The HydraFacial™ represents the latest in luxury skin care treatments that treat and pamper the skin using a non-invasive approach. The therapy is used to resurface and rejuvenate the skin without irritation or downtime.
A HydraFacial™ technology is used to exfoliate dead skin cells while a gentle acid peel removes impurities from the pores. Vortex suctioning removes and cleans the pores while hyaluronic acid and antioxidants are introduced to hydrate and nourish the epidermis and dermis.
You can use a HydraFacial™ treatment to improve your skin’s health and to treat specific skin conditions, such as acne, wrinkles, fine lines, photo damage, hyperpigmentation, melasma, dryness, dullness, enlarged pores, and oiliness. The treatment also improves the skin’s texture and enhances elasticity and firmness.
The results of this facial treatment compare favorably to what you might receive from ablative resurfacing methods, such as laser treatments or microdermabrasion. However, there is one significant difference. You are freed of any downtime, irritation, or discomfort. Therefore, you can schedule a HydraFacial™ and continue with your day’s activities.
A HydraFacial™ deep cleans, exfoliates and extracts environmental impurities, such as whiteheads and blackheads, while moisturizing and re-hydrating the skin. Skin-beautifying serums are used for complete rejuvenation. Besides the face, you can use a HydraFacial™ on other areas of the body, such as the shoulders, décolleté, neck, and back.
Most skin care specialists compare the HydraFacial™ to microdermabrasion. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, microdermabrasion is defined as a method where an instrument is used to gently sand the skin, removing the skin’s thicker outer and uneven layer. However, many HydraFacial™ patients claim that the therapy is better, as the treatment exfoliates and suctions dead skin cells from the skin’s surface while providing hydration and nutrients.
The HydraFacial™ process is basically comprised of 3 steps, with the entire treatment lasting, on average, about 30 to 60 minutes. The first step is the resurfacing step, called “cleanse and peel.” This is where the skin is exfoliated. Exfoliation involves removing the dead and dull skin cells from the skin’s outer layer. Exfoliation brightens the look of the skin by unclogging the pores and increasing the production of collagen. A HydraFacial™ tip is used for this purpose. The instrument produces a liquid vortex over the skin, which gets rid of dead skin and impurities.
The next step of the HydraFacial™ process involves extracting impurities and hydrating the skin. The HydraFacial™ tip is used to clean the pores while delivering moisturization at the same time. The third step, which is the “fuse and protect” phase, finishes up the HydraFacial™ treatment by adding serums or skin boosters. These substances are designed to take care of a patient’s specific skin goals, and therefore may be used for reducing hyperpigmentation, smoothing the look of wrinkles or lines, revitalizing and brightening the look of dull skin, or reducing the appearance of enlarged pores.