Your coworkers have raved about HydraFacial, but you have several questions about the treatment. Will they help you improve your appearance? Are they safe for your skin type and tone? How many sessions will you need before you’re happy with your appearance? At Purely Natural Medical Spa in Brooklyn, NY, we have the answers to all of your questions. We also are confident after one relaxing, incredibly beneficial session, you will want more.
How Frequently Should You Receive Treatment?
The bottom line is you should come in every four weeks for a follow-up treatment. After a single session, you can enjoy the benefits of a hydrating mask, chemical peel and microdermabrasion session. After that, your skin needs time to recover. However, this treatment heals the skin; it doesn’t harm it but you still want to give your skin adequate time to recover after each session. With that being said, you must remember everyone’s skincare needs vary.
This affects how regularly you should receive treatment. After your first session, you may want to come in every other week if you have naturally dry skin. If you have “normal” or sensitive skin, you may benefit the most from coming in once per month. In other words, we tailor each skincare regimen to each patient’s unique skincare needs.
This Treatment Should Be Incorporated Into Your Regular Skincare Routine
People often mistake a facial for a luxury. This may be an accurate description of some therapies but HF is not a luxury. It should be incorporated into your regular skincare routine. Despite what the name may suggest, this treatment does far more than help your skin remain moisturized. When you receive regular sessions, you can resolve numerous cosmetic issues, including:
- Dry skin
- Poor skin texture
- Clogged pores
- Loose skin
- Excessively large pores
- Ruddy skin
- Uneven skin tone
- Acne caused by too much oil
- Moderate wrinkles and mild lines
The Natural Cycle of Your Skin
Cell turnover is a process that describes the skin renewing itself. This process lasts around 28 days; old cells are shed and new cells take their place. However, some people’s cells may turn over at a slower or faster rate. Therefore, the ideal frequency of your HF treatments may not be exactly every 28 days. Your quality of sleep, stress levels, age, skin type and diet all affect how quickly your cells turn over.
When your cells turn over slowly, your skin will visibly age faster. Unfortunately, the older you become, the slower your cells turn over and the more lines and wrinkles will appear on your face. If you’re stressed, don’t get enough sleep or eat poorly, your skin may age prematurely. Exfoliation helps you turn back the hands of time by removing dead skin cells so the top layer of your skin comprises young, healthy skin cells.
The Type of Skin You Have
As mentioned previously, how often you should receive treatment is affected by the type of skin you have. During your initial consultation, we will assess the type of skin you have. If you have sensitive or combination skin, you will need less frequent treatments than someone who has normal, oily or dry skin.
Regardless of the type of skin you have, the HF is a safe, effective way to reverse the signs of aging on your face. Rest assured, you will enjoy soft, glowing skin after each treatment. Consistency is one of the most compelling benefits of this treatment.
Whether You Suffer From Acne Regularly
If you have oily skin that regularly causes acne breakouts, you may need treatments more frequently than someone who is not prone to acne outbreaks. We will discuss the steps we will take during treatment to treat current acne outbreaks and prevent future acne outbreaks thoroughly during your initial consultation. We may recommend that you come in for an HF session every two or three weeks for the best results.
The great thing about a HydraFacial is it is advisable to receive treatment while you are having an outbreak because, unlike a lot of cosmetic treatments, it facilitates skin healing and mitigates the risk of scarring. Since the results compound, you can expect even more skin improvements after every treatment. Eventually, you may get to the point that you don’t need as many sessions to maintain your ideal results.
How Does This Treatment Differ From a Traditional Facial?
Traditional facials are good at improving your aesthetic. Typically, they start with cleaning the debris and cosmetics off of your face. Once your face is clean, your skin may be manually or chemically exfoliated to brighten your complexion and remove looser debris. However, this treatment is usually painful. Most people choose to skin the exfoliation due to the discomfort. Furthermore, the skin usually is very irritated and red after the exfoliation step of a traditional facial.
Depending on your skin type, you may expect to receive a massage to encourage blood to flow to your face after your exfoliation or instead of your exfoliation. If you’re concerned about flaking or acne-prone skin, you will receive a facial mask. Finally, a moisturizer, special serums or both are applied to your skin to improve hydration.
A HydraFacial Is Technologically Superior
Although both a traditional facial and an HF treatment are based on a multi-step plan, the differences are vast. First, a hydrafacial brooklyn is comfortable from beginning to end. Furthermore, as mentioned previously, the results are consistent. You do not need to worry about your skin being overstimulated or rubbed too hard like you would if you opted for a traditional facial. Why is an HF treatment different?
