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Why The Best HydraFacial in L.A. Isn’t a HydraFacial At All…

It happens at least several times a week: A potential new client calls our office and asks if we offer The HydraFacial™. We tell them no, we don’t. Well, not exactly. Our practice firmly believes in the med in med spa, meaning that the treatments we offer have been carefully researched, vetted, and yield proven results through clinical data. So when we were looking to acquire an ultra-hydration device, we ultimately opted for The DiamondGlow™ from Allergan (aka, the company that makes Botox). best hydrafacial los angeles

To back up a little: The DiamondGlow™ and HydraFacial devices are extremely similar in theory. They both extract, exfoliate, and infuse the skin with serums with one pass of a specialized wand, leaving the skin with an amazing day-of glow. Both facial treatments are safe on all skin types and remove dead skin cells. They both can target things like oily skin, fine lines and wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation, with the goal of overall improved skin health. Both treatments can also be done in as little as 30 minutes.

So, why did we choose The DiamondGlow™ over the HydraFacial™ Device? best hydrafacial los angeles

The answer is simple: The data supports it. The DiamondGlow™ device from Allergan yielded better results in clinical studies when used with a consistent at-home skin care routine. Its effect on brown spots, hyperpigmentation, skin tone and texture, and fine lines was provable over time.

Additionally, the device only uses SkinMedica serums, which are some of the most trusted and well-researched serums on the market. They are formulated with the most advanced and effective Vitamin C, salicylic acid, and HA available. Essentially, a DiamondGlow™ facial targets brightness, congestion, and hydration, and it does so with one of the best skincare lines you could possibly put on your face. best hydrafacial los angeles

Plus, the results speak for themselves:

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The bottom line: Our owner and medical director, board-certified physician Dr. Lori Aliksanian, MD, wanted to carry the device that she would most want used on herself. Because of this, our practice went with the DiamondGlow™ device over hydrafacial treatments with a hydrafacial machine. best

FAQs:

Can I Combine The DiamondGlow™ Facial with other treatments?

Absolutely. Just like the HydraFacial, The DiamondGlow™ is a fabulous treatment to schedule between medical-grade services like laser, microneedling, or chemical peels. The exfoliation, extraction, and hydration sloughs off any remaining dry skin while also prepping and balancing the skin for future treatment. It is also extremely common for our clients to schedule a DiamondGlow after completing a series of skin resurfacing treatments like ResurFX.

Will I also Get Manual Extraction With My Treatment?

If additional extractions are needed, your provider can accommodate. However, most clients find that the DiamondGlow™ extraction wand meets their needs. The suction mechanism is specifically designed to declog pores and clear out congestion.

How Long Do Results Last?

The immediate effects of your treatment (i.e, glowing, dewy skin) lasts for about 5-7 days. Long-term results, such as the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, improved skin tone and texture, and a reduction of visible sun damage can be permanent, especially if you combine your treatments with a consistent at-home skin care routine.

What Is The Difference Between the 30-Minute Treatment and the 60-Minute Treatment?

The 30-minute treatment entails just the basic exfoliation, extraction, and serum infusion with the treatment wand. The 60-minute treatment includes all of that with the addition of extra manual extractions and a soothing HydroJelly mask which helps to lock in extra moisture. Your HydroJelly mask will be customized to meet your skin’s specific needs (hydration, anti-aging, brightening, etc.) and can even include therapeutic aroma therapy.

 

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Can Men Get HydraFacials Slash DiamondGlows?

Yes! Men can absolutely get HydraFacials and DiamondGlow™ Facials. (In fact, the DiamondGlow™ is one of the most popular facials among our male clients). Male skin produces more sebum — aka oil — than female skin. This means that men are typically more prone to congestion, blackheads, and enlarged pores — especially on and around the nose. The DiamondGlow™ device is specifically designed to target these areas, making it a very effective option for men. We recommend shaving the day before your appointment — not the day of — to prevent any chance of irritation. If you have a beard we can also treat just the partial face.

Who Is NOT A Good Candidate For Treatment?

We do not recommend this specific facial treatment for clients with active breakouts. The suction on the device can irritate and further inflame the affected area. It can also potentially pop pimples prematurely, thereby spreading bacteria. Instead, we much prefer treating active breakouts with The SaltFacial. This three-step, medical grade treatment uses organic sea salt to kill bacteria while balancing the skin. It calms acne while also helping to prevent future breakouts.

Interested in booking a DiamondGlow™ Facial? Contact us now to schedule!