Here at Calveo, we have invested in the latest HydraFacial technology. This treatment enables us to treat a wide variety of clients who come through our door with this unique technology, which has a proven track record and a huge global following.
Using the HydraFacial machine, we can treat skin of all ages and types, offer immediate results with no downtime, provide tailored treatments that can work alongside our body contouring, dermaplaning, radiofrequency facial treatment, permanent cosmetics and laser hair removal services at an affordable price.
What’s not to love?
That’s why we love it, and I hope you will too.
As with all our treatment services, we want to help clients understand more to help them make the best decisions for their health and beauty.
Our new HydraFacial machine is terrific and delivers stunning facial treatment results like we’ve never experienced before. I have put together some helpful resources for you to read at your own leisure.
Today I’m answering some of the most commonly asked questions asked in our Rutland aesthetic clinic about HydraFacial treatment.
1. WHAT IS A HYDRAFACIAL TREATMENT?
HydraFacial is a microdermabrasion procedure that uses pressurised water instead of abrasive materials, as in traditional microdermabrasion procedures. Using this method, the skin can be resurfaced and cleansed without causing irritation.
HydraFacial is a three-step treatment process meant to exfoliate and hydrate the skin.
It is a professional procedure that can also treat various skin conditions, including acne, dryness, and wrinkles.
The treatment starts by cleansing and exfoliating the outer layer of the skin with water, removing dead skin cells and excess oil. Afterwards, a chemical solution is applied to cleanse the surface skin further and loosen debris clogging pores.
Any remaining impurities are then suctioned away, leaving pores free of debris and ready to absorb a customised hydrating serum. In this three-step process, pores appear smaller and smoother, resulting in a youthful appearance.
After several treatments, the benefits of a HydraFacial will become increasingly apparent. HydraFacial treatments are generally required once or twice per month to maintain a lasting effect and significantly improve the appearance and texture of the skin.
Since the treatment’s discovery in 1997, the process has become part of every cosmetic clinic and a staple skincare treatment for many clients.
But for some, it may seem like a relatively new procedure, receiving various questions—here are some FAQs people ask about the HydraFacial process.
2. WHAT IS INCLUDED IN A HYDRAFACIAL?
The three key steps of a HydraFacial treatment are typically performed for 30 to 45 minutes.
STEP 1 – CLEANSING (CLEANING)
The skin needs to be thoroughly cleaned in the first step, by removing dead skin cells and sebum.
It is achieved by using high-pressure water, which gently but effectively flushes debris from the skin’s surface by using high water pressure.
During this process, the impurities are removed, and the skin is prepared for the next step.
STEP 2 – EXFOLIATING
Following the cleansing of the skin, glycolic acid (GA) and salicylic acid (SA) are applied.
Acids such as these are natural exfoliators commonly found in face masks and acne products.
STEP 3 – HYDRATION
The last step is to suction out any remaining dirt, impurities, and blackheads from your pores with a tip that looks like a pen.
Meanwhile, a hydrating and plumping serum is applied, one that is customised to your skin type.
Among the ingredients in HydraFacial serums are hyaluronic acid (HA) and sodium ascorbyl phosphate (SAP). The ingredients are selected according to the type and condition of your skin.
After a HydraFacial procedure, patients can immediately resume their normal daily activities.
3. ARE HYDRAFACIAL GOOD FOR YOUR FACE?
Here at Calveo, we explain to patients that a HydraFacial treatment improves the skin’s texture, tone, and appearance.
Due to deep exfoliation, your pores are cleaned, debris is removed, and the face serum tailored to your skin type is better able to penetrate.
FOR ACNE TREATMENT WITH HYDRAFACIAL
It should be pointed out that there are no clinical studies that show the benefits of HydraFacial for acne.
Microdermabrasion techniques, however, have long been considered effective for treating acne and acne scars. This is probably because of the deep exfoliation process that removes skin cells that clog pores.
BLACKHEAD REMOVAL WITH HYDRAFACIAL
Dead skin cells also cause blackheads. Hydrafacial treatment removes blackheads and other impurities. Clients tell us it feels gentler than manual exfoliation.
ROSACEA TREATMENT WITH HYDRAFACIAL
Finding safe cosmetic treatments can be a challenge if you have sensitive skin. In 2006, a study revealed that similar techniques may benefit papulopustular rosacea. Further research is needed to prove the safety and efficacy of the HydraFacial for Rosacea.
ANTI-AGING HYDRAFACIAL TREATMENT
A study of 20 women found that those with HydraFacial treatments had more significant reductions in skin ageing than those using serums alone. Pore size decreased, hyperpigmentation decreased, and fine lines decreased.
