Does it feel like you’ve tried everything in order to make your skin glow? Are you tired of using the same old creams and cleaners to try to get clear pores? It’s time to try the hydrafacial, a revolutionary new approach to clean and clear skin. Visit the H-MD Medical Spa in Oklahoma City, OK to see the benefits for yourself.
What Is a Hydrafacial?
This new technique one of the most popular treatments when it comes to skin rejuvenation. So popular, in fact, that more people invested in these facials last year than they did in Botox. So what is this inventive treatment? It uses some of the most popular treatments: microdermabrasion, intensive serums, and extractions. Combined, these make for the most powerful pathway to fresh skin.
Most skincare treatments rely on one basic method to give your skin a new glow. But this new facial treatment elevates skincare to give you the most luxurious results. The best part? While typical skin treatments tend to only help one skin ailment or another, this treatment has a broader application and helps skin issues of all types. No matter if you’re looking to rid yourself of wrinkles and fine lines, oust those stubborn blackheads, reduce your oily skin, or give yourself a more even tone, this facial will help.
How Does a Hydrafacial Work?
This skin treatment uses an innovative machine to give you results like you’ve never seen before. It uses several functions to remove a dead layer of skin and clear out your pores. It finishes by hydrating and brightening your skin. The treatment uses 4-in-1 Vortex Technology via a wand that is connected to the machine. The process manages to remove impurities from your skin without being too rough or damaging it, and the unique spiral design of the wand allows your skin’s pores to open up and release oil and dirt.
What Is the Process?
How does this amazing machine help your skin reach new heights of health? It’s a four-step process to a new you! The wand comes with three different tips, each of which has a specific purpose.
Step One: Vortex Cleaning
The first part of this treatment uses vortex exfoliation and cleansing. Your health care worker will determine whether to use the blue tip or the orange tip on the wand, depending on how recently your skin has been exfoliated. This first step gently cleanses the skin while exfoliating the outer layer of skin to get rid of dead skin cells. When your skin is able to healthily shed all the unnecessary cells, it can reflect more light, creating a brighter appearance.
The tip of the wand gently moves across your skin to collect all the dead skin cells, sebum, and dirt that builds up there during the day. But that’s not all it does! It releases a vacuum-powered stream of Activ-4 serum. This serum is made of lactic and glycolic acid, which work together to cleanse and dislodge any dirt and oils that are stuck inside your pores. The serum also includes an algae extract that soothes and hydrates, as well as a yeast extract to smooth fine lines and firm from the skin.
The vortex cleaning is like a high-powered, and more effective, version of microdermabrasion. It gets all the work done that microdermabrasion does, but without the mess of having crystals blown across your skin.
Step Two: Vortex-Acid Peel
Once the vortex cleaning gathers up all the dead skin cells, it’s time to move deeper into your pores. Acid peels sound scary, but they are far gentler than the name assumes. The acid peel is created using a non-irritant mix of salicylic and glycolic acids. Combined, these work to loosen debris that is deep in your pores, and that can’t be removed with typical facial washing. The acid peel also works to prevent acne from forming in the future.
This serum is released through the teal tip and it moves directly into the pores to fight the accumulation of dirt that can create blackheads, whiteheads, and acne.
Step Three: Vortex Extraction
Just like the acid peel, extraction sounds painful, but isn’t. We’ve all tried to extract blackheads and whiteheads from our pores, and it can be quite painful. That’s because when you attempt extraction on your own, your skin gets inflamed, which makes it even harder to get all the dirt and oil out. Vortex extraction doesn’t include putting the kind of pressure on your skin that you do when you try to use your fingers to remove blackheads, so it isn’t as painful, and it works a great deal better. This gentle step uses suction power to clear out your pores.
The wand uses the teal tip for this step as well. Now that the acid peel has loosened up some of the deep gunk in your pores, the wand uses a serum called Beta-HD to help the oil and dirt make its way out. This serum utilizes honey extract for hydrating, salicylic acid for exfoliating, spiraea ulmaria flower extract to calm and soothe the skin, willow bark extract for more exfoliation, and Tasmanian pepper for anti-inflammatory purposes.
This serum, combined with the vacuum power of the wand, sucks all the loosened gunk out of your pores and into a separate vat. After your treatment, you can ask to see all the gunk that was collected in the vat from your skin.
Sometimes a serum called DermaBuilder is added to this step. DermaBuilder uses skin conditioning peptides to hydrate, firm, and soothe your skin, and to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Step Four: Vortex Fusion
The final step is vortex fusion. Once all of your pores have been cleaned out, a clear tip is put onto the wand. It infuses the skin with Antiox-6, an antioxidant serum. This serum uses Hyaluronic Acid, White Tea Extract, Horse Chestnut Extract, Vitamins A & E, Rosemary Extract, and Turtle Shell Flakes that keeps your skin safe from free radicals. It also plumps up your skin so you look fresh and revitalized.
Lymphatic Drainage Facial
At H-MD Medical Spa, you have the option of adding on lymphatic drainage facial to your hydrafacial. Facial lymphatic drainage is a great way to detox your system, reduce your eye bags, and get rid of puffiness by draining extra fluids. It also works to improve your circulation and increase your oxygen supply.
Immediately after a lymphatic drainage facial, your skin will look fresher, younger, and smoother. This treatment is also a great way to eliminate stress and anxiety, as the process uses deep pressure stimulation, which has a calming effect. So, how does a lymphatic drainage facial work?
The Lymphatic System
Your body’s lymphatic system is an essential part of your immune system. Your body has a network of hundreds of lymph nodes that drain lymph fluid, remove bodily waste, and carry white blood cells to help prevent infections. If your lymphatic system has an obstruction, fluids can start to build up.
That’s where lymphatic drainage comes in. In its more traditional uses, lymphatic drainage has been utilized to treat lymphedema, a condition of chronic swelling around the lymph nodes. More recently, however, this technique has been used to effectively give patients a nonsurgical facelift.
What’s the Process?
The lymphatic drainage facial is usually done by a medical professional or an aesthetician. First, they use their fingers to apply light pressure and gentle movements in specific areas of your face. They will rotate between using gentle tapping, stroking, rubbing, and pushing movements. Then, they will use flat hands to gently stretch your skin. All of this is done in the direction of the lymphatic flow to encourage drainage.
The health care worker will teach you some deep breathing exercises to use during the treatment, as deep breathing promotes better lymphatic circulation.
What Should I Expect From My Treatment?
Even though these treatments are somewhat medical, that doesn’t mean that you have to go to a medical facility in order to access them. Rather, hydrafacials are done in medical spas, like H-MD Medical Spa. That means that even though you are receiving top-notch medical care from highly trained and licensed medical doctors, advanced practice nurses, and physicians assistants, you get to do so in a relaxing environment.
Rather than having to deal with the sparse and uncomfortable seating of medical offices, the blaring overhead lights, and the incessant beeping of medical machines, you are allowed to relax in a serene spa environment. You can expect comfortable and luxurious seating accommodations, calming music, and warm beverages to help you relax. You will be able to sit in a private area to receive your treatments without other clients present.
The Medical Professionals
Although you will be in a spa environment that promotes rest, relaxation, and healing, you still are being seen by medical professionals who are knowledgeable about the treatments they offer as well as general medical and health conditions. Before your treatment, you will sit down and talk with a health care professional to discuss your treatment and what to expect from it. They will have some questions about your health and medical history.
It’s important that you are very open with any health issues you have, as well as any medications you are on. Remember, everything you say to your health care worker is kept confidential. To make sure that you receive the full benefits of your aesthetic treatment, be as honest as possible.
What Happens After?
One of the best parts of this amazing facial treatment is that it has no downtime. Unlike other facial treatments, it doesn’t irritate the skin at all. You won’t have to stay inside because of reddened or sensitive skin. You won’t have to wait a couple of days for your skin to reach its full potential. As soon as your treatment is over, your skin will be looking its very best.
It’s clear why hydrafacials are quickly rising as the most popular way to treat yourself. In fact, this treatment is so popular that somewhere in the world, a hydrafacial is performed every 15 seconds. And why? Because you simply cannot find a more effective way to get healthy and glowing skin than this treatment.
By combining the methods of multiple effective skin care regimens, this facial allows individuals to combine all the many treatments they might need into one. The results are clear. And your face can be, too. Invest in a hydrafacial today. Your skin will thank you. Contact H-MD Medical Spa in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma today to schedule a consult.