Maintaining healthy skin can be a difficult task. Rising worldwide pollution, worsening lifestyle habits and greater exposure to daily stressors (not to mention the simple fact that we are living longer than ever) means nearly all of us face ongoing skincare issues, whether it’s acne, discoloration, wrinkles or something worse, like allergic reactions or even cancer. Indeed, the breadth of skin problems means it’s not always easy to recognize all the available skin care options or to remember their individual benefits and limitations. Thus, when we find a product or treatment that works, we tend to believe that the more of it we use (or make use of), the better. For instance, HydraFacials (a specific type of skin treatment) cleanse the skin, frequently leaving it smoother and more radiant than it’s ever been. Why wouldn’t we want more of that?! Turns out, though, that there IS a recommended schedule for how often you should get a HydraFacial. Take a look at what you need to know:
What is a HydraFacial?
A typical HydraFacial lasts approximately 30 minutes to one hour and utilizes patented technology to cleanse, exfoliate, extract, hydrate and infuse the skin in a single session. Although often used on the face, HydraFacials can be applied to any part of the body in need of rejuvenation, with results commonly seen immediately following the procedure and lasting for two to four weeks. A HydraFacial differs from other types of facials because it utilizes a special suction device that can be fitted with different probes, rotating through a series of steps that first cleans and peels away the first layer of skin; then removes dirt from pores; and finishes with a proprietary infusion that works to protect the skin for the next few weeks.
How Often Should You Get a HydraFacial?
As with most things in life, moderation is the key to success when choosing to undergo a HydraFacial treatment. Although not nearly as abrasive a procedure as other skincare treatments (such as microdermabrasion), a HydraFacial still disrupts the first layer of skin, leaving it more vulnerable to the elements if not allowed to fully process and then shed new cell growth. For many younger HydraFacial clients (who have a faster rate of cellular turnover), two weeks between sessions is frequently recommended for the first few months with an ultimate goal of once-a-month treatments. For older clients (who might have a slower rate of cellular turnover) four weeks between treatments is generally preferred from the start so as not to impede the body’s own natural regenerative processes.
Want to Learn More?
How often you should get a HydraFacial, of course, depends also on your personal skin issues, as well as your own unique skin type. To learn more about using HydraFacials to heal your skin and make it more radiant, please contact our team of clinicians at The Institute of Natural Health.