Should You Get Facials On a Regular Basis?

By: Dr. Hyemin Pomerantz


Staying consistent with your at-home skin care regimen – including cleansing twice daily and using topical products as recommended – is an essential part of keeping your skin healthy and vibrant. For patients hoping to boost the effects of their daily skin care routine and maintain consistently smooth, glowing skin, in-office skin rejuvenation treatments can be a fantastic addition. At VivaSkin Dermatology and Aesthetics in Wellesley, MA, experienced skin care expert Dr. Hyemin Pomerantz and her team of aesthetic providers are proud to help patients achieve a complexion they can feel proud of with a wide range of customizable facial treatments. Here, we’ll discuss how professional facials can best be used, including how often patients should schedule their treatments.

What should I be doing for my skin on a regular basis?

While everyone’s skin needs are unique, there are a few things that can benefit virtually anyone’s complexion, including:

  • Using a gentle facial cleanser twice daily
  • Avoiding sun exposure
  • Wearing sunscreen
  • Keeping the skin moisturized
  • Using topical serums and other products as recommended
  • Drinking plenty of water
  • Eating a clean, healthy diet
  • Using non-comedogenic makeup products

When should I start getting professional facials?

In our 20s and younger, most of us put little thought into skin care. This is because, during these years, the skin is naturally full, supple, and radiant. As we age, however, the skin begins to lose some of its natural elasticity and also sustains damage due to sun exposure and other factors. It is often around our 30s and 40s that we begin to notice lines, wrinkles, and other skin concerns becoming visible – which leads many people to explore their professional skin rejuvenation treatment options around this time. However, it is never too early (or too late) to think about pairing your at-home skin care methods with professional treatments. For many people, facials are a great place to start.

How often should I get a professional facial?

During your initial consultation for professional skin treatments in Wellesley, MA, Dr. Pomerantz or one of our knowledgeable team members will thoroughly assess your complexion, discuss your specific concerns and goals, and recommend a customized facial treatment designed to help you achieve your ideal outcome. The frequency of facials that is right for you will depend on several individual factors, including your skin type, your lifestyle, the products and serums used in your facial, any additional skin treatments you may have undergone recently, and others.

On average, patients tend to achieve the most consistent and optimal complexions by scheduling facial treatments about once per month. Between facials, it is important to continue a dedicated at-home skin care regimen, live an overall healthy lifestyle, and consider complementary in-office treatments – like chemical peels – to keep your skin looking and feeling in tip-top shape.

Monthly facials may be the skin transformation solution you’ve been searching for in Wellesley, MA

Even with a consistent at-home skin care routine, it’s difficult – if not impossible – to reach the same level of skin radiance that is possible with regular in-office skin treatments. To learn more about the comprehensive array of skin rejuvenation options available at VivaSkin Dermatology and Aesthetics in Wellesley, MA, call to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Hyemin Pomerantz today.