HydraFacial is the newest advance in non-laser skin resurfacing. The HydraFacial device uses three actions that contribute to the resurfacing of the skin; physical exfoliation from water pressure and a textured tip, chemical exfoliation from acids such as glycolic and salicylic, and suction to lift dead skin cells off the surface. The results yield clearer, more beautiful skin with little to no discomfort or downtime. Price starting at $150
HOW IS A HYDRAFACIAL TREATMENT DIFFERENT FROM OTHER FACIALS?
A basic treatment starts with a water-based solution being blasted onto the skin to break up the topmost layer of dead skin cells. Using the spiral suction tip of the HydraFacial device, the dead skin cells and surface debris are lifted away, providing a gentler method of extraction. Next, a chemical peel solution is delivered in the same way, increasing the depth of exfoliation. The final steps involve the same pressurized delivery of treatment serums customized to the needs of the skin. Because all steps are delivered in a hydrating, water-based solution, the HydraFacial delivers an impressive amount of plumping hydration to the skin when compared to a more traditional microdermabrasion treatment.
HOW LONG IS A HYDRAFACIAL SESSION?
This approximately 45-minute procedure is suitable for all skin types, including thin or aging skin, and dry or oily skin. HydraFacial will improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, congested or enlarged pores, oily or acne prone skin, hyperpigmentation and brown spots.
After a HydraFacial treatment, you will notice immediate results. Skin will feel smoother, softer, and more hydrated as a result of the exfoliating acids and hydrating ingredients used. You may also notice a slight reduction in puffiness due to the lymphatic drainage. The use of nutrient-rich serums may also temporarily plump up fine lines and wrinkles, lessening their appearance.
ARE HYDRAFACIALS GOOD FOR ROSACEA OR SEVERE ACNE?
Even though HydraFacials are relatively gentle, there are certain skin concerns such as chronic rosacea and severe acne that preclude receiving any treatment. As always, it is best to consult with your skincare professional to discuss any conditions or allergies prior to booking a session. HydraFacials should also be avoided by individuals with a contact allergy to shellfish, as it is an ingredient found in one of the primary steps of the treatment.