HydraFacial is an invigorating treatment that can be given in as little as 30 minutes. It delivers long-term skin health and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of all skin types. It offers instant, noticeable results with no downtime or irritation. The HydraFacial treatment removes dead skin cells and extracts impurities while simultaneously bathing the new skin with cleansing, hydrating and moisturizing serums. The treatment is soothing, refreshing, non-irritating and immediately effective.
The face is the most common treatment area, as that is typically where clogged pores, wrinkles, and other skin issues are most common. However, the neck and décolletage areas can also be treated if there are signs of aging, discoloration, or other issues.
How It Works
The HydraFacial system is a non-invasive skin treatment that works by cleansing, hydrating and exfoliating the skin, removing impurities, and nourishing the skin. A specialized tool starts by cleansing and exfoliating the skin, removing dead skin cells and oils. During the second stage of the treatment, salicylic and glycolic acid are delivered to the skin to loosen dirt and oils in the pores and help prevent acne flare-ups. Then, the debris that has been loosened is gently suctioned out, including blackheads and other skin impurities. Finally, a solution containing peptides and hyaluronic acid is delivered to the skin for a rejuvenated, glowing complexion. Additionally, patients may elect to choose one of four “boosts” designed to help address specific skin issues. These boost options include the following:
- BrightAlive—brightens skin and helps resolve discoloration
- Growth Factor—helps soften fine lines and wrinkles
- Dermabuilder—fights signs of aging and delivers powerful peptides
- Britenol—minimizes dark spots and evens complexion
Who Is It For?
One of the biggest advantages of the HydraFacial is that it can benefit nearly any skin type. The multi-step treatment is gentle yet effective. It can be used on a regular basis to promote optimal skin health. HydraFacial treatments are great for people with sun damage, acne, fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, brown spots, and poor elasticity, tone, and texture. It’s also a great option for people with sensitive skin or acne, as the solutions are non-irritating and can help keep sensitive skin nourished and protected. Patients love that the treatment is easy, convenient, and requires no downtime.
Nearly anyone who wants to experience hydrated, healthier skin is a good candidate for HydraFacials. Any skin type can benefit from HydraFacial, and the specialized boosts that can be added are tailored to specific concerns. Candidates for HydraFacial should understand both the benefits and the limitations of the treatment and discuss their options with a qualified professional prior to making a decision. Patients will need to follow all pre- and post-treatment instructions, which might include ceasing the use of all Retin-A (Tretinoin) or Alpha-Hydroxy acids a few days prior to each treatment.
What to Expect
Though the HydraFacial is a non-invasive procedure, you will need to discuss your goals with a dermatologist or technician to ensure that the treatment is a good fit for your skincare needs. During this consultation, you and your provider will discuss your skin’s unique challenges and come up with a treatment plan that best suits your needs. This is an ideal opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the HydraFacial treatment.
The HydraFacial treatment takes place in a comfortable office setting, and no anesthesia is needed during the procedure. The proprietary handpiece uses several different tips to exfoliate and cleanse the skin first, gently massaging away dead skin, oil and debris while hydrating the skin. After this, another tip is used to extract oil and dirt from deep within the pores, and antioxidant-rich serums are delivered to the skin, resulting in immediate brightening of the skin. Patients will feel a cool sensation during the treatment but should not expect to feel any pain. Following the treatment, patients should see positive changes in the skin almost immediately.
One of the biggest benefits of the HydraFacial is how gentle it is. Following treatment, there should be little to no discomfort and absolutely no downtime. Patients can get back to their normal activities almost at once while enjoying the beautiful glow the treatment provides.
Though patients should see improvement immediately after a HydraFacial treatment, the skin will benefit most from an ongoing regimen of treatments. Patients who have HydraFacial treatments about once a month will notice ongoing benefits, such as clearer, brighter skin, and they may even see their overall skin health improve. Patients can expect to notice brighter, clearer skin for at least a week after each treatment. Getting regular treatments can help prolong the results and produce healthier skin overall.