Daily living takes a toll on your skin – air quality, screen time, and stresses posed by work and family life each assault your face from morning to night. The problem is it’s hard to hide these effects. Your face is there for all the world to see, which is just one reason you should consider a HydraFacial. This personalized treatment from The Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center in Cincinnati, OH, gets you that much closer to complexion perfection.
What Are the Benefits of a HydraFacial?
This treatment is widely known for delivering a bevy of benefits, and at the top of the list for some patients is convenience. The treatment lasts just 30 minutes, and in that time, gives you clearer, more radiant skin. And virtually no downtime is necessary because it’s non-irritating. Unlike some therapies that require you to go home and rest or apply pain-relieving ointments, the HydraFacial allows you to quickly get on with your day.
Equally convenient, you don’t have to prepare your skin in any particular way before or after treatment. You can even apply makeup immediately after. Many patients, however, forego this routine to revel in a naturally:
- Firmer skin texture
- Even skin tone
- Glowing complexion
- Camera-ready reduction in visible pores
- Softer surface
Safe for Sensitive Skin
Although not a medical issue in itself, sensitive skin is common. It’s also, unfortunately, difficult to define. Signs you have sensitive skin include dryness, redness, vulnerability to breakouts, and peeling. Patients with these concerns often forego traditional facials for two reasons: they may cause redness and post-treatment breakouts.
This facial is designed to deter both. It avoids pore-softening steam and therefore does not dilate blood vessels in the skin. This means you won’t walk out of our office red-faced. It also employs vacuum-powered extraction in place of manual squeezing or lancing. These techniques are so troublesome and unpredictable that many dermatologists prefer not to perform extractions in their offices.
Extractions Shouldn’t Be Skipped
While it’s tempting to skip extractions because they have a reputation for causing irritation, they also remain key to clear, glowing skin. This facial eliminates the pain with its vacuum technique. The handheld tool glides gently but effectively across your face to unclog every pore – meaning your face will look and feel cleaner than ever before.
A Relaxing Treatment
One of the biggest surprises with this facial is the way it feels. Liquid gets deposited with every swipe of the treatment wand, smooth and plastic-tipped, so you never feel skin scraping or pulling. You can also put away your fears of skin abrasion, pinching, and needling. None of these exist with this treatment.
Most patients instead describe the sensation as similar to a light massage. As we explained earlier, the wand glides across every contour of your face without burning or tugging.
Healthier Skin Inside and Out
You might have guessed from the name a targeted goal of this facial is to rehydrate your face. When skin becomes dehydrated, which can happen often and easily, it looks red and dry. Understandably, both of these qualities can make you look much older than you are. Skin looks its best when properly hydrated, meaning you should strive to get as much hydration as possible.
Healthy skin also requires moisturizing. Although the two terms are used interchangeably, they are in fact different. Hydration refers to your body’s ability to absorb moisture from the air and infuse cells with water to better absorb nutrients. Moisture emphasizes trapping and locking water to improve your skin’s natural protective barrier.
A Multi-Faceted Treatment
This facial uses four steps to attack the cause of your skincare concerns. First, we cleanse and exfoliate using a vortex cleansing and hydra peel tip. We’ll incorporate different tips throughout treatment to achieve different results. That used in the first step removes dead skin cells and oil while simultaneously opening your pores.
Both activities are equally important because they prepare your skin for the chemical peel that follows. This, too, is delivered with the handheld wand to ensure even distribution across your face. And unlike traditional peels that can irritate or leave your skin red for hours or days, this facial employs a gentle mix of glycolic and salicylic acids. This effective combination loosens deep pore debris without traumatizing the skin.
The third step is the extraction we discussed earlier. This is when the painless vortex vacuum sweeps across your skin to remove blackheads and impurities. Depending on how you look at it, one of the most gratifying aspects of this step is the clear plastic cup used to collect impurities. You can look at this cup and actually see the debris removed from your face, proof if you need it the HydraFacial is doing its job.
Each of these steps achieves a singular purpose, but they’re also collectively used to ready your skin for super hydration. The fourth and final component of your facial is a patented protective serum formulated with peptides and other beneficial nutrients. We apply this with a different nozzle, still using the handheld device, to rejuvenate and hydrate skin.
