HydraFacials can promote a flawless complexion by smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles, improving elasticity, and decreasing hyperpigmentation and pore size. It’s no wonder why HydraFacials are touted as the “red carpet facial” of Hollywood. What makes a HydraFacial superior to a traditional facial you might ask? Read on to see the many benefits of this treatment, which we provide here at CAS Medispa in Bloomington, IN.
The Innovative HydraFacial
A HydraFacial is a patented skincare treatment used by medical spas, dermatologists, and skincare specialists. It is a 5-step process incorporating gentle extractions, exfoliations, cleansing chemical peels, and hydrating serums. It is often referred to as “hydradermabrasion” because–like microdermabrasion–an exfoliation process is utilized, along with hydrating serums.
This latest breakthrough is in high demand amongst skincare specialists, due to its instantaneous and remarkable effect on facial complexions. It leaves you with a radiant glow and a soft, supple feel to your skin. It is gentle on the skin, yet effective. This versatile treatment targets a wide variety of cosmetic and skin concerns, making it a viable option for practically anyone seeking a flawless complexion. Here are some of its multiple functions:
- Exfoliates the skin
- Improves acne
- Decreases acne scars
- Improves elasticity
- Reduces hyperpigmentation
- Improves papulopustular rosacea
- Cleans out and decreases large pores
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Evens out color tone
- Reverses sun damage
- Nourishes the skin with vitamins and antioxidants
- Targets bacteria
- Eliminates blackheads and whiteheads
5 Steps to a Radiant Complexion
Though many medical spas and skincare specialists have their own unique 5-step process, using different products and techniques, the result is ultimately the same. We have broken down the five steps below, for a better understanding of the process.
Step 1: Cleansing and Exfoliation
Cleansing serums are used first to prep the skin for exfoliation. A small Vortex Exfoliation tip is then utilized for cleaning out old makeup debris and dead skin cells. This step is akin to microdermabrasion, but more gentle in nature.
Though some aestheticians may continue to use steam for opening up the pores, this is not necessary with the HydraFacial. This is beneficial in that the blood vessels are not dilated, thereby decreasing redness and irritation following the procedure.
Step 2: Gentle Chemical Peel
Exfoliators that are gentle to the skin such as glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and sometimes botanical extracts are used to remove bacteria-causing acne, blackheads, and dead skin cells, while softening up the pores. This serum penetrates the skin deeply, however, no peeling or scaling is involved.
Step 3: Extractions
The patented Vortex-Fusion technology is a dual-chamber device that deeply cleanses and removes impurities from clogged pores, such as dead skin cells, sebum, or bacteria-causing acne, while simultaneously delivering vital nutrients to hydrate the skin. This step in the process achieves an intense deep cleansing of the pores without pain or inflammation to the client.
The Vortex-Fusion Device
The first chamber acts like a vacuum, sucking out all of the impurities from the deep layers of your skin. A small cup located at the base of the device collects the gunk that is exfoliated from the deep layers of the skin, which is a visual confirmation for the client, as to the efficiency of the device.
The second chamber pumps a soothing, hydrating serum full of vitamins and antioxidizing nutrients to your freshly cleaned pores for supple, smooth skin and a refreshed cool, feeling. These two chambers work in unison, for maximum cleansing, hydration, and comfort.
Step 4: The Serum Boost
This step is tailored to meet the specific skincare needs of the client. Your skincare specialist will compound a serum that specifically targets your skin problems such as acne, fine lines, and wrinkles, or hyperpigmentation. This serum is massaged deeply into the skin for maximum effect.
Step 5: Hydration
In this final step, a custom-made serum using ingredients such as collagen enriched peptides, nutritional antioxidants, and hyaluronic acid is infused into the skin via the Vortex Infusion tool, to promote elasticity and maximum hydration.
