Radiant skin isn’t just a perk of good genetics. Nor is it only the result of surgical treatments marketed in Hollywood for movie stars. On the contrary, good skin can be easily obtained via many unobtrusive therapies, one of the most popular of which is the HydraFacial. Here’s a quick review of the procedure, including a realistic report of how long the results of a HydraFacial last:
What is a HydraFacial?
Like many medical spa procedures, the HydraFacial is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment for the face. It uses a patented, handheld HydraFacial® device to simultaneously exfoliate and remove impurities from the skin while hydrating and infusing it with antioxidants. It is commonly used to treat a variety of conditions, rejuvenating facial skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, large pores, and hyperpigmentation. From teenagers with acne to adults with sun damage, a HydraFacial is safe for all skin types (even sensitive and/or aging skin) with a result that is immediately evident: plump, healthy, glowing skin.
The entire HydraFacial procedure takes between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on specific skin concern(s), and includes a four-step process:
- Cleansing — The face is cleansed and an application of exfoliating lactic acid and glucosamine HCI with antioxidant-rich algae is rendered to soften and condition the skin.
- Exfoliation — Using the HydraFacial® machine and a specialized tip, a qualified clinician delivers a gentle peel solution of glycolic acid and salicylic acid. This helps remove debris and resurface the face without actually causing any delayed peeling of the skin
- Extraction — The machine’s tip is changed so that the clinician is able to administer salicylic acid through a swirling motion. This proprietary vortex technology softens sebum, sucking it and blackheads away from open pores while simultaneously saturating the skin with honey and spiraea ulmaria flower extracts that calm and soothe it.
- Infusion — Finally, a solution of antioxidants (horse chestnut seed and green tea extracts), peptides (copper, magnesium, and zinc), hyaluronic acid and other extracts (arnica flower and red algae) is applied to the face in order to attract water, reduce redness and brighten the skin.
How Long Do the Results of a HydraFacial Last?
In addition to how it looks, facial skin is best judged by how well it is hydrated and the amount of sebum that is present upon it: the more hydration and the less sebum, the better. With these factors in mind, HydraFacials are extremely effective and frequently used to achieve that healthy glow we all want. The results of a HydraFacial will start to fade after that first week. Our skin is constantly shedding and turning over dead skin cells to bring forth new healthy cells. That process can make our skin look dull if we don’t help the process along. To jumpstart this process, you could get these treatments done as often as every two week for a couple months. After that, it is recommended to back down to every 4 weeks as to not over to the exfoliation long term.
For more information or to schedule your next HydraFacial call The institute of Natural Health at 314-293-8123