What is a HydraFacial?

| by Kim Stevens, under Skincare and Beauty
If you’re like many people, you’re probably looking for a way to improve the appearance of your skin without any drastic procedures or surgeries. Luckily, a HydraFacial offers just such an opportunity. Many people with aging skin are having this no-downtime procedure to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, tighten drooping areas, and create a soft, smooth texture in just minutes. Learn more about the HydraFacial and found out if you’re a candidate for this revolutionary technique.
 

How the HydraFacial Works

Simply put, a HydraFacial is an advanced facial procedure that uses a handheld device to gently “suck the gunk” out of your pores and apply hydrating solutions to your skin in a specific order to maximize results.
 
The process can take from 25 minutes to 80 minutes, depending on the options you choose.
 
When the device is in use, it is able to simultaneously loosen and remove dead skin cells while also applying hydrating substances to the skin, creating an immediately restorative effect.
 
In total, the HydraFacial is split up into four steps:
  • cleansing,
  • exfoliation,
  • extraction,
  • serum application.
 
Each stage of the process involves the use of a different HydroPeel tip, which is the part of the HydraFacial device that touches your skin.
 

Cleansing

During the cleansing stage, your esthetician will gently wash your face and then apply lactic acid and glucosamine HCI to condition and soften your skin for deeper exfoliation.
 

Exfoliation

After the skin has been softened, your skin will then be gently treated with glycolic acid and salicylic acid. These chemicals create a mini peel that prepares your dead skin cells for removal.
 

Extraction

With a new tip in place, your esthetician will then use the HydraFacial to remove sebum (face oils) through your pores. This process also helps get rid of blackheads caused by excess sebum production. To keep your skin from getting angry here, spiraea ulmaria flower extract and honey extract will rehydrate and soothe any irritation.
 

Serum Application

Now that your dead skin cells and excess sebum have been removed, it’s time to hydrate and stimulate growth in your skin. The serum stage involves applying antioxidants like green tea and horse chestnut seed, hyaluronic acid, and certain peptides to help with rehydration. You’ll also receive a blend called Antiox that contains red algae and arnica flower to reduce any irritation.
 

What Can a HydraFacial Treat?

The great news is that a HydraFacial can tackle nearly any blemishes or imperfections on your face. It can help:
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles,
  • Increase firmness and elasticity,
  • Eliminate brown spots,
  • Smooth skin texture,
  • Decrease size of enlarged pores,
  • Lower oil production.
 
After treatment with HydraFacial, your skin will both look and feel younger, helping you reverse the signs of aging and improve your appearance.
 
If you have specific concerns when getting your HydraFacial, you can even customize the treatment to your liking. Choose from one of the following four add-on serums to boost the results of your procedure:
  • Brightalive Booster Serum to brighten skin tone and reduce distracting discoloration,
  • Growth Factor Boost to invigorate the skin and help cover up fine lines and wrinkles,
  • Dermabuilder Boost to even the texture and tone of the skin,
  • Britenol Boost to target sun damage and dark spots on the face.
 

Benefits of a HydraFacial

By now, you can see just how potent HydraFacials can be. But what elevates them over other proven age-reducing treatments, such as a facelift or dermal fillers? Some reasons you might want to choose a HydraFacial include:
  • Fast treatment – With a total treatment time of fewer than 30 minutes for the standard procedure, you can be in and out of the office on your lunch break,
  • No downtime – Forget about taking your coveted vacation days just so you can look better. You’ll be back to your normal schedule as soon as you’re out the door,
  • No side effects – Other procedures can produce soreness, redness, and swelling, but not the HydraFacial,
  • Results are consistent – You don’t have to worry about results not ending up like you want, as the HydraFacial doesn’t cause unpredictable scarring or chronic inflammation.
 

Who Should Get a HydraFacial?

The HydraFacial technique is extremely mild, meaning it’s a great choice for anyone unhappy with the appearance of their skin. Even patients who have preexisting skin conditions, such as acne or eczema, can safely have a HydraFacial to eliminate symptoms and help themselves look as good as they feel.
 
In particular, HydraFacials are great for men and women in their 20s and later. After this period, the skin starts producing 1% less collagen each year, meaning skin will continue to show the signs of aging without any treatment.
 

Improve the Appearance of Your Skin With a HydraFacial

 
As you can see, HydraFacials are a revolutionary treatment poised to forever change the standards of skincare. No longer are you changed to the sagging skin and troublesome wrinkles associated with aging. Try a HydraFacial today to turn back the hands of time and revitalize your appearance.
 
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