We all have those days when our skin doesn’t look its best. It could be a lack of sleep from the night before or just a rushed makeup job. If you find your skin is having consistent bad days, it’s time to consult a professional. Call Amachi Med Spa in Marietta, GA and ask to book a HydraFacial.
What Is the HydraFacial?
This treatment has taken the aesthetic world by storm because of its versatility, safety and the results it’s getting clients all over the world. It uses hydra dermabrasion as opposed to the traditional microdermabrasion we’re all used to. Instead of using crystals to blast the top layer of your skin off, it uses water for a gentler experience. This is a patented and branded treatment that has a distinct three-step process that uses its exclusive Vortex technology.
It’s an all-in-one treatment that combines cleansing, exfoliation, extractions and hydration in one, 30-minute facial. The Vortex technology is a system where different tips are used during different parts of the facial to elicit a response from or deliver a solution to the skin.
Step One: Cleanse & Peel
When you first arrive, your skincare specialist will manually cleanse your skin. This ensures the facial begins on a clean and smooth complexion to get the best results. The Vortex machine is turned on, and you will receive the hydra dermabrasion. A stream of water will break up the top layer of dead skin cells. The same nozzle will lift those cells and any debris away from the skin.
It then delivers a chemical peel solution in the same way. This exfoliates on a deeper level but without the sting and redness usually associated with a chemical peel. Now your skin is clean and exfoliated. The chemical peel has been delivered, and it has softened your pores and everything in them.
Step Two: Extract & Hydrate
We have a love-hate relationship with the extraction part of regular facials. We love ridding our pores of all the gunk that builds up but, well, they hurt! They can also cause your skin to be red and splotchy for a while. The extractions made with the Vortex-Extraction tool are painless.
This extraction is made even easier by the debris-loosening formula delivered during the process. Hydration is next. Now that your pores are clean and softened, the Vortex technology infuses your skin with intense moisturizers delivered deep into the epidermis.
Step Three: Fuse & Protect
This is the really nourishing part of the facial. Your skin is bombarded with antioxidants and peptides to heal, soothe and protect it. You’ll get an infusion of hyaluronic acid during this step. Hyaluronic acid is a sugar your body produces to keep the skin hydrated. It attracts and retains moisture, so the infusion during this step will keep your results looking good for a long time.
One of the biggest draws to this treatment is how personalized you can make it. There are add-ons available and boosters you can add throughout the process. Each one comes with its own specific benefits.
These come before or after the actual facial treatment. Nutrient boosters can be added during different phases of the facial. Each one can be explained to you so you know which is right for your concerns and which will benefit you the most.
Your skincare specialist will manually perform lymphatic therapy to help your system clear out toxic build-up before the facial.
- Decreases inflammation
- Helps remove toxins from the skin
- Increases overall skin health
- Removes unwanted buildup
LED Light Therapy
Done at the end of the facial, clients can choose from red or blue lights, depending on their areas of concern.
- Blue light targets p. acnes bacteria
- Blue light improves the appearance of congested and oily skin
- Red light supports skin health and hydration
Once you become an expert at getting HydraFacials, you can play around with which tips work best for you. Even if it’s the first time, you can ask about what each tip does and if a personalization might be right for you.
- Purple Aggression tip exfoliates thicker or oilier skin
- Orange Aggression tip is for an intense exfoliation
- Wet Diamond Abrasion gives exfoliation that resembles microdermabrasion
Alastin Trixex-Pro Booster
This is great for clients wanting to thicken up skin that has lost strength with age. It contains three powerful peptides and a naturally derived mushroom compound that helps the skin retain water.
- Clears out damaged collagen and elastin
- Helps the body produce new collagen
- Reduces the appearance of thinning skin
- Improves overall texture
This booster is packed with peptides that help the skin regain a more youthful function and is perfect for clients wanting a powerful anti-aging facial.
- Decreases wrinkle depth
- Boosts skin density and firmness
- Reduces the appearance of expression lines
- Energizes the skin
One of the most popular boosters, this helps with an overall dull complexion and skin that’s sustained sun damage. It’s packed with vitamin C, bearberry extract and other brightening agents.
- Brightens and balances overall skin tone
- Minimizes the appearance of dark spots and age spots
If you suffer from issues around the eye like dark circles and puffiness, this booster is specifically formulated for the delicate skin around the eyes. It contains oat kernel extract, arnica flower extract, and sodium hyaluronate.
