Atraumatic face cleansing

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Last reviewed: 17.10.2021

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Atraumatic face cleansing is based on chemical reactions caused by AHA acids. Despite the frightening word "chemical", the procedure is the mildest of its kind. In fact, this is a gentle type of peeling, and the replacement of the name with the synonym "atraumatic" is quite justified. According to modern cosmetology, this is a completely safe and effective technique. [1]

Indications for the procedure

Unlike manual or vacuum techniques, atraumatic facial cleansing is carried out non-contact. Therefore, the skin is not injured and does not experience mechanical stress, and side effects in the form of irritation, tightness, hyperemia do not occur.

The procedure is suitable for everyone, regardless of type, age, presence or absence of tanning. Dryness and thinness of the skin do not interfere with the procedure, since the procedure is as gentle as possible. [2]

However, specific indications for cleaning have been identified. They arise when a person notices the following shortcomings in himself:

  • mimic or age wrinkles;
  • wilting of the skin;
  • surface contamination with dust, cornified cells;
  • comedones, acne, pimples.


One of the goals of cleansing is to remove the dead layer of the epidermis to rejuvenate and smooth the skin surface. It reduces the secretion of fat, reduces the activity of microflora, and relieves the likelihood of inflammation.

  • The procedure is performed in several stages. Like other cosmetic procedures, make-up removal imparts atraumatic facial cleansing.

At this stage of preparation, cleansing, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory drugs are used. This is followed by a peeling of the scales, consisting mainly of fruit acids. A mask with glycolic acid is applied to open the pores. [3]

A second layer is applied to the face with opened pores, with more concentrated ingredients. At this stage, the skin heats up and softens, due to chemical processes, part of the fat plugs dissolves. The end result is achieved through chemical processes that dissolve clogged pores and associated dirt.

At this point, irritation or allergies are likely, but they are not critical. This is a common reaction of the skin to external stimuli. Finally, a mask is applied to tighten pores, moisturize and nourish the skin.

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Technique of the atraumatic face cleansing

In the process of atraumatic cleansing of the face, lotions, gels and other preparations are used, selected according to the individual parameters of the patient. This is a set of sequential actions, during which non-aggressive chemicals with a delicate cleansing effect are used.

The technique includes several stages: make-up removal, light peeling, cold hydrogenation, cleansing, a mask for soothing, a protective cream.

  • After removing the makeup, the skin is cleansed with liquid soap, which acts as an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, pain-relieving drug.
  • Thorough exfoliation removes cornification and all dead particles.
  • The special composition activates microcirculation, warms up and softens tissues, and has an anesthetic effect.
  • The lipolytic fluid liquefies fats and comedones.
  • Lotion disinfection prevents inflammation.
  • The task of a medical mask is to calm, dry, prevent inflammatory reactions.
  • Non-comedogenic cream designed to protect, moisturize, and regenerate cells.

The atraumatic procedure has significant advantages. It is not painful, does not cause complications and unpleasant surprises. It tightens pores, cleanses from blackheads and acne, accelerates the renewal of the epidermis. Improvements are noticeable after the first session. [4]

The procedure is applicable to all, without exception. Solves both teenage and age problems. This is the only technique that can be used for cuts or open wounds.

Procedure protocol

Performing atraumatic facial cleansing requires strict adherence to the protocol. Regardless of the specific technology, the general sequence is the same and consists of the following:

  • make-up remover;
  • softening the upper layer of the dermis with a warming agent;
  • toning;
  • cleansing pores from dirty accumulations;
  • 10-minute massage;
  • keratolytic mask;
  • preparation for vaporization;
  • turbo vaporization plus chromotherapy;
  • cleaning after the previous one and preparation for the subsequent manipulation;
  • manual cleansing of ducts and acne;
  • antiseptic treatment;
  • treatment with ultrasound and porosity agents;
  • toning to restore pH;
  • mask by skin type to soothe, close pores, saturate with nutrients;
  • protective cream, in summer - with filters.

The range of services may vary depending on the indications and wishes of the client. Therefore, the time also varies: from half to one and a half, or even 2 hours. The recommended number of sessions is determined by a specialist. On average, this is 5 procedures. The frequency is also different: from weekly to once a month. [5]

When performing manipulations, they use the best-proven drugs - the Israeli brand Holy Land, the German Janssen, the Canadian Oxygen Botanicals and some others.

Atraumatic facial cleansing in the salon

The method of atraumatic facial cleansing in salons is used for patients with sensitive skin and closely located vessels. It is painless and non-traumatic.

Professional atraumatic face cleansing is also called chemical , since the active ingredients are fruit acids . They absorb and remove dirt, then tighten the cleaned pores. The method is recommended for all types and ages of the skin: from adolescent to mature.

