Hydrafacials Continue To Rock!

hydrafacial_in_actionIt has been a while since I have written about the Hydrafacial system.  Despite the fact that we have been offering this marvelous technology for over a year, many people have not heard about the advantages of having a Hydrafacial.

In fact, when people come in for a free consultation for irregular texture and enlarged pores, my first recommendation is to get a Hydrafacial.  The people who do have a Hydrafacial are glowing in their compliments and are looking forward to their next one.

When it comes to large pores or blackheads, a Hydrafacial prides itself on being aggressive without the inflammation and irritation of other forms of aggressive facials.  This treatment results in more clear, more hydrated and younger-looking skin that literally glows.

Hydrafacial is ideal for all types of skin and skin sensitivities.  Depending on the individual’s skin,  the aesthetician can target darkened age spots, oily and congested pores & blackheads, fine lines and wrinkles.  If you are concerned about inflammation, red LED light can be applied to the affected area to reduce inflammation and redness.

The typical Hydrafacial procedure consists of four steps:

  1. hydrafacial-stepsCleaning and Exfoliation–  In this phase, the aesthetician uses the Hydrafacial tip to open up pores and literally sweep up the top layer of debris and dead skin cells on the surface.  This process is painless, and many find this relaxing and refreshing.
  2. Acid Peel–  Glycolic/salicylic peels are applied to remove other deeper skin cells not removed in step 1.  Despite the use of the word “peel”, this step is also very gentle and, at most, you will feel a faint tingle.
  3. Extraction–  The results of this phase are probably the most shocking of the whole Hydrafacial treatment.  During this step, the aesthetician uses what is called a vortex extraction nozzle.  This device tip literally acts as a vacuum and as a result, you will hear a sucking sound.  After this step, you should be shown the physical results within the fluid collection on the machine. The clear water solution frequently looks cloudy and sometimes downright muddy from the collection of oil, makeup, and other skin impurities from the skin surface and down to the depth of the skin pores.
  4. Application of Serum–  In this step, the vortex tool again is used to infuse a serum that contains a combination of collagen and antioxidants.  That combination is promoting the hydration, firmness and elasticity of your skin.

Immediately after your Hydrafacial treatment, your skin will feel clean, hydrated and even glowing.  I have had this treatment myself, and my skin has never felt more hydrated.

Hydrafacial-before_afterThe beneficial feeling of your skin will continue for many days after each treatment.  Many women note that their skin feels smoother, and that makeup goes on more easily and smoothly.

Due to the fact that your skin can look brighter and feel softer, many of our patients here at Maine Laser Skin Care get a Hydrafacial monthly.  Because of this demand, Denise Gidney, our aesthetician, has even developed a Hydrafacial Club for recurrent users of this treatment whereby free treatments are earned.

Call us at (207) 873-2158 for more details about the Hydrafacial Club program, to ask any other questions about Hydrafacial not dealt with in this blog post, or to schedule your Hydrafacial as soon as possible.

About Dr. John Burke

John Burke M.D. has practiced medicine for over 25 years, and is the founding partner of MidMaine Internal Medicine. He established Maine Laser Skin Care in 2004 after devoting years to learning the latest in laser and dermatologic technology. Dr. Burke has treated patients from all over the United States. He is one of Maine's busiest practitioners in laser treatments, and in the use of Botox for upper facial lines and excessive sweating.
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