For most people, the top priority in skincare is having an even, healthy complexion. However, skin concerns such as acne, sun damage, and rough texture can make it difficult to achieve this goal when you are only using at-home skincare products. Luckily, a Hydrafacial at Beauty 2.0 Aesthetics in Port Moody, BC, can enhance and refresh the appearance of your skin.
How Does a HydraFacial Work?
A HydraFacial is the current gold standard in non-invasive aesthetic treatments that enhances the beauty of your skin. This patented facial uses a special double vortex wand and an advanced four-step plan to treat your skin concerns from top to bottom. From exfoliation to a specialty blended rejuvenating hydrating serum, the steps of this facial include:
Cleanse and Exfoliate
The first step of your treatment will be cleansing your skin to remove dirt, oil, and makeup. This is an important step since it will remove any impurities from the surface of your skin that may prevent other steps of the treatment from working as effectively. Furthermore, the cleansing step will neutralize the pH of your skin to prepare for other steps of the treatment.
The exfoliation involved in the first step of your treatment will be manual exfoliation. Manual exfoliation is ideal for clearing away large dead skin cells so that your pores will be opened up and receptive to the next steps of your facial. Manual exfoliation is performed with a special device and is designed to be non-irritating.
The next step will be an acid peel or a chemical peel. A chemical peel is one of the oldest and most flexible aesthetic treatments in the world. For this particular facial, the acids and chemicals used to exfoliate your skin will be customized to your skin type and your skincare goals.
Usually, a light peel with glycolic acid or lactic acid is most appropriate for most skin types. The chemical peel step will remove another layer of dead skin cells, which will help with superficial pigmentation concerns and also increase cellular renewal.
After the acid peel, the next step involves using a special double vortex wand will be used to gently extract impurities from the skin. The extraction step will focus on removing dead skin cells that are clogging pores, oil from blackheads and whiteheads, and other debris on the skin that may contribute to congested pores.
Extraction is essential for people who have certain skin conditions, such as acne. A benefit of the extraction step is an increase in blood circulation within the subdermal layers of the skin, which may improve the texture and plumpness of your skin after this facial.
The final step of this facial is the application of a hydrating serum that will rejuvenate your skin. The serum used to seal your treatment will be based on your skin type and your skin goals. You will be able to choose between a serum to brighten your skin tone, boost collagen production, improve your moisture barrier, or improve concerns such as elasticity and firmness.
After the hydrating serum, it’s also common to apply SPF to protect your newly exfoliated skin immediately after your treatment. You may use your own SPF or SPF that is provided for you.
What Can This Facial Be Used For?
This facial can be used to address a wide variety of superficial concerns, particularly age-related concerns such as fine lines, sun damage, and skin laxity. This facial can also be used to improve the appearance of oily skin and enlarged pores, and may also be able to improve the overall health of your skin.
What Can You Expect From Treatment?
This facial usually takes 60 minutes to complete. The treatment is very comfortable since all the chemicals used are mild, which means you will not need to use a topical numbing cream to keep you comfortable during the facial. Most people find this four-step facial very relaxing.
What Should You Do Before Treatment?
Before an exfoliating facial such as this one, you will need to stop using retinol and other exfoliants at home for at least three to five days. This will prevent over-stripping the skin, which can improve the efficacy of your facial treatment. If you have skin irritation, a sunburn, or conditions such as a fever blister before your treatment, you will need to reschedule your appointment.
What Should You Do After Treatment?
After your treatment, it’s best to protect your skin with SPF. Most people can use SPF 30 for adequate skin protection. Along with protecting your skin with sunscreen, you also want to use gentle moisturizers for the first few days. You should not apply makeup for at least 12 hours, and you will need to continue to avoid retinol and other chemicals on the skin for a few days to give your skin time to recover.
How Quickly Will You See Results?
Most people will notice an immediate improvement in their overall skin tone on the same day of treatment. These results will continue to improve as your skin renews after your treatment. You will usually see optimal results a few days after your facial appointment.
How Long Will Results Last?
The results of this facial will usually last for about four weeks. During this time, your skin will have a more even tone and a more youthful firmness. For some people, results may last for as long as six weeks, particularly if you take excellent care of your skin.
How Often Should You Have This Treatment?
Most people can schedule this treatment every four to six weeks to address skin concerns and maintain the desired youthful appearance of the skin. However, the frequency of your treatment may also be determined by the sensitivity of your skin and how well you respond to the treatment. For example, it may be best for people who have sensitive skin to schedule this treatment every six weeks for the best results.
Can You Enhance Your Results?
Enhancing your results is all about helping results last for as long as possible, and to do this you must take very good care of your skin. Crucial points of good skincare are protecting your skin from the sun and using skin care products that have active ingredients that will help you achieve your goals.
You should wear sunscreen every day, even on cloudy days, to shield your skin from UV rays. As for skincare products, it’s generally best to use products that are formulated for your precise skin concerns. Some of the best ingredients that can be used for all types of skin include hyaluronic acid and niacinamide.
Benefits of HydraFacial
There are numerous benefits to using HydraFacials regularly to improve the overall condition of your skin. For example, a considerable benefit of this treatment is that it can be used frequently to address mild to moderate superficial skin concerns, including sun damage. Other benefits of this facial include:
Ideal for Every Skin Type
This facial can be used by every skin type, from dry skin to oily skin to aging skin. It’s unique that this treatment can be used to correct the appearance of superficial concerns for every skin type, since most skin types may respond differently to other treatments, such as advanced lasers.
Customizable for Your Skin Needs
This treatment is also fully customizable to your skin needs. The best example of this is the types of acid used for your chemical peels and the rejuvenating serums that are used as the final step of your treatment. The selection for both of these steps will be based entirely on your skincare goals.
Perfect for Acne-Prone Skin
Finally, this treatment is perfect for people who have acne-prone skin. Every step of the treatment is designed to remove dead skin cells, oil, and other debris that may contribute to clogged pores that cause acne. Furthermore, this treatment for acne-prone skin can also pair well with LED facials or topical treatments to manage breakouts.
Get Beautifully Hydrated Skin Today
If you’re having a hard time reaching your skin care goals using only at-home skincare products, it may be time to consider an advanced facial treatment that cleanses, exfoliates, and hydrates your skin. A HydraFacial is an ideal treatment for most skin types, including sensitive skin and acne-prone skin. Get in touch with Beauty 2.0 Aesthetics in Port Moody, BC, to schedule your first consultation today.