San Francisco Hydrofacial- non-invasive facial experience to improve the look of your skin and to restore it to its healthiest state. Reviews, benefits, cost & before & after Information. Advanced skin rejuvenating treatment for men & women.
Calling itself “not a facial” in its marketing materials the Hydrafacial claims to be a painless skin boosting procedure that combines water, suction and infusion of skin serums. Positioned as a gentler version of the popular microdermabrasion treatment, Hydrafacial uses water instead of crystals to suction away impurities from the pores. Hydrafacial benefits are said to be bolstered by the addition of customizable skincare products at the time of treatment, such as for reducing lines, wrinkles and pigmentation while enhancing the skin’s outward appearance.
Hydrafacial is performed using a handpiece that resembles a standard microdermabrasion tip but instead of dispensing tiny crystals, the mini Hydrafacial machine propels jets of fortified water onto the skin. Much like microdermabrasion, the Hydrafacial handpiece glides over the skin’s surface maintaining a certain pressure and suction at the same time. The company has developed a protocol around the procedure that’s designed to “cleanse & protect,” “extract & hydrate,” and “fuse & protect,” the skin though exfoliation, removal of debris and saturating the epidermis with antioxidants, peptides and moisturizers.
HydraFacial promises to deliver “instant and long-lasting results that you can see and feel.” The problem with this claim is that in order to affect real and permanent change in the skin, the products or devices would need to penetrate deep into the dermis, something the Hydrafacial doesn’t do. In fact, any result from the treatment is due to the short-lived effects of having water pumped into the epidermis and the mechanical suction which temporarily improves blood circulation and therefore the skin’s plumpness and appearance. Contrary to the company’s claims the Hydrafacial is just that – a facial that may do a great job of cleaning out the pores and smoothing the surface but any anti-aging effects only last a day or two.
Dr. Mosser and his team of experienced clinicians are interested in only offering medical skin treatments and products that deliver long-lasting results with a wow factor. The clinic has chosen Sciton’s powerful Halo fractional laser and BroadBand BBL Intense Pulsed Light devices to address and correct a variety of complexion concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, acne, acne scars, vascular issues, hyperpigmentation, sun damage and texture irregularities.
Additionally, the Vi Peel chemical peel offers two highly effective formulations for dealing with aging skin and pigmentation: TCA and Retin-A for deep exfoliation, acne and acne scars, lines and wrinkles, and the other, called Precision Plus is the ViPeel plus a combination of Hydroquinone and Kojic acid to address various other types of pigment-related concerns such as age spots, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and melasma.
After a certain level of correction has been achieved with either laser, BBL or Vi Peel, a good home care program consisting of medical-grade cleanser, toners, antioxidants, vitamin C and retinoid products from reputable brands such Obagi, SkinCeuticals and Neocutis can help maintain the skin’s health and appearance over the long-term.
For more detailed information on Halo Fractional Laser, BroadBand BBL or Vi Peel we invite you to schedule a consultation with Azala San Francisco today.
* Individual results may vary, and not guaranteed.