HydraFacial is a treatment that uses patented technology to cleanse, extract, and hydrate skin. It clears the dead skin cells, loosens pores, and makes them ready for extraction by using a mixture of glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and botanical extracts. Then, it uses a unique vacuum-powered extraction method to remove the unpleasant sticky or messy substance from the skin in an almost painless manner.
All these procedures are done by using a double-helix vortex treatment wand. One chamber of the wand draws dead skin cells and dirt from the skin while the other pumps the skin full of soothing nutrients. These nutrients are hyaluronic acid which is used to lessen dry skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and hasten wound healing. Then, we have vitamin C which is an antioxidant that protects skin cells from damaging free radicals caused by UV exposure and growth factors which are important for regulating a variety of cellular processes. The skin is freshly cleaned for deeper penetration. This procedure is essentially a peel, microdermabrasion, and hydrating mask all in one. More extensive HydraFacial treatments also include features like LED light therapy, oxygen, and more targeted boosters.
Dermalinfusion is a non-invasive skincare treatment patented by the brand SilkPeel, now known as Diamond Glow. It’s an FDA-approved technology where a diamond-tipped wand works to treat the skin in three ways, it exfoliates the skin, sucks away the debris, and infuses the skin with a serum that is created to match your specific skin type.
Most people get Dermalinfusion on their face, neck, and upper chest. The treatment is generally safe and can be used on a variety of skin types. The wand can also be adjusted for people with conditions like acne or rosacea.
LED or light-emitting diode therapy is a skincare therapy that uses various, specific wavelengths of light including red and blue. This was originally developed by NASA for plant growth experiments on shuttle missions and later found out to have promise in wound treatment. LED light therapy is now used by some estheticians to help regenerate the skin from aging and for the treatment of acne. The uses of red or blue light frequencies are based on the skincare concern. Red is primarily used for anti-aging and blue is used for acne. LEDs are safe for regular use as they do not contain ultraviolet rays. Side effects are rare but sometimes there is increased inflammation, rashes, or redness. LED therapy should not be used though if you have rashes or are using Accutane for acne.
LED light therapy can be performed in a clinic which usually takes about 20 minutes or at-home LED devices can be used for your convenience. This kind of therapy can improve your skin over time, but you need maintenance treatments to keep the good results.
Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive procedure that is used to renew overall skin tone and texture. It can also improve other skin-related concerns. It uses a special applicator with an abrasive surface that gently sands away the thick outer layer of the skin in order to rejuvenate it. Another technique is used where a crystal-emitting handpiece gently sprays aluminum oxide particles or sodium bicarbonate that suction or rub away outer layers of the skin.
It is a good move to discuss with your skincare professional first to find out if this procedure is a good fit for you. Microdermabrasion is a safe process for most skin types and can be used for the following skin conditions such as stretch marks, uneven skin tone and texture, enlarged pores, blackheads, age spots and brown spots, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, and acne and acne scars.
Since it is a minimally non-invasive procedure, there is little that you need to do to prepare except to avoid sun exposure, tanning creams, and waxing at least for about a week before the treatment. Stop using exfoliating creams and masks three days before the procedure. After the treatment, you will be advised to keep your skin hydrated and use gentle skincare products. It is very important to protect your skin with sunscreen as it can be sensitive to the sun for a few weeks. You can see immediate results after the treatment and the number of sessions needed will depend on the severity of your skin’s condition.
Microcurrent uses low-voltage electricity to stimulate muscles, cell growth, and collagen production in the dermis of the face. It is a non-invasive and painless procedure that tightens and smoothes the muscles and connective tissues in the face by increasing cellular activity. It also reduces wrinkles mostly on the forehead area. You can get the best results from this procedure if you do them consistently, like every week. All skin types are safe for microcurrent facials except for those with open sores such as acne, and patients with pacemakers or metal implants.
The ultrasonic facial treatment uses ultrasound waves to loosen and remove dead cells and other harmful substances that may have accumulated on the surface of the skin. The procedure works by sending ultrasound energy below the surface to stimulate the creation of new collagen, which is a natural protein that gives the skin its youthful firmness and elasticity.
This is a technique that uses radiofrequency energy to heat the skin with the purpose of stimulating cutaneous collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid production in order to reduce the appearance of fine lines and loose skin. The radiofrequency device is a generally safe and effective treatment for skin tightening, although on highly sensitive skin there is a small chance that it may result in scars or pigmentation. Other side effects can include redness, blistering, swelling, and bruising. Like any other treatment, the safety and effectiveness of non-surgical radiofrequency depend on the experience and skill of the person providing that treatment.