Everyone wants smooth, bright, and youthful-looking skin. Instead of spending a fortune on oils, creams, essences, and serums in a multistep skin-care routine, you may be able to achieve a natural glow with a facial that some say is rising in popularity.
Proponents of the trendy treatment, called the HydraFacial, bill it as a way to pursue and maintain long-term skin health, which makes it more than your typical spa treatment.
The HydraFacial is a multistep facial treatment typically performed with a proprietary machine (HydraFacial MD) manufactured by Edge Systems.
In one session, estheticians can use the HydraFacial [device] to cleanse, exfoliate, extract, and deliver a variety of rejuvenating serums.
People can get the treatment before a big event or regularly to maintain skin health.
The HydraFacial is similar to another treatment called microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion uses a mildly abrasive instrument to gently sand your skin, removing the thicker, uneven outer layer.
The HydraFacial device uses an exfoliating tip paired with suction to remove dead skin cells from the surface of your face. As skin is exfoliated, serums are infused into the skin.
There are three steps in the HydraFacial treatment. There is no downtime and the entire treatment lasts 30 minutes.
This is the resurfacing step, when skin is exfoliated. Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from the outer layer of the skin. It has long been known to have beneficial skin effects, including leaving the skin looking brighter, unclogging pores, and increasing collagen production.
This is all done in the HydraFacial with the HydraFacial tip. This generates a fluid vortex over the skin that gently dislodges impurities and dead skin cells
The tip gets gunk out of pores and delivers topical moisturizers simultaneously.
Your treatment will finish with “boosters,” or serums. These are geared toward your skin goal, which may include reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, dull skin, or enlarged pores. The treatment is entirely customizable through these “boost” serums, which is a major perk for patients.