It’s hard to hide dry, aging skin. Many Atlanta patients invest in over-the-counter or department store lotions, only to find that these expensive products make no significant improvement in a dull complexion or fine lines. What the skin requires is a deep cleansing and intense hydration. Premier Image Cosmetic & Laser Surgery in Sandy Springs makes it easy to refresh and restore tired, lifeless skin using the innovative HydraFacial technique. This technique allows the skin to immediately look vibrant and rejuvenated after just one invigorating treatment.
How the Innovative Atlanta HydraFacial Works
It’s not easy to deeply cleanse and hydrate the skin at home. In order to refresh the complexion and encourage youthful, glowing skin, a combination of exfoliation, extraction, and hydration needs to be delivered to the tissues. The HydraFacial accomplishes this by using its proprietary Vortex-Fusion system to extract dirt and dead or damaged skin cells.
Every HydraFacial procedure involves a series of steps, starting with exfoliating and deep cleansing. Once the skin is clean and buffed, the procedure is tailored to address the patient’s individual skin concerns. Specialized boosters and anti-aging serums help to hydrate and rejuvenate the skin, creating an immediate glow. Following treatment, the HydraFacial boosters will continue to improve skin health and will dramatically improve the appearance of the skin for a week or longer.
Benefits of the HydraFacial
The HydraFacial offers a variety of benefits to men and women in the Atlanta area. In addition to softer skin and improved skin tone, patients who undergo this treatment may see their fine lines and wrinkles disappear and notice the elimination of oily or acne-prone areas. HydraFacial sessions can also erase sun spots and hyperpigmentation, improve photodamaged skin, and shrink large, unsightly pores. Many patients choose to book a Hydrafacial session with us in Sandy Springs when they want to feel pampered or in preparation for a special event.
Ideal Candidates for HydraFacial Treatments
HydraFacial treatments at Premier Image are designed to be safe for all skin types and ethnicities. Both women and men who are looking for softer, healthier skin may make a good candidate for the HydraFacial. Patients should be in overall good health and have no active skin infections or lesions. The HydraFacial can be gentle enough even for those with sensitive skin. Since the treatment can be personalized for each person’s unique skin needs, the HydraFacial makes an excellent choice for almost everyone. It is non-invasive and makes an excellent occasional addition to a regular skincare regimen.
What to Expect From a HydraFacial Consultation
The experts at Premier Image in Atlanta offer private HydraFacial consultations so they can design a custom treatment plan for each patient and explain different skin rejuvenation options. This appointment allows prospective patients to receive a full skin evaluation. The HydraFacial will be explained in detail, and together with the surgeon or aesthetician, a personalized treatment plan will be created. Patients can ask any questions they may have and get all the information they need to move forward.
The HydraFacial Procedure
The HydraFacial procedure at our Sandy Springs office will take between 30 to 45 minutes to complete. The technique is refreshing and relaxing. It is often described as feeling like a cool, smooth brush moving across the face. Since there is no pain or discomfort associated with the HydraFacial, there is no need for any anesthesia before the treatment. Each HydraFacial will consist of five steps, all performed during one in-office session. Let’s take a closer look at what can be expected during each step.
The first step in the HydraFacial process is exfoliation, which uses the Activ-4 serum to buff away dead skin cells. During this step, the skin is deeply cleansed and refreshed, which prepares it for the boosters that will hydrate and infuse the skin with nutrients.
Chemical peels are versatile cosmetic treatments used to encourage cell turnover and “peel” away dead and damaged skin cells. Following the cleansing and exfoliation step, Glysal Serum, a proprietary, mild combination of glycolic and salicylic acids, is applied to the skin to further renew the skin and prepare it for the boosters.
Once dead skin and dirt are loosened by the first two steps of the HydraFacial system, these contaminants are gently suctioned away with the help of Beta-HD serum. The extraction process is painless and helps to make the skin soft, clean, and clear.
After the extraction phase of the HydraFacial, the skin is ready for boosters. Our experts create a custom blend to address any specific skin concerns. These personalized boosters introduce powerful nutrients and antioxidants to the skin while deeply hydrating and strengthening the tissues.
Finally, once the skin is cleansed, exfoliated, and hydrated, a powerful anti-aging product is applied to protect and improve the skin. Antiox Serum is a unique tool for anti-aging that contains peptides and antioxidants, putting the finishing touches on this gentle, yet effective treatment.
6. Skincare After a HydraFacial
Patients will leave their HydraFacial appointment in Sandy Springs feeling refreshed, but by following a special home skincare routine, they can maximize the benefits of the procedure. HydraFacial’s Daily Essentials is a daily skincare regimen that will help to protect and nourish the skin between treatments. Patients can extend their results and improve skin conditions by using the HydraFacial system at home. Some of the available products include:
Dermabuilder: This treatment blends different peptides together to build up cell strength and encourage new collagen production. Regular use can lead to better skin elasticity and overall skin tone.
Glysal: An in-depth treatment for banishing dead skin cells, Glysal uses a combination of exfoliating acids to promote clearer, smoother skin.
