HydraFacials™ has become a mainstream craze on everyone’s lips, and for good reason. Needless to say, the treatment is soaring as one of the most well-known procedures.
Statistics also reveal that at least one individual across the globe undergoes HydraFacial treatment every 15 seconds. This largely equates to 2 million treatments which is more than the running total of Botox injections administered in America in 2017.
With over 45 years of expertise, our cosmetic specialists at NuWays MD are here to share all the juicy details regarding the benefits of HydraFacial treatment. We will also help you see why the facial procedure is ideal for everyone. But first, let us walk you through what HydraFacials™ are.
What is Hydrafacial MD®?
A hydrafacial MD® is a treatment that uses patented skin treatment, where each treatment utilizes a series of HydroPeel® tips. Each tip is made for a certain step of the treatment. It is also known as “hydradermabrasion” as it combines microdermabrasion-like exfoliation with hydrating serums.
Blue, purple, and orange tips help in exfoliating the skin, clear ones protect and fuse while teal is employed during extractions. The HydraFacial™ treatment fuses its processes into three steps that exploit its magic wand to not only deep-clean and exfoliate but also distribute serums customized for your skin type and hydrate them.
The Science Behind HydraFacial Treatments
HydraFacial sessions feature vary in processes and products that result in a ‘glowing’ effect after the procedure is performed. This is all thanks to the double-helix wand that cosmetic physicians use to extract dead skin cells and pump nutrients into the skin. As mentioned earlier, there are three essential steps or processes for any HydraFacial treatment, and we will inform you what to use after the ordinary peeling solution and all about them in full detail below.
Cleanse + Peel
Skin specialists like to call this the resurfacing procedure, which is when the exfoliation of the skin occurs. Any skin health and wellness enthusiast should already be familiar with what exfoliation means. But, as a fail-safe, it is the process of eliminating dead outer skin cells to expose a brighter and healthier layer. During HydraFacial, your physician will carry out this exfoliation through the use of a HydraFacial Tip.
This tip generates a fluid vortex that delicately dislodges dead skin cells and other impurities from the skin. A serum known as the Activ-4 takes place by extracting the nonviable skin cells. Then another serum called GlySa–a mixture of salicylic and glycolic acids–is applied to complete the peeling. One of the strong points of the HydraFacial’s exfoliation procedure is that it is exceptionally relaxing and gentle.
Extract + Hydrate
This next process aims to pluck out debris from the pores. However, there’s a twist. While extricating the dead cells and other impurities, the machine simultaneously hydrates your skin. You can see that the assets of having a HydraFacial treatment are indeed impressive. The extraction comes into play through a patented automated vortex suction that catalyzes a painless suction.
Not only does the mini-vacuum strip the dirt out from your pores but it releases two serums (Antiox+ and Beta-HD). This hydrates your skin, nourishes it, and protects it with hyaluronic acid, peptides, and antioxidants. So besides dislodging all the gunk from your skin, you also gain topical moisturizers at the same time. Moisturizing and exfoliating in one fell swoop!
Fusing + Protect
What’s the point of having HydraFacial treatment if you can’t see the ‘wow’ result from a mile off, right? Therefore, as you undergo this stage, your provider will infuse your skin with peptides and antioxidants to arouse its glow. At the same time, you can target specific skin concerns, including wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, or other related issues.
At this step, the HydraFacial therapy is essentially customizable. The treatment’s targetable skin solutions is one of the perks people absolutely love. This is because it enables them to achieve their unique skin goals. Truly, when you observe images of before and after HydraFacial treatment, the difference is remarkable.
The Potential Benefits of HydraFacial Treatments
The company’s slogan, “the best skin of your life” might be a big promise. While it’s definitely not a guarantee, there are a few salient complexion benefits from what we have explained previously.
Together with exfoliation, the device furnishes active ingredients into the skin. Depending on the specific activities used by your provider during the treatment, HydraFacial can boost radiance, hydration, and even pore size and skin texture. The serum options to be used for hydrating the skin is also customizable that is determined according to your skin type and your discussion with your esthetician or dermatologist.
Although designated research on HydraFacial itself does not exist, there is some older study to suggest the premise is effective. A 2008 micro-study on 20 female participants with an age ranging from 34 to 65 consider the benefits of hydradermabrasion. This is a skin treatment that merges microdermabrasion with antioxidant serums with is identical with HydraFacial, but this research was not conducted on the HydraFacial therapy itself.
In the research, one group underwent 6 treatments, each about a week apart. Another group received the oxidant serum only, which was tenderly saturated on the skin by hand every week. The proponents of the study measured the results through skin biopsies, photos, and calculating the antioxidant levels in the participant’s skin. At the end of the evaluation, only the hydradermabrasion group had increased levels of antioxidants. With regards to appearance, that all equaled to more cinched pores, fewer fine lines, and a more even skin tone.
Another past research published by the same author sought to find out if microdermabrasion can become even better when combined with an antioxidant serum (simply, fusing the two experiments above). Each female subject underwent a microdermabrasion treatment while an antioxidant-rich serum was applied to half of their face. After 6 weeks of weekly therapies, the antioxidant levels had increased by 32% and the microdermabrasion serum side had increased fibroblast density (fibroblasts secretes collagen, according to National Cancer Institute) as well as skin thickness.
Overall, these two types of research found that a microdermabrasion treatment integrated with topical antioxidant serums (similar to what you would find in the HydraFacial therapy) was more effective than each on its own. A HydraFacial significantly fuses a microdermabrasion-like treatment with serum concoctions. And this is distributed and applied to the skin through our patented device and skin technology.
Am I a Good Candidate For HydraFacial Treatments?
The HydraFacial MD® treatment is safe to use on all types of skin including those with sensitive skin. Located in attractive Boca Raton, Florida, NuWays MD has been at the forefront of medical technologies and all our specialists are heavily involved in the practice and development of skin rejuvenation, anti-aging, and stem cell-focused procedures and beyond. Thus, our group of medical staff can customize this treatment to best match the needs of your skin. Consult with our medical staff to determine if you may be a good candidate for HydraFacial™ treatment.