Facials – Are They Worth It?

  Are facials worth spending money on?


If you have oily, acne-prone skin with large pores, then facials which incorporate various ways to unclog pores, like extractions or microdermabrasion, can be very helpful to do every 3-6 weeks. For everyone else, the exfoliation is nice, but let’s face it you could do that at home. Otherwise, facials are not going to make a big difference in the appearance of your skin for more than a day or two.

They are, however, a great way to relax, de-stress, and do a little self care. AND NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF THAT!!! For many women, who are raising families, working, and involved in community activities, stress levels are high. A facial is a healthy way to feel good – just don’t expect it to fix years of sun damage.


See Dr. Irwin’s article on Microdermabrasion and Light Peels

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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