I have always been someone who has understood the importance of taking care of my skin, but as age starts to creep up on you – I noticed I needed to up my skin care game.I have struggled with some pigmentation spots and fine lines peeking in and wanted to make sure I was educated on treatments that would work for me.
After having a consultation at Dermapure, we discussed how the Hydra Facial + Laser Genesis treatments would be perfect for me.I always get a bit nervous before any treatment but my nerves were quickly calmed by Carrie Price, Skin Care Journeyman and Medical Esthetican at Dermapure Saskatoon. She thoroughly explained the process to me and I always knew what was happening during the service. Plus Carrie gives the best facial massages! This treatment is not only effective but relaxing as well.
During my treatment with the Laser Genesis portion I experienced a gentle warming, like lying in the sun. It felt therapeutic and relaxing.Improvements from the Laser Genesis are gradual and will be seen over a period of few treatments. Results will continue to improve for months after the last treatment and can be quite dramatic.
The Hydra facial treatment delivers an instant boost of radiance; deeply hydrates the skin, leaving the skin feeling plumped and refreshed. The Hydra Facial treatment is designed for all skin types. Even the most sensitive skin easily tolerates the Hydra Facial treatment.
I have seen dramatic improvements in my skin! I have done three treatment combos in a four treatment series.I also love that there is no downtime and I can apply sunscreen and go – right after the treatment!
I reached out to Medical Aesthetician, Carrie Price to ask her a few questions about my personal skin care journey with this dynamic duo treatment.
Holly : I have been absolutely loving my skin treatments and products from Dermapure. My skin had never been better. I am loving the combination of the Hydrafacial + laser genesis and all it’s done for me and my skin! Can you tell me a bit about why I was a good candidate for this treatment?
Carrie: A Hydrafacial treatment is fantastic for most skin types and can treat many skin concerns. The treatment can be really customized for individual result. Hydrafacials combine exfoliation, deep cleansing and hydration which help the skin to function at its best. Combining the Hydrafacial with the Laser Genesis allows us to treat more skin issues at a deeper level. The Laser Genesis targets redness, enlarged pores, uneven texture, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles. With your treatments, we really have been focusing on collagen building and giving you that gorgeous glow!
Holly: Is this treatment good for women over 40 and why would you suggest it? What benefits do you see?
Carrie: Once we hit our 30-40’s we can really start to see our past mistakes! Picking blemishes, too much sun and bad skin care habits start to be apparent! Also, as we age our cell renewal slows and collagen starts to deplete. A Hydrafacial/Genesis series helps boost our cell turnover, minimizes pigmentation issues and builds the collagen in our dermis. These treatments and proper skin care will help our skin stay healthy and vibrant.
Holly: I know I have some pigmentation to my skin, how is this helpful for ageing brown spots on the skin? How does it work?
Carrie: Pigmentation issues can be really discouraging!Using a Hydrafacial to increase the cell turnover in our skin, forces the melanin or pigment to be pushed to the surface, making it easier to target.The Laser Genesis then works on limiting the blood supply to the melanocytes to eventually settle the discolouration at the deeper levels. Combining with an appropriate skincare routine and SPF, we can work to lighten the different pigmentation we see on the skin over time.
Holly: Is this treatment safe for everyone?
Carrie: Yes! This treatment can be customized so everyone can benefit from it. Your technician will make the adjustments to the settings and products so everyone can enjoy it safely.
Holly: After my treatment, I feel like a million bucks, my skin is hydrated and plump and youthful. How many treatments per year do you recommend and how long do you have to wait in between each treatment?
Carrie : HydraFacial’s and Laser Genesis work best in a series of treatments. I always tell my clients that it’s not a magic wand, and that several treatments may be needed for optimal results. The amount of treatments needed will depend on what you are trying to target. A good starting point is 4 treatments, 4 weeks apart. I also have clients that come regularly throughout the year for this treatment to keep their skin clear, glowing and hydrated! It’s also such an enjoyable treatment clients look forward to the warmth and relaxation aspect as well.
Holly: Is this treatment good for men as well?
Carrie: Yes, men would benefit from a Hydrafacial/Laser Genesis!
Holly: What skin care products pair well with this service and what should you avoid putting on your skin before your Hydra Facial + Laser Genesis?
Carrie : Before going in for your treatment, you should pause your use of retinols, AHA/BHA , or other highly exfoliating products. Skin care is very individualized. Your technician will be able to help guide you with what your home care regime should look like based on your skin condition and skin goals. Although, every person should be using a SPF daily! It is the best anti-aging thing we can do for our skin!
Some of my favourite products that suit most clients are Functionalab Ellagic C for brightening and protecting your skin from photo-damage and Functionalab Code for a completely customizable cream + serum to help your skin look and feel it’s best! Thank you Carrie for taking such good care of my skin! If you would like to get more information or get a consultation for a treatment, Dermapure is a national company with locations across Canada.
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Don’t forget to wear your sunscreen!