You’ve likely been told every facial is the same – the same techniques to achieve the same outcomes. But a problem exists in these statements: they’re incorrect. The HydraFacial goes above and beyond a traditional treatment to cleanse and hydrate your skin in a way previously unknown. At Beauty 2.0 Aesthetics in Port Moody, BC, we’ve seen the results for ourselves and are newly astounded each and every time.
What Are the Main Benefits of a HydraFacial?
You’ll find many benefits associated with this treatment, but the way it transforms your appearance is perhaps the most important. The all-in-one process improves such concerns as:
- Pore congestion
- Rough texture
- Skin laxity
- Dull or tired complexion
- Fine lines and wrinkles
Effective skincare treatment depends on resurfacing the top layer of skin. Microdermabrasion is a common way to do this, and although very effective, it can also irritate sensitive or acne-prone skin types. The HydraFacial (HF) provides the same level of exfoliation using water as the medium. It is therefore much more gentle, with a patented hand-held device that dependably reveals newer, healthier skin cells.
Lots of Hydration
Once finished with treatment, your skin will look soft, dewy, radiant, and smooth. And moisturized. The HF is designed to bathe your face in serums brimming with peptides, antioxidants, and other rich, hydrating ingredients.
Your skin, just like other organs, needs nourishment. But all too often, the serums and creams we imagine sinking deep into tissues only sit on the surface, where they work to little effect. Skin needs to be prepped before it can properly receive any nutrients we offer. Although cleansing is a crucial component of a healthy complexion, it doesn’t open your pores or remove all the gunk that accumulates day in and day out. In this task, the HF reigns supreme.
The Pore Vacuum
Some call this treatment the pore vacuum. We owe this to the extraction tip applied to the handheld device during step three, the extraction process. Before we proceed, let’s review the steps in order to understand the broad scope of this treatment:
- Cleansing and exfoliation
- Chemical Peel
- Serum application
Extractions enjoy a dubious reputation in the world of skincare; they’re necessary to clean and open pores, but they are notoriously painful. With traditional facials, some patients choose to forego extractions altogether because the discomfort can be so great. They are also known to leave the skin red for at least a day or two.
A Different Approach
The HF wipes pain and redness out of the equation by using its patented Vortex-fusion technology. In simple terms, a special tip is attached to the treatment device (as mentioned earlier) to vacuum out oil, dirt, blackheads, and other impurities. At the same time, vital nutrients that hydrate and protect your face get delivered.
By combining powerful suction with a unique spiral design, the tip provides unparalleled skin resurfacing to temporarily open pores. Even better, we cause no damage to your skin. And you can be sure the vacuum works as we say it does thanks to a small, plastic cup attached to the base of the extraction tool. It collects the extracted impurities so you can see them for yourself at the end of treatment – a gratifying site indeed.
Treatment Is Suitable for Nearly Any Patient
Nearly any patient – with the exception of those with sunburn, active rashes, or rosacea flare-ups – can safely have this treatment. From teenagers struggling with acne to mature, wrinkle-prone skin, the HF can be customized to meet your skin’s unique concerns. This means it’s a treatment that’s safe for all skin tones, types, and ages.
Results Are Immediately Visible
Your face will look more even and more refined as soon as hydrafacials treatment is complete. You’ll also have a rosy, healthy glow as your skin once more reflects rather than absorbs light. And the texture will be smoother, pores smaller, and tiny imperfections whisked away.
A Predictable Outcome
Human hands are not perfect, and on occasion, the results of a facial do not turn out as expected. Sometimes too much or too little pressure gets applied, both of which can have direct results on your skin’s appearance.
The HF eliminates all guesswork by providing consistent results each and every time. The machine is designed to work the same way on all patients, and we simply glide the handpiece across your face until each step is complete. There’s neither pain nor discomfort; most patients liken treatment to a facial massage. And because it does not incorporate steam or manual extractions, you’ll leave with bright – rather than inflamed, irritated – skin.
Treatment lasts around 30 minutes, a minimal investment for the many rewards you reap. This in and of itself is a powerful draw for patients, and when paired with zero downtime, it’s very nearly a perfect treatment. That’s right – immediately after your facial, you can resume normal activities, including wearing makeup. You likely won’t want to cover up your newfound glow, but doing so is entirely your personal choice.
