As we age, our skin can be plagued by imperfections we’d like addressed. Some of us aren’t willing or aren’t yet ready for deeper treatments that require downtime, needles or chemicals to rejuvenate our complexion. Luckily, you don’t have to choose between doing nothing or getting a more invasive and difficult treatment. Call Elements Rejuvenating Med Spa in Davenport, FL to ask about all the benefits of getting a HydraFacial.
What Causes Imperfections?
There are several things that can cause the imperfections that discourage us when we look in the mirror. The most common complaints we hear at our med spa are:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Dull complexion
- Uneven skin tone and texture
- Sun damage and age spots
- Large pores
- Acne and clogged pores
Fine Lines & Wrinkles
We all get them: it’s just a matter of when and what we will do about them. Lines and wrinkles form as we naturally lose production of collagen and elastin. Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies and keeps our skin thick, smooth and bright. Elastin keeps it from losing its shape when it’s stretched during movement or by gravity. We lose about 1% in collagen production a year after we turn 20. This means our strong foundation is weakened and small crevices will appear under the surface following the path of our expressions. Elastin production declines too, so our skin is less likely to bounce back as we make expressions and will eventually lose its fight with gravity.
The first and most obvious reason for a dull complexion is the number of dead skin cells we may be carrying around on the surface of our skin. We’re constantly shedding them, and without proper exfoliation, we can’t remove the dull barrier they can cause. Also remember we expose our skin to every pollutant in the air around us and it can start reacting to the constant irritation, particularly if there’s a buildup. Another reason for a dull complexion is age. As we age, our cells don’t regenerate as quickly or in as healthy a state as they did when we were younger. Where we used to have bright and healthy skin, we may now look tired and dull.
Sun Damage or Age Spots
These dark, flat circles can pop up anywhere but are mostly seen in the areas most exposed to the sun, like the face, hands, arms and shoulders. Each time you’re exposed without sunscreen to the sun’s harmful rays, the cells in your body that produce melanin up their production to protect your skin. Melanin creates the pigment of our skin, hair and eyes. Over time, your skin can’t regenerate bright and evenly toned cells because melanin gets clumped together, causing these dark spots on your face. They can appear as just one or they can group together to form even larger areas of discoloration. Aesthetics aside, age spots are harmless.
Uneven Tone & Texture
We all have those days where our tone is uneven, parts look ruddy, others blotchy and we have to cake on makeup to even it out. The same can happen with texture, though this mostly happens with age. If you get scaly and dry patches, it could be a skin condition like eczema or it could just be your skin cells not regenerating properly and causing areas of uneven texture made worse by an accumulation of dead skin cells.
Large/Clogged Pores & Acne
If you struggle with clogged pores, it could be because you’re producing too much oil or sebum. The sebum meant to hydrate your skin causes a clogged pore. If the sebum mixes with the bacteria on your skin, you’ll develop a pimple. These clogged pores are made worse because of environmental pollution, dirt and makeup. If you suffer from whiteheads or cystic acne, you risk developing scars, so never pick at your face and seek help if you struggle with cystic acne. Blackheads can make your pores look very large because they’re filled with sebum and bacteria. Over time pores can become larger and even stretch out as we lose the elastin that used to keep them tightly closed.
We Need an All-In-One Solution
We know there are a lot of solutions available to you that seem like they’d tackle one or two of these issues, but then you’d have to get a different treatment to address a few more concerns. That can end up being frustrating and expensive. And if you’re looking for treatments that are completely non-invasive, you may be hard-pressed to get real results. HydraFacial changes all that.
What Is HydraFacial?
HydraFacial is a patented treatment taking the world by storm. Its innovative technology is working wonders for all skin types and tones and for people of every age. If you’re looking for something completely non-invasive to give you immediate and noticeable results, you’ve found it. Oh, and it’s totally customizable for your skin type, special needs or current issues. This treatment uses its patented Vortex technology to cleanse, exfoliate, extract and hydrate. It delivers a proprietary blend of cleansers, peels, serums and other nourishment directly to the skin via custom, interchangeable tips attached to the Vortex tool. This treatment is relaxing and gets our clients amazing results. The basic facial reveals skin that’s:
- More hydrated
What Are the Benefits of HydraFacial?
