Updated: Sep 22
The hot and humid weather can rob your skin of its moisture and leave it looking dull and dehydrated. Add everyday pollution to this equation and you’ve got skin that’s prone to breakouts too. When this happens, you’ll need more than just water to clean and hydrate your skin.
The good news is, a hydrafacial can do just that for you. Here’s everything you need to know before you get one:
What Is A Hydrafacial?
Hydrafacial, as its name suggests, is a multi-step in-house facial treatment that cleanses, exfoliates and hydrates your skin at a deeper level. Getting a hydrafacial treatment regularly can help you achieve clear, evenly-toned, hydrated, and radiant skin.
The procedure itself doesn’t involve any heat or harsh chemicals, making it suitable for almost all skin types and tones.
What Are The Steps Of A Hydrafacial Treatment?
Like other facials, a hydrafacial treatment involves multiple steps:
Cleansing and Exfoliation - This includes a deep cleanse of the pores, followed by the exfoliation of dead skin cells using a combo of mild acids (glycolic acid and salicylic acid).
Extraction - This involves removing gunk from the pores using a handheld vacuum that sucks out impurities and blackheads.
Hydration - This step is all about infusing the skin with hydrating serums and other skin rejuvenating ingredients. These ingredients include antioxidants, hydrating agents, peptides, collagen boosters and botanical extracts!
Note: The choice of the serum is customized depending on your unique skin concerns.
Benefits Of A Hydrafacial
Everyone can benefit from hydrafacials regardless of their skin type and age.
For example, individuals in their 20’s can get hydrafacials to lessen their breakouts. Those in their 30’s get hydrafacials to help achieve and maintain evenly-toned and radiant skin. While those in their 40’s or over can help prevent or reduce the early signs of aging with this treatment.
Here are some of the Hydrafacial’s benefits:
Evenly-Toned And Hydrated Skin Exfoliation and extraction, followed by the infusion of hydrating serums, can help even out the skin tone and make your skin supple and radiant.
Reduced Fine Lines And Wrinkles Getting hydrafacials regularly can reduce the early signs of aging such as fine lines and hyperpigmentation. However, you need to get it once every month for at least 3 to 6 months, and then have follow up sessions once every 3 months for the best results.
Clearer Skin The hydrafacial treatment also includes deep exfoliation and extraction. These can help clear out the clogged pores and slough off the dead skin cells, making your skin less prone to breakouts and acne scars.
How Often Should I Get A Hydrafacial?
The benefits of a hydrafacial (i.e., evenly-toned, clearer, and hydrated skin) can be observed immediately after a treatment. These results typically last up to a week, but it’s recommended that you get a hydrafacial treatment once every month to maintain these.
If your aesthetic goal is to achieve hydrated and glowing skin while seeking a treatment to improve the appearance of fine lines or dullness, a hydrafacial at VIKARA Esthetics, Miami, FL is the perfect choice!