*Patient results may vary.
Think of rejuvenating your face like tidying up a room: There is not just one task to accomplish to get it done. You have to clean up any clutter or debris on surfaces, sweep and vacuum, and polish and protect any wood so it gleams. The same goes for your skin—though the process of uncovering, extracting, and protecting have now been rolled into one single treatment: HydraFacial. In Charleston at Germain Dermatology, this three-in-one treatment is available to anyone who wants to get a clearer, revitalized look.
HydraFacial is particularly appealing to many women and men because a session can be as short as half an hour. Since it is so gentle, there is no need to suspend daily activities for recovery. You can go right back to living life—only with a newly refreshed face that looks younger and healthier.
The surface of the skin is where many fine lines and other signs of aging appear, along with spots due to sun damage. HydraFacial exfoliates to address these, as well as triggers collagen production deeper down to lead to more long-term improvements. The treatment is ideal for:
There are three distinct features of a HydraFacial treatment:
This is to clear away the dead skin cells of the outermost layer hiding a fresher layer of skin below. It also removes the fine lines and more found in that worn-out skin.
This is to pull debris out of pores on the face, as well as moisturize for a fresh look.
This introduces antioxidants and peptides into the skin, giving it a healthy glow. Serums are customizable to best benefit each patient.
*Patient results may vary.
You should notice brighter, clearer skin right away after a HydraFacial session, and can expect the effects of hydration to last a week or so. To maintain a rejuvenated look, HydraFacials can be scheduled monthly. Since they are not long sessions and do not require recuperation after, they can easily fit into even busy schedules.
Patients looking for a more dramatic rejuvenation have options, too. A chemical peel exfoliates the skin, with the depth determined by the intensity of the peel itself. Not only does this reveal younger skin, it also encourages new collagen production for ongoing rejuvenation. Microneedling is another collagen-inducing treatment, triggering neocollagenesis by creating numerous tiny channels in the skin. This does not involve exfoliation, but can still improve the look of fine lines, spots, and even certain scars.
Which option is best for you? The Germain Dermatology team, led by Dr. Marguerite Germain, can help determine the ideal treatment for your skin rejuvenation goals, whether it's the customizable HydraFacial, a traditional peel, or even a combination of strategies.