Everyone struggles with at least one aspect of their skin. From the clarity of your complexion to the first visible signs of aging, contending with skin challenges can be a hassle – especially when your skincare products aren’t doing the job. The truth is that there’s only so much over-the-counter products can accomplish. Luckily, the experts at Bentley Skincare & Wellness in Springfield, MO know the secret to perfect skin can be found in aesthetic treatments like the HydraFacial.
What Is HydraFacial?
Over the last few years, the HydraFacial has become a much-loved aesthetic treatment that has rejuvenated, refreshed, and perfected the appearance of the skin for thousands of people. This aesthetic treatment is truly unique and uses a patented double vortex system that simultaneously clears the skin of problematic oil and bacteria, while also infusing the skin with skin-loving nutrients and serums.
So, how does this treatment work? This patented facial relies on a sequence of steps to refresh the skin from the inside out. You can generally expect your facial to take about 30 to 60 minutes to complete. Even for advanced facials, the basic three steps include:
Step One: Cleanse
The first step of any facial worth its salt is a gentle cleanse that removes lingering dirt, oil, make-up, and other skincare products from the surface of the skin. Cleansing the skin with a gentle, pH-balanced cleanser is the best way to prepare and neutralize your skin for the rest of the treatment. Even for patients who arrive at their appointment fresh-faced, we start with cleansing the skin of all potential pollutants or chemicals that will interact with the next step.
Step Two: Exfoliate
The most important thing to remember about this aesthetic treatment is that it’s technically an exfoliating treatment, and similar to a chemical peel, the exfoliation portion of this facial will involve the use of acids. Most of the time we use a combination of salicylic acid and glycolic acid to dissolve dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. The combination of these chemical exfoliants is gentle enough to not cause skin irritation, even for those who have particularly sensitive skin.
We allow these chemicals to sit on the skin for several minutes to allow enough time to break up any remaining dirt and oil on the skin surface. The exfoliating step of this treatment is very important because it opens the doorway to the pores for later steps in the treatment. The exfoliating step will also address pigmentation concerns.
Step Three: Extract and Hydrate
Technically, the third step of this treatment combines the last two portions of the facial. The third step of this facial uses the patented HydraPeel tip, a special device that uses vortex technology to simultaneously extract and hydrate the skin. The extraction process literally sucks dead skin cells, dirt, oil, and bacteria from the pores in the skin, while the hydration process infuses the skin with special serums to boost skin moisture and health.
The serums used for this treatment are curated to your exact skin needs to provide your skin with the plumping boost it needs to achieve your aesthetic goals. We will go over your serum options during your consultation appointment to select the serums that are best suited to your skin needs and skin health.
Your HydraFacial Options
At our clinic, we offer more than one option for this aesthetic treatment. The basic package is the Signature Facial, which uses serums like hyaluronic acid, peptides, and antioxidants to clarify and refresh the appearance of the skin. The Signature Facial takes about 30 minutes to complete and is an effective option for those who have mild to moderate skin concerns. Other options for this treatment include:
The Deluxe Facial is the next step up and takes 45 minutes to complete. Following all the steps and ingredients used in the basic package, the Deluxe Facial also enables patients to select boosters that can address specific aesthetic concerns. The Deluxe Facial is ideal for those who have moderate skin concerns, particularly those who are focusing on a specific aspect of their skin appearance. The boosters for this treatment include:
- Restorative with CTGF for skin elasticity and tone
- Radiance with Britenol for dark spots
- Age-Refinement with DermaBuilder for fine lines
- Clarifying with LED Blue Light therapy for acne
The Platinum Facial combines every aspect of the Deluxe option with additional lymphatic drainage techniques to encourage skin detoxification from the inside out. When the booster of your choice is combined with additional LED light therapy, you can effectively treat both acne and age-related concerns. The Platinum Facial is a good choice for those who have chronic or long-term skin conditions, as well as those who have moderate skin concerns.
This aesthetic treatment isn’t only effective for treating skin concerns on the face. Now this treatment can be used on the body to refresh the skin and correct specific concerns on the body, such as the neck, decollete, and hands. Additionally, body treatments can also be used to clarify the skin of the back and other hard-to-reach areas, which can be especially useful for those who have back acne or sun damage on the back.
