The stress of everyday life doesn’t just wear down your spirit: it wears down your body, making your skin appear dull and dry. The best way to reinvigorate your skin, and your life, is by investing in a hydrafacial to give yourself a healthy glow so that you can move through your life with confidence and pride. You can get all your skincare needs met at the Advanced Dermatology Center in Wolcott, CT.
What Is a Hydrafacial?
This amazing facial treatment is revolutionizing the skincare industry because it offers a unique combination of facial and beauty treatments that work together to rejuvenate your skin in amazing ways.
Before we dive into some of the most commonly asked questions about this treatment, let’s review the process of the treatment to help you understand what you can expect from your facial.
What Should I Expect From a HydraFacial?
This treatment involves a four-part process. Together, these treatment processes effectively cleanse, exfoliate, and extract without causing any damage to your skin.
The whole treatment works because of the hydrafacial machine: a medical-grade dermabrasion machine that attaches to a handheld wand. Throughout the treatment, the technician will move the handheld wand over your skin to release different solutions while simultaneously sucking the used solution back into the machine for disposal.
Step One: Vortex Cleansing
The first step in the treatment process involves cleansing and exfoliation. The specialist uses a small deplaning tool to remove the top layer of dead skin cells and makeup fragments. Our skin cells are always dying and being shed by our bodies, but exfoliating helps the process along by clearing the dead skin cells out of the way.
This not only helps the skin function better, but it also helps your complexion appear brighter. That’s because dead skin cells dry out and do not reflect light well, leading the skin to appear dull. Healthy skin cells, on the other hand, are hydrated and plump and reflect light well. This helps your skin have a brighter and healthier appearance.
Step Two: Acid Peel
The second step in the treatment process involves an acid peel. However, this acid peel isn’t like any you’ve had in the past. Most acid peels are harsh and can even be painful, but the one used in this treatment is completely different.
This peel uses a non-irritant mix of salicylic and glycolic acids that cleanse your skin without hurting it. The peel goes deep into your pores and helps to loosen the debris and dirt that you can’t reach with normal facial washing. The mixture also helps to prevent new acne from forming.
Step Three: Vortex Extraction
The next step is the most interesting one because it involves extracting all the gunk from inside your pores. If you’ve had a facial before, you might have experienced manual extractions before, which can be painful. But this treatment makes extractions a breeze.
Rather than poke and prod at your skin to force dirt and debris out, the technician uses the wand to release a solution while sucking the blackheads and other gunk from your pores into the machine to be disposed of. Rather than being painful, this type of extraction only creates a pleasing feeling of your skin being cleansed.
Step Four: Vortex Fusion
The last step of the treatment brings it all together. It uses the wand to deliver an antioxidant formula with potent peptides and hyaluronic acid. This serum detoxifies the skin while rejuvenating and restoring it. It also helps to create a healthy skin structure and function.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Skin Conditions Does This Treatment Help?
One of the most wonderful things about this treatment is that it basically helps with all skin issues. It’s perfect for teenagers struggling to reduce their acne and oiliness, and it works just as well for adults trying to reduce their forming wrinkles. Here’s what it does:
Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles
This treatment uses a unique spiral suction of water to lift and remove dead skin cells, similar to a chemical peel, to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The unique spiral suction gently removes wrinkles without causing skin irritation or peeling.
Lightens Dark Spots and Patches
This treatment’s patented use of spiraling, pulsating water helps to get rid of dark spots in a way that other treatments can’t. Most people go to laser treatments to help reduce dark spots, but this can lead to temporarily aged-looking skin. Rather than damage skin further, this treatment focuses on refreshing and revitalizing.
The pulsating water gets beneath the skin to wake up blood vessels and clean out impurities that create these dark spots. This means you get fantastic results without the side effects or downtime.
Cleans Clogged Pores
Our pores help our body release oils and sweat, but they also can trap and hold dirt and oil. This can lead to a whole host of issues like acne, premature wrinkles, and discoloration. That means that getting rid of those clogs helps your skin’s function and appearance improve in many areas. The unique spiral suction of this treatment gets beneath the surface to lift dirt and other impurities out of your pores and leaves behind a vibrant glow.
