Several factors are the cause of age-related skin problems. These include sun exposure, environmental pollutants, a decrease in the amount of collagen and other proteins in the skin, and a moisture imbalance. These factors lead to wrinkling, brittleness, a dull appearance, and more prominent blemishes such as injury or acne scarring, freckles, and age spots. The number of skin rejuvenation treatments available today is beyond count, but most of these treatments address but a single problem. The HydraFacial® treatment is different in that it improves many of the common skin problems via a multi-step process.
Designed to target everything from moisture imbalance to skin breathability and blemishes to nutrient levels, HydraFacial® is rapidly becoming the most popular skin maintenance program in the world. In fact, many of our clients get the full treatment to begin with and then regularly schedule maintenance procedures from time to time in order to keep their skin healthy and youthful in appearance. If you’ve not yet heard all about the amazing benefits of this unique skin revitalizing treatment, you’ll find the following information helpful.
A Unique Treatment Approach
As we mentioned, this treatment is multi-step, and each step addresses several concerns. Many alternative treatments are designed to improve the overall skin texture. However, none of these treatments can promise better overall skin health.
The HydraFacial® treatment is so-named because water is the key. Think of it as a sort of hydradermabrasion procedure. Water under pressure is used to lift away dead and damaged cells, and nutrients mixed with the water are infused into the skin layers. The exciting thing about this treatment is that several of the steps are performed simultaneously. That’s thanks to the revolutionary design of the equipment used.
The entire treatment can be performed in the comfort of our office. You stay comfortable because the entire procedure including exfoliation, extraction, and nutrient infusion is performed without any sort of invasive mechanics. The treatment is gentle, so gentle in fact that you can simply relax while we transform your facial skin.
There’s no pre-treatment care you need to perform, either. After we consult with you and design a treatment that addresses the concerns you bring us, all you need to do is show up for this amazing, total skin rejuvenation procedure.
Complete Skin Rejuvenation
If your skin is showing the effects of aging, it’s due to a combination of factors. Your skin pores are likely clogged, and this affects the skin’s ability to breathe properly. If your protein levels are low, the skin isn’t as supple and taut as it once was, and this is why wrinkling is occurring. If your blemishes are becoming too prominent, it’s because your tissues are reproducing themselves without improvement.
What your skin needs is a triple-whammy treatment. It needs to undergo exfoliation so that the dermis can quickly create new epidermal tissue. It needs to undergo an extraction procedure to open up pores and clean out all the gunk your cleansing cream can’t reach. It needs a nutrient boost so that the skin layers can heal and become more youthful, healthy, and evenly toned. The HydraFacial® treatment is designed to accomplish all of this.
The basic treatment begins with an exfoliation step. The handheld instrument we use gently brushes away dead and damaged epidermal cells and also gets rid of excess sebum. This is an important first step because it exposes the epidermal layer. It also exposes the skin pores. If we feel that the upper layer of the epidermis needs to be ablated, we will follow up the exfoliation step with a gentle peel treatment.
Unlike a traditional peel treatment, this one lifts away the uppermost layer of the epidermis in just minutes. We’ll wash the dead skin away with a special solvent and then prepare the skin for the really amazing part.
The next step is really two steps in one. The HydraPeel® tip is a unique instrument that can suck out dirt, grime, and oil while at the same time infusing nutrients right into the skin layers. The extraction procedure works by suction, whereby the pressure and the jetting of water actually cleans out the skin pores. The oil, foreign material, and dead tissue in the pores is removed. The water jet collects the gunk, and the reverse suction sends it through a tube to a collection jar.
At this point, the skin can breathe easily because the pores are now clear. The nutrient infusion is happening at this time as well. The specialized tip produces a stream of water that’s loaded with a predetermined mix of peptides and antioxidants. This infusion works at the same time as the vacuum is sucking out the gunk from the pores. It’s really an amazing tool, and it’s very effective.
