Interested In Getting A Hydrafacial? What To Know


If you are looking at different spa treatments for your skin, such as microneedling or chemical peels, you may want to consider a hydrafacial. Hydrafacials tend to be less invasive than other treatments and you can see results after one session. Read on to learn more.  

How Does it Work?

During a hydrafacial, your esthetician will use a wand-like instrument called the Vortex Delivery System that will exfoliate and suck up dead skin cells. Unlike other exfoliating tools, like microdermabrasion, which may dry out the skin temporarily, hydrafacials moisturize skin.

There are four basic steps to treatment. First, your esthetician will use the wand to deep clean the top layers of your skin. Second, he or she will use an acid peel, like salicylic acid, to deep clean pores. Next, the esthetician will extract blackheads and other stubborn debris from your pores. Lastly, your esthetician will circulate hydrating serum into your skin.

What are the Benefits?

This type of treatment is painless and may feel like a facial massage. You don't need any numbing cream beforehand. If you have very sensitive skin, this is a good option for a facial. Hydrafacials are beneficial because they work for a variety of skin types and can be used to treat:

  • Age spots
  • Blackheads
  • Clogged pores
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Large pores
  • Redness
  • Dry/ashy skin

Some hydrafacial serums contain antioxidants, which keep your skin young and healthy looking. With other facial treatments, you may experience irritation or swelling after treatment. With hydrafacials, there is little downtime. Your skin may be a little sensitive a day or two after treatment, but you should experience glowing skin instead of redness.

How Should You Prepare for Treatment?

Your esthetician may have you avoid chemical peels, fillers, or other treatments a few weeks before treatment. Some treatments, like Botox, may be allowed a few weeks before a hydrafacial. A few days before treatment, you may also need to avoid excessive sun exposure or certain over-the-counter acne medications. While this treatment is hydrating for skin, you should still make sure you are hydrating before your facial since your skin will be exfoliated and you don't want it to dry out.

How Often Do You Need Treatment?

Every person responds to treatment differently. Some people may see results for a week, while others may have extended results for months. Your esthetician may recommend a month-to-month appointment to help you maintain and improve the appearance of oily skin, wrinkles, or age spots. People with acne may need more frequent treatments; but as acne and other skin issues diminish, you may only need bi-annual treatments to maintain your results. Ultimately, the frequency of your treatments will depend on your goals, budget, and skin type. For example, if you have sensitive skin, then more frequent treatments may not be beneficial since they could irritate your skin.

Reach out to a hair and skincare professional in your area for more details on hydrafacial treatment.


28 April 2022

A Healthy Diet is Important for Healthy Skin and Hair

I was blessed with healthy, thick hair and perfect skin as a young girl. I went to college out-of-state, and I soon started to get acne and my hair started thinning. Everyone told me that it was likely due to stress, but to be honest, I loved college and found most of my first-year classes pretty easy. During my first summer home I put two-and-two together: my eating habits changed drastically at college. My mother always fed us very healthy meals, and my eating habits at college were so bad that I even ate cookies for breakfast sometimes! I found out my hair loss was due to lack of healthy vitamins in my diet and my skin problems were also caused by my poor diet. I created this blog to help other learn how their health, skin, and are all connected, and I hope you can learn a lot here!