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All About the HydraFacial

If you’ve been looking for a skin treatment that will infuse your skin with moisture and deep-clean your pores, you may want to try the HydraFacial. This facial is performed by a dermatologist or licensed aesthetician.

What to expect

There are several steps involved in the HydraFacial. We start off by cleansing the skin, followed by a light toner in order to prime the skin for the next step, which is the dermabrasion.

This rids your skin of all impurities and allows it to be more receptive to the infusion of salicylic and glycolic acid. Once the peels are applied, the extraction phase of the facial takes place.

This is followed by the final step, which is a hyaluronic peptide infusion to restore moisture and glow. Your HydraFacial is often followed by other skin treatments such as light therapy or dermal fillers. These additional services are considered add-ons so you’ll likely need to request them ahead of time.

After Your Facial

Once your HydraFacial is complete, you’ll likely notice that your skin is instantly radiant and smoother. You may also notice a more even skin tone. This type of facial is gentle on the skin and provides immediate results.

Unlike most facials, there is zero downtime and you can resume your normal daily activities. Even though you shouldn’t experience ample irritation or redness after the treatment, you should avoid exfoliating the skin for a few days to keep your skin looking its best.

Product-wise, make sure you stay clear of any chemical exfoliants for three days and make sure (as always) to wear sunscreen the following day, as your skin will be more vulnerable to UVA and UVB damage.

How Often Should You Get a HydraFacial?

The frequency of your facial treatments depends on your skin type and your dermatologist’s recommendations. If you want to maintain a healthy complexion, you may want to get the HydraFacial once a month. If you have specific skin issues you want to address, a facial every two weeks may be best.

HydraFacial vs. Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion will exfoliate your skin. However, this treatment is more abrasive than a HydraFacial. Microdermabrasion uses tiny crystals that are used to treat acne scars, wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots. Plus, while the HydraFacial involves serums that soothe and condition the skin, no serums are used in microdermabrasion. If you have very sensitive skin, you may want to opt for the HydraFacial so you can receive an effective skin treatment without experiencing redness or irritation.

Contact Us

Schedule your consultation today at SkinLab by Plastic Surgery Associates in Grand Rapids, MI to experience the benefits of the HydraFacial. Our friendly and professional team will recommend the procedures and products that will keep you looking and feeling your best.

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