HydraFacial® is a cosmetic treatment that uses state-of-the-art technology to clean, exfoliate and hydrate your face in one simple treatment. It is a multi-step, non-irritating procedure that improves the skin’s overall appearance. The vortex technology delivers multiple steps that leave your skin looking healthier, younger and with a more even tone. It is very gentle and suitable for all skin types. This is the reason why many celebrities undergo HydraFacial® before a special event because it allows them to look beautiful and radiant.
What is the Procedure?
This is a tech-driven process that doesn’t need to heat your skin with steam to be effective. The usual practice of opening pores with steam may cause redness because it dilates the blood vessels along with the pores. The HydraFacial® treatment loosens pores and clears out dead skin through its technology with botanical extracts, salicylic acid and glycolic acid. The dead skin cells, accumulated oils and other stuff on your skin are vacuumed away. There is no sanding or poking with needles. It’s very gentle and feels soothing rather than irritating.
The method for cleaning and extracting is done with the patented wand that contains the double-helix vortex. It contains two chambers. One chamber sucks out the dirt and dead skin cells using light extraction rather than rough measures. The other chamber pumps into the freshly cleaned skin the nutrients that soothe and hydrate your skin. These nutrients include vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and growth factors. Because the cleaning is deep and the hydrating is simultaneous, the nutrients can go deeper into the skin.
The first step provides a deep clean without the scraping of dermabrasion, the poking of needles or the pinching of manual extractions. Your face has none of the inflammation these other types of facial treatment may give. It’s so gentle and soothing that you may think not much is happening, but after the treatment, you can actually see all the dirt and debris that the amazing machine got off your face. It exfoliates the top layer of skin called the stratum corneum, dead skin cells, dirt and sebum that accumulates on your face every day.
The second step infuses the skin with the serum. There are several serums from which to choose, and a combination of ingredients will be created for your personal skin problems.
The third step is the vortex extraction that sucks up all the loosened debris and applies serums such as honey extract, salicylic acid and other extracts as well as peptides and wrinkle-reducing serums. The fourth step is vortex fusion that infuses the antioxidant serum deep into the clean skin.
What Does Having Healthy Skin Entail?
Healthy skin is part of good overall health. When you eat a balanced, nutritious diet and get enough exercise, it will go a long way to keeping your skin healthy. As we age, the body produces less and less of the proteins that give our skin strength. This is the main reason it starts to sag and wrinkle. We can slow that process by taking care of our facial skin with HydraFacial®. The main components of keeping the skin healthy are:
1) Hydration is the number one factor in healthy skin. Hydrated skin remains flexible and protects the body from UV rays, toxic agents and microorganisms. Among the ingredients used in HydraFacial® is hyaluronic acid. This is a substance that occurs naturally in the skin and functions to hold water. If you drink enough water throughout the day, your skin can hold more of it to maintain hydration. Some indications that your skin is not hydrated are:
- Flaking or peeling
- Scaly skin
- Tight-feeling skin
Some tips for keeping your skin hydrated are:
- Avoid long, hot showers or baths
- Use a gentle face wash
- Don’t use deodorant soap on your face
- Use a moisturizer on your face after washing it
2) Texture and tone are the next important factors of healthy skin. If your skin is dull and lacks brightness, you may need to do something to refresh it. Rough skin may indicate that you have a massive amount of dead skin cells and oil on your face. When you have HydraFacial®, you will actually see all the grime that has been on your face. It will be vacuumed away so the clear skin underneath can shine.
3) Congested pores are the main cause of acne and other skin diseases. Exfoliation is the way to rid your face of the obstructions. Sometimes, the pores become enlarged and are visibly filled with dirt and debris.
Who is a Good Candidate for HydraFacial®?
The HydraFacial® treatment is suitable for almost everyone. Teenagers who have acne, adults who have acne and people with wrinkles, dark spots on their skin, sun-damaged skin and dry, flaky skin all make good candidates for the treatment. It’s even good for people with darker skin and light-sensitive skin.
