“Hydrafacial is nice for people with acne; adults with pimples, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation; and for older patients with sun damage and even flaky pre-cancerous spots (as part of more serious treatments),” While it wins definite points for inclusivity, there are some who should abstain — namely those with active rashes, sunburns, or rosacea, along with pregnant patients, as “some of the ingredients used during the HydraFacial, such as salicylic acid, haven’t been tested and proven safe during pregnancy,”
THE EXPERIENCE AND RESULTS ARE SUPER-CONSISTENT
Whenever you decide to stop by our medspa, you’re guaranteed “a high-tech facial that delivers consistent results, because it’s not as technician-dependent [as other kinds of facials,] so you can count on it time and time again”. “Many dermatologists are wary of offering traditional facials in the office, as outcomes can vary, with some patients getting quite inflamed, or even scarring from overly aggressive techniques, but the HydraFacial is consistently safe and effective,”
HYDRAFACIAL EXTRACTIONS WITHOUT SIDE EFFECTS
How many times have you told a facialist to skip the extractions for fear of redness or next-day eruptions (or simply because, they hurt like hell, and…isn’t this supposed to be relaxing?)? HydraFacial has a strict no-torture policy: “It’s one of the most popular procedures in our office, not only because it combines elements of workhorse treatments, like microdermabrasion and chemical peels, but also because it truly is a relaxing, feel-good experience,”. “It’s never painful — in fact, patients compare the sensation to a light massage.” By combining vortex pressure with a clog-purging solution of salicylic acid, willow bark extract, and anti-inflammatory Tasmanian pepper, “the device suctions gunk from pores — no squeezing or pressing required — and, at the end, you can actually see all that was removed, which people seem to like,”
INSTANT GRATIFICATION IN 30 MINUTES WITH ZERO DOWNTIME
“HydraFacial hits the sweet spot — it’s more than a basic spa facial, but less than a laser treatment”. Making it a rare unicorn among no-downtime offerings, its payoff is immediately apparent: “We can quickly improve texture and tone, and even help conditions like acne, without any residual irritation or peeling”. Everyone gushed about it’s unparalleled radiance-imparting properties, which is what make it “so highly requested before red-carpet events and weddings — it really delivers that extra glow.
HYDRAFACIAL PLAYS NICELY WITH OTHER PROCEDURES
HydraFacial can be done the very same day as injectables and non-ablative light and laser treatments, like the V-Beam, which knocks out redness, and intense pulsed light, which some use to treat sun damage. It’s also a godsend, like, one week post-Fraxel when your face is literally falling off, as “it speeds up the shedding process that resurfacing devices inevitably induce while also deeply hydrating the skin”.
IT’S INFINITELY CUSTOMIZABLE
The aforementioned boosters, which come at an extra cost, are just one way technicians can tailor this treatment “to really focus on the person’s priorities,”: Do you need vitamin C-caliber brightening, or an infusion of growth factors for fine lines? During step one of the HydraFacial (“cleanse + peel”), your doctor or aesthetician can also choose from three different strength glycolic-salicylic acid peels “based on your previous experience with peels, your skin type, and your desired outcome”, noting that the strongest 30-percent acid option is available only to physicians. Sometimes we will utilize a short round of LED light therapy following the facial, again personalizing it to the individual, shining blue light on acne, or red light to build collagen and calm the skin.
“We can even customize the tool’s suction power, toning it down to tackle more delicate areas, like under the eyes, if we need to carefully loosen millia or boost circulation to clear dark circles,” always recommends a light vacuuming of the lips to plump them up, no syringe and cast off flakes.