We all do our best to take care of our skin and our bodies. We drink plenty of water and make sure our faces are clean and moisturized every day. That’s not always enough. If you’re looking in the mirror thinking your face and skin look dull, dry and tired, or you’re noticing new dark spots, it’s time for a visit to Beauty 2.0 Aesthetics in Port Moody, BC. There, you can discover the many benefits of receiving a HydraFacial.
What Is a HydraFacial?
This is not your typical spa facial—it’s much more than that. Each HydraFacial is designed to reveal more vibrant, glowing and dewy skin that keeps improving after the treatment is done. This is a four-step treatment designed to target and remove dead skin cells, debris and other pollutants that prevent moisture and nourishment from penetrating our complexion. The four steps are:
- Cleansing and exfoliation
- Acid peel
- Serum infusion
This may seem typical, but the technology makes it anything but. The first step is done by your skincare specialist who manually exfoliates your face, clearing it of dead skin cells and opening your clogged pores. The next step is to apply a gentle chemical peel to your face that will help slough off your top layer of dulling skin cells. This is milder than a regular chemical peel and will not cause reddening or peeling.
The next two steps are where the real magic happens. Once your skin is clean and exfoliated and the top barrier of dead skin cells and debris removed, innovative technology is used to deeply clean and extract deep down pollutants, oils and dirt from your pores. That same technology reversed will infuse your skin with hydration. These two steps are called vortex extraction and vortex fusion.
If you’ve ever had a regular spa facial, you know your skincare specialist will sometimes do manual extractions as they’re looking over your skin with a magnifying glass. This works to eliminate the clogged pores you can see but doesn’t do a deep cleansing and extraction of each pore.
With vortex technology, a nozzle is gently moved along your face. This nozzle circulates a liquid that acts like a vacuum when applied to your skin. This powerful vacuum removes blemishes like whiteheads, blackheads and other pore-clogging debris. This extraction is painless and instantaneous.
If you’re interested, your esthetician will show you everything that was extracted from your face. Clients are amazed their pores held so much debris and dirt. Even the cleanest of faces will have lingering pollutants that clog pores. Now that your pores are free of anything clogging them, they can breathe and will be better able to absorb quality products.
In this final and most important step, a vortex fusion tool is used to infuse the newly cleansed pores with nourishment. You and your esthetician will decide which serum is right for you and will address your specific concerns. Serums can help address pigmentation issues, dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles, hydration and more.
The tool gently infuses your pores with your chosen serum to increase the overall health of your skin. The hydration your skin couldn’t absorb before the HydraFacial is now deeply soaked up by your glowing complexion.
Because you walk into the office with layers of dead and dull skin cells, dirt and debris in your pores, results are immediate. The layers that were preventing moisture from really soaking in will be removed, so you walk out of the office with brighter, more vibrant and younger-looking skin.
You’ll see immediate results, but those results will also improve over the days following your treatment. When skin cells are sloughed away in your session, it triggers your body’s natural healing response, which is to produce more collagen. Collagen is the protein responsible for the plump and supple look of youthful skin. As your body regenerates new cells to replace the exfoliated ones, they will be healthier and have more stability.
Cells regenerate about every 28 days, so it’s a good idea to talk to your esthetician about a schedule of maintenance facials. Like most treatments, the more regularly you get them, the better and more seamless your results will be. If you don’t let the barrier of dead skin cells completely form, your skin will be able to constantly absorb hydration and maintain a glowing appearance.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
Because this is a non-invasive treatment with no preparation or downtime, anybody who would like a beauty boost is a good candidate. There are no needles and no discomfort, so even the most sensitive of skin can benefit comfortably from this treatment. When you’re speaking with your skincare specialist, talk to them about your areas of concern and the results you’re hoping for.
HydraFacials are a great way to brighten your complexion and improve the overall health of your skin. These facials can address:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Tone and texture
- Elasticity and firmness
- Oily skin
- Congested skin
- Enlarged pores
- Dark spots and uneven pigmentation
- Sun damage
- Dry skin
It’s never too early or too late to enjoy the benefits of this treatment. Any skin tone or type can safely enjoy the results of a newly revealed and healthy complexion.
You may have other concerns about your appearance. Maybe the aging process is leaving you feeling self-conscious and you want to recapture some youthfulness you’ve been missing. Your skincare specialist may recommend other treatments to provide you the results you’re looking for.
