The age-related skin problems that we adults experience are mostly caused by a loss of moisture in the skin layers, damaged skin cells that keep reproducing themselves without improvement, and a decreased amount of proteins in the dermis. It becomes more and more difficult to keep the pores unclogged as we age, and blemishes become more prominent because of the increase in capillary size and number in these damaged tissues. Thankfully, a simple HydraFacialⓇ treatment in Austin can repair and rejuvenate our facial skin.
The HydraFacialⓇ skin rejuvenation treatment is unique because it is a multi-step procedure that is completely customizable. There’s no one-size-fits-all treatment for age-related skin problems, but that’s pretty much the way most other skin revitalizing treatments are administered. On the other hand, the HydraFacialⓇ treatment can be altered to target specific concerns. Our Austin clients have come to realize that this simple, non-invasive skin rejuvenation procedure can successfully address just about any sort of skin problem imaginable.
If you live in or near Austin and are seeking a way to turn back the aging clock, specifically getting rid of visible wrinkling and noticeable blemishes, adding needed moisture to the skin layers, and restoring the proper nutrient balance in the skin, this treatment may be just what you’ve been looking for. We will be happy to discuss the treatment in detail when you come in for a consultation, but here we will give a good overview of the procedure and how it can really help improve the overall appearance and health of your facial skin.
Problems Affecting the Skin
As we age and mature, our bodies don’t produce as much hyaluronic acid as it did when we were teens. This results in skin that is no longer taut and supple. The surface can become brittle and show non-set wrinkles that moisturizers simply cannot smooth away. Also, important proteins that keep the skin firm are on the decrease as well. It becomes more difficult for the skin to breathe properly because the pores are clogged, the result of environmental factors and a loss of moisture that would otherwise boost the skin layers and keep the pores open.
Over time, wrinkles, especially dynamic smile lines and crow’s feet, become more visible because the skin is no longer plumped. Damaged cells, especially those that make up the tissues of injury and acne scars, become darker and more prominent. These cells contain too much pigment, but most at-home treatments cannot remedy this problem.
The HydraFacialⓇ treatment addresses all of these skin problems. The treatment doesn’t involve the use of dermal fillers, lasabrasion, or needling. Instead, the procedure includes a total exfoliation, epidermal removal, and extraction of organic and inorganic material. An infusion of nutrients and water is the last step in the procedure. As soon as the client leaves our Austin office for home, his or her skin is already smoother, more supple, and more radiant in appearance.
HydraFacialⓇ Procedure Steps
As stated above, this treatment can be altered according to the individual’s needs. Some of our Austin clients suffer from dull or brittle skin but don’t have much of a problem with wrinkling. Others are more concerned about smile lines, and some are worried about prominent blemishes such as age spots, freckles, or injury scars. When we consult with the client, we listen to these concerns and design a customized plan that treats what needs to be treated.
Basically, the first step in the procedure is exfoliation. We use a specialized tool that works like a toothbrush but has a rotary tip. This gentle scrubbing will remove superficial dirt and grime as well as strip away damaged epidermal cells. This step is usually necessary in order to prepare the skin surface for a chemical peel.
Unlike a traditional peel treatment, the HydraFacialⓇ peel is completed in just a few minutes. The epidermal layer blisters and is washed away just after the acid is applied. The skin is now ready for the extraction procedure.
Extraction and Nutrient Infusion
A special vacuum device is used to open up pores and remove oils, dirt, and other foreign material. Those who experience it for the first time are truly surprised to see how much gunk is collected in the jar at the far end of the suction tube. The pores are now open and can breathe properly. The skin is ready for the water and nutrient infusion.
The HydraFacialⓇ treatment gets its name from the manner in which this final step is performed. Under pressure, water vapor mixed with a carefully chosen combination of nutrients is infused into the skin. The nutrients include peptides and antioxidants.
This is the step that can be customized according to the needs of the client. These custom treatment variations are described below.
Special Treatment Options
The basic procedure can be completed in less than one hour, right here in our Austin office. During the initial consultation, however, we may suggest altering the infusion step to target specific problems. A few of these variations are described here.
The most common of these “boost” steps is the Brightalive boost. During the infusion procedure, a mix of peptides and glycerin are pressured into the skin layers. This really helps with problems such as dull skin tone and regional discolorations caused by overexposure to the sun.
The Growth Factor boost can help minimize the appearance of fine wrinkles and marionette lines. The key ingredients are growth factors that regulate cell growth and development. These naturally-occurring proteins are similar to what is contained in blood platelets.
The Dermabuilder boost is a special mix of skin conditioning peptides. It’s an effective way to even out skin tone and minimize the appearance of dark spots.
The Britenol boost helps to erase dark spots as well, but it works a bit differently than the Dermabuilder boost. The Britenol boost contains Alpha-Arbutin, derived from bearberry extract, and Vitamin C. This combination of nutrients helps to lighten up cells that contain too much pigment. The overall skin tone is affected in a positive way when this step is included in the HydraFacialⓇ procedure.
Which Treatment Do You Need?
This will depend on your individual skin tone, thickness, and the reason why spots and blemishes are becoming prominent. Here in Austin, we experience a lot of hot, sunny days in summer, some of which are very humid. Dry air in late autumn and into the winter months presents a very different environment to which our skin is exposed. It’s almost as if we need to address very different skin concerns from one season to the next.
Our Austin clientele include men and women of all ages, but most of our clients are over the age of 40. As we reach our mature adult years, our skin really begins to suffer the effects of sun, wind, and cold. Year after year, the effects build up and eventually cause what appear to be untreatable problems. However, the HydraFacialⓇ treatment can improve everything from sun exposure problems to dynamic wrinkling and loose, sagging skin.
The consultation is absolutely the first step to bringing about a more youthful appearance to the facial skin. We are expert dermatologists, and a careful examination of the facial features will tell us quite a lot about the cause of the individual’s skin problems. It’s really a simple matter of constructing the appropriate treatment, and after the consultation, we’ll be able to design a multi-step procedure that includes some or all of the steps mentioned above.
Advantages of This Treatment
The biggest advantage is the number of problems that this skin rejuvenation procedure can address. Unlike dermabrasion, needling, or light therapy, this treatment can really improve the health of the skin itself. It’s not a mask that covers up the problem without fixing it. Our Austin clients enjoy radiant, glowing, healthy facial skin when they leave our office, and they can even maintain their appearance via the use of special at-home nutrient products that we supply.
The skin has a remarkable ability to heal itself, but it must be given the chance. When naturally-occurring nutrients are introduced via infusion, the skin cells will choose these over whatever else the blood might be supplying. It’s no different from specially formulated food supplements. The body absorbs and uses the best nutrients available.
The treatment promotes anti-aging because it introduces nutrients that regular diet or the body itself cannot provide in significant quantities. Whatever the problem, this multi-step treatment can really turn back the aging clock.
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If you want the smoothest, most radiant and healthy skin of your adult life, you’ll want to talk to us at the office of Daniel J. Leeman, MD. Our Austin location is nearby, so give us a call today and schedule a consultation. You’ll be on your way to the best skin health imaginable, and it’s all because of the remarkable HydraFacialⓇ skin rejuvenation treatment.