If it feels like you’ve been hearing about Hydrafacials a lot lately then you’re absolutely right! Believe it or not, one hydrafacial is getting performed every 15 seconds which means that last year alone around 2 million treatments were done around the world. So what exactly is a hydrafacial? And is it as good as they say? Read below for all the facts!
What Is A Hydrafacial?
If you’re still not grasping the concept then try to understand this; hydrafacials are a “medical-grade hydradermabrasion device that carries out a patented three-part regimen – cleansing, exfoliating, and then infusing skin with intensive serums.” The hydra – derma – abrasion part is done in a gentler method than previously done in the past, and it is done by vacuuming the pores while pushing in moisturising, brightening, plumping and protecting ingredients.
How Is It Performed?
The machine has a handpiece that holds spiral-shaped treatment tips that work using the “vortex technology”, think of a whirring eye of the tornado; it drills while making everything fly away. While the tip sucks out oils and debris from our pores, it will simultaneously infuse the pores with active ingredients that will brighten, protect and plump like I mentioned earlier. You can actually see the gunk that was removed from your pores….seeing is definitely believing in this case.
Who Can Undergo A Hydrafacial?
A hydrafacial is possibly the only treatment that is good for almost everyone. Adults with acne, wrinkles, or hyperpigmentation can hugely benefit from this treatment. It also suits mature patients who are looking to lessen the effects of sun damage and even treat flaky pre-cancerous spots! Even teenagers with acne can do it.
However there are some people who should investigate the suitability of this treatment if they suffer from active rashes, burns, or rosacea. Pregnant women shouldn’t do it as some of the active ingredients used haven’t been tested for safety during pregnancy such as salicylic acid.
Because this facial isn’t manually done and doesn’t depend on the expertise of the technician, then you are guaranteed good results almost always. Hydrafacial results have proven to be always safe and quite effective. It is quite the popular treatment prior to weddings and red carpet events as it delivers an amazing glow.
Hydrafacials are known for their no-pain-included policy. Despite the extractions and the dermabrasion, it is a relaxing experience, sometimes compared to having a light massage. It has no downtime, and the whole procedure can be performed in less than 30 minutes. And while you’re at it you can easily do your Botox, fillers, or laser treatments afterwards.