Our skin is made up of two main layers, the epidermis, and the dermis. The epidermis is the layer responsible for the prevention of free-radical damage, i.e. from pollution, smoke, harmful bacteria etc.
A standard facial only provides pampering and is not treating the skin. They also generally include harsh exfoliation, which strips the skins barrier and is unnecessary, as our cells regularly turn over and fall away from the skin naturally, without the need of forced exfoliation. In a facial mask are applied and are generally left on the skin, where they only sit on the surface. This means a standard facial gives only temporary results that generally only last a few days. The products only sit on the skins surface, and do not penetrate to the Dermis, where our skin does the most healing and repairing. A standard facial is like taking a Panadol, it does not fix the problem, it simply masks the problem.
With Medi-Facials, the prescription strength (medical grade), natural ingredients which are exclusive to Doctors reach the Dermis to combat all skin issues, such as acne, scarring, pigment spots, sun damage, dehydration, rosacea, broken capillaries, etc. Medi-facials also improve the tone, texture, and collagen and elastin production in the skin, thus slowing down ageing.