roof, tired of having to deal with the burning red spots on her face. “I am using topical medications for my acne and rosacea and I am not seeing them improve. Instead, the redness increased,” she recounts.
When the exasperated 32-year-old accountant spoke to her dermatologist, he suggested that she try a new treatment option – the “Glacial Facial”. He thinks the cooling effect of the treatment will work to reduce the redness.
Mai suggested and said that after the first treatment it was “relaxing”, “I improved immediately when I looked in the mirror and the redness didn’t come back.”
Five weeks later, she underwent a second Glacial facial at Juva Skin & Laser Center in NYC, and she reports that she has maintained her positive results. Now, she plans to schedule another treatment next spring when the weather warms up, as her skin condition is aggravated by the heat.
So what is this new hour-long ‘Glacial Facial’? It is a Skin Care developed by doctors together with Massachusetts General Hospital, as they were conducting studies on how cold could be used to suppress unwanted pigmentation. Doctors have “used controlled cold temperatures to reduce the amount of activity of pigment sites on the skin, especially for dark-skinned women, because dark skin is more prone to pigmentation. acne and other skin lesions. As part of the study, doctors learned that people with rosacea and sensitive skin also respond well to cold,” explains Dr. Bruce Katza board-certified dermatologist and director of Juva Skin & Laser Center in NYC, which has been offering innovative treatments for several months.
“Patients with inflammatory conditions such as eczema and rosacea do not respond to typical facial treatments. That’s because there’s a lot of blood vessel activity with these conditions, creating redness and inflammation. Cold constricts blood vessels and thus reduces activity,” explains Dr.
With reduced blood vessel activity, patients who have tried the cold “Glacial Facial” treatment and found their skin to be red and hyperpigmented, calm down. The key to the actual “Glacial Facial” procedure, now available at select dermatologists’ offices nationwide, is the “cooling” hand pad used at the clinic. different steps in the process to massage products into facial skin for a few minutes at a time: mild salicylic acid peel, brightening micro-treatment mask, and vitamin C brightening and firming serum. When the products are massaged, the disease Patients will experience a soothing sensation of ‘cold’ due to the cold hand pressed against their skin.
Hand cooler used for massage, “very refreshing”, reports Julissa, 34 years old, another patient at Juva Skin & Laser Center. “It feels clear and light. I love it.”
Julissa, a sales rep, says she was delighted to see “my skin glow” after Glacial Facial. “My skin looks brighter and I have some brown sun spots and it lightens them. I also feel my eyes are less puffy.” She now plans to schedule another round of treatment.
Katz recommends that patients undergo two to four bandage facials, spaced one month apart. “A lot of facials help relax and feel good afterward, but they don’t provide lasting results. But with this treatment, we have absolutely seen long-term improvement in patients,” he reports. Face is also being studied to see if it is effective in treating psoriasis.
The cost of Glacial Facial is $500 per treatment.
To find a dermatologist offering Glacial Facial in your area, visit glacialskin.com and enter your city, state or zip code in the ‘Find your way to flawless skin’ finder.