1. What is a HydraFacial?

According to Board-Certified Dermatologist, Dr Shaunakk Patel, “the HydraFacial is the only hydradermabrasion procedure that uses patented technology to cleanse, extract, and hydrate.” My 60-minute treatment would be divided into three key sections. the first being Cleanse + Peel. “HydraFacial uncovers a new layer of skin with gentle exfoliation and relaxing resurfacing.
The second step is to Extract + Hydrate. The HydraFacial removes debris from pores with painless suction and nourishes with intense moisturizers that quench skin. “The patented, automated vortex suction painlessly cleans out pores & nourishes and protects with antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid.
And finally, the third step is to Fuse + Protect. “A HydraFacial saturates the skin’s surface with antioxidants and peptides to maximize your glow. Targeted, proprietary skin solutions are delivered to  address specific skin concerns. Patients maintain results at home with follow-up creams which help to maintain the results over a long period.

2. How does a HydraFacial differ from microdermabrasion or a traditional chemical facial peel?

There are a few key differences. For example, microdermabrasion treatments use manual extractions, while a HydraFacial uses a vacuum-like tip to cleanse deeper down than a traditional extraction. That’s also much less painful. Additionally, chemical peels use acids and are most effective on lighter skin tones, whereas HydraFacials can be used on all shades.

3. Do HydraFacials hurt?

Hydrafacial is a form of skin corrective & restorative treatment. Being non-invasive, it doesn’t involve any energy being introduced from an external source like in an ablative laser so there is no feeling of discomfort after the procedure. During different stages of the Hydra- Facial, the patient might feel different sensations like rubbing, pulling of skin under suction and then a feeling of massage in the 3rd phase. Since the perception is highly subjective we encourage to walk for a demo to see it for yourself.

4. Is it safe for all skin types?

HydraFacials can be performed on most skin types, including very sensitive complexions. Dr. Patel will work with you to understand your unique skin concerns, and will recommend a personalized treatment for you. But, those with active rashes, sunburns, or rosacea should abstain from HydraFacials, which can cause further damage or flare ups.

5. How many treatments do I need to see results?

Most patients report seeing visible skin refinement and an even, radiant skin tone after just one treatment.

The smooth results and hydration may last five to seven days or even longer. One treatment per month is recommended for improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, brown spots, oily and congested skin.

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