Althea Facial in Sterling and Fairfax, Virginia
Our Althea Facial is designed to clean the skin and promote healthy skin. At the same time, it creates a youthful, healthy appearance and simply feels good as well. An approach that has worked well for us consists of three stages as follows:
1. Diamond microdermabrasion
2. Sugar cane exfoliating facial
3. LED phototherapy
Microdermabrasion cleans the skin. Sugar cane contains a low concentration of glycolic acid which is a mild exfoliant. The exfoliation is beneficial but not significant enough to cause visible peeling or flaking. Finally, the red and blue wavelengths of an LED light source have been shown to enhance the growth of collagen and elastin. This three stage approach is admittedly somewhat aggressive and can be adjusted to suit the client’s needs.