Tuesday, October 11, 2016

My HydraFacial at Blackhawk Plastic Surgery & MedSpa

Location: Blackhawk Plastic Surgery
Taking good care of your skin is extremely important if you want to maintain a youthful, glowing, and healthy complexion.  I am pretty serious about using good skincare products on a daily basis and applying sun protection before stepping foot outside!  However, sometimes your skin needs a little extra boost... something that is not just improving your appearance, but actually restoring youthful, healthy skin.

Let's face it, I'm no spring chicken...I am 45 years old and even with good skincare habits, I have hyper-pigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles on my face (especially around my eyes)!  I recently visited Blackhawk Plastic Surgery & MedSpa located in Danville, CA to try out the HydraFacial.  I am so over the moon thrilled with the results that I wanted to share my visit and experience with all of you and let you know about a fabulous beauty membership opportunity if you are local to the area!!


I am pretty fortunate to live so close to a state of the art plastic surgery center and med spa facility.  Dr. Ronan and his team of professionals will provide you with  a free consultation and honest medical evaluation to help you achieve your overall beauty goals. That's super important to me.  

So let's chat about the Hydra Facial!  I met my aesthetician, Nikki, and she led me back to the facial room.  She explained all about the HydraFacial treatment which is a non-invasive, multi-step process that combines the benefits of next-level hydradermabrasion, a chemical peel, automated painless extractions, and a special delivery of Antioxidants, Hyaluronic Acid, and Peptides.  This is all done in one hour long quick treatment without any down time or irritation.

Hi from the spa bed!
  

There are 5 steps in the HydraFacial process:

The Hydra Facial is suitable for all skin types and is highly effective for improving your overall skin health as well as remedying a number common skin concerns such as:

-fine lines and wrinkles
-elasticity and firmness
-skin tone evenness, vibrancy, and texture
-hyper-pigmentation (a problem with my skin!)
-oily/congested skin
-enlarged pores
and...
-advanced signs of aging 

Several of these factors are skin concerns of mine and I really like the idea that this is a non-invasive  process!   



Once I was relaxed under the warm blankets and the sound of soothing zen music, Nikki started my treatment by cleansing my face and removing all my makeup and impurities.  This consisted of a gentle facial massage which was so relaxing!  


Cleansing:

Once my skin was ready, she began the HydraFacial.  The treatment uses a series of patented HydroPeel tips to exfoliate the skin several times each pass, achieving better, more even results.  The unique spiral design creates a vortex effect that easily dislodges and removes impurities while introducing hydrating skin solutions and potent antioxidants.

Not knowing what to expect, I was afraid that this would be a semi painful procedure...I imagined sucking, vacuuming, pulling, pinching...well, I was totally wrong and it was not what I envisioned at all!  The facial was 100% painless and actually quite relaxing and satisfying!

Don't mind my makeup-less face! (She did leave on my eye makeup)!  Wouldn't it be nice if we didn't have to wear liquid foundation and powder every day to cover up our skin concerns?    





Here's a quick video showing how easy the "extractions" are!  There was no pinching, pulling or abrasive tools used!


Next, Nikki applied a product called "Britenol" which reduces brown spots and hyper-pigmentation.  I can certainly use that in my beauty bag!  


A cooling hydrating mask was applied to my entire face an lips!  I didn't experience much redness at all, but if you do have sensitive skin, you may experience some.  The cooling and hydrating mask helps to soothe your skin.   



The treatment ended with red LED light therapy which increases the skin's collagen and elastin, stimulates tissue production, and lightens sun spots, age spots, and dark circles among many other fabulous benefits!

This picture cracks me up...what we do for beauty, right?


I thoroughly enjoyed my HydraFacial and I'm already looking forward to my next appointment which brings me to an exciting opportunity to share with all of you!  

Blackhawk Plastic Surgery & MedSpa recently introduced Beauty Memberships!  Receive all the products and services you need, personalized by your doctor, with one easy membership and monthly fee!  Members also receive quarterly promotions and product gifts to introduce you to what's new in the aesthethics industry!  It's a great way to try out new products and get the beauty services you need for a lower cost!  


  There are 3 different beauty membership plans to choose from based on your desired beauty goals and budget.   


SkinCare Plans starting from $65 a month 
Injectable plans starting from $109 a month 
Combination plans starting from $219 a month

Call Blackhawk Plastic Surgery at 925-736-5757 or use the contact form here to setup your personal membership consultation.  

Please let them know that Hayley from San Francisco Bay Style referred you!

As a final follow up, I wanted to let you know that as I sit here writing this blog post a few days after my facial, my skin still feels and looks absolutely amazing!  The difference is quite noticeable not only to me, but others who see me as well.  Please let me know if you have any specific questions about the HydraFacial.  I would love to hear from you!  

xoxoxoxo,

Hayley