It might be a wedding you have coming up that you want to look your best for. Or maybe you’re simply just looking to treat yourself to a nice facial. Regardless of your reason for getting a HydraFacial, it’s inevitable that you’re going to walk away with the glow you deserve! The HydraFacial benefits are almost endless.
Bright, smooth, and youthful looking skin has never been more achievable. The HydraFacial has become one of the more typical facial treatments because of all the incredible benefits it provides. We’re here to help you learn a bit more about HydraFacials and the incredible benefits getting one can bring. Read on!
What is a HydraFacial?
A HydraFacial is a type of facial that uses technology to help clean, extract, and hydrate the skin. It’s a one hour treatment that is separated into different sections that all work together to produce an incredible glowy outcome. Serums are infused into the skin while it’s also exfoliated to help remove dead skin cells.
You don’t need to spend a bunch of money on creams, oils, and serums that can help to achieve glowy skin and can instead get it all in one single facial.
The HydraFacial Process
To help you understand HydraFacials even better, let’s walk through what the process looks like.
Cleansing and exfoliation
Step number one in the HydraFacial treatment is cleansing and exfoliation. Your aesthetician will start by using the hydra peel tip to gently exfoliate and cleanse the skin. This process helps to remove any dead skin cells and open your pores so they’re ready for hydration.
The tool is gently pressed against the skin and is similar to a revolving electric toothbrush.
After the cleansing and exfoliation part of the treatment is complete, the aesthetician will change out the tip of the wand to a gentler one for the chemical peel portion of the treatment. Chemical peels can often be painful or cause irritation, which is part of what makes this gentler one so great.
Glycolic acids and salicylic acids are used on the skin to help the chemical peel process without being too harsh. Any debris that’s packed deep into the pores will be loosened.
Extraction is the next step in the process. The device will start to use a strong vortex vacuum to suction out any blackheads and impurities that exist in your pores. Anything that’s extracted is collected in a cup which will later be discarded. It’s shocking when you can see all of the debris that comes out of your pores, but also incredibly satisfying!
After you’re all cleansed, exfoliated, and your pores have been extracted, it’s time to hydrate the skin! A soothing proprietary antioxidative and hydrating serum will be applied to the skin using the wand. These serums include tons of beneficial nutrients and peptides that will help to rejuvenate the skin and leave it feeling more hydrated than ever.
HydraFacials can also be complemented with other services such as light therapy to help take your glow to the next level.
When you get a HydraFacial you of course want to see results from it. But what exactly are the benefits this treatment can provide?
All skin types
HydraFacials are suited to just about anyone! No matter what skin type you have, you can experience all the benefits HydraFacials have to offer. Dry, oily, sensitive – there’s no skin type that isn’t suited to the HydraFacial.
While there are plenty of procedures and treatments out there that require downtime afterward, HydraFacials don’t require any at all! It’s best to apply makeup 24 hours after your facial, but it’s possible to apply it the same day if you need to.
You’ll likely enjoy the glow so much you won’t want to put any makeup on!
There’s no need to wait for the results of your HydraFacial to appear. You’ll get glowing, beautiful skin right after the treatment is finished. It’s an especially great treatment for right before a big event such as a wedding since results appear instantly!
HydraFacials prove to show consistent results. This is because they follow specific steps and use the HydraFacial technology. You’re sure to see high quality results after each and every facial!
It’s possible to see an improvement in your complexion as you consistently get HydraFacials. This is due to the fact that active ingredients are delivered into the skin which helps to hydrate the skin and even out the skin texture.
Blackhead and acne reduction
The HydraFacial treatment helps to remove dead skin cells which can contribute to blackheads and acne. The extraction process also helps to remove any build up and debris in the skin. This can potentially help to reduce blackheads and acne.
HydraFacials have been known to contribute to anti-aging in the skin. They can help to decrease the pore size, decrease fine lines, and lead to less hyperpigmentation. You can never go wrong when it comes to taking care of your skin!
More About HydraFacials
Ready to learn even more about HydraFacials? Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions around HydraFacials.
Do hydrafacials hurt?
While we wouldn’t say that HydraFacials hurt as a whole, there are parts of the treatment that might be slightly more uncomfortable than others – specifically the extraction part of the treatment. This is a temporary and subtle pain that you’re not likely to find excruciating.
The HydraFacial tool itself isn’t necessarily painful, but it can come with a bit of sensation. You can think of it as a mini vacuum for the skin which suctions as it goes.
Is it possible to customize your HydraFacial?
We talked a little bit about this earlier, but the HydraFacial is a highly customizable treatment. For example, you can adjust the exfoliator to your desired intensity or request add-ons if there are certain skin concerns you want to address. Your aesthetician will be able to make recommendations and help you achieve your skin goals.
How many treatments will it take to see results?
One of the best things about the HydraFacials is that you can see results after just one treatment! You’re likely to see visible skin refinements and a more radiant skin tone after just one facial.
The instant results you see are also going to last anywhere from five to seven days or even longer! It’s best to get one treatment per month to keep those results up and keep your skin feeling fresh, hydrated, and uncongested.
What’s the difference between an oxygen facial and a HydraFacial?
What’s the best choice when it comes to an oxygen facial vs a HydraFacial? An oxygen facial works to gently exfoliate the skin with a high-pressure oxygen stream. The HydraFacial also exfoliates the skin but uses a mix of glycolic and salicylic acid to provide a deep skin exfoliation. This provides a deeper clean than you’re likely to get with an oxygen facial.
When it comes to results, both of these types of facials are going to give you firmness and glowy skin. It’s also possible to see a decrease in pore size, acne, and fine lines with both treatments.
Do you need to stop retinol when getting HydraFacials?
It’s best to stop using retinol 3 days before your HydraFacial appointment. It’s also a good idea to stop using any glycolic based products for 3 days as well. If you are using these products, it’s best to talk to your aesthetician when you book your appointment. They’ll be able to give you the best recommendations on what you should or shouldn’t do before you come in.
What does a HydraFacial appointment look like?
You will start your appointment by having a discussion with your aesthetician about what you want to achieve in terms of your skin. They will then be able to make recommendations on the intensity of the treatment.
After you and your aesthetician have created a plan for your treatment you can get comfortable and get ready for your facial. The device will be passed over the surface of your skin in smooth strokes while serums peel products are applied and vacuumed away. You’re sure to love the HydraFacial experience!
Get the Glow You Deserve
Now that you know a lot more about HydraFacials and the incredible benefits getting one has to offer, it’s time to book in for yours!
The facial experience at Anushka is designed to help bring out your inner and outer beauty and leave you feeling radiant with the healthiest skin possible. Skin is a science and our aestheticians are prepared to develop a plan using that science to meet your unique needs.
We also used the highest quality facial products and leading skincare names so you’re sure to have the best experience possible. Learn more about the facials we offer here at Anushka and get in touch with us to book your HydraFacial appointment!