15 Apr HydraFacials, What’s All The Fuss About?
There are a multitude of ways that you can improve the quality of your skin but if you haven’t experienced the benefits of a HydraFacial yet, you’re missing out.
If you go to any skincare clinic, there’s a very good chance you’re going to hear about antioxidants and peptides. These two powerful substances can be used to address everything from acne to ageing but what’s the best way to add them to your skincare plan? The answer lies in a HydraFacial.
The HydraFacial Explained
HydraFacial treatments are performed by experienced MIRA Clinic clinicians who have been trained to safely use this specialised system on all skin types, ensuring you achieve a healthy, glowing appearance.
The procedure is carried out using a specially designed vacuum-based skin abrasion tip that cleans out your pores, exfoliates and introduces a highly nourishing serum to the skin – this serum is what’s packed with antioxidants and peptides. Due to the technology used, the serum is basically pumped into the skin, thereby delivering it much more effectively than what is possible when only topical solutions.
Treatments are completely pain-free and can be combined with other procedures, including wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers. HydraFacial treatments are tailored for each individual’s skin type and can therefore be effective for treating dry skin, oily skin and even sensitive skin.
Watch the below video to see how it works: (https://www.instagram.com/p/B9WKzYODNTY/)
Now, let’s take a closer look at how your skin can benefit from an increase in peptides and antioxidants.
What They Are
In a nutshell, antioxidants work against the harmful molecules that damage your skin cells. Your skin protects you from UV rays, oxidative and environmental stress, poor diet and pollution on a daily basis – it needs to work hard every day.
As we get older, it becomes more difficult for the body to counteract the harmful effects of these stressors. Mainly because the body doesn’t produce as much antioxidant-rich oil as it once did. Even though antioxidants can be absorbed via topical products and food, this isn’t always enough.
Antioxidants include enzymes, beta carotene as well as vitamin C & E, all of which are necessary to fight the free radicals that your skin is exposed to on a daily basis. If you want a basic example of what free radicals can do, look at how half an apple quickly changes colour when it’s exposed to the air. However, if you had to apply lemon juice to the apple, it remains fresher for longer.
What They Can Do
Antioxidants correct signs of ageing by keeping the skin’s natural processes strong and healthy. This means that your skin can repair itself faster and collagen production levels remain higher, which reduces sagging, lines and wrinkles.
Antioxidants also have anti-inflammatory properties, which helps with sun damage – the anti-carcinogenic properties are also known to help fight skin cancer.
Lastly, antioxidants can brighten skin tone by preventing abnormal skin pigmentations.
What They Are
Peptides are strings of amino acids, which are an integral part of the proteins and collagen in the skin. When we don’t have enough amino acids, wrinkles, brittle nails and skin breakouts become more common. Peptides make the building blocks of collagen and elastin fibres that much stronger.
Overall, peptides will improve the function, structure and texture of the skin at a cellular level. Our bodies can function at optimum levels without peptides, so they’re not just great for skin quality.
What They Can Do
As we age, collagen levels decrease and the natural communication channels in the skin slow down. Unfortunately, peptides can’t simply be applied to the surface of the skin – their functionality is a little more complex than that.
Peptides are involved in the skin’s healing process, which includes increasing collagen production and hyaluronic acid levels in specific areas. This means that peptides need to be incorporated at a deeper level if you want to improve the elasticity and volume of the skin.
Peptides are also involved in the release of chemicals that cause muscle contractions in the face. By increasing the peptide levels in the skin, expression lines and wrinkles can be kept to a minimum.
Along with taking good care of your skin at home, incorporating a treatment such as HydraFacial into your regular routine is the best way to treat skin damage and improve collagen and elastin without the need for invasive procedures.