There are many ways skin can change over time. Collagen and hyaluronic acid diminish as dead cells and debris accumulate, making the face appear dull and dry, with fine lines and other signs of aging. HydraFacial® at the Philadelphia area practice of Dr. Timothy M. Greco addresses all of these cosmetic problems by combining three benefits into a single treatment. Women and men who come to the Bala Cynwyd office can get a customized treatment for personalized results.
Each HydraFacial® session includes three steps: cleansing, extracting, and hydrating. Every step works in conjunction with the others for a unified effect. The treatment session only takes about half an hour, while the rejuvenated glow can last for a week or longer. Regular treatments, scheduled roughly once a month, can help to better maintain a smoother, more even look.
All three HydraFacial® steps happen simultaneously as the device moves across the skin. It exfoliates the surface to remove dead skin cells and pore-clogging debris, extracts impurities from the opened pores, and applies a specially chosen serum to cleanse and moisturize while providing hydration. The treatment is suitable for every skin type—even sensitive skin—and was carefully developed to avoid irritation.
Dr. Greco's practice offers boosters to promote lymphatic drainage and provide other benefits in addition to the primary results. The CTGF booster (which stands for "Connective Tissue Growth Factor booster"), for example, targets specific signs of aging: fine lines and wrinkles. Britenol works to lighten dark spots and address sun damage. The Dermabuilder boost uses peptides to even out skin tone and texture. You can explain your personal cosmetic goals, and we can guide you toward the ideal booster for you.
One treatment may be enough to generate visible results, with many people saying they notice a difference after a single HydraFacial® session. Your skin can appear smoother and feel more hydrated for five to seven days post-procedure. Multiple treatments can have a more cumulative benefit and effect.
The half-hour session is gentle and non-invasive, so there is no downtime required after HydraFacial®. Feel free to go right back to daily activities and even wear makeup as desired.
At Dr. Greco's practice, dermaplaning is a recommended aesthetic service to further boost the effects of HydraFacial®. Dermaplaning involves using a special blade to make careful, quick strokes against the skin, removing fine vellus hairs (also known as peach fuzz) and dead skin. When paired together, these two treatments can give the skin a particular radiance.
Other available services include chemical peels to exfoliate, microneedling to stimulate collagen production, and there are also numerous home treatment products that can be used as part of a self-care regimen to cleanse, exfoliate, nourish, hydrate, and protect. Dr. Greco's aesthetic staff is experienced in helping women and men with a range of skin types, suggesting personalized options for ideal results.