HydraFacial: The Ultimate Skin Rejuvenation Experience

What is Hydrafacial?

HydraFacial is a resurfacing treatment that helps clear your pores and hydrates your skin.        

It is also called as “hydra dermabrasion” as it involves microdermabrasion-like exfoliation paired with hydrating serums.

Three-step Process

• CLEANSE: To deeply cleanse and soften skin to loosen the dead skin cells and prep for extraction

• EXTRACT: To remove congestion from pores with painless suction

• HYDRATE: Saturate the skin’s surface with intense moisturizers and nourishing peptides

HydraFacial helps to deep-clean, exfoliate, and hydrate the skin to treat skin conditions like acne, dryness, and wrinkles.

It is a non-invasive procedure with a principle similar to a regular facial in a spa.

This treatment can be highly customizable depending on the patient’s skin type, sensitivity level, or concerns and requires no downtime or recovery.

Hydrafacial Benefits

The HydraFacial is said to help improve- Overall skin texture, Tone, and Appearance.

It deeply exfoliation the skin, thus cleaning the pores, removing debris, and allowing better penetration of facial serums.

HydraFacial for Acne

Currently, there are no clinical studies to confirm the importance or benefits of HydraFacial for acne.

However, they are effective in treating both acne and acne scars.

HydraFacial for blackheads

Dead skin cells can also contribute to blackheads.

Hence, the exfoliating and extracting process used in HydraFacial can benefit from getting rid of blackheads. However, more research is required.

HydraFacial for rosacea

Although more research is required to prove the safety and effectiveness of HydraFacial for rosacea, a study reveals similar techniques may benefit rosacea.

HydraFacial for Anti-aging

A small study reports that HydraFacial treatments have decreased signs of skin aging. The effects included decreased pore size, less hyperpigmentation, and decreased fine lines.

HydraFacial Benefits:

  • Hydrates the Skin
  • Restores firmness
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Consistent results
  • Safe and Effective
  • Customized Treatment
  • Beneficial for Sensitive Skin

HydraFacial helps with the following:

• Fine lines and wrinkles

• Elasticity and firmness

• Hydration

• Congestion and acne

• Dark spots

• Pigmentation

• Pore size

Before a HydraFacial: Pre and Post-Treatment Instructions

Pre-Treatment Instructions

  • Avoid sun exposure 1 week before treatment.
  • Use sunscreen SPF 30 or greater daily to cover against UV rays.
  • Do not exfoliate your skin 2 days before treatment.
  • Do not get any chemical peels or lasers 2 weeks prior to the treatment.
  • Discontinue using any Tretinoin products at least 2 days before treatment.
  • Discontinue using Hydroquinone 2-3 days before treatment.
  • Wait for 2 weeks after any Botox or filler treatments.

Tell your doctor if you develop a cold sore, acne, open lesions on the treated area, or experience any illness before treatment. 

Post Treatment Instructions

  • Avoid exfoliation of skin 48 hours post-treatment.
  • Avoid heat sources or other workouts (hot showers, saunas, and cardio workouts) that produce sweat for 24 hours.
  • You can wash your face a day after treatment with products recommended by your doctor.
  • Follow the regular regimen post-treatment as recommended by your doctor.
  • Avoid unprotected sun exposure 3 days post-treatment.
  • Use sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher for 3-5 days post-treatment.
  • Makeup can be applied the day after treatment.

Precautions for HydraFacial 

Usually, HydraFacial is free of complications. It does not cause any pain or redness, unlike other cosmetic procedures; however, you may feel light pressure from the wand during the procedure.

However, avoid this procedure if you experience a severe rash on your skin.

Is HydraFacial Safe for Pregnant Women?

Generally, HydraFacial is considered safe for pregnant women. It uses different serums, exfoliants, and other products and is customized to match the needs of the patient.

However, it is advised to consult a doctor before going for any cosmetic treatments.

Can HydraFacial Cause Breakouts?

A HydraFacial is designed to remove the excess sebum (oil) and dead skin cells, which can lead to breakouts.

Before getting the treatment, tell your doctor if you have extremely sensitive skin or if you are allergic to any ingredients used during the treatment.

Follow up with your doctor if you experience any breakouts after the treatment.

HydraFacial Vs. Regular Facial

Traditional facials can provide a temporary glow for many people. But it may cause your skin to dry out for a period of time, but a HydraFacial gets the hydration back into the skin through serums.

One of the primary benefits of HydraFacial is that it is less invasive and more effective than traditional facials.