What Can This Aesthetic Treatment Do for You?
This is a highly versatile aesthetic treatment that can accomplish many goals for your skin. As an advanced facial and exfoliation technique, this aesthetic treatment is often used to correct several skin concerns. In fact, for many people, this facial is an all-in-one treatment that serves. Some of the benefits for your skin include:
Fight Against Aging
This treatment diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and not only because of anti-aging boosters that are used during the facial. This treatment also increases the stimulation of blood flow to the skin surface to plump the skin and smooth away fine lines. The exfoliation portion of this treatment also reduces skin laxity, dark spots, and sun damage also associated with aging.
Manage Acne Breakouts
One of the primary purposes of this treatment is to manage acne breakouts. Acne is caused by pores that are clogged by dirt, oil, and dead skin cells. This treatment removes dead skin cells, extracts pore-clogging contaminants, and can also combine LED light therapy to kill acne-causing bacteria on the skin surface. With regular treatments, this facial can also regulate oil production, reduce the appearance of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and also refine the size of enlarged pores.
Diminish Pigment Concerns
Pigmentation concerns can be challenging to address because the skin turnover cycle can only accomplish so much by itself. For example, while some blemishes will fade several weeks after popping up, other pigment-related concerns like dark spots are located in deeper layers of the skin and do not always resolve themselves. The combination of exfoliation and boosters used in this treatment can rejuvenate the tone and quality of your complexion.
Promote Skin Health
For many people, the ultimate goal is healthy skin because healthy skin has even pigment, good oil production, and no obvious blemishes. If you want to promote healthy skin and clarify the appearance of your skin, then using a treatment such as this one can detoxify and perfect your skin so you can enjoy a radiant, healthy glow.
How Many Treatments Will You Need?
It’s hard to say how many treatments you will need to achieve your aesthetic goals. Most people will require more than one consecutive treatment to achieve optimal results, but the exact number will depend on your precise skin concerns. For example, promoting skin health is an ongoing goal, which means you will likely need regular appointments. On the other hand, treating sun damage and dark spots may only require one to three appointments based on the severity of your skin condition.
How Soon Can You See Results?
Most people will notice an improvement in the appearance of their skin in as little as one to two days. Immediately after your treatment, your skin will be glowing and plump. The next few days you will continue to see skin improvements. Over time, the results of your treatment will last longer and be more effective. In fact, this treatment is designed to promote better skin health and appearance over time, so it’s likely that you will only achieve your desired results after several treatments.
How Long Do Results Last?
Initially, the results of your treatment will last for five to seven days. As you have more treatments, you will notice the results of your facial will last for longer periods. The longevity of your results will depend on other factors, too, such as how well you stay hydrated, the products you use on your skin, and your sun care habits.
If you want your results to last for as long as possible, then you will need to pair the right skincare products with your skin needs so you can maintain results in between your treatment appointments. This means using acne-fighting products or anti-aging products every day. It’s also essential that you use adequate sunscreen to protect your skin from premature aging and skin irritation caused by UV rays.
What Is the Best Treatment Frequency?
The ideal treatment frequency for this facial is once every four to six weeks, depending on the sensitivity of your skin and your treatment goals. The initial treatment frequency is ideal because it matches the natural rhythm of your skin cell turnover cycle and allows your skin time to rest between treatments.
Over time, the frequency of your treatment will change. After you have achieved your desired results, it’s likely that your treatments will be more spaced apart, such as once every eight weeks. We can help you determine the ideal treatment frequency to manage and maintain your results.
Who Are Good Candidates?
Because this treatment is non-invasive and has no negative side effects, the vast majority of people are considered good candidates for this treatment. This facial is a good choice for people of every gender, skin tone, and skin type. Of course, your eligibility for this treatment will need to be confirmed at a consultation appointment.
Uncover Your Rejuvenated Skin With HydraFacial
Whether it’s the early visible signs of aging or acne that has followed you into adulthood, you can resolve your skin concerns and promote healthy skin with the right facial treatment. If you think that HydraFacial is the ideal choice to uncover your rejuvenated skin, please contact Bentley Skincare & Wellness in Springfield, MO to schedule your initial appointment today.