Novato Dermatology

People Ask Us All The Time – What Type of Facial Should I Get?

Facials Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: What is the difference between a facial at a dermatology office and a day-spa?

A: Our advice is based on the health history and condition of your skin as medical professionals. We work with our patients as a team to help achieve results based on their personal needs. While a spa facial provides some benefits, they are generally not as clinically effective in clearing pores of impurities and infusing hyaluronic acid directly into the skin as HydraFacial.

Q: The HydraFacial: What’s It All About?

A: For starters, a HydraFacial is perfect for virtually all skin types, conditions and concerns. As long as you are not suffering from an extreme cystic breakout or don’t have any active infections or allergies to sulfa drugs, you’re a candidate! The highlight of the treatment is a gentle but effective exfoliation. HydraFacial uses a microdermabrasion tip with the added benefit of a chemical exfoliant, making your skin smoother and brighter. This treatment also reduces signs of aging and sun damage and helps treat milder forms of acne as it features a deep cleanse while extracting clogged pores.

Q: Can you explain the various HydraFacial boosters and upgrades?

A: The Signature HydraFacial is our classic HydraFacial experience. This invigorating treatment includes deeply cleansing, exfoliating, and extracting impurities from the skin while simultaneously infusing nourishing ingredients to hydrate the skin.

Our Deluxe HydraFacial includes all of the essentials of the Signature HydraFacial while addressing your specific skin concern with a Booster of your choice. We have multiple Boosters to choose from, including a concentrated peptide formulation designed to firm the skin and target fine lines and wrinkles. A Vitamin C Booster that targets pigmented (darkened) areas to help achieve an even complexion and tone of skin. And for those who are feeling especially dehydrated we have a booster to hydrate and repair your skin leaving it glowing.
The Deluxe HydraFacial also includes LED light therapy with rejuvenating wavelengths of light energy to treat fine lines and wrinkles. Lymphatic Drainage, available in our top-of-the-line Platinum HydraFacial helps to detoxify the skin, as well as helps with sinus congestion.

Q: How do I make an appointment?

A: To make an appointment call our Med Spa directly at 415.897.7224

Replenish Tired Winter Skin With A Rejuvenating HydraFacial®

Let’s face it, winters are tough on the skin. Harsh, cold air dries out even the skin’s deepest layers, leaving your visible skin looking dull, and you feeling old beyond your years.

If you think we’re kidding, just consider exactly how winter does its dirty work. Seasonal changes in winter air suck moisture from your skin, causing excessive flakes and dryness. If you already have skin issues, such as eczema, skin becomes more irritated and inflamed. And when you bump up the thermostat or take a hot shower to chase the chills away, that dries your skin out at its deepest levels, where even topical moisturizers prove ineffective.

This less-than-desired and distressing state is exactly why proper skin care in the winter months is crucial to the overall health and appearance of your skin. And that’s where we come in.

To kick off a winter skin care regimen that will stop dry skin in its tracks, consider the highly effective HydraFacial ® skin resurfacing treatment available at Novato Dermatology.

How HydraFacial Works

Just like their name implies, HydraFacials are a great way to hydrate dry winter skin while offering additional benefits to promote long-term skin health. They use a combination of advanced medical-grade skincare serums and vacuum technology to exfoliate and rehydrate skin.

Not only can a HydraFacial treatment revive dry, winter skin, it can also provide long-term benefits, including:

  • Improved uneven skin tones
  • Enhanced skin texture
  • Extraction of clogged pores
  • Soften lines and wrinkles
  • Dry skin rehydration
  • Improvements in acne-prone skin
  • Reduced appearance of brown spots and discoloration
  • Improvements in oily skin complexion appearance
  • Removal of deep-down oils and impurities that clog pores

Using a hand-held device, Jess Elkington, our licensed Clinical Esthetician, applies special cleaners and serums to your skin in a consistent, spiral motion. She also uses a small vacuum to remove skin impurities deep in your pores and exfoliate dead skin cells on the skin’s surface.

Following cleaning and exfoliation, your face receives high-quality moisturizing serums that contain antioxidants and other beneficial ingredients. These serums quench and rehydrate your skin and provide it with essential nutrients at the same time.

Personalize Your HydraFacial

Choose our Deluxe HydraFacial and you can add on a specialized booster serum to address specific skin concerns like aging and acne-prone skin. You may want to indulge in our Murad Vita-C Booster. This intensive glycolic acid and Vitamin C booster accelerates surface renewal and minimizes the look of dark spots and hyperpigmentation for dramatically brighter, smoother and healthier-looking skin.

You’ll Love HydraFacials!

To book your appointment call directly to our Med Spa 415-897-7224

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