HydraFacials are an extremely popular facial technique that can address a variety of patient concerns. Last year alone, more people opted for this procedure than for Botox treatments. One of the biggest benefits of HydraFacials is that it’s a powerful treatment that doesn’t feel aggressive – or leave your skin looking temporarily worse. 

The procedure uses a hydradermabrasion device to scrub your skin, extract impurities from pores, and add customized serums to address your particular skin issues. It’s quick, painless, and effective on multiple levels. 

HydraFacials leaves skin lighter and brighter

Rather than using a typical, harsh scrubbing technique, the HydraFacial’s patented handpiece uses a “vortex technique.” The tool acts like a cooling scrub brush and a pore vacuum at the same time, cleaning your skin, exfoliating it, and extracting oils and impurities.

After a HydraFacial treatment, your skin will look lighter and brighter. The radiant effect is so noticeable that many people will get one before big events, like weddings or public appearances.

The first step involves a deplaning technique that strips the outer layer of your skin to open up the pores; makeup, dirt, and oil get pulled away. Next is the peeling step. Though it uses salicylic acid, it doesn’t burn the same way that traditional peels do. Then comes the extraction, when you can see some of the impurities that get pulled out of your pores. (Depending on your level of interest, this could be a very satisfying experience.) 

Finally, a serum is applied to address your skin concerns. We can use many different formulations, but I do like the four HydraFacial serums.

  • The Brightalive Booster combines peptides, glucosamine, and glycerin to simultaneously block pigmentation and give skin a fresh, hydrated glow.
  • The Growth Factor Booster uses proteins that help keep skin hydrated and firm.
  • The Dermabuilder Booster uses peptides to even out skin tone.
  • The Britenol Booster combines vitamin C and bearberry extract to brighten dark spots and help repair sun-damaged skin.

After an initial HydraFacial, many patients get one every few months, though some people enjoy monthly HydraFacials. 

The procedure is quick with minimal side effects

HydraFacials only take about 30 minutes. It is painless and almost feels like a cooling brush being swiped over your face. Most patients report no side effects, and many go days without applying makeup.

HydraFacials are consistent

One of the benefits of HydraFacials is how consistent they are. Each facial uses the same technique so results are not dependent on the technician. You can expect the same results with each visit.

They are ideal for anyone

Here’s the best part: Anyone is a good candidate. HydraFacials are helpful for:

  • Cleaning clogged pores
  • Extracting blackheads
  • Reducing problematic acne
  • Brightening skin
  • Fighting the effects of sun damage
  • Hydrating skin
  • Combating hyperpigmentation
  • Evening out skin tone and texture
  • Reintroducing elasticity and firmness

Experience the many benefits of HydraFacials

We really cannot say enough good things about the benefits of HydraFacials. If you’d like to experience lighter and brighter skin, schedule an appointment with us today. Your skin will thank you for it!


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