HOP approved tools & devices

while skincare will always be our first love and top priority, our skin simply wouldn’t be where it is today without the help of beauty devices to up the ante. we feel you need more than topical products to truly address & correct, which is why we’re in full support of taking advantage of technology and all the innovative ways you can elevate your skincare game

whether you’re looking to lift, brighten or heal, we’ve rounded up our top beauty devices to treat & preserve

 

LED LIGHT THERAPY

from serial killer-looking masks, to handhelds and professional panels, it’s become the insta-worthy skin treatment for everything from acne to fine lines. sounds like voodoo magic, sure, but there are plenty of studies to back up the benefits it promises. LED stands for: light emitting diode. it’s a non-invasive, relaxing treatment that emits different colors of light energy to fast-track the skin’s natural healing process, stimulate collagen and fight acne-causing bacteria. it’s pain-free, safe for all skin types and there’s no downtime. it’s also a a great add-on post laser/microneedling because of its ability to calm inflammation and speed up healing time

for best results: while every facial at HOP includes professional strength LED light therapy, consistency is the key. we recommend using an at-home LED mask 3-5x/wk for 10-20 minutes

fun fact: LED lights were made famous by NASA to speed up healing time for astronauts in space. the navy seals program found the return-to-service rate was 41% faster when using LED for muscle regeneration and healing of wounds

 

MICROCURRENT

if you’re looking to contour your face sans-makeup, this is for you. one of the best things about microcurrent- instant results. in fact, it’s even been dubbed the ‘non-invasive facelift.’ you can expect visibly plumper and lifted skin as well as improved jawline definition and more prominent cheekbones after a single treatment. think of it as a workout for your face. as you age, the muscles on your face start going south, so in order to keep it fit, we use microcurrent to stimulate the facial muscles starting low then increasing gradually until you have the firmness you would like

for best results: while at-home microcurrent tools work, they’re not as strong as professional. we recommend getting a professional microcurrent treatment done during your monthly facial and using at-home tools for maintenance between visits

fun fact: if you’re still not convinced, microcurrent has been FDA approved since the 1980s as a muscle stimulator to treat bell’s palsy and muscle paralysis. however, after noticing a drastic improvement in patients with sagging facial muscles, it was then adopted as an anti-aging tool

 

COOLING GLOBES

we’re constantly fighting redness. whether it’s Brittany’s rosacea or Rylie’s red nose, we’re always looking for ways to reduce inflammation. this is where ice therapy comes in. practiced by korean women for centuries, icing the skin is a vital step in achieving a perfect, glass-like complexion. at HOP, we use stainless steel cooling globes to not only minimize inflammation but also reduce puffiness by promoting lymphatic drainage and kick-starting circulation. it feels incredibly soothing and the benefits are immediate

for best results: we recommend keeping at-home globes in the refrigerator or sticking them in a bowl of ice for 10 minutes. be sure to applying your favorite serum, sheet mask or moisturizer before using

fun fact: these globes are dual-purpose and can also serve as wine chilling wands (shoutout to our lovely esthetician, Natalie)

 

HIGH FREQUENCY

if you are someone who suffers from acne, this is a big one for you. high frequency comes in the form of a wand that looks like a vibrator from the 80s. picture a glass stick with a bubble on the end. when applied to the surface of the skin, it emits a mild electric current that generates oxygen to kill acne-causing bacteria. we’ve seen first-hand how quickly it speeds up healing time and reduces inflammation associated with cystic acne. it also increases circulation and cell renewal that supports increased levels of collagen and elastin

for best results: while high frequency is included in every facial at HOP, we do not recommend this treatment for those with rosacea or extra sensitive skin. if you choose to do high frequency at-home, make sure to use with caution. we recommend applying a small piece of gauze over the blemish then moving the wand in circular motions for no more than a few minutes

fun fact: you can “zap” the acne by tapping the tip of the wand on the legion a few times and then move in a circular motion again

 

 

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