By Wendy Byde
Over the past few months I’ve gotten to share about my experiences at the CosmetiCare Medspa as a part of their CosmetiCare Moms Ambassador program. I loved trying Botox and Juvedermand am still enjoying the results. Anti-aging treatments are my favorite but preventative care is important too!
Last week I got to try a HydraFacial and it was amazing! A HydraFacial is a non-invasive treatment, that only takes 30 minutes, and helps to protect the health of your skin.
It’s a resurfacing procedure that uses a patented technology to detoxify, rejuvenate, and protect your skin. Not only do you see immediate results, but there’s no downtown or irritation. Think instant gratification and maximum results in minimum time!
If Only I Could Turn Back Time
Before I tell you more about my HydraFacial, let’s just take a short walk down memory lane of my skin. I can still hear adults advising me not to sun so much when I was a teenager. I remember thinking how unwise they were. Ha! If only I’d listened, right? Sun damage is one of the biggest factors that plays a role in advanced aging.
Another problem I’ve experienced with my skin is adult acne. I thought I outgrew acne after turning 30 but nope! About 7 years ago, I suddenly broke out so horribly, I didn’t know what was going on, nor did I want to go in public. After visiting the dermatologist, I learned that my hormones were the cause. After that experience, I’m always cautious about what I put on my skin because I don’t want to break out horribly.
A HydraFacial can really help women achieve beautiful skin, no matter what their challenges are. Sun damage, oily skin, dry skin, adult acne, rosacea, etc. We all have things we combat with our skin. What woman wouldn’t want to keep reverse the damage they’ve done to their skin looking while helping it rejuvenate to look as young and as healthy as possible?
What to Expect from a HydraFacial
Since a HydraFacial is a medical grade treatment, it’s done by a Medical Esthetician. I scheduled my treatment with Lisa, who is beyond thorough in her explanation about each part of the procedure and her attention to detail.
After Lisa took some “before” pictures of me on her iPad, I relaxed on the table while soft music played in the room and she explained how the HydraFacial process works.
The entire procedure utilizes 3 different nozzle tips and 4 different serums. Here’s what you can expect from a HydraFacial:
Cleanse and Exfoliate – The initial step in the procedure involves a gentle cleansing and exfoliation, using a special tip and Activ-4 serum. This helps remove build up of makeup and dirt and reveal new, healthier skin on the surface. Lisa explained the importance of exfoliation, pointing out that no matter how great of a moisturizer and other products you may use on your skin, without regular exfoliation, most of those products won’t even penetrate the surface of your skin. Peel – I was a little nervous about this step because I’ve had acid peels before and they really stung. Using GlySal, Lisa did a gentle peel on me, which tingled a tiny bit, but wasn’t painful at all. The GlySal serum she used is a mixture of glycolic and salicyclic acids and delivers the benefits of a peel without post-peel scaling. I never peeled afterwards! That’s a plus! Extraction – This part of a facial is never fun and be uncomfortable but it’s necessary to extract all of the things clogging our pores. During this step of the procedure, a patented, automated suction cleaned out my pores with the use of an exclusive Beta-HD serum and without pain! My pores looked way better and even smaller, after my HydraFacial. Hydration – This step was like the grand finale. Lisa used an Antiox serum, a combination of Antioxidants, Peptides & Hyauluronic Acid, to nourish and protect my skin. It made my skin feel firmer and plumper and appear way brighter.
When my HydraFacial was over, my face felt so much better. It was shiny and soft and super hydrated. I felt like I walked around “glowing” the rest of the day. I swear I would get a daily HydraFacial if I could! What do you think about my “before” and “after” pics? I had several people ask me that day (and the days following) what I’d done to my skin.
The recommended frequency for a HydraFacial is once a month. You can purchase a single HydraFacial but the best price is to purchase them in a pack of 3.