Every day, we are bombarded with a deluge of skincare products, each promising the glowing, youthful skin we all crave. But amidst the dizzying array of creams, serums, and tonics, two ingredients consistently stand out: AHA and BHA. Understanding these two powerhouses can revolutionize your skincare routine and help reveal the naturally radiant skin you’ve always dreamed of. Let’s explore the world of AHA vs BHA with Renova Aesthetics.

What are AHA and BHA?

Before we delve into the battle of AHA vs BHA, let’s understand what these acronyms stand for. AHA, or Alpha Hydroxy Acids, and BHA, Beta Hydroxy Acids, are organic acids hailed for their profound benefits on our skin. They act as exfoliants, peeling away layers of dead skin to reveal the fresh, vibrant skin underneath.

AHA: For a Radiant, Smooth Finish

AHA, or Alpha Hydroxy Acids, are water-soluble acids extracted from sugary fruits. They’re particularly excellent at sloughing off dead skin cells from the skin’s surface. AHAs are renowned for their anti-aging properties and their potential to brighten and even out skin tone.

BHA: For Deep, Clean Pores

BHA, or Beta Hydroxy Acids, are oil-soluble. This unique property allows them to penetrate deeper into the skin, making them ideal for combating acne and reducing redness and inflammation.

AHA vs BHA: The Key Differences

Now that we understand what AHA and BHA are, let’s compare their effects. While both have exfoliating properties, they excel in different areas.

Skin Type Suitability
AHA’s are usually better for dry and sun-damaged skin, as they can help improve moisture content. BHA’s, however, are perfect for oily, acne-prone skin and those with sensitivities or redness.

Depth of Action
While AHA’s work primarily on the skin’s surface to brighten and even out skin tone, BHA’s penetrate deeper to unclog pores and combat deeper skin issues like acne and rosacea.

Renova Aesthetics: Harnessing the Power of AHA and BHA

At Renova Aesthetics, we understand the potential of both AHA and BHA. We utilize these remarkable ingredients in our innovative skin treatments, customized to match your unique skin type and concerns.

Our expert aestheticians work closely with you, crafting a personalized skincare regime incorporating the right balance of AHA and BHA. Whether it’s restoring hydration, fighting acne, or smoothing out wrinkles, Renova Aesthetics has the expertise to enhance your skin’s natural beauty.

The world of skincare might seem overwhelming, but understanding AHA vs BHA is a great start. Remember, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach in skincare, and the best routine depends on your individual skin type and concerns. The key is in understanding your skin and providing it with what it needs

Your Questions About Facials, Answered

Your Questions About Facials, Answered

Renova’s facials are unique because of our customization. Each aesthetician will customize the facial to the needs of the guest. We offer a 60- and 90-minute facial that consists of your traditional facial components: cleansing, toning, extractions, exfoliation, massage (face/neck/décolleté/shoulders) and

  • Cleansing: for the removal of impurities trapped in the pores. A customized cleanser is massaged over the face, neck & décolleté then removed with a warm towel and/or damp sponges.
  • Toning: To add hydration or additional detoxification to the pores. Depending on the formula of the toner will depend on how it may be used; applied to the skin with a cotton pad or misted on from an atomizer bottle.
  • Extractions: the removal of impurities from the pores. Extracting a milia (whitehead) or a comedone (blackhead) from a pore to clear any bacteria causing the eruption.
  • Massage: A customized massage over the décolleté, shoulders, neck and face for 12-15 mins. Boosting relaxation and stress relief.

Masque: a masque is layered onto the décolleté, neck & face for a suggested amount of time, depending on the type of masque and the guests skin type. Masque’s are beneficial in a facial as well as at home. They can add extra hydration into the skin, calm redness/irritation or draw excess oils out of clogged pores.

Our 90 minute Renova facial will have an added dermaplane or microdermabrasion into the treatment.

Why dermaplane?

Dermaplane uses a rounded blade to glide over the skin for the removal of vellus hair ,also known as peach fuzz. Along with giving the skin an exfoliation of dead surface cells. Leaving the skin glowing!

Why microdermabrasion?

Microdermabrasion uses a light suction/vaccum with a diamond tipped wand to remove dead surface cells. Leaving a softer texture to the skin and a brighter glow.

A guest may also choose to add additional massage on to their facial if they want a foot to knee massage or would like to incorporate massage into their HydraFacial.

HydraFacial is another type of facial we offer for dehydrated skin using hyaluronic acid and customized boosters to brighten and rehydrate the skin. The HydraFacial treatment also includes a dermaplane or microdermabrasion.

If you are not sure which treatment is best for you, any of these facials are for all skin types, however you should schedule a complimentary VISIA Skin Analysis prior to or with your facial. The VISIA camera allows us to see any signs of aging that you can not see to the naked eye and helps best determine which treatment you may need to start with.

Your Questions about Facials Answered!

Your Questions about Facials Answered!

Renova Aesthetics Spa offers a variety of different facials to meet your skin care needs. But first, let’s answer some of the most common questions about facials.

What is a facial? 

A facial in its simplest terms is a multi-step treatment performed by a licensed esthetician to cleanse, exfoliate, extract, and hydrate the skin. To begin the appointment, one of our team members will provide a thorough skin examination to determine the best treatment for your skin, as well as any products we would recommend to you based on your skin type and concerns. The same high quality medical-grade skin care products that we use during facials (such as Epionce, PCA Skin, Revision Skincare and ZO) are available for purchase to continue your individualized treatment at home. 

Why do I need a facial?

Every day, our skin is exposed to harmful UV rays, toxins, and pollution which wreaks havoc on our natural skin barrier, leading to a variety of skin conditions. It is important to receive regular facial treatments every 4 to 6 weeks to help improve damage, skin tone, and texture.

What facials are available at Renova?

  • Renova 60- and 90-Minute Facials – Relaxing facials that include steam, double cleansing, toning, exfoliation, mask, massage, serums, moisturizer, and SPF. The massage techniques help stimulate blood flow and lymphatic drainage
  • Clarifying Teen Facial – Targets problematic skin by focusing on cleaning out pores and reducing surface oil through exfoliation, extractions, and a light peel
  • Dermaplane – Exfoliating procedure using a sterile blade at a 45 degree angle to remove dead skin cells, debris, and vellus hair (also known as “peach fuzz”) on your face, resulting in an immediate smoother texture
  • Microdermabrasion– Renew skin tone and texture with this procedure that uses a tip with natural diamond chips to over your skin and remove dirt, debris, and dead skin cells while suctioning away the dead skin
  • Hydrafacial – An innovative resurfacing treatment that combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, and antioxidant hydration all in one device. A Hydrafacial removes dead skin cells, unclogs the pores, and infuses your skin with serums to hydrate and treat skin concerns

There are many benefits that each of these facials provide for your skin. In addition to being  non-invasive, rejuvenating, and purifying, we offer a variety of facials to choose from that target your specific skin care needs, such as hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, acne, scarring, skin tone, texture, and enlarged pores. Enjoy all of our amenities as you wait, including a relaxing ambiance, dim lighting, soothing music, refreshing drinks, and comfortable spa chairs for your comfort.

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