For enhanced effects, LED light therapy is often utilized. The blue LED light is used for additional elimination of acne-causing bacteria and to further reduce inflammation. The red LED light is beneficial for stimulating collagen production, while also further reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
6 HydraFacial Treatments – Which One Is Right for You?
The skin of any two clients is not the same. For this reason, no two HydraFacial treatments are the same. Different serums and techniques are used at different steps in the process to provide each individual client what they need for maximum effect.
We have highlighted six different types of treatments, to address different types of skincare needs. Of course, these are mentioned just to give you some perspective as to what is available for each individual client. This is not all-inclusive and treatments can be altered as needed, during the different steps of skincare treatments to achieve each client’s individual goals.
The Classic Treatment
The Classic treatment targets deep cleaning of the pores and nourishment of the skin, followed up with intense hydration. This process is beneficial for all skin types ranging from oily, to normal, to dry skin. It is ideal for someone who simply wants to improve their overall complexion, especially right before a special event, providing you with the confidence needed to look your best. The Classic HydraFacial is the treatment of choice for monthly maintenance to keep your skin looking radiant.
The Preventative Treatment
The Preventative treatment encompasses all of the benefits of the classic treatment while focusing more on collagen boosters for ultimate hydration or slowing down the process of aging skin. Serums containing CTGF™ Booster, nutritional antioxidants, and protein-rich peptides can improve the elasticity of your skin while eliminating fine lines and wrinkles.
LED light therapy can also be beneficial for preventative maintenance to slow down the process of maturing skin. People who are in their 20s and 30s choose this treatment most often, in order to stay ahead of the game, so to speak.
The Radiant Treatment
The Radiant treatment is used to provide the skin a bright, luminous glow. Clients who are concerned about hyperpigmentation and dark spots choose this treatment to achieve a more blended color tone. Ingredients such as vitamin C, Britenol®Booster, and Alpha-Arbutin are used in this serum to lighten dark spots caused by sun damage or age, for a more radiant glow.
The Anti-Aging Treatment
The Anti-Aging treatment is most ideal for aged or sun-damaged skin. Protein-building peptides and collagen boosters such as CTGF™ Booster are used to build collagen to help strengthen and smooth the skin, in addition to improving the overall elasticity of the skin for a more youthful look.
The Clarifying Treatment
The Clarifying treatment is ideal for clients with excessively oily or acne-prone skin issues. This treatment entails the Classic treatment, with added focus on deep cleansing and elimination of acne-causing bacteria. Blue LED light therapy can further enhance this treatment by killing any residual bacterial left within the pores. The extraction and elimination of these impurities from clogged pores leaves the client with a smoother and more radiant complexion immediately.
The Ultimate Treatment
The Ultimate treatment is the perfect choice for intensive detoxification, beyond that of the classic treatment. In this treatment, the lymphatic system is drained via massage therapy, targeting impurities that lurk deep below the skin’s surface. This step is followed up with the Classic treatment, to address exfoliation, detoxification, and hydration, with a custom booster of your choice.
This treatment is finalized with red or blue LED light therapy, to address the specific skin problems of the client, for enhanced benefit. The Ultimate treatment is the most rejuvenating and beneficial HydraFacial treatment offered, giving you the radiant results you seek.
The 7 Benefits of HydraFacial Treatment for Your Skin
- Deep cleansing of your pores without irritation
- Long-lasting hydration
- Reduces and minimizes fine lines and wrinkles
- Customizable to client’s skin problems or concerns
- Provides immediate and satisfying results
- Provides a stress-free, rejuvenating, and relaxing experience
- Boosts collagen production and skin elasticity
Could a Hydrafacial Benefit You?
While most everyone desires a flawless complexion, there are some specific skin conditions that are not ideal for these treatments. You may require alternative treatments to address these special conditions before choosing a HydraFacial treatment. If you have additional questions or concerns, feel free to contact a skin specialist at CAS Medispa in Bloomington, IN. We are here to help you make the right choices and to help you to achieve your best skin possible.