Have you been hearing the buzz (from celebs or otherwise) about HydraFacials? This multistep facial has been getting a lot of attention, and with good reason. Using a patent-pending device, it cleanses, exfoliates, extracts dirt and oil from pores, and hydrates your skin with serums that have anti-aging and antioxidant properties. This treatment series works to correct uneven tone, reduce the appearance of large pores, clear up any acne, and even smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
How Does a HydraFacial Work?
The HydraFacial uses a handheld device that comes with multiple attachments. One removes dead skin cells and excess sebum from your skin, cleansing it on the surface. Then, a blend of glycolic and salicylic acids is applied to break up any stubborn dirt or oil. Next, a HydraPeel Tip vacuums out any gunk or impurities from your pores. And finally, your skin is infused with hydrating, anti-aging ingredients—including peptides, HA, and antioxidants—leaving your skin clean, fresh, and ultimately hydrated.
HydraFacial Vs. Microdermabrasion
So, what’s the difference between a microdermabrasion and a HydraFacial? Don’t they do the same thing? The short answer: no. Microdermabrasion uses manual extraction and can be uncomfortable, possibly slightly painful for some. This method it done by spraying the skin with very small crystals to polish away the outermost layer of dull, damaged skin. It’s abrasive but very effective.
Alternatively, HydraFacials work on all skin tones (unlike chemical peels), cleanse deeper into the skin than traditional extraction, and you barely feel it. Plus, there’s ready no downtime at all. Whoever said “no pain, no gain” simply hasn’t had a HydraFacial.
What Else Do I Need to Know About HydraFacials?
Each treatment takes about 60 minutes and is highly customizable for all skin types and tones. Your Derm Group board-certified dermatologist can help tailor each treatment for your specific needs. Those with rashes, burns, or rosacea should avoid this procedure to prevent flareups and discomfort.
For those who are ready to try it out, you can expect to see results immediately. Glowing, hydrated skin in an hour? Yes, please.