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A facial is a non-invasive procedure generally administered on patients who wish to address clogged pores, improve acne and acne scarring, remove blackheads, and rejuvenate the skin. Although it’s non-invasive, patients feel a bit of pain and/or discomfort during the extraction process. A Hydrafacial treatment, on the other hand, does all these but without the pain and discomfort of a regular facial. What is Hydrafacial and how does it work?

Chicago Hydrafacial Procedure at Gold Coast Plastic Surgery

Patients, both men and women, who have always had a regular facial are often surprised to learn that there is a less painful alternative to the facial that they’ve gotten used to. Although in general, facials aren’t all that painful, patients do feel a bit of discomfort and some level of pain, particularly during the extraction process or that step in facials where the aesthetician or doctor firmly presses down on the skin to remove dirt and debris from clogged pores.

A Hydrafacial treatment not only eliminates this type of pain from the facial but more importantly, it offers additional benefits that you may not find a typical or standard facial.

How does it work?

A Hydrafacial treatment uses a device that can exfoliate the skin, extract dirt and debris from clogged pores, and hydrate the skin at the same time. These three steps: exfoliation, extraction, and hydration, occur simultaneously, which is why the procedure takes no more than 30 minutes to complete.

To reiterate, a Hydrafacial rejuvenates the skin in three ways:

  • Exfoliation to remove dead skin cells and dirt
  • Extraction to unclog pores
  • Hydration to leave the skin supple and healthy

The hydration step in the process is actually the added benefit that you won’t normally find in a regular or standard facial. And the best part is the hydrating solution, which includes various serums and antioxidants to protect the skin from environmental pollution while also keeping it supple and healthy.

What skin concerns does a Hydrafacial treatment address?

Men and women dealing with the following skin imperfections or issues are the ideal candidate for a Hydrafacial procedure:

  • Acne and acne scarring
  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Loss of skin elasticity or firmness
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Dull skin
  • Dry skin
  • Blackheads
  • Oily skin
  • Age spots and brown spots

A Hydrafacial procedure also improves skin texture and the skin’s overall health and appearance. In a word, it is your all-in-one solution to various common skin issues. And this is why it is one of the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedures in the country today.

At Gold Coast Plastic Surgery Chicago, Hydrafacial procedure performed on patients results in smoother, more plumped up, and healthier skin. Patients who wish to maintain results are advised to schedule a Hydrafacial treatment at least once a month. Since it’s non-invasive and does not use harmful solutions, you won’t have to worry about damaging the skin with frequent facials.

Other important notes to remember about a Hydrafacial treatment

This non-invasive facial rejuvenation technique requires no downtime or recovery. This means you can immediately go about your day after treatment. Additionally, unlike with other non-invasive facial treatments, a Hydrafacial does not require you to skip the make-up post-procedure. You can apply make-up as you usually do immediately after the procedure if you do so wish.

Here are a few other things to know about your Chicago Hydrafacial procedure at Gold Coast Plastic Surgery:

  • It is effective on all skin types
  • It is generally safe for everyone
  • You can have a facial more than once a month
  • Treatment can be customized according to your needs and aesthetic goals. Customization may include additional boosters or serums for the skin.
  • It can be combined with other non-invasive treatments like injectables

There is not much you need to do to prepare for the procedure, but if you’re using external exfoliants and retinol-based products, you may be asked to refrain from using these one week before treatment to minimize the risk of irritation and/or sensitivity.</p.

Who can’t have a Hydrafacial?

Everyone with a skin blemish they wish to improve is generally eligible for a Hydrafacial treatment, except:

  • A patient with rashes on the face
  • Rosacea flare

Your doctor or aesthetician will first check your skin condition, inquire about your overall health, and discuss your treatment goals before you can be scheduled for treatment. It is important to be open and honest about your expectations so the doctor can discuss with you whether these are realistic expectations or not. Remember that a Hydrafacial treatment is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure and results may not compare to those from a more invasive treatment.

Contact Gold Coast Plastic Surgery for your Chicago Hydrafacial procedure

If you are dealing with skin concerns mentioned above and you wish to improve them without surgery, downtime or recovery, you may be eligible for a Hydrafacial treatment. To know for sure, schedule a consultation with Dr. George T. Moynihan, a double board certified (by the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) facial plastic surgeon serving patients in Chicago and nearby areas.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Gold Coast Plastic Surgery at (312) 736-7793 to schedule a consultation with Dr. George T. Moynihan, M.D.

You may also send us a message online through here for your questions and/or inquiries.

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