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How is Hydrafacial different from a salon facial?

Everybody loves smooth, even-textured, and even-toned skin. A facial is something that everybody opts for common skin problems like acne, blackheads, enlarged pores, dull skin, rough skin, texture, and wrinkles. We all know that facials are one of the best ways to take care of your skin and make it healthy and glowing. Having clear and radiant skin is the end goal for everybody. There are so many facials available out there that it has become difficult to choose which facial is suitable for our skin.

What is the difference between a regular facial and a hydrafacial?

A basic facial helps in cleansing and removing dirt and makeup. A regular facial may cause some discomfort because it involves extractions when the esthetician gets deeper into the pores. Both hydrafacial and traditional facials include cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, and hydration. But why should one choose a hydrafacial?

Hydrafacial is a result-driven facial treatment. Basically, a hydrafacial uses technology to provide a high-end service and deliver guaranteed results. Hydrafacials involve infusing serums to hydrate your skin. These facials use a vortex delivery system that removes dirt and clears clogged pores. It caters to all the skin’s needs. It works on conditions like fine lines, wrinkles, elasticity, even skin tone, etc. Hydrafacials are very versatile and can be easily modified to your skin by adding peels (which can be for moderate to aggressive exfoliation) depending on what your treatment is.

Serums like vitamin C and vitamin E are infused into the skin. Other benefits include:

  • Does not cause any discomfort or irritation
  • It does not require any downtime
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Results last longer than a regular facial
  • Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improves the skin’s healing property
  • Provides deep hydration
  • Reduces inflammation and redness
  • Smoothes the skin texture
  • Painless
  • Instantly reduces pores
  • Provides better results than a traditional facial

How is a hydrafacial done?

A hydrafacial includes cleansing, abrasion, electro-scrubbing, again abrasion with vitamin C, Ultra-sound, radio frequency, Abrasion with vitamin E, cold stamp, peel, hydration mask, etc. Avataar’s hydration boost facial is an extensive facial for deep oxygenation, hydration, and exfoliation and works wonders on dry, rough, and damaged skin. It’s a perfect facial to incorporate into your daily skincare routine.

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Myths about Hydrafacial

Hydrafacials are one of the most popular facials that people opt for these days. With excellent results and zero downtime, people prefer hydrafacials that are intensely hydrating. A hydrafacial is high quality facial which uses the hydra-dermabrasion technique to clear clogged pores and hydrate the skin using intensely nourishing serums.

It does not require any downtime and is ideal for combating aging problems and drying the skin which promises results. There are many benefits to getting a hydrafacial and the results don’t only include soft and dewy skin; it can reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines. It nourishes the skin and facilitates collagen production. It also aids in repairing damage caused by sun exposure and discoloration.

Hydrafacial is suitable for all ages (18 and above) and all skin types. But people with conditions like an active rash, rosacea, or sunburn should not opt for this facial. Some of the most common myths associated with hydrafacial are:

Same hydrafacial suits everyone

This is false because a person with oily skin cannot opt for a facial that is tailor-made for dry skin. One facial cannot be used for all. There every client receives a hydrafacial which is crafted specifically for their skin type.

Hydrafacial abrasion poses risks

This is false because hydrafacials do not use any pressing or squeezing to clear clogged pores. Traditional facials use squeezing and tweezing but hydrafacial is gentle on the skin and uses painless extraction. This facial does not cause any peeling or irritation after the procedure. It is non-invasive and painless.

Hydrafacial cannot be used as a combination treatment

This is false in fact you can get treatment on the same day after getting a hydrafacial. Be it injections or LED treatments can be done after a hydrafacial treatment.

Results take the time or are inconsistent

The chances of ordinary facials leaving the skin swollen and red are highly possible. But hydrafacials provide results that are visible immediately after the treatment. The results from hydrafacial are efficient, safe, and consistent. It uses high-tech skincare tools which do not depend on the skills of the expert doing the facial for you which is why the results stay consistent. 

In conclusion, getting hydrafacial will only benefit your skin. It is suitable for anyone and everyone. It suits all skin tones. It rejuvenates your skin and provides intense hydration with no unnecessary downtime.

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What is Avataar’s Skin Gym?

Avataar’s Skin gym package is about giving you 11 at-home sessions catered to all your skin problems. It is a skincare routine that will include laser technology and peels customized to your skin type and your needs. These 11 sessions are completed over the span of 6 months. The skin gym covers problems like:


Acne, scientifically known as acne vulgaris, is a condition in which dead skin skills and oil from the sebaceous glands clog the hair follicles. Typically acne includes blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, and oily skin. It commonly occurs during puberty; people of all races and ages can get acne. Acne can continue into adulthood. It is essential to keep the pores clean. There are several causes of acne- overproduction of oil, build-up of dead skin cells in the pores, bacteria, hormonal imbalance, genetics, medications, and age. Certain conditions may aggravate acne- like diet, stress, environmental irritants, pollutants, humidity, and scrubbing your skin too hard.


