Whether you’ve heard about HydraFacials but aren’t quite sure what they are, or you’ve had one and aren’t quite sure what all they were actually doing, here is a rundown of the entire procedure. If you are considering a HydraFacial, this will help you know what to expect. If you are a HydraFacial veteran, this helps reinforce the fact that HydraFacials are more than a feel-good facial.
A good HydraFacial is a multi-step process. While there might be some variations, most HydraFacials consist of these steps:
1. Initial cleansing of the skin
2. Warm towel treatment to open the pores
3. Lubrication of the skin
4. Gentle suctioning and exfoliation of the skin to clear the pores of dirt, debris, and excess oils.
5. Extraction of any clogged pores
6. Special light treatment to kill acne-causing bacteria, rejuvenate the skin or reduce wrinkles
7. Application of skincare products and sunscreen
8. A relaxing face and shoulder massage
The HydraFacial is performed using serums that are infused into pores with a pen-like device called the HydraPeel Tip. The serums have anti-aging and antioxidant properties and are tailored to address the specific needs of the patients.
First, there is the cleanse and peel. HydraFacial treatment begins by thoroughly cleansing the skin and removing the dead skin cells and excess oil. Next, a mix of salicylic and glycolic acids are applied to the skin to break up any dirt and oil that’s clogging pores, delivering all of the benefits of a peel without post-peel scaling and flaking.
Next, is to extract and hydrate. The HydraFacial removes dirt, oil, and debris from pores with a painless suction as it hydrates the skin with intense moisturizers. The HydraPeel Tip is used to vacuum out the pores while introducing serums to plump and nourish the skin. After that, your aesthetician will saturate the skin’s surface with antioxidants and peptides to maximize your glow and protect your skin.
At The Skin Care Center at Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery, we incorporate LED lights to fit the needs of our patient’s skin type. Blue LED lights destroy acne bacteria and work to heal and reduce breakouts. Red & Green LEDs aid in wrinkle reduction and rejuvenation of the skin. The HydraFacial is an excellent choice because it combines elements of effective treatments, like microdermabrasion and chemical peels, to give your skin a beautiful glow that’s gentle and safe.
If you’re interested in a HydraFacial or have questions and want to see if it’s a good option for you, schedule a free consultation with one of our skincare experts at The Skin Care Center at Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery.