Regular facial treatments, performed professionally in a medical spa or a dermatology office, aim to deeply cleanse the skin, brighten its tone and improve its texture. The HydraFacial treatments, however, can bring even more to the table due to their microdermabrasion-like exfoliation technique. Acne, blackheads, rosacea, skin aging - the HydraFacial treatment can address various skin conditions and treat them accordingly.
How Does the HydraFacial Treatment work?
The HydraFacial is a three-step process that mainly involves cleansing, exfoliating, and hydrating the skin. With the help of a vortex-like wand, your dermatologist or aesthetician manages to extract dirt and oil from your pores. The next step involves a vacuum-like attachment on the wand that removes debris from the skin. The last part of the treatment pairs exfoliation with hydrating serums with antioxidants - a pen-like attachment on the wand is used for their application.
The mechanized wand is an integral part of the procedure as it helps clear out the pores in-depth. After such an intensive facial cleansing, the skin is usually pretty dry, so moisturizing is essential to achieve optimal results.
What are the Benefits of the Treatment?
Dead skin cells are the main contributor to unhealthy-looking skin. They cause acne, blackheads, and other types of inflammatory skin conditions that change the texture and tone of your epidermis. Due to the deep exfoliation that removes pore-clogging skin cells, the HydraFacial treatment can help treat acne and acne scars, as well as those irritating blackheads.
Generally, this cleansing treatment helps improve the skin's overall appearance, regardless of age. Mature skin exhibiting signs of aging like dullness, dryness, fine lines, or hyperpigmentation can also benefit from the HydraFacial. Moreover, aging skin requires a lot of moisturizing delivered by face serums, and the treatment facilitates the penetration of cosmetic products.
The most common result that the procedure achieves is smoother and radiant skin, which is visible almost immediately.
Is the Procedure Safe?
Yes, the HydraFacial is a widespread and safe procedure. No adverse side effects are found, but you may feel slight pressure from the mechanical wand during the treatment. However, always have a proper consultation before undergoing any cosmetic procedure. Tell your doctor about any allergies or other sensitivities that may affect your skin. You should also take pregnancy into consideration before doing the procedure. In case of an active skin rash, avoid the HydraFacial altogether.
Is There Any Downtime?
Unlike other cosmetic treatments such as chemical peels, the HydraFacial is a gentle, non-invasive method to exfoliate your skin with no expected signs of redness or inflammation. That's why no downtime is required, and the patient is free to resume their daily activities right away.
Naturally, after undergoing an intensive facial cleansing, other exfoliating treatments are not recommended for the next several days.
How Often Should I Get a HydraFacial?
Depending on your skin type, you can get a HydraFacial treatment every 2 to 4 weeks. Ask your dermatologist what’s best for your condition and ultimate skin goals.