Top 5 Benefits of a HydraFacial

| by Yvonne Stewart, under Skincare and Beauty
Everyone wants clearer, more beautiful skin that looks as smooth and unlined as a baby's face. The problem is that few of us are willing or want to go through the pain and downtime associated with deep skin treatments. Yet, we still want the benefits.
 
That’s why HydraFacials are the new skin treatment of choice. According to Allure[1], a HydraFacial is performed every 15 seconds, somewhere in the world. That’s two million treatments globally last year.
 

What is a HydraFacial?

 
A HydraFacial is a treatment that uses patented technology (a medical-grade device) to cleanse, extract, and hydrate skin[2]. 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
  • Oxygen
  • And more targeted add-ons and boosters.
 
So, why are HydraFacials loved by patients worldwide? There are five well-known benefits that every patient can expect. 
 

No Downtime with a HydraFacial

 
In just around 30 minutes, a HydraFacial can give you clearer, more radiant skin with little to zero irritation, meaning virtually no downtime. According to dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, MD, who spoke with Refinery 29[3], “The treatment has become extremely popular because it has virtually no downtime and can improve skin glow, hydration, and radiance in just 30 minutes.”
 
No special preparation is required, and patients can return to their normal activities (including wearing makeup) immediately after treatment. Best yet, you’ll witness a camera-ready reduction in visible pores and fine lines with better skin texture, firmness, and a brighter, glowing complexion.
 

HydraFacial Works on 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.
 
In addition, a HydraFacial can be dialed-in and customized for an array of skin concerns depending on the patient’s needs. Whether you’re a teenager with acne or an older patient with sun damage and hyperpigmentation, it can work for you. The only individuals who should avoid a HydraFacial are those with active rashes, sunburns, or rosacea.
 

The HydraFacial Procedure is Virtually Painless

 
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[4] and 2.5% salicylic acid[5]), 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.
 

The Result is Younger-looking, Glowing, Healthier Skin

 
The treatment works instantly on visible pores and fine lines. Patients will witness enhanced firmness and improved texture and complexion, immediately, and they’ll see all their blackheads vanish without a trace. You can expect to leave your HydraFacial treatment with a brighter complexion and glowing skin.
 
Overall, a HydraFacial can be used to address a variety of skin care needs, including:
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Elasticity and firmness
  • Even tone and vibrancy
  • Skin texture
  • Brown spots
  • Oily and congested skin
  • Enlarged pores.
 
The HydraFacial produces consistent results that patients can count on time and time again. It’s reliably safe and effective at improving the current condition of your skin. And by providing an infusion of essential vitamins, moisture, and antioxidants to your skin, it helps fight the early signs of aging and protects from environmental pollution and harmful free radicals.
 

The HydraFacial Treatment is Customizable

 
The specific formulation of ingredients in your HydraFacial serum can do everything from specifically target dark spots and sun damaged areas to addressing fine lines and skin tone evenness, diminishing wrinkles, and brightening skin tone. Based on your needs, you can ask your skincare professional to calibrate your treatment to your exact issues.
 
“What I love about HydraFacial is how customizable it is to each patient’s unique skin concerns,” Deanne Robinson, M.D., told Glamour Magazine[6]. “It’s a great treatment for all ages and skin types, from oily, acne-prone teenagers to more mature skin battling fine lines and pigmentation problems.”
 
HydraFacials are performed with unique, one-of-a-kind (award-winning) super serums made of nourishing ingredients. These ingredients[7] include glycerin, Oligopeptide-68, nonapeptide-1, diglucosyl gallic acid, n-acetyl glucosamine, growth factors, octapeptide-3, palmitoyl dipeptides-5, vitamin C, and alpha-arbutin. 
 
Depending on the exact combination of ingredients your skin care professional chooses, you’ll get the results you want.
 

Final Thoughts

 
A HydraFacial is such a popular treatment because you get fantastic results without all the side effects typically associated with deep skin treatments. Compared to microdermabrasion, peels, and micro-needling, it is a painless procedure that can be completed in 30 minutes with no downtime. This makes it ideal for individuals who want healthy, beautiful skin immediately. It’s the perfect addition to anyone’s monthly skin routine.
 
 
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