Your skin goes through a lot every day. From pollutants in the environment to free radicals from sun exposure, your skin is constantly exposed to factors that can cause skin damage. Luckily, with consistent HydraFacial treatments at Still Waters Day & Medical Spa in Pensacola, FL, you can refresh and rejuvenate your skin for better skin health and overall appearance.
How Long Do HydraFacial Results Last?
The results from your HydraFacial treatment will usually last for about four to six weeks. The longevity of your results may be determined by your age and your skin condition, since some people who have generally healthy skin may be able to enjoy results for longer than one month. Your results can typically last longer if you maintain good skin care habits as well, particularly using active skincare products that can help optimize your skin health every day.
Because this facial will only address superficial concerns such as dead skin cells, oil production, and surface pollutants, the results of this treatment will always be temporary. However, when patients use this treatment consistently, it can be much easier to manage acne-prone skin by controlling the factors such as oil production and clogged pores that may contribute to acne.
What Is the Best Treatment Frequency?
Since the results of this facial are temporary, the best treatment frequency is usually about once a month. Scheduling your appointments monthly can help you enjoy consistent results. Even people who have very sensitive skin can use this customizable facial every four weeks to maintain a radiant appearance. However, if you are using other aesthetic facials, such as a chemical peel, your treatment frequency may be as often as a few times a year.
What Are the Steps for This Facial?
A HydraFacial is a patented aesthetic technique that follows several steps to fully address all of your skin concerns. Each step of the treatment will be customized to suit the sensitivity, superficial concerns, and unique needs of your skin. Your treatment will usually take about 30 minutes, although certain add-on treatments can make your appointment last longer. The general steps for this facial include:
Ideally, you should arrive at your appointment with a face that is clean of any makeup or skincare products. Even if your face is clean, however, we will still prepare your skin with a gentle cleanse to restore the pH balance of your skin and remove any lingering impurities. The cleansing step will start the process of opening up your pores so you can have the best results for your facial treatment.
The next step is applying a chemical peel solution to your skin for several minutes. The peel solution is usually formulated with a low percentage of acids that is compatible even with sensitive skin. The peel step is important to remove superficial dead skin cells that may be causing dry, rough, or discolored skin.
Extract and Hydrate
The next step of this facial uses a double vortex wand that simultaneously extracts impurities from the skin while bathing the skin in a hydrating serum. Extracting impurities means removing any dirt and oil from congested pores, as well as dead skin cells that may be lingering on the surface of the skin. The hydration step will ensure your skin is smooth and prepared for the next step of your treatment.
Next, your skin will be infused with boosting serums made with active ingredients that will help you achieve your desired aesthetic goals. Infusing your skin with antioxidants, peptides, and other skin-loving ingredients is key to achieving a radiant appearance. The infusion step will deeply nourish your skin to promote your ideal results, such as reducing fine lines and discoloration.
The final step of this treatment is protecting your skin with the application of sunscreen. It’s important to protect newly exfoliated skin from potential sun damage so that you can enjoy results for as long as possible.
What Is the Deluxe HydraFacial?
If you want to boost the effectiveness of your facial treatment, you may want to consider the Deluxe version. The Deluxe Facial adds additional LED light therapy steps to address advanced concerns related to aging, acne, or sun damage. The most popular versions of the Deluxe Facial include:
The Restorative Facial is designed to improve the connective tissue growth factor of your skin. This step will improve the tone and texture of your skin, while also boosting your skin elasticity. This can restore the overall texture of your skin to minimize visible signs of aging.
If you have acne-prone skin, the Clarifying Deluxe Facial can reduce inflammation and kill acne-causing bacteria. For this additional step, both red and blue LED therapy will be used to improve acne-prone skin by addressing problems such as congested pores.
The Radiance Facial uses a special Britenol booster serum to address the appearance of dark spots, sun damage, and other hyperpigmentation. Red LED light therapy is applied to the skin to enhance the brightening effect of this serum.
Age Refinement Facial
The Age Refinement Facial includes a DermaBuilder booster that reverses the signs of aging with a special blend of peptides. LED light therapy with red lights will improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and even scarring from acne.
What Is the Platinum HydraFacial?
The Platinum HydraFacial is another good option for patients with advanced concerns to consider. This facial begins with a lymphatic drainage massage that detoxifies the skin. After the other steps of the facial are followed, the treatment will be finished with red LED light therapy and a connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) booster serum.
What Are Dos and Don’ts Before Your Facial?
There are several things you should avoid before a facial, particularly a facial that uses clinical-strength exfoliating acids to refine the appearance of your skin. If you are also including LED light therapy, following good preparation guidelines will ensure your results develop as desired. The most important things to avoid before your facial include chemical exfoliants, unprotected sun exposure, and treatments such as waxing.
To get your skin in the best condition, it’s best to use gentle cleansers and moisturizers 48 hours before your treatment. Gentle skincare products will reduce inflammation in your skin and create a skin environment that will reduce sensitivity so your face can comfortably exfoliate your skin and extract impurities. You may need to reschedule your treatment if you have a sunburn.
What Are Dos and Don’ts After Your Facial?
After a facial like this one, it’s best to avoid direct contact with sunlight unless you are wearing broad-spectrum sunscreen. You should avoid sunlight and tanning beds for at least 72 hours to give your skin enough time to recover. You should also avoid sweating, steam, and hot water, as all of these elements can cause inflammation and skin irritation.
As for skincare products, you can generally start to use your everyday products about three days after your appointment. This includes your normal retinoids or other acids that are part of your skincare routine. Be sure to add these products back to your routine slowly and focus on moisturization since hydrated skin is healthier and more radiant.
Are You an Ideal Candidate?
Virtually anyone can be a good candidate for this unique facial treatment. People of all ages and skin types can benefit from a treatment that exfoliates and hydrates the skin, even people who have very sensitive, dry, or acne-prone skin. However, if you have an active skin infection or an inflammatory skin condition such as psoriasis, you may need to postpone your treatment until your skin is healthy.
Additionally, pregnant women may be able to use this facial. Although some of the steps may need to be altered, you can still use most boosters and serums to improve your skin throughout pregnancy. This may be ideal for women who are experiencing changes in their skin condition due to hormones.
Rejuvenate and Refresh Your Skin
If you want to get the best-looking skin of your life, you may want to have regular facial treatments that can simultaneously address all of your aesthetic concerns. A facial treatment such as a HydraFacial can deeply cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate the skin. You can customize your treatment with Deluxe or Platinum facial options. Get in touch with Still Waters Day & Medical Spa in Pensacola, FL to schedule your initial rejuvenation facial.