One of the most common and difficult skin challenges people face is oily skin. It is incredibly common for people with oily skin to go through adolescence believing they will soon have a reprieve from severe acne breakouts. But this isn’t always the case. At 20 Something Anti Aging Center in Orlando, FL, we want you to know there is hope, even if prescription acne medication and diet changes are ineffective. Today, we highlight one of our most popular treatments and answer one of our most frequently asked questions – is a HydraFacial good for oily skin?
What Is a HydraFacial?
HydraFacial refers to both a facial care technology and treatment for a lot of skin problems. There are numerous benefits associated with this treatment. But one of the most compelling is that there is no downtime, discomfort or recovery associated with treatment. Another incredible benefit of hydrafacial is how effective treatment is for oily skin.
Most at-home treatments use harsh chemicals which are not safe for people who are pregnant, nursing or have sensitive skin. Even worse, these chemicals can dry the skin out excessively and only produce marginal, less than satisfying results.
This device essentially delivers three treatments in one session. It acts as a highly effective chemical peel, microdermabrasion and hydrating mask. However, it isn’t quite like traditional facials, which are performed by hand. The device is FDA-approved and recognized as a medical-grade device for safety and efficiency in treating a number of skin conditions. This medical-grade device pulls debris from your pores while simultaneously exfoliating and moisturizing. This device is often called a “pore vacuum” because of how effective it is for unclogging pores.
How Does Treatment Feel?
This treatment is far more comfortable than similar, less effective treatments for oily skin. While many people expect it to be painful, it actually feels like sandpaper being grazed gently across the skin. If you’re concerned about discomfort during treatment, we can give you a topical numbing cream so you won’t feel any pain or discomfort at all during or after your treatment. Just keep in mind that it can take between 30 and 60 minutes for this topical anesthetic to take effect.
Will I Look Sunburned After Treatment?
Many professional skin care treatments irritate the skin, leaving you looking sunburned or severely windburned. This is not the case with this type of treatment. With this type of treatment, your skin looks beautiful, rejuvenated, well-hydrated and positively glowing.
What Results Can I Expect?
One of the most beneficial things about hydrafacial treatment is how consistent the results are. The experience and results of a facial can vary from aesthetician to aesthetician and from day to day. However, this is an incredibly high-tech facial. You can count on consistent results following a comfortable treatment without the need for recovery or downtime.
When Is the Best Time to Get a Hydrafacial?
The best time to receive this type of treatment is whenever you feel it is necessary. Because there is no redness, swelling or any other side effects, you can safely receive this treatment at any time, including the day before your wedding. In fact, if you receive your high-tech facial the day before your big event, your skin will be more hydrated, smooth and rejuvenated than if your last appointment was scheduled three weeks in advance of your big event.
How Is It Good for Oily Skin?
Thanks to its proprietary exfoliation technology, the HydraFacial device removes the upper layers of your skin, comprised of dead skin cells, revealing the lower, healthy layers of skin. During treatment, it delivers a unique formula containing salicylic and glycolic acids, delivering the same results as a chemical peel without scaling or other side effects.
Hydrafacial oily skin the proprietary vortex extraction cleanses congested pores, a protecting serum containing antioxidants and other essential ingredients is applied to the skin. This ensures you leave our office feeling fresh, clean and satisfied.
What Types of Acne Can a HydraFacial Treat?
One of the most compelling benefits of anti aging hydrafacial treatment is it is safe for all skin types. It can also treat acne of all types. Most commonly, this treatment is used to remove whiteheads and blackheads thanks to its powerful vortex technology. However, it is also extremely effective for the treatment of deep cystic acne.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
How many hydrafacial anti aging treatments you will need depends on several factors including your desired results, the quality and health of your skin, your lifestyle and other factors. While you can expect to see immediate results, you may need two or three treatments to achieve your ideal results. Further, you may need regular treatments to maintain your desired aesthetic. Most clients find they benefit the most from monthly treatment sessions to maintain their improved skin texture.
People could not be more pleased with the infinite customizability of this type of treatment. The customizability of hydradermabrasion doesn’t stop with customized boosters. If you need skin brightening that can only be achieved with a vitamin C serum, we can accommodate that. We can also add the highest quality infusion of growth factors for fine lines and deep wrinkles.
During the first step of the treatment, the cleanse and peel portion, you can choose between three different strengths of glycolic-salicylic acid peels based on your desired aesthetic, how your skin has reacted in the past to chemical peels and your skin type. When reviewing your chemical peel options, keep in mind that the 30% acid strength may only be administered by a physician. There’s a good chance you have never had such a chemical peel and, depending on your aesthetic goals and skin type, stronger may not be the best option.
Many clients are surprised to discover that the suction power of the tool can be customized based on the location of treatment. For example, if you need gentle circulation under the eyes, that can be accomplished. Similarly, if you need more drastic circulation to eliminate dark circles, that is just as easily achieved. Even better, a gentle vacuum on the lips can plump them up without the need for injectables and removes flakes of dead skin.
Is a HydraFacial the Same as Hydradermabrasion?
People often think that a HydraFacial treatment is the same as traditional dermabrasion. But this isn’t true. Traditional dermabrasion involves blasting your skin with grit, leaving your skin feeling irritated the next day. Hydradermabrasion, contrastingly, treats your pores by gently vacuuming out any impurities while simultaneously administering potent moisturizers and other healing products. Beyond the three primary steps of the treatment, you can also add uniquely customized serums to target your most pressing concerns, such as deep lines and brown spots.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
Anyone has the potential to be a good candidate for this treatment. It is safe for all skin types, skin tones, ages and conditions. However, you will need to come in for a one-on-one consultation to determine if this is the ideal treatment method to achieve your ideal aesthetic.
