From teens to adults, anyone seeking a luxurious and deeply hydrating treatment for their skin is talking about the HydraFacial (HF). In fact, it’s estimated one is performed every 15 seconds around the world. Non-invasive, gentle, and highly effective, the HF vacuums out pores while simultaneously delivering skin-loving ingredients that brighten, plump, moisturize, and protect. At BevelUp in Tampa, FL, we’ve seen the amazing results for ourselves.
What Is the HydraFacial?
In short, the HF is one of the most potent, all-in-one skin resurfacing treatments available. Using a single handheld device, the HF provides medical-grade hydradermabrasion in a three-part regimen:
- Deep clean and peel
- Hydration and antioxidant protection
If you’re wondering what hydradermabrasion is, don’t worry. This technique provides crystal-free exfoliation while infusing the skin with nourishing serums. Although more intense than a basic spa facial, the HF is far gentler than laser treatments or microdermabrasion. It requires no downtime – in other words, you’re free to immediately continue with your day – and delivers immediate benefits like improved texture and tone and a glossy, radiant finish.
A Rare Unicorn
Thanks to the instant glow it provides, the HF is highly requested before weddings, vacations, and other momentous occasions. And it doesn’t cause any skin tearing or peeling, rendering the treatment safe for nearly all ages, complexions, and concerns.
The HF also delivers reliable results. Unlike manual facials that are technician-dependent, the HF employs a handheld tool equipped with vortex technology. This refers to a whirling force that sucks away debris even as it delivers beneficial hydration. A growing number of dermatologists are wary of traditional facials because the outcomes can vary. The HF, however, is consistently safe and effective. This means no residual redness, scarring, or pain.
Extractions Free of Side Effects
It’s no secret that extractions hurt. They also cause inflammation and potential next-day eruptions as your skin tries to heal. But the HF turns a torture-inducing process into one that is soothing and relaxing. The vortex pressure of the handheld wand is combined with a medical-grade solution that purges congested pores.
In other words, the device pulls out gunk you can neither reach nor see but that contributes to a less-than-perfect complexion. No pressing or squeezing is required, and at the end of your treatment, you can actually see the debris that was removed. The handheld device collects this gunk in a container that unequivocally answers the question “But does this treatment work?”
How It Works
The HF wand uses tips that are changed with each step of the treatment. Your session begins with the deep clean and peel that pulls debris from deep within your pores. Meanwhile, the epidermal and dermal layers of skin are gently exfoliated with refining ingredients like salicylic, glycolic, and/or lactic acids.
The second step is the extraction process, which uses a tip that vacuums any remaining debris from your pores. Last but not least, treatment ends with deep hydration. We use a pen-like attachment that applies ingredients formulated with peptides, antioxidants, and other nourishing ingredients. These lock in moisture and give your skin a smooth, polished finish.
A Treatment Worth Repeating
The HF does not come with hard and fast rules about the frequency of treatment. As you might have guessed, this largely depends on your skin’s unique needs. Some patients repeat their HF experience every two weeks to maintain results, while others come back once a month or even once quarterly. We can help determine a frequency that’s right for you based on your skin type and aesthetic goals.
Who Is This Right for?
The list of patients who choose the HF for their skincare needs is long and diverse. Teens with acne, adults with wrinkles and hyperpigmentation, and older patients with pre-cancerous spots and sun damage can all benefit. Treatment promotes cellular turnover, meaning dead cells get sloughed away to make room for new, healthy cells. And most of us could use a little help with this process.
With that said, some patients should abstain or at least delay their appointments, including those with active rosacea, sunburns, and rashes. Pregnant patients should likewise consider alternative treatments, as some of the ingredients used in the HF haven’t been tested and proven safe for pregnancy.
Give Your Skin Maximum Hydration
So much more than a facial, the HF is your key to maximum hydration. It employs a three-step system to soothe, nourish, and plump tissues for an immediately refreshed appearance. Perhaps best of all, these benefits come without pain, redness, or the need for skin to heal. You can leave our office with a glow and instantly resume your daily activities.