Sometimes called “hydradermabrasion” because it involves microdermabrasion-like exfoliation paired with hydrating serums. Known for its three-step process, the HydraFacial works to deep-clean, exfoliate and hydrate your skin. This professional procedure may help treat a variety of skin conditions, including acne, dryness, and wrinkles. The noninvasive procedure is similar in principle to a regular facial you might get from a spa but is said to provide more dramatic results. This is achieved by a mechanized wand used on your skin to deeply clean and exfoliate while delivering serums customized to your skin type.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE*
If you have acne and/or acne-related symptoms such as inflammation on the face or body. Treatments work best for light to medium skin tones. Versa Acne treatments may work on darker skin tones however, there is a higher risk of discoloration because it contains more pigment. A consultation is highly recommended with a test patch to measure the reaction.
*A medical history form should be filled out to rule out any contraindications.
The HydraFacial is said to help improve overall skin texture, tone, and appearance. This is due to the deep exfoliation that cleans your pores, removing debris and allowing for better penetration of face serums tailored to your skin type.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING
Your provider uses a vortex-like wand against your skin to help clear away dirt and oil from deep in your pores. They also use a peel to help exfoliate and resurface your skin.
Your provider uses a vacuum-like attachment on the wand to help extract debris from your pores.
Your provider uses a pen-like attachment to apply a moisturizing serum with antioxidants.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER
Each HydraFacial session takes less than an hour, and no downtime is required. Unlike with harsher procedures like chemical peels, you can resume your normal activities right away.
While you shouldn’t experience any redness or peeling after your session, it’s still best to avoid exfoliating treatments for the first couple of days after a HydraFacial.
PRICES FOR HYDRAFACIAL
The Hydrafacial single treatment is $175.