BeautyHack Editor Yulia Kozoliy - about how she made a procedure from the Guinot brand, which saves from edema and makes the skin glow. Just by the way before the New Year holidays!
I signed up for the Skinlux cosmetology center on December 25, a few days before the corporate party and a few more - before New Year's Eve. With the beautician Zhanna Kudina, we planned the time in advance in such a way as to see the maximum effect by the holidays. To be honest, the phrase "hardware lifting" inspires fear rather than inspires a trip to a specialist. It is clear that the actually operating procedures within the cosmetology parlor barely resemble a spa. But by December 25, I had: frenzied fatigue, which was superimposed by the stress of the desire to be in time everywhere and at the same time to cure a sick child for three weeks, bruises under the eyes, swelling from poor nutrition (in the art of snacks, I reached level 80 this month) and a very dull color skin, which was carefully concealed by the Clarins tone (works, guys!). Fair:only a magic wand can handle this, but with ball electrodes at the end!
The whole procedure took about 2 hours. Anticipating the question: no, it didn't hurt at all. It is not very comfortable in places, but it can be dealt with. Hydradermie Lift has four main stages. Plus, preparing the skin for the procedure.
The French brand Guinot has specially developed a separate series of cosmetics to work with the Hydradermie Lift apparatus. Traditionally, for Guinot, none of them has a pronounced aroma, which is important if you apply one product after another on your face for two hours.
First, Zhanna took off her makeup, cleansed her skin, and did a light scrub. The granules in the scrub are very small. Feels like I would have skipped this stage altogether if I had not been warned.
The first hardware part is non-injection mesotherapy: an active gel with nutritious components is applied to the skin (selected individually). Jeanne chose a nourishing agent for my skin - we do the procedure in winter.
Galvanic currents are responsible for the conductivity of useful components. They are fed on two rollers. One - a positive charge, the second - a negative one. First, one half of the face is processed with a positive charge, the other with a negative one. Then the videos change. Thus, up to 30% of the applied substance can be injected under the skin. In classical mesotherapy with injections, 100% is injected.
The second stage is lymphatic drainage. Due to microcurrents, the muscles and lymphatic vessels are toned. Blood circulation in the face area improves, toxins are removed, edema goes away. For this reason, lymphatic drainage is especially popular after plastic surgery or injection therapies.
The third stage is myostimulation. Under the influence of microcurrents of a certain intensity, the muscles contract at the desired rhythm. Here the specialist has several tasks: lifting the lower third of the face, a clear oval, improving the condition of the eyelid skin.
Feels like this is the most controversial part - during myostimulation there is a feeling as if the muscles are slightly pulled from different sides by the strings. And while working with the area under the eyes, my head started spinning - very unusual, but Zhanna said that this is a normal reaction, because during the procedure the body does not immediately understand what is happening to it. In any case, it goes away quickly: we took a minute to stop the dizziness.
Then - darsonvalization. Darsonval currents are of low intensity and high frequency and affect the oxygen concentrate applied to the skin. Ozone is formed and toxins are removed from the skin. This part is responsible for improving skin color and overall freshness.
The last stage is the Hydro Beauty mask for 15 minutes. It moisturizes and improves complexion. It feels like a homemade mask. While waiting for the effect of the mask, Zhanna talked about why cosmetologists love this procedure.
The apparatus and the set of tools are one, but they solve a dozen tasks. As a one-time treatment - improves skin tone, detoxifies and reduces swelling. As an anti-age program (from 4 procedures) - helps to cope with the most common signs of aging: for example, drooping of the lower third of the face.
You can combine it with any treatments: after laser exposure (even for 2 days) or after injections (for 2-3 days). Minimum contraindications: individual intolerance to electric current, pregnancy, oncology, the presence of any metal structures in the body.
We specifically did not take a photo immediately after the procedure, because the result is difficult to convey with a snapshot. But I will try to describe it. Immediately after Hydradermie Lift, the skin is several times softer and slightly more radiant. But the very next morning I looked like a real vacationer: without pronounced swelling under the eyes, with smooth skin of an ideal healthy shade. The foundation was removed before the worst times, for the last three days I have only been using concealer for problem areas. Interestingly, the “silky” feel is still preserved, as if some super-oil was applied to the skin. Even now, I am writing material and try not to touch my face with my hands - it definitely deserves a rest with me!