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Need a Facial? Get Conversant With These 12 Facial Types

With so many kinds of facials out there, picking the right one might create a needle-in-haystack kind of situation. But many options are imperative because people have different skin types and needs. It can’t just be a matter of one fits all. We at Mints Medical Spa Chicago are here to help you understand the wide range of options at your disposal and guide you in picking the best technique according to your specific requirements. So, here are the facial types you want to know about:

1.      Deep Cleansing Facials

For those times when you just want to lay back, close your eyes and drift away while your face gets pampered, a deep cleansing is just the thing. It provides extractions, a head and neck massage, and you wake up looking and feeling fresh.

2.      Anti-aging Facials

The skin loses its luster with age because of various factors including genetics, lifestyle, and pollution. This type of facial is meant to help rejuvenate your skin texture through various approaches, products, and technology. It involves cleansing, resurfacing, brightening, and hydrating. Among the possible techniques used are microdermabrasion, acid peels, and collagen.

3.      Microdermabrasion

As mentioned earlier, this is one of the best ways to restore your healthy and youthful glow. A pressurized jet punctures the skin before vacuuming the dead cells away.

4.      Acupuncture Facial

Needles are pushed into your crow’s feet, forehead and frown lines, about 1mm deep. Don’t be scared though – it doesn’t hurt and your skin will look radiant afterward. The needles are removed after 15 minutes.

5.      Acne Facials

For those dealing with acne and pimples, this is an ideal solution. Your skin is cleansed, exfoliation is done, and a pore extraction with an anti-bacterial mask is in order. Massage is normally not a priority. Depending on the severity of your acne and the exact type of facial you choose, the techniques and procedure taken might differ. Upon consultation, Dr. Ahmad of MINTS Medical Spa Chicago will guide you in taking a pick.

6.      Brightening Facial

If you don’t want to look dull and tired, this is your cup of tea. A combination of masks, acid treatments, and enzyme peels are used to eliminate dead-skin and leave you looking all glowy. A skin brightening facial might involve any of the other facial techniques on this list, although it will be specifically tailored to give you that glowing appearance you so much deserve.

7.      Gold Facial

Sounds deluxe, right? Well, that’s because you get 24-carat gold on your face. The gold facial penetrates into the skin easily to facilitate toxin removal and cell regeneration for a youthful skin.

8.      Fruit Acid Facial

Fruit facial is among the popular facial types. It helps to scrub the skin deeply, remove blackheads, and boost glow. This facial type might not be suitable for sensitive skin because the enzymes found in the fruits may trigger a reaction on the skin, causing itchiness or inflammation.

9.      Paraffin Facial

This facial uses a paraffin-based cream and mask to promote a clear complexion with baby-soft skin. It is good for both dry and oily skin.

10.      Enzyme Facial

This one uses enzymes in a way that is beneficial to inflamed acne, sensitive skin, and rosacea. It removes keratin, calms irritated or inflamed skin, gently exfoliates, and leaves the skin appearing healthy and luminous.

11.      Oxygen Facial

Leveraging state-of-the-art oxygen technology, this facial helps minimize hydration/ skin volume, smoothen expression lines and wrinkles, deliver effective anti-aging ingredients, improve uneven pigmentation, and create brighter, more radiant skin.

12.      Light Therapy Facial

Also known as LED light facial or color light therapy, this facial type employs clinically proven wavelengths of UV-free LED lights to boost the production of collagen, improve skin tone/ texture, heal wounds faster, and treat defects such as acne, dermatitis, rosacea, and eczema.


There you go! 12 different types of facial to choose from. Mints Medical Spa offers numerous aesthetic services besides facials. Contact us to book an appointment and get a step closer to that healthy, youthful, glowing skin you want.

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