What is a Hydrafacial and How Does it Work?

What is a Hydrafacial?

You have heard of or seen the video of a Hydrafacial and you were asking yourself questions like, what is a Hydrafacial or How does this work? In simple terms, It is a process that involves exfoliation and hydration. It gives results that are similar to microdermabrasion.

In this treatment, Lactic acid, Glycolic acid, Salicylic acid, Hyaluronic acid and peptides are used to hydrate the skin.

During a Hydrafacial, there is a 3-step process that is performed. The processes are listed below:

  • Deep-Cleanse, 
  • Exfoliation, 
  • Skin Hydration

Hydrafacials are very beneficial to the skin and are said to help improve the overall skin texture, appearance and tone. The deep exfoliation process of the hydrafacial helps achieve this as it cleans the pores, removes debris while allowing face serums to penetrate the skin better.

In the treatment of acne, the microdermabrasion-like techniques help in the treatment of acne and acne scars.

For the cases of a breakout, hydrafacials are designed to help address the excess oil and dead skin cells that can cause breakouts.

How do HydraFacials Work?

Hydrafacials are meant to be performed by licenced aestheticians or dermatologists. So, don’t try these at home:

A hydrafacial is performed or administered in three parts.

  1. The aesthetician or dermatologist uses a vortex-like wand against your skin to help clear away any dirt and oil from deep in your pores. They also use a peel to help exfoliate and resurface your skin. 
  2. Your aesthetician or dermatologist uses a vacuum-like attachment on the wand to help extract debris from your pores.
  3. Your aesthetician or dermatologist then uses a pen-like attachment to apply a moisturizing serum with antioxidants.

If there is something you should take away from this article, it is that HydraFacials may help treat a variety of skin concerns in one session through its 3-in-1 cleansing, exfoliating, and hydrating process. 

Talk with a dermatologist about which cosmetic treatments are best suited to your specific concerns.

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