The other day was my very first visit to Aesthetics at Illinois Eye Center. Aesthetics is a private boutique right there at the Illinois Eye Center that offers aesthetics products and services.
My visit was nothing short of amazing. A couple things to note before I dive into telling you about my experience…. I have been to other spas, I have had other facials, I have had other aesthetic services such as Botox, and I do use good skincare products.
So now let’s talk about initial impressions of Aesthetics. If you are not familiar with the Illinois Eye Center, it is a big beautiful facility. However, the Aesthetics part has its own separate entrance all the way off to the right of the main entrance. This is KEY! For some people (not me) having “work” done is very private to them. Having this separate from the main entrance allows this to remain private.
When you walk in, you expect a waiting area with a front desk person staring at you (at least I did). This is NOT the case. They have a small little bench that might hold 2 people comfortably but this is 100% by design. They schedule accordingly so you are not walking into a waiting room full of people. Again, they are allowing this to be a private experience for you.
The office has an overall calm feeling. They have spa music playing, the colors of the walls are calming, and everything is CLEAN!
So at this point of my first visit I am extremely pleased. Then I meet the staff and they are very comforting and welcoming. I knew at this point I had found a hidden gem of a place right here in Peoria, IL.
Now, before I start telling you all about the Hydrafacial I want to share with you some of my personal appearance concerns and skincare concerns. I am 34 years old and have always been a sun lover. My skin shows it! I have uneven skin tones, dark circles, I have fine lines and wrinkles on forehead, mouth area, eye area, and neck, I have large pores, and struggle with clogged pores No, they aren’t as bad as they could be but I don’t love the aging process.
So, I went in with for a Hydrafacial first. You can’t have it for 2 weeks after Botox so the facial seemed like a good place to start. A clean slate if you will. It had been years since my last facial… so I needed a good pore cleaning and exfoliating facial.
The Hydrafacial is a hydrating, non-laser, skin-resurfacing technology. With results comparable to chemical peels and microdermabrasion – without the discomfort or downtime (my skin might have been a little pink for an hour or so but not bad)
Ok, so now you know what it is… but let’s get more personal than that. So, the process takes around an hour and it’s wonderfully relaxing like most facials. They start by removing any products from your face that you walked in with on. Then the process begins… it is a slightly sandy feeling, slightly wet feeling, with what also feels like the saliva sucker from the dentist office. The whole process is not painful. They did added treatments for my fine lines, wrinkles, pores, and to regenerate collagen and it was all amazing! They did recommend this facial for me every 4-6 weeks and you better believe I am going to do them!
After the process my skin was slightly pink for an hour or so but I could have applied makeup if I wanted. It was absolutely glowing so I didn’t cover it up. It was soft and just felt so clean. The next day my products and makeup went on so much better! I absolutely LOVE how my skin looks!
Not only is the facial good for my skin to be exfoliated, pores to be cleaned it, and given added treatments for results that I am looking for… it also allows my skincare products to work better! Hello! If you are going to invest in good skincare products why wouldn’t you want them to work better too?!?
Do I recommend Aesthetics at Illinois Eye Center? Yes, 100% YES! I do not have one bad thing to say about this place. Do I recommend the Hydrafacial? You better freakin believe it! I can’t wait to have another one! Will I have other work done there?!? Yes! I absolutely trust them to do All of their services! They are all so knowledgeable and professional I know that I am in good hands and not just a number!
If you are wanting to have one of their services done… give them a call and mentioned Kelsey20 to save 20% off your first visit! If you want to see how the Hydrafacial goes, follow me on Instagram and go to my Story Highlights on my profile. I have created a Instagram Story Highlight just for Aesthetics at Illinois Eye Center. Stay tune for more services.