If you're not seeing results after a year, you may want to speak with your esthetician and see if there is anything different that can be done. There are many, many different kinds of facials. However, if you want to save money, which is understandable, you can kind of fudge a facial at home. (I am an esthetician myself)
The products you use are sooo very important. I wholeheartedly reccomend Bioelements products. I won't lie, they are pricey, but completely worth it. I have seen dramatic results from most people, including myself, soon after starting regimens with Bioelements. First of all, if your skin oily, use "Decongestant Cleanser" daily. Follow with "Equalizer" spray toner, and "Beyond Hydration" moisturizer in the morning (followed by "Sun Diffuser" SpF 15. Sooo important!!) and "Oil Control Sleepwear" at night. The Sleepwear is a miracle product. It contains time-released retinol and collegan boosters. You wake up with new skin. Once a week, use the "Pumice Peel Manual Microdermabrasion." Over time, the sleepwear product and Pumice Peel will reduce the appearance of your pores. You can also customize these products, meaning you can take them into the salon or spa where you buy them and have them add acne control solutions or anything else you need to all of these products. For the at-home facial, start by cleansing skin, then exfoliating with the pumice peel. Then steam the face for 7-10 minutes and apply (and I'm going to switch brands on this one) Origins "Clear Improvement Charcoal mask" Leave that on for ten minutes, then rinse off and apply the Beyond Hydration moisturizer. As for facials, you may ask your esthetician about Microdermabrasion, done by a machine, or mild chemical or glycolic peels, or other procedures. Hope this helps you!