What is a HydraFacial?

A HydraFacial is a treatment that uses patented technology (a medical-grade device) to cleanse, extract, and hydrate skin. It clears dead skin cells, loosens pores, and preps them for extraction using a mix of glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and botanical extracts. Then, it uses a unique vacuum-powered extraction method to remove “gunk” from the skin in a virtually painless procedure.

It’s all made possible thanks to a double-helix vortex treatment wand. One chamber of the wand draws dead skin cells and dirt from the skin while the other pumps the skin full of soothing nutrients (hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and growth factors). Basically, your skin is freshly cleared for deeper penetration. It’s essentially a peel, microdermabrasion, and hydrating mask all in one.

More extensive HydraFacial treatments can also include features such as:
• LED light therapy
• Oxygen
• And more targeted add-ons and boosters.

So, why are HydraFacials loved by patients worldwide? There are five well-known benefits that every patient can expect.

No Downtime with a HydraFacial

In just around 45 minutes, a HydraFacial can give you clearer, more radiant skin with little to zero irritation, meaning virtually no downtime.

No special preparation is required, and patients can return to their normal activities (including wearing makeup) immediately after treatment.

HydraFacial Works on Sensitive Skin

The treatment even works for individuals with sensitive skin. And since vacuum-powered extraction is used instead of manual squeezing or lancing of the skin, individuals with sensitive skin can enjoy a deep clean without inflammation.

In addition, a HydraFacial can be dialed-in and customized for an array of skin concerns depending on the patient’s needs. Whether you’re a teenager with acne or an older patient with sun damage and hyperpigmentation, it can work for you. The only individuals who should avoid a HydraFacial are those with active rashes, sunburns, or rosacea.

The HydraFacial Procedure is Virtually Painless

Because liquid is deposited with every swipe of the treatment wand (which is a smooth, plastic-tipped wand), patients will never feel scraping or skin pulling. There’s no needling, pinching, abrasion, or anything else. The process is very gentle without any uncomfortable burning or unpleasant reactions. In fact, many patients find treatment enjoyable and relaxing.

Here are the steps involved in a HydraFacial:

Cleanse and Peel
This is the resurfacing step, when skin is exfoliated.
Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from the outer layer of the skin. It has long been known to have beneficial skin effects, including leaving the skin looking brighter, unclogging pores, and increasing collagen production..
Extract and Hydrate
The tip gets gunk out of pores and delivers topical moisturizers simultaneously.
Fuse and Protect
Your treatment will finish with “boosters,” or serums. These are geared toward your skin goal, which may include reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, dull skin, or enlarged pores. The treatment is entirely customizable through these “boost” serums, which is a major perk for patients.

The Result is Younger-looking, Glowing, Healthier Skin

The treatment works instantly on visible pores and fine lines. Patients will witness enhanced firmness and improved texture and complexion, immediately, and they’ll see all their blackheads vanish without a trace. You can expect to leave your HydraFacial treatment with a brighter complexion and glowing skin.

Overall, a HydraFacial can be used to address a variety of skin care needs, including:
• Fine lines and wrinkles
• Elasticity and firmness
• Even tone and vibrancy
• Skin texture
• Brown spots
• Oily and congested skin
• Enlarged pores.

The HydraFacial produces consistent results that patients can count on time and time again. It’s reliably safe and effective at improving the current condition of your skin. And by providing an infusion of essential vitamins, moisture, and antioxidants to your skin, it helps fight the early signs of aging and protects from environmental pollution and harmful free radicals.

The HydraFacial Treatment is Customizable

The specific formulation of ingredients in your HydraFacial serum can do everything from specifically target dark spots and sun damaged areas to addressing fine lines and skin tone evenness, diminishing wrinkles, and brightening skin tone. Based on your needs, you can ask your skincare professional to calibrate your treatment to your exact issues.

Depending on the exact combination of ingredients your skin care professional chooses, you’ll get the results you want.