An HF treatment implements a hand-held wand designed with Vortex technology. This wand, in one simple step, removes dirt, debris and cosmetics while infusing the skin with hydrating nutrients. Unlike an over-the-counter product you would find in a store, these special serums contain high levels of antioxidants and other micronutrients that reverse the signs of aging on the skin. Old, tired skin is rejuvenated without any pain or discomfort.
An HF Penetrates Your Skin Deeply
Unfortunately, traditional facials do not penetrate your skin deeply enough to stimulate cellular turnover because few technicians are skilled enough. Contrastingly, the HF wand provides ideal results every time you receive treatment due to the attachments designed to penetrate the skin gently and deeply. The deepest layers of your skin make up the supportive framework that keeps your skin tight and smooth.
We provide you with a fresh, rejuvenated appearance by restoring the tissues that make up the deepest layers of your skin. Since we restore these deep tissues, you can expect the results of your treatment to last between two to four weeks. Contrastingly, since a traditional facial only affects the outer layers of your skin, the results of treatment can only be enjoyed for a few days. For long-lasting, effective healing, you need to treat the cause of your concerns.
How This Treatment Helps Your Skin
At the beginning of your treatment, we will cleanse your face gently. The Vortex wand we use will give you a much deeper cleanse than you could get at home. The movement of the wand is very effective for the removal of dirt and debris that has accumulated over years. No matter how regularly you wash your face, or what you wash your face with, your skin can look dry and dull due to dirt that can’t be removed at home.
Your skin will be exfoliated at the same time as it is cleansed thanks to the patented tip of the wand. Essentially, it will draw dead cells from the surface of your skin. The wand will deliver steam as it glides gently across your face. Using power is a much more effective exfoliating method than manual exfoliation that implements harsh chemicals to encourage cellular rejuvenation.
Customization Is the Key to Success
Once your skin has been cleansed and exfoliated, you will receive a peel designed to address your specific skin concerns. After you receive your peel, we will perform the next step of your treatment, extraction. During the extraction step of your treatment, the Vortex technology moves through a special attachment tip, pulling up impurities that have been trapped in your pores for years. After the extraction is done, your skin will be stabilized with water.
Your Skin Will Be Rejuvenated Completely
After your skin has been stabilized, you will be prepared for hydration like you have never experienced before. This is achieved through a special nozzle that gently applies hydrating serums designed specifically for your unique skin care needs. These serums seep down to the foundational layer of your skin to tighten lax skin, erase brown spots and hydrate you from the inside out.
Among the serums we may use include peptides designed to promote collagen production, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid, sometimes called HA. Each ingredient serves a unique purpose. For example, hyaluronic acid soothes sensitive skin, irritation and dryness and minimizes hyperpigmentation. It is also used to:
- Promote healing
- Balance your pores’ secretion of sebum
- Tighten lax skin
- Retain moisture
Antioxidants are a crucial add-on if you suffer from acne outbreaks. No matter how old you become, acne breakouts can be a problem. They are often triggered by pores clogged by dead skin cells, excess sebum or debris. Besides preventing acne outbreaks, antioxidants:
- Soothe irritated skin
- Encourage cellular rejuvenation
- Improve the tone of the skin
- Eliminate irritants
Peptides for Collagen Induction
The peptides we use in our serums stimulate the induction of collagen. Collagen is the mesh-like protein that supports your skin, allowing it to look smooth, plump, fresh and healthy. It strengthens your skin’s barrier so it can retain moisture more efficiently; it volumizes your skin; it reduces mild-to-moderate lines and wrinkles. Collagen also plays critical roles in:
- Healing skin damaged by acne
- Repairing damaged skin cells
- Removing irritants
- Smoothing and softening the skin
- Shrinking enlarged pores
A One-in-a-Kind Treatment
People often believe mistakenly they must undergo lengthy surgeries or therapies that are far more invasive than facials to reverse the signs of aging. However, the HydraFacial NYC is life-changing and improves the health of the skin comfortably and efficiently.
With sessions performed once or twice a month in around an hour, it can safely reverse the signs of aging and other cosmetic concerns regardless of your skin type or tone. However, if you can’t commit to sessions once or twice monthly, we recommend coming in, at the very least, once during the spring and fall. Reach out to us at Purely Natural Medical Spa in Brooklyn, NY to learn more about what this incredible treatment can do for you.