If clear, glowing skin has always been one of your goals, there is a treatment that will help make all of your skin dreams come true. At Burt and Will Plastic Surgery and Dermatology in Burr Ridge, IL, we provide the revolutionary Hydrafacial. This facial takes skincare to the next level and provides some dramatic results that patients of all ages, skin types, and tones can experience and benefit from.
What Does a Hydrafacial Do for Your Skin?
Some people won’t get facials because any facial they’ve ever experienced has only made their face breakout, but those same people have never experienced a Hydrafacial. These facial treatments take your average facial to the next level. What once seemed to be just another fad in the beauty world is now a treatment that is here to stay. The hype is justified. If you’ve heard good things about this facial but aren’t sure if it’s right for you, we’re here to convince you.
This facial has proven its effectiveness and versatility and has helped millions of people transform their skin. It can cleanse your skin, exfoliate and remove dead skin cells, extract blackheads and nourish your skin with nutrient-rich, hydrating serums customized for your skin. It can also improve the appearance of problematic skin conditions such as fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, acne, oily or congested skin, hyperpigmentation issues, and sun damage.
What Is a Hydrafacial?
This facial treatment uses a special, hand-held device that is connected to a powerful machine. Your esthetician will use this hand-held device during each step of the treatment. It has different functions so that it can cleanse, nourish, hydrate, and protect the skin.
There’s a reason that everyone from your best friend to your favorite celebrity has been raving about the Hydrafacial: it works. It delivers results and there isn’t a specific skin type that’s excluded from the treatment, so everyone can experience all of the skin-transforming benefits that it has to offer. This treatment is popular among Americans, as well as those who live in different countries around the world so much so that every 15 seconds, someone begins a Hydrafacial.
The Three-Step Process
This treatment involves three different steps. The treatment begins with cleansing, then extracts the dirt and debris from your skin, and concludes with the application of nutrient-rich serums customized for your skin. You’ll walk in with dull skin and leave with a natural, envy-worthy glow.
Step One: Cleanse and Peel
This facial is so effective because it removes all of the dirt, oil, make-up, and grime that even your everyday cleanser doesn’t effectively remove, and that’s just step one. During the cleansing step, your aesthetician will focus on preparing your skin for the peel, which will begin the exfoliation process.
The handheld tool will remove dead skin cells, dirt, make-up, and oil from your skin exfoliating the top layer to reveal a radiant, youthful layer of skin beneath. This step also focuses on opening up your pores and cleansing them from the inside to help prevent congestion and acne. If you struggle with breakouts, this treatment can not only help your skin heal but also prevent future breakouts as well.
Next comes the application of an acidic peel composed of glycolic and salicylic acid. These acids will clean your pores in a way that your everyday products simply cannot. These peels help your skin experience cleansing at the deepest level.
Step Two: Extract and Hydrate
If you’re a fan of blackhead removal, this may be your favorite step. The second step focuses on extraction. The device removes dirt and debris that can cause congested skin. It also delivers nutrient-rich serums to your skin, circulates that serum within your pores, and in doing so loosens the blackheads.
Once loosened, the handheld device gently suctions the blackheads from your skin. These blackheads will get trapped inside of the device, so once your treatment is complete, you can see exactly what came out of your skin.
Step Three: Fuse and Protect
The last step in the process focuses on protecting your new, fresh layer of skin with customized serums rich in collagen, antioxidants, and different peptides. These serums will give you that envy-worthy glow and will hydrate your skin from the inside out. Not only will your skin glow, but fine lines and wrinkles will be softened, and you’ll see an improvement in other problematic skin conditions including hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and even oily skin.
Who Is a Candidate for This Treatment?
One of the main reasons this treatment is so popular is because it doesn’t have a type. Patients of all skin tones and types can safely experience this facial, even those with hypersensitive skin. This treatment is for everyone, from teenagers who are struggling to find an effective solution to treat their acne to mature adults who are hoping to improve the signs of aging that have appeared on their faces.
Regardless of your age, complexion, your skin type, or your skin tone, you are most likely a candidate for this treatment. There are a few individuals who should not receive treatment due to safety precautions, including pregnant and nursing women, and those who have an active sunburn or rash on their skin. The serum ingredients haven’t been tested, so their safety for use on pregnant or nursing women has not been yet been determined.
