If you want beautiful and healthy-looking skin, then it’s important to find a skincare regimen that can help you achieve your goals. The thing about your skin is that the very things that will make your skin healthy are also the things that will make your skin beautiful. That’s why at Peachtree Dermatology in Atlanta, GA we recommend HydraFacials to patients who want to promote better skin health and achieve a glowing, youthful, healthy-looking appearance.
How Does a HydraFacial Work?
A HydraFacial is a patented aesthetic treatment that effortlessly combines multiple steps into a fast treatment process that takes only 30 minutes. Although this treatment is non-invasive and non-irritating, it’s still highly effective for improving the appearance of the skin by sloughing off dead skin cells and hydrating the dermal layers. There are many steps involved in this patented facial, including:
The first step of this treatment is a deep clean that will remove dirt, oil, makeup, and other potential skin pollutants from the skin surface. The deep clean portion of this facial uses a special tip that cleans out dirt from deep within the pores, which also exfoliates and unclogs the pores. This is also the first step of invigorating skin with more blood circulation.
The second step of this treatment is often combined with the first using the special HydraFacial Vortex tip. The exfoliation portion of this treatment is done using a chemical exfoliant, such as lactic acid, glycolic acid, or salicylic acid. Using a chemical exfoliant is more effective and gentler on the skin than using manual explanation, such as microdermabrasion.
Exfoliating the skin is an essential step since it gets rid of dead skin cells that can clog pores and make the skin appear dull. By combining the deep clean and exfoliation steps into a single process, you can more effectively remove dirt, oil, and dead skin cells that pollute the skin.
The next step of this treatment is extraction, which is done using a special tip that vacuums a way that skin cells, dirt, oil, and other debris that is loosened by the clean and exfoliation steps. Extracting pollutants from the pores is important because it will ensure that the pores are clean of any bacteria or oil that can contribute to skin conditions such as acne, blackheads, cysts, or other skin inflammation.
The last step of this treatment is hydration. A special wand tip is used to apply hydrating serum to the skin to moisturize and soothe the skin after the previous steps. The serums used for this treatment typically contain a combination of hyaluronic acid and skin-benefiting peptides. The hydration step is typically very effective because previous steps have removed dead skin cells, which then allows the serum to penetrate the skin more effectively.
The Secret: The Vortex Fusion
So far, the steps of this treatment appear similar to officially making it yourself at home. However, a HydraFacial is much more effective than an at-home facial because of the secret behind the technology in the treatment device.
The Vortex Fusion system allows this treatment to simultaneously perform actions, such as deep cleansing the skin while also exfoliating the skin and extracting pollutants from the surface of the skin and from deep within the pores. The Vortex Fusion also uses a vacuum that stimulates blood circulation in the skin, which you can then tighten skin by promoting collagen and elastin production.
How Should You Prepare for Treatment?
Although this treatment is simple, there are some things you may need to do to prepare for your appointment. Because this treatment will exfoliate your skin, it’s a good idea to avoid chemical exfoliants and retinoids at least three to five days before your appointment. Other than this, you will not need to make any other preparations for your treatment.
What Should You Do After Treatment?
The final step of the HydraFacial is intensely soothing, so it isn’t much you will need to do after your treatment to moisturize your skin. However, you will want to protect your skin from any new skin damage by wearing SPF 30 or higher when you plan to be outside for the next one to two weeks.
After your treatment, you may also want to avoid other chemical exfoliants and retinoids for the next few days. You should also not wash your face with hot water. You will be able to return to your normal daily schedule immediately after your treatment. If you do have to be outside after your treatment, please be sure to use sun protection or wear a wide-brimmed hat.
How Soon Will You See Results?
Most people will be able to see the results of this facial treatment about three to five days after their appointment. Your skin will appear brighter, more even-toned, and will have a healthy glow after your treatment. These results will improve as skin cells turnover and the hydrating serum with peptides works to improve the condition of your skin.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
One treatment is enough to improve many superficial skin concerns like dull skin, dry skin, skin irritation, and even some blemishes. However, most people will need several treatments to achieve more significant results. For example, if you are treating fine lines, acne, sun damage, or chronic skin concerns, then you may need an initial round of three to four treatments to obtain your desired results. We will recommend the best number of treatments so you can get your ideal results.
How Frequently Should You Have Treatments?
In general, most people can have this treatment once a month or once every two months to maintain their desired results and also promote healthier skin. Your treatment frequency may be determined by your aesthetic goals or your skin sensitivity, as well as any other cosmetic treatments you may be using. Plenty of people use this treatment once a month to achieve their desired skin goals and do not rely on other treatments, aside from at-home skincare products.
What Are the Benefits of This Treatment?
There are several benefits of this treatment, such as the fact that this treatment can be used to promote continued skin health. Some specific benefits include:
Regulate Oil Production
This treatment can help regulate oil production, which is important for preventing skin conditions such as acne and clogged pores. Many people are concerned about sebaceous filaments, which are normal but in oily-prone skin can produce enlarged pores that may be distressing. Oily skin can also make it difficult to wear cosmetics comfortably.
Unveil New Skin
This treatment exfoliates the skin to unveil new skin cells that are free of blemishes, hyperpigmentation, and other dark spots. Unveiling new skin cells is the primary reason this treatment can improve the tone, brightness, and overall quality of the skin.
This treatment is fully customizable during the exfoliation and hydration steps. We will select a chemical exfoliant that is most appropriate for your skin type, which can mean using lactic acid or glycolic acid if you have sensitive skin. The peptide combination we will use for hydrating your skin will also be tailored to your skin type and skin needs.
This treatment is non-irritating, which is a factor that many people who have sensitive skin appreciate. Other explaining facials may cause redness, tenderness, or other side effects that those with sensitive skin struggle with. Because this treatment also includes a hydration step and because the exfoliation technique is gentle, your skin will not be irritated by treatment.
Many Good Candidates
Finally, most people are good candidates for this treatment. Because this treatment can be fully customized to your skin needs, you may be a candidate for this treatment regardless of your age, skin type, skin tone, or skin concerns. This treatment is great for young people who are battling acne and mature people who are battling the visible signs of aging. Even women who are pregnant can use this treatment.
Promote Better Skin Health Today
If you want beautiful skin, then one of your primary goals should be promoting your skin health. Your skin health relies on a delicate balance of cellular turnover and moisture. Most people struggle with regular cellular turnover, which is why dead skin cells can accumulate and clog pores. However, with this treatment, you can exfoliate and hydrate the skin at the same time. Contact us at Peachtree Dermatology in Atlanta, GA today to schedule your first HydraFacial appointment.