What is a HydraFacial?
A HydraFacial is a patented skin treatment that cleanses the skin, exfoliates away old skin cells with hydradermabrasion, extracts dirt deep within your pores, and then hydrates your skin with a variety of specialized serums (including medical grade serums to address advanced skin care concerns). It’s a noninvasive treatment that rejuvenates and refreshes your skin without harsh dermabrasion.
What types of skin problems does a HydraFacial treat?
One of the best things about HydraFacial is that this treatment is beneficial for all skin types: oily, medium, or dry. It improves the appearance of your skin and is particularly helpful if you have any of the following skin issues:
Wrinkles and fine lines
Hyperpigmentation (excess of melanin, causing dark spots)
What happens during a HydraFacial treatment?
First, you will cleanse your skin with a sample of our medical grade cleanser (Alastin or Epionce). Next, your provider uses a patented nozzle to clean and exfoliate your skin simultaneously. The device infuses an antiox-serum to help loosen sebum in your pores in preparation for future extractions. Next comes the chemical peel, which your provider customizes for the most beneficial effect for your skin type. You’ll likely receive a mix of glycolic and salicylic acids that deliver a gentle peel. You’ll feel a mild tingling. Don't worry - you won't shed skin afterward, or anything like that! This is a gentle peel and not designed to penetrate deep layers of your skin. The peel readies your face for the next step of the HydraFacial: extraction. Using the second HydraFacial nozzle, your provider deep cleans your pores. The nozzle works like a vacuum to remove dirt from deep within your skin in concert with a patented serum that cleans your skin without irritating it.
Now your skin is ready to be super-hydrated. HydraFacial’s third nozzle smooths a patented protective serum deep into your skin. It contains antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and peptides. There are additional medical grade serums available that address advanced aesthetic concerns. Together you and your provider will customize your treatment to address your unique needs. This mixture of powerful agents works to rejuvenate your skin, reducing the appearance of brown spots and tightening loose skin.
Add ons. Lymphatic Drainage treatment and LED therapy are additional options for specific HydraFacial packages. Lymphatic drainage helps restore hydration and improve circulation to your skin. LED therapy provides antibacterial/acne treatment (blue light) or a reduction in redness and irritation (red light).
Perks. Who doesn’t experience chapped lips when the winter wind is blowing? If you have crusty “winter” lips that are still dry even though you keep lipstick on, you’ll feel the difference in your lips with an add-on Lip Perk treatment. We also have an Eye treatment perk loaded with vitamin C and peptides to brighten and revitalize the skin under your eyes.
Finally, your provider applies moisturizer - Alastin's Regenerating Skin Nectar... this product alone feels like cashmere on your skin. You’ll see a radiant glow on your skin when you look in the mirror.
Why is a HydraFacial better than a regular facial?
HydraFacial’s medical-grade serum is stronger than the ingredients in regular facials you may receive or the ingredients in moisturizers you can purchase. The serum increases the production of collagen, your skin’s most important protein. Collagen makes your skin firm and elastic. The amount of collagen in your skin decreases with age; that’s why skin begins to sag and lose elasticity.
Can everyone benefit from a HydraFacial?
YES! All treatments can be customized to address your specific skin care needs.
When do results of a HydraFacial show up, and how long do they last?
You should see more radiant, smoother skin texture instantly. Most experience more even skin tones with their first treatment. Your skin will stay intensely hydrated for a week or more (10 days). When you see the difference a HydraFacial makes, you may want to schedule one every month so your skin maintains that special glow.