HydraFacial & Dr. Gill

One of the most valuable numbers you can have for a doctor is a dermatologist. Our skin is our largest organ so knowing a doctor that specializes in the health of your skin, hair and nails is so important! Several years ago I met Dr. Anita Arora Gill to treat acne issues that I was experiencing. Not only did her warm smile and kind demeanor impress me but her expertise and knowledge of how to treat and improve my skin was even more impressive. Since then my son and daughter have both seen her and as a mother herself, she made my children feel at ease. Huge points!!

I also appreciate how Gill Dermatology offers different aesthetic procedures as well as medical. Each month I try to schedule a medical grade facial, and my favorite is a HydraFacial. A HydraFacial is a four step process that includes exfoliation and hydration at the same time. Afterwards, my skin is glowing, texture is smoother and pore size is diminished. Read on to learn about my HydraFacial experience here at Dr. Gill’s Dermatology!

Meet Jessica! She is Dr. Gill's aesthetician who performed the HydraFacial. I loved how she explained each of the steps and their benefits.

Step 1 is to DEEP CLEANSE AND EXFOLIATE. All the dead skin is removed on the surface while the solution is cleansing your skin at the same time. Leaving a clean surface to work with.

Step 2 is the GLY/SAL CHEMICAL PEEL. (I love this part!) This step is customized depending on your skin type. On me Jessica used a 7.5% solution which is basically a very light chemical peel and is just going to give me a little boost in the exfoliation process. It also preps the pores for the extraction part which is the next step. Since all the dead skin was removed off of the surface with the first step, it is rare to see any peeling with this level peel. The also offer a 30% peel which is great for acne patients! Peeling may be experienced with this level.

Step 3 is EXTRACTIONS. With this step a higher vortex vacuum is gone over the t-zone and problem areas where clogged pores and blackheads are more prone to be. This step will actually pull out blackheads and clogged pores that are ready to come up to surface! Yes!!!

Step 4 is HYDRATION. The solution used in this step if full of antioxidants which is going to help brighten the skin and calm down inflammation. The hyaluronic acid helps plump and hydrate the skin which leaves you glowing for days!! And Jessica shared a very interesting fact:  Hyaluronic acid aids in prolonging fillers since those are made of hyaluronic acid also. Who knew?

Every tip used during the facial is pre wrapped and thrown out after every patient.

Every tip used during the facial is pre wrapped and thrown out after every patient.

At only 45 minutes, this facial is perfect for on the go moms. I hopped onto the chair and was leaned back for the facial. In and out - glowing skin in less than an hour!

Raise your hand if you ever get frustrated calling to make an appointment with a specialist and the first available appointment is weeks or even a month away? At Gill Dermatology they believe in seeing you sooner than later and you should have a choice in the specialist you see without worrying about out-of-network and high deductibles. Therefore this practice is self-pay to focus on quality and service. You will find their rates are competitive with insurance rates and insurance is accepted for labs and prescriptions. If you are in the area, I encourage you to meet with Dr. Gill you, will love her as much as I do!

Dr. Gill’s husband is a plastic surgeon and they have recently combined both their practices in one convenient location. It is like a mommy makeover one stop shop! Cheers!

Gill Dermatology is located in The Woodlands, TX. 9200 Pinecroft Dr., Suite 465. Call the office at 936-760-3373 or 832-791-5879 to make an appointment!  Be sure to check out her website here and let them know Fashion Rowe sent you!

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Gill Dermatology , all opinions are my own.

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