HydraFacial Treatments: Benefits for All Skin Types
HydraFacial is an invigorating facial treatment that can be given in 30 to 60 minutes and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of all skin types. HydraFacial treatments are soothing, moisturizing, non-invasive and non-irritating.
What Is A HydraFacial Treament?
A HydraFacial treatment is a hydradermabrasion procedure that combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration and antioxidant protection simultaneously, resulting in clearer, more beautiful skin with no discomfort or downtime.
Like microdermabrasion, a tool helps exfoliate the skin and remove impurities, but without using crystals or abrasive chemicals to do so. It uses a suction like vacuum to get rid of dead skin, clogged pores, and reveal more radiant new skin. The difference is with cleansing, hydrating and moisturizing serums are applied to the skin during this process. Hydration is the foundation of healthy, radiant skin. Irritation of skin has been proven to increase signs of aging.
Am I A Candidate For A HydraFacial Treatment?
The HydraFacial treatment is designed for all skin types. Even the most sensitive skin easily tolerates the HydraFacial treatment. Our medical esthetician may choose specific treatment serums and/or customize your treatment for your unique skin condition and needs.
What Are Benefits Of A HydraFacial?
The HydraFacial treatment removes dead skin cells and extracts impurities while simultaneously bathing the new skin with cleansing, hydrating and moisturizing serums. The treatment is soothing, refreshing, non-irritating and immediately effective.
HydraFacial serums are designed to target certain skin problems to help the skin to be healthier in the long run.
- Acne - Blackheads and whiteheads
- Wrinkles, fine lines, and dehydrated (very dry) skin
- Uneven skin tone, hyper-pigmentation, sun damage, and brown spots
- Enlarged pores, congested pores or oily-prone skin
HydraFacials offer instant, noticeable results with no downtime or irritation, with the goal of improved skin health for the long term.
What Are HydraFacial Treatment Options?
HydraFacial treatments can be customized to meet any of your skin care needs.
This 30-minute treatment deeply cleanses, extracts and hydrates the skin utilizing super serums filled with antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid.
This 45-minute treatment includes four different skincare booster options:
- Age Refinement HydraFacial: The addition of DermaBuilder helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Radiance HydraFacial: The addition of Britenol booster helps to minimize the appearance of dark spots.
- Restorative HydraFacial:The addition of CTGF helps to improve the appearance of skin tone, texture and elasticity.
- Clarifying HydraFacial:The addition of Blue LED Light Therapy and extended extractions helps to improve oil production and congested skin.
This 60-minute treatment is the ultimate HydraFacial experience! We begin the detoxification process with lymphatic therapy. Then we continue with the Deluxe HydraFacial to deeply cleanse, extract and hydrate the skin while addressing specific skin concerns. This treatment concludes with LED Blue and Red Light Therapy.
What Are the Steps of a HydraFacial?
Cleansing and Exfoliation
By using a deplaning tool, the HydraFacial will sweep away all the dead skin cells and debris, such as makeup. It will also help to open your pores – the first step to increased skin hydration.
Our acid peel is different than most in that it won’t sting or leave you feeling uncomfortable. The acid peel on your skin is gentle enough to go unnoticed; some may feel the faintest tingle, but it does not cause discomfort.
One of the most fascinating parts of the treatment is the extraction stage. This type of extraction uses a nozzle that acts as a vacuum, sucking gunk out of your clogged pores. Unlike during traditional facials, we forego performing manual extractions for a less painful and irritating option. During this step of your HydraFacial, our aesthetician will perform an elaborate vortex-extraction.
Another tool used during your HydraFacial is called the vortex-fusion tool. This tool applies a collagen and antioxidant serum into the skin to promote hydration and elasticity. Usually, serums can leave your face feeling like it’s burning; however, our serum is designed to promote wellness in and on your skin, leaving all chances of redness and irritation behind.
What are Side Effects of HydraFacial Treatments?
After a HydraFacial treatment, you may experience tingling and stinging in the treatment area. These sensations generally subside within a few hours.
Your skin may experience temporary irritation, tightness or redness after a HydraFacial. These are all normal reactions that typically resolve within 72 hours, depending on skin sensitivity.
The skin is more susceptible to sunburn and sun damage after your HydraFacial treatment. Avoid excessive sun exposure and use a minimum of SPF 40 sunscreen.
Is There Downtime After a HydraFacial?
You may put on makeup and return to your normal activities right after the treatment since there is no downtime.
How Long Do the Results of a HydraFacial Last?
You will likely see results immediately after your HydraFacial treatment, and your skin may feel smooth and hydrated for one to four weeks with appropriate home care to maintain treatment results. Many clients report seeing visible skin refinement and an even, more radiant skin tone after just one treatment. The smooth results and hydration may last 5 to 7 days or longer.
How Often Should I Have a HydraFacial?
Continued HydraFacial treatments are highly recommended to maintain skin health results. One treatment per month is recommended for improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, oily and congested skin.
How Do I Maintain Benefits of a HydraFacial?
Good skincare is supported by a healthy lifestyle. Maintain your skin health after your HydraFacial by following these recommendations:
- Drink plenty of water.
- Avoid tanning beds.
- Eat a balanced diet.
- Get plenty of sleep.
- Minimize alcohol consumption.
- Take a daily vitamin.
- Avoid smoking.
- Manage daily stress.
HydraFacial is available at Franciscan Health in Indianapolis at Franciscan Physician Network Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons Medical Spa, 8051 South Emerson Avenue, Suite 450, Indianapolis. Call (317) 528-7637. In Greenwood, HydraFacial is located at Franciscan Health Stones Crossing, 1703 West Stones Crossing, Suite 310 in Greenwood. Call (317) 528-6772.
In southsuburban Chicago, HydraFacial is available at Franciscan Health Fitness Center's medical spa in Chicago Heights.
By Deborah Benitez
Aesthetician, Franciscan Physician Network Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons Medical Spa