Introducing Our New HydraFacial™ Treatment
We were very excited last month to launch HydraFacial™ in our salon. Lots of you had questions as to what it actually does so I decided to do a blog post covering everything!
The HydraFacial™ treatment is exactly what you are looking for if you feel your skin needs some special loving care from a professional. Especially if you are concerned about harsh treatments with long recovery times.
Rough, dull skin, breakouts, and clogged pores can all be frustrating and stubborn conditions to treat. With HydraFacial™ treatments, you’ll experience a gentle, effective alternative to other treatments that provide exceptional results even in as little as one treatment.
The HydraFacial™ treatment combines cleansing, exfoliation, hydration, and antioxidant protection to the skin. It is a non-invasive, innovative, relatively new procedure that provides the skin-enhancing results that are similar to microdermabrasion, or laser exfoliation.
If you’ve researched or experienced one of these treatments or a laser procedure or chemical peel, you may have heard about this rejuvenating treatment.
HydraFacial™ treatments can only be administered by trained and licensed aestheticians and doctors.
While microdermabrasion cleanses the skin by using crystals or diamond chips, the HydraFacial™ treatment actually blasts the skin with bursts of liquid. Unlike microdermabrasion or laser exfoliation, HydraFacial™ does not cause the skin damage that is often seen with those particular skincare treatments.
This specific machine infuses your skin with strong, beneficial ingredients to bring about outstanding results by using a gentle, liquid-based exfoliation process.
A treatment typically takes approximately 30-45 minutes from beginning to finish. This will address a number of different skin care aspects with a combination of cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, and hydration.
So how does it work?
Cleansing & ExtractionThis initial, deep cleaning step allows liquids to easily remove dead cells from the skin’s surface. It also removes oily secretions so skincare ingredients can penetrate the skin. Pores are loosened and infused with a mild mixture of salicylic, lactic, and glycolic acids, loosening pore plugs–which can otherwise cause inflammatory acne.
ExfoliationThis step is particularly vital to maintaining healthy, radiant skin. The HydraFacial™ treatment effectively and thoroughly exfoliates dry, dead layers of skin—comfortably and without redness or irritation.
Antioxidant FusionHydrating skin solutions and strong antioxidants are used, providing for more resilient, firmer skin. The antioxidants help repair skin damage, and peptides offer a necessary building block for skin cell structures. Hyaluronic acid can quickly reduce the appearance of wrinkles. This step boosts the production of collagen and elastin, minimizing fine lines while hydrating the skin.
LED Light TherapyLED light therapy can be an effective complement to the treatment. The lights emitted through energy can increase production of elastic and collagen by increasing skin cell growth.
During the HydraFacial™ process, loosened pore plugs and dirt are removed with a combination of chemicals to suction dirt and other remaining particles. This cleans the skin thoroughly and reduces the likelihood of future acne breakouts.
The treatment cleanses your skin, offering a glow and more even skin tone overall. Clients typically notice greatly improved skin hydration, minimized dark circles, and a dramatic reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Even after just one treatment, improved skin tone and refinement may be visible. The smoothing, hydrating results usually last at least five to seven days.
Often, one treatment per month is recommended to most effectively reduce skin issues such as fine lines, wrinkles, signs of irritation, brown spots, or oily or congested skin. A continued regimen of HydraFacial™ treatments may be recommended to maintain sustained healthy skin results.
A Hydrafacial™ can also be a great tool to help you look and feel your best as you prepare for a special occasion. You’ll see immediate results, with no downtime.
Fortunately, since the HydraFacial™ does not vaporize skin cells, most patients do not experience any significant side effects or any downtime from the treatment. It is generally well-tolerated, even by sensitive skin. Still, even though this technology is relatively gentle, the impact of the liquids and the suctioning action can cause mild irritation in some cases.
There is typically no discomfort during the procedure. Patients are often pleased and impressed with the immediate effects seen, including bright, dewy, refreshed skin. It is hydrating and non-irritating. HydraFacial™ isn’t merely a short-term solution to improved skin appearance; it effectively improves the skin’s overall quality. It’s a healthy long-term part of a well-rounded skin care routine and treatment plan.
HydraFacial™ is appropriate and suitable for most skin types. It is effective on skin that is aging, of different ethnicities, dry, or oily. It can also slow down your skin’s aging process, in turn potentially delaying the need for more invasive procedures.
A HydraFacial™ will effectively cleanse skin and provide an infusion of serum, but some skin problems will require a more aggressive treatment plan.
The skincare professionals at Grainne Edwards Beauty & Skin Clinic are equipped, trained, and prepared to assess and administer the best possible treatment plan for you as a unique individual. Your skin deserves the very best in qualified professional care. Request a personal consultation with an expert at our clinic and consider a HydraFacial™ treatment as an effective tool in your skin care regimen.