Melanin is the pigment responsible for the color of the skin. The dark patches that form over the skin are called pigmentation. There are several types of pigmentation:

Melasma: these are brown or blue-gray patches that occur on your skin and often are freckle-like. It often appears during pregnancy and commonly on the face and stomach.

Sunspots: characterized by small flat dark areas of the skin. They appear on areas of the skin that receive maximum exposure to the sun. They are also known as liver spots and solar lentigines.

Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation: this happens due to excess production of melanin or abnormal melanin deposits in the skin and causes inflammation.

Loose and dull skin

Avataar has an array of treatments that help in dealing with problems like loose and dull skin. Our advanced laser facials work to give intense skin renewal, and exfoliation, stimulate collagen, reduce pigmentation, provide instant radiance, tighten dilated pores and loose skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and reverse sun damage. the treatments work to give you healthy glowing skin.

Sun Damage

What people essentially call a ‘tan’ is actually, sun damage that happens due to sun exposure. Sometimes exposure to the sun can cause the skin to produce melanin irregularly which may cause pigmentation in certain areas of the skin. Years of exposure to the sun have a significant impact on the skin, resulting in early aging, skin cancer, and a variety of other skin abnormalities. Most early skin aging happens due to sun exposure to UV light. Numerous skin changes that were formerly attributed to aging, like easy bruising, are the result of repeated sun exposure.

Damaged skin

Sunlight is not the only source of skin deterioration. Skin damage may result from behaviors like smoking. Blood vessels may become constricted as a result of nicotine consumption, which raises blood pressure and causes skin cells to absorb less oxygen. Collagen and elastin are also damaged by cigarette smoke. Additionally, the skin surrounding the mouth and eyes may droop, and smoking increases the skin’s melanin, which results in pigmentation.

Your skin may acquire dormant skin problems or they may flare up as a result of stress and anxiety. Increased amounts of stress hormones can cause chronic stress, which is bad for the skin.

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What is a hydrafacial? How does it work and what are its benefits?

Clear, bright, glowing skin is something that everybody aims for but not something everyone is able to achieve unless you are spending a fortune on skincare products regularly. But achieving that glowing skin with a hydrafacial is gaining popularity very quickly.

Hydrafacial treatment involves using a patented treatment that is generally available at medical spas. A hydrafacial cleanses, extracts, hydrates, and removes tan and dead skin from the skin. It clears clogged pores and provides intense hydration to the skin. Rather than rubbing your skin with coarse scrubs, hydrafacial uses a gentle vacuum to clean your clogged pores and extracts blackheads. It does not cause any redness like the traditional manual methods of extraction.

Unlike salon facials, hydrafacial aids in the long-term maintenance of the skin. Even though the procedure is non-invasive, a hydrafacial gives more dramatic results than a regular salon facial.

Benefits of a hydrafacial

A hydrafacial offers end-to-end skin cleansing, hydration, and rejuvenation. It uses three different serums that help in deep oxygenation, hydration, and exfoliation. It works wonders on dry, rough, and damaged skin. It is the perfect facial for a regular skincare routine.

It improves your overall skin texture, tone, and appearance. It provides deep exfoliation that gives way to better absorption of the serums. It uses a method called hydra-dermabrasion which is like microdermabrasion but is done with hydrating serums.

Other benefits include:

Moisturizes and nourishes the skin

Removes Dead skin and black/white heads

Improves blood circulation

Enhances Elastic production

Includes LED therapy customized to your skin type

Tightens Skin

Reduces fine lines and wrinkles

Rejuvenates skin and produces glow

Who can get hydrafacial?

Hydrafacial is suitable for nearly all ages, complexions, and skin types. Teenagers who suffer from acne; adults with pimples, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation; older adults with sun damage and flaky skin can opt for a hydration boost facial. It gives instant results and there is no downtime needed.

Hydrafacial is generally suitable for everyone but like everything, there are a few exceptions. One should avoid a hydrafacial if they have an active rash, sunburn, severe acne, or rosacea. A person may experience light pressure from the wand during the procedure. Unlike other treatments, a hydrafacial does not cause any pain, redness, or swelling. Pregnant women should consult their doctors before getting a hydrafacial. In case a person has extremely sensitive skin, they should inform their provider before proceeding with the treatment.    

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Everything you need to know about chemical peels

What are chemical peels?

A chemical peel is a procedure in which a mild chemical solution is applied to the topmost layer of the skin. It visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Specific concentrations of carefully formulated chemical peels are used based on your skin type. These peels are generally plant-based extracts that exfoliate the dead skin layer of the skin; it removes dirt and clear clogged pores, dead skin, and excess oil from the pores. Once this layer of the skin is removed the skin that is regenerated is smoother, brighter, and less wrinkled than the old skin. This procedure also effectively clears mild to moderate acne.

