Summer’s here to stay and we couldn’t be happier with this sunshine ☀️ As skincare professionals, we know it’s imperative to take great care of our skin year round, but this is especially true during the summer months where our skin is the most exposed to the sun. For summer, we typically recommend avoiding harsher laser treatments and turning instead to the best facial treatment in Rochester for summer: the Salt Facial.
Don’t let its name fool you; the Salt Facial is an in-depth treatment that’s safe for summer skin and combines three techniques to give your skin that glowing-from-within appearance and feel ✨
At Envision Aesthetics, we love providing the best facial treatments for our clients. We’re a premier med spa located in Rochester, New York serving clients from all over the region. Envision treats our patients like family; we genuinely care about your wellbeing. This is why we want to discuss how the Salt Facial can help you put your best skin forward this summer.
What the Salt Facial treats
The Salt Facial treats a large range of skin concerns, including pigmentation, uneven tone & texture, acne, stretch marks, acne scars, enlarged pores, dehydrated skin, and redness. Sounds too good to be true, right?
Salt Facial uses a unique three step system to effectively target and treat each of these skin conditions in just one 60-minute treatment session… with ZERO downtime.
How salt revitalizes your skin
Salt doesn’t have much of a reputation when it comes to skin care, but the cool thing about salt is the fact that bacteria can’t grow in a high-salt environment. This helps to clear out pores & congestions, reduce acne, and prevent new bacteria from forming.
It’s also important to note that this facial uses sea salt, which is much different than the table salt we use every day. Sea salt is full of minerals such as magnesium, calcium, and potassium; these minerals work to firm and moisturize your skin and also promote healing for conditions like acne.
Why it’s the best facial treatment for summer
Safer for sun-exposed skin
When you spend time in the sun, your skin can increase in sensitivity and become dehydrated and dry. If you’ve developed a tan or have spent a little too much time in the sun, Salt Facial is still a safe treatment option for you to help your skin recover.
Laser treatment alternative
We love our laser treatments at Envision for their youthful effects that take away years of skin damage. What we don’t love about them is that your skin is very sensitive to sun exposure after a treatment, making it nearly impossible to get a skin laser treatment during the summer.
While the Salt Facial isn’t quite as powerful as a laser because it only removes the outermost layer of dead skin cells, it still packs enough punch to make a significant impact on your skin for quickly noticeable results.
Of course we want to get rid of dead skin cells because they make our skin look dull, but we also want to encourage skin cell turnover/rejuvenation. This is a huge benefit of the Salt Facial.
Through its 3-step process, the Salt Facial helps to trigger collagen production, which is responsible for the structure and bounce your skin. The more collagen there is, the better and more youthful your skin will look. Rejuvenated skin is the key to an anti-aging treatment, and this facial is the best of the best
The process behind the best facial treatment for summer
Before starting the 3-step Salt Facial process, we gently cleanse your skin to prepare it for treatment. Below is more information on how the Salt Facial works its magic to create a luminous, glowing complexion in just 1 hour.
After determining that a Salt Facial will meet your expectations in a complimentary consultation, we begin the treatment. Your provider will gently glide the Salt Facial handpiece over the treatment area. This exfoliates your skin to evenly remove the top layer of skin with micro-fine, medical-grade, organic Himalayan salt. This microdermabrasion technique is gentle but powerful on your skin, and you’ll immediately feel and see the difference post-treatment.
Once your skin and pores are squeaky clean and the top layer of dead cells is gone, we pair ultrasound technology with customized serums tailored to your skin type. These serums are rich in antioxidants and growth factors to promote your skin’s health. By using the ultrasound device, we can ensure the nutrients penetrate 2 times deeper into the skin than traditional application.
Rejuvenating LED Light
The last step of the Salt Facial targets pigmentation, inflammation, redness, vascular lesions, and acne with the power of multi-wavelength LED light therapy. This step of the facial treatment also stimulates collagen production deep within the skin, creating a more supple and youthful look in the weeks following your Salt Facial.
Who is a good candidate for the Salt Facial?
Anyone with skin is a good candidate for Salt Facial But seriously, the Salt Facial is great for all ages, skin types, and genders as a way to deeply exfoliate and rejuvenate your skin safely during the summer without harsh laser treatments. If you want clearer, healthier skin, the Salt Facial is for you.
Maintenance and paired treatments
We recommend a Salt Facial every 4 to 6 weeks for maximum benefits and results. Since your skin cells are always replenishing themselves, this means that you are also always on a cycle of shedding dead skin cells, which causes dry, flaky skin. In order to keep your skin at its brightest and smoothest, we advise monthly treatments to best maintain your Salt Facial results.
Many of our clients love to pair a Salt Facial with dermaplaning to boost their skin’s appearance even more.
What is dermaplaning?
Dermaplaning is a facial exfoliation procedure that involves the use of a surgical-grade blade to gently remove dead skin cells and vellus hairs (aka “peach fuzz”) that congest the complexion. This triggers your skin’s powerful natural healing process for a gorgeous, rejuvenated glow. This 30-minute procedure is quick and painless and needs no recovery time.
Since dermaplaning removes both dead skin cells and vellus hairs, you’ll notice smoother makeup application and overall texture to your skin.
Sunscreens to prolong your results
Once you have a Salt Facial, you should absolutely protect your skin with a professional grade sunscreen. Sunscreen protects your skin from harmful UV rays that damage your skin, causes photoaging, and increases your risk of skin cancer.
The best part is that sunscreen formulas have made leaps and bounds in recent years. Gone are the days of streaky sunscreens that are impossible to rub in or ones that leave a white cast. We’ve handpicked our selection of sunscreens available for purchase to include the best ones in our professional opinion.
Here are some of our favorites
We’re big on protecting our eyes and the fragile skin around them since Dr. Whipple herself is a Board Certified in Ophthalmology as a Cosmetic and Reconstructive Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon.
Protect against UVA/UVB rays while reducing signs of aging around the under-eye area with this tinted SPF designed to conceal, correct and protect in a single step. That’s right! This sunscreen works double duty as a concealer and color corrector.
Another newer type of sunscreen is tinted formulas! Whether you love a no-makeup makeup look or just another step of coverage in your daily makeup routine, a tinted sunscreen is a fantastic way to simultaneously create a more even complexion and protect your skin.
Tinted mineral sunscreen
This is a lightweight, all physical, broad-spectrum sunscreen that provides daily protection from damaging UVA/UVB rays. The formulation is rich in antioxidants that shield against pollution induced damage, ingredients that improve skin hydration and has a natural hint of tint compatible with all skin types.
Book the best facial treatment for summer at Envision Aesthetics!
The Salt Facial is a fantastic way to get rid of dull, dry skin and renew your skin from within. Book this treatment to get luminous skin for summer and help redness, pigmentation, acne scars, and more with an expert skin specialist.
Envision Aesthetics is a top-notch medical spa serving Rochester, Brighton, Fairport, New York, and surrounding communities. Our outstanding team of professionals loves helping our patients find the best treatment for their needs and goals. We can create a customized treatment plan tailored to your skin type and desired results.
Try out a virtual consultation, schedule an in-person consultation, or call us at (585) 444-3937 to book your free one-hour consultation with an Envision provider. We can’t wait to meet you and help get your skin where you want it to be.