For years beauticians and health professionals alike have told us about the importance of water and staying hydrated.
So, it should come as no surprise that the latest go-to-facial right now, is based around that magic ingredient…water.
However, to get the true benefits of water, we need to be doing more than just washing our faces (not to knock how important that is!)
Here we uncover just why the HydraFacial is one of the most popular facial treatments right now. So popular that Pre lockdown, back when we could have treatments when we wanted, one was being performed every 15 seconds around the world. And as if that stat alone wasnt impressive enough, it has also become the go-to facial for celebs, your co-worker, and Facebook friend from high school because it targets many of the most common skincare concerns like dryness and signs of ageing with little to no side effects.
So, what is a HydraFacial?
The HydraFacial is a medical-grade resurfacing treatment that clears out your pores, plus it hydrates your skin. It’s offered across the country at licensed medical professional facilities, or where a certified HydraFacial esthetician is present. The four-step treatment includes cleansing, exfoliating, extracting, and hydrating the skin with serums that are infused into pores with the HydraPeel Tip, a pen-like device.
The serums have anti-aging and antioxidant properties and are tailored to address the specific needs of the patients.
What does the treatment involve?
The HydraFacial treatment starts with cleansing by removing the dead skin cells and excess sebum from the skin. Next, a mix of salicylic and glycolic acids are applied to the skin to break up any dirt and oil that’s clogging pores. Then, the HydraPeel Tip is used to essentially vacuum out blackheads, dirt, oil, and impurities, while hydrating, plumping, and nourishing serums are simultaneously applied to the skin.
What are the benefits of the treatment?
There are lots of benefits to this unique treatment, including a more hydrated, bright, plump, and clear complexion. However, one of main appeals is how it can improve signs of aging. The treatment reduces fine lines and wrinkles, increases firmness, evens tone, texture, and brown spots.
Are there any side effects of the HydraFacial?
Unlike chemical peels and other facial treatments, there are little to no side effects of this treatment. It is normal to expect a little redness immediately following the treatment, but it will quickly subside.
Who Should Get the Hydrafacial?
Everyone! One of the HydraFacial’s biggest draws is that the treatment is suitable for virtually any age and skin type — save for a few exceptions.
This treatment is nice for teenagers with acne, adults with pimples, wrinkles, and hyper-pigmentation, and for older patients with sun damage and even flaky pre-cancerous spots (as part of more serious treatments). Although beneficial to many skin types, those with active rashes, sunburns, or rosacea, along with pregnant patients, should avoid this treatment.
How often do I need the treatment?
For the best results a course of treatments is recommended every 4-6 weeks. Although your skin looks dewy and glowy following a HydraFacial, the treatment isn’t a quick fix. It’s intended to improve skin’s appearance over time. That being said, its effects do last longer than other treatments.
For more information on the HydraFacial and treatments at PureSun Beauty Salon & Laser Clinic contact 023 9286 1112