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HydraFacial has become many’s chosen facial spa care routine due to its non-invasive yet effective treatment. It is a facial treatment that uses a patented device to exfoliate, cleanse, extract, and hydrate the face. In fact, this system uses a vortex swirling action to deliver hydration and remove dead skin, debris, dirt, and impurities while cleansing and soothing the skin. 

HydraFacial vs. Regular Facial

With a traditional facial, one would experience a few uncomfortable moments during the treatment. Extraction is generally the least enjoyable part when the technician goes a bit deeper to clean the pores. While traditional facials may be helpful for long-term treatment, it has the possibility of causing redness or skin eruptions the day after.

On the other hand, HydraFacials can feel more like a light massage to the face. In fact, the treatment does not involve the same extraction process as traditional facials. Moreover, HydraFacials can still help with acne conditions and improve the skin’s overall tone, even without the extractions. 

How Does HydraFacial Work?

A HydraFacial is a unique skin treatment available in medical spas and dermatology offices. Sometimes, it is called “hydradermabrasion” since it involves microdermabrasion-like exfoliation paired with hydrating serums. Known for its four-step process, HydraFacial works to deep-clean, exfoliate, peel and hydrate the skin. 

Moreover, this professional procedure may help treat various skin conditions, including acne, dryness, and wrinkles. The non-invasive procedure is similar to a regular facial that can be done from a spa, yet it provides more dramatic results. For that reason, dramatic results can be achieved using a mechanized wand to deeply clean and exfoliate the skin while delivering serums customized to the skin type.

What To Expect From A HydraFacial Treatment?

On average, a HydraFacial treatment takes 30 minutes. Here’s what to expect during a HydraFacial appointment:

1. Cleansing and Exfoliation

HydraFacial’s first step involves cleansing and exfoliation. With a vortex cleansing and hydra peel tip, the aesthetician will gently use the HydraFacial wand to cleanse and exfoliate the skin deeply. 

This removes dead skin cells and sebum while gently opening the pores. Some describe it as having a revolving electric toothbrush gently pressed to the skin.

2. Chemical Peel

Next, the aesthetician will change the wand’s tip to deliver a gentle chemical peel. Simultaneously, HydraFacial uses a non-irritating mix of salicylic and glycolic acids for a gentle yet effective peel, compared to other chemical peels that are often irritating or painful and leave the skin red for hours or days. In fact, the purpose of this step is to loosen deep pore debris.

3. Extraction

This is the third step in a HydraFacial treatment. In this step, the aesthetician will use the device with strong, painless vortex vacuum suction to remove blackheads and impurities from the pores. Next, these impurities collect in a cup to be discarded.

4. Hydrating Serum

Lastly, the aesthetician will use the HydraFacial wand to apply a soothing proprietary antioxidative and hydrating serum with peptides and other beneficial nutrients. This helps to detoxify, rejuvenate, and hydrate the skin. After completing the treatment, the aesthetician may augment the service with additional procedures such as light therapy or fills. 

What Are The Benefits Of HydraFacial?

While the HydraFacial procedure is almost similar to a regular facial, the skin undergoes cleansing and exfoliation with a hand-held device. Hydrafacial differs in the part in which hydrating serums are added to get the skin moisture along the way. Below are HydraFacials’ known benefits.

HydraFacial is minimally painful.

A regular facial is painless enough but gives an uncomfortable feeling. On the other hand, the HydraFacial treatment deposits serum on the skin. That said, the serum provides moisture as the device glades over the skin while leaving a relaxing feeling.

Moisturizes the skin

On top of the lesser pain, HydraFacial moisturizes the skin due to the serum deposited into the dermis. Due to cleansing and exfoliation that leaves the skin dry, HydraFacial provides customized serums that work best depending on the skin type. No need to worry if the skin is dry, sensitive, or oily since a suitable serum can solve that problem.

Immediate results

Regular facials also provide amazingly immediate results. But with HydraFacial, results are instantaneous. With sufficient moisture deposited on the skin, there is no need to worry about the skin’s recovery time.

Fewer to no side effects

A regular facial can leave the face red and swollen, associated with dryness and dead skin cells removed. With HydraFacial, it diminishes those side effects. Applying the hydrating serum leaves no worry about these mild complications.

No Acne Breakout

Generally, facials remove dead skin cells and impurities on the skin. However, the process is sometimes harsh on the target area, which others consider the reason for acne breakouts. This is because pores are left open and exposed to different dirt and bacteria in the atmosphere. 

They become more prone to white, black, and acne. HydraFacial serum makes the skin moisturized while protecting the pores from dirt deposits. 

Reverse Signs of Aging

Compared to regular facials, HydraFacial serums can contribute to better glowing skin. In fact, the serum can stimulate better collagen production depending on the ingredients present.

As it has been known, collagen is responsible for keeping the skin tight and firm, hence, young-looking. HydraFacial can help stimulate collagen by removing excess dirt and dead skin cells. With the addition of the serum, glowing, youthful skin can be achieved.

Is There An Aftercare?

The effects of HydraFacial can even last longer than average with proper aftercare and maintenance. That said, optimal aftercare is essential to achieve better and longer-lasting results. In general, there is no recovery time after the HydraFacial treatment. 

However, below are the tips that must be remembered to achieve maximum results of HydraFacial.

  • Avoid direct and excessive sunlight.
  • Avoid exposure to pollutants and dirt.
  • Don’t touch or scrub the treated area.
  • Stop using exfoliating products for a few days to avoid complications.
  • Apply additional moisturizer on the skin if prescribed by the doctor

The Bottom Line

Hydration is necessary for the health and well-being of the skin. CaTara Medical Spa offers HydraFacial, which uses four types of Vortex devices, each designed for a different treatment. Ultimately, this state-of-the-art technology has been specifically designed to perform the HydraFacial MD procedure, leaving supple, soft, glowing skin that will take years off the face. 

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