Updated: Dec 28, 2020
Hyaluronic Acid Facial
The Hyaluronic Acid Facial is ideal for dehydrated skin, skin that has lost elasticity and sensitive skin types. This facial provides superior moisture retention and delivers intense hydration. Your skin will feel smooth and have a dewy glow as the hyaluronic acid restores and preserves your own skin’s moisture. Your skin will also plump surrounding tissues while promoting collagen syntheses to retain skin elasticity, firmness and pliability.
Preparing For Your Facial
Before coming to your facial appointment it’s important that you have discontinued prescription topicals including Retin A, retinol and topical glycolic acid 3-5 days before. If you are on the medication Accutane, please wait to do any facial treatments until 6 months after you have completed your Accutane treatment. If your facial is in the morning, there is no need to do your regular skin care routine. I will be applying topicals and prepping your skin for the day! If you applied makeup before your appointment, you don’t need to wash your face before your treatment. I provide a very thorough cleanse and remove your facial makeup.
During Your Facial
The facial starts with a thorough cleanse with iS Clinical Cleansing Complex. This cleanser is powerful, yet gentle enough for the most sensitive skin types. Cleansing Complex balances the skin’s pH level which allows the products used in the facial to work to their full potential. After the cleanse is an exfoliating step. This step includes a gentle scrub such as the Tri-Active Exfoliating scrub. This scrub gently resurfaces, instantly smooths and polishes your skin. It also helps prepare the pores for extractions. If necessary, I will perform extractions. This includes manually removing debris from your pores including blackheads and whiteheads. This is done in a gentle manner with specific tools to safely clear your pores without damaging your skin. After the extractions a soothing facial massage is performed. This is used with facial massage gel for sensitive skin. The facial massage stimulates blood flow in your skin, promotes lymph drainage and relaxes your facial muscles. When the facial massage is complete the Hyaluronic Acid Hydrojelly mask is applied. Once this hydrating mask is applied the key ingredients are infused into the skin. Hyaluronic acid holds 1,000 times its weight in water. It binds moisture in the skin, boosting moisturization and plumping surrounding tissues. When the skin is inflamed due to harsh treatments, sunburn, or other irritants, the cells in the dermis do not produce as much hyaluronic acid as usual. Hyaluronic acid is a major component of the skin and is an important element in tissue repair. Aloe is another ingredient in the mask which is an excellent natural source of sorbic acid, providing emollient qualities to soften and soothe the skin. While the mask is on, you will receive a relaxing shoulder massage. After about 10 min, the Hyaluronic Acid Hydrojelly mask is peeled off leaving your skin feeling incredibly hydrated, glossy and smooth. Then the appropriate serums are applied. Hydra-Cool Serum is an excellent serum that cools, calms and soothes dry skin. It is also great for acne-prone skin and provides antioxidant protection. An eye cream will also be applied. An eye cream hydrates, lightens dark circles and reduces puffiness. A gentle and hydrating moisturizer will be applied throughout your face and neck leaving your skin silky smooth. To complete your facial treatment an SPF 45 is applied that protects from UVA and UVB rays.
After Your Facial
You just had a facial, now what? After your treatment you may immediately apply makeup. Make sure it’s non-comedogenic (won’t clog your pores). Please refrain from strenuous workouts that would make you sweat excessively for 24 hours after your treatment. If your appointment is in the evening, you may leave on the products applied during your facial overnight. Your skin may experience a mild breakout or “purging” after the treatment due to the facial treatment accelerating your skin’s cell turn over. Please refrain from your topical Retin A, retinol and glycolic topicals 3-5 days after your treatment to avoid irritation. Make sure you schedule your next appointment in 4-6 weeks. People that get monthly facials get well-hydrated, clear and glowing complexion, and are able to maintain their youthful look longer. Text 701-540-2028 for questions and Click Here to Schedule your facial!