Why do you need chemical peels?

Chemical peels are used to treat certain skin conditions but in general, they can be used to improve the appearance, texture, and tone of the skin.

  • It removes dead skin and stimulates the basal layer which increases the cell renewal rate
  • Easy exfoliation which boosts your skin
  • Improves the skin tone and texture by lightening and brightening the skin
  • Tightens and firms the skin
  • Reduces enlarged pores
  • Reduces fine lines
  • Promotes overall healthy skin
  • Reduces oil secretion and cleanses pores deeply

The process of chemical peel treatment

The first step in the chemical peel treatment is to clean the face with a cleanser after which petroleum jelly is applied to the most sensitive areas of the skin to protect and prevent any irritation in these areas. After this, a peel (depending on your skin concern) is applied. Depending on the peel you might experience irritation. After this, a neutralizing solution is applied to remove the peel. The post-treatment care includes applying sunscreen to protect your skin from any kind of sun damage.

Recovery time after applying the chemical peel will vary depending on the type and strength of the peel that has been used. Immediately after the skin may feel tight and it may turn red. The use of gentle cleansers, moisturizers, and sunscreen is very important. Sun exposure should be avoided when the skin is peeling. The chemical peel treatment stings depending on the type of chemical peel that has been used. Light peels usually involve lactic acid and fruit acids and they cause some redness, irritation, stinging, and crusting of the skin; all of this will eventually give way to clean, smooth and glowing skin. 

Before getting a chemical peel please consult an expert to treat any skin conditions. It is important to educate yourself before going for any kind of treatment. The results of a superficial chemical peel can last up to a year if maintained with good skincare products and sunscreen whereas the results of deep peels can last for a few years!

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What are the benefits of LED therapy in Laser Facials?

Light emitting diode commonly known as LED can be used in facials. Light-based treatment helps in reducing wrinkles and acne. LEDs nowadays are used in everyday items as well as in medical devices targeting skin problems. They can treat skin problems like wound healing, acne, wrinkles, and more. It also treats internal problems like arthritis or other joint or muscle pain. These treatments are safe for all skin types.

An LED mask comes with a spectrum of light with different wavelengths that penetrate the skin to make changes at the molecular level. Each spectrum of light that produces different colors targets different conditions. For example, red light is designed to increase circulation and collagen production, therefore reducing fine lines and wrinkles. The blue light targets the acne-causing bacteria, actively killing them and stopping the acne cycle. These are the two most common colors used but other colors like yellow are used to reduce redness and green is used to reduce pigmentation. 

There are several benefits of LED in treatments:

  • Increased collagen production

 Collagen is known to be the most abundant protein in our body. Collagen improves the skin’s health; it replaces what is naturally lost with aging. It helps to smooth out wrinkles and increases the elasticity of the skin which makes it look younger.

  • Treats acne effectively

The LED blue can actively kill the acne-causing bacteria and arrest the acne cycle preventing it from appearing again. It also gets rid of oily greasy skin.

  • Promotes cell regeneration

Your skin is exposed to a lot of elements in the environment that cause skin damage. We can’t escape these elements but we can aid in the process of healing. LED masks promote the regeneration of cells that replace this damaged skin.

  • Beautiful radiant skin

It minimizes inflammation and provides relief for several inflammatory diseases like eczema, psoriasis, etc. 

Although they don’t replace your regular skin-care routine, LED light masks and devices work best when utilized to encourage collagen formation and eliminate the germs that cause acne outbreaks. To ensure your safety while treating your skin, follow the instructions and take the required safety precautions before using them, such as wearing eye protection.

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Things to know before signing up for laser treatments

Before signing up for laser hair reduction

We all know about the pain of getting waxing done every month. Smooth, soft, and hairless skin is something that everybody likes. But going to the salon every month to endure pain only to enjoy a few days’ worth of hairless skin (let us be honest hair starts to grow back on the third day after waxing) can be a pain. That is why human beings found a way to get rid of hair once and for all Laser hair reduction.

In laser hair reduction, the laser targets the pigment in the hair bulb which heats up and destroys the follicle from which the hair grows, therefore, arresting the growth of the hair follicle. But the thing is that this is not a one-time process since every hair follicle is at a different stage of the growth cycle. You might need about 6-8 sessions to get the results you want. So do not expect instant results. It is also important to use sunscreen after your sessions.

Before getting a laser facial

Laser facials use a patented device that exfoliates, cleanses, and hydrates the skin. In addition, laser facials also treat problems like acne, acne scars, pigmentation, enlarged pores, melasma, fine lines, and wrinkles. It also uses chemical peels to lighten and brighten the skin. Some key benefits of laser facials are that it works on all skin types, outcomes are always consistent and immediate, and finally, no downtime is needed.

