The beauty industry just can’t seem to stop talking about HydraFacial – and clients aren’t very far behind them, either! If you’re starting to feel like it’s all you hear about these days, you aren’t alone. But what exactly is this new obsession everyone seems to share… and does it really work? We give you the details and break down exactly what makes this such a revolutionary skin care option in this post.
HydraFacial is a new-ish facial that relies on a specialized wand that combines vortex suction with water to gently deep cleanse skin. It is entirely painless and has a much lower risk of side effects than other facials – including those with no abrasion at all!
The special HydraFacial wand combines exfoliation, extraction, detoxification, hydration, and rebalancing into a single treatment. This is all achieved by the gentle suction created within the wand itself. Your provider can use it to achieve a variety of benefits and results just by adjusting where and how they apply it to your face.
In case you’re wondering, the company who makes the HydraFacial system is, well, HydraFacial. This is a subsidiary of Edge Systems LLC. Edge is well-known in the state of California for their expert skincare solutions. In fact, it’s very possible your local spa uses at least one of their products!
Now that you know a little more about where HydraFacial comes from and how it works, let’s get to what you really want to know and why it’s so great. There’s so much to say here. So, let’s break things down the easy way in a few easy-to-follow sections. Consider this your HydraFacial checklist!
EFFECTIVE COMBINATION TREATMENT
HydraFacial’s special is multi-talented. It effortlessly combines exfoliation, extraction, detoxification, hydration, and rebalancing into a single treatment. This is all achieved with a combination of gentle suction, water, and (if desired) added products.
If your skin is congested, it will lift those blackheads and whiteheads right out. If you’re struggling with mild acne, it will lift those out, too. It can even clear away dead skin cells, push moisture into the skin, and remove environmental debris, such as the remnants of smog, makeup, and free radicals. How’s that for fantastic?
IT’S SURPRISINGLY GENTLE
For such a multi-talented product, HydraFacial isn’t really painful at all. In fact, most patients find the sensation associated with the wand rather pleasant. Others mention that they barely feel it at all – the session feels pampering and relaxing instead.
What you shouldn’t experience after your session is redness, irritation, or chafing, even if you have sensitive skin. We can’t rule it out for you entirely – after all, irritation can happen even from hands-on massage – history shows that the risk is very low.
There’s a reason many spas suggest HydraFacial in the weeks or months after an intensive treatment, such as laser resurfacing or chemical peels. HF has been shown to help skin heal and produce collagen, which might help you bounce back faster. It may also be beneficial to people recovering from cystic acne for the same reasons.
HydraFacial is really consistent. What is meant by that is if you have a session now, and you notice beneficial effects, you’re very likely to see the same benefits the next time you have the same treatment. This isn’t always the case for other options, like chemical peels, injectables, or even microdermabrasion.
Of course, we aren’t trying to say that other treatments aren’t useful. Nothing could be further from the truth – in fact, some people prefer to combine HF with other treatments like these for added effect. It’s just that HydraFacial seems to have the most consistent level of benefit over time.
TAKES JUST 30 MINUTES
Yes, you read that right – a HydraFacial treatment takes around 30 minutes. It might take an hour, if you include your initial consultation, have additional questions, or feel nervous and want your provider to move slowly. You can have it on your lunch break, after work, or even just before you head out on the town for the weekend. It’s quick!
VIRTUALLY NO RECOVERY TIME
HydraFacial carries virtually no recovery time. That’s a very good thing if you happen to be the kind of person who loves to pregame for Fridays at the spa. Theoretically, you could come in for a HydraFacial and walk out the door ready to talk on the world just a few short minutes later. Or, you can make it a day and squeeze in some other more pampering options. There’s no days or weeks-long recovery time, here!
It might sound strange to say that HydraFacial is customizable right after telling you how consistent it is session-to-session. Still, it’s the truth! Your provider can alter everything from the angle of application to the pressure used to achieve a variety of goals or results. But that’s a really surface-level approach. It’s also possible to customize the ingredients used within the HydraFacial system to better serve your needs.
For example, some versions add GlySal 7.5% or GlySal 15% to purify and detoxify. Others include Britenol or Dermabuilder to brighten and lift aging skin. There’s even an option to add in LED light therapy available. The takeaway? Don’t be afraid to ask whether there’s a specialized red carpet facial option waiting for you. Your spa will be more than happy to accommodate you.
IS HYDRAFACIAL RIGHT FOR YOU?
Every person is unique, and for that reason, there’s no way to really answer this without seeing you in person. Still, the fact that HydraFacial is so well-tolerated and accepted by the average patient points to a strong “yes.” Anyone who is over 18 and wants better skin can probably benefit from a HydraFacial treatment.
There are a few situations where you may need to wait or hold off on HydraFacial, if only for a short period of time. This includes in the early days after any kind of plastic surgery or if you have an active infection. Your medspa can give you instructions on how to overcome these challenges and prepare for HydraFacial in the future.
Curious yet? Call your local medspa and schedule a consultation. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain (including great skin!).