ALL ABOUT HYDRAFACIAL FOR ACNE SCARS

ALL ABOUT HYDRAFACIAL FOR ACNE SCARS

We all want beautiful skin. However, it is very difficult to find a skincare routine that tackles our problems in one go. Some of us deal with fine lines, wrinkles, and aging skin while others struggle with uneven skin tone. One thing which is common for all of us at some point is acne scarring.

Pretty sure that there is not a single human who has not ever had a pimple in his/her life. Pimples go away in their due time but leave nasty, unsightly scars behind.

There are numerous treatments available in the market to treat these marks. One of such treatments is HydraFacial.

WHAT IS HYDRAFACIAL?

HydraFacial for acne scars is a procedure performed by a skin specialist with the help of a handheld device that removes the outer layer of the skin. As a result, the acne scars fade over time, and you are left with new, even-toned, and scar-free skin. This treatment works amazingly well for people who have surface level scars but isn’t as effective for deeper scars.

BENEFITS OF HYDRAFACIAL FOR ACNE SCARS

Following are the top benefits of HydraFacial treatment for treating acne scars:

  • It is a very simple and quick procedure that is completed in less than 30 minutes.
  • The treatment exfoliates the top layer of the skin gently and is completely non-invasive.
  • There is no downtime involved.
  • It is a low-risk procedure that offers rapid recovery.
  • The treatment improves the overall condition of your skin.
  • HydraFacial is one of the most affordable treatments available for acne.
  • It can be used in combination with other treatments to achieve the best results.
  • You look fairly normal after the treatment and can go right back to work.
  • The treatment is not limited to your face. It can be done on any part of the body.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE PROCEDURE?

First things first, it is not a one-time process. It is done in multiple sittings until you achieve your desired results. On the day of the session, avoid wearing makeup.

Your skin specialist will use a handheld device that has a diamond tip to buff away the dead skin. Some dermatologists also use a vacuum device to remove the debris from your skin. The sensation feels similar to scratching but it isn’t painful at all.

Typically, one session will last 30 minutes.

The best part about this procedure is that it’s completely non-invasive and there is no downtime involved. Your skin’s sensitivity to the sun will increase for a brief period. Hence, it is advised to wear sunscreen. Your surgeon will also recommend you a moisturizer to use post HydraFacial.

IMPORTANCE OF SKINCARE POST-TREATMENT 

The treatment undoubtedly works wonders for acne scars and other lighter marks that sit on the surface level. However, the importance of a good skincare routine cannot be denied.

Keep a good quality moisturizer at hand and use it as needed throughout the day. Use sunscreen, wear a hat to protect your skin from UV exposure. Drink loads of water to hydrate from within and do not experiment with any new skincare products while you are under the treatment. It’s not the time to experiment.

The number of sessions can vary from person to person based on the intensity of skin scars. Sometimes, dermatologists couple it up with other treatments to achieve the best results.

Once your skin heals, your dermatologist might ask you to use vitamin C-based products to bump up the effect.

All in all, the importance of the right skincare products cannot be denied even after receiving a professional skincare treatment.

WHEN TO AVOID HYDRAFACIAL?

HydraFacial surely works wonders for acne but there are certain instances where you should avoid getting the procedure done. Stay clear of HydraFacial if you:

  • Have some open wounds on your skin.
  • Are struggling with cystic acne that spreads all over your skin.
  • Are under medication for treating acne.
  • Suffer from skin rashes.
  • Have skin conditions such as eczema, rosacea.
  • Have malignant cysts on the skin.
  • Struggle with cold sores.

DERMAL INFUSION – SAME TECHNIQUE, DIFFERENT TREATMENT 

Another treatment named Dermal infusion has also come to the surface for the removal of acne marks. It sloughs off dead skin cells while infusing serums into the skin simultaneously. After exfoliation, your skin is ready to receive all the goodness of professional-grade serums and looks much more refreshed and plump after the treatment.

The process also triggers collagen production which makes your skin look and feel impeccable. It cleans, decongests, and prevents the skin from clogging further while lightening the existing scars.

It is still a fairly new treatment option and is offered by very few clinics. Some people market the same treatment by the name of HydraFacial.

OTHER TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR ACNE SCARRING

While HydraFacial is certain an amazing option, it might not be right for everyone depending on the type of scars and your skin type. If it is not the right option for you, you can choose to opt for other treatments such as:

  • Lasers
  • Chemical peels
  • Dermabrasion
  • Microneedling
  • Cryosurgery
  • Surgical excision
  • Injections

It is important to remember that none of these treatment options are better than the other. And it all depends on your skin type, the type of scarring you have, and what suits you best. It is crucial to trust your dermatologist’s opinion in this regard. He/she will examine your skin thoroughly and then recommend a procedure that will work best for you.

IS HYDRAFACIAL THE BEST OPTION FOR ME? 

It is undoubtedly one of the best treatments available in the market to eliminate surface-level scars while reviving and refreshing your skin. With that being said, it is not the only option available. Is it the best treatment option for you or not can only be determined by the dermatologist.

So, the best way to figure that out is by booking a consultation with a skin specialist and let the expert decide for you. We hope you found this article helpful!

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