At The Spa at Naps, Dr. Amy Alderman and her team of skin experts offer a wide variety of non-invasive spa treatments to help treat a myriad of skin concerns. Procedures such as microneedling and laser facials essentially inflict intentional—albeit superficial—damage to the skin in order to trigger your body’s natural healing abilities. With microneedling, the skin is intentionally injured at a superficial depth, which causes the body to start producing more collagen. This influx of essential protein smooths the skin while also reducing wrinkles. With laser skin resurfacing, non-ablative and ablative wavelengths are applied to the same microscopic treatment area removing aged tissue and causing thermal injury and tissue coagulation.


While both of these facial treatments are incredibly effective, they aren’t for all skin types. If you have sensitive skin, do not be discouraged. One of the most popular skincare treatments offered at The Spa at NAPS is tailored to sensitive skin: the HydraFacial.

What Defines Sensitive Skin?

If you are part of the sensitive skin community, you probably notice that soaps, detergents, fragrances, perfumes, and harsh skin care products cause your skin to react whether it be dryness, reddening, or itchiness. When applying a new skin care product or exposing your skin to a harsh chemical, you may notice red rashes, red bumps, or dilated blood vessels start to form. Indicators of sensitive skin also include dryness, rashes, and stubborn breakouts that last for weeks or months.

The HydraFacial for Sensitive Skin Types

The HydraFacial consists of four parts:

Cleansing—The first part of the HydraFacial is the cleansing stage. Your aesthetician will gently wash your face and then apply products that are formulated to prepare your skin for exfoliation.


Exfoliation—The second part of the HydraFacial involves removing dead skin cells and other debris from the surface of the skin. Using a specialized spiral tool, your skin will be gently exfoliated, leaving it smooth and ready for the next part. This spiral tool is customizable, meaning we can tailor it to the intensity that is best for your sensitive skin.


To further exfoliate the skin, an acid peel will be applied. Unlike many stronger peels, your aesthetician will apply a mix of chemicals to create a gentle mini chemical peel that makes dead skin cells easier to remove. If you are concerned about how your skin may react to the chemical peel, speak with your aesthetician, so they can dilute the acid or skip this step all together.


Extraction—Extractions are arguably the most fun part of the HydraFacial experience. I think we all enjoy removing imperfections from our skin. With the HydraFacial, we avoid damaging your skin by using a special vortex vacuum tool that suctions out the imperfection, which is a far less invasive method than physically extracting imperfections with manual tools.
Hydration—If your skin is a little the drier side, then this might be your favorite part of the HydraFacial experience. Using the same vortex tool, but with a different size tip, your aesthetician will infuse your skin with a concoction of hydrating serums, antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and other skincare products that are packed full of skin-loving ingredients. We can tailor your cocktail of serums with products that you know your skin handles well. If there is anything that you know causes your skin to react negatively, we simply won’t use it.

How a HydraFacial Can Help You!

If you’ve been feeling unhappy with your skin lately but you’re afraid to try something new in fear your sensitive skin will react negatively, a HydraFacial can be a tremendously beneficial option. HydraFacial will help your skill look and feel healthier, refreshed, and rejuvenated after just one treatment.


HydraFacial offers the following benefits:


  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Increases skin firmness and elasticity
  • Improves overall tone and texture
  • Minimizes the appearance of large pores
  • Helps control breakouts by cleansing the pores and reducing oil production

Stress Less About Your Skin with a HydraFacial in Northern Atlanta

To learn more about the HydraFacial and any other skin treatment tailored to sensitive skin, or if you’d like to book a consultation with board-certified anesthesiologist Dr. Aida Joiner or highly trained plastic surgeon Dr. Amy Alderman to discuss your options, call our office at (470) 381-3610 or contact us through our convenient website portal today!