The HydraFacial® treatment can be customized to address different wants and needs. It may be set to treat dry skin, dullness, rough texture and large pores. The greatest percentage of skin damage is caused by the sun. The ultraviolet (UV) rays break apart the connecting tissue in the skin so that it gradually wrinkles and turns dark. HydraFacial® can be effective for all skin types, including acne-prone and extra sensitive skin. Just some of the skin care needs addressed by HydraFacial® are:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Firmness and elasticity
- Uneven skin tone
- Rough skin texture
- Brown spots and sunspots
- Clogged pores
- Enlarged pores
Whether you want a simple rejuvenation of your complexion or a more involved version that may include other treatments and technologies, your HydraFacial® treatment can be customized. Called boosts to the system, there are four main add-ons to a basic HydraFacial® treatment:
- Brightalive Boost brightens skin tone and reduces discolorations. It contains a unique combination of ingredients that inhibit the production of pigmentation for glowing skin.
- Growth Factor Boost restores skin health and reduces wrinkles and fine lines. The growth factors are proteins such as elastin and collagen that produce healthy, new skin without the fine lines for a more youthful appearance.
- Dermabuilder Boost is a patented combination of peptides that makes your skin look firm and smooth. It also helps erase fine lines and dull skin.
- Britenol Boost minimizes dark spots and makes the skin tone look more even. It contains antioxidants such as vitamin C that brighten the tone.
The Benefits of HydraFacial®
Now that you know what the HydraFacial® treatment can do, here are some of the main benefits of this cosmetic treatment.
- Immediate results
The results are designed to be immediate. From the minute you sit down for your HydraFacial®, the work begins. There is no preparation or preliminary treatments. You can have a bright, new complexion after one quick treatment. This is because the cleaning, hydrating and nourishing of the skin are done at almost the same time. There is zero recovery time required.
- No set recovery time
Zero recovery time generally means no major issues or burning sensations after the treatment. You can face anyone right after your treatment and wear makeup immediately.
- A new complexion
You won’t believe how different your complexion is until you experience it. After this treatment, the tone and texture of your skin are glowing and your skin looks firmer. Many imperfections such as blackheads and whiteheads will disappear, and your pores will be tightened. Brown spots will be reduced so that the tone is even.
- Healthier skin
You will not only look better, but your skin will also actually be healthier, especially if you have a HydraFacial® treatment performed once a month. The infusion of vitamins and antioxidants that go deep into your skin helps the skin improve. They protect the skin from damaging toxins in the environment and free radicals in your system. You skin remains hydrated so that new fine lines and wrinkles are prevented. The benefits will accumulate, and the results will last longer with regular treatments.
- It is customizable
You know your own skin and its problems and strengths. When you talk to our specialist, you can discuss your concerns and goals. Your HydraFacial® procedure can be customized to address your personal skin issues so that you get the results you expect.
- No discomfort
Many cosmetic procedures that promise to remove fine lines and wrinkles need to slightly damage your skin to promote new skin growth. While these are not super invasive, they may cause some discomfort. HydraFacial® gives excellent results in a gentle, soothing way, so you don’t have to deal with discomfort to gain a more youthful complexion.
- Consistent results
People around the world report regularly consistent results from this treatment. This is because the treatment depends on the unique technology, which is always the same. Some types of facials offer varying results because it depends on the skin issues of the person, but the HydraFacial® treatment gives predictable results for various types of skin.
Learn More from the Experts
HydraFacial® uses new technology to clean and nourish your facial skin at virtually the same time. This not only reduces the time it takes to have a facial, but it also allows the nutrients to reach deep into the skin because all the dirt and oils barriers are removed. To get all the facts about this amazing treatment, talk to the professionals at Lougheed Laser Centre in Burnaby and Delta. Contact us today to book an appointment so that you can get all of your questions answered!