The Hydrafacial is a machine with a handheld device that uses four different HydroPeel tips and various skin care solutions (chemical exfoliants, antioxidants, and hydrating serums like hyaluronic acid) to achieve its results. The spiral design of the tips used in conjunction with the HydraFacial vacuum technology creates a vortex effect to easily dislodge and remove impurities while simultaneously introducing solutions that exfoliate, hydrate and infuse your skin with antioxidants.
Hydrafacial starts with a quick manual cleanse by the esthetician
2) Deeper Exfoliation
To give the skin a deeper exfoliation, two different tips are available — one more aggressive than the other — delivering one of three different levels of glycolic acid (7.5%, 15% or 30%) combined with 1.5% – 2% salicylic acid. The combination of physical exfoliation from the tip and chemical exfoliation from the peels gives a good result quickly, without the wait and tingling that you might experience with a traditional peel.
This step utilizes a different tip to soften sebum with salicylic acid and suck away blackheads and sebum in open pores.
Your cleansed, extracted, exfoliated skin is now ready for an infusion of antioxidants , vitamin c and hyaluronic acid, which actually attracts water to the skin and helps keep it hydrated and plump. This helps to calm and sooth and brighten the skin.
The Bottom Line
This is a great treatment for brides or anyone who wants to look refreshed and hydrated for a night out. It is also fantastic for people with acne, in part because the extractions don’t use pressure that disturbs the skin. It’s a good anti-aging treatment because of the peels and antioxidants.