HydraFacial (also called “hydradermabrasion”) is a patented in-office skin treatment, similar to microdermabrasion. This is a three step non-invasive procedure that combines deep-cleansing, exfoliation and hydrating the skin. The serums applied to the skin can be tailored to the skin condition in order to help with acne, dryness, and wrinkles. This treatment is available in dermatology offices and medical spas and is quite similar to the regular facial but is said to be much more effective.
HydraFacial improves the overall appearance of the skin and its texture due to the deep exfoliation that removes the debris from the skin and helps for better penetration of face serums tailored to meet the needs of your skin type. After the procedure, the skin appears smoother, more radiant and with a more even skin tone. The results can be seen immediately.
Although there are not enough clinical studies done, HydraFacial is said to be beneficial for various skin conditions such as acne, blackheads, rosacea flare (small, red, pus-filled bumps on the skin) and signs of aging. The microdermabrasion techniques in this procedure are considered to be effective for treating acne, acne scars and non-inflammatory types of acne such as blackheads. The deep exfoliation and extracting methods included in HydraFacial help remove pore-clogging skin cells. After the treatment the size of the pores and the fine lines are visibly decreased and there is less hyperpigmentation, which creates a significant anti-aging effect.
This cosmetic procedure should always be performed by a dermatologist or a licensed aesthetician. A medical-grade hydradermabrasion devise is used to carry out a three-part patented regimen that includes cleansing, exfoliating and then infusing the skin with intensive serums. In the first part of the treatment the doctor uses a vortex-like wand against the skin to help clear away dirt and sebum from deep into the pores, following a peel that is used to exfoliate and resurface the skin. After the skin is properly cleaned comes the second part of the treatment. A vacuum-like attachment on the wand is used to extract the debris from the pores of the skin. Lastly, a pen-like attachment helps the application of a moisturising serum with antioxidants, tailored to your skin type. Hydradermabrasion allegedly has no visible signs of irritation of the skin and can be combined with other following treatments such as dermal fillers or light therapy. However, you should avoid exfoliating treatments in the next couple of days.
HydraFacial is said to be free of complications and doesn’t cause redness or pain. You might feel a light pressure from the wand used during the treatment. This procedure is designed to clear impurities such as excess skin sebum and dead skin cells that clog the pores and can eventually lead to breakouts. Although it is proven to have no visible side effects, you should avoid undergoing the treatment if you have some form of a rash and consult with your doctor if you have extremely sensitive skin that isn’t suitable for deep exfoliation.
A lot of people wonder why HydraFacial is more effective that other facials. Dermalinfusion is quite similar to HydraFacial since they are both 3-in-1 procedures. However, dermalinfusion may cause irritation and redness of the skin afterward. Two other treatments alike are microdermabrasion and radiofrequency therapy (RF therapy). The RF therapy works by using deep skin tissues to increase cellular turnover and collagen production, making the skin tighter and smoother. Unlike HydraFacial, RF therapy doesn’t involve exfoliation and serums and may cause irritation to the skin. On the other hand, Microdermabrasion is another procedure used for facial rejuvenation in which the top layer of the skin is removed using a wand to exfoliate the surface of the skin. Compared to HydraFacial, this is a minimally invasive procedure and may hide some risks and side effects. Moreover, it doesn’t use deeply hydrating serums. HydraFacial uses micro-crystals to mechanically exfoliate the skin which is proven to be better for reducing wrinkles, fine lines, aging spots, and acne scars.
All things considered, HydraFacial might prove to be one of the most effective and the least problematic solutions if you are looking to have beautiful and radiant skin, or to reduce signs of aging and other imperfections. The 3-in-1 procedure takes less than an hour and tackles various skin concerns. Nevertheless, you should consult with your dermatologist to find out if this aesthetic treatment is best suitable for your skin condition.