What Type of Facial Should You Get?

Getting a facial can be a relaxing experience that allows you to pamper yourself. Many patients crave this soothing experience but find themselves overwhelmed by the different kinds of treatments that they can choose from.

If you find yourself wondering which treatment is right for you, our skilled aestheticians will help you determine the right facial service for your skin type. The following are a few of our most popular treatment options to consider.


The HydraFacial consists of several steps that are designed to restore the vibrancy of the skin.

This five-step system starts with exfoliation, which reveals a new layer of fresh skin. Next, we use a hydrating serum. This is followed by a vortex cleaning to extract impurities from the skin. The treatment is finished by applying a serum filled with antioxidants and a round of LED light therapy.

The goal of a HydraFacial is to restore the skin to a more vibrant state. Best of all, benefits can often be observed immediately following your treatment.

HydraFacials produce results similar to those of microdermabrasion, with benefits that include more refined pores and a more even complexion. As it exfoliates the dead skin cells on the surface of your skin and restores moisture, your skin may appear to be more radiant.

The HydraFacial is a completely customizable experience. Our estheticians can survey your skin and customize the specific serums needed to cleanse and hydrate your face. Your treatment will be unique to the type of skin you have.

HydraFacials are also a quick procedure with no downtime. You can select either a 30-minute or a 50-minute session. Once treatment is complete, you can resume your normal activities without any interruptions.


Are you searching for a healthier-looking and more even complexion? Many patients love the non-invasive nature of the microdermabrasion procedure.

Microdermabrasion can be used to treat common conditions such as:

  • Dull complexion or uneven skin tone
  • Age spots or other dark spots
  • Melasma
  • Acne breakouts

About once a month, your skin grows a new outer layer and should shed the old skin cells. However, some people find that these old skin cells do not disappear quickly enough. The result is a dull complexion.

Microdermabrasion gets to the heart of the issue by exfoliating the top layer of your skin to reveal this new layer. This treatment utilizes a special handheld device to buff the skin of the face. The entire procedure is non-invasive and increases the turnover in your skin cells, leading to much healthier skin.

Keep in mind that microdermabrasion is often a longer process for many patients. Your treatment plan will vary based on the needs of your skin, but most patients require several appointments to achieve the best results. It’s common for our patients to schedule between 5 and 16 appointments for microdermabrasion.

Signature Facial

If a HydraFacial or microdermabrasion isn’t the right fit for you, then you may want to choose a signature facial. This spa facial will incorporate products and techniques that are unique to Spa Black.

This treatment tends to have more elements of personalization than a standard facial, with the esthetician making recommendations based on your skin type. You can make requests about what type of facial you would like to have, and our providers are experienced at making great suggestions for what your skin truly needs.

Most signature facials at Spa Black will consist of three stages:

  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
  • Mask

The first two stages go hand in hand by removing impurities and revealing a new layer of fresh skin. However, most patients are more familiar with the mask aspect of treatment. This is where customization comes into the picture.

For example, dry skin may benefit the most from a hydrating mask. Patients with irritated skin might instead favor a mask designed to decrease redness.

In our signature facials, we utilize a wide array of ingredients to give you the personalized experience that you desire. Some of the ingredients we may use include mud, aloe vera, massage oils, and fresh herbs.

Clear Skin Facials

Patients who have oily skin may want to consider a clear skin facial to help improve the overall quality of their skin. It starts with chemicals applied to the skin that are powerful enough to break down and remove oil from the surface and the pores.

These chemicals will go deep beneath the surface to the pores and the deepest levels of the skin to remove oil and clogged pores. Once the skin has been treated, it is more challenging for the oil to return. This gives you some lasting benefits for this type of treatment.

A clear skin facial is not a one-size-fits-all approach to creating healthy and beautiful skin. Like a signature facial, this treatment is customized to your skin by an esthetician. They will take into account how often you sweat, the flexibility of your skin, and the amount of oil produced.

Anyone with oily skin can benefit from this facial. Age is not a factor in who should receive a clear skin facial. They are great for adolescents as well as older individuals who have excess oil.

Finding the Right Treatment

If you want to pamper your skin and unwind, a facial could be just the service you have been searching for. At Spa Black, we have a large, experienced staff led by Dr. Thomas Jeneby, multiple injectors, and skilled estheticians.

Take advantage of our facial services and call our San Antonio, TX, office to schedule your consultation or appointment today!