What is a HydraFacial?
HydraFacial is a treatment that uses a medical grade, patented device to cleanse, extract, and hydrate skin. It clears dead skin cells, loosens pores, and preps them for extraction using a mix of glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and botanical extracts. Then, it uses a unique vacuum-powered extraction method to remove “gunk” from the skin in a virtually painless procedure.
It’s all made possible thanks to a double-helix vortex treatment wand. One chamber of the wand draws dead skin cells and dirt from the skin while the other pumps the skin full of soothing nutrients (hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and growth factors). Basically, your skin is freshly cleared for deeper penetration. It’s essentially a peel, microdermabrasion, and hydrating mask all in one.
More extensive HydraFacial treatments can also include features such as:
- LED light therapy
- And more targeted add-ons and boosters.
Benefits of the Hydrafacial:
- Improving fine lines and wrinkles
- Improved skin elasticity and firmness
- Even skin tone and vibrancy
- Skin texture
- Brown spots
- Oily and congested skin
- Minimizing look and appearance of pores
How long is the treatment? About 30 minutes
Can I get a HydraFacial if I have sensitive skin?
HydraFacials avoid causing excessive redness (dilating blood vessels in the skin) by not using pore-softening steam. This means that the treatment even works for individuals with sensitive skin. And since vacuum-powered extraction is used instead of manual squeezing or lancing of the skin, individuals with sensitive skin can enjoy a deep clean without inflammation.
Does the Hydrafacial hurt?
Because liquid is deposited with every swipe of the treatment wand (which is a smooth, plastic-tipped wand), patients will never feel scraping or skin pulling. There’s no needling, pinching, abrasion, or anything else. The process is very gentle without any uncomfortable burning or unpleasant reactions. In fact, many patients find treatment enjoyable and relaxing.
It should be noted that the treatment does use gentle acids (7.5% glycolic acid and 2.5% salicylic acid), so there might be a slight tingle, but that should be it. A HydraFacial is a feel-good experience that many patients compare to the sensation of a light massage.