The HydraFacial: A Gentle, Efficient Treatment for Your Skin
Currently our Kerry Forest location is offering HydraFacial services! This new beauty treatment is the latest advance in non-laser skin resurfacing which promises clearer, more hydrated, younger-looking skin immediately.
Treatments that are heavy on exfoliation and extractions can leave the skin inflamed for at least a few hours after. HydraFacial prides itself on being just as aggressive—without the aggression.
The HydraFacial bills itself as ideal for all skin types and targets hyperpigmentation, oily/congested pores, fine lines, and wrinkles. If you are concerned about redness and dark spots the technician can add a red LED light to your treatment to target inflammation
There are four steps:
Step 1: Cleansing and exfoliation. The technician uses a small “deplaning” tool that opens up pores and sweeps the uppermost layer of makeup debris and dead skin cells away. It feels like a spinning toothbrush is being run over theskin.
Step 2: Acid peel. Most glycolic peels leave your skin stinging for a few minutes until they’re washed off, but not this one. The glycolic/salicylic acid peel is gentle enough that it only creates the faintest tingle.
Step 3: Extractions. Instead of performing manual extractions, the technician uses something rather elaborately called a vortex-extraction nozzle that acts as a vacuum. The sucking sound it makes is oddly satisfying, but the best (or the worst?) part is the cup at the base of the machine that shows exactly what was extracted—and it’s more than you think.
Step 4: Serum application. This step uses the vortex-fusion tool, which infuses an antioxidant-and-collagen-rich serum into the skin to promote elasticity and hydration.
Immediately after the treatment, your skin should not be red at all and itwill be clean and glowing! It’s been five days since my treatment and I’m noticing the benefits now when I put on my makeup: My skin looks brighter and feels softer, and I’m using less concealer on my dark spots. Bottom line: It’s the best no-side-effects-whatsoever treatment I’ve tried.
BY ALEXANDRA TUNELL