4. DOES HYDRAFACIAL HURT?
Clients tell us the procedure does not hurt… The machine is like a high-end vacuum, only it is smaller. So, it is put on top of the face, and an operator will press a button to suction the solution onto the face.
Then, another piece of equipment is used to remove impurities in the pores.
The actual procedure only takes about 15 minutes, but the whole process may take 45 minutes, because the skin needs to be cleaned, primed, and prepped for treatment.
5. WHAT HAPPENS IN A HYDRAFACIAL PROCEDURE?
The face is cleansed with a cleansing solution for deep cleansing, followed by an exfoliating solution for removing dead cells. A microdermabrasion machine that shaves the topmost layer of the skin takes care of the first part of exfoliating.
Once the top layer is removed, a Purifying Mask applies to the skin to clean it more deeply.
Afterwards, SkinFreeze is used to cool the skin, which helps with collagen production. The SkinPen is then used to remove any blocked pores. At this time, the solution used to exfoliate and hydrate is also applied.
6. BENEFITS OF HYDRAFACIAL
HydraFacial is known for leaving the skin looking fresh, healthy, smooth and glowing. It is a popular choice among celebrities and other public figures.
The procedure also has different benefits. It can also be used as an anti-ageing treatment to improve the skin’s texture and minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Aside from that, HydraFacial could also help with some acne and excess oil to make way for glowing, healthy, and younger-looking skin.
Suppose you like the idea of a facial that combines microdermabrasion, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), acid peels, and eye therapy, but don’t want to go under the knife or lose any length of time from your day. In that case, it’s time to get yourself a HydraFacial. This non-surgical procedure is quick, easy, and effective.
WHAT ARE SOME BENEFITS?
- No downtime
- Achieves profound results in minimal sessions
- Effective for all skin types – even sensitive skin – including those with acne, pigmentation issues or scarring
- Recovery takes just one day
It is important to remember that the procedure should not be done by anyone who is not a licenced HydraFacial beautician.
HydraFacial is a non-surgical, in-spa procedure that works as an exfoliator and skin rejuvenator.
HydraFacial isn’t an expensive treatment, but it is highly recommended for people who want to invest in their skin and keep it looking young and healthy for years to come.
7. DOES IT HAVE SIDE EFFECTS?
There are few side effects associated with the procedure. HydraFacials can cause skin redness and sensitivity if performed incorrectly. Ensure a qualified professional performs the treatment in a clean and safe environment.
Apart from the possibility of an allergic reaction to the treatment, HydraFacial doesn’t have any severe side effects.
The treatment solution can also cause irritation or itching when applied to the face. An allergic reaction may occur in some people, especially shellfish allergies.
Allergic reactions should always be treated as medical emergencies. If this happens, contact your doctor immediately for assistance.
8. HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GET HYDRAFACIAL TREATMENTS?
Suppose you’re wondering how often you should get a HydraFacial. In that case, it depends on your skin condition and the desired results you wish to accomplish.
Most skincare experts say HydraFacial should be done once or twice a year to give the skin some rest between treatments. However, we have clients that love the treatment and come almost monthly for optimal results.
Some people do it weekly, but I personally don’t believe the results would be so much better than if they received it monthly or per quarter – unless you have susceptible skin and can’t go long without receiving this facial treatment again.
Either way, after receiving a HydraFacial treatment for once, chances are your complexion will look its best when you get one of those initial treatments!
The first time getting a HydraFacial will cause redness of the skin for about 2 hours afterwards.
The redness is from the downtime, making the skin sensitive after a HydraFacial treatment.
Therefore, I would not recommend doing a HydraFacial on a day when you have an important event to attend, as it may be unappealing to most people with naturally rosy cheeks!
However, if there is no special occasion coming up, consider receiving this facial as soon as possible.
It’s excellent for making your complexion look brighter and cleaner than before, by reducing any redness and damage done to your skin.
The treatment is highly recommended for people with acne problems, because it helps remove excess oil from the skin that may cause more acne breakouts.
If you are looking for a professional and effective way to improve the appearance of your skin, HydraFacial may be the perfect treatment for you.
This procedure uses pressurised water instead of abrasive materials to exfoliate and hydrate the skin, providing long-lasting results. Pores appear smaller and smoother with its three-step process, giving you a youthful appearance.
HydraFacial is a popular choice among women and men who want a healthy and glowing complexion. It is not a procedure overnight, but the immediate results are worth all the effort.
Many clinics offer HydraFacial, so you can check out their online reviews before choosing which clinic to go to.
Here at Calveo, our goal is to provide our clients with the best skincare treatments. We offer body contouring, dermaplaning, radiofrequency facials, HydraFacial, permanent cosmetics and laser hair removal services near you—a new way to enhance their skin and body.
To learn more or schedule an appointment today, visit our website to learn more about any treatment and how we can help.
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