The HydraFacial is a method of skin resurfacing that is non-invasive and non-ablative. It is a versatile treatment because it can be customized to meet different needs and work for various skin types. The method has been well endorsed by celebrities because of the multiple results that can be achieved through its use. HydraFacial can offer an improvement in the areas of clogged pores, fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, brown spots and, even, oily skin.
The HydraFacial Procedure
Hydradermabrasion, a fairly new skin exfoliating technology, is utilized in the HydraFacial method of treatment. A wand fitted with a resurfacing tip is used to blast the skin with water that is oxygenated and vitamin-infused to help lift dead skin cells. There is also suction in the wand. This is known as “vortex technology”, and it unclogs pores by removing the dead skin cells, oil and makeup residue and dirt. A resurfacing tip is used to scrape the top layer of skin gently. This, combined with the vacuum suction and the water pressure, leads to gentle and effective resurfacing of the skin, resulting in a smoother and more even appearance.
Who Can Benefit from a HydraFacial?
Anyone looking for a younger appearance to their face is a good HydraFacial candidate though it’s especially effective for those with sensitive or dehydrated skin that is prone to redness. People of all skin types and colors can benefit from HydraFacial.
Those with severe acne and on the drug Accutane, as well as patients with chronic rosacea, should likely avoid undergoing the procedure. Also, microcurrent therapy is not recommended for pregnant women or people with a heart condition. Be sure to mention allergies or skin sensitivities at your consultation.
What to Expect
There are ordinarily four steps to the HydraFacial treatment. These are cleansing and exfoliation, glycolic peel, extractions and serum infusion. Different wand attachments are used for each portion of the treatment while well-oxygenated water is blasted onto the skin, and the vacuum suction removes the water containing dirt, oil, and residue. It’s said to feel like a blast of cool air that moves across the face. It’s a relaxing procedure that boosts lymphatic drainage.
The procedure can be expected to take from between 25 and 90 minutes. After the very first treatment, you’ll notice smaller pores and a glow to your skin, which will feel soft and hydrated. Fine lines and wrinkles will look less severe, with reduced overall puffiness to the face. Results will improve and prove to last longer with recurring treatments. It’s recommended that you seek an initial six treatments, with a monthly maintenance visit.
If you’re hoping for smoother skin that’s glowing and youthful-looking, the HydraFacial treatment may be perfect for you. Contact About Face Medical Aesthetics today to schedule your consultation. At About Face Medical Aesthetics, our medical team will work with you to determine the most effective treatment plans for your specific needs.