1. What is a HydraFacial?
The HydraFacial treatment is a new breakthrough in aesthetic technology. It takes its name from the root word Hydrate; “to cause to take up moisture”. This ability to moisturize the skin separates the HydraFacial from all other skin resurfacing procedures. The HydraFacial treatment removes dead skin cells and extracts impurities while simultaneously bathing the new skin with cleansing, hydrating and moisturizing serums – totally customized for your skin concerns! The treatment is soothing, refreshing, non-irritating and immediately effective.
2. Why is HydraFacial good for my skin?
Hydration is the foundation of healthy, radiant skin. Irritation of the skin has been proven to increase signs of aging. The HydraFacial is a hydrating and non-irritating treatment that will leave your skin radiant, glowing and nourished.
3. Am I a candidate for this treatment?
The HydraFacial treatment is designed for all skin types. Even the most sensitive skin benefits from the HydraFacial treatment. Your technician may choose specific treatment serums and/or customize the treatment for your unique skin conditions and needs. Book your complimentary consultation for a skin evaluation and sensitivity test.
4. How long does the treatment take? Is there any downtime or pain involved?
The HydraFacial treatment is a fast, efficient treatment that takes less than an hour out of your busy schedule. The treatment is often described as a feeling like a cool paintbrush moving over the face. You may put on make-up and return to your normal activities right after the treatment since there is no downtime. Or, try a sample of Glo Minerals from our wall palette to cover any residual redness.
5. What is the difference between a HydraFacial and Microdermabrasion treatment?
Microdermabrasion is a single step exfoliation process that works by abrading the top layer of skin and “vacuuming” the exfoliate away to reveal the new, fresh skin below. HydraFacial is the evolution of a microdermabrasion – a multi-step process that provides cleansing and exfoliation, a gentle peel to loosen dirt and debris from pores, extraction via vortex suction to clean out pores, and hydration of anti-oxidants and hydraluronic acid via patented vortex-fusion to nourish and protect your skin. Through the use of various tips and solutions, each step of the HydraFacial is customized to suit your skin type and concern – oily or dry skin, sensitive skin, fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, your HydraFacial can be customized to include lymphatic draining and/or red or blue LED therapy. A HydraFacial is a microdermabrasion treatment and so much more!
6. What results may be expected? How many treatments are needed to see results, and how long do results last?
Many people report seeing visible skin refinement and an even, radiant skin tone after just one treatment. The smooth results and hydration may last 5 to 7 days or even longer. One treatment per month is recommended for improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation, blackheads and whiteheads, acneic and oily or congested skin. Continued HydraFacial treatments are highly recommended to maintain results.
7. What areas other than the face can be treated with HydraFacial?
HydraFacial treatments can benefit the face & neck, decollete, hands and arms. Many men and sports enthusiasts also appreciate the HydraFacial for congestion and/or acne on the back – “Back-ne”.
8. What are the benefits of LED (red or blue light) treatments?
Light therapy is the application of light energy to the skin for therapeutic benefits. It is a natural photo-biochemical reaction similar to the process of plant photosynthesis. Over the past 40 years, research has shown that light in the red and infrared spectrum effects at least 24 positive changes at a cellular level. The energy delivered by the LEDs enhances cellular metabolism, accelerates the repair and replenishment of damaged skin cells, and stimulates the production of collagen. As a result, skin texture, skin tone, and elastin may be improved with a series of treatments. Blue light therapy helps improve the appearance of oily or congested skin and can be used to treat moderate inflammatory acne. P.acnes is known as the causative agent of acne. Porphryin, a compound generated by the P.acnes bacteria, is photo-sensetive and reacts to blue light. Blue LED therapy is an alternative for clients who do not respond well to other acne therapies.
LED therapy can be performed as an individual treatment, or in combination with your HydraFacial.
9. What are the benefits of Lymphatic Draining?
Natural regulation of the body can occur with lymphatic drainage to improve circulation, detoxification, tone, and result in firmer skin. 33% of the lymphatic system is in the face. Gentle lymphatic massage can stimulate opening of the lymphatic system, increase lymph flow, and assist in the drainage of stagnant cellular fluid and released toxins. Through the elimination of toxins, and promotion of insured nourishment, the skin achieves balance, resulting in a cleaner complexion and improved skin tone and colour. Other benefits of lymphatic drainage include a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles due to dehydration, and a reduction of puffy skin (edema) and swelling. When the lymph is flowing, the cells are bathed in fresh fluid causing the skin to look fresh and alive.
Lymphatic drainage can be performed as an individual treatment, or in combination with your HydraFacial.