There typically isn’t a one size fits all approach when it comes to skincare, but there is a treatment that does benefit and improve every skin type and tone. At Advanced Dermatology Center in Walcott, CT, we are proud to offer the hydrafacial, a treatment that will improve your skin no matter what your problematic skin condition or your limitations are. This treatment is more than a facial, it’s an experience that will transform skin that is dull and dry to skin that glows.
Who Is a Candidate for the Hydrafacial?
One of the main benefits of the hydrafacial procedure is that everyone is a candidate. Whether you are pregnant and nursing and need a safe treatment for your skin to protect your baby, or you have hyper-sensitive skin that limits your ability to get facials, or you have problematic skin conditions that are difficult to treat and rarely show signs of improvement after you undergo regular facials, you will benefit from this treatment.
The Woman Who Is Pregnant or Nursing
It’s no secret that pregnancy takes a toll on your body, but all of those hormonal changes also affect your skin. Pregnancy places some serious limitations on your ability to undergo certain skincare treatments, as well as what you can apply topically to your skin during those nine months, and beyond if you choose to breastfeed. These things are acts of selflessness on your part to protect your growing baby, sometimes you just want to pamper your skin while you’re pregnant.
Customizing the Facial for Pregnancy
The hydrafacial is typically safe for women who are pregnant, as long as it is approved by your doctor. Since these facials are fully customizable, you can adjust the step that usually involves an acid application and remove it from the treatment if you are pregnant or nursing to take extra precautions to protect your baby. Before your treatment, you can discuss the necessary adjustments with your esthetician who will tailor the treatment to your needs
When you experience the hydrafacial while pregnant or nursing, you will be able to relax, enjoy yourself, and get that much-needed pampering. Growing a baby is hard work, as is caring for one and nursing every couple of hours. Every once in a while, you just need some time for yourself and that’s what this facial can do for you, aside from making some serious improvements in your skin.
Those With Hyper-Sensitive Skin
Having sensitive skin isn’t something you chose; you most likely were born with it and it was written into your genetic makeup. As a result, you’ve probably been significantly limited for most of your life as to what treatments you can undergo regarding your skin. You probably have had to carefully select every product that you apply to your skin to avoid irritation and inflammation.
Customizing the Facial for Sensitive Skin
The benefit of the hydrafacial is that those with sensitive skin can experience it worry-free. Since this treatment is fully customizable, your esthetician can choose the serums suitable for your sensitive skin. These will then be used during the treatment to make sure that your skin receives all of the benefits without any irritation or inflammation.
Those With Acne-Prone Skin
In the same way that some people feel as though they need to clean the house before the maid comes, those with acne often feel as though they need to have clear skin before experiencing a facial. The exact opposite is true with the hydrafacial because it actually improves acne-prone skin and helps prevent future breakouts by removing the dirt, debris, impurities, and bacteria from your skin, most of which plays a part in contributing to the development of acne.
Many people who struggle with acne are amazed at just how effective this treatment is at both combating current acne and preventing future acne. You will be able to walk out of your hydrafacial with clear pores knowing that clearer, acne-free skin is not just a dream, but it is within your reach.
The Skin Perfectionist
People compliment you for your perfect complexion and ask you what your secret is but, you spend a good amount of your evening routine looking in a magnifying mirror focusing in on those tiny blackheads. While they may be visible to you through the magnifying lens of your mirror, the rest of the world does not notice them. But, that doesn’t matter if you’re a perfectionist because, at the end of the day, you strive for perfection.
If you want to maintain your perfect skin, or even take it to the next level, this treatment will help you do just that. All of those tiny blackheads can easily be removed during the treatment, so when you look in the mirror later that evening, you won’t see them. You’ll also experience an overall improvement in the quality, tone, texture, appearance of your skin. For the skin perfectionist, this is the ultimate, go-to facial.
Those With Aging Skin
The signs of aging have left their mark on your skin, and you’re beginning to notice more fine lines and wrinkles than you used to. You don’t want to commit to invasive treatments, but regular facials just aren’t doing the trick anymore. If this describes you then you are a candidate for this treatment. This treatment takes your typical facial and elevates it. You’ll notice a reduction in the appearance of your fine lines and wrinkles and you will get that envy-worthy Glow that radiates youth, not old age.
Those With Specific Skin Concerns
When it comes to getting facials, different skin concerns require different plans of attack. However, with this treatment, different skin concerns can be treated all at once. If you want to address skin elasticity in firmness, this treatment will help strengthen your skin and make it more elastic. If you want to treat brown spots that have developed to do to sun exposure or the aging process, this facial will help lighten and even eventually remove them.
If you have an uneven skin tone or struggle with pigment issues, this treatment can help even it out. If you have large pores, the different steps within this facial will address your large pores and help shrink them. If you are unhappy with the texture of your skin and want to improve it, this treatment will do that as well.
What Exactly Is a Hydrafacial?
This treatment is a specialized, three-step facial that improves a multitude of skin issues and concerns and is suitable for every skin type and tone, regardless of the skin condition. It involves the use of a vortex wand which passes back and forth across the surface of the skin during the three different treatment steps.
Step One: The Cleansing Process
During the initial step of this facial, the skin is cleansed with water and a combination of different botanicals, salicylic acid, and glycolic acid. The purpose of this combination of ingredients is to remove all impurities from the surface of the skin, as well as to open up the pores so that they are ready for the next step of the process, which is the extraction process.
Step Two: The Extraction Process
When you typically think of extractions that take place during a facial, you may picture those little, metal tools with rounded edges or even needle-like points that are pushed, pressed, and even inserted into your pores. This is often an uncomfortable process that may leave your skin red and somewhat inflamed post-treatment.
This facial, however, uses a different method of extraction to remove the dead skin cells from the surface of the skin as well as any dirt, bacteria, oil, or make-up. This stage of the facial is essential for those who struggle with oily, congested, or acne-prone skin because it removes extra sebum from the surface of the skin, the same sebum that is often responsible for the development of acne-related blemishes, whiteheads, and blackheads.
Step Three: The Hydration Process
The third and final step of this facial is hydration. The vortex wand infuses the skin with hydration in the form of nutrient-rich serums and botanicals. The purpose of these serums and botanicals is to hydrate the skin after the first two steps have been completed, and calm it so that it is nourished and hydrated. This is the step that gives your skin that envy-worthy, post-treatment glow.
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The hype surrounding this treatment is real. This facial has gained more cult followers over time and has proved to be a long-lasting addition to the beauty world. It is here to stay; don’t wait any longer to experience it for yourself. We know that you’ll be hooked because of the way that it will transform your skin through deep cleansing, gentle extraction, and intense hydration. Contact us today at Advanced Dermatology Center in Walcott, CT, to schedule your Hydrafacial CT appointment.