After booking my first appointment at CareFirst for a HydraFacial treatment I wanted to let you in on my experience there. The first thing that drew me to this place was the initial phone call inquiring about the HydraFacial treatment. The lady over the phone explained to me what the treatment would consist of and how I could help my skin. I have had hyperpigmentation since I could remember as well as sunspots, and I am starting to get signs of aging like wrinkles and dark freckles everywhere from being out in the sun a lot. Over the years, I have seen my confidence in my skin complexion and texture decrease and CareFirst assured me that they would do everything possible to make sure I am happy with my results which prompted me to schedule quickly.
As I walked in and I was greeted by the front desk receptionist who was just as pleasant in person. She had me fill out a few forms and in just a few minutes I was called in the back. I was greeted by the nurse who welcomed me into this beautiful marble white room. It was decorated with white modern furniture which really set the tone and had tall ceiling length windows that had a beautiful view of Charlotte. Just walking into that room I knew this place was going to take great care of me. The nurse began to ask me questions about my areas of concern regarding my skin. After answering the questions and talking with the nurse a little bit she stepped out to grab the doctor. As I am waiting, I hear a knock on the door and it’s the sweet lady from the front desk walking in with a beautiful white robe. She asked me if I would like a beverage such as wine, juice, or water which definitely got me more excited about this process. I, of course, requested a glass of red wine and water. This made me feel very special to be spoiled by this clinic by making sure I had a great experience. At most concierge and cosmetics clinics, it is a very quick in and out process but you can tell CareFirst goes above and beyond to give you the best quality of care and it showed. Shortly after changing into my robe and having a few sips of wine, the Doctor walked in the room. He was very knowledgeable, kind, relatable and was very empathetic when speaking to him about my skin concerns. He explained to me how after just a few treatments we could reverse damage from years of sun exposure, acne scars, etc. This gave me the hope I needed to want to continue with the HydraFacial processes.
Process one begins by having a facial cleanser treatment where the doctor cleanses your face of any residue of makeup, dirt, or oils that could be on your face. This helps with creating a clean barrier for the serums they will be infusing into my skin. After gently cleaning my face the doctor turns on the machine and so it begins. Step 1 was the exfoliation. The doctor uses suction with a gentle exfoliating tip on the device that helps to relax the resurfacing area. The second step was a mild peel to resurface the skin. After that the third step was extracting which consists of removing debris from pores with painless suction. The fourth and final step was hydrating which involved infusing and saturating the skin with antioxidants designed to boost collagen and keratin production. This is where that glow comes into play. You feel all the serums absorbing in your face and my face was loving it. The aroma of these citrus products and the serene music playing in the background while having a facial was a great sensational feeling. I did not want it to be over as I could feel myself feeling more and more relaxed as the treatment went on. At the end I was treated to the blue and red light therapy which helps to kill the bacteria that causes acne according to the doctor.
Targets and disrupts the acne bacteria
Improves the appearance of oily and congested skin
Provides an excellent finishing touch to the HydraFacial treatment
After my experience, and speaking with the very knowledgeable doctor, he was able to explain it in a way that I could understand clearly. I learned that HydraFacial treatment is a process that uses a 4-in-1 vortex technology system designed to cleanse, extract, and hydrate the skin to eliminate many imperfections. This process helps with transforming your skin texture, undoing years of sun damage, eliminating acne scars, treating hyperpigmentation, and much more with those nourishing serums. In a 30 minute treatment my skin was transformed giving it a healthy and nourishing glow.
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