What is Hydrafacial?
It is a skin treatment that involves microdermabrasion-like exfoliation paired with infusion of various hydrating skin serums.
It is basically a three-step process, which works to deep clean, exfoliate and hydrate the skin.
Although it may sound like a regular facial which one might be able to get in a spa at much lower cost, it is anything but a regular facial!
While regular facials do not take into consideration one’s skin type and do not use prescription strength creams or serums, HydraFacial is customized according to an individual’s skin type and needs. That’s the reason why it can be used as an aid in the management of acne, rosacea, dull & ageing skin.
Benefits of Hydrafacial
- Helps to improve overall skin texture & appearance.
The deep exfoliation forms an integral step of HydraFacial. It helps remove dead cells which clogs the pores, giving the skin a much more clean and hydrated appearance
- Aids in better penetration of face serums.
Once the mechanical exfoliation is done via microdermabrasion, skin is prepped up for a better penetration of skin care products like prescription strength serums, which ultimately aids in achieving a healthier skin.
- Acts as an adjuvant in the treatment of acne & acne scars
HydraFacial aids in the treatment of acne when used optimally with other treatment modalities. This is due to its ability to clear out the pores which results in formation of comedones and ultimately acne.
- Clears out blackheads
Dead skin cell debris contribute to the formation of blackheads, especially on the nose. They are not a pretty sight to look at plus they are difficult to get rid of by any other methods. HydraFacial is the only effective noninvasive techniques that uses exfoliation, extraction and infusion methods, all at the same time, to clear out blackheads.
- Studies have proven the benefit of the technique in papulopustular rosacea
Patients suffering from sensitive skin conditions like rosacea, have limited options when it comes to skin rejuvenation treatments. HydraFacial not only opens doors for them to achieve the skin of their dreams but also helps in the treatment of rosacea.
- Reduces Pore size, Fine lines & Pigmentation
When it comes to skin care, its more about the journey rather than rushing to reach a destination. The earlier one initiates such noninvasive procedures, lesser are the chances of requirements of invasive procedures in the future. HydraFacial makes the use of patented infusion technology that helps in the penetration of various serums and concoctions containing depigmenting & antiwrinkle agents into the deeper layers of the skin.
Steps of Hydrafacial
STEP ONE: Cleansing
First and foremost, the therapist uses facial massage technique while cleansing the face. This not only helps in relaxation of facial muscles but also thoroughly cleans the face & preps up the skin for the procedure.
STEP TWO: Vortex Exfoliation
Our skin cells are dying and replenishing periodically, eventually shedding automatically. Exfoliation helps in executing this natural process in a much better way, so that the facial skin feels revitalized and fresh all along. Since the dead skin cells fail to reflect light, skin ends up looking dull & tired, exfoliation helps in brightening up the complexion. Further, a deplaning tool is used to sweep the dead skin debris away.
STEP THREE: Peel
A mix of Alpha & Beta hydroxy acids is used in this step. Unlike conventional peels, this mix is nonirritant and gentle on the skin. It hydrates the skin as the solution used has various other nutrient rich growth factors that penetrates deeply into the pores. It eventually causes the debris within the pores to detach from surrounding skin.
STEP FOUR: Vortex extraction
Does the word extraction reminds you of a painful experience at the salon in the past, where the esthetician would pinch and force the debris to move out of the pores ? Well, do not worry, because, the device used for extraction in HydraFacial acts on the principal of vacuum suction. So, it literally sucks out all the gunk out of the pores. The process is totally painless as in the previous step, the peeling solution has already caused dead skin to loosen up. The added advantage here is, strength of vacuum suction can be decided based upon one’s comfort level.
STEP FOUR: Serum Infusion
Now, the skin is ready to soak up all the goodness of a serum infused with collagen peptides and antioxidants. Vortex fusion helps in this , this promoting skin hydration and elasticity. The serums can also be customized according to an individual’s skin need. They can help with fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone etc.
STEP FIVE: Seal it with a mask!
Before Getting Hydrfacial
Before making Skin-vest-ment (investing in your skin), consult your Dermatologist to understand what exactly your skin requires during that particular time.
- Discontinue the use of tretinoin for at least 48 hours prior to HydraFacial
- Do not use any other methods of exfoliation 48 hours prior to the treatment
- Do not wax, shave or undergo laser hair reduction in the treatment area at least 48 hours before getting a HydraFacial.
- Botox or Fillers can be done immediately after HydraFacial but at least not two weeks before it.
- Avoid excessive sun exposure for atleast 72 hours after the treatment.
- Use a mild cleanser to wash your face for 48 hours post treatment.
- Make sure to not use any exfoliating agents for atleast 2 weeks post procedure.
- Make up can be used next day post procedure.
HydraFacial is the most popular skin treatments as of now. One HydraFacial is being done every 15 seconds! It owes its popularity to the following reasons
- It is perfect for all age groups
- Suits all skin complexions
- Aids in the treatment various skin conditions
- Results are consistent
- No side effects
- Results are instant
- Its infinitely customizable
- Works well with other skin care treatments
- Helps in ageing gracefully
- FDA approved
Our team of expert Dermatologists & aestheticians at Meraki Skin Clinic, Gurgaon, makes the experience of HydraFacial all the more wonderful.
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