“Just don’t call it a facial!” Those words in bold print were the first thing I read when I first picked up the Hydrafacial® pamphlet. After experiencing the Hydrafacial® myself, I can tell you first hand that it is not just a facial. It is so much more!
A few years ago, while living in California, some of my girlfriends started talking about this new thing called the Hydrafacia®l. They all raved about how it made their skin glow and how it was the new “go-to” treatment for Hollywood’s A-List. Frankly, it all sounded too good to be true, but I was dying to try it for myself!
Thanks to Dr. Hamilton, I finally got to see what all the hype was about! When I walked in to the treatment room, the first thing that impressed me was how high-tech the Hydrafacial® machine looked. It’s definitely a step up from steam and cucumber slices.
My esthetician, Michelle, explained to me how Hydrafacial® works. By using vacuum technology to remove impurities , it also infuses the skin with different solutions to exfoliate, hydrate, cleanse and brighten. The suction is similar in feeling to that of microdermabrasion and is not at all uncomfortable.
There are four basic steps during a Hydrafacial®:
Hydrafacial® uses ACTIV4. Their proprietary blend of lactic acid, glucosamine HCI and antioxidant rich algae leaves the skin super soft.
Two different vacuum tips are used for this. At the same time, a combination of Salicylic and Glycolic acid is administered. Different strengths are available for this step (7.5%-30%).
Say bye-bye to blackheads! Another suction tip is used during this step to remove any unwanted visitors from your pores. Soothing and calming extracts are then used to soothe the skin and minimize inflammation.
Now that your skin is clean and clear, the peptides and antioxidant infusions can do their job leaving your skin hydrated, plumped and glowing.
More Options for Hydrafacial®:
During my Hyrdrafacial®, I learned that each treatment can be customized for each individual skin type or concern. Hydrafacial®’s super serums can be added to give your skin that extra boost it needs.
This minimizes the appearance of discoloration and brightens the skin to give you a gorgeous glow!
GROWTH FACTOR BOOST
This minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and revitalizes the skin.
This minimizes any signs of aging using peptides to bring life back to dull skin.
This minimizes the appearance of dark spots and sun damage. It also helps to even out skin tone creating healthy glowing skin.
RED LIGHT LED THERAPY
This soothes the skin and stimulates cell turnover.
BLUE LIGHT LED THERAPY
This kills bacteria that could be causing acne.
During my Hyrdafacial® we opted for the Britenol Boost & finished off with some time under the blue LED light!
I fully expected my skin to feel great and look nice when I was finished, but I had no idea that I would see a notable difference in my skin tone after just one session! I noticed my dark spots were significantly less dramatic and my skin was seriously glowing-even a week later!
If you want to get your glow on I strongly recommend giving Hyrdafacial® a try!