Going to the spa has long been considered “for women,” but the truth is, men need skincare, too. Free radicals, UV radiation, and the natural aging process do a number on everybody’s skin, and the effects are even more pronounced for people who work outdoors.
The good news is, Dr. Vanderloos’s medspa in Shreveport, LA, offers skin treatment for men. Among our services is the highly popular HydraFacial, a gentle treatment that promotes clearer, more youthful-looking skin.
Who is a Good Candidate for a HydraFacial?
So, are you a good candidate for HydraFacial services? If you’re insecure about oily skin or signs of aging such as brown spots, you may be the perfect candidate.
Of course, it doesn’t have to be about appearance. Dry skin can feel uncomfortably tight, and congested skin can feel greasy. Clearing pores and unveiling new skin cells can help your skin’s health just as much as its appearance.
People With Combination Skin
HydraFacials are effective on all skin types, which means they’re an excellent option for people with combination skin. What does this mean? If some parts of your face are oily, but others are dry, you have combination skin. People with this skin type may struggle to find a treatment that addresses all their skincare issues since they encompass both dry and oily skin problems. Fortunately, HydraFacials address excess oil and lack of hydration, two of the main issues with combination skin.
People Struggling With Acne
Clogged pores often cause acne. So if you struggle with blackheads or oily skin, getting a HydraFacial may help. The procedure cleans much more deeply than most over-the-counter acne solutions or home remedies, giving you a solid foundation on which your daily skincare routine can build.
People Who Want to Reduce Signs of Aging
If you’re unhappy with brown spots, fine lines, or wrinkles, a HydraFacial may be in order. By clearing away dead skin cells, new cells are revealed, making skin plumper and more elastic. The deep hydration offered by this procedure can also make skin appear plumper, which makes lines less noticeable.
What is a HydraFacial?
HydraFacial treatments for men are non-invasive, quick procedures that not only improve skin’s appearance but can also help prevent issues such as blackheads and acne. As you may have guessed from the name, the HydraFacial uses water, but several additional steps include serums and exfoliation.
How Can Men Benefit From HydraFacials?
Skin is the human body’s largest organ, so it’s essential to take care of it. As our first line of defense against germs, our skin endures sun exposure, dirt, and pollution, all of which can affect our skin cells and pores. HydraFacials are a skin treatment for men that addresses these issues.
Throughout the day, our pores can get clogged with all sorts of things:
- Dead skin cells
- Excess oil
Clogged pores can lead to blackheads, acne, and pore inflammation. HydraFacials remove this debris with gentle suction, leaving you with clean pores and none of the scarring that accompanies popping pimples.
Is your skin looking rough? Do you notice large pores or an uneven tone? A HydraFacial can address all these problems. After your session, you’ll notice your skin looks smoother, and the skin tone is more even.
Fights Signs of Aging
HydraFacials are popular for their anti-aging benefits. If you’ve noticed deeper wrinkles or new fine lines, a session can help minimize their appearance.
Part of the procedure is to hydrate your skin with hyaluronic acid and serums. Deep hydration helps your skin recover from deep cleansing and exfoliation.
What Can You Expect During the Procedure?
When you arrive at our Shreveport, LA, location, you’ll be greeted by a clinician who can answer any questions you have about the procedure. During the HydraFacial, you’ll recline in a comfortable seat, where you can relax during the process. There are several steps, and your clinicians will let you know as they transition to the next one.
First, the clinician will perform a superficial cleanse. It’s crucial to remove the layer of dead cells and dirt that naturally accumulates on the skin so the procedure will be more effective. For this initial cleanse, the HydraFacial tip is used to gently exfoliate your skin with a fluid vortex.
The second step is to apply a salicylic and glycolic acid peel. Salicylic acid is a common acne treatment, but it can also loosen dirt and oil lodged deeply into pores. This step ensures that the deep cleansing can remove even the most stubborn debris.
3. Deep Cleansing
The deep cleansing step is where the HydraFacial wand really shines. Using a steady vortex of fluid, the wand creates a vacuum that sucks away pore-clogging debris, leaving you with clean pores and a feeling of refreshment.
The last step is to take advantage of this “clean slate” to apply nourishing, hydrating serums. With the layer of dead skin cells gone, the serums can better penetrate your skin and do their work. These serums are applied through the HydraFacial wand, allowing the clinician to distribute them evenly.
Why Choose HydraFacial Services?
You have many options when it comes to skin treatment for men, so why choose a HydraFacial? First, the gentle process is a great option if you’ve never had an anti-aging procedure before. Second, it’s an excellent choice if your number one concern is congested skin. Third, it provides many of the same benefits as more intense skin aging treatments without the recovery time.
Minimal Side Effects
Microdermabrasion, another skin treatment for men, accomplishes the same thing as HydraFacials but requires downtime. In contrast, while some people experience a little redness after a HydraFacial, the color naturally dissipates after a few hours, leaving you fresh and glowing with no recovery necessary.
Most HydraFacials only take half an hour, which means you can easily fit a session into your busy day. Since there’s no downtime or uncomfortable side effects, you can go from a HydraFacial session right back to work.
The effects of your HydraFacial can last up to six weeks, at which point you can have another session. For just 30 minutes of relaxation, that’s a pretty impressive timeline.
Why do the effects diminish over time? Our skin cells are in a constant cycle of dying and being replaced. Over those six weeks, you may accumulate a new layer of dead cells, as well as oil and dirt. However, you can get the most out of your procedure by keeping up with regular skincare, thereby minimizing buildup.
How Can You Schedule an Appointment?
Dr. Vanderloos is happy to serve the community of Shreveport, LA, and the surrounding area. We offer a variety of skin care procedures, including the HydraFacial skin treatment for men. To find out more or to schedule an appointment, contact us online or call us at 318-865-4333.
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