This facial cleanses, exfoliates, and infuses skin with multi-purpose serums
What is a HydraFacial?
HydraFacial is one of the most popular in-office facial treatments right now. It is so popular that somewhere in the world, a hydra facial is performed every 15 seconds. HydraFacial is a medical-grade resurfacing treatment that uses patented technology to cleanse, extract, and hydrate. It gently exfoliates your skin and uncovers a new layer of skin. This treatment is also known as “hydradermabrasion”, because it involves microdermabrasion-like exfoliation paired with hydrating serums. I recommend this highly, it can provide incredible results in just 30 minutes!
If you are curious about all the hype surrounding HydraFacials, here’s a detailed guide answering all your questions.
What happens during the HydraFacial treatment?
HydraFacial is a three-part regimen, which means it cleanse, exfoliates, and infuses skin with intensive serums.
- STEP 1: Cleansing and exfoliation
The first step of a Hydrafacial is cleansing and exfoliation. The dermatologist uses a vortex cleansing and hydra peel tip to gently cleanse and exfoliate the skin. This helps remove dead skin cells and sebum, and unclogs the pores. After this, the dermatologist moves on to a chemical peel. Unlike other chemical peels that can be harsh on your skin, HydraFacials use a non-irritating mix of salicylic and glycolic acids for a gentle yet effective peel. The peel helps with skin resurfacing.
- STEP 2: Extraction
When the skin is clean and exfoliated, the next step in a HydraFacial is extraction. A strong, painless vortex vacuum suction is used to extract blackheads and debris from the pores.
- STEP 3: Hydrating serum
The last step of a HydraFacial involves hydration. The dermatologist uses a pen-like attachment to apply a moisturising serum rich in antioxidants and peptides.
What are the benefits of a HydraFacial?
From improved skin texture to reduced appearance of signs of ageing—the benefits a HydraFacial can provide are endless.
- Can reduce acne
A HydraFacial can potentially help combat acne. Since this treatment provides deep exfoliation and unclogs pores, it can reduce and prevent acne. The exfoliating and extracting methods used in a HydraFacial also help get rid of blackheads and whiteheads.
- Works on all skin types
One of the best things about a Hydra facial is that it works like magic on all skin types. Whether you are a teenager dealing with acne or an adult with wrinkles, pimples, or sun damage, a HydraFacial can do wonders for you.
- No downtime and instant results
This procedure is non-invasive and requires zero downtime. You will see the results immediately after the procedure. However, you can experience mild redness that can last up to a day.
- Improved skin texture
A HydraFacial effectively cleans and hydrates your skin, leaving you with a more hydrated, bright, plump, and clear complexion. With this treatment, you can happily bid goodbye to uneven skin tone.
- Reduces the appearance of signs of ageing
A HydraFacial can help combat visible signs of ageing like fine lines and wrinkles. According to a 2008 study, HydraFacials can help reduce hyperpigmentation, and decrease pore size and fine lines.
What makes HydraFacials so effective and popular is that they are infinitely customisable. You can easily switch up the serums based on your skin needs. Whether you need an instant glow or want to get rid of fine lines, the dermatologist can customise the treatment plan to help you get satisfactory results.
Why is it crucial to get a Hydra facial done by a doctor?
Since HydraFacials are really in demand right now, you can get them anywhere. While the procedure is quite safe, it is crucial that you spend a little more time researching whom you should get it done by. For effective results, you should consult a dermatologist regarding your HydraFacial queries. Unlike your next door beauty salon, a dermatologist will assess your skin health and needs and curate an effective HydraFacial treatment for you. A dermatologist also has a better understanding of the right combinations of serums that will suit your skin. Additionally, getting it done by a trained professional reduces the risk factors. You can enjoy a healthy glow without worrying about any harmful side effects.