What is a Hydrafacial?
Also known as a Hydrafacial MD®, this is a multistep treatment that is non-invasive and combines the benefits of new generation hydradermabrasion, automated painless extractions, a chemical peel and a specialized infusion of hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and peptides to improve the look and feel of the face. A Hydrafacial does all of this in one convenient, 45–60 minute treatment that delivers real results without any downtime or irritation. With so many benefits, so little time and no pain involved, no wonder an editor for Allure magazine called the Hydrafacial “the best no side effects whatsoever treatment I’ve tried.”
A Hydrafacial consists of four basic steps that are quick and painless.
1st Step — Cleansing and exfoliation. Our aesthetic technicians use a small deplaning tool to open clogged pores and cleanse away layers of makeup debris and dead skin cells. The sensation is similar to a spinning brush being gently applied to the face.
2nd Step — Chemical peel. While many glycolic acid peels can leave the skin stinging for several minutes until washed away and leave the skin tender and red, ours does not. Our peel is designed to be gentle enough that our patients only experience a mild tingling.
3rd Step — Extraction. This part of the Hydrafacial involves the extraction of all foreign substances from the pores using an advanced vortex extraction nozzle similar to a vacuum. This is superior to previous methods of manual extractions performed by hand by technicians that were slow and inefficient. Many patients are astounded when shown how many contaminants were withdrawn from their skin during the extraction process.
4th Step — Application of serum. The vortex fusion tool is again used in this step of the Hydrafacial to infuse a custom antioxidant and collagen rich serum into the skin that is designed to promote hydration and elasticity.
Hydrafacial vs. Microdermabrasion
The microdermabrasion is an outdated treatment that has declined in popularity and use since 2000. The procedure uses tiny rough grains to buff away the surface layer of skin. Because a microdermabrasion pulls on the skin, it creates inflammation and does not effectively cleanse pores. It also does not infuse nutrients or treats skin on a cellular level. Only the Hydrafacial effectively and safely deals with all of these concerns.
Hydrafacial Treatment Staff
We are an advanced and experience skin and aesthetic clinic at the forefront of non-invasive procedures for skin rejuvenation. Our staff works under the direct supervision of Dr. Jerome Lamb, a distinguished member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgery. Our seasoned staff uses the most advanced technologies and techniques to help our patients look and feel their best and can help people of all skin types come up with a custom treatment plan that is right for them.
What is Hydrafacial Good for Treating?
The procedure is ideal for all types of skin and is highly effective at improving overall skin health, as well as countering the effects of conditions such as:
- Fine Lines and Wrinkles
- Skin Brightening
- Skin Tone Evenness and Vibrancy
- Elasticity and Firmness
- Uneven Skin Texture
- Sensitive Skin
- Hyperpigmentation and/or Photo Damage
- Oily and/or Congested Skin
- Enlarged Pores
- And Other Advanced Signs of Aging
What is the Cost of Hydrafacial Treatment?
Depending on the provider, area of the nation they are located in, type of tools used and training of the technician, Hydrafacial cost can vary from provider to provider. However, most treatments for a Hydrafacial can cost between $125 to $300 when performed in a doctor’s office.
How Long Does a Hydrafacial Last?
Most patients will see visible skin improvement and a more radiant tone immediately after the treatment. These results and a feeling of hydration in the skin can last for up to seven days or even longer. However, those who opt to have the procedure done in a doctor’s office can see their Hydrafacial results last for as long as one month. Monthly and even bi-weekly treatments are recommended for an extended period of time in order to maintain these results.
What are Hydrafacial Side Effects and Dangers?
A Hydrafacial treatment is designed to be beneficial for all skin types and to improve most skin conditions. Even those with sensitive skin can easily tolerate the treatment utilized by a Hydrafacial. However, those with open sores, cuts, sunburn or other damage to the skin may not be able to undergo a Hydrafacial until these conditions improve.
A simple consultation with one of our skin experts will help choose specific treatment collagens and serums to customize the treatment for all unique skin conditions and needs. During this consultation, our experts will determine if a Hydrafacial is right for the patient.