But you do need to take some due care before and after the facials like ceasing the use of retinoids, avoiding exposure to sunlight, and stopping acne medications at least two weeks before the treatment. It is essential to use sunscreen after the facial to protect the skin from harmful sun rays.

 Before chemical peel treatment

Chemical peels remove the topmost layer of the skin that contains dead skin cells to reveal the healthy layer of skin underneath. There are three types of peel light, medium, and deep. They bring out healthy skin underneath the dead skin.

Before getting a chemical peel treatment, stop using topical retinol (tretinoin or retin-A) at least two weeks before the treatment. It is vital to inform your specialist about any medications you are taking. Some of the common temporary side effects include redness, irritation, dryness, stinging, burning, and slight swelling. It is necessary to apply sunscreen religiously after the treatment. It protects the skin from the harmful rays of the sun.

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Reasons why you need a hydra facial

Hydrafacial is quickly becoming one of the most popular treatments that are being sought out simply due to its non-invasive procedure. Despite being a non-invasive procedure, hydrafacial gives you incredible results, which is why it is the most sought facial in Bollywood. It is simple but sophisticated because it combines cleansing, exfoliation, and hydration all in one facial. It removes dead skin cells and moisturizes the skin using different hydrating serums. The facial is fast and efficient and gives you instant results.

  1. It is effective on all skin types

It does not matter if your skin is oily, prone to acne, consists of acne marks, is sensitive, dry, or a combination of oily and dry. This facial is for everyone. It’s gentle and non-invasive. Just avoid a hydrafacial in case you are sunburnt, you have rashes, rosacea, or you are pregnant. 

2. It can improve a range of conditions like:

Face problems set. Acne and dark circles, oily and dry skin.
  • Acne
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduce the appearance of dark spots
  • Get rid of sun damage
  • Reduce enlarged pores
  • Clear clogged pores
  • Boosts the production of collagen and elastin

3. No sensitivity or pain

Hydrafacials do work like microdermabrasion but are not as intense as other facials. It is painless and does not irritate the skin. You are left with smooth, hydrated, and plump skin. The anti-oxidant serums provide anti-aging benefits and reduce fine lines and wrinkles only to give you smoother, younger-looking skin. 

4. No downtime is required

After getting the facial, you don’t need any downtime because there won’t be any side effects like redness or swelling. There is an immediately noticeable improvement in the texture of the skin.        

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Is Skin Pigmentation Curable?

is skin pigmentation curable

Hyperpigmentation is the reason.

Hyperpigmentation causes your skin to darken. It refers to the patches of skin that become darker than the surrounding areas of skin. It occurs when the skin produces excess melanin (the pigment that gives skin its color).

Burns, bruises, acne, rashes, or sun exposure to the skin can cause it to produce more melanin and lead to dark spots. Hyperpigmentation can appear as brown, black, grey, red, or pink spots or patches, these spots are called age spots, sun spots, or liver spots. Genetic reasons, hormone changes, thyroid disorders, etc can also be the reason for hyperpigmentation.

How to get rid of hyperpigmentation?

There are a few options that work to neutralize excess melanin production and get rid of hyperpigmentation. All types of dark spots on your skin can be lightened back to your natural skin tone.

To even out your skin you can use skin care products. Make sure to choose the right products that contain ingredients like Retinol, Vitamin C, and Asafoetida which boost the growth of skin cells, block melanin production and inhibit the production of dark spots.

If over-the-counter creams are not helping your skin with hyperpigmentation removal, then you should give a try to technological skin care treatments.

Treatment to cure hyperpigmentation or dark spots

Technological skin care such as Quick Fix Radiance and Glycolic peel helps in reducing dark spots and hyperpigmentation.

Quick-Fix Radiance Facial is inspired by global celebrity-grade facials. This facial uses a broad spectrum of light that penetrates the deepest layers of the skin. It uses intense light pulses to renew your skin cells. It stimulates collagen and maintains the protein quotient of the skin. Get your laser facial done by Avataar skincare technologies in the comfort of your home.

Are there any patches on your skin lighter than the skin color?

Hypopigmentation is the reason.

Hypopigmentation occurs due to low amounts of melanin in the skin which causes lighter color patches on the skin than the surrounding skin. Causes of hypopigmentation can be genetic or health conditions. The cure for hypopigmentation depends on the cause such as:

  • Vitiligo – Vitiligo spreads on the skin over a period of time
  • Albinism – Albinism is caused due to genetic factors and can’t be cured over a person’s lifetime
  • Pityriasis alba – Pityriasis alba usually resolves after a period of time
  • Pityriasis Versicolor – Pityriasis Versicolor often can be cured with antifungal treatment.