We all want perfect skin. That’s why it’s so tempting to try every new cream or skincare gadget that comes on the market. Most of them don’t make a huge difference in your skin’s health. But the Hydrafacial is different. It’s quickly becoming the most popular skincare treatment in the world because it is so effective. And you can see the results for yourself at Lougheed Laser Center, conveniently located in Burnaby, BC and serving the Coquitlam, Vancouver, and Port Moody areas.
What Is a Hydrafacial?
Before we talk about the amazing results you can get from this skincare treatment, let’s learn a little bit more about how it works and what the treatment process looks like.
This treatment is powered by a medical-grade machine that is attached to a handheld wand. Throughout the four-step treatment process, the esthetician will move the wand over your face to infuse your skin with different serums, suck them back up, and vacuum the dirt and debris out of your pores.
Step One: Vortex Cleansing
In the first step of this process, the esthetician will use a deplaning tool to sweep away all the dead skin cells and any dirt that is on the surface of your skin. As we go through life, our skin cells are constantly dying and replenishing themselves. The dead skin cells do fall off on their own, but it’s much more effective to exfoliate your skin and help the dead cells slough off.
This helps your complexion appear brighter and healthier. Dead skin cells don’t reflect light well and can leave your skin looking dull. By removing any dead cells and making room for the healthy ones underneath, your complexion will immediately appear brighter and healthier. This step also helps to open up your pores and increase skin hydration.
Step Two: Vortex Peel
The second step involves an acid peel. You may have had bad experiences with acid peels in the past or even heard about how intense they can be. But not to worry: this acid peel is specifically designed to be gentle on the skin.
The peel is made of a non-irritant mix of salicylic and glycolic acids. The peel works to loosen the dirt and debris that is caught deep within your pores and that cannot be loosened with normal facial washing. The peel also helps to prevent acne pustules from forming in the future and hydrates the skin with the nutrient-rich solution.
Step Three: Vortex Extraction
This is the most interesting step of the treatment. Here, the wand uses a nozzle that rapidly circulates a serum that goes deep into your pores and lifts up the gunk trapped inside. The nozzle then uses strong suction to vacuum up both the serum and the dirt and gunk out of your pores and into the wand, where it is disposed of. You can even ask to see the gunk that’s been removed after your treatment–if you have a strong stomach.
Step Four: Vortex Fusion
In this step, the wand uses a tip called a vortex-fusion tool that applies a collagen and antioxidant serum into the skin to promote elasticity and hydration. The serum is rich with potent peptides and hyaluronic acid to detoxify and restore the skin’s natural structure and function. The serum helps to diminish the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, oiliness, and uneven skin tone.
What Does the Hydrafacial Do?
Now we know the steps involved in the process of this popular skincare treatment. But what does it actually do? What are the results, and why should you choose this treatment over all the others?
What Are the Results?
One of the best things about this treatment is that it provides such a wide range of positive results. The treatment helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It increases firmness and evens out the skin tone and texture.
It can get rid of brown spots and reduce the appearance of acne scars, as well as prevent new acne pustules from forming. It cleans the blackheads from your pores and can help your pores shrink. With such a wide range of benefits, it’s clear why this treatment is such a popular one.
Who Can Benefit From This Treatment?
Another reason this facial treatment has become so popular is because it works great for everyone. Plenty of skin treatments only show such great benefits for a certain group of people. This treatment, however, is great for everyone. Whether you are young or old, no matter your skin type, tone, or complexion, this treatment will give you the results you are looking for.
Are the Results Consistent?
The results for this treatment are extremely consistent. If you’ve had facial treatments before, you know that your results depend highly on the skill level of the esthetician you are working with. That won’t happen with this treatment.
That’s because this facial treatment is powered by the machine. Each part of the treatment is controlled by the machine, and the esthetician simply has to glide the wand over your face. Because of this, the results are always the same. You will always walk out with the best skin of your life.
Are There Side Effects?
