HydraFacial is a skin rejuvenation treatment consisting of microdermabrasion, chemical exfoliation, extraction, and infusion of antioxidants, peptides and other nutrients. The treatment is touted as painless and noninvasive. It is designed to reduce the size of pores, improve the appearance of fine lines, decrease skin discoloration, and repair sun damage.
The first step in the HydraFacial treatment is called Vortex Cleansing and Hydrapeel Exfoliation. It uses water-based exfoliation to remove dead skin cells and open pores. This step is followed by cleansing the pores with a mix of mild acids. Next, the pores are suctioned to remove debris and pore plugs. Deep cleaning of the pores can reduce inflammation that causes acne. Removal of dirt and debris also helps skin absorb nutrients.
The final stage of the procedure involves applying peptides, hyaluronic acid and antioxidants to the skin. These ingredients help repair skin damage, promote growth of new cells, and enhance skin moisture. Based on the client's needs, additional chemicals may be added to target specific problems.
The HydraFacial treatment claims to improve skin elasticity and skin tone while reducing the signs of aging. It involves no downtime, and treatments take as little as 30 minutes. Results last for five to seven days.