Because there are so many benefits when you customize this treatment, we’ll start with the basic treatment. The spiral design of the tips is combined with vacuum technology and serums to easily clean, dislodge and remove impurities. Once everything is removed, the same technology infuses the skin with nutrient-rich serums. The steps to the basic facial are:
Sounds like you don’t really need much more, right? Well, remember this is suitable for every single skin type, tone and issue. If you have more fine lines than you’d like, you can customize this treatment with what they call “boosters” to specifically address lines. The facial on its own is spectacular. The boosters take it over the top because you get to make this treatment exactly what you want it to be.
Here are where personalized benefits can be found. When we consult before your treatment, we’ll talk through all the boosters and add-ons available so we can make this facial treatment exactly what you want it to be.
Regen GF Booster
For those who want fine lines and wrinkles dealt with, this booster offers a wide range of proteins to provide these benefits:
- Boost collagen and elastin production
- Improve the appearance of fine lines
- Remove toxins and irritants
Made from the brightening agents alpha-arbutin, Vitamin C and bearberry extract, this booster:
- Brightens the overall tone of the skin
- Minimizes the appearances of sun damage and age spots
Containing growth factor that promote hyaluronic acid and collagen production, this booster’s benefits include:
- Minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Restoring a glow and vitality
Packed with peptides to promote collagen and elastin production, this is the perfect booster for people who want to smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while improving elasticity.
Circadia Protec Plus
This booster is packed with hyaluronic acid that maximizes any hydration you receive throughout the facial. It also contains peptides and brightenyl to protect against inflammation and reduce pigmentation. This booster:
- Protects from free radicals
- Provides high levels of hydration
- Reduces visible signs of redness
Hydropeptide Power Serum
This powerful anti-aging booster is made with proprietary blends of peptides, extracts and hyaluronic acid and can:
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Improve skin firmness and volume
- Treat specific aging concerns like frown lines, smile lines and forehead lines
Lip Replenishing Serum
HydraFacial will also tackle your lips, eye area and scalp. This lip serum is made from aloe leaf, Paeonia albiflora root extract and vitamins A, C & E. This powerful combination provides multiple benefits like:
- Lightly plumping lips
- Gentle exfoliation
- Reducing flakiness
- Restoring suppleness
- Restoring volume
Eye Replenishing Serum
Made from oat kernel extract as a powerful antioxidant, arnica flower extract as an anti-inflammatory and sodium hyaluronate for hydration, this eye area powerhouse:
- Brightens, firms and tones the outer eye
- Improves skin’s moisture and hydration
- Gently removes dead surface layer skin cells
Keravive Peptide Complex Booster (Scalp)
Full of growth factors and peptides to cleanse, nourish and promote healthy hair growth, this scalp booster:
- Removes oil, dirt flakes, dead skin cells and impurities from hair follicles and scalp
- Stimulates circulation
- Infuses scalp with growth factors to promote healthy hair growth
As if boosters aren’t enough, you can further personalize your facial with enhancements at the beginning of the facial and/or at the end.
This will be done at the beginning of the facial to help your system clear itself of toxins and move them away from the surface of your skin. Having this done can:
- Remove toxic buildup
- Decrease inflammation
- Remove unhealthy buildup
- Optimize skin health
You can choose from red or blue and tack this on to the end of your treatment. Blue LED lights are great for anyone who suffers from acne. This light targets and disrupts p. acnes bacteria to improve the appearance of congested and oily skin. The red LED light is a great finish to the facial for anyone who wants to further heal their skin and promote healthy cell regeneration.
What to Expect
So now you know all the amazing things HydraFacial can do, here’s what you can expect from treatment. You’ll come in and we’ll manually wash your skin so the treatment starts on completely clean skin. We’ll apply the first tip, turn on the machine and run the pen-like tool over your skin. Through each phase, we may change tips. Our clients describe this as a relaxing experience and say it feels just like a facial massage. When you’re done, there’s no downtime. All you have to do is enjoy your beautiful skin.
Results are immediate. You’ll have brighter, healthier and glowing skin right away. If you’ve chosen some anti-aging serums that boost collagen, your results may continue to get better over the next few weeks. Clients who maintain a regular schedule of follow-up appointments have the best, long-term results. We recommend getting a facial at least every four weeks for continued results. We’ll work with you to develop the right course of treatment to address your concerns.
Enjoy All the Benefits
With so many benefits in a pain-free, non-invasive and relaxing treatment, why wait for all these positive results? Call Element Rejuvenating Med Spa in Davenport, FL to make an appointment or ask questions you may have. We’re dedicated to blending the beauty of nature and the power of science to get each client real results and gorgeous, youthful-looking skin.