I am by no means an expert on any of this. This is just what I have read, gathered, and understood from my own Hydrafacial experiences.
The other day I had a Hydrafacial with Jen at Cosmetic Plastic Surgery of Illinois.
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, and I have had other aesthetic services such as Botox. I am currently getting Xeomin every 3-4 months and have RHA Filler in smile lines and upper lip done by Dr. Elwood at Cosmetic Plastic Surgery of Illinois
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 36 years old and have always been a sun lover. My skin shows it! I have uneven skin tones, dark circles, I did have fine lines and wrinkles on forehead , mouth area, eye area, (Xeomin to the rescue) 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, to be more proactive with my aging and not solely rely on Xeomin and fillers I decided it was time for a Hydrafacial. While I was at Cosmetic Plastic Surgery of Illinois I also had Jen give me some skincare recommendations.
What Is A Hydrafacial
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 I personally found it wonderfully relaxing like most facials. Some people may not find it as relaxing but it was an hour of no one asking me for snack or to wipe a butt…. 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.
What We did According to Jen the Esthetician
We exfoliated with the orange tip, which is slightly more aggressive, to deeply cleanse skin while softening sebum & impurities.
Then we used a GlySal peel to give accelerated peel benefits with visible skin rejuvenation with little to no irritation.
Extractions are done with the signature extraction tip & a solution meant to gently exfoliate to prevent the buildup of dirt & sebum within the pores. Packed full of calming ingredients like Honey Extract, Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract and Tasmanian Pepper.
Then we infused the CTFG Booster to minimize lines and wrinkles with growth factor, promote elastin and collagen production and improve skin health and vitality.
Used our red LED & Infrared light to warm up the booster to assist in penetration and rejuvenate the skin. The light helps to accelerate the repair and replenishment of compromised tissue cells. Increased circulation, improve skin tone, texture and clarity, kill acne bacteria, and decrease lines/wrinkles
After the Hydrafacial 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 Cosmetic Plastic Surgery of Illinois? 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 continue to have other work and facials 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! They have been so generous to offer you all $50 off Botox and $100 off filler when you mention Tuttlepartyof5. There are some exclusions but they will explain all the details to you. Also, for the month of March (2021) you can get $50 of a deluxe or platinum hydrafacial when you mention me!!
Seriously, don’t wait! Skincare is not an expense its an investment! Speaking of skincare…. they ladies at Cosmetic Plastic Surgery of Illinois can definitely help you find the perfect skincare routine for you.
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