A simple guide to HydraFacial treatment
Are you looking for an effective and gentle way to improve your skin’s appearance?
Here is everything you need to know about HydraFacial treatment.
Both men and women are constantly searching for the most effective ways to take care of their skin and restore some of its radiance. Others go as far as using suspicious and even dangerous products and procedures to achieve radiant skin. Such ill-advised solutions hardly ever work, no matter how promising.
HydraFacial is one of the best solutions, combining speed and safety in a compelling package. For the uninitiated, it may seem complicated and risky. This article discusses in detail what it is, some of its benefits, and how best to get the most out of this treatment.
What is HydraFacial?
HydraFacial treatment, also called hydradermabrasion, is a facial aesthetic procedure that uses an ultrasonic device to stimulate the skin, mimicking the natural process of facial skin growth. This non-invasive, nutraceutical and cosmetic treatment restores skin’s natural youthful glow and smooths fine lines.
HydraFacial effectively addresses major skin conditions such as acne, dryness, and wrinkles. The non-invasive procedure is almost identical to a facial, only with more dramatic results from the action of the mechanised wand that also deposits essential serums that work on your skin to rejuvenate it. Only licensed medical professional facilities or spas with certified HydraFacial aestheticians can offer this procedure.
Cleansing and exfoliation
The aesthetician uses a small Vortex Exfoliation tip to cleanse the skin. The tool also removes the layer of dead skin. Our skin can naturally expel the layer of dead skin that forms after general wear and tear and the effects of the elements, but exfoliation helps hurry the process along.
This step may sound scary, but the chemicals used are completely safe. The serum contains a mixture of glycolic and salicylic acid that penetrate your pores to remove blackheads and acne-causing bacteria, leaving a fresh and clean skin layer. This chemical peel provides a comfortable experience, far from the harsh and uncomfortable experience people perceive.
Traditional facials involved plenty of pulling and pinching so the aesthetician could remove the impurities from your skin. Fortunately, HydraFacial doesn’t involve such archaic and painful actions. The aesthetician’s wand has a vacuuming action that gently removes all the impurities from the chemical peel step.
The aesthetician will have analysed your skin type and condition and determined the suitable serums to apply at this point. Typically, they apply a cocktail of collagen, an antioxidant agent, and other suitable substances through the wand to keep your skin healthy, hydrated, and elastic. The serum effectively addresses issues like uneven skin tone, wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, oiliness, and sun damage.
What are the benefits of HydraFacial treatment?
Note that HydraFacials works on all skin types. Therefore, whether you have dry, normal, oily, sensitive, or acne-prone skin, you can safely undergo this treatment with excellent results. To understand the benefits of this procedure, let us look at the skin issues it addresses:
Blackheads are a mixture of dead skin and oil that clogs your pores. The chemical peel and vacuum action help remove those blackheads, giving you clear skin free of texture.
Like blackheads, your skin’s pores become clogged with hair follicles alongside the dead skin and oil. HydraFacial action helps clear acne by dissolving the mixture and vacuuming it off your skin, thus freeing your pores. This approach is non-invasive, gentle, and doesn’t alter your hormones.
A HydraFacial treatment produces significant and instantaneous results on your skin. It delivers collagen right into the skin, which helps minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a youthful and rejuvenated look.
Are there any side effects from HydraFacial treatment?
Being a non-invasive and gentle treatment, there are hardly any side effects. However, several people report skin sensitivity and redness after the procedure. Fortunately, the redness clears up after a short while.
Tips for making the most of HydraFacial treatment
To make the most of this procedure, you must prepare well for it and take care of your skin afterward by observing specific rules. Here is what you need to do before and after:
You will need to avoid several products as you prepare your skin. For example, avoid Isotretinoin products six months before getting this treatment, except if a clinician recommends using them. Others include exfoliating treatments like glycolic acid, medium or deep chemical peels or chemical resurfacing treatments. Also, avoid laser treatments two weeks prior.
• Avoid waxing or using depilatories before the treatment.
• The same applies to acne medications for at least two days before the procedure to avoid counteracting the treatment’s effects.
• Avoid undergoing Botox treatment for at least two weeks before this treatment. You can undergo it after the treatment.
• Don’t shave your face on the treatment day.
• Don’t expose your skin to harsh sunshine or tanning bed lights for too long afterward.
• Observe the aesthetician’s recommendations for your facial wash, and stick to it for several days after the treatment. Most over-the-counter substitutes could lead to skin problems.
• Avoid waxing or using depilatories for at least 48 hours post-treatment.
• Avoid exfoliating treatments like glycolic acid or enzymes for at least 48 hours post-treatment. The same applies to over-the-counter acne medications.
• Do not apply makeup for at least 24 hours post-treatment.
How often can I undergo HydraFacial treatment?
Aim to get this treatment every four to six weeks for the best results. Depending on your skin’s condition, you’ll need consistency with the treatments. While the treatment’s effects last longer than other solutions, it’s important to stick to a regular schedule.
Every step of the HydraFacial, cleansing, exfoliating, hydration, and serum delivery make it an effective, safe and gentle solution to most skin problems. You only need to find a reputable spa for the best treatment.