Facials Specialist

Elevate Medical Spa

Medical Spa located in Petoskey, MI

A facial is one of the simplest treatments to enhance and restore your skin without injections or surgery. At Elevate Medical Spa, located in Petoskey, Michigan, Marti Goetz, FNP-C, performs medical-grade treatment facials to minimize hyperpigmentation, reduce redness, eliminate acne, and more. To find out which facial is right for your skin, call Elevate Medical Spa or schedule an appointment online today.

Facials Q & A

What are facials?

A facial is a multi-step skin care treatment that typically involves cleansing, steaming, pore extraction, and moisturization. 

At Elevate Medical Spa, Marti performs a number of facial treatments customized specifically for your skin care needs. The right facial can enhance dull skin, brighten dark spots, even out your skin tone and texture, and eliminate imperfections.

What can facials treat?

Facials treat a number of different skin concerns, depending on the type you choose. Some of the most common concerns that facials can address include:

  • Acne
  • Redness
  • Acne scars
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Dull skin
  • Enlarged pores
  • Dry or oily skin
  • Sun damage

At your visit to Elevate Medical Spa, Marti can tailor a custom facial plan to meet your specific needs and skin care goals.

How do facials work?

With a broad range of facials available, each has its own unique steps. Some facials combine the treatment with chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and even microneedling. However, a standard facial has five steps:

Cleanse

The first step in any facial is cleansing the skin. This provides a clean surface for you to apply the rest of your treatment.

Exfoliate

Exfoliating your skin eliminates dead skin cells and debris that tends to accumulate on top of the skin.

Extract

Extracting oils, dead skin cells, and debris from your pores helps minimize acne, blackheads, and other common skin concerns.

Massage

Massage during a facial not only helps you relax, but it can also improve your body’s lymphatic drainage.

Mask

Marti customizes masks to address your unique skin concerns. This step helps ensure that your skin remains smooth, clear, and hydrated after your visit.

What types of facials are available?

At Elevate Medical Spa, Marti offers several different facial treatments to improve the tone and texture of your skin. These facials include:

  • Hydrafacial MD® facial
  • Classic Cleansing facial
  • Dermaplane facial
  • Hydraplane facial
  • Acne facial
  • DiamondGlow™ facial

Facials are safe, effective, and noninvasive. You can always return to Elevate Medical Spa for additional treatments to maintain your skin’s new glow.

What are Chemical and Exfoliant Peels?

Our Estheticians or Medical Providers use chemical and exfoliant peels to improve the appearance of your face and neck using a safe and robust exfoliating solution. Peels can address many issues, including pigment, texture, fine lines, and wrinkles. The provider will apply the selected solution over the desired treatment area, allowing for the medicated solution to peel off the outer layer of damaged skin. Chemical peels tend to be more chemical or prescription-based, offering a much deeper treatment. Exfoliant peels tend to be plant or fruit-based and are geared toward a lighter peel for those that are more sensitive, maybe do not need a very aggressive peel, and or are just starting with different peels. Some people will see actual peeling effects, while others may experience none to mild peeling effects. Our Esthetician can help customize the correct treatment plan for you. It is important to not treat sunburned skin and to keep the skin protected from the sun for @2 weeks after your treatment. Peels are recommended to be performed every season- so 4 peels per year. Sometimes you may be recommended to do 3 in a row, each one month apart.

Results that can be seen can be mild to dramatic, depending on the depth or type of the peel used. The new skin underneath is smoother and more toned, giving your skin a younger-looking, healthier appearance. Chemical and Exfoliant peels are effective in treating brown spots, wrinkles, texture issues, and shallow scars. If you are new to peels, it may be recommended that you start with a lower-level peel and work your skin up to stronger peels so we know what your skin tolerance is. It is important to avoid direct sun for 1-2 weeks before and @ 2weeks after your treatment. And as always, application of an SPF of 35 or higher is recommended every 2 hours.

Elevate offers several chemical peel treatments including:

- Skin Medica Peels
- VI Peels by Vitality Institute


Our Esthetician or Medical Provider can evaluate your skin type and problem areas to determine which facial treatment is right for you. You will also be instructed on what skincare regimen to continue afterward. To learn more about available facial treatments and peels, schedule an appointment by calling the spa directly.