There is nothing better than visiting the best salon in town for a facial treatment. The physical aspect of having a professional to take care of your skin is a feeling that cannot be replicated fully in any other setting.
Beauticians and experts know the personal side of skincare, so while they work their magic with their techniques and serums to make your skin look and feel incredible, they are also adept at helping you relax and unwind as part of the in-salon facial experience.
Because of the relationship beauticians and aestheticians build with the clientele, they can easily make accurate educated recommendations for further treatments and skincare that could benefit your skin.
By now, most people would have been recommended a Hydrafacial or have heard people raving about the incredible treatments and skin results!
But what exactly is a Hydrafacial, and why may you need to book the nearest slot to get one?
The Hydrafacial Treatment
The Hydrafacial treatment is hailed as the “Skin Glow” treatment and comes in 3 distinct steps within its patented process.
You can find the Hydrafacial treatment being offered in aesthetic offices and specialty dermatology salons, as well as some select medical spas, as the process requires a professionally trained practitioner to carry out the procedure, which makes it sound scarier than it actually is!
Hydrafacial is a non-invasive 3-step process designed to:
- Deep-clean your skin
- Exfoliate the other layers of your skin
- Intensely hydrate your skin
This process is said to have the ability to treat many skin conditions, from acne and previous acne scarring, combatting skin dryness, and also improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
What Is Involved In The Hydrafacial Treatment?
The first thing that will happen, as with before all reputable aesthetic treatments, is that you will have a skin consultation with your specialist to determine:
- If the Hydrafacial treatment is best for you and your skin
- What the process involves
- If you have any prevalent skin conditions or allergies
- How comfortable you are with the process (they will discuss the steps with you!)
- Any recovery time and further steps to take, if any
Once this has been discussed and suitability is determined, you will book in for your treatment!
And it can go something like this on the day!
The Hydrafacial Process
Your aesthetician will prep your skin correctly, make sure you are comfortable and happy to proceed, and commence the Hydrafacial treatment using a “vortex-like” device with a wand attached against the facial skin. This is to clear away all the dirt and excess oils from deep inside your facial pores.
They will also use a facial peel to assist in the exfoliation, which will remove any dead skin cells from your face and resurface the exposed layers of your skin.
The second step is to remove the deeper dirt and grime that may be lurking deep inside your pores.
The aesthetician will use a vacuum attachment on the same Hydrafacial device, which will lift and extract all of the deeper and more ingrained debris from your pores.
This step ensures that there is no dirt left either on the skin or in the skin’s pores, so it does leave your skin in the cleanest condition!
In step 3, your aesthetician will finish your treatment by using a pen-style attachment on the Hydrafacial device to apply a pre-determined moisturizing treatment, such as a serum.
This step will intensely hydrate the skin post-treatment and is also loaded with antioxidants that will rejuvenate and repair the skin’s surface.
What Is The Downtime After A Hydrafacial?
After your Hydrafacial treatment, you may be surprised to know that absolutely zero downtime is required after your treatment, so it can literally be carried out in your lunch hour. You can go back to work with no special requirements.
Although no special requirements are given for post-treatment, it is wise and recommended to stay out of the harsh sunlight and steer clear of any exfoliation treatments in the immediate days after the procedure in case of any adverse reactions.
What Results Can You Get From A Hydrafacial Treatment?
Immediately after your treatment, you may notice your skin is visibly smoother-looking and more radiant in appearance.
You may also notice that you have achieved:
- A more even skin tone
- Fine lines and wrinkles may appear reduced in prominence and depth
- A more youthful glow to your skin
- Skin that appears more plumped and hydrated
- Acne scarring or dark patches of skin may be reduced
How Much Does A Hydrafacial Cost And How Many Do I Need In A Course Of Treatment?
Unsurprisingly, the average Hydrafacial is a little more expensive than standard facial treatments. This is simply due to the specialist nature and complexity of the procedure and expert training, so you would be looking to pay $165-$175 per session, which may vary depending on your location and availability.
The frequency of your Hydrafacial sessions is wholly dependent on your individual skin needs and your aesthetician recommendations for you. Some skin experts may recommend repeating the Hydrafacial treatment every 4 weeks. In contrast, others may recommend repeating the treatments every ⅔ weeks if the skin is particularly troublesome.
Hydrafacial is a specialized skin treatment performed by a qualified skin specialist that involves a 3-step process that can remove surface dirt and grime, deeper dirt and grime, and finish the skin with a satisfying dose of heavy hydration and antioxidants.
This treatment can assist with many areas of skin therapy, such as reducing the appearance of any feather lines and wrinkles as well as potentially reducing the appearance of acne and scarring.
Hydrafacial can be suitable for most skin types and conditions. However, your esthetician will conduct a skin assessment to determine your suitability for the treatment and make sure each step is tailored to your skin type and needs.
You may see immediate smoothing and skin condition results straight after the treatment is performed. There is said to be zero downtime from the treatment, making it suitable for those with busy lives.
Yes, it is going to be a little pricier than your regular facial treatments. Still, you may find that the treatment is much better overall for you and the condition and appearance of your skin.