Everything You Need to Know About HydraFacials
Getting perfectly smooth, bright, and youthful skin can be daunting. We often rely on a concoction of oils, serums, creams, and essences to create the perfect balance resulting in fresh skin. With the rising popularity of the clean girl aesthetic, it may be easier than you think to achieve a natural glow with a facial treatment designed to promote long-term skin health.
The HydraFacial is a multi-step facial treatment performed by a licensed aesthetician that cleanses, exfoliates, extracts, and infuses a variety of serums, leaving your skin firmer and brighter than before.
But what exactly is a HydraFacial, and how does it work? Continue reading for Artisan Beauté’s take on the trending technology and how it can benefit your skin!
What is a HydraFacial?
The HydraFacial is similar to a microdermabrasion treatment, but with the added step of serum infusion. Also unlike microdermabrasion treatments, HydraFacials do not include any downtime, making it the perfect afternoon or pre-event treatment.
The procedure typically only takes 30 to 60 minutes and is divided into three phases. The first phase is the Cleanse and Peel phase, where the skin is exfoliated, leaving the skin looking brighter, unclogging pores, and improving collagen production over time.
HydraFacial uses a patented serum called Active-4 to remove dead skin cells to reveal healthy skin and then GlySal, a potent mix of glycolic and salicylic acids, to initiate skin peeling without the post-peel scaling normally attributed to dermabrasion and other facial treatments.
The second phase is the extract and hydrate phase, where dead skin cells and other debris are removed from your pores while nourishing your skin with two serums that are packed with hyaluronic acid, firming peptides, and cell damage-preventing antioxidants.
The third and final phase is the Fuse and Protect phase. In this phase, the surface of the skin is saturated with antioxidants and peptides to maximize youthful glow. During this phase, other skin treatments to address specific skin concerns may also be added, depending on skin type.
What are the Benefits of HydraFacial?
With many different facial options on the market, what sets HydraFacial apart from the rest?
Suitable for all skin types. HydraFacials are recommended for all skin types. Whether your skin is oily, dry, or combination, HydraFacial technology can address all skincare needs to perfect your skin.
Gentle on the skin. Apart from being suitable for all skin types, HydraFacials are also gentle on the skin, so even those with sensitive skin can safely enjoy the benefits. The procedure is so gentle, in fact, that regular treatments do not disrupt the natural skin barrier and can help to increase collagen production over time.
Zero downtime after treatment. Unlike similar facial treatments, HydraFacials do not require downtime after treatment, making it the ideal lunch break procedure. You can even put on makeup and do normal activities after your visit to your aesthetician.
Pair it with other skin treatments. HydraFacials are flexible and can be done in conjunction with other skin treatments, especially those that treat other skin concerns. Since it works to deeply clean the skin, the treatment is often paired with dermaplaning during the treatment or microneedling after the treatment, depending on the client’s needs.
Fully customizable. Along with the flexibility of pairing HydraFacials with other treatments, your skincare provider can also customize your treatment to either include skin boosters to brighten your skin or remove age lines and wrinkles or adjust the suction of HydraFacial MD to do gentle passes in some parts and more forceful passes in other areas.
Flexible with skincare. HydraFacials allow you to use your favorite products before and after treatment so you don't have to ditch your skincare routine. Products such as The Cleansing Balm, Lotion p50, Lait VIP 02, and Papaya Enzyme Cleanser all help to clean, exfoliate, and break down makeup and pollutants.
Book a HydraFacial Treatment Today
Artisan Beauté offers fully customizable HydraFacial treatments along with recommended treatment pairings described above. Contact us today to book a consultation with our licensed providers to get started.