“Instant radiance” & the many other benefits of Hydrafacials

November 8, 2022
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A young woman receiving a hydrafacial treatment at a medspa

With results that are considerably more dramatic than a regular facial, and more soothing than other medical-grade facials, it’s no surprise that HydraFacials have become one of the most popular and talked-about cosmetic treatments in the world.

One of the most striking benefits of a HydraFacial is that it creates an instant “wow-factor” radiance to your skin. Plus, it has the additional major benefit of having absolutely no downtime – which is exactly why this treatment has become a firm favorite in Hollywood (think guaranteed red-carpet glow!)…

But it’s not only Hollywood that’s in love with HydraFacials. It’s become a go-to treatment for people across the world who want healthy, glowing, vibrant skin.

In fact, according to the company behind this game-changing technology, someone gets a HydraFacial every 12 seconds – which equates to an impressive 3.5 million treatments every year. 

So yep, it’s pretty popular!

Want to know exactly what it is that makes this treatment so good? Then read on… 

Here’s the lowdown on everything HydraFacial and all its wonderful benefits. 

What Exactly Is a HydraFacial?

A HydraFacial is a medical-grade treatment that sits somewhere between traditional facials, chemical peels, and dermabrasion. 

It’s a branded experience, using patented technology. And it’s completely unique. 

The HydraFacial differs to the average facial because it’s performed using a mechanical wand-like device instead of by hand… and it differs to normal peels and dermabrasion because it uses a far gentler approach to exfoliation, causes no irritation, and requires no downtime.

Plus – it hydrates and nourishes your skin at the same time as cleansing, exfoliating, and extracting… which is what really makes it stand out.

It’s a pain-free 30–60-minute treatment that you’ll walk out of with glowing, soothed, younger-looking skin. 

Easy to see why it’s so popular, isn’t it! 

The Many and Varied Benefits of HydraFacials

Let’s get straight to the best bit: all the reasons why you’re going to love a HydraFacial:

It gives you a glowing “wow-factor” complexion

A HydraFacial removes old, dull, dead skin cells, clears out your pores, and deeply hydrates and moisturizes your skin. The result is clearer, brighter, smoother, firmer, plumper, softer, younger-looking skin. “Wow-factor” indeed.

It reduces and reverses the signs of aging

The combination of all the stages of the HydraFacial, including the specific antioxidants and peptides it infuses into the skin, results in increased firmness, reduced wrinkles and fine lines, a more-even skin tone and texture, smaller pores, and less brown spots – essentially, a rejuvenated complexion.

It treats and improves acne

Thanks to its deep-but-gentle exfoliation and pore-cleansing, the HydraFacial is effective in treating mild to moderate acne. Plus, the resurfacing aspect of the treatment and the stimulated collagen production mean it’s also effective at reducing the appearance of acne scars.

It treats hyperpigmentation and scars

The exfoliation during a HydraFacial removes the top layer of old and dead skin, gradually taking with it any discolored and hyperpigmented spots. The treatment also stimulates growth of fresh new skin tissue, which further improves skin color and appearance. Regular sessions are needed to achieve completely even pigmentation, but you’ll notice the difference from the first treatment.

It’s suitable for all skin types and all ages

Unlike a lot of skin treatments that work best on specific skin types, the benefits of HydraFacials are visible on all skin types and ages. Dry or oily, light or dark, sensitive skin, teenagers with acne, older skin with sun damage and wrinkles – a HydraFacial is suitable for all!

It’s non-invasive, super-consistent, and totally safe

The HydraFacial is gentle and non-invasive, and because the whole treatment is carried out using the patented wand technology, it delivers super-consistent results – as well as being consistently safe. No pain, no worries.

You’ll enjoy immediate results and zero downtime

The HydraFacial is so gentle, cleansing, and nourishing that there is literally no recovery time at all. You’ll walk out of the treatment room with smooth, radiant skin and a serious spring in your step!

It’s totally customizable

From customized suction power to target more delicate areas, to different “booster” serums that address a whole host of specific concerns (such as wrinkle reduction, skin brightening, or acne treatment) the HydraFacial is one of the most customizable treatments around. 

It combines perfectly with other treatments

Another massive benefit is that you can tag on a range of other treatments just before or after your HydraFacial, not only maximizing the results of your treatments, but also maximizing your time in the salon! Botox, Fillers, LED Light Therapy, and laser treatments can all be done the same day.

Before and after images showing the effects of a hydrafacial treatment on the forehead

How It Works…

The entire HydraFacial treatment is carried out using the patented mechanized “wand”, which has changeable tips for each stage of the treatment.

Step 1: Cleanse and Peel

The treatment starts with the application of a cleansing serum to the skin, and the spiral tip is then drawn across the face, gently washing away dead skin cells.

A low-percentage solution of glycolic and alicyclic acid is then applied, which loosens all the impurities and debris that is clogging up the pores. This is essentially a very gentle form of chemical peel, but unlike traditional acid peels there is no post-treatment peeling. 

Step 2: Extract and Hydrate

Now that the impurities have been loosened, it’s time for extraction. This is where one of the core differences and benefits of a HydraFacial comes in, as it uses a strong but gentle suction to “vacuum” the debris out of the pores – rather than the more painful and inflammatory squeezing and pinching of traditional facials. 

Simultaneously while flushing out the pores, they are also infused (or flushed in) with hydrating moisturizers, peptides, and antioxidants – which helps to restore the skin with a plump and youthful appearance.

Step 3: Infuse and protect

A final and fully customizable part of the treatment then involves infusing serums (or “boosters”) into the skin. These serums have different properties and help address specific concerns, such as reducing hyperpigmentation, brightening dull skin, minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, and so on.

Other HydraFacial Questions Answered

Still have a few questions? Hopefully we’ll have them covered… 

How long do the results of a HydraFacial last?

The radiance, glow, and other noticeable improvements you’ll see immediately after your treatment will usually last for about 1 week. However, the more regularly you have a HydraFacial, and the better your day-to-day skincare routine, the longer the results will last over time.

How often should I get a HydraFacial?

For the optimal results, healthiest skin in the long-term, and to really maximize the benefits of HydraFacials, it’s recommended to get the treatment done every 4–6 weeks.

However, many people just get a HydraFacial before a special event, such as a wedding, and others get one 3 or 4 times a year. 

Ultimately, a HydraFacial will always do your skin good, even if it’s only once in a while.

Is a HydraFacial unsuitable for anyone?

There are a few instances when a HydraFacial isn’t recommended, these include: 

  • During pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • If you have an active rash, sunburn, or rosacea outbreak 
  • Hypersensitivity to certain substances 

As with any treatment, you should always have a full consultation beforehand, to make sure it’s suited to you as an individual.

How much does a HydraFacial cost?

Costs of course vary depending on where you have the treatment done, but generally speaking – in the USA – a HydraFacial is likely to cost between $150 to $300 per session. 

Here at BodyTonic Cleveland we offer a generous membership program, which includes one free treatment per month – including both our Signature HydraFacial and Deluxe HydraFacial, making it as affordable as possible to maintain regular treatments.

Is a HydraFacial the best treatment for me?

Without meeting you, it’s impossible to say. As with any kind of cosmetic treatment, you should always start with a consultation with a trained professional. 

If you’re in the Cleveland area, we’d love to help you decide if a HydraFacial is the best treatment to achieve the results you’re looking for. At BodyTonic we provide in-depth, totally obligation-free consultations, so arrange yours today and let’s start your journey towards enjoying a more-radiant, glowing complexion!

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