Don’t you just love a good facial? Well we have a new one here at the Miami Center for Dermatology that we know you’ll like too!
What is the Fire & Ice Facial?
The Fire & Ice Facial is a clinical laser facial only performed by professionals. This intensive treatment is formulated with some of the purest pharmaceutical ingredients designed to effectively resurface the skin, refine signs of aging, and rejuvenate the skin. Treating fine lines and wrinkles, the Fire & Ice laser facial is a combination of two treatments.
Like most facials, the first step in this facial is to cleanse the skin. After applying the Gentle Cleansing Complex, it is then removed with a warm, damp towel. This step prepares the skin by cleaning off any products, oils, and dirt that may be clogging the pores. Once the skin is clean, the Intensive Resurfacing Masque is applied, which is composed of sugarcane extracts, vitamin A & B3, and other ingredients that soothe, nourish and hydrate your skin.
This is where the “fire and ice” part comes in—the initial mask is the ‘fire’ as it will feel quite warm and tingly on your skin. Depending on how long you can tolerate the sensation, the mask will stay on your skin for about three to five minutes. Your aesthetician will then reapply the Cleansing Complex to neutralize this intense mask, and then a cold, damp towel will remove the cleanser, revealing noticeably softer skin.
If your skin has any whiteheads, blackheads, or other impurities, your aesthetician will perform minor extractions. The Rejuvenating Masque is then massaged onto the skin to replenish your skin barrier and lock in moisture. More “ice” is used through frozen cooling globes to massage the hydrating mask and relax your skin.
After removing the Rejuvenating Masque with a warm damp towel, your aesthetician applies the Clinical Youth Eye Complex around the eyes for a bright and fresh look followed by 3-5 drops of the Clinical Pro-Heal Serum Advance to aid in fast recovery. Clinical Hydra-Cool Serum is applied next as it helps repair and rehydrate the skin, and finally the facial is finished with SPF 50+ to protect your skin against harmful UV rays.
While the Fire & Ice laser facial is an effective treatment, it is so intensive that it can sensitize your skin and make it more vulnerable to UV rays. Remember to be diligent with SPF every day, reapplying multiple times a day and staying out of the sun as much as possible.
Prep Your Skin The Right Way
Because this facial is resurfacing and refining, there are certain measures you should take before you have this treatment done.
- Avoid waxing or any other laser treatments on your face for about 48 hours prior to the treatment.
- Stop using any skin care products that contain vitamin A (e.g. retinol), glycolic acid, or any other exfoliating/resurfacing ingredients at least three days prior to the treatment.
- Tell your dermatologist or aesthetician about any medications that you’re taking, as certain meds should not be used alongside this facial.
- Inform your dermatologist if you are pregnant before scheduling a facial.
- Consult with your dermatologist about any skin conditions you may have before the facial, as some are not suited for this treatment.
Is the Fire & Ice Clinical Facial Right for Me?
If you’re unsure about this facial, know that it’s entirely dependent on your skin and your lifestyle. If you’re uncomfortable with the “fire” feeling and the slight burning/tingling sensation that comes with this facial, you may want to try one of our more gentle facials at our medspa. Fortunately, the Fire & Ice professional facial requires no downtime.
You won’t experience any skin shredding, redness, inflammation or irritation at all. While your skin may seem flushed after the treatment, this effect will wear off within the next 4 to 6 hours. No downtime after this facial may better suit your lifestyle as opposed to chemical peel facials.
The effects of this facial also lasts about a month, which is a significant amount of time for your skin to look and feel rejuvenated. Ultimately, your doctor should have the last word when it comes to whether or not this facial is right for you. Consult with your dermatologist and feel free to ask any questions.
Professional Facials in Miami | Dr. Deborah Longwill
Dr. Longwill’s expanding medical practice is directly related to her holistic clinical approach, which involves first listening to patients’ concerns, then thoroughly diagnosing and explaining their individual treatment options, with both short and long-term personalized treatment plans.
These plans are tailored to each patient’s unique skincare needs, lifestyle factors and other pertinent clinical considerations. Book an appointment at the Miami Center for Dermatology today for a professional facial and get 15% our Fire & Ice Facial.