A Hydrafacial TM is a patented procedure done with a Hydrafacial TM machine that has many components of a high-quality facial, but also much more, with no discomfort or downtime.  The machine has several different functions that may all be part of a Hydrafacial TM depending on your skin concerns.   Hydrafacial TM uses vortex fusion technology to infuse different substances in the skin for each step of the procedure.  Hydrafacial TM is safe for all skin types and can treat a multitude of skin conditions including, wrinkles, skin laxity, pigment issues, dry dehydrated skin, redness, rosacea, and acne.  The treatment is appropriate for men, women and teens.  In most instances, Hydrafacial TM is done by a medical professional or esthetician working in a medical spa.

Tamara Smith, RN, at Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa in Peru, IL, explains further, “In a basic Hydrafacial TM, there are 5 steps.  The first is hydradermabrasion where a substance cleans and exfoliates the skin at high pressure.   In the next step a chemical peel is infused in the skin which stimulates healthy turnover but does not cause peeling.  The third step involves extractions with a substance pushed into the skin that softens pores and then the vacuum function extracts the debris from them.  In the fourth step, hyaluronic acid is infused in the skin.  Hyaluronic acid is the building block of collagen and brings moisture into the skin.  In the last step, red LED light therapy is used to stimulate collagen production, decrease inflammation and help with absorption of products applied.  Blue LED Light may also be used to kill bacteria in acne patients. At the end of the Hydrafacial TM, we love to show patients what came out of their skin!”

Dr. Nicole Norris continues, “Patients who wish to maximize anti-aging and skin health with Hydrafacial TM may add on dermaplaning, Hydrafacial TM booster products, or lymphatic drainage.  Dermaplaning is done prior to Hydrafacial TM and involves a medical professional using a surgical scalpel to deeply exfoliate the skin and remove vellus hair from the face.  Dermaplaning removes barriers on the skin for better penetration of product and stimulates new skin production.  Hydrafacial TM booster substances can be added to brighten the skin, minimize brown pigmentation, temporarily soften lines, or stimulate collagen with collagen growth factors.   Lymphatic drainage is great for patients who want to decrease puffiness in their face and rid the skin of impurities.”

Dr. Norris also comments on why Hydrafacial TM is so popular.  “People often ask me why I love Hydrafacial TM so much and I tell them about the study done with Hydrafacial TM a few years ago.  In this study, a large group of women ages 35 to 65 were offered a monthly Hydrafacial TM for six months.  They all agreed to have skin biopsies in front of their ear before and after this series of six Hydrafacials TM.  In every single biopsy comparison, there was a statistically significant increase in collagen (fills lines and wrinkles), elastin (tightens the skin) and a decrease in melanin (age spots/freckles/melasma).  This is truly an amazing result considering the procedure is painless, has no downtime, and patients love their immediate high-intensity glowing skin!”

Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa now offers different levels of Hydrafacial TM memberships, Signature, Deluxe, and Diamond for six or twelve month contracts.  Signing up for a membership significantly decreases the cost of Hydrafacial TM for you and you can choose the Hydrafacial TM and add-ons that best suits your skin.  With some memberships you will also save on medical-grade products and clean make-up.  To experience Hydrafacial TM for yourself, come to their Hydrafacial TM Signature event on October 22nd 3pm-7pm.  Hydrafacial TM appointments will be available for $50 (regularly $250) at that event and several Hydrafacial TM experts will be on hand to answer your questions and guide you to the right Hydrafacial TM membership.  Sign up for a Hydrafacial TM Membership at Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa and essentially put the best skin of your life on a lay away plan! Call 815-780-8264 to reserve your spot! #Hydrafacial #Gunk