To maintain your results and safeguard your skin, we do recommend a few post-treatment steps:
- Avoid sun exposure, including tanning beds, for at least 72 hours
- Wear sunscreen every day, even if you plan to be indoors or it’s cloudy outside
- Do not wax or use other hair removal methods for at least 48 hours
- Delay other cosmetic treatments, such as laser, for at least two weeks
- Avoid intense heat for at least 24 hours
(Almost) Flawless Skin
Each step in this treatment is equally important, as they build upon each other to remove impurities and deliver vitamins and minerals. Many of us think that because our skin isn’t currently perfect, or at least close to, we’ll never have the flawless complexions we crave.
But that isn’t true. What we need is a reset, and the HydraFacial provides this by exfoliating old cells, unclogging pores, and quenching skin with ultra-hydrating serums. Think of it as allowing your face to finally breathe again.
Breaking Down Each Step
Let’s start this discussion with the cleansing component of treatment. We know what you’re thinking – you already clean your skin twice a day, so you couldn’t possibly benefit from this step.
But the simple act of living, and exposing skin to environmental toxins, is enough to make it dirtier than you imagine. Makeup is the most obvious culprit, and that which is comedogenic (pore-clogging) is especially tough on skin. A professional cleansing is therefore more important than it first appears to be, allowing us to clear away all the debris that is invisible to the eye but still present, wreaking havoc on your face.
Once your skin is clean, we embark on the exfoliation portion of treatment, better known as hydradermabrasion. The Vortex exfoliation tip moves along skin to open pores and gently lift away dead cells. This is completed at the same time as the cleanse, and all the while serum is spinning out of the device to prevent you from over-drying.
You might be thinking you can exfoliate at home, and it’s true you should; exfoliation, as we mentioned earlier, is the cornerstone of skincare. But harsh products can tear at skin, and manually scrubbing isn’t necessarily consistent. You might get those dead cells on your forehead but miss a patch on your lower cheek. The point is that seeking a professional once a month or so is a great way to complement your home routine.
Gentle Chemical Peel
Unlike a traditional chemical peel, this step is also completed with the handheld wand. It delivers a serum of glycolic and salicylic acids to gently remove acne-causing bacteria rooted deep within pores. You’ll notice the difference immediately – your face will feel lighter and cleaner.
We already discussed this step, but it’s important enough to warrant further details. During extraction, we use a different attachment to pull debris from your pores – an act that most patients report as the most pleasurable. The suction is not only effective but soothing as well.
And into this multi-faceted step comes a wealth of benefits; the Vortex boosts circulation and stimulates your lymph system to naturally purify your face. The body’s lymph system is designed to remove toxins, meaning this step helps correct current breakouts and prevent those in the future.
Luxurious is the best way to describe this final step. It provides a completely custom finish, delivered by the Vortex fusion tool to deliver a formula rich in collagen and antioxidants. Both give your skin a bouncy, juicy plumpness with increased elasticity.
The collagen will continue working over time, supplementing what your body already produces to lift skin and erase fine lines. And the serum, so cool and refreshing, gives skin a smooth gleam. These nutrients also penetrate to underlying tissues, where they heal and nourish.
Frequently Asked Questions
Patients often ask when they should get a HydraFacial, and we recommend you repeat treatment once monthly. It provides a quick turnaround, so if you’re preparing for a vacation, wedding, or other special occasion, you can incorporate treatment into your to-do list. Many celebrities have this facial right before a red carpet event, underscoring how beneficial it can be to a rejuvenated appearance.
Does It Work Well with Other Treatments?
We understand it can be hard to carve time out for cosmetic treatments, which is why we recommend you pair your facial with another therapy. For instance, if you need a Botox top-off or want to enhance your lips, now is the perfect time to do both. These work nicely with the HF to elevate your appearance in the most beautiful way possible.
Who Is a Candidate for HydraFacial?
In short, almost anyone. From husbands with blackheads on their noses to new mothers who want a gentle refresh and everyone in between. We treat patients of all walks, even those with heavy sun damage.
Patients we do not recommend hydrafacial treatment for include pregnant or nursing women and those using strong retinol. Individuals currently under a doctor’s care and taking medications that thin the skin or blood should seek medical advice before scheduling this hydrafacial treatment. We can further discuss your candidacy during your consultation.
The Treatment You Need
If you’ve been considering cosmetic therapy but haven’t quite known where to start, we recommend the HydraFacial. Safe, gentle, and wonderfully effective, this 30-minute treatment can give you the radiant skin you want. It corrects a variety of concerns and can be repeated every month or so for ongoing results. Schedule your consultation today by calling Beauty 2.0 Aesthetics in Port Moody, BC.