The manipulation is carried out step by step, with strict adherence to the order. Advantages:

  • subsequently no recovery time is required;
  • the face does not swell or redden;
  • in addition to cleansing, there is a rejuvenation effect;
  • a positive result is noticeable immediately;
  • high-quality professional drugs of world brands are used;
  • the likelihood of rashes is excluded;
  • has no seasonality;
  • reduces excess pigmentation;
  • combined with ultrasound;
  • solves medical issues;
  • stimulates the production of collagen and other strengthening components;
  • normalizes the functioning of the sebaceous glands.

The salons carry out the usual and in-depth cleaning options. The duration of each session is up to 2 hours. The number of sessions is set by the beautician. The effect of their holding lasts up to 6 months. The differences are related to the individual characteristics of the skin. [6]

Atraumatic face cleansing Holy land

Gentle peeling without external mechanical action, as a result of which the appearance, condition and color of the skin are improved - this is what Holy Land atraumatic face cleansing is all about. The skin begins to glow, comedones disappear for a long time, because this method of atraumatic cleansing of the face prevents their formation.

During the manipulation, a whole set of Holy Land cosmetics is used: for removing makeup, warming up, leveling, softening, drying, restoring. At the final stage, a mask, disinfecting lotion, powder, masking tone are used. The products are designed and manufactured in Israel and are of high quality and efficiency.

Cleaning does not require separate preparation. Lasts up to 2 hours, the effect lasts, depending on the characteristics, from a month to six months. The face also does not need special care after manipulation. The only recommendation is to refrain from active tanning for the next 5 days. Re-cleaning is indicated after about 2 weeks, however, the intervals and number of sessions are set taking into account the condition of the skin. [7]


  • pregnancy and breastfeeding;
  • acute infections;
  • high temperature;
  • the presence of damage;
  • oncology;
  • epilepsy, mental illness.

Janssen atraumatic face cleansing

All advertisements emphasize the delicacy and effectiveness of the services offered. What is the difference between janssen atraumatic facial cleansing and other similar techniques?

The fact is that alginate masks used for procedures are created from natural ingredients of brown algae. These sea plants have long been recognized and actively used by cosmetologists of world brands as active substances with mild cleansing properties, including properties. The dermis is cleaned, nourished and moisturized with products that act on the deeper layers.

The advantage of the JANSSEN system is the convenience and safety of cleaning. Persistent results are promised immediately, after the first session, during which the following tasks are performed:

  • pollution is eliminated;
  • the intensity of fat production decreases;
  • prevention of inflammation and aging is provided;
  • the color is refreshed and healthier;
  • pores become less visible;
  • the likelihood of recurrence of acne decreases.

Cleaning is carried out in stages. After the make-up remover, a thermomask follows, then a biocomplex with fruit components, an enzyme peeling, and a concentrate. Finally, an alginate mask is applied, followed by a nourishing and soothing agent. The manipulation is indicated for anyone who wants to get rid of dull skin and multiple acne. Experienced cosmetologists select preparations taking into account the peculiarities of the skin, including highly sensitive skin.

Academia atraumatic face cleansing

The first French beauty institute operates under the Academie Scientifigue de Beaute brand, which optimally combines pharmaceutical, dermatological and cosmetic research. Simply put, the brand's products are created to professionally solve medical and aesthetic problems, including procedures known as “atraumatic facial cleansing”. The results of their developments are recognized all over the world, and innovations even concern traditional professional terminology. For example, instead of the classic definition of "skin type" Academie proposes the classification concept "nature of skin".

With products designed for atraumatic facial cleansing, Academy successfully solves specific tasks in the shortest possible time. Specialized lines provide quick medical and cosmetic results. For this, a large assortment and variety of these very lines have been developed.

  • Compositions are constantly updated, state-of-the-art technologies are applied, ingredients are studied - with the aim of improving products or producing fundamentally new ones.

Professional cosmetics of the highest level are created from high-purity raw materials with a high concentration of active ingredients. Before coming to the consumer, it is subjected to multiple testing and certification.

Brand innovations - instant products, self-tanners, sports, creams for men. It was here that jojoba oil and collagen were first introduced into the recipe. Luxury cosmetics can also be used at home - to correct imperfections, improve the texture and appearance of the skin.

Atraumatic ultrasonic face cleaning

Some experts call ultrasonic face cleansing atraumatic - in view of the fact that it does not damage the dermis and passes without a recovery period. However, most cosmetologists classify atraumatic ultrasound facial cleansing as a separate technique. Today it is one of the most popular salon treatments. Recommended for cleaning from dead elements, dirt deposits, improving complexion. [8]

A scrubber scrubber is called a scrubber. It emits ultrasound, and ultrasound vibrations generate high frequency and low power vibrations in the surface layer.

