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What is a Hydrafacial, and is it Right For You?

When you see or read the word “hydrafacial,” it gives off the impression of refreshment and renewal. There’s a good reason for this. A HydraFacial can provide you with help with any number of skin conditions that make your skin look older and damaged. These conditions include lines, wrinkles, acne, scarring, uneven tone, and congested skin. A HydraFacial treatment will get you the look you want and the confidence to face the world. Here’s a quick guide to give you everything you need to know about HydraFacial, and whether it’s the right choice for your skincare needs. 

HydraFacial Basics

You’ve probably heard of microdermabrasion and chemical peels. While these are both effective treatments, HydraFacial combines them both into a powerful cosmetic service. You get a deep exfoliation that is combined with hydration to keep your skin protected and supple at all times. It also incorporates a specially manufactured vacuum that pulls up impure and damaged skin cells from the top layer at the same time that you are receiving hydration treatment. This is especially effective for those with clogged pores. Each treatment is offered in specific steps so that your skin gets the exact care it needs without pain or discomfort. 

What To Expect During a HydraFacial Treatment

HydraFacial is a trademarked brand. During treatment, your techncian will use HydraFacial products and patented devices. This includes the handheld unit that applies the treatment as well as the HydraPeel attachments that assist with vacuuming up debris and dead and damaged skin cells. The device will mildly peel the top layer of your skin as well as provide hydration and other healthy substances such as hyaluronic acid and antioxidants. 

A HydraFacial treament is customized for your specific skin type and sensitivity. It may also be adjusted based on certain health factors and the condition of your skin. If you are looking to treat clogged pores, acne and blackheads, then your treatment will be focused on cleansing your skin and removing the debris causing blockages. If you want to get rid of lines and wrinkles, then the hydration process may involve more ingredients that aid with that, such as glycolic acid. This will encourage your aging skin cells to turn over and be replaced with new, more youthful cells. Make sure that when you go for your consultation you are very clear about the results you are looking for and provide a comprehensive health background. That way you can be sure to get the treatment that is personalized for you. 

After your consultation and the clinic has a chance to create your treatment protocols, you can then come in for your appointment. Every HydraFacial treatment starts with a deep cleaning of your skin and pores that will provide hydration as well as debris removal. Then a technician will use the HydraPeel attachment to remove anything left on your skin, whether it’s dirt, debris, or makeup. After your skin is completely clear, they will exfoliate your skin to remove dead and damaged cells. Immediately your skin will take on a rosy glow that many patients enjoy about the HydraFacial experience. Once your cells have been rejuvenated, they can move to the next step. 

After the cleanse and the exfoliation, the esthetician will then use the vacuum attachment to get rid of blackheads and anything else that might be clogging up your pores. This has the added benefit of helping with your circulation and encouraging your body’s natural systems to flush out dead cells. The technician will use different attachments and tips to make sure that they achieve the right results during this stage of the process. 

Then it’s on to hydration. Your skin will be treated with a serum made up of ingredients that not only hydrate, but refresh and heal your skin. Depending on your needs, this serum can include collagen, peptide, antioxidants, and any number of acids that can target the various issues you may want to deal with. 

Do HydraFacial Results Last? 

You should notice a difference almost immediately after your treatment. One of the best things about HydraFacial is that it gives your skin a rosy and healthy-looking glow. The results you get from each treatment tend to last 7-10 days. However, if you get treatments on a monthly basis your skin will improve permanently over time. 

Is HydraFacial a Good Choice For You? 

A HydraFacial treatment is very gentle on your skin. There’s no recovery or serious healing involved. Therefore, it is a great option for just about anyone who has a condition that can be treated by it. That said, you should make sure to tell the clinic about any medications, health conditions, or other circumstances that might affect your treatment. This can include taking acne medication or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, for example. 

If HydraFacial seems like a treatment that will help you with your skin concerns, then contact Bridgeport Laser & Wellness right away. We will provide you with a consultation to customize your experience to get the exact look you want. Start living your life with confidence and your best-looking skin.

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