Only in very rare cases are people poor candidates for this treatment. If you suffer from sunburn, an active rash or have a flare-up of rosacea, we strongly recommend that you reschedule your treatment session.
Do you juggle an extremely hectic schedule? Do you feel like you can’t commit to more than one professional skincare treatment per month? This is the perfect anti-aging treatment for you. It pairs perfectly with anti-aging treatments such as neuromodulators and dermal fillers. It also works very well with both non-ablative and ablative laser treatments.
Neuromodulators, such as Xeomin, Dysport and Botox, feature the active ingredient Botulinum toxin type A. They work by blocking signals from your nerves to hyperactive muscles. Most often, neuromodulators are used to address fine lines and deep wrinkles caused by hyperactive facial muscles. The most common facial concerns treated by neuromodulators are frown lines around the mouth and between the eyebrows, crow’s feet around the eyes and smile lines.
How Long Do the Results Last?
The duration of results from neuromodulators depends on several factors, including how regularly you receive such treatments, lifestyle factors and the condition you are treating. However, you can generally expect full results to last between three and six months. Throughout the following six months, muscle activity will slowly return. Most clients find they need a treatment every nine months to a year.
Dermal fillers, like neuromodulators, are a type of injectable most commonly used for anti-aging purposes. Dermal fillers feature hyaluronic acid as their active ingredient: an acid that is essential for the production of healthy, strong elastin and collagen. Dermal fillers, such as Restylane and Juvederm, are just as customizable as hydradermabrasion.
What Areas Can Dermal Fillers Treat?
Regardless of the brand of dermal filler you choose, there are several formulations to choose from. Restylane-L, Restylane Silk, Juvederm Ultra XC and Juvederm Ultra Plus XC, for example, are specifically formulated to add subtle volume to the lips. Similarly, Juvederm VOLUMA and Restylane Lyft are perfect for contouring the cheeks without the need for an invasive medical procedure.
The original formulations of Juvederm and Restylane are ideal for smoothing out your tear troughs under your eyes as well as smoothing the marionette lines caused when you smile. These are just a few examples of how dermal fillers can help you achieve your ideal rejuvenated facial contours.
During your initial consultation, we will review your aesthetic goals to create a unique treatment plan to perfect your aesthetic. Even better, injectables are more effective when used after hydradermabrasion because your pores are unclogged and the new top layer of your skin is fresh and healthy.
How Long Do the Results Last?
The results of dermal filler treatments depends on several factors, including how quickly your body processes hyaluronic acid, the extent of your condition prior to treatment, lifestyle choices and the specific formulation used. However, in general, you can expect the results of your treatment to last between six and 18 months.
If you accidentally rub the treatment area and the hyaluronic filler migrates outside the treatment site, treatment can be reversed. This requires only a simple injection of hyaluronidase, an enzyme that “eats” the hyaluronic acid. It can reverse treatment either partially or in full depending on your unique needs.
How Long Does Treatment Take?
Dermal fillers can be administered to each treatment site in mere minutes. However, it may take roughly 15 minutes for your entire dermal filler treatment if you are addressing several areas of concern, such as your chin, nose, forehead, cheeks and lips.
Non-Ablative Laser Treatments
Non-ablative laser treatments use a fractional approach to treating the skin, allowing for a much shorter recovery process than if the entire area was treated. The energy from the laser light is converted into heat, jumpstarting your body’s natural wound healing process. The result is the generation of new, strong, healthy collagen and elastin and cellular turnover.
Most people turn to non-ablative laser treatments to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation due to scars, age spots and sunspots and remove birthmarks, freckles and other imperfections from the face.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
The best candidate for a non-ablative laser treatment has a skin type of I to III on the Fitzpatrick scale. However, if you have a skin type of IV or above, you may still be a good candidate depending on your desired results. During your initial consultation, we will help you determine if this, or another treatment, will work best to complement your hydradermabrasion and help you achieve your aesthetic goals quickly, safely and efficiently.
Ablative Laser Treatments
Ablative laser skin resurfacing is one of the most effective anti-aging cosmetic treatments. It delivers an intense wavelength of laser light to the skin, removing the superficial outer layers of the skin, also known as the epidermis, which has been damaged by the sun, pollutants and other irritants.
Am I a Good Candidate for Ablative Laser Treatments?
To determine if you are a good candidate for an ablative laser treatment, come in for a one-on-one consultation. If you have shallow acne scars, fine lines on your face or moderate-to-severe wrinkles and folds, you are probably a good candidate for this type of treatment. If you have an active acne breakout, we strongly recommend rescheduling any ablative laser treatment.
What Aftercare Steps Are There?
Unlike non-ablative laser treatments, there are a few aftercare steps you must adhere to following ablative laser treatments. However, these are minimal, especially when compared to the extensive recovery process associated with a facelift.
After laser skin resurfacing, you will need to cleanse the treatment sites two to five times daily. Rather than using your go-to cleanser, you should use a vinegar- or saline-based cleansing solution. During your initial consultation, we will advise you regarding the use of a daily moisturizer for the first three to 10 days after treatment.
Learn How to Achieve Your Ideal Aesthetic Today
When oily skin is unresponsive to traditional treatments, it can feel impossible to achieve healthy, beautiful skin. But hope is not lost. A HydraFacial features several benefits, including effective treatment of oily skin.
For a customized plan for treating oily skin based on your unique needs, contact the professional health and beauty experts at 20 Something Anti Aging Center in Orlando, FL today to schedule your initial consultation. We will evaluate the current health of your skin, review your aesthetic goals and help you schedule appointments to help you achieve your ideal aesthetic.