquid which has properties of alpha-hydroxy acid, beta hydroxy-acid, poly-hydroxy acid, and lipo hydroxy acid and enzyme. This liquid helps increase the skin’s radiance and hydration while extracting the comedones. It results in glowing, healthier, youthful skin.

Step 4 (Microcurrent technology)

Microcurrent technology can be used in different modes. MTB (Balancing skin metabolism) mode helps stimulate ATP synthesis. ATP is the energy currency of the cell. The microcurrent technology in this mode increases tissue regeneration, increases blood flow, improves skin repair, and delays natural skin aging.

When microcurrent is passed into the facial skin, the face that looks dull or tired regains vitality and looks brighter. This happens when the skin cells have increased energy from ATP.

The second mode of this technology is ALV (Alleviating Pain). It helps reduce inflammation in the cells resulting from any stress on the skin. The stressors include sun exposure, smoking, and unhealthy food eating. The inflammation in the cell further makes the cells age. This makes the skin look prematurely dull and aging of the face to be noticeable. Therefore, ALV mode makes the face appear younger.

The third mode is the lymphatic drainage. In this mode, the accumulated fluids in the skin are drained into the lymph nodes, thereby removing all the toxins from the skin. This leaves the skin less puffy and tighter.

Step 5 (Electrical Muscle Stimulation):

Myostimulation and Myorelaxation are performed on the facial muscles to achieve a noticeable skin-lifting effect. The training of the facial muscles makes the face more toned and slimmer.

This medical session can be repeated in 2-3 weeks, depending upon the patient’s skin type.

Benefits of Medifacial over Regular Salon Facials:

  • It can be carried out on sensitive skin too so is safe for all skin types.
  • It is best for people who have puffy skin, dull skin because of stress, oily or acne-prone skin, dry skin, or prematurely aged skin.
  • It offers long-lasting skin improvements.
  • It can help address specific aesthetic skin concerns.

The best part is, medifacials are provided by dermatologists in Bangalore after proper skin analysis to treat the skin issue effectively without causing any side effects. For more details on this amazing treatment, you can get in touch with Dr. Rasya Dixit at Dr. Dixit Cosmetic Dermatology Clinic, the best skin clinic in Bangalore.