Professional facials can be essential in promoting the overall health and appearance of your skin, but selecting the right facial will depend on your aesthetic goals. At Cell Theory in Miami, FL, we know that an oxygen facial such as Pollegen Geneo is a good option for people who want to target specific skin conditions, enhance skin appearance, and improve skin health.
Pollegen Geneo is a facial that combines the power of oxygen, tripolar radiofrequency energy, and ultrasound imaging to rejuvenate the skin. The combination of these advanced aesthetic techniques allows for a comprehensive facial that addresses all of your aesthetic concerns at one time.
For example, ultrasound imaging allows the treatment to target specific concerns that begin in the subdermal layers of the skin, while radiofrequency and intense oxygen exposure can exfoliate the skin, promote collagen production, and enhance natural skin function for a beautiful, healthy glow. By exposing the skin to an oxygen-rich environment, skin cells will be oxygenated and re-energized to promote better function and better skin appearance.
What Can You Expect From This Facial?
In general, the process for this facial is similar to other aesthetic treatments. The first step of this facial will involve cleansing your face to prepare your skin for the treatment. Then, the specialized treatment device will emit a stream of pressurized, purified oxygen to the skin for several minutes, along with radiofrequency energy.
Usually, the facial will take between 30 and 60 minutes to complete based on the concerns you are trying to treat and any additional steps you add to your appointment. This facial is typically completed by applying a moisturizing serum, such as hyaluronic acid, or serums that are packed with nutrients and enzymes to promote skin health.
What Should You Do After This Facial?
After this facial, you will be able to go back to work and even apply makeup as usual. Of course, because your skin may feel sensitive, it’s best to avoid direct contact with the sun, retinoids, chemical exfoliants, hot water, steam, and other intense heat for at least a few days. At home, you should focus on keeping your skin hydrated and drinking plenty of water, as this will enhance the effects of your treatment.
How Frequently Can You Have Treatments?
Like many other facials, the frequency of this treatment will depend on your goals and your skin condition. Many people use this treatment once a month to address skin concerns and maintain results. We will discuss the best treatment frequency for you when we create your treatment plan.
Benefits of Oxygen Facial
Oxygen facials are beneficial for the skin for many reasons. Some research indicates that oxygen facials are an excellent hypoallergenic option for people who have sensitive skin and skin allergies, as well as people who have challenging skin conditions that may not respond to other treatments. For the most part, an oxygen facial is just as effective as a Hydrafacial or microdermabrasion. Some specific benefits of this facial include:
Increase Product Absorption
When your skin cells are oxygenated, it can make it easier for your pores to absorb the active ingredients in your skincare products. Oxygen facials exfoliate and prepare the skin to receive active ingredients that target specific skin concerns. Many people will find that at-home skincare products work more effectively after an oxygen facial.
Intensely Hydrate Skin
The serums used immediately after your facial will intensely hydrate the skin, which soothes the skin and regulates skin functions such as oil production. When your skin is adequately hydrated, it looks younger and more radiant. Dry skin can be a challenge for many people, particularly those who may be using retinoids or chemical exfoliants as part of their at-home skincare routine.
Promote Even Skin Tone
An oxygen facial is also a good option to address blemishes such as dark spots, sun damage, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and more. An uneven skin tone can prematurely age you or make you appear tired. This facial gently exfoliates the skin so you can enjoy evenly-toned results that will help your skin look younger and healthier.
Reduce Fine Lines
In addition to looking younger by having a more radiant complexion, this facial can also be used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This oxygen facial involves tripolar radiofrequency energy, which penetrates the deepest subdermal layers to increase blood flow and stimulate natural collagen production in virtually all areas of the face. This can be especially important for people who do not want to use injectables such as dermal fillers or neurotoxins to look younger.
Calm Acne Concerns
Another important benefit of this oxygen facial is the ability to calm acne concerns. Oxygen plays an important role in healing wounds and reducing inflammation of the skin, both of which are challenges for people who suffer from chronic acne.
When an oxygen facial is used on people who have acne-prone skin, the result is usually a reduction in inflammation, faster healing of active acne, and the elimination of acne-causing bacteria on the surface of the skin. Those who are struggling with acne may choose to use an oxygen facial as one component of their ongoing skincare to reduce acne breakouts, control oil production, and improve the overall health of the skin.
Is This Treatment Right for You?
Because oxygen facials are customizable and non-invasive, most people are good candidates for this treatment. This facial is ideal for those who have sensitive skin, acne-prone skin, or aging skin. The only people who may not be able to use this facial include women who are currently pregnant and people who have been using Accutane for acne in the last six months.
Explore the Benefits of an Oxygen Facial
Oxygen facials such as Pollegen Geneo are incredibly beneficial for the skin. In addition to exfoliating skin and addressing blemishes, this treatment can make your skin appear more radiant and youthful. This facial will take under an hour to complete and can be scheduled as frequently as once a month to maintain optimal results.