Once the treatment is completed, the skin is immediately softer and smoother. The magic continues for some time afterward. The nutrient infusion promotes healthier skin, and the skin texture continues to improve over the following weeks. Blemishes fade from view because some of the material that they’re made of is slowly but surely being replaced by healthier cells.
This unique water under pressure technique doesn’t cause undo abrasion to the skin, nor will it cause the skin to rash. In fact, the skin is radiant in appearance and soft to the touch after the treatment.
This is just an overview of the treatment, but as we previously stated, it can be fully customized to address specific concerns. This has mostly to do with altering the nutrient mix or concentrating the exfoliation or extraction steps in a given region of skin surface. There’s no need for any special at-home follow-up treatment.
Targeting Specific Concerns
We can mix several of the infusion nutrients in various ways to address such problems as dull, brittle skin, uneven skin tone, dark tone associated with hyperpigmentation, and deeper, non-set wrinkles. We can target problems with skin elasticity, oil buildup, brown spots, and enlarged pores.
We do this by infusing one or more of the special nutrient products we have available. For example, one boost minimizes discoloration by infusing a brightening complex. We also have available a boost that helps to minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles. This is a unique combination of naturally-occurring proteins that regulate cellular growth.
Another weapon we have in our arsenal helps to even out skin tone by infusing a combination of peptides that help to hydrate the skin and improve elasticity. Mottled skin tone is a common problem with adults, and this boost is the perfect remedy. Yet another boost improves the appearance of dark spots and blemishes such as age spots and freckles.
These booster treatments can be performed during the initial HydraFacial® procedure, or they can be performed as part of a regular skin maintenance program. It’s really up to the client, but during the consultation, we’ll talk about these optional procedural steps and recommend one or more of them if we feel they can help with visual signs of aging skin.
Something for Everyone
Most skin revitalizing treatments are advertised to target middle-age seniors, and that makes sense. However, HydraFacial® can benefit just about anyone of any age. This is because the treatment can improve a wide variety of conditions. Also, the treatment can be altered according to seasonal problems with the skin. In summer, the sun exposure can really turn the skin into a brittle, dull surface. In winter, a different amount of moisture in the skin layers may be of great benefit.
Those battling the visual effects of acne can really benefit from the treatment. Older adults showing the signs of dark spots on the face can fade these away after getting a customized treatment.
Maintaining Youthful-Looking Skin
The greatest benefits aren’t realized until weeks after the treatment is completed. The skin continues to firm up, and because of the nutrient infusion, proteins including collagen are created and collected in the skin layers at an accelerated rate. The booster infusion steps outlined above are often the treatment of choice for our clients who wish to maintain their healthy, glowing skin after the initial treatment is performed. Depending on the overall skin health, a second treatment involving all steps may not be necessary for many months.
We are often asked if the treatment is safe in combination with the use of dermal fillers or the receiving of other injections. The answer is yes, but in most cases, it’s better to have the HydraFacial® performed first.
We’ll offer plenty of suggestions for other treatments in combination with the HydraFacial® treatment. In addition to this treatment, there are lots of things you can do to maintain youthful-looking skin. Most important is daily cleaning and the application of sunblock if necessary. We can provide our clients with supplemental products to use at home following the initial treatment.
Advantages Over Other Treatments
This is an all-in-one facial that doesn’t harm the skin in any way. It’s completely non-invasive, and it’s suitable for just about everyone regardless of age, skin tone, or skin texture. It’s performed in the comfort of our office, and because the treatment takes only a short amount of time to complete, it’s easy for the client to schedule around other activities. No sedation or topical numbing agents are used, and no pharmaceutical drugs are introduced into the body.
Learn More About HydraFacial®
During a consultation with our professional at RiverwalkMD Aesthetics in Corona, you’ll learn what sets HydraFacial® apart from other treatments. Get ready to enjoy youthful-looking, radiant, and glowing skin that you thought you’d never have again. Contact us today to book your appointment and get started!