When we say a facial treatment has caught some wild hype, we think maybe thousands or even tens of thousands of it being performed. But nope, the HydraFacial is performed over two million times annually around the world. That’s one facial being performed every 15 seconds.
What is the Hydrafacial treatment
For those of us who’ve just hopped onto the catch-up train, the Hydrafacial treatment is a 4-step procedure, conducted with a hydradermabrasion device that performs deep cleansing and exfoliation. A glutathione peel is used for skin brightening and finally, the skin is lathered in hydrating serum and moisturizer. Clients witness hydrating skin, reduced oil production and a beauty glow.
It caters to every normal skin type
When I went to the dermatologist for my first Hydrafacial, I told my dermatologist about my sensitive skin and she all but waved away my concerns, assuring me that the procedure was completely safe and gentle. And that seems to hold true for all skin types- oily, dry, combination, pimple or acne-prone skin- everything, even skin with pre-cancerous spots. Yep, you read that right. Perhaps the only people not cleared for this facial are people with skin conditions like rosacea, sunburns, and pregnant women, since the facial makes use of salicylic acid which hasn’t yet been cleared for pregnancy
Okay so fun fact: when I got my first HydraFacial I also asked my doc to skip the extractions because the one other time I’d had them, my skin had angry red bumps on it, hurt so bad, and was just splotchy to look at. Once again, my very patient derm told me to relax, that the suction setting on the machine was adjustable and she could do it on the lowest setting for me. Hesitantly I agreed and was surprised by how it felt like a light massage. The vortex machine gently did all the work and no pressing or squeezing was required. You actually get to see all the gunk that is removed so I guess bonus points for that too.
Modern beauty techniques have such a bad reputation of leaving your skin inflamed after, say, getting botoxed, waxed or bleached that we automatically assume that if it hurts now, it’ll probably look stunning later. Fortunately, the HydraFacial has smashed that stereotype.
Its very Customizable
So, to me, this is the most exciting part. This beautiful facial is so versatile, you can literally add on anything you like, or need. Need an extra brightening vitamin C boost? Done, its also a great face serum for glowing skin. you can even choose the strength of the glycolic acid peel that is applied post-cleansing. I usually opt for blue light therapy post-facial to calm any superficial redness and boost collagen production. Patients with acne are often recommended blue UV light therapy post-facial. Also, it pairs nicely with other treatments like fillers and even laser hair removal. And can be done one week post-RF and microneedling sessions to help shed the peeling skin faster and hydrate it at the same time.
Has zero downtime
The payoff with this amazing facial is instant. You get off the treatment chair and look in the mirror? Bam, you’re floored. Your skin is soft, and supple to the touch and has a pinkish glow to it. You realize you don’t need makeup at the moment. This ladies and gentlemen is the secret to HydraFacial’s success. This is why celebrities flock to salons before their weddings and big events to get flawless skin. Since no needles or incisions are involved, recovery time isn’t required. That said, to really observe the magic of the HydraFacial, pair it with hyaluronic acid moisturizer. As your pores shrink, your skin will get bouncier and plump and you’ll witness the glowing skin that almost everybody who gets the treatment, raves about. HA also doubles as the best toner for glowing skin.
Opt for a good caretaker for your dull skin.
Personally, I’ve always enjoyed my experience at Cutera Aesthetics. They have fully qualified trained professionals with exemplary repute and experience preceding them. The staff doesn’t just perform a service. Instead, they understand that it is their responsibility to ensure that each customer enjoys their experience and is happy with the results. Their HydraFacial is a personal favorite. It’s actually a very soothing procedure that really helps you destress. Bonus: your first consultation at Cutera is free!