With the added hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it can be hard to find time for self-care. In this busy season, it is important to take care of your skin during the winter months. Increased dryness can lead to issues for your skin. It is essential to properly exfoliate and hydrate your skin to help it stay healthy.
During the colder months, we are in the sun much less and cover up most of our skin. Because of this, many people prefer to receive more intensive facial treatments, like a Fire and Ice facial in Broken Arrow, during these months.
This treatment is suitable for almost all ages and skin types. A Fire and Ice facial offers a boost to cell regeneration and leaves skin with a healthy glow. It also helps with a variety of other skin concerns as well.
Keep reading to learn all about the iS CLINICAL Fire and Ice facial treatment, how it works, how to prepare, and more.
What is a Fire and Ice facial?
The Fire and Ice facial is also known as the “Hollywood” or “Red Carpet” facial because of its popularity with celebrities, especially before red carpet events. It gained recognition because of the dramatic results it offers with minimal discomfort and no downtime, making it perfect for busy schedules and last-minute events.
A Fire and Ice facial in Broken Arrow consists of two masks. The first one smooths and resurfaces the skin gently with heat. The second mask is designed to hydrate and nurture the skin with a cooling effect. When combined, these two unique masks provide a noticeable difference with less discomfort than some other treatment options.
What is the Fire?
The Fire half of a Fire and Ice facial is made up of a special blend of:
- Vitamin B3
- Citric acid
- Unbuffered glycolic acid
- Lactic acid
- Malic acid
- A blend of antioxidants
These ingredients together create a powerful, yet gentle exfoliating mask that resurfaces the skin with very little discomfort. Most patients describe it as a tingling sensation. The mildness of the mask makes it appropriate even for patients with sensitive skin.
What is the Ice?
The Ice half of the treatment provides a cool, soothing mask that helps to rejuvenate the skin. This part of the treatment is made up of:
- Japanese green tea extracts
- Aloe vera gel
- Hyaluronic acid
- Licorice extracts
- Grape seed extract
- Rosemary extract
This part of the treatment leaves skin refreshed, hydrated, and balanced. Providing skin with an added boost of moisture that is crucial during the winter months. When applied following the Fire mask, skin is left with a beautiful, healthy glow.
Advantages of a Fire and Ice facial
Our patients love this treatment for its rejuvenating effects. It can help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles while softening rough skin with lasting results. We see people young and old—with all types of skin—for this facial at BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center.
An iS CLINICAL Fire and Ice facial in Broken Arrow can provide relief to several skin conditions. These include:
- Oily skin
- Acne scarring
Preparing for your treatment
Whether this is your first facial or it’s been awhile since you have received one, there are a few things that you should do leading up to your Fire and Ice facial in Broken Arrow. Following these steps helps to ensure you get the longest-lasting, best results possible for your skin.
- During your consultation, make us aware of any medications, even over-the-counter medications, you take. Also let us know about any health conditions you have.
- Let us know what skincare products you use at home so we can make suggestions on what will work best for your skin before and after your facial.
- In the week leading up to your appointment, avoid any strong facial treatment products and do not exfoliate the skin, as this is a key part of the Fire and Ice facial.
- Be sure to avoid excessive sun exposure and all tanning beds for 5 days prior to your treatment. Sun damage is always bad but should be avoided completely before your appointment.
When you arrive for your appointment
On the day of your Fire and Ice facial treatment at BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center, we recommend wearing something comfortable. You don’t have to, though. We recommend this simply so your clothes are easy to get in and out of. A lot of our patients get this treatment because it is quick and doesn’t require downtime. So if you are seeing us on a busy day, then come as you are and go back to what you were doing afterwards.
We also recommend that you not wear makeup to your appointment. This isn’t a requirement though, as we will cleanse your face before your facial either way. The most important things were already taken care of in the week leading up to your treatment, so just come in, relax, and enjoy a wonderful facial experience. Your treatment will take less than an hour to complete, then you’re free to go about your day!
What to do after your facial
Our patients love the Fire and Ice facial treatment because it doesn’t require much for recovery and there is no downtime needed. You may experience some mild redness similar to a light sunburn after your treatment. This is normal and should last a few hours at most.
You should wear sunscreen for the next few days and avoid excessive sun exposure while your skin begins the cell rejuvenation process. Everyone’s skin is different, and if your skin may benefit further from serums or topical treatments afterwards, we will make sure you are aware.
Frequently ask questions
When will I see results from a Fire and Ice Facial?
You will see results after just 1 treatment! Your skin will have a healthy glow immediately after your treatment and results will continue to increase for a few days after your facial.
Is the Fire and Ice safe for all skin types?
This treatment is safe for almost all skin types. We will determine if your skin is a good match for a Fire and Ice facial during your initial consultation.
How often should I get a Fire and Ice facial?
We recommend receiving a Fire and Ice facial treatment at least 4 times a year. You shouldn’t get more than 1 a month, though, as it takes skin an average of 4 weeks to complete the cycle of growth to exfoliation. A facial can be very helpful in this natural process.
Everyone’s skin is different, so we will make skincare recommendations based on your individual needs.
What can a Fire and Ice facial in Broken Arrow help with?
On top of the healthy glow a Fire and Ice facial can leave your skin with, this treatment can potentially help to:
- Balance oily skin
- Decrease acne
- Improve acne scarring
- Smooth fine lines and wrinkles
- Stimulate skin’s natural cell renewal
How long will my treatment take?
The Fire and Ice facial treatment is a two mask process. Your treatment will only take about 45 minutes.
Will I need to plan downtime to recover?
One of our patients’ favorite parts of a Fire and Ice facial treatment at BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center in Broken Arrow is that it does not require any downtime. You will be able to go about the rest of your day like you normally would. There may be some lingering redness, similar to a sunburn, but this doesn’t normally last more than a few hours.
More ways to look and feel great over the holidays!
What an exciting time of year it is! It’s a time for family, friends, and celebration. Thanksgiving and Christmas are two of the biggest holidays of the year and also, arguably, the two most delicious. The good news is there are ways to enjoy the holidays, without committing to larger pants sizes for the new year 😉
The best strategy to not gain weight but also enjoy the tastes of the season is portion control. You can have some of your favorite foods but pay attention to your calorie intake. Combine this with added exercise to burn those calories.
It can be difficult to know what to eat to be on track in the first place, though. That’s why many find it helpful to have a custom diet plan to help avoid eating too much over the holidays. At BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center in Broken Arrow, we put together a wide assortment of treatments to help you feel your best, inside and out.
Even if you do end up overindulging, we can help. At our weight loss clinic we offer a variety of approaches to medically assisted weight loss and dieting. We can help you get back on track with weight loss.
Ready to experience what BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center has to offer?
A Fire and Ice facial, also known as the “holiday facial”, is a great treatment for the fall and winter. Give your face the red carpet special treatment with this unique two mask treatment that delivers amazing results!
BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center is in Broken Arrow, just outside Tulsa, OK. We offer some of the best treatments to help you look and feel your best. Get started on your wellness journey today with our virtual consultation tool to help determine what treatments are best for you. Or if you’d prefer, call us at (918) 872-9999 to schedule an appointment.