What Areas Does It Treat?
The most common treatment area is the face, but it can be performed almost anywhere on the body. The Hydrafacial can work its magic anywhere on your body, including the neck, shoulders, back, or upper chest.
Different factors can cause acne on your back and arms, but this treatment can help clear that skin and make it beautiful, smooth, and hydrated. Many patients schedule this treatment before a special event or vacation so that their skin looks amazing in whatever they wear.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
Many skin care treatments can send you into hiding. They irritate your skin and it takes a while for you to enjoy the benefits that come with those treatments. However, the Hydrafacial is completely different. Instead of walking out with bright red, inflamed skin, your skin will look dramatically better than it did before your appointment.
You will have fewer blackheads on your face, your fine lines and wrinkles will look softer, and any dark spots or pigmentation issues on your skin will appear lighter. You will see results after just one treatment, and you can maintain those results when you book regular treatments throughout the year.
How Long Does the Treatment Take?
Typically, this treatment takes 30 minutes to complete from start to finish. As soon as you walk out of your appointment, you can resume all of your normal activities. You won’t have to plan around any downtime. Instead of dealing with red, irritated skin that often results from many skin care treatments, your skin will glow.
How Long Will My Results Last?
You will see immediate results when you walk out of this treatment. Your skin will look more refined, even, and hydrated. These results will last at least one-week post-treatment, but some long-lasting benefits extend beyond that one week.
You may notice that your skin is clearer, you have fewer blackheads, and your pores look visibly smaller. The best way to maintain your results is to schedule monthly treatments. When you experience a Hydrafacial at least every month, you can maintain beautiful, glowing skin. This facial can help treat and resolve problematic skin conditions over time.
Can It Be Customized?
Another reason why this facial is so popular is because of its ability to treat each patient as needed. Your aesthetician can choose the right acid peel for your skin so that you get the best results. The handheld device can be customized as well. Your esthetician can adjust the suction strength as needed, increasing the suction to extract stubborn blackheads and decreasing it around more sensitive areas.
Your aesthetician can also treat your lips and your under-eye area with this device. The device can be passed back-and-forth across your lips to gently plump them. It can also be used around your eyes to help increase circulation and reduce the appearance of under-eye bags.
Your aesthetician will choose the right acid peel for your skin so that you get the best results. There are a few different peels, each with a different concentration of acids. During your initial consultation, we’ll develop a treatment plan that’s right for you so that you can reach all of your skin goals.
Are There Any Aftercare Instructions?
As with any facial treatment, you should avoid excess sun exposure for the first three days following your treatment. Because this treatment exfoliates the top layer of your skin, it will be extra sensitive to the sun. As far as your topical products go, aside from avoiding retinal, your aesthetician will provide you with detailed instructions on which products you should use post-treatment for the best results.
If you are on a retinol regimen, put it back in your vanity drawer for at least 48 hours post-treatment. Retinol makes your skin more sensitive so to get the best results, you’ll need to take a few days off. Once48 hours have passed, you can resume your normal routine.
Temporarily Avoid Chemical Peels and Exfoliating Treatments
To avoid irritating your skin, you should wait at least two weeks before scheduling a chemical peel or resurfacing treatment. Also, you should avoid waxing or exfoliating your skin for at least 48 hours post-treatment.
Over-exfoliation can cause irritation, redness, inflammation, and even breakouts. Such conditions rob your skin of hydration and that healthy glow. When your skin is over-exfoliated, it lacks the barrier to protect itself from harmful bacteria. This treatment will provide you with ample exfoliation, so you probably won’t even feel the need to exfoliate for at least the first-week post-treatment.
Begin Your Skin Transformation Today
If you haven’t scheduled a facial because you’ve been too worried about how your skin will react, we want to give you an experience like none other. This facial is one that’s guaranteed to not let you down. It will improve your skin and give you the kind of glow that until now, you’ve only been able to fake with makeup. Contact us today at Burt and Will Plastic Surgery and Dermatology in Burr Ridge, IL, and schedule your appointment for the facial that will change your skin.