Glytone AHA Resurfacing Cellular Booster
Text By Gina Thompson, LE, Associate Director of Training & Education Pierre Fabre USA
As a skin care professional, how many of your clients routinely ask for brighter, glowing, more radiant skin? How many of those clients would like to receive these benefits immediately, preferably with as little downtime as possible? In my experience, it’s often that immediate, glowing results performed quickly and without interruption to their regularly scheduled day are the most requested item on the aesthetic menu. Fortunately, with treatments like hydro dermabrasion, their wish can be our command!
Hydro dermabrasion treatments are widely used in spa, wellness, and medical facilities across the country. The HydraFacial brand boasts, “3 steps to the best skin of your life” an enticing message, with a system that delivers in less than thirty minutes. The basic 3 steps – cleanse, extract, and hydrate – takes on a whole new meaning when powered by hydro dermabrasion. This innovative technology harnesses the power of water, dermabrasion, and ingredient science to address unwanted signs of aging and acne-prone skin, it can also minimize hyperpigmentation, restore dry, dull skin, and preserve skin health.
As a hydro dermabrasion technician myself, I appreciate the efficiency and flexibility of this type of device, not only as a stand-alone procedure to address the above mentioned skin concerns, but also as an integral component of a comprehensive skin health plan. Regardless of age or specific skin concern, most individuals can benefit in some way. At minimum, my clients remark about how fresh, clean, hydrated, and radiant their skin feels the moment the process is complete. Given the time it can take to adequately address various skin issues – often weeks or months – the ability to make clients happy in a single visit is remarkable.
Hydro dermabrasion treatments are ideal for clients who seek zero downtime, simply want to “glow and go,” or for those who are apprehensive about aesthetic treatments. Generally, it’s clients who are worried about redness, peeling, irritation, or other side effects often affiliated with chemical peels, microneedling or laser and light therapy. Even in circumstances when a planned skin care procedure like a chemical peel for example, is not feasible that day, pivoting to a less invasive modality, like hydro dermabrasion is a perfect solution.
Since skin care regimens and treatments are never “one size fits all,” the ability to customize hydro dermabrasion procedures are enticing for both the client and the technician. Companies, like HydraFacial, offer additional modalities, like LED and lymphatic drainage to elevate the standard procedure. Beyond these modalities, HydraFacial has created their own branded booster serums and has also partnered with many reputable skin care companies to further brighten, calm, firm, restore, hydrate, smooth and refine the skin.
Glytone is one such company that has recently formulated a rejuvenating booster serum to enhance a signature HydraFacial treatment. The key ingredients in the AHA Resurfacing Cellular Booster are Mandelic, Lactic, and Polyhydroxy Acids, Mocur Meihei and Moringa Seed Extract, along with Beta Glucan to “step up” the hydro dermabrasion experience without additional irritation.
Mandelic acid, derived from bitter almonds, has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that are ideal for breakout prone and red, reactive skin types. Lactic acid, that originates from milk, stimulates cell renewal and collagen production, while also improving skin’s Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF). Polyhydroxy acids or PHAs, which have a slightly larger molecular size than AHAs for slower absorption into the skin, can reduce visible signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles, with even less sensation than their AHA counterparts. The synergistic blend of these alpha and poly hydroxy acids gently resurfaces the skin for a more even skin tone and texture.
Mucor Miehei, an enzyme derived from the Japanese Mucor Miehei mushroom, works by mimicking the natural enzymes present in the skin. It enhances cellular turnover without damage to the skin's barrier and can reduce visible skin scaling and dryness while improving skin firmness and texture concerns. Additionally, Moringa Seed Extract, which contains numerous antioxidants, like quercetin, vitamins A, C, & E promotes a calming effect on the skin due to the blend of amino acids and plant sterols. This fatty acid, which is very skin-compatible, also increases hydration by replenishing the skin’s natural oil barrier. Finally, Beta Glucan, a polysaccharide that originates from oats, grains & yeast, possesses biological properties for anti-inflammatory and wound healing benefits – excellent for soothing irritation, increasing skin hydration, reducing visible redness, and decreasing signs of skin sensitivity.
The Glytone AHA Resurfacing Cellular Booster when powered by HydraFacial technology can address skin tone, texture and laxity, pre-mature aging concerns, and dehydrated, inflamed, reactive skin. This one simple step, that fits in immediately after extractions and before the final hydration step, can easily, beautifully, and dramatically enhance the results of a signature HydraFacial treatment. It is possible to set your skin back to gorgeous! Although a single treatment can positively impact skin appearance, a series of treatments, between 3 and 6, every 4 weeks is recommended for best results.
ABOUT GINA THOMPSON
Gina Thompson is a Licensed Esthetician with over 20 years of experience in the Medical Aesthetic Industry. In her role as Associate Director of Training & Education at Pierre Fabre USA, encompassing the Avène and Glytone brands, she develops and delivers training content for dispensing skin care professionals across the country, specializing in chemical peels, sensitive skin solutions and post procedure care. In addition to her numerous advanced aesthetic certifications, Gina holds a Master’s degree in Integrative Health with a focus on Patient-Centered Care for the Aesthetic Patient.