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If you have begun to notice dry skin, wrinkles and other problems associated with lack of proper hydration in your skin, consider a skin surfacing treatment such as HydraFacial™. For residents of North Florida, this treatment is now available at Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery. With five convenient locations serving Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra, and St. Augustine, the Medical Spa at Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery, led by double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Phillip Garcia, performs HydraFacial™ procedures that can eliminate some common skin issues.

What is HydraFacial™?

HydraFacial™ is a non-laser skin resurfacing treatment that uses the latest technological advances to cleanse, exfoliate, hydrate and protect the skin, all in one treatment! This treatment provides clearer, softer, more radiant skin with no discomfort or downtime. Your face will feel soothed, hydrated and noticeably softer to the touch.

HydraFacial™ treatment helps diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and large pores while clearing up oily, acne-prone skin, and hyperpigmentation, or brown spots. HydraFacial™ is safe and effective for all skin types, including thin skin, aging skin, ethnic skin, dry skin and others. Thanks to its full spectrum exfoliation and cleansing process, this treatment naturally exposes new, fresh skin cells and produces smooth, radiant skin, avoiding more invasive procedures, such as Botox® or dermal fillers.

Benefits of HydraFacial™

A HydraFacial™ treatment results in softer, clearer, healthier looking skin. Large pores, oily skin, and uneven skin tone are visibly diminished while the skin tone is improved.

HydraFacial™ treats both the surface of the skin and the layers beneath the epidermis, revealing softer, younger-looking skin by removing deposits of dirt, oil, pigmentation and other skin issues that mar your youthful and luminous appearance.

What HydraFacial™ Treats

HydraFacial™ treatment is safe enough even for the most sensitive skin! Because of its gentle cleansing and clean burst of healthy antioxidants, your skin will feel more pampered and healthy than it has in years!

Skin conditions that may be treated by a HydraFacial™ procedure include:

  • Uneven texture or hyper-pigmentation.
  • Oily skin, clogged pores, and skin that’s prone to acne, as well as large pores that host acne-causing bacteria.
  • Deposits of dead skin cells and dehydrated skin.

A HydraFacial™ treatment firms, tones and hydrates the skin, improving its texture, luminosity, and overall health.

How HydraFacial™ Works

Dry, wrinkled or dull skin can make you look old and tired. Damage from sun exposure and other environmental factors cause our skin to age and weaken, sapping it of moisture and natural nutrients that keep it smooth and radiant. Even in young individuals, dullness caused by deposits of dead skin cells can undermine your appearance. A HydraFacial™ provides deeper cleaning than a basic facial, but is gentler than skin resurfacing treatments, and is a relaxing way to rejuvenate your appearance.

HydraFacial™ treatments work by removing impurities that damage the skin and replenishing beneficial nutrients and moisture that protect and strengthen the skin. Specifically, HydraFacial™ uses a serum and delivery protocol to deliver the following nutrients:

  • Antioxidants: These nutrients help protect and repair skin cells by isolating free radicals that cause premature aging.
  • Peptides: These amino acids boost the production of collagen and elastin, enhancing smoothness, firmness, and elasticity.
  • Hyaluronic acid: This substance is naturally produced by the human body and binds with water to help skin cells retain moisture, adding volume and smoothness to dry skin.

Every treatment is personalized, and our aesthetician will customize your treatment to address your individual concerns.

What to Expect from a HydraFacial™

HydraFacial™ is different from other skin rejuvenation procedures thanks to a unique system that delivers nourishing serums that restore vital nutrients to the skin. The process typically takes about 30 minutes and is safe and suitable for all skin types. The procedure is performed as follows:

  1. Exfoliation: A cleansing serum is used to remove dead skin cell deposits while gently cleansing the skin to remove deposits of dirt and oil.
  2. Peel: A blend of glycolic and salicylic acids acts as a superficial peel, lifting dirt and other impurities without causing redness or irritation.
  3. Extraction: A patented suction tool clears out pores painlessly.
  4. Hydration: A special handheld tools is used to deliver serum into the skin that provides lasting protection and nourishment and keeps on working after the treatment is finished.

Since HydraFacial™ is non-invasive and gentle, you will be able to immediately resume your regular activities after completing the procedure. No downtime or complicated skincare regimen are required, and you will experience no discomfort during the process.

Why is HydraFacial™ good for my skin?

Proper hydration is one of the most important characteristics of healthy, youthful skin. Unfortunately, many moisturizers and creams add chemicals that clog pores and leave skin feeling greasy, while causing accumulation of dirt and oil deposits. A HydraFacial™ treatment removes all the impurities your skin doesn’t need and delivers safe, gentle, nourishing hydration that will revive your tired skin!

Am I a candidate for the HydraFacial™ treatment?

The HydraFacial™ treatment is suitable for all skin types. Even people with sensitive skin easily tolerate the HydraFacial™ treatment and benefit from it. Our skin care experts may custom-blend the treatment serums to address your unique skin condition. Contact our friendly office staff to discuss your concerns and we’ll create a custom HydraFacial™ treatment to help you look and feel your best!

How long does the treatment take?

The HydraFacial™ treatment procedure takes approximately 45 minutes.

Is there any downtime or pain?

The HydraFacial™ treatment produces no discomfort whatsoever during the procedure. Patients often compare the sensation to “a cool paintbrush moving slowly over your face.” You may apply makeup as usual, and return to your regular activities immediately after the treatment, as there is no recovery required.

What results may be expected? How many treatments are needed to see results? How long do results last?

Many patients report noticeable smoothness and an even, radiant skin tone after only one treatment. Depending on your skin type, the frequency of treatment will vary, but we recommend treatments no more than twice a month. For some patients, once a month will be sufficient to maintain results.

A single treatment may be a great treat for anyone who needs a fresh and glowing appearance for a special event or occasion. If you want to maintain healthy skin and radiance, monthly treatments will keep your skin fresh and beautiful.

How Much Does HydraFacial™ Cost in Jacksonville?

Because skin rejuvenation treatments are considered elective procedures, most insurance providers won’t cover the costs. Our office makes HydraFacial™ affordable and accessible for everyone by providing financing options via CareCredit®. We also accept cash, personal checks and major credit cards as payment options. Contact us today to learn more about the cost of HydraFacial™.

Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery is the leading facial plastic surgery center on the First Coast. As a double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, specializing solely in cosmetic facial procedures, Dr. Phillip Garcia provides his North Florida patients with exceptional skills and results that last. For more information on HydraFacial™ or to schedule a consultation at one of our five convenient locations in Jacksonville (Town Center), Julington Creek, Fleming Island or Palm Coast, please contact us today.

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