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By Spa Medicca
January 18, 2022
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Facials  

If you’re interested in facials in Centerville or Dayton, Ohio, Dr. Christopher Sesslar of Spa Medicca can provide the best option for your needs.

How to Choose the Right Facial

Choosing the right facial revolves around picking one that is best for your skin type. The following are the five different skin types and the best type of facial for each type:

Normal

Normal skin means that the pores are of normal size and the skin isn’t dry or oily. If you have normal skin, simply washing your face keeps it looking fresh and youthful. The good news is that if you have normal skin, your options for facials are pretty much wide open.

Dry

Dry skin is usually made up of small pores, and it often feels tight. Many people with dry skin have issues with peeling and cracking. Washing dry skin typically makes it feel even tighter and, usually, uncomfortable.

The dryness is due to dehydration. As dehydration hampers the body’s ability to naturally exfoliate, dead skin cells tend to stay put and impact the skin’s appearance. A gentle exfoliation facial that includes moisturizing is best for dry skin.

Oily

Oily skin is quite the opposite. It, of course, leads to an oily face. It’s accompanied by large pores, which clog easily, leading to blackheads and acne. Regular face washing gets rid of the oil for a moment, but the oil quickly comes back.

If you have oily skin, you need a facial that helps deep clean the pores. These will typically include glycolic or salicylic acid.

Combination

Some people have skin that has dry patches and oily areas. Often, they have small pores on most of their face and large pores around the nose.

Combination skin requires a comprehensive facial which will address both the oily and dry areas of the face. If you live in Centerville or Dayton, Ohio, and are looking for facials, Dr. Sesslar at Spa Medicca can ensure you get the best facial for your combination skin.

Sensitive

If you have sensitive skin, you are likely to deal with a great deal of irritation, stinging, and red spots. It might be due to a skin condition or environmental factors. In either case, washing it usually brings no relief but amplifies the irritation.

To prevent further irritation, people with sensitive skin require a gentle facial that is free from harsh chemicals and fragrances. It will need to include only mild cleansers and enzymes.

Learn more about facials in Centerville or Dayton, Ohio, or schedule your appointment with Dr. Sesslar at Spa Medicca by calling (937) 312-9212.

By Spa Medicca
January 10, 2020
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Unwanted Hair  

Get all the hairy details about laser hair removal treatment.

Noticing that the peach fuzz on your face is a little darker than you would like? Hate having to shave, pluck, tweeze, and wax regularly? If so, laser hair removal may be perfect for you! Read on to learn about the benefits of this treatment from Spa Medicca in Dayton, OH.

How does laser hair removal work?

During your treatment, we will glide a handheld laser over the area or areas you wish to treat. The light from the laser detects the hair’s pigment, which the light then heats up. This heat then damages the follicle and hair bulb to prevent the hair from growing back. The length of treatment will depend on the size of the treatment area, as the face may only take 10 minutes to complete while the back could take up to one hour.

What areas can I treat with laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal can be used just about anywhere that hair grows (pretty convenient, right?). The most popular treatment areas include,

  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Bikini line
  • Legs
  • Armpits
  • Back

When will I see results?

Since hair grows cyclically, this means that one session won’t be enough to remove all the hair. You will need anywhere from 6-12 sessions to see the full results, and you’ll begin to see a difference in about two to three weeks.

Who is a good candidate for laser hair removal?

Most people dealing with unwanted hair can benefit from undergoing laser hair removal. Most laser treatments today are safe and effective for all skin tones and hair types (the hair just needs to be dark enough for the laser to pick up its pigment). A simple consultation with our Dayton, OH, cosmetic doctor will be able to determine whether you are right for laser hair removal.

Contact us today

If you are interested in receiving laser hair removal treatment, then call our office in Dayton, OH, today at (937) 312-9212 to schedule a consultation.