When we are younger, our skin has natural internal mechanisms for maintaining its healthy condition. However, various factors, such as age, sun, environment, diet, even cosmetics, make this process difficult or even totally inhibit those skin functions, resulting in a dull, dry and aged-looking appearance.
What is a Hydrofacial?
A hydrofacial is the treatment that offers the solution to this problem. Hydrofacial is a new skin rejuvenating treatment that can be completed in 30 minutes, while it is considered one of the most popular therapies in Hollywood. It yields long-lasting results and can be adapted to each individual to meet the specific needs of all skin types.
Why is a Hydrofacial Healthy for My Skin?
Hydration, as it is already known, is the foundation of healthy, glowing skin. Irritation and dryness of the skin have been proven to be some of the main causes that aggravate the signs of aging. Hydrofacial, also known as Hydrodermabrasion, offers what exactly the skin needs: a moisturizing and non-irritating treatment.
Hydrofacial removes dead skin cells, cleans clogged pores of the skin by removing dirt, while it rejuvenates the skin through the application of moisturizing serums. The treatment is soothing, refreshing, and offers immediate results.
Am I Suitable for Hydrofacial Treatment?
The treatment is designed to meet the needs of all skin types. Even the most sensitive skin tolerates hydrofacials relatively well with no side effects. The professional who applies it has the possibility to select specific moisturizing agents and/or adjust the treatment to the unique skin conditions (eg oily, dry or mixed skin) according to your needs.
What should I Expect?
Most patients report that they see visible improvement in their skin condition, obtaining skin appearance that radiates just after one treatment. The smoothness and the hydration may last for up to 5-7 days or even longer.
This type of therapy specifically achieves:
- Deep medical cleansing of the face, chest or back.
- Exfoliation and removal of dead skin cells.
- Smoothing and improving the texture of the skin.
- Glowing skin and fading of hyperpigmented lesions.
- Improvement in the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
- Reduction of acne.
- Restoration and tightening of the skin through the new collagen production.
It can be used on the face, neckline, arms and back and adapts to your particular needs (oily skin, acne, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation etc.)
How Many Hydrofacial Sessions Are Needed?
Frequent therapies are recommended, as the treatment is not irritating at all, in order to maintain good results. The patients who undergo this type of treatment can return to their everyday activities immediately after the session since there is no recovery time.
Whether you undergo a hydrofacial to achieve a glamorous appearance on a special occasion, or you choose to have a number of sessions to achieve a more prominent and lasting effect, the results are impressive.
What is a Hydrafacial?
Hydrafacial dermabrasion, on the other hand, is the brand name of a non-invasive, multi-step facial cleansing treatment that combines the advantages of Hydrodermabrasion, chemical peeling, vortex-extraction, hydration and antioxidant protection.
The alternative name of the treatment is "Diamond Dermabrasion" and in modern cosmetic medicine, it is performed by utilizing the action of antioxidants, peptides, vitamins and hyaluronic acid, offering deep hydration of the skin. At the same time, it improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face, cleanses the clogged pores and regains the balance in oily or acne-prone skins.
Published clinical studies have shown that Hydrafacial performs better than any other skin rejuvenation therapy. Through the 4-in-1 Vortex Technology system, it provides cleansing, peeling, correction of skin imperfections, deep hydration and rejuvenation, as well as wrinkle elimination.
How Do I Know If I'm Suitable for a Hydrafacial?
A hydrafacial is suitable for any skin type, providing a non-invasive treatment and a temporary cleansing of the pores, thanks to the proper serum combination. Using the most sophisticated, technically non-ablative and laser-free system in the modern dermatology industry, it provides immediate results that last, giving the skin the desired health and glow.
It is suitable for all people of all skin types and at all ages. It can be applied even to very young people (e.g. teenagers) if the doctor estimates it would be beneficial for their skin. It can be performed all year round and does not require any recovery time.
What's Involved With the Hydrafacial Process?
The process lasts only 25-30 minutes, providing visible results immediately, without any pain and with zero recovery time.
The treatment includes four basic steps:
Step 1 - Dermabrasion
At this stage, the skin surface is initially cleansed. Then, the dead cells are removed from the superficial skin layers, while the skin is properly prepared for the next steps.
Step 2 - Chemical peel
A combination of glycolic and salicylic acid is injected into the face, which has the ability to whiten and smooth the skin, as well as to remove the pollutants and dirt from the pores.
Step 3 – Sebum extraction
In this stage, special heads with diamond filings are used. These heads apply negative pressure, while, at the same time, through water injection, they cleanse the skin in depth, removing the sebum from the pores, as well as the dead cells.
Step 4 - Hydration and antioxidant treatment
With a ready-to-use skin, a serum enriched with hyaluronic acid, vitamins, antioxidants and peptides is injected to provide both deep hydration and antioxidant protection.
How Many Hydrafacial Sessions are Needed?
A series of six sessions are recommended for the best results, while you can maintain the desired effect if you undergo one treatment per month.
Hydration and skin health is now a simple process.
Hydro- and Hydrafacial are ideal methods for treating oily or prone to acne skin, while they dramatically minimize the enlarged pores (black spots, pimples). In addition, they have both anti-aging and antioxidant action, providing rejuvenation without being invasive therapies.
They are quick facial treatments that offer wonderful results without leaving irritated skin and without requiring any recovery time.
Nowadays, you can effortlessly combine the health of your skin with glowing beauty!