What is a Facial?
Austin, TX board-certified dermatologists at Snyder Dermatology offer their patients (of all skin types) facials that are customized for their specific skincare needs. Men and women alike come to our dermatology practice to have refreshing facials to treat common skin concerns and improve the overall health of the skin. Every facial is customized to meet the needs of the patient, and offers a unique way to clean and hydrate the skin so that patients can enjoy a glowing appearance. We invite you to learn more about the facial options at our dermatology practice under the leadership of Dr. Renee Snyder. Call and schedule an appointment today so that you can look and feel rejuvenated!
"3 year later update: Still the best skin ever. No breakouts. Same topical meds. In addition-- I came back from Japan with a random allergic reaction all over my body. Super itchy, very red, very unable to sleep and uncomfortable from the constant itching. I went to see an allergy doctor for three weeks who said it was my dogs. My dogs. After 3 weeks and about $300 of tests. And I should get rid of them. Eff you. That's a effing cop out. I go see dr. Snyder. She rushes in, looks at my neck, looks at my back, scratches me, and instantly knows what I need. It was Zantac. Zantac was what I needed because it blocked a certain type of allergy (not just for heartburn folks). Not even a prescription. After 24 hours-- gone. Seriously gone. Dr.snyder, I love you. Never change. ---Skin Care Review--- Adult acne. Is there anything worse? I'm almost 30 fregging years old and worrying about acne. Geez. After continuous breakouts, 2 facials, and 3 months of strict, regimented exfoliation, I decided it was time to see a dermatologist. Thanks to Yelp, I think I found my lady. Just had my visit with Dr. Snyder (rated highly in Yelp and in Austin Monthly's Best Doctors of 2012). I get that some people might find her people skills subpar...that certainly matters when going in for serious skin issues. But for my surface area, skin care troubles, I think she's perfect! Granted the total doctor time was less than 10 minutes, but those 10 minutes were damn efficient. She looked at my skin, asked about my morning and evening routine, talked about the prescriptions she was recommending, and walked me through my new Snyderized morning/evening routine that closely resembled my current habits. We're all busy. I had no problems with her no-fuss, get in, do the job, get out style. The whole appointment was less than an hour, and I had leftover time to consult with one of their aestheticians and have a beauty talk for 30 minutes. Eff-yea. If you want a nice friendly doctor who will hold your hand and coddle you, look elsewhere. If you want to improve your skin, save time, get back to life -- Dr. Snyder is your gal. Update 7 days later-- Not a single breakout! The prescription gels were spendy, but damn. SUPER effective. Thanks Dr. S!"- K.K. / Yelp / Feb 03, 2013
"Dr. Snyder is amazing! She really knows her field. My husband and I both see her. I go for yearly check-ups and basic facial needs. My husband has a rare skin disease that is only treatable, not curable. He requires constant maintenance. Dr. Snyer has been incredibly knowledgable with treatments. Also, if you are in need of an anesthetician see Jessica."- C.W. / ZocDoc / Feb 03, 2014
"I love seeing Rachael every month for facial treatments and laser!!! She is beautiful in and out. I love working with her. Also I love Dr. Aranda our (my husband’s doctor as well ;)). She is an amazing dermatologist."- M.V. / Facebook / Nov 01, 2017
"I have tried different places for skin care, facials and such. I love Snyder dermatology. They take very good care of my skin, and educating me and teaching me about the different options in order that I can decided what is best for me, is their priority before providing amazing service. The staff is incredible. Very friendly yet professional, and very knowledgeable. It feels very nice to decide to treat myself, and the experience has been great. The needling on my face has shown great results. They also recommend different skin care which has changed my skin for the better. It glows and I feel amazing. The skin care truly makes a great difference."- L.L. / Yelp / Jun 28, 2018
"I have tried different places for skin care, facials and such. I love Snyder dermatology. They take very good care of my skin, and educating me and teaching me about the different options in..."- L.L. / Yahoo / Jun 28, 2018
Types of Facials
At Snyder Dermatology, we offer many types of facial treatments including:
- Express Facial
- Fire & Ice Treatment
- One Hour Facial
- HydraFacial MD
During a facial treatment
A facial treatment consists of a thorough cleansing of the skin. Depending on which facial you choose, most of our facials start with a light dermablading process to smoothen the skin, such as removing the layer of facial hair that often forms on the surface. The facial will clean the skin, followed by an exfoliation and steaming process, and will end with the application of a facial mask, a toner, and moisturizer. All patients will leave their appointment with SPF so the skin is protected from the sun. During the facial treatment, our aesthetician will often perform a gentle shoulder and chest massage while our patients relax during treatment. The average facial takes about 30 – 45 minutes to complete.
What to Expect
Many of our dermatology patients experience some skin sensitivity after the facial process, and report that it feels like a mild sunburn on the face. While many are able to return to their normal activities and reapply makeup immediately afterwards, there are some patients that will experience some mild redness for a short period, which usually lasts 2 – 24 hours, and can be soothed with cold compressions.
You can expect sunspots to darken after the facial treatment, then naturally shed from the skin within 1 – 2 weeks. Skin tone will be more even and smooth, with less pronounced redness within a week after treatment. Blood vessels may disappear after treatment or they may appear darker and then fully or partially fade within 10 – 14 days.
Once you have a facial, we recommend getting on a routine treatment schedule so that your face remains clean and clear year-round. In addition, we can offer you a product line to use at home to compliment your treatment. These professional grade products will enhance your skin in between facials at our dermatology office. We can give recommendations on which products to use per skin type, and also suggest the right type of makeup to match your skin tone and avoid breakouts.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $50 - $125
- 30-45 minutes
Schedule a Consult Today!
Your skin health is important to us at Snyder Dermatology. We offer numerous facials (such as the HydraFacial MD), designed to improve the health of your facial skin, and at-home products that will keep your skin looking lovely and radiant. If you are concerned with congested pores, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, oily areas, combination skin, or other skin conditions, please call and schedule a skin analysis with one of our board-certified dermatologists in Austin, TX.