What is a HydraFacial and Why You Need It?

HydraFacial is a new treatment that uses water pressure to remove facial skin cells. So, what are Hydrafacial side effects? The procedure is painless and requires no downtime. It has been hailed as a revolutionary treatment for acne scars, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging.

HydraFacial was developed by Dr. Steven Shapiro at the University of Miami School of Medicine. He noticed that some patients had better results after undergoing a similar procedure called microdermabrasion. After further research, he discovered that applying high-pressure water to the face causes the body to produce collagen, which helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Dr. Shapiro explains his unique approach to HydraFacial and why it’s effective for treating various types of skin conditions.

What is a HydraFacial?

Hydrafacial, the cleansing and moisturizing treatment that gives baby skin is a revolutionary skincare treatment that allows each clinical facial treatment to be fully customized to your individual needs, goals, and skin type. These customized treatments can be used for a variety of skin conditions, including acne, rosacea, sun damage, aging, hyperpigmentation, and more.

Sunspots, dark spots, discoloration, uneven skin tone, dull skin, acne, large pores, clogged pores, oily skin, dry skin, rough skin texture, fine lines and wrinkles, aging skin, and skin laxity.

What Is the HydraFacial Process?

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There are three steps in the HydraFacial process: cleansing (removing dirt), extracting (exfoliating), and hydrating (moisturizing).

The first step begins with an exfoliation mask. This step removes dead skin layers from the surface of the skin, revealing fresh, healthy skin underneath. Next, a cleanser is applied to the face and neck. This cleanses the skin while removing any makeup or sunscreen residue. Finally, a hydrating mask is applied to hydrate the skin.

The second step involves using a handheld device to apply pulsing water to the face. The tool is connected to a pump that creates up to 40 pulses per minute, which increases blood flow and stimulates cell turnover. This step may take anywhere from 30 minutes to 90 minutes depending on the number of treatment areas being treated. A cooling gel may also be used during this stage to soothe sensitive skin.

The final step is a moisturizer mask. This mask contains ingredients like aloe vera, vitamin C, green tea extract, rosemary extract, and argan oil. It will leave your skin feeling soft, smooth, and refreshed.

Cleanse + Peel

In the first step, the face is gently cleansed and the skin is resurfaced to remove the dead skin cells and any excess oils from the skin. A serum is used to break up dirt that could be clogging the pores. This step brings similar benefits as a chemical peel.

Extract + Hydrate

A painless suction removes dirt and debris from the pores. Intense moisturizing replenishes the skin. Skin superhero serums full of antioxidants and peptides strengthen, improve and leave your skin healthier.

Fuse + Protect

In this last step, the surface of the skin is saturated with a hydrating serum. Specific skin concerns are addressed to give you maximum glow and the look of youthful, smooth skin.

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How Does HydraFacial Work?

During the HydraFacial process, a handheld device applies high-pressure water to specific areas of the face. The pulsing water loosens the top layer of skin, allowing it to gently peel away. As the top layer of skin peels off, new, healthier skin cells replace them.

This process triggers the body’s natural healing response, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. Collagen is what gives our skin its youthful glow, and elastin improves firmness and elasticity. Over time, repeated HydraFacial treatments encourage the body to create more collagen and elastin, resulting in smoother, firmer, younger-looking skin.

What Are The Benefits of HydraFacial?

Hydra Facial treatments are the ultimate boost for the skin. The immediate results include a brighter, clearer, puffy-plump complexion, and more healthy skin. Your clients report feeling as though their skins are cleaner, silkier, and softer than they’ve ever been before.

A HydraFacial is a non-invasive procedure that uses a handheld device to apply a hydrating serum containing hyaluronic acid and microcurrent technology to stimulate collagen production. This results in smoother, younger-looking skin.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Depending on the condition you want to treat, one to four treatments may be necessary. For example, if you have very deep wrinkles, two or more treatments might be needed. If you have mild signs of aging, such as sunspots, one treatment may be sufficient. We recommend scheduling at least six weeks between treatments.

HydraFacial Side Effects

While there are no known side effects associated with HydraFacial treatments, some people experience redness and swelling after their initial treatment. In most cases, these symptoms resolve within 24 hours. Some patients may experience temporary stinging, burning, tightness, or tingling sensations while the treatment is being administered. Most patients report that these feelings subside after they finish the treatment. Other than these occasional minor side effects, we find that most patients enjoy the results of HydraFacial treatments.

The Risks of Having a HydraFacial Treatment

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A short-term effect of getting a HydraFacial is purging. Skin experts call this ‘purging’ because impurities in the deeper layer of your skin rise up to the surface. Temporary breakouts occur as a result. You may want to get this done before an important event.

The long-term effects of HydraFacial treatment have yet to be determined by dermatologists. Many people are now addicted to regular HydraFacial treatments.

Many people were left with broken veins, and uneven skin after using salon beauty treatments. Models Sophie Anderton and Kate Moss both had paper-thin skin. Their skin became darker than before they used the treatments. It took months of intense treatment to get them back to normal.

We wouldn’t recommend getting a HydraFacial treatment because of the risks involved. Skin thinning, uneven skin pigmentations, and age spots are also possible side effects. Additionally, sensitive skin types and those with acne-prone skin should definitely avoid this treatment due to its irritating nature.

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Can I get a HydraFacial after BOTOX?

While it is certainly possible to schedule a HydraFacial after having had fillers or Botox, you should wait about two weeks before doing so. This prevents accidentally compromising the results of your treatments.

Who Should Not Get a HydraFacial and Why

Avoiding a HydraFacial when pregnant is a good idea.

Another thing to take into consideration is that you may need to change your normal skincare routine before your appointment. We recommend you stop using prescription cream for a few days before your treatment to avoid irritation. Also, don’t use any other products on your face during the week leading up to your appointment.

If you are allergic to any ingredients found in a HydraFacial, then you should avoid this treatment.