HydraFacial Hands: Hands are prone to dark spots, fine lines, and other signs of aging. This treatment helps to create a more even skin tone and rejuvenate the hands for a more youthful look.
HydraFacial Lips: Great for thin or aging lips, this treatment improves the quality of delicate lip skin through gentle exfoliation while plumping and hydrating the lips.
HydraFacial Neck: The neck is prone to the same issues as the face, and may show signs of age prematurely. This treatment works in tandem with the HydraFacial procedure and can reduce fine lines and thinning skin in the neck and upper chest.
Recovering From the HydraFacial
The HydraFacial can leave the face feeling soft and refreshed in less than an hour. The gentle facial requires no downtime, allowing patients to return to their usual routines immediately. Women may wear makeup after treatment, and there are no activity restrictions following the procedure. Sun exposure, harsh cleansers, and Retin-A should be avoided for seven to ten days. Our practitioners will fully explain at-home care during the HydraFacial consultation.
With only one HydraFacial session, most people will notice a dramatic improvement in the texture and tone of their skin. The face will look radiant and more relaxed. The smooth, hydrating benefits from a HydraFacial can last seven days or more. Depending on the patient’s needs, a series of four to six HydraFacial treatments, scheduled one to two weeks apart, may be recommended for improving wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne breakouts, and to correct oily skin. After the initial series of HydraFacial sessions, a monthly maintenance treatment can keep the face looking supple and glowing.
HydraFacial Risks and Complications
The HydraFacial is safe and gentle for almost everyone. The chance for complications to occur after treatment is extremely small. To get the most out of a HydraFacial experience, however, it is important that patients remember to seek treatment from an experienced provider. The doctors and aestheticians at Premier Image understand skin health and are specially trained in the HydraFacial process, making our Sandy Springs clinic the best choice for patients in the Atlanta area.
Frequently Asked Questions About HydraFacial
What is the HydraFacial?
The HydraFacial is an innovative, non-invasive facial designed to clear dead skin cells and deeply hydrate facial tissues. The procedure cleans and moisturizes the skin for a smooth, refreshed, and more youthful appearance right away.
Is HydraFacial safe?
One of the most common questions patients ask is if HydraFacial is safe. The truth is that HydraFacial is an incredibly safe and gentle skin rejuvenation treatment. It uses water and oxygen rather than harsh ingredients to deliver a clean, smooth, and refreshed complexion. Even if you have sensitive skin, a HydraFacial is a safe way to eliminate flaws and look younger. Since HydraFacial is such a safe treatment, there is no pain or downtime associated.
Why is HydraFacial so good for the skin?
Our skin requires hydration to look great, and HydraFacial can deliver incredible results by deeply hydrating the skin. As you age, you may notice your skin tone lose elasticity. This is typically due to a lack of hydration, which leads to irritation and signs of aging. HydraFacial can hydrate the skin and fight back against the aging process.
Is a HydraFacial designed strictly to hydrate the skin?
While the HydraFacial is an ideal way to hydrate the skin, it can also effectively address fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne-prone skin, rosacea, or dull skin. In addition, it’s a good rejuvenation option for skin that is not eligible for a chemical peel or microdermabrasion.
Am I a good candidate for the HydraFacial?
Anyone who is looking for a non-invasive way to refresh their skin and improve their appearance can make a good candidate for the HydraFacial. The procedure is safe enough for sensitive skin of any complexion.
When can I return to work after a HydraFacial?
Patients choosing the HydraFacial can return to their normal activities immediately after their treatment at our office. As soon as your treatment is complete, you’ll be able to apply makeup and go about your day as usual.
How does a HydraFacial differ from facial washes and creams?
HydraFacial uses medical-grade systems to clean your face far more thoroughly than you can with a facial wash at home. It can give you a more youthful appearance instantly, unlike facial washes and creams that are not nearly as powerful.
How long will it take to see results after a HydraFacial?
You can expect to see a positive difference in your skin after a single HydraFacial treatment.
How often should I get a HydraFacial?
Depending on the condition of the skin, the HydraFacial should be repeated four to six times at one- to two-week intervals. After that series, a monthly maintenance routine will keep the results looking fresh and radiant.
Does the HydraFacial carry any risk for complications?
The hydrating nature of the HydraFacial does not carry any risks and is considered to be safe for all skin types.
Can I receive the HydraFacial before a birthday party, wedding, or another special event?
Probably! We’ll be happy to evaluate your skin and lifestyle at your consultation and determine whether it’s a good idea for you to undergo a HydraFacial before your event.
What services can the HydraFacial be paired with?
For optimal results, we suggest pairing microdermabrasion with HydraFacial. Microdermabrasion involves exfoliating the face with crystals in order to remove dead skin cells.
Restore a Youthful Appearance with the HydraFacial
Do something great for yourself and for your skin. Schedule a HydraFacial consultation at Premier Image Cosmetic & Laser Surgery by calling 770-457-6303. Talk to a patient coordinator for additional information on the HydraFacial treatment or any of the other rejuvenating, non-invasive procedures available at our Atlanta office.