What Is a HydraFacial? How It Works, Benefits & Risks

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What Is a HydraFacial? How It Works, Benefits & Risks

Do you want bright, smooth, and youthful-looking skin? While creams, oils, serums, essences, and other parts of the skincare routine claim to have these effects, some people prefer HydraFacial. This facial treatment claims to exfoliate, cleanse, extract, and deliver to your skin several rejuvenating serums in just one sitting.

HydraFacial has become in demand due to results that clients immediately see after the procedure. Clients vouch for its firming and brightening effects. In fact, you can get it if you want glowing skin for an event.

How does HydraFacial work for your skin?

HydraFacial can be comparable with another treatment called microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion uses a piece of mild abrasive equipment that gently scrapes your skin to remove the uneven layer. However, in HydraFacial, the equipment used has an exfoliating tip with suction that will remove the dead skin cells on your skin’s surface. Once the skin has been exfoliated, serums are infused into the skin, giving the glow.

HydraFacial and its three-step procedure

There are three notable steps in HydraFacial. The treatment also has no downtime, and the entire procedure can last for as quick as 30 minutes.

Step 1— Cleanse and peel

This step consists of exfoliating the skin, or as others call it, the resurfacing step. This step includes the removal of dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. Exfoliating brings several benefits to the skin, such as unclogging the pores, making the skin look brighter, and stimulating collagen production.

Step 2— Extraction and hydration

Once the skin is exfoliated, the HydraFacial tip will start to deliver moisturizer to hydrate and moisturize the skin. This step ensures that the skin will not be left dry after the exfoliation.

Step 3— Infuse and protect

This step is the main event in HydraFacial. The procedure is finished by giving the skin serums or boosters that aim to reduce the appearance of fine lines, hyperpigmentation, dull skin, wrinkles, and enlarged pores. Since each person has their own unique skin problems, the serums administered are tailored for you to solve your skin problems efficiently. 

The Benefits of HydraFacial

There are several benefits tied to HydraFacial, which makes it a customer favorite. Some of these benefits include:

  • Improved complexion
  • Reduced pore size
  • Lightens scars
  • Lessens the appearance of hyperpigmentation
  • Reduced pore size
  • Treats some kinds of acne
  • Reduces wrinkles and fine lines

HydraFacial is known to deliver the best skin of your life, and it’s because of the said benefits. Because the procedure allows administering active ingredients into the skin, these serums are said to be able to help you have better-looking skin after the procedure. Let us tackle these benefits one by one.

Improved complexion

HydraFacial is known to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation by evening out inconsistencies. Dull skin is usually due to dirt and dead skin cells building up on the skin’s surface. Because of the exfoliating phase of the procedure, these impurities are scraped off, showing clearer and brighter skin underneath.

Reduced pore size

A HydraFacial treatment usually includes an acid peel solution that is responsible for dislodging and partially resolving comedones. Comedones are pores where dirt, dead skin cells, and extra sebum build-up. The vacuum used in HydraFacial equipment sucks these impurities out, unclogging the pores.

Lightens scars

When we are wounded, collagen is stimulated to make up for the damaged skin. Sometimes, the body excessively produces collagen, which causes it to accumulate in one area. This uneven accumulation can now cause scars. These scars now appear either depressed or raised, appearing lighter than the rest of the skin. 

HydraFacial helps lighten scars due to its resurfacing effect, softening the scar edges, smoothening the skin, and reducing the appearance of said irregularities. In this procedure, collagen production is also stimulated, which may add volume to the depressed scar tissue, making it less visible.

Lessens the appearance of hyperpigmentation

Do you have scattered dark spots on your skin? These spots are called hyperpigmentation and are usually caused by hormonal imbalance, acne, aging, and sun damage. HydraFacial reduces the appearance of these spots by increasing cellular turnover through exfoliation.

Reduced pore size

Technically, treatments cannot reduce pore size. However, HydraFacial can help reduce the appearance of more visible pores. These visible pores are usually enlarged because they have sebum, dead skin cells, dirt, and other impurities in them, whereas cleaner pores look smaller. Because of its deep cleansing processes, HydraFacials can reduce the appearance of these larger-looking pores.

Treats some kinds of acne

As mentioned above, a HydraFacial cleanses and exfoliates the skin. Due to these properties, it is possible that HydraFacial can help treat mild to moderate types of acne, like blackheads, since these are only surface acne. The hydrating serum delivered in the treatment can also help reduce inflammation, easing discomfort due to breakouts.

Reduces wrinkles and fine lines

Exfoliation processes included in HydraFacials can help reduce wrinkles and fine lines by removing thin, aging, and dry layers of the skin and stimulating the production of collagen. In addition, the serums administered can help improve texture in the tissues, resulting in firmer, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin.

Risks of HydraFacial

While HydraFacial offers many benefits, it still has contradictions and possible side effects. Do not worry, though, as these side effects happen rarely and are only minimal. Some side effects include slight redness on the skin that will subside in just a few hours. However, if you have the following conditions, you may reconsider getting the treatment as it may pose more risks than benefits for you:

  • Chronic rosacea
  • Open wounds in the area of treatment
  • Allergies to shellfish (some solutions use ingredients from shellfish)
  • Inflamed and active acne breakout
  • Pregnancy


One last look on HydraFacial

HydraFacial treatment is generally safe for all skin tones and skin types. On top of this, it does not require downtime. Should you want improved skin complexion, this treatment is definitely a must-try. Book an appointment with Soul and Beauty Med X now and try their HydraFacial service.

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