Do you know that "beautified" filter on Snapchat that basically smooths out all of your imperfections & makes your skin look flawless? Well that's exactly how my skin looked after my first HydraFacial from Elite Aesthetics MD. When the team reached out to me to come in and experience their "leave it to the experts" facial - I couldn't say yes fast enough. I wanted to share my experience & my thoughts on facials in general.
The Team & Environment ||
Since we don't own a car, anytime I venture out of the city I wonder if it's accessible by train or will I have to get a zipcar/uber. Thankfully Elites' office is located just outside of the city in Needham with a commuter line stop across the street from their office! Once inside you're greeted by the chicest reception area complete with a chandelier and chairs that I wish I had in my own home. Actually each and every one of their rooms has stylish touches that I wouldn't mind in my office / bedroom!
Having never been to a MedSpa before I didn't know what to expect. My biggest concern was that it would feel like a doctor's office - cold and sterile, which couldn't have been further from what I was experiencing. A four person team, led by Dr. Joelle Lieman makes up Elite Aesthetics and my aesthetician, Nicole, walked me through the entire process of my HyrdaFacial before starting so that she didn't have to stop me at each step. I loved that I was able to relax during the facial & it was just as relaxing as a massage!
The HydraFacial ||
I wish I was the person that got facials on the regular, but unfortunately I feel like I never have the time. After this HydraFacial that will likely be changing! The facials I have had in the past have left my face red, blotchy & very sensitive after the fact - that was not at all what I experienced with the HydraFacial. It was a four step process which includes an exfoliation, extraction, cleansing & hydration. So it uses a "vortex fusion" technology that gently pulls / tugs at the skin on your face. Each of the steps have a different setting with different "sucking" pressure - it doesn't hurt at all. It sort of felt like a dog licking your cheek, but not quite as messy!
My facial was a combination of the deluxe HydraFacial & leave it up to the experts. Nicole added in a brightening sheet mask, which apparently I have been applying wrong on my own! It helps that I was actually laying down while the sheet mask was on, unlike at home where I'm likely doing dishes, folding laundry or writing a blog post #JustKeepingItReal! For a little over an hour I was relaxed & rejuvenated - never once feeling rushed!
Overall Thoughts ||
I walked out of their office with absolutely no makeup and a fresh face that looked like I had been drinking gallons of water & was super well rested - both of which I assure you were not true! I kept wanting to touch my face because of the glow! Nicole mentioned that my makeup would look almost airbrushed that night because of how clean & rejuvenated my face was after the facial - she was right. I usually wear CC Cream plus a pressed powder, but on Saturday night I only used the CC Cream!
I'm so happy that I was able to meet Nicole & experience a HydraFacial. I'll definitely be keeping up with these facials as events come up and to give my skin the rejuvenation that it deserves! Taking care of my skin is a priority as I enter the next decade of my life - keeping my skin fresh & those fine lines at bay is at the top of my list!
What do you think of facials? Have you ever tried a HydraFacial?
I received a complimentary facial from Elite Aesthetics in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
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