The term “medical facial” is becoming more and more common, yet many patients may be confused about the difference between a medical facial at the dermatologist’s office and the facials they have been receiving for years at the spa.

The main difference is what patients want to achieve with their facial. Many people schedule a facial as a time to relax and decompress. While they may want to improve the tone and appearance of their face, their ultimate goal is some quality relaxation time. This is where non-medical facials come in. The entire procedure is based on the experience, not necessarily the outcome. On the other hand, medical facials are used to treat a particular problem like deep wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, or acne.

When it comes to finding a facility for medical facials, patients should approach it the same way they would look for any type of doctor, by doing their research, asking for referrals from their friends and family, and evaluating patient testimonials.

At Pure Skin Dermatology, we specialize in medical facials that address a variety of skin issues to help our patients feel better about their appearance.


Microdermabrasion works to remove the bacteria and dead skin cells from the top layers of skin, leaving healthy and rejuvenated skin. It is effective at treating a variety of issues including clogged pores, acne, deep wrinkles, sun damaged skin, age spots, discoloration, and stretch marks.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels work by applying a chemical to the skin to the damaged layers of skin to dry and peel off. They range in intensity and type of chemical used from superficial to deep. Chemical peels are effective at treating a wide range of skin problems from small pigment changes and mild wrinkles to long-term sun damage, lesions, or deep wrinkles. They can also be done in combination with microdermabrasion for more dramatic results.

Dermal Fillers

Although not a facial, dermal fillers such as Restylane and Juvéderm are facial treatments that work to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles in the face by increasing volume. They are injected underneath the skin, producing immediate results with no downtime. In some instances, dermal fillers can improve the appearance of scars.

If you are in the Orlando area and interested in finding out more about the medical facial options at our office, call us today and schedule a consultation.