- Improves hydration
- Tones, firms and brightens the outer eye
- Gently removes dead cells and soothes the skin
Lip Replenishing Serum
As we age, our lips can thin, leaving them looking lifeless. The sun and change in temperature can also leave our lips looking lackluster, dry and flaky. This serum is designed with vitamins A, C and E and aloe leaf extract.
- Gently plumps lips
- Exfoliates dry and flaky lips
- Creates a smooth surface
- Relieves chapped lips
You can choose a booster and a complex spray, both designed to stimulate hair growth on the scalp. The booster contains peptides, arginine, and panthenol. The peptide complex spray has the same ingredients but is available for purchase and daily use.
- Stimulates scalp circulation
- Cleanses, exfoliates and hydrates the scalp
- Removes dirt, oil, dead skin and other scalp impurities
- Infuses the scalp with growth factors
- Promotes healthier, thicker and fuller-looking hair
What Are the Benefits of a HydraFacial?
There are a lot of reasons to sign up for a HydraFacial. Whether you get any of the add-ons or boosters, the facial will do wonders for any skin type—even the most sensitive. This is treatment is perfect for an 18-year-old or someone post-menopause. Because anyone can personalize it to fit their specific needs, it’s the most versatile facial available.
The key benefits of HydraFacial are:
- Gentle exfoliation of all dead skin cells
- A gentle peel to reveal brighter skin without damage
- Massive amounts of hydration
- Gentle extractions to clear pores
- Infusion of nourishing serums to soothe and protect skin
What Can It Treat?
You know the benefits, but what do those benefits translate to in real results? Only your skincare specialist can determine is this is the right treatment to address your specific concerns, but this treatment successfully addresses:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven tone and texture
- Dull complexion
- Brown spots
- Oily and acne-prone skin
- Enlarged pores and blackheads
- Mild skin laxity
How Long Will Results Last?
How long you enjoy your results will depend on how well you take care of your skin afterward. You will see immediate results like a brighter and clearer complexion. Other results, like firmer skin and a softening of fine lines, will appear gradually. Most people see the effects of this treatment for close to a month.
It’s recommended that you get a HydraFacial every six to eight weeks if you’d like to keep your results seamless. Your skincare specialist can recommend the right follow-up schedule for you.
This Treatment Pairs Well With Others
Another bonus to this treatment is how it complements other treatments. Many clients get this done on the same day as other treatments.
If you’re looking to reduce the appearance of expression lines or dynamic wrinkles, this injectable is the number one cosmetic treatment in the world for a reason—it works. Made from a purified protein, Botox is considered a neuromodulator, meaning it works by blocking the signal from a nerve from reaching a muscle.
When you make expressions your whole life, the skin over the muscles you use for those expressions will eventually become etched with lines and wrinkles as a sort of road map for the movements. When Botox is injected into certain muscles, it allows those muscles to relax and the skin over them to smooth. Botox can be used on:
- Frown lines
- Forehead lines
- Crow’s feet
- Bunny lines
Botox is also being used for clients who show more of their gums than they’d like when they smile. By targeting the muscles that pull the lips too far back, Botox relaxes the pull a bit. Clients can still smile, but they only show as much of their gums as they choose.
By reducing the strength of the muscles that pull down the eyebrows, Botox can then engage the muscles that lift the curve in the brow and bring up the tail. This gives clients the arch they’ve always wanted or brings back the sculpted look of their youth.
Clients can see results from Botox in one to two days, and the results can last up to four months.
Dermal fillers are a group of injectables that give instant volume to certain areas of the face and hands. Most of these fillers are made from a synthetic form of hyaluronic acid carried in a smooth and pliable gel. There are many fillers on the market, so you’ll need to discuss your areas of concern with your skincare specialist so they can recommend the perfect one to suit your needs.
Fillers can address anything from moderate-to-severe lines and folds to asymmetry on the nose or lost volume in the back of the hands. Fillers are very versatile and can address:
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
- Chin wrinkles
- Vertical lines around lips
- Areas of lost volume
- Thinning lips
- Crow’s feet
- Asymmetry in nose and chin
- Hollow areas
Call for Your Appointment Today
If you’re struggling with a dull complexion and are ready to see brighter, clearer and more youthful skin when you look in the mirror, don’t hesitate any longer. Call Amachi Med Spa in Marietta, GA and schedule an appointment. We’re dedicated to helping each of our clients feel their best by bringing out their natural beauty, and we know we can do the same for you. We look forward to speaking with you!