Your skin may look a little dull after the long, cooler winter months. It’s not uncommon for your facial skin to need a bit of refreshment as you go into the spring. In addition to turning the clocks back, you can also use this time to turn back your skin.
A HydraFacial® might be just the ticket to smoother, more youthful-looking skin. You can skip the creams and serums and get a natural glow. Our providers at eleven19 Medical + Weight Loss explain more about the benefits of a HydraFacial and the results you can expect to see.
What is a HydraFacial?
A HydraFacial contains three steps: microdermabrasion, exfoliation, and serum delivery. It uses a patented machine called the HydraFacial MD, which works with a vortex-like wand to cleanse the surface of your skin.
Then it exfoliates your skin, which removes the dead skin cells from the outer layers of your skin. It also extracts blemishes from your skin.
Finally, it delivers beneficial treatment serums, giving your skin a refreshed glow. Of the people who have had the procedure and rated it on the cosmetic procedure site RealSelf, 98% said it was “worth it.”
What you can expect
The HydraFacial combines several types of acids to work on naturally exfoliating your skin. It uses glycolic, beta, salicylic, lactic, and hyaluronic acids. Each one of these acids is often applied alone to treat your skin, so when you use all five in combination, you get extra powerful results.
Unlike other treatments, such as microdermasion, there’s no downtime after a HydraFacial. You don’t have to worry about any recovery afterward, so you can even have a HydraFacial during your lunch hour. The treatment typically takes 30 minutes and it isn’t painful.
What conditions it can treat
The HydraFacial can treat several skin conditions. It can improve your overall skin tone, uncover new layers of skin, and resurface your skin. It delivers all the benefits of a peel, without the negative effects of a peel (which can include scaling.)
If you have acne, a HydraFacial can also help to reveal clearer skin. Microdermabrasion, in particular, has long been known to benefit acne-prone skin.
If you have blackheads, a HydraFacial is also likely to be very effective at removing them. You can have the clear skin you’ve only dreamed of after you get a HydraFacial.
There’s even some evidence that it may be beneficial if you have certain types of rosacea. Ask your provider if your skin will benefit from a HydraFacial.
Results over time
While getting a HydraFacial once may have benefits for your skin, you see the real results over time. When you get regular HydraFacials, you can expect to see your skin look brighter and show decreased signs of skin aging. This includes decreased pore size, fewer fine lines, and less hyperpigmentation.
Who shouldn’t get a HydraFacial
While most people see great results from a HydraFacial, some people are not good candidates. If you have an active rosacea flare or any other type of skin rash, you should not get a HydraFacial at that time.
It’s also unknown whether it’s safe to have a HydraFacial while you’re pregnant. Ask your doctor whether you should have the procedure.
For most people, a HydraFacial is the answer that will give you glowing and more youthful skin. Call us at eleven19 Medical + Weight Loss to request an appointment. We have locations in Santa Ana, Fullerton, and Ontario, California.