A HydraFacial is a treatment, similar to microdermabrasion, that’s designed to refresh and rejuvenate your skin without downtime or irritation after the procedure. HydraFacials provide instant results and leave your skin looking healthier and younger. The three-step process begins by cleansing skin, then exfoliating, before finishing with a targeted “booster” serum designed to address your specific skin conditions and concerns while hydrating the skin.
Rather than using abrasive exfoliants, as is the case with microdermabrasion, the entire HydraFacial process relies on the unique tool that simultaneously draws dead skin cells, oils, toxins, and other buildup out of the skin while applying nutrient-rich and soothing products like hyaluronic acids, antioxidants, peptides, and other restorative products. This increases the efficacy of skincare products by introducing them to skin without dead skin cells or clogged pores presenting obstacles that prevent these treatments from being completely effective. In addition to the basic HydraFacial process, your dermatologist can also customize your treatment plan to include added procedures like light or oxygen therapy, dermal fillers, neurotoxin injections, and other cosmetic solutions.
Most everyone is a good candidate for a HydraFacial because it can be tailored to the specific needs of each individual’s skin. Whether you’re a teenager with acne or an adult with pimples, wrinkles or sun damage, a HydraFacial can be tailored to treat your specific condition.
To ensure your unique treatment fits your needs, the process begins with a consultation and skin evaluation session. Following the skin evaluation and possible sensitivity testing, your dermatologist will be able to choose the specific serums that are most beneficial to your skin type. This means that even individuals with sensitive skin are usually good candidates for HydraFacials.
While HydraFacials offer a versatile solution that is effective in a variety of situations, they are not a suitable treatment for addressing:
While HydraFacial treatments are safe for most people and effective on all skin types, some patients are not good candidates for HydraFacials, including:
One of the great things about HydraFacials is that they are simple. There’s no need to take extensive skin preparation steps or change your skincare routine before or after treatment. For the most part, you’re able to continue your daily skincare regimen right up to the day of treatment and resume your routine immediately after your HydraFacial. Patients may need to skip certain medications or medicated treatments a day or two before treatment, but this is rare.
Each person’s HydraFacial appointment will be slightly different as the aesthetic service provider will customize it to the individual patient’s needs, but in most cases, the HydraFacial involves a three-step treatment process: cleansing, exfoliating, and serum administration.
The HydraFacial is fast and efficient, with treatments usually taking just 30 to 45 minutes. Because it’s non-invasive, you’ll be able to reapply your makeup and return to work or other regular daily activities as soon as you’re finished. This is truly a no-downtime treatment option. Other facials that offer extractions are often very uncomfortable for patients and lead to skin inflammation and irritation that can last for days after the initial treatment.
For many HydraFacial clients, the results are immediate, and you will probably notice that your skin feels smoother and looks more radiant in the days following the treatment. Much like microdermabrasion, you’ll see fresher, healthier-looking skin emerging up to a week after your HydraFacial appointment.
Although the treatment is painless and most patients have no after-effects at all, a small number of patients will experience a slight tightness or redness of the skin that goes away within an hour or two after treatment. Very rarely, individuals with sensitive skin may experience swelling around the eyes or redness that continues for more than a day, but it can usually be treated at home with cold compresses.
HydraFacials are most effective when they are done consistently. In most cases, dermatologists recommend one HydraFacial treatment session a month to keep skin looking fresh and rejuvenated. As patients receive consistent HydraFacial treatments, they will continue to see a decreased appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, and other skin imperfections. It can also help reduce oily skin and the negative impact of chronic skin conditions like acne.
Your dermatologist can help create a treatment program based on the results you want and the condition of your skin.
*Results may vary by individual