A Nourishing Treatment for Summer
Looking for a treatment that blasts away all the dead and dying skin cells on the surface of your face without leaving you feeling like you’ve been worked over by a sander?
Are you be open to having hydrating serums blasted into your pores as part of the process?
Enter hydradermabrasion, most widely available as the patented HydraFacial regimen from certified aestheticians and dermatological offices. HydraFacials are done in three steps, each designed to accomplish two things at once.
Cleanse + Peel
During the first step of a HydraFacial, the skin is gently exfoliated and resurfaced to uncover your next layer of skin, using targeted serums to remove dead skin cells.
Then a combination of glycolic and salicylic acids bring the benefits of a chemical peel without the scaling that happens afterward. This is the most uncomfortable part of the procedure for the client, and it’s still much less painful than a microdermabrasion and other types of treatments.
Extract + Hydrate
In part 2, the provider uses a trademarked vacuuming technology and serum to remove debris from pores, immediately following it up with another super-hydrating solution that infuses those same pores with antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid.
Fuse + Protect
And for step 3, your new skin is saturated with more antioxidants and peptides to ensure it stays glowy and youthful, then bathed in additional proprietary serums tailored to you and your skin’s specific needs.
Clients are advised to use HydraFacial’s Daily Essentials products to maintain results. Monthly HydraFacials are recommended for best results against fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots and oily skin.
Its five nourishing acids (the other three are beta, lactic and salicylic) can be left on for varying intervals and exfoliation intensity can be tailored to your needs, so the entire procedure can take from 30 to 60 minutes.
Who it’s For
Just about everyone — it works on all skin colors and ages. It can benefit nearly all skin types, but those with active rashes, sunburns or rosacea are advised against trying it.
Also, the safety of using salicylic acid and some of HydraFacial’s other ingredients during pregnancy has not been studied.