A lot of people have come to me for years saying that they’ve had typical spa facials that left them feeling as though they spent a lot of money and didn't quite get the results they were hoping for. They comment that facials they’ve had elsewhere lacked feeling as though their skin was deeply cleaned and in fact, felt layered with products after their service. Some claim they even break out after their facials. What they were hoping for was to feel a similar kind of effect as if you went to the dentist and had your teeth cleaned, which would be a deeper clean feeling than one cannot obtain at home. Sure, they probably had a nice experience with wonderful smelling products and wonderful massage techniques, but there is actually a way for a facial treatment to do much more.
HydraFacial has become one of the most popular facial services across the country. Many know that it cleans skin like nothing else they’ve ever tried and that everyone walks loves the visible results. Most importantly, people will comment that their skin actually feels as though it’s breathing afterwards. Well, there’s a reason for that. The combination of equipment and manual technique for this specific facial treatment can and does do more.The funny thing is, I’ll bet that many do not really know exactly what a HydraFacial is or exactly how it works. And still it’s asked for by name over and over again, year after year. I’m happy to demystify how it does it’s magic.
HydraFacial is a brand name for a unique facial cleansing machine that utilizes mild exfoliating alpha hydroxy and beta hydroxy acids in a system that also uses suction to wash away loosened dead skin cells, makeup, superficial blackheads and facial debris. Alpha Hydroxy acid is another name for glycolic acid and Beta Hydroxy acid is another name for salicylic acid. Glycolic acid is attracted to water making it an excellent choice to address fine lines and wrinkles. Salicylic acid is attracted to oil (or sebum) making it ideal to address oily skin, blackheads and small pustules. The combination of both help lighten hyperpigmented spots and brighten a dull skin tone.
The HydraFacial system uses a special handpiece with changeable tips for the multiple processes of cleansing as well as for different skin types. When the tip of the handpiece is placed onto the skin, suction is activated drawing the specific solutions from the machine allowing for even dispersion along the surface. The mild acids begin a mild exfoliation process that loosens debris on the surface whilst penetrating deep, losing clogged pores. While the mild acids are being deposited, simultaneous suction from the machine is pulling and washing away the surface impurities.
HydraFacial also has liquid nutrient options within the system that are deposited after the cleansing process such as potent vitamins, peptides and hyaluronic acid. These finishing products deeply nourish freshly exfoliated skin that is prepped for high absorption. Equally, they strengthen, soften and hydrate the skin. In addition, the entire technique of the treatment stimulates collagen, increases circulation and provides lymphatic drainage. The results are deeply cleaned pores, super soft, ultra hydrated skin without the feeling of thick residue on the surface. When used routinely, results boast the appearance of fewer fine lines, improved texture, and stimulation of collagen. Pores appear smaller and most report less hyperpigmentation and a brighter complexion.
If you haven't tried a HydraFacial yet, you don’t know what you're missing. When HydraFacial is customized with other beneficial adjuncts designed by an experienced aesthetician, results are even greater with more lasting results. We are happy to further explain the process and answer any questions you may have. As always, consultations with our trained professionals are complimentary.
Feel free to call our office at 561-757-5814 Monday through Friday from 10 am to 5:30 pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 2 pm.
Christina Davies is the founder and owner of Impruv-U MedSpa, Boca Raton. She is a medical aesthetician and a medical micropigmentation specialist for over 25 years in New York and Florida.