A clear, glowing complexion is one of the most attractive features you can have. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for your skin to lose its youthful glow after sun exposure or as part of the natural aging process. And while living a healthy lifestyle does help keep your skin looking its best, it’s not always enough. Sometimes, you need specialized cosmetic treatments, like Hydrafacial, to recapture a youthful glow.
What Is Hydrafacial?
Hydrafacial is a painless, customizable skin treatment with zero downtime, and it leaves your skin looking soft and supple. Similar to microdermabrasion, Hydrafacial takes exfoliation one step further with hydradermabrasion. Hydradermabrasion infuses your skin with serums as it cleanses and removes impurities.
The first step of Hydrafacial is the application of the cleansing serum combined with salicylic and glycolic acid. This helps to break down dead skin cells and prep for exfoliation. Step two involves the use of a small, hand-held vacuum device that gently suctions surface-level impurities out of your skin. The final step is the application of antioxidant-rich serums, which makes your skin glow.
Hydrafacial is the perfect choice for patients with sensitive skin who can’t tolerate traditional microdermabrasion.
What Are The Benefits Of Hydrafacial?
Immediately following a Hydrafacial, your skin is noticeably smoother, softer, and refreshed. It can also soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and decongest your pores while minimizing their appearance at the same time. Hydrafacial can also help with skin discoloration and hyperpigmentation.
What Areas Can Be Treated With Hydrafacial?
Any area can be treated with Hydrafacial. The most common are the face, neck and decollete. However, it can also treat the back and hands.
How Often Should I Get Hydrafacial?
Hydrafacial can be done as often as weekly and this may initially be recommended to address certain skin concerns. However, you can maintain your results with a Hydrafacial every month!
Am I Good Candidate For Hydrafacial?
Ideal candidates for Hydrafacial are patients who want a dewy glow with deep cleansing of their skin. In addition, ideal candidates may want treatment for:
- Dark spots or hyperpigmentation.
- Clogged pores.
- Fine lines and wrinkles.
- Uneven skin texture.
- Dry or oily skin.
Patients with acne flares, active infection, or ongoing rosacea may not be candidates for Hydrafacial.
Do I Need To Stop Certain Products Prior To Hydrafacial?
Yes, any form of Retin-A or Alpha-Hydroxy Acids should be stopped seven nights prior to treatment.
Can Hydrafacial Be Used In Conjunction With Other Treatments?
You can combine Hydrafacial with other aesthetic treatments such as, Fraxel DUAL, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), microneedling, laser genesis and more. Hydrafacial will help better prepare your skin for these treatments as well as enhance and help maintain your results.
Hydrafacial can be done prior to any injectable treatment as a wonderful way to prepare the skin. However, you should wait one week after a Neurotoxin treatment and we recommend 30 days after a Dermal Filler treatment before getting a Hydrafacial.
Is Hydrafacial painful?
No, Hydrafacial is not painful. The only sensation you may feel is the gentle suction as the hand-held device extracts impurities from your skin. However, if you have cystic acne or rosacea, it’s better to wait until it is healed.
How long does the Hydrafacial take?
Hydrafacial treatments take about 30 minutes from start to finish.
Is Hydrafacial good for my skin?
Yes, Hydrafacial combines gentle exfoliation, cleansing, and hydration to remove dead skin cells to reveal a brighter, smoother, and softer complexion.
How long will Hydrafacial results last?
Results from Hydrafacial are immediate and up to one week, longer in some cases. We recommend getting a Hydrafacial every month to maintain results.
How Do I Care For My Skin After Hydrafacial?
Hydrafacial is non-irritating and there is no downtime. You can put your makeup on right after the treatment. A sunscreen with SPF of at least 30 is recommended post treatment as your skin will be sun sensitive. We recommend avoiding strenuous exercise for 24 hours to allow skin to rest.