Guinot Hydradermie Lift Facial – Does it really work?
As everyone may have noticed, I have been on a mission lately to take some time out for myself and I have been experimenting with the latest beauty treatments.
After having two children in close succession, I naturally let my appearance slip for a while, but now I’m on a mission to get back to being me and taking care of myself.
I recently tried Botox which is obviously slightly more invasive than regular beauty treatments. For anyone considering Botox, check out my recent blog post to find out all about the treatment including some before and after shots.
The Guinot Hydradermie Lift Facial is a non-invasive treatment that is said to have amazing results, so this facial has most definitely been on my hit list.
The Aim of the Treatment
With age, we tend to use our muscles less frequently, causing the skin to lose its tone and contours to slacken.
The Hydradermie Lift is a 55 minute mechanical facial that lifts the facial features & recontours the shape of the face by stimulating the facial muscles.
It uses a machine which incorporates mild galvanic and high frequency electrotherapy rollers that are used over the face.
The overall claims of the treatment are that it will:
- Minimise fine lines and wrinkles
- Increase radiance
- Lift and rejuvenate the skin
In just under an hour, your face supposedly appears younger and visibly lifted. So, the question on everyone’s lips….Does it work?
I arrive at the Guinot Salon in Earlsfield and am introduced to my therapist Tahira.
Tahira is super friendly, chatty and immediately puts me at ease. I have an initial consultation where I discuss my skin concerns with her. The great thing about Guinot is that even though I am having a specific facial, they can still tailor products before and after the electrode is used to suit individual skincare requirements.
My skin is cleansed, toned and exfoliated using spa specific products to target my particular areas of concern but products that will break down the skin’s natural resistance to electricity. Then the machine comes into action using the drainage setting to aide in the removal of toxins from the muscle to brighten the skin. The draining is an unusual sensation, but nothing painful at all.
Next I have special gel applied to my face and the electrotherapy begins.
The rollers stimulate the skin by plumping up the small muscles of the face that flatten with age, leaving your skin looking younger. The sensation is quite odd, it feels like a slight tugging, but something that you can’t control. You can feel your muscles pulling in different directions, but it isn’t painful. It honestly feels as though my skin and facial muscles have had a good workout!
The only thing I personally found was that it left a slightly metallic taste in my mouth whenever the rollers went near my mouth. It made my teeth quite sensitive, but I combatted this by putting my tongue over my teeth whenever the rollers went near my mouth. I am told that this feeling is quite normal and that some people report this same sensation, whilst others seem to escape it.
Following the electrotherapy, I am given a lifting massage using lots of spa products. My skin smells amazing! Next a mask is applied then a moisturiser, both using products that have been tailored to my specific skin-type.
I honestly feel like my skin has had a proper clean and it feels tighter. I cannot wait to look in the mirror.
Does it work?
In just under an hour, I can see that my skin is visibly lifted and is glowing. I am incredibly happy with the results. I most definitely look more youthful and I cannot wait to share the results on my social media.
What happens afterwards/what is it supposed to do?
The electrodes reduce tension and improve circulation as well as stimulating drainage and improving muscle tone. It’s a great option for anyone who wants a bit of a lift but doesn’t want to go down the route of surgery or botox!
Like anything in life, I am told that the key to success is maintenance.
It is compared to working out your abdominal muscles in the gym; if you go a few times, you might see a slight improvement, but then everything will lapse back if you suddenly stop. The electrotherapy is actually retraining your muscles on where they are meant to sit so regular visits are encouraged.
If you go for regular treatments, I am told that the results can be permanent (whoops with joy).
Personally my skin was noticeably ‘fresher’ looking for several days afterwards and I received lots of compliments on the tone of my skin.
Can anyone have this treatment?
Yes, within reason and as long as the therapist thinks you can benefit from it.
It is especially helpful for those wanting to look fabulous for a special occasion, anyone who is feeling or looking a little tired and run down from working hard (that will me and every other mum out there!), and anyone who has slackness under the jaw, around the eyes or around the mouth.
What is the maintenance required?
I bought an initial course of 3 treatments consisting of 2 Hydradermie Lift Facials and 1 Hydradermie Signature Youth Facial. I still have one treatment to go. I am told that around 1 treatment per month thereafter will be enough to see lasting results.
What is the cost? Is it worth it?
The all important questions. This specific facial is unique to Guinot so you’d have to find a local salon and check in with them on their pricing.
As you can probably tell from the lengthy post and videos, I am super impressed with this facial and would highly recommend it. It is THE best facial I have ever had and considering I’ve had facials at lots of top beauty salons, that most definitely says something. For anyone feeling tired/run down and in need of a bit of me-time, then it’s definitely money well-spent.
Keep an eye on my page as I often run competitions and only recently gave away a fantastic Guinot Signature Hydradermie Youth Facial to one lucky Earlsfield resident. I’m sure I’ll be running lots more giveaways soon.
If you have any additional questions regarding the treatment, or you’d like me to review your beauty salon/treatment, please get in touch using the contact form on my page or direct message me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Thanks for reading everyone and have a lovely weekend xxxx