How HydraFacials Can Clear Congestion

You’re familiar with nasal congestion and the stuffy nose that makes breathing difficult. Just as there are solutions for nasal congestion, we have solutions for clogged, congested facial pores.

At A Beautiful You Medical Spa, our expert aestheticians, under the guidance of board-certified physician Kenneth Thompson, MD, are ready to provide a noninvasive skin rejuvenation treatment you’ll love: the HydraFacial®.

What is a HydraFacial?

The HydraFacial is among the most popular facial treatments today because it’s a safe and gentle skin resurfacing treatment, yet it’s also very effective. It consists of three steps.

Cleanse and resurface

The first step is thoroughly cleansing your skin and removing the dead skin cells on the top layer. Glycolic acid is a gentle exfoliant in the HydraFacial that destroys the integrity of the top layer of skin cells. There’s no scrubbing involved to remove the dead skin as with a face scrub.

This step prepares your skin for the next step, extracting dirt and debris from clogged pores.

Extract dirt and oil and hydrate

The second part of your HydraFacial extracts dirt and oil from clogged pores and then hydrates your skin. Our handheld device has a unique spiral tip that uses vacuum technology to extract the debris while hydrating your skin at the same time.

Nourish and protect

Then we’re ready to nourish and protect your skin. We apply serums and moisturizers rich in antioxidants and other healthy ingredients your skin needs to flourish.

Because we’ve resurfaced your skin very gently, it can easily soak up the nourishment. In addition, the ingredients help to stimulate new collagen growth, which means glowing, radiant skin.

How a HydraFacial addresses oily, congested skin

If you have a problem with oily, congested skin that’s prone to acne breakouts, you’ll be pleased with the results of a HydraFacial. The treatment helps lessen your skin’s oil production, which is a major factor in causing skin breakouts.

By reducing the amount of oil your skin produces, the treatment helps calm active acne cycles.

How does the HydraFacial slow down your oil production? Key ingredients include glycolic and salicylic acid; both are beta hydroxy acids.

Glycolic acid has a very small molecular frame, which means that it’s able to penetrate deep into your skin. It helps exfoliate your skin and remove dead skin cells. It’s also a humectant, meaning it helps keep your skin hydrated because it binds to water.

Salicylic acid is oil soluble, meaning it can break through the oil and reach deep into your pores, removing dirt and excess oil. Voila — your congested pores are released and able to breathe again.

Contact us today at our Memphis, Tennessee, medical spa for a refreshing, rejuvenating HydraFacial. You’ll love the result so much that you’ll want to make this treatment a recurring part of your beauty routine.