What Is A HydraFacial And 3 Reasons Why You Should Get A HydraFacial This Winter

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The winter months may bring out skin problems due to the decreased humidity that causes the skin to become dry and dull, harming self-esteem. In this case, Hydrafacial treatment offers a non-invasive procedure that provides instant results for people with different skin types and tones for all age groups. Known for its three-step process, HydraFacial works to deep-clean, exfoliate and hydrate the skin. 

How Does HydraFacial Work?

The HydraFacial is similar to another treatment called microdermabrasion since it uses a mildly abrasive instrument to gently sand the skin, and remove the thicker, uneven outer layer, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Below are the steps of HydraFacial:

  • Cleanse and Exfoliate. The procedure will start with cleansing and exfoliating the skin. The exfoliating part includes a vacuum-like tip containing revitalizing serum (customizable) passed all over the skin on the face. Exfoliation helps get rid of dead cells from the skin and helps to brighten up the complexion.
  •  Acid peel. Combining both glycolic and salicylic solutions, this nutrient-rich solution helps penetrate deep inside the pores, decrease pore size, and brighten the skin.
  • Extraction. This suction treatment is done using a vortex–extraction nozzle that gently removes the blackheads, whiteheads, and oil-trapped pores. In fact, this step helps to remove tiny and tight pores,
  • Serum – Infusion. The vortex fusion helps penetrate collagen and antioxidant serum into the skin, promoting hydration and elasticity. The last step helps to diminish the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, uneven skin tones, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and oiliness.

What Are 3 Reasons Why You Should Get A HydraFacial This Winter?

1. Provides Glow To The Skin

Hydrafacial is known to be very helpful in improving the skin’s texture and providing refined pores. It also provides a natural glow to the skin. This treatment works to exfoliate the skin deeply and offers immediate results. 

It also extracts buildup and dirt from deep inside the pores. And it will immediately leave supple and glowing skin.

2. Effective And Fast

HydraFacial treatment only takes 30 to 50 minutes to get finished. The best part of HydraFacial treatment is that it is not very long, and patients can resume their daily activities any time of the day, depending on their preference.

Also, there are no intense irritation and downtime with a HydraFacial. The treatment helps to get rid of small problems before it gets worse. In addition, the HydraFacial treatment works great for anyone dealing with minor skin issues such as fine lines, skin discoloration, and clogged pores. 

3. Complete Customization

One most significant benefits of HydraFacial is the customizable treatment. As known by its name, this facial treatment is highly effective in hydrating the skin. 

In fact, there is no involvement of grit for exfoliation in this treatment. Rather, it involves the utilization of controlled pulses which possess serum. And as indicated, it aids in the gentle removal of dead skin cells. 

What are the Pre-Post-Instructions Of HydraFacial?

Here are the pre-treatment precautions to be taken before the HydraFacial Treatment:

  • Stop using topical salicylic acid, retinol products, and benzoyl peroxide 48hrs prior to the treatment 
  • Don’t use any exfoliating treatments, like glycolic acids or enzymes, on the area to be treated for 48hrs.
  • Do not use depilatories or wax for at least 48 hours before the treatment.
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure, including tanning beds for the last 72 hours before treatment.
  • Do not shave the face on the same day of the treatment.
  • Do not undergo another procedure like Botox, Fillers, and threads for two weeks before the procedure.
  • Avoid chemical peels, such as medium-depth peels, for 10 days before the procedure. 

On the other hand, here are the post-treatment instructions:

  •  Avoid sun exposure and tan beds for 72 hours after the treatment 
  • Wash the face with a mild cleanser the morning after the treatment.
  • Continue using Hylauronic boosting serum twice daily every day 
  • Apply board spectrum sunscreen SPF 30 or 50, 30 min before going out to the sun. 
  • Don’t use exfoliating agents and retinol at least 48 hours after the procedure.
  • Don’t wax or use epilators for 48 hrs.
  • Avoid medium and deep-depth peels for two weeks.
  • Don’t use glycolic, salicylic acid, and benzoyl peroxide at least 48 hours after treatment.
  • Apply makeup the day after the treatment.

Who’s A Good Candidate For Hydrafacial?

All skin types can benefit from getting a HydraFacial treatment. However, the treatment does not apply to those with an active rash, sunburn, moderate to severe acne, or rosacea. 

This is the reason that salicylic acid is one of the components used in the HydraFacial procedure, which is also not safe during pregnancy. Pregnant women should also avoid getting these facials or consult a doctor. 

What Are The Possible Side Effects Of HydraFacial? 

The side effects are only a few, which in most cases, include slight redness and tightness. Typically, the side effects subside within a few hours of the procedure. However, HydraFacial treatment has no serious side effects aside from the potential for an allergic reaction to the treatment when performed by a qualified professional. 

Since one key ingredient in many HydraFacial serums is shellfish, some people may experience an allergic reaction. In this case, it’s better to discuss the issue with their physician for any known shellfish allergy. 

The signs of an allergic reaction include swelling, hives, itching, tingling in the mouth, dizziness, and trouble breathing. Allergic reactions should always be treated as a medical emergency.

How Often Should You Consider HydraFacial?

Although the treatment will leave the skin looking revitalized and healthy, the HydraFacial is not a quick fix. However, it helps improve the skin gradually over time. Although similar to other facials in appearance, its effects last significantly longer. 

For faster results, the provider may suggest getting a HydraFacial every four to six weeks. In fact, combining a HydraFacial with another non-invasive procedure such as fillers or Botox is possible. However, it would help to weigh still the risks and downtime associated with each add-on treatment.

The Bottom Line

HydraFacial is a treatment suitable for all skin tones and requires no downtime. Opulent Aesthetics and Wellness INC offers HydraFacial, a multistep facial treatment typically performed with a proprietary machine (HydraFacial MD) manufactured by Edge Systems. As a result, patients can see visible skin refinement and an even, radiant skin tone after just one treatment.

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