Ross Dermatology

Relax With The HydraFacial!

Jun 12, 2023
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Everyone wants smooth, bright, and youthful-looking skin. Instead of spending a fortune on oils, creams, essences, and serums in a multistep skin-care routine, you may be able to achieve a natural glow with a facial that some say is rising in popularity.

What is the HydraFacial?

HydraFacial is a treatment, similar to microdermabrasion. It is designed to refresh and rejuvenate your skin without downtime or irritation after the procedure. HydraFacials provide instant results and leave your skin looking healthier and younger. The three-step process begins by cleansing skin, then exfoliating, before finishing with a targeted “booster” serum designed to address your specific skin conditions and concerns while hydrating the skin.

Rather than using abrasive exfoliants, as is the case with microdermabrasion, the entire HydraFacial process relies on the unique tool that simultaneously draws dead skin cells, oils, toxins, and other buildup out of the skin while applying nutrient-rich and soothing products like hyaluronic acids, antioxidants, peptides, and other restorative products. This increases the efficacy of skincare products by introducing them to skin without dead skin cells or clogged pores presenting obstacles that prevent these treatments from being completely effective. In addition to the basic HydraFacial process, your dermatologist can also customize your treatment plan to include added procedures like light or oxygen therapy, dermal fillers, neurotoxin injections, and other cosmetic solutions.

Benefits of the HydraFacial

  • Loosening and removing dead skin cells
  • Clearing pores
  • Delivering a brighter skin tone
  • Offering a low-intensity, gentle exfoliation solution
  • Promoting skin’s collagen and elastin production
  • Generating healthy cell turnover
  • Reducing the number of flare-ups and breakouts related to common skin conditions
  • Maintaining a more youthful appearance through increased fullness and elasticity
  • Diminishing the size of enlarged pores
  • Lightening dark spots on the skin
  • Creating a personalized facial treatment that is tailored to the individual’s skin care needs

How Do HydraFacials Work?

The Hydrafacial is typicalyy done in three steps.

Step 1: Deep Clean & Peel

This step uses a tip to clean out dirt and debris from deep within your pores. Additionally, the epidermal and dermal layers of your skin are exfoliated with a series of chemical exfoliants such as lactic aci, glycolic acid, and salicyclic acid. 

Step 2: Extract

The second step of the HydraFacial uses a tip to extract or vacuum any remaining debris from cllogged pores.

Step 3: Deep Hydration

The final step uses a pen-like attachment to apply a hydrating serum (typically consisting of hyaluronic acid and peptides) to the skin. 

How Long will a HydraFacial Last?

HydraFacials are most effective when they are done consistently. In most cases, dermatologists recommend one HydraFacial treatment session a month to keep skin looking fresh and rejuvenated. As patients receive consistent HydraFacial treatments, they will continue to see a decreased appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, and other skin imperfections. It can also help reduce oily skin and the negative impact of chronic skin conditions like acne.

Who Is A Good Candidate for HydraFacials?

Because it can be manipulated to the specific needs of your skin, it is recommended to mostly everyone! The Hydrafacial lasts anywhere betweeen 30-45 minutes. During this time, patients can relax and enjoy their facials!

While HydraFacials offer a versatile solution that is effective in a variety of situations, they are not a suitable treatment for addressing:

  • Deeper wrinkles
  • Scars
  • Deep hyperpigmentation problems
  • Broken veins in the skin

While HydraFacial treatments are safe for most people and effective on all skin types, some patients are not good candidates for HydraFacials, including:

  • Anyone with active rashes, skin infections, or sores
  • Sunburned skin

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