Who doesn’t love getting a facial?
In my humble opinion, facials are just the best. A good facial is the perfect mixture of pampering, relaxation and therapeutic benefit. When you are stressed out, a facial can be like a beautiful “time-out” on your day. All you have to do is lay back and let the esthetician do their work on your face.
That said, not all facials are equal. In many cases, the facials that you get at a beauty spa might help you relax and give your complexion a temporary boost, but that’s it. A lot of facials are nothing more than a skin massage and a superficial cleansing. They throw on a mud mask, put on some relaxing music, and let you lay there for a half-hour and there’s nothing wrong with that if it’s what you want. Sometimes though, if you want more, you’re going to have to up your facial game!
If you want a facial that will really make a difference in your skin’s health, then you want the HydraFacial MD. It’s almost like a traditional facial, but uses cutting-edge esthetic techniques and technology to give you results that a regular facial could only dream of. Not only does it have the stamp of approval from a ton of Hollywood stars, such as Amy Poehler, Evan Rachel Wood, and Kate Winslet, it is also one of the most popular treatments all over America, and certainly one of the most popular at the Azul Medical Spa.
The big difference between HydraFacial MD and other facials is that every HydraFacial is customized to your skin’s needs. A HydraFacial treatment is separated into four different steps:
Cleansing and Exfoliation
This is an essential part of every facial, but the HydraFacial super-charges it by using a special tool that buffs away dead skin cells and helps to open your pores, resulting in an exfoliation that you will have to experience to believe. If you have very sensitive skin and require a gentler cleansing, the tool allows us to pick a lower intensity, perfectly customizing your experience.
Having a peel isn’t necessarily anyone’s favorite part of a facial, but that’s not the case with a HydraFacial. Here, the glycolic acid peel is much gentler on your skin, so you will only feel a slight tingling rather than an intense burning. That said, if you want a deeper exfoliation, we can also up the strength of the acid peel. It all depends on your skin type and your desired results.
Ok, let’s face it, there is a certain satisfied feeling that you get when you squeeze out a blackhead. Right? It’s kind of gross, but oh so good. Well, if you’re that type of person, then the extractions part of the HydraFacial is going to be your favorite part of the HydraFacial!
We use a special vortex tool with an extraction nozzle that allows us to create a vacuum and extract all of the blackheads and other gunk that’s stuck under your skin and inside your pores. Yes, the future of extractions is here, no more manual extractions necessary!
Using the same vortex tool as before, but with a different nozzle, we can deeply infuse your skin with hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, and other soothing skin care products. The serum used depends on your skin’s needs and your desired skincare outcomes. Again, the HydraFacial MD is a customized skincare treatment.
All in, the entire HydraFacial MD treatment takes between fifteen minutes to a half-hour. It is an absolutely perfect treatment for someone who is rushing through their day, but is looking for a rest period where they can just relax and be taken care of. Depending on the intensity of the HydraFacial, you also won’t have to worry about walking out with red and irritated skin. Even though you are getting a deep, deep cleansing, the HydraFacial is so gentle that most skin types handle it with ease.
The HydraFacial not only hydrates your skin and removes any impurities, it also helps to minimize darker spots on the skin, along with fine lines and wrinkles. After one treatment, you might be able to see the difference. After six treatments, you will definitely be able to see the difference! When combined with a daily skincare regimen using the Azul line of skin care products from Trilogy Laboratories, you can preserve your results until your next HydraFacial. To see your best results, we recommend having a monthly HydraFacial treatment that will keep your skin vibrant, smooth, glowing, and healthy.
So, in the end, what’s the difference between the average facial and the HydraFacial MD? Think about it like the difference between watching an amateur production of a musical and going to see the same musical on Broadway. Sure, they might technically be the same show, but there is really no comparison which one is better. If you want a professional grade facial that will really give you long-lasting results, the HydraFacial MD is a great choice!
If you’d like to book a HydraFacial at our medical spa, please call our office at (239) 415-7576. Along with the HydraFacial MD, we also offer a number of other services at our spa, including microneedling and microdermabrasion. If you’d like to learn more about these and other cosmetic procedures, please visit our website at www.azulbeauty.com. We look forward to giving you one of the best facials you’ve ever had!