  • In this way, ultrasound separates dead cells and dirt from living tissues.
  • Thanks to this, the skin becomes smooth to the touch and is free from shallow comedones.
  • Ultrasonic micromassage evens out the relief and skin tone.

The procedure is carried out on a cleansed face covered with a special gel. The scrubber gently touches the surface for about 20 minutes. There is no pain or other uncomfortable sensations, only a slight vibration is felt. Combines with manual post-treatment, which increases the efficiency of manipulation. [9]

  • UV cleaning can be done no more than once every two to three months. In difficult cases, it is repeated three times in three days, but then a break for six months is required.

You cannot conduct a session with acute acne and other dermatological problems, damage and inflammation, with fever, neuralgia, tumors, cardiovascular pathologies.

Contraindications to the procedure

Unlike other methods, atraumatic face cleansing has practically no contraindications to it. You should pay attention only to allergic reactions, high sensitivity of the skin or complete intolerance to fruit acids by the body. A preliminary consultation with a cosmetologist should include testing for reactions.

The procedure should be postponed if there are injuries, inflammations, infectious rashes or pathologies on the face, as well as in case of an acute cold. In some methods, there may be additional contraindications and prohibitions about which a qualified specialist must warn the client. [10]

Consequences after the procedure

The procedure is designed for 1.5 - 2 hours. Its softness is a plus, but there is also a downside: atraumatic face cleansing works shallowly and does not remove deep accumulations of dirt or serious skin imperfections. The positive consequences after the procedure are that it passes without a trace and does not interfere with immediately going outside, going to work or on other matters.

  • In order to avoid undesirable consequences after the procedure, it is forbidden to visit saunas and pools, sunbathe on the beach and in the solarium on the following days.

Atraumatic facial cleansing stimulates regeneration, so the skin becomes fresh and healthy. It does not undergo stretching or pressure, as a result of the procedure, it does not redden or swell. No pain or other uncomfortable sensations are felt during cleaning. A slight burning sensation is possible at moments.

Antiseptic treatment eliminates the likelihood of infection of the epidermis. Cleansing the pores helps the skin to breathe, as well as the absorption of cosmetic components better than before. As a result of cleansing, blood circulation, elasticity, and structure are improved. The skin becomes smooth, beautiful and naturally fresh.

The procedure takes up to 2 hours. The frequency depends on individual characteristics and varies widely: from a session per month to several per year.

Complications after the procedure

For all the harmlessness, most cosmetic manipulations are accompanied by some discomfort. The specialist should warn everyone interested in atraumatic face cleansing about this, as well as about complications after the procedure.

  • The pinkness of the skin occurs due to increased blood circulation. A slight redness is considered normal and completely disappears after a day or two.

The rashes that form after cleaning should also not bother patients: this is a natural self-cleaning, which is activated under the influence of manipulation. After exacerbation, the appearance will improve significantly.

The tightness of the skin is felt due to the action of acids. Moisturizers and nourishing creams reduce it, but increased dryness remains for a while.

Such consequences usually do not require additional intervention and soon go away on their own. At the request of the patient, the cosmetologist can prescribe drugs to reduce unwanted effects. [11]

It is necessary to consult a specialist in case of more serious phenomena:

  • If hyperemia persists after 48 hours.
  • Pain, swelling, burning, hyperemia can signal too aggressive manipulation.
  • Irritation, desquamation, bright redness, swelling are signs of intolerance to the ingredient used.
  • Abundant rashes can be the result of poor-quality products, infection, dubious qualifications of specialists.

Care after the procedure

If atraumatic face cleansing is performed by competent specialists in a salon with a good reputation, then complications are practically excluded. The rest, that is, proper care after the procedure, depends directly on the recipient of the service. What should be observed in the following days? [12]

  • Do not use scrubs, sauna, beach.
  • Don't exercise.
  • Do not use strong cosmetics, steaming and manual cleansing, sunscreens, tonal preparations.
  • Give up lifting, hair removal, laser treatments on the face.
  • Use foams, gels for washing according to skin type.
  • Remove grease with an alcohol-free toner or chlorhexidine digluconate.
  • Moisturize your skin and drink plenty of water.


Most of the reviews are questions asked by cosmetologists about the care after cleansing. They depend on the quality of the service received. If the atraumatic cleansing of the face is successful, and the subsequent care is performed according to the rules, then there are no questions. In some cases, reactions associated with the peculiarities of the skin are possible.

Professional cleaning can be compared to general cleaning. It is no coincidence that it is one of the most popular salons among the permanent clientele. Atraumatic face cleansing removes all kinds of impurities, unclogs pores, prevents many skin problems and imperfections. The end result is that it postpones the unpleasant moment of aging, continues youthfulness, health and beauty of the skin.

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