Shrinks Enlarged Pores
When your pores are clogged with dirt and debris and aren’t cleaned out regularly, it can cause the pores to enlarge. This can lead to your skin looking uneven or otherwise mottled. By removing the debris that is trapped inside your pores, we allow the pores to shrink to their natural size and give your skin a smoother appearance.
Clears Up Mild Acne
Acne affects nearly everyone at one point or another in their lives. And while it may be tempting to use harsh chemicals to clear oil and dirt from the skin, these tend to do more damage than good. This revolutionary facial treatment gets rid of the need for those harsh chemicals by washing away the impurities in a gentle but effective way. This helps clear up active acne spots and reduce the chances of breakouts in the future.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Most facial treatments are somewhat effective but come with plenty of side effects. Manual extractions, for instance, include a technician squeezing, poking, and prodding your skin to physically force dirt and grime from your pores. This is moderately effective, but it can be extremely painful. Plus, it leaves your skin irritated, inflamed, and red for days to come.
In comparison, this treatment doesn’t hurt at all. It’s actually a very relaxing and pleasant experience. And rather than dealing with the painful and frustrating side effects for days to come, you can simply enjoy your refreshed and revived skin.
Is There Any Downtime?
Some treatments can take some time for the effects to become noticeable. With this treatment, however, there is zero downtime. You will walk out of the spa with an instantly cleansed, refreshed, and glowing skin. And the treatment only takes about a half-hour itself, so you can easily fit it into your lunch break or any other convenient time.
Because the treatment is so short and has no downtime, it’s the perfect way to prepare for an event like the prom, a wedding, or even a red carpet event!
Can You Combine This Facial With Other Treatments?
It can be hard enough to find time to go to your dermatologist or a medical spa, but scheduling multiple separate treatments can be impossible. Luckily, this facial splays nicely with other treatments. You can go in for your facial and top off your Botox and fillers at the same time. It can be done at the same time as injectables and non-ablative light and laser treatments.
How Long Do the Effects Last?
You should be able to see visible skin refinement and a radiant tone after just one treatment. You can expect these glowing results and amazing hydration to last anywhere from 5 to 7 days, or even longer. However, this treatment isn’t meant to be a quick fix.
Investing in one treatment a month will help your skin health steadily improve and continue to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as hyperpigmentation, blackheads, whiteheads, acne, and oily skin. Continued treatments will help your skin maintain hydration and health.
Is the Face the Only Place the Treatment Can Be Done?
Absolutely not. While the face is the most common place for clients to request treatments, it can actually be done anywhere. The most common places clients choose to treat are the face, neck, decollete, hands, arms, and upper back.
What Are the Benefits of Lymphatic Drainage?
Combining a lymphatic drainage massage with your hydrafacial is one of the best ways to make the most out of your treatment. The lymphatic system works to cleanse and detoxify your body, and 33% of the lymphatic system is in the face.
A gentle lymphatic massage stimulates the lymphatic system and increases lymph flow to help assist in the drainage of released toxins and stagnant cellular fluid. Eliminating the toxins helps your skin to achieve balance and gives you a clearer complexion. Lymphatic massage effectively gives your face a non-surgical facelift while helping your body detoxify.
Is the Treatment Customizable?
This facial treatment is infinitely customizable. There are special boosters you can add to your treatment that help you really focus on your priorities for your skin. Additionally, when undergoing the second phase of the treatment, the technician can choose from three different strength glycolic-salicylic acid peels based on your skin type, desired outcome, and past experiences with acid peels.
You can further customize your treatment by adding on lymphatic drainage or LED light therapy. The technician can even customize the wand’s suction power. They can turn it down a bit to deal with more delicate areas, like under the eyes, to help gently loosen milia or to boost circulation to clear dark circles. You can even have the technician lightly vacuum your lips to cast off dead flakes and plump them up.
This treatment is special for so many reasons, but one of the best is the way in which you can completely customize your treatment based on your own skin’s needs. Everyone’s skin is different, but this treatment allows you to create a healthier complexion that works for you.
Get Started on a Brighter You
It’s never too late to start investing in your skin’s health, and hydrafacial ctis the perfect way to do so. Don’t keep looking in the mirror, wishing that you had a healthier glow. Invest in your skin and choose this facial today.
To have your questions answered, or to schedule a consultation with our dermatologist, contact Advanced Dermatology Center in Wolcott, CT today.