Hydrafacial treatments have become all the rage among skin-care aficionados and beauty gurus. But what makes this treatment so sought after?
This in-office procedure addresses drying and aging skin, and guarantees results with zero downtime needed. This article will introduce what Hydrafacial is, and offer ten interesting facts about one of the most effective skin treatments available today.
A Hydrafacial is a medical-grade, hydra-dermabrasion procedure that clears out your pores and hydrates your skin with a combination of serums. With the patented machine manufactured by EDGE Systems, these facials are designed to rejuvenate the skin by extracting its impurities, cleansing the face, and hydrating it to give it a plump and youthful glow.
Aside from coaxing the skin into a dewy complexion, other benefits of the treatment include:
The average estimated cost of one session ranges from $150 - $200. The price largely depends on the specific practice and its location, and patients may opt to pay for additional serums and boosters.
While one treatment can extract and hydrate enough to improve skin health, the effects of the Hydrafacial lasts only for a full week and diminishes after. Most experts recommend at least one session per month for an optimum effect on brown spots, fine lines, wrinkles, oily skin, and acne.
This treatment is not recommended for patients who have an active rash, sunburn, or rosacea. Pregnant women should also avoid this treatment, since some of the serum infusions such as salicylic acid have yet to be tested and proven safe for pregnancy.
Hydrafacials are sought after because it can quickly improve the texture and tone of the face in just 30 minutes. In some cases, one facial session may reach 45-60 minutes if a patient chooses to include additional steps to further boost the effects of the facials.
Utilizing a pen-like device called the HydraPeel Tip, an esthetician can combine the processes of exfoliating, cleansing, extracting, and hydrating in one session. An average procedure may follow these steps:
A Hydrafacial treatment addresses the concerns of patients with various skin types, even those with a sensitive skin texture. Teenagers with acne, adults with wrinkles, and older patients with hyperpigmentation, pimples, flaky pre-cancerous spots will greatly benefit from this facial.
The aforementioned HydraPeel Tip pen flaunts “vortex” technology. The HydraPeel Tip pen has four spiralized treatment tips which are equipped to simultaneously dislodge and vacuum impurities while dispersing skin care actives. Features of this patented device include:
The high-tech skin care process delivers consistent results, since its effects do not necessarily rely on the abilities of your technician. Unlike traditional facials with varying outcomes such as skin inflammation or scarring, the Hydrafacial treatment is consistently safe and effective, no matter who applies it.
Hydrafacial is a popular procedure, not only because of its consistent results, but also because it is comfortable, painless, and free of the side-effects that plague ordinary facials. Patients often describe the treatment as a light massage, as no pressing or squeezing is done.
This treatment also does not cause residual peeling or irritation. Skin conditions like acne are also addressed by this gentle procedure, and no downtime or restrictions are prescribed after the treatment.
Aside from being independent of a technician’s skills, a Hydrafacial treatment’s results are so effective because you can customize your treatment to what your skin needs.
The ratio and type of serums applied are measured according to what the patient needs, and the time duration for each sub-process can be adjusted for the patient. The acid peels applied for exfoliation will also depend on the patient’s previous experience with peels, the skin type, and the desired outcome. The HydraPeel Tip’s suction power can similarly be customized to tackle more delicate areas.
Every person interested in having this kind of facial done must first consult with a skin specialist so you can understand your skin health concerns, prescribe the right boosters, and balance out the sub-processes for the best possible outcome. Some boosters and add-on treatments a specialist may recommend to enhance results are:
While boosters and LED treatments are commonly requested after a session, patients may also opt to have injectables and non-ablative light and laser treatments done safely on the same day. Some examples include the V-beam which reduces redness, and intense pulsed light, which treats sun damage.
Hydrafacial not only leaves your skin clear and glowing, but it also lasts longer than other facials. It’s a treatment designed to improve your appearance over time, but it is not a quick fix, so it’s advisable to have the treatment done every four to six weeks for continuous improvement.
It’s also best to consult with your doctor if you are planning to get it done alongside other non-invasive treatments like microblading and Botox, since these would require downtime and may have negative side effects when combined with the facial.
Ordinary facials can lead to red, inflamed skin with an hour of burning and soreness in between. However, the results for this treatment show immediately and make your skin look clearer, brighter, and softer. The procedure is patronized by celebrities before big events and public appearances because of its radiant effect on the skin.
According to the company behind this new treatment, it is estimated that a patient is being treated with a Hydrafacial every 15 seconds. This amounts to approximately 2 million treatments done in 80 different countries.
The Hydrafacial Company also decided to go on “tour” with their Treatment Truck, a moving spa that offers free sessions at various cities across the country, including New York, Boston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and more.
After their coast-to-coast New York to Los Angeles stint, they are also looking to expand their tour around the world, visiting countries such as Germany, Italy, Ukraine, Vietnam, Singapore, Australia, and the U.A.E.
At Ethos Spa, you can achieve your best look with our Hydrafacial treatments. Our board certified physicians are highly trained and can help you create a personalized cosmetic treatment plan.
As the leading center for state-of-the-art aesthetic treatments in New Jersey, we offer our patients safe and effective solutions for radiant and flawless skin. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.