How Does The Hydrafacial Treatment Work?

One new facial treatment that seems to be getting a lot of attention recently is called HyrdaFacial. Their website describes the treatment as a skin “resurfacing procedure” that involves multiple steps of cleansing, exfoliation and hydration, among others. This treatment has appeared on reality television, as well as news and talk shows across the country. It claims to not be invasive nor surgical as well as leaving individuals who receive the treatment without the stinging or discomfort that commonly accompanies aggressive facial treatments.

They also tout their treatment as having no downtime, meaning immediately after the procedure you can go ahead and apply make-up. It almost sounds too good to be true. But what exactly is involved in the HydraFacial? What is the treatment like?

The HyrdaFacial treatment can be done in the office of a medical professional or a medical spa and the whole process takes around half an hour to complete. The first step is the cleansing and exfoliating of the skin. Whoever is performing the procedure uses a small tool, somewhat like an electric toothbrush on the surface of the skin. This helps to remove dead skin and other debris, as well as to open pores.

The next step is the acid peel. It is quite common for chemical skin treatments to cause pain or a stinging sensation immediately following the treatment, but in the case of this glycolic/salicylic peel, it is pain-free. The purpose of this step is to loosen dirt and debris from the pores, doing so without irritating the skin.

After that, the person performing the treatment uses a different tool, something known as a vortex-extraction tool, to literally vacuum all of the dirt and debris from the pores. This apparently leaves the pores exceptionally clean.

Next, the person performing the treatment utilizes a vortex-fusion device to introduce a serum into the skin. This serum is full of antioxidants and collagen, which helps to hydrate the face as well as protect it from the elements. This is the end of the procedure, and by all accounts, it seems to be a painless but quite effective treatment to make skin look great. It is not necessarily the most affordable facial treatment out there however, as several spas in my area offer the treatment for around two hundred dollars.

In addition to the in-office treatments, HydraFacial offers what they call their “Daily Essentials” kits for maintaining the look of your skin in-between treatments. Their website offers several different kits for different skin-related needs. Some of the products in these kits include: a daily sunscreen for UV protection and a serum called Antiox, which adds antioxidants and other nutrients to the skin.

While HydraFacial certainly is not the most inexpensive way to care for your skin, it does appear to be a viable treatment for those seeking an aggressive skin care treatment without the painful side effects that are commonly associated with them.

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