Throughout time, beauty has been a constant desire of humans no matter the civilization and culture. Granted, some aspects have been different for each culture. You’re bound to discover some of them tipping the extreme ends of the beauty spectrum, but one aspect of beauty that cuts across multiple cultures is smooth skin.
But to get to that perfect youthful-looking skin, you usually had to invest heavily in skin care. Companies developed creams, oils, and essences that promised a natural glow to capture the imagination. Fortunately, the latest advances in skincare technology are changing the narrative.
One essential advancement is Hydrafacials.
So, what is Hydrafacial? How does it work? What are the benefits?
Hydrafacial is a novel multistep skin treatment used by aesthetic practices and Aestheticians. The treatment is delivered through a machine called Hydrafacial MD and is sometimes called hydradermabrasion. It works by pairing hydrating serums with exfoliation similar to microdermabrasion. The treatment's multiple steps are deep cleaning, exfoliation, and skin hydration for better and healthier skin.
One of the key attractions of the treatment is the instant results you get after just one treatment. You can have the treatment as an ongoing maintenance or before a significant event.
While there are comparisons between Hydrafacial and microdermabrasion, they are different. Microdermabrasion uses an instrument to remove the top layer of your skin, leaving fresh skin underneath.
On the other hand, Hydrafacial works differently and employs different techniques. It utilizes suction with an exfoliating tip to eliminate dead skin cells from your skin surface. After this step, the device infuses serums into the skin. This last step sets the treatment apart from the others in the market.
Hydrafacial improves skin tone, texture, and appearance simultaneously because of the multiple steps. It leads to better penetration of customized serums by cleaning your pores through the removal of debris. Here are some of the critical benefits of the treatment.
Researchers have yet to run studies on the effectiveness of Hydrafacial for acne. But based on previous knowledge, microdermabrasion has been effective for acne treatment. The reason for the success of this treatment is based on the deep exfoliation that is also present in Hydrafacial. Exfoliation helps extract cells that clog the tiny pores on your skin.
Dead skin also leads to the development of blackheads, a form of acne that is non-inflammatory. Like regular acne, it also responds to the exfoliating effects of Hydrafacial. However, there need to be more clinical studies on the impact of the treatment on these forms of acne.
Rosacea is a sensitive skin condition that usually defies treatment. Researchers still need to run tests to see how effective Hydrafacial is for the condition. However, a 2006 study found that the actions in the Hydrafacial treatment were effective in treating papulopustular rosacea.
In 2008, a study on the effects of Hydrafacial on aging found that the treatment effectively reduced signs of aging. It was pitted against the use of serums in the study that involved 20 women. The results included less hyperpigmentation, decreased fine lines, and pore size.
For more on the benefits of Hydrafacials, visit Skin by Shila at our office in Costa Mesa, California. Call (949) 330-3440 to book an appointment today.