HydraFacial®, It’s More Than Just a Facial

“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!


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.


This soothes the skin and stimulates cell turnover.


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!

Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery
317-210-4339 Greenwood
317-614-0639 Indianapolis

Indianapolis Facial Plastic Surgery and MedSpa

Is Natural Lip Augmentation Possible in Indianapolis, IN?

When patients come in for a consultation for facial rejuvenation, one of their top concerns is that they want the results to look natural. This is especially important with the lips. Many patients have seen stars or media personalities who have taken their lip injections to the extreme, and this is what most patients think about when they consider a lip enhancement.

The reality at Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery, however, is vastly different from what people see in Hollywood. Most of Dr. Hamilton’s patients want a very subtle enhancement that looks natural. Creating an aesthetically pleasing, slightly fuller lip is possible for most of Dr. Hamilton’s patients. For a small percentage, the lip structure does limit what can be achieved. But for the majority of patients, the choice of how they want their lips to look is an extremely personal decision.

During a consultation, Dr. Hamilton will discuss a patient’s goals and his or her lip anatomy with them. Injections are typically done with a hyaluronic acid filler (such as Juvederm®or Restylane®) that is naturally found in the body and is very well tolerated. If a patient is concerned about a filler being overdone, it is possible to under treat the lips and then re-examine the results in a few weeks. For patients who desire a fuller, more dramatic lip augmentation, it is possible to achieve such a result.

The best part of lip augmentation is that the fillers are reversible. If a patient is unsatisfied with his or her results, Dr. Hamilton can inject a small amount of reversal agent to undo the fillers.

If you are considering lip injections, but are concerned about them looking natural, consult with Dr. Hamilton or one of our experienced nurse injectors to explore your options for natural lip augmentation.

Adding Skincare Treatments to Your Facial Rejuvenation Surgery

Plastic Surgery in Indianapolis, IN

When most patients consider having plastic surgery performed, they often aren’t thinking about how to maintain their results. In fact, after recovery, many patients need helpful tips and advice on how to properly care for their skin. Doing so can make a big difference in how long you enjoy your results and help maintain that healthy, rejuvenated glow. With intermittent skincare treatments, the beautiful new look you receive from your facial rejuvenation surgery can last for a long time.

Why Are Skincare Treatments Needed?

Any facial cosmetic surgery is a major step toward rejuvenating and improving both your appearance and the health of your skin. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a magical procedure that will stop time, halt the aging process, or even deliver permanent results. Plastic surgery can give you a boost toward looking great, but it’s up to you to keep your skin healthy to stay looking great. Not only are skincare treatments an essential way to care for your skin after surgery, but they can also help improve the results you see.

Skincare treatments can do many things for the skin, from clearing pores and sloughing away dead, damaged skin cells to stimulating new collagen growth. These procedures can add vitality and a natural glow, enhancing your results and boosting the health of your skin cells. All of this improves your skin’s elasticity and its ability to resist gravity, sun and aging. For some patients, medical-grade skincare products may be recommended for use at home to continue to support your surgery and other clinical treatments. To see your best results, work with your plastic surgeon and licensed aesthetician to create a skincare regimen in the clinic and at home. Continue reading “Adding Skincare Treatments to Your Facial Rejuvenation Surgery”

Treat Your Skin to Diamond-Tome Microdermabrasion

Plastic Surgery in Indianapolis, IN

There are many different strategies in today’s skincare spas to revitalize the surface of the skin, but some have been shown to deliver more dramatic results than others. Microdermabrasion is a popular choice of skincare treatment, thanks to the incredible benefits it offers patients. By exfoliating the skin and removing the outermost layer of damaged, dead skin cells, microdermabrasion can leave the skin feeling and looking younger, healthier, and more vibrant. The latest technique, Diamond-Tome Microdermabrasion, offers some of the most dramatic and outstanding results yet.

How Does Diamond-Tome Microdermabrasion Work?

Traditional microdermabrasion techniques use a form of mechanical medium to exfoliate the skin, lifting off the top layer of dead skin cells. It is a less intense but still effective form of dermabrasion technique that works to agitate the unhealthy skin cells in order to expose the healthy skin layers beneath. All microdermabrasion techniques use a gentle but effective exfoliating agent; for Diamond-Tome Microdermabrasion, that agent is natural diamond chip wands. These wands are used to resurface the topmost layer of skin, leaving it both smooth and vibrant. Diamond-Tome Microdermabrasion also addresses common skin concerns such as fine lines, sun damage, acne and scarring. Continue reading “Treat Your Skin to Diamond-Tome Microdermabrasion”

The Incredible Skincare Benefits of the Limelight Facial

Plastic Surgery in Indianapolis, IN

For many men and women, caring for their skin doesn’t go beyond the daily routine in their bathrooms. While daily cleansing and moisturizing is a good start, these activities aren’t enough to keep your skin looking bright and healthy throughout your life. Skin rejuvenation treatments and other skin care products can give your skin a boost when lines and wrinkles, dullness, and other problems begin to show. One procedure in particular, the Limelight Facial, has been shown to provide excellent results for patients seeking facial rejuvenation.

What Is Limelight Facial?

The Limelight Facial is a new, non-invasive approach to renewing skin, improving tone, and reducing fine lines and surface imperfections. It is a technique that is appropriate for use on any part of the face, neck, and décolletage, the area of a woman’s upper torso. Limelight Facials have shown visible reductions of unwanted skin features, including the light brown spots and sun damage that are often difficult to otherwise remove. Surface imperfections, rosacea-related discoloration, acne scarring, age spots, and sun spots are all commonly addressed with Limelight Facial. Continue reading “The Incredible Skincare Benefits of the Limelight Facial”