Over time, the elements our skin is exposed to take their toll. Stress, pollution, toxins and the biggest factor -- sunlight -- leave their mark. Known as “free radicals,” these elements are responsible for skin damage and aging.
Free radicals destroy the chemical makeup of skin cells, preventing them from functioning properly and causing the skin to deteriorate.
As professional skin caretakers, we employ exfoliation methods for removing dead skin cells and exposing fresh, healthy skin. But there is more to caring for skin than simply exfoliation. Healing the tissues and providing protection are just as -- if not more -- important. Antioxidants are the main weapon to treat free radical damage. Found in a variety of forms, antioxidants neutralize free radicals to restore skin and protect it from further damage.
This is why About Face Skin Care is excited to introduce HydraFacial MD™. The treatment is beneficial for sun damage, brown spots and other discoloration, fine lines and wrinkles, scarring, oily skin and acne. It’s designed for all skin types, so even the most sensitive skin easily tolerates it.
HydraFacial features a new, breakthrough aesthetic technology, the Vortex-Fusion®, which possesses a moisturizing property that separates it from all other skin resurfacing procedures. The Vortex technology infuses products into the dermal and deep epidermal layers of the skin, so the treatment works faster and produces more noticeable, immediate results.
Clients experience four treatments in one -- peeling, extraction, exfoliation and hydration -- as it removes dead skin cells and extracts impurities while simultaneously bathing the new skin with cleansing, hydrating and moisturizing serums of antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid. Serums directly target damaged skin cells while sloughing off dead skin on the outer layer. Hyaluronic acid binds 1,000 times its weight in water, locking moisture into the skin.
The treatment takes 15-30 minutes and requires no downtime, nor causes any aftereffects. The sensation is anywhere from a cool paintbrush moving across the skin to a soft suction feeling. It’s soothing, refreshing, nonirritating and immediately effective. Irritation and inflammation can actually increase the signs of aging, making the HydraFacial a superior form of exfoliation. Clients can apply makeup after the procedure and resume normal activities.
You skin care provider will choose specific serums and customize the treatment for your unique skin condition and needs. Many people report seeing skin refinement and a more radiant skin tone after just one treatment, although it’s recommended to undergo a HydraFacial monthly to vastly improve the skin’s condition. As a reminder, just like with any medical-grade treatment, clients must be diligent about applying sunscreen -- and reapply frequently if outdoors.
For more information, contact www.aboutfaceskin.com or 770.935.FACE.