For every skin concern, there is a facial treatment intended to address it. Dry skin, acne, dullness, signs of aging…the possibilities go on. But what if you could choose a facial that combines the effects of multiple techniques for more comprehensive improvements? Now you can with a HydraFacial from Aesthetic Anti-Aging Center in Macon, GA.
What Is a HydraFacial Treatment?
Around the world, someone gets one of these HydraFacial treatments every 15 seconds. We tell you this so you can understand its immense popularity, not because of a trend, but because it leaves skin soft, smooth, glowing, and more even-toned. It’s also pain-free: many patients, in fact, comment on how pleasant it feels, especially compared to other treatments that aren’t as gentle.
But what is it? It’s a facial that delivers the results of three therapies: a hydrating mask, microdermabrasion, and a peel. You’ll find it different from other facials in that it’s performed with a medical-grade wand rather than by hand. This device, which works like a pore vacuum, sucks debris from the pores. In a three-step process, it also moisturizes and exfoliates.
Who Is It For?
This therapy can successfully treat nearly any skin concern because it’s customizable. From teens with oil and acne to adults with hyperpigmentation and fine lines to older people with thinning skin and pre-cancerous spots, treatment can be personalized to meet your needs. The only patients it shouldn’t be used on are those who are pregnant or have rosacea flare-ups, sunburns, or rashes.
It’s also ideal for people who don’t want to take time out of their schedules for lengthy cosmetic therapies. Most sessions take around 30 minutes, so you can come in at almost anytime convenient for you. You also don’t need to worry about downtime afterward, another bonus that some treatments simply cannot deliver.
Why Not Get a Regular Spa Facial?
One of the greatest distinctions with the HydraFacial – aside from its multi-faceted approach to treatment – is its consistency. Facials delivered by hand depend on the experience and expertise of the technician. This means results can vary widely even within a single office. Patients may experience discomfort or inflammation from overly aggressive techniques.
But this HydraFacial treatment is unparalleled in safety because it employs a patented machine. You can therefore count on results being predictable each and every time. You can also forget about the painful skin eruptions and redness that ensue after traditional extractions. This treatment provides a relaxing, feel-good experience.
What About Pain?
Suction performed as part of this treatment helps remove pore-clogging debris without squeezing or pressing, so skin looks vibrant and healthy rather than irritated and uncomfortable. Extraction, a critical component of skin health, is thus done in a gentle manner, especially because the HydraFacial uses a purging elixir of willow bark extract and salicylic acid that soothes and cleans.
What to Expect
Previously, we mentioned this facial incorporates a three-step process. We’ll explain each of these steps in detail so you know exactly what to expect during your treatment session.
Step 1: Cleanse and Peel
The cleansing that occurs with this facial is nothing like what you experience when washing your face at home. Skin that is properly cleaned forms the foundation for subsequent skincare. This HydraFacial treatment cleanses your skin using VortexFusion technology and a potent exfoliating acid. These tools work in synergy together to open pores and prepare skin for the nutrients that will follow.
The exfoliation process is further advanced with a glycolic acid peel. Safe enough for all patients, this peel loosens debris and dirt within the pores. It is delivered via the hand-held wand, not in the manner of a traditional chemical peel, so you don’t have to wait as the solution sinks below the skin’s surface layer. The treatment sensation is also different, helping to clear skin without stripping it of crucial moisture.
Step 2: Extract and Hydrate
This is where the fun starts, at least, that’s how patients typically describe this step. We attach a spiral tip to the hand-held device to suck out the gunk that clogs and suffocates the skin’s pores. This includes blackheads, whiteheads, and other impurities that mar the complexion. Many say this step feels like a massage as it works to clear and revive your face.
After, we apply an intensely hydrating serum to quench the skin. This soothes and nourishes to give the skin exactly what it needs. Think of it as delivering superfood directly to your face, and thanks to the clean surface and pores, this serum is able to penetrate in a way it wouldn’t otherwise be able to do.
Step 3: Infuse and Protect
This final step is the favorite of many patients. Still using the hand-held wand, we deliver an infusion of antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and peptides to seal your super-clean skin. This also helps your skin remain plump and supple. Different serums deliver different benefits, meaning this is another component that can be personalized.
All three steps listed above employ Vortex technology. This is what elevates the HydraFacial and makes it clinically proven to rejuvenate skin in a way that eliminates dead cells, clears pores, and moisturizes.
This technology also improves the skin’s appearance. It corrects sun damage, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tone. It also balances oily and dehydrated skin and diminishes pores so your face looks more youthful and more refined.
