What is a HydraFacial & What Are the Benefits?
HydraFacials have become one of the most popular facial trends in the modern world, and it’s no wonder why. With gentle non-invasive treatment and no downtime but GREAT results, more and more people are turning to the HydraFacial as their primary functional, integrative facial skincare spa routine.
But why is the HydraFacial so popular?
HydraFacials have become the facial spa care routine of choice because they are non-invasive yet effective and can be used for almost any skin condition and on any type of skin. HydraFacial treatments are far less invasive than traditional facials such as chemical peels or laser resurfacing which leave your skin red and irritated for hours to days after treatment. Because of the noninvasiveness and effectiveness of the treatment, HydraFacials are a great choice for teens as well as adults.
What is a HydraFacial?
A HydraFacial is a facial treatment using a patented device to deliver exfoliation, cleansing, extraction, and hydration to the face. This system uses a vortex swirling action to deliver hydration and to remove dead skin, dirt, debris, and impurities while cleaning and soothing your skin.
A HydraFacial includes 4 facial treatments rolled into one session: cleansing and exfoliating, a gentle chemical peel, vacuum suction extraction, and a hydrating serum. These steps are delivered using a patented HydraFacial device (which looks like a large rolling cart with hoses and a wand with detachable heads). Unlike traditional facial treatments that can have different effects depending on your skin type and aesthetician, the HydraFacial provides consistent results and can be used on all skin types.
The cleansing, exfoliation, chemical peel, collagen building, and facial muscle relaxing provided by a HydraFacial helps treat many of the beauty issues individuals experience today, including large pores, wrinkles, breakouts, and thinning skin.
HydraFacial treatments are often used in conjunction with LED light therapy. Blue light can help with acne while red light can help reduce the visibility of wrinkles.
What Happens During a HydraFacial Treatment?
A HydraFacial treatment takes on average 30 minutes. If this is your first HydraFacial appointment, here’s what to expect:
1 – Cleansing & Exfoliation
The first step during your HydraFacial is cleansing and exfoliation. Using a vortex cleansing and hydra peel tip, your aesthetician will use the HydraFacial wand to gently cleanse and exfoliate the skin. This removes dead skin cells and sebum while gently opening your pores. Some people describe it like having a revolving electric toothbrush gently pressed to your skin.
2 – Chemical Peel
Next, your aesthetician will change the tip on the wand to deliver a gentle chemical peel. Unlike other chemical peels that are often irritating or painful and leave your skin red for hours or days, HydraFacials use a non-irritating mix of salicylic and glycolic acids for a gentle yet effective peel. The purpose of this step is to loosen deep pore debris.
3 – Extraction
The third step in a HydraFacial is extraction. This is where the device will use strong, painless vortex vacuum suction to remove blackheads and impurities from your pores. These impurities collect in a cup to be discarded.
4 – Hydrating Serum
Lastly, your aesthetician will use the HydraFacial wand to apply a soothing proprietary antioxidative and hydrating serum with peptides and other beneficial nutrients. This helps to detoxify, rejuvenate, and hydrate the skin.
After your treatment is complete, your aesthetician may also augment the service with additional procedures such as light therapy or fills. HydraFacials are gentle enough that you may complete other treatments during your visit.
How Often Should I Get a HydraFacial?
If you haven’t had a facial or hydra-care routine in the past, it can be beneficial to start with 2-4 HydraFacials a month for about 3 months. Once you’ve established a better baseline for facial skin health, you can benefit from a once-a-month appointment.
What are the Benefits of HydraFacials?
HydraFacials are a gentle yet effective alternative to harsher facial treatments. Here are some of the reasons people love this spa treatment:
- Works on all skin types. Whether you have sensitive skin or acne, dry or oily skin, the HydraFacial will work for you.
- Consistent outcomes. Since much of the treatment is controlled by the HydraFacial technology, you can achieve a consistently high-quality treatment every time.
- No downtime. Another reason people love the HydraFacial is that there is no downtime. You can even apply makeup that same day if you’d like to—though most people enjoy the glow from the treatment too much to cover it up.
- Immediate results. Because the treatment is noninvasive, you can see positive results right away. We even recommend it before weddings or events for a luminous, healthy glow.
Book an Appointment
Would you like to experience a HydraFacial treatment? Book an appointment today with the spa at CentreSprings MD.