Hydrafacial treatments are an excellent way to treat acne, signs of aging, sun damage, and many other issues that concern women and men alike. But what exactly are hydrafacials? You may have heard the term before, but you don’t know exactly what it means or how it can help you attain the youthful appearance you desire. To truly understand the hydrafacial treatment and why it’s so popular among those who want to look younger and healthier, you must learn about the origins of this facial, its components, and its applications and benefits. Let’s start with the basics.
What is a Hydrafacial Treatment?
Hydra comes from an ancient Greek word for water, which makes sense given that hydrafacials are performed with water. An aesthetician will cleanse your skin during your treatment, exfoliate with enzymes, remove unwanted brown spots, extract blackheads, and apply moisturizer. They’ll also get rid of puffiness under your eyes by massaging a cool gel or cream onto your face.
Overall, if you’re looking for an anti-aging treatment that works to get rid of excess oil on your face, slough off dead skin cells, improve fine lines and increase collagen production in your skin, ask about doing a hydrafacial.
How Does This Help My Skin?
For starters, hydrafacials are incredibly popular because they’re effective. Unlike other treatments that can cause damage to your skin or leave your face red, swollen, or both after treatment, hydrafacials use hydradermabrasion—or, more simply put: water. Water safely breaks down debris on your skin, leaving you with clear pores and smoother skin.
Secondly, hydrafacials are popular because they’re safe. If you suffer from skin allergies or conditions such as rosacea, a hydrafacial can help because no harsh chemicals are used during treatment. It’s also great for acne-prone skin since it can address bacterial issues that cause breakouts without increasing oil production or burning your face off.
How Does This Compare to Other Treatments?
HydraFacial treatment can be compared to other skin rejuvenation treatments like chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning (which uses a sharp scalpel to remove dead skin cells) photofacials. However, HydraFacial is better because it goes deeper into your skin. They involve hydrating, detoxifying, and exfoliating your skin all at once.
The HydraFacial combines some of these treatments, so you get results faster. You don’t have to go through weeks of using dermaplaning or microdermabrasion separately because they do an in-depth skin cleaning at once, which helps you get rid of blackheads, closed comedones (whiteheads) whiteheads, oiliness, discoloration, and fine lines that come with aging.
How Long Does the Treatment Take?
The treatment will take about 30 to 60 minutes. If you’re coming in for your first hydrafacial, keep in mind that extensive exfoliation will be performed (which takes time) to remove dead skin cells and extract impurities. You can expect results to last for four to six weeks, so it’s recommended to receive treatment every month. With regular maintenance treatments at least once every month, your skin should have better texture, radiance, and clarity. This process will ensure the longevity of healthy skin for years to come.
Can I Pair it With Other Treatments?
You can pair your HydraFacial with another non-surgical treatment to get double-duty from your appointment. You can schedule other treatments on top of your HydraFacial, or you can do them back-to-back. Talk to your aesthetician about whether she recommends pairing other procedures with your HydraFacial for optimal results. Your aesthetician will consider factors like your skin type, age, and desired results before making any recommendations.
If you choose to add another procedure to your HydraFacial, your aesthetician will take some time to make sure your skin has had adequate time to recover between treatments. If you can, schedule other treatments in advance. For example, you might schedule an LED light therapy session one week after your HydraFacial treatment. That way, you’ll have more than enough time to recover before receiving your next non-surgical treatment. Your aesthetician will use her expertise to help you determine whether these types of follow-up treatments are safe for your skin type and goals.
Are There Any Side Effects or Discomfort?
There are usually no side effects to HydraFacial. However, in some cases, your skin may be sensitive following treatment, but that will subside over time. We also recommend that clients avoid sun exposure for 24 hours after their treatment due to increased sensitivity of the skin.
Our technicians will also provide you with aftercare instructions that include what to do before, during, and after treatment. We want your experience to be as stress-free as possible, so we’ll do everything we can to help. It’s your skin health—we want you to look great!
Who Should Get Hydrafacials?
For individuals looking for an alternative to traditional facial treatments, including microdermabrasion, exfoliation, or chemical peels, HydraFacial may be right for you. HydraFacials can also be beneficial for people with skin conditions like rosacea or acne scarring that could potentially benefit from their mild abrasion techniques. This treatment can also help smooth fine lines and wrinkles and reduce hyperpigmentation if done in a series of sessions.
Additionally, if you’re trying to avoid more invasive procedures like chemical peels or laser resurfacing, HydraFacial may be right for you. Although these other treatments do not provide long-term results, they are ideal in cases where your main concern is reducing fine lines and wrinkles without scarring, hydrating skin that has been compromised by acne breakouts or sun damage, or treating hyperpigmentation caused by sun exposure. HydraFacial can offer you similar benefits without leaving your skin red, irritated, and dried out as these other methods tend to do.
Other Benefits of Hydrafacials
It’s non-invasive: This means no downtime for your skin, which makes HydraFacials perfect for those who lead busy lives. No matter what you’re doing or where you’re going next, your skin will be as fresh as it can be! It also means that HydraFacials are appropriate for people of all ages. Hydrafacials have been shown to improve acne even in teens. How cool is that? On top of all that, HydraFacials give great results on aging skin, even reversing sun damage on areas like hands and forearms. Are you starting to see why HydraFacials are so popular these days? Contact Ageless Remedies of Roswell to get started with a HydraFacial today!