This is becoming a more popular choice for clients who want a quick complexion pick me up and immediate, ultra-soft and smooth skin. Your skincare specialist will use a custom dermaplaning blade to scrape off the top layer of dead skin cells, debris and peach fuzz. When all those tiny hairs are removed, the result is a smooth and silky soft surface of the skin.
Clients are amazed at how well their skin soaks in their beauty products after this treatment. Makeup goes on and comes off much more evenly and easily. Because the top layer of skin is full of dead cells and dulling debris, removing them will make your whole appearance brighter and clearer.
This can be a stand-alone treatment but is most effective when used with a chemical peel. The dermaplaning preps the skin to better accept the chemical peel, making the peel more effective and the results of both more dramatic.
Peels are very versatile and customizable. They are designed to maximize your skin’s regeneration process and provide total skin rejuvenation. Based on your individual needs, your skincare specialist will determine which level of peel is right for you. Some peels are milder than others. If you have concerns that require a deeper level of repair, your esthetician can formulate a stronger peel for you.
Once the peel is applied to your face, it goes to work lifting the top layer or layers of dead skin cells away. After about a week, new skin cells are regenerated to replace those dulling cells and a healthier, more vibrant complexion is revealed. Chemical peels are an excellent option for addressing:
- Acne and acne scarring
- Fine lines
- Uneven skin tone and texture
- Sun damage
After a peel, your skin is better able to absorb facial products, so it’s important to only use high quality, nourishing ingredients Your esthetician’s office may have specialized skincare lines and can tailor a skincare routine to meet your specific needs.
Microneedling, also called collagen induction therapy, is an effective skin resurfacing treatment to help with an array of skin concerns. A small device that houses hair-thin needles is gently passed over the skin, creating micro-channels. These channels trigger your body’s healing response by tricking it into thinking it’s injured. Your body will produce more collagen to regenerate healthy cells that will fill in those channels.
When new, structurally stronger cells are created by this increase in collagen production, skin looks smoother, younger and revitalized. This treatment is suitable for all skin types and requires minimal to no preparation or downtime. A series of 3-6 sessions is recommended to effectively address concerns like:
- Acne scarring
- Stretch marks
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Enlarged and clogged pores
- Uneven skin texture and tone
- Hypertrophic and keloid scarring
Microneedling is a transformative treatment on its own and can provide amazing and long-lasting results. It’s also a perfect treatment to use in tandem with PRP.
PRP stands for platelet rich plasma and is an effective and natural treatment to address a variety of skincare issues. PRP gained popularity as the “vampire facial”, but it’s far more than a facial. PRP uses the plasma from your blood to increase your body’s production of collagen.
A sample of your blood is taken and put into a centrifuge. The growth factors in your plasma are separated from your red blood cells so they can be used to stimulate tissue regeneration in your skin. PRP works well with microneedling because the micro-channels created from the microneedles act as a direct line for the PRP to reach deeper layers of your skin and start regeneration closer to the foundation of your skin.
PRP, either alone or with another treatment, can address a multitude of skincare issues and help in hair loss and hair restoration. When used for collagen production, areas of the face and body can regain some of their lost structure and volume as stronger layers of skin are built. Talk to your provider about PRP to help with:
- Skin rejuvenation
- Fine, moderate and deep lines and wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Stretch marks
- Hair loss
- Lost cheek and midface volume
- Hollow and wrinkled backs of hands
- Chest and decolletage lines
- Neck and jawline lost definition
Your skincare expert can help you decide the right treatment plan for your concerns, ideal results and budget. They may recommend other anti-aging treatments that address your specific combination of concerns. Other treatments they may suggest are:
- BOTOX and other neuromodulators
- Dermal fillers
- Broadband light therapy
- Hybrid fractional laser therapy
- Lip enhancement
- PRF—platelet-rich fibrin
Call for a Consultation
When you’re ready to take the next step in taking back control of the way you look and your own aging process, don’t trust just anyone with your appearance. It’s important to choose an office that takes time to get to know you as a whole person so they can customize a treatment plan specifically for you.
Call Beauty 2.0 Aesthetics in Port Moody, BC and schedule an appointment for a consultation in our warm and welcoming office. We’re dedicated to helping each client look and feel their best by providing top-notch care and service melded with the latest in technological advancements and innovative treatments. Call today and take the first step to a more youthful-looking, vibrant and confident you!