Vacuum Facial Massage
Among the various facial rejuvenation procedures, vacuum facial massage has gained significant popularity. The technique involves using suction cups and is quite straightforward, but its effects become evident after just a few sessions. It noticeably lifts the contours of the face, smooths wrinkles, and reduces dark circles under the eyes. Let's take a closer look at the procedure's process, its types, indications, and contraindications.
Important! Vacuum facial massage should not be performed more than once a week. If done with a shorter time interval, it may lead to microtraumas of the skin.
Types of Vacuum Facial Massage
There are several types of vacuum facial massage:
- Static cups, which are placed on specific areas of the skin (typically problematic areas) and left for 10-15 minutes.
- Moving cups over the skin, lubricated with oil, following the direction of lymphatic flow.
- Mechanical cups: The massage is performed using a special device equipped with plastic cups with built-in rollers. This combines vacuum action with rolling massage. This method is particularly effective for nasolabial folds.
- Vacuum-laser: A relatively new technique where a cup placed on the skin is irradiated with a laser, creating an additional anti-inflammatory effect along with vacuum pressure.
The choice of which type of facial vacuum massage is best suited for you will be determined by a medical cosmetologist at the beauty salon. A thorough diagnostic assessment is carried out before the procedure to ensure maximum effectiveness and safety.
Cupping Tools for Vacuum Massage
Currently, several types of medical cups are used in beauty salons to perform this procedure:
- Silicone cups: Soft material that glides easily over the skin, preventing skin trauma.
- Plastic cups: Perhaps the most convenient to use as they hold their shape, are easy to warm up, and have a rubber bulb on top for air suction. The procedure can begin after a few squeezes of the bulb.
- Glass cups: These are typically used only by experienced cosmetologists, as glass is heavier and poses a risk of skin injury.
Procedure Sequence for Cupping Massage
In our salon, you can undergo a vacuum facial massage. It is recommended to schedule the procedure before the weekend, as the face may become slightly reddened, and slight swelling may occur after the cups.
Here is the procedure sequence:
- Steam the face to open the pores.
- Apply cosmetic oil to the skin.
- Perform the vacuum massage: The therapist attaches the cup to the skin, creates a vacuum, and then moves it along the massage lines.
Contraindications for this procedure include overly thin and sensitive skin, as well as the presence of inflammation or skin injuries.