A Path To Glowing Skin
If you’ve heard anything about this treatment, it’s probably the glow patients see on their faces immediately after. This is not an incidental by-product, but rather a sign of well-hydrated skin. The four steps of this facial enable your tissues to drink in the many nutrients we deliver. The result is a youthful glow, and if you’re wondering what exactly this means, we’ll explain.
The human body is designed for renewal and has processes in place to ensure this regularly happens. One of those processes is cellular turnover, in which dead cells are pushed from your skin’s surface and replaced with new ones. But any process can go haywire, meaning dead cells don’t always leave as they should. Instead, they sit on the surface of your face and absorb rather than reflect light. The result is a dull and tired appearance.
Out With the Old
New cells, on the other hand, are like a coat of glossy paint on a home. They reflect light to give you a shiny, healthy complexion – a soft glow. Likewise, you’ll also see smaller pores, fewer fine lines, and no trace of blackheads. Additional concerns this treatment can correct include:
- Loose skin
- Uneven tone and vibrancy
- Rough skin texture
- Brown spots
- Oily and congested pores
Many people compare the results of a HydraFacial with those of microdermabrasion or a chemical peel. What you don’t see, however, are the negative side effects associated with these more invasive treatments.
One of the greatest hurdles with a traditional facial is that it relies on the human hands. You might get great results one day but a month later suffer redness and pain because your technician applied too much force.
This treatment eliminates such inconsistencies with its handheld wand, used in every step of the facial. It reliably, safely, and effectively improves your skin’s current condition. And with an infusion of antioxidants and essential vitamins, it also helps fight early aging signs and protects against harmful free radicals and environmental pollution.
Can Be Customized
Before you think this facial takes a blanket approach to your skincare needs, we want to assure you just the opposite is true. We’re able to calibrate treatment to address your exact concerns. From targeting dark spots and areas of sun damage to brightening skin tone and diminishing wrinkles, we can create a formulation just for you.
Another unique trait is its versatility. Oily, acne-prone teenagers can benefit from treatment just as much as those with mature skin battling thin and dry tissues. We simply change the combination of ingredients included in your serum. The only patients who should not choose this treatment are those with rosacea, sunburns, or active rashes.
Better Than a Regular Facial
You already know this treatment is gentler than a regular facial. It eliminates the pain of manual extractions and never applies too much pressure to your face. Even celebrities turn to this facial for red carpet events; they know their skin will radiate health without unsightly redness or post-treatment breakouts.
But claiming a treatment is better without offering proof doesn’t make for a very convincing argument. Now, therefore, is the right time to explain a HydraFacial prompts cells to increase their production of collagen. This is known as your body’s most important protein – and for good reason. It lifts, plumps, and smooths skin in a way that cannot be replicated.
The Can-Do Protein
Collagen is also a key component of the extra-cellular matrix (ECM) that serves as the scaffolding upon which your skin sits. When collagen levels start to wane, as they do after around age 25, the ECM loses its strength. This is why you see fine lines, sagging, and wrinkles.
How does this facial stimulate collagen? Exfoliation, which increases cellular turnover and prompts collagen synthesis. You might think a traditional facial could have the same effect, but it cannot. You would need to combine it with microneedling to achieve the far-reaching abilities of a HydraFacial.
Stronger but Gentler
The serums used in this facial are also stronger than those in a traditional facial. Some of the nutrients these formulas restore include:
- Antioxidants that isolate harmful free radicals
- Peptides that naturally boost collagen and elastin production
- Hyaluronic acid to give skin volume and structure
In addition, these serums get delivered in a far different manner thanks to vortex technology. This essentially creates a tornado in which the handheld device we use simultaneously cleanses and nourishes. Such action is more effective than bare hands and also provides longer-lasting effects.
What To Expect
Speaking of effects, a HydraFacial will help your skin look brighter and smoother for longer than a traditional facial. The latter delivers benefits for about three days; the former will help you look dewy and refreshed for more than seven days. And once monthly you can return to our office for another treatment to keep your skin at its best.
No matter how well you clean your face every day, pores get clogged with debris. This treatment, however, clears them and subsequently leaves your skin in better health. This means it’s more capable of defending against acne and other blemishes.
Achieve Complexion Perfection
We all want a perfect complexion, and many of us try countless remedies that promise much but deliver little. We can take the guesswork out of skincare by giving you a HydraFacial. Safe for nearly all patients, it delivers instant results that range from fewer lines to radiant luminosity. Schedule your consultation today by calling The Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center in Cincinnati, OH.