HydraFacials, sometimes called hydradermabrasions, are skin treatments that combine a deep cleaning, exfoliating treatment that is similar to microdermabrasion, a skin peel, a pore extraction treatment, and intense hydrating serums. This versatile treatment option is effective in addressing a variety of concerns including chronic skin conditions, fine lines and wrinkles, general facial dryness, and other minor concerns related to skin health. Importantly, the serums and products used are customizable, meaning a HydraFacial can be used for anyone with almost any skin type. According to Dr. Carla Gustovich of U.S. Dermatology Partners in Plano, Texas, “It’s hard to recommend any treatment to every patient, but a HydraFacial is one I don’t hesitate to suggest for just about anyone. It offers numerous benefits with few side effects. It’s a great way to improve skin health.” In this blog, Dr. Gustovich explains more about the top five benefits of HydraFacials as well as what to expect from this non-invasive treatment.
1 – Improve Skin Tone
Whether you struggle with patchy or uneven skin tone or you’re looking to diminish the appearance of sun damage or dark spots, HydraFacials are a great step to improve the skin’s overall coloring. In the past, people had to rely on laser therapies or other more abrasive treatments to address these issues, but these solutions aren’t ideal for every patient, including those who have sensitive skin. HydraFacials can offer solutions for these skin concerns, but they are gentler and less abrasive, meaning a HydraFacial is safe for even the most sensitive skin.
2 – Reduce the Appearance of Fine Lines & Wrinkles
As we age, the skin loses some of its youthful fullness and elasticity as collagen and elastin production decreases, leaving us with lines, wrinkles, and sagging as the years go by. In addition to reduced collagen and elastin production, cell turnover also slows as we age. That means it takes longer for dead skin cells to be replaced with new, healthy cells, which can leave skin looking dull and fine lines and wrinkles looking more noticeable. The HydraFacial treatment exfoliates the skin, removes dead skin cells, and encourages the production of new, healthy skin cells. This can significantly diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, especially when HydraFacials are performed regularly.
3 – Helps Manage Chronic Skin Conditions
According to Dr. Gustovich, “My patients who have chronic skin conditions are often interested in finding dermatologic procedures that can help them reduce the number and severity of flare-ups in their conditions. While each skin condition is unique and requires specific interventions based on the individual’s needs, a HydraFacial can be a beneficial tool in the skin health toolbox of just about any patient. People with acne and rosacea may especially benefit from receiving regular HydraFacials.”
Acne treatments can be extremely drying. This leaves skin in need of moisture, so the body begins producing greater amounts of sebum oil to hydrate the skin. This increased sebum production can lead to clogged pores and breakouts. It’s a vicious cycle. HydraFacials offer a deep hydrating solution combined with exfoliation, deep cleaning, and other treatments, so skin receives the moisture it needs while minimizing the risk for clogged pores and acne breakouts. Regular HydraFacial treatments are a great way to clear up or prevent acne breakouts.
For those with rosacea, sensitive skin leaves them struggling to find treatments that improve their skin health without causing unnecessary irritation or flare-ups in their skin condition. HydraFacials are safe for patients with rosacea, and they’re also proven beneficial in managing symptoms of even the most severe papulopustular rosacea.
4 – Safe, Effective & Versatile Enough to Use with All Skin Types
When it comes to recommending HydraFacial treatments, Dr. Gustovich says, “I can safely recommend HydraFacials to just about any patient, and I know they will receive some benefit from this solution. I also know they’re unlikely to experience any negative side effects even if they have sensitive skin. It’s a win-win.”
Because the HydraFacial is fully customizable and gentle, it is beneficial, safe, and effective for use on patients with almost any skin type. Additionally, this treatment technology ensures a consistent result, so you can rely on HydraFacials to deliver the same effect time after time. The versatility of the procedure itself also allows the HydraFacial to be safely paired with other treatments, so ask your dermatologist if there are other procedures they would recommend to help you achieve your desired results.
5 – Results Visible Right Away – No Downtime Required
Following similar treatments, like traditional facials or chemical peels, clients will experience redness and irritation as well as other side effects like peeling skin before they see the desired results. HydraFacials deliver improved skin appearance right away and they have few, if any, side effects. According to Dr. Gustovich, “Unlike other treatments, you can wear makeup and take part in all of your regular daily activities right away. It truly is a no-downtime procedure. The vast majority of patients see significantly improved appearance immediately after treatment. It’s ideal if you want to look fresh, hydrated, and rejuvenated right away.”
So, What Is a HydraFacial?
In just one treatment session that takes about 30 minutes to an hour, HydraFacials deep clean, exfoliate, and hydrate skin. During a HydraFacial, you can expect the following:
- Deep Cleaning – To get started, the state-of-the-art HydraFacial tool is used to gently clean skin and open pores, clearing away sebum oil and debris.
- Exfoliating – The HydraFacial tool is used to exfoliate, remove dead skin cells, and promote the production of healthy, new skin cells.
- Peeling – This is an optional step that can be added or removed based on the individual’s skin health needs. The gentle, mild peel solution removes outer layers of skin, leaving a smooth, new skin surface.
- Extracting – This is another step that won’t be necessary for everyone, but for individuals who have clogged pores, gentle vacuum suction is used to clear pores.
- Hydrating – The treatment provider administers hydrating serums that are specifically chosen for the individual’s skin health needs.
Ready to Experience a HydraFacial for Yourself?
When you’re ready to have healthier, more beautiful skin, it’s time to talk to the U.S. Dermatology Partners team about a HydraFacial. Getting started is quick and easy. Simply fill out our online request form, and a member of our team will be in touch to finalize the details of your visit.
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