If you’ve had facials in the past, you might be used to the side effects that go along with extractions. To perform a manual extraction, the esthetician has to push and prod the skin to physically force the blackheads out of your pores. It’s so painful that plenty of people opt to simply forego the extractions completely. If you do opt to have the extractions, you usually walk out with red, swollen, and inflamed skin.
But with this facial treatment, you don’t have to choose between those stubborn blackheads and dealing with the pain and swollen skin. That’s because in this special facial, the dirt and grime stuck inside your pores is lifted up by a deeply penetrating solution, then vacuumed out of your skin by the wand. It’s a painless way to clear your skin of all the debris caught inside. You’ll walk away with the clear and clean skin that you’ve always wanted.
How Long Does the Treatment Take?
For all that this treatment accomplishes, it’s surprising that it only takes about 30 minutes to complete! And even better, the results take no down-time. You will walk out of the treatment with visibly bright and clear skin that feels softer and firmer than you’ve experienced in years. It’s like turning back the clock.
The short treatment time means that you can easily fit it into your schedule. You can go get a treatment on your lunch break or schedule one right before a major event, like a prom, wedding, or red-carpet appearance. It’s the perfect way to get that extra glow and make sure that you stand out.
Does It Work Well With Other Treatments?
Another reason this facial treatment is a favorite is that you can indulge in other treatments on the same day as you get your facial. It can be hard to find time to make it to your dermatologist’s office, so if you like indulging in other treatments as well, you might get frustrated trying to schedule all your different treatments.
Luckily, this facial treatment can be done alongside other treatments. You can go in for your facial and top off your Botox or fillers. You can even pair it with non-ablative light and laser treatments. Whatever treatments you want to work into your routine, scheduling is easy!
Is It Customizable?
This treatment is infinitely customizable! The company that created the Hydrafacial offers many options for boosters to add on to your treatment to help you really focus on the areas of your skin you’re most concerned about. But that’s not all. When it’s time for your acid peel, your esthetician can choose from three different strength glycolic-salicylic acid peels. Your esthetician will help you decide which strength acid peel is best for your skin based on your previous experience with peels, the outcome you’re looking for, and your skin type.
The esthetician can even customize the wand’s suction power to give you the extra suction your blackheads need. Or, they can tone down the suction to treat the dark circles beneath your eyes. Using a low-level suction leads to negative pressure that helps to boost circulation around the eyes, reducing the appearance of dark circles. They even can go over your lips with a light vacuuming to plump them up without any syringes.
How Long Do the Results Last?
Immediately after your facial treatment, you will notice the even, radiant skin tone and the clear, soft feel of your skin. You can expect the smooth results and hydration to last for about a week, or longer. In the following weeks, you’ll notice that you have fewer acne pustules and breakouts than normal.
But this facial isn’t meant to be a quick fix. It’s recommended that you get one treatment a month to continue keeping your skin healthy and to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots, and oily or congested skin. While these issues will show a reduction in appearance after one treatment, continued facial treatments will help them become less and less noticeable. Continued treatments help your skin maintain its results and its health.
What Areas of the Body Can Be Treated?
While it’s most common to have this facial treatment done on your face, it actually can be performed on any area of the skin where you are having issues. The most popular areas to treat are the face, neck, upper chest, and shoulders.
Many people don’t just struggle with their skin health on their face. But acne, along with other skin problems, are also incredibly common on your shoulders, chest, and back. Don’t be embarrassed to talk to your esthetician about treating these areas as well! You deserve to feel comfortable and confident in every part of your skin!
Whether you are struggling with stubborn blackheads on your nose or you’ve been breaking out lately and notice your skin is getting more oily, or your complexion appears uneven or with areas of hyperpigmentation, you are the perfect candidate for the Hydrafacial. Don’t keep waiting for the perfect skin.
You have the power to get the healthy, clear, and radiant skin you have always wanted. Invest in yourself today and get the facial treatment that everyone is talking about. For more information about this treatment, or to schedule a consultation, contact us at Lougheed Laser Center, located in Burnaby, BC, where we serve Burnaby, Coquitlam, Vancouver, and Port Moody.