What You Should Know
Results are visible immediately after treatment. This hits right in the sweet spot of cosmetic treatments; it’s more powerful than a spa facial but not invasive like a laser treatment. It improves tone, texture, and chronic conditions like acne, but it doesn’t irritate or cause peeling. It also restores that “glow” everyone wants but struggles to obtain.
Works Well with Other Treatments
This is important because finding the time to treat yourself with a facial can be difficult enough. Why not take advantage and also top off your fillers and/or Botox? Because it’s so gentle, this treatment can be done on the same day as other common therapies. You can therefore knock-out all your treatments at once, improving your complexion and facial contours without missing a beat.
We mentioned this briefly but want to take a moment to go more in-depth. We can use this treatment to really hone-in on your priorities. For instance, maybe you want an infusion of growth factors to target fine lines. Or, perhaps a vitamin C-enriched booster would be beneficial to brighten your skin.
But these aren’t the only aspects that can be personalized. This starts with step one, in which we can select from different acid peels to ensure we coordinate with your skin type and desired outcome. Even the extraction process can be tailored, including reducing the wand’s power when going around delicate facial areas. We even recommend a light lip vacuum to remove dead cells and give a little plump.
Facials aren’t intended to provide permanent results. But this treatment delivers for the long-run with effects that can last up to several weeks. To maximize these effects, we recommend maintenance treatments of once monthly. This schedule will keep your pores clean and your skin supple so you can continue looking your best.
Improves Skin in Multiple Ways
You already know that acne can benefit from this facial. But it also addresses common signs of aging that can start as early as your 20s and persist from there. We’re talking about fine lines like crow’s feet and marionette lines in addition to wrinkles.
It also provides a more even skin tone, which is one of the primary reasons patients turn to this treatment. Discoloration can happen as a result of age, sun exposure, and scars. These concerns can also cause rough patches, all of which are corrected with this facial. It can even address brown spots.
We really have no idea what’s sitting on the surface of our faces. Dead skin cells, bacteria, sebum, and dry skin flakes are just some of what you’ll find there. In combination, these cause skin to look dull and tired. But in removing them, we eliminate congestion and give the skin a new chance to breathe. The result is a brighter and healthier complexion.
You Can’t Get These Results at Home
First and foremost, the concentrated effects of a HydraFacial – thanks to the technology behind the machine it uses – cannot be replicated at home. No matter how much you scrub or what product you use, the machine will always be more effective. And that brings up another point: the damage that can be caused by over-cleaning.
This strips the skin of its natural barrier and can lead to irritation that ranges from flaking to breakouts. Additionally, by coming to our office, you can choose from different serums to ensure your facial:
- Rapidly removes pore blockages
- Addresses imbalanced skin bacteria
- Immediately improves the appearance of skin
How to Make Results Last
It may sound counterintuitive, but we recommend you avoid exfoliating in the first week of your facial. Our treatment exfoliates in a very deep and thorough manner, so you shouldn’t use scrubs or other harsh products for at least seven days. Doing so can cause dryness and irritation that instantly reduces the effects of your treatment.
You should also give yourself a mini facial massage every time you apply skincare products. Use a gentle touch until the products are absorbed into the skin. Massage increases circulation and lymphatic drainage, which have the combined effects of delivering nutrients to the skin and eliminating toxins. In turn, you’ll see a radiant glow.
You might think of this facial as a rigorous workout for your skin. Consequently, the best way you can recover is with water. This keeps skin plump and hydrated, so be sure to drink more than your eight glasses per day. Also, avoid dehydrating drinks like alcohol and minimize the foods you eat that contain sugar and refined grains.
Because this treatment provides such deep-cleaning effects, it exposes the face to damaging UV rays in a whole new way. Wearing a broad spectrum SPF will protect your face and help maintain the treatment’s effects.
Skip the Makeup
You likely won’t need a full face of makeup after treatment, as it leaves your skin smooth and glowing. But there’s another reason to avoid it: most cosmetics contain ingredients that can reverse the potent effects of your facial. Skip the makeup for a few days, or longer, to fully enjoy your newly invigorated appearance.
A Fresh Way to Care for Your Skin
Adding this treatment to your monthly beauty routine will literally breathe new life into your skin. It cleans, purifies, exfoliates, extracts, hydrates, and protects – all in one treatment. This reduces the need for more abrasive therapies like microdermabrasion and laser treatments, thereby cutting down the time you spend in our office. Call Aesthetic Anti-Aging Center in Macon, GA, today to schedule your appointment.