What’s So Great about a HydraFacial?

Ashley DavisAshley Davis, Licensed Esthetician at Dermatology & Laser Center of Charleston has authored this blog post to help you know more about this favorite MediSpa treatment. 

What type of facial is frequently recommended?

As the Licensed Esthetician at Dermatology and Laser Center, every day I’m asked, “What facial is best for my skin?” That can be a much trickier question to answer than most people think. Simply put, all facials are not created equally. My recommendations are based on the health and condition of your skin, your skin’s needs and the results you are looking for. One of the facials that I’m asked about the most is the HydraFacial. What is it? What does it do? Is it right for me?

“My new obsession is a Hydrafacial. Ashley is absolutely amazing.” Jessica Chandler, Charleston Media Personality

The great thing about the HydraFacial is that it’s a great option for virtually all skin types, conditions and concerns. As long as you are not suffering from an extreme cystic breakout, don’t have any active infections or allergies to sulfa drugs you’re a candidate for the treatment.

So…what exactly is the HydraFacial?

The HydraFacial is a skin resurfacing treatment (hydradermabrasion) designed to cleanse, exfoliate, extract impurities and provide intense hydration to your skin by using Vortex-Fusion Technology. Overall, the facial is very comfortable, there is no downtime, and can be done in as little as 30 minutes. It helps to improve the overall health of the skin. Your skin is left cleaner, smoother, brighter and more hydrated in just a few steps.

What happens during the treatment?

During the treatment I use serums and disposable tips designed to effectively and safely cleanse, exfoliate, extract impurities from pores and infuse antioxidants into your skin. Dull, dry surface skin is removed to reveal fresh skin and to allow better penetration of the following serums I use in the facial. These serums include a mini chemical peel, a deep pore cleansing solution and a superior antioxidant serum for intensive hydration and anti-aging benefit.

The facial uses some vacuum suction and feels a little wet and scratchy but not uncomfortably so. Most of the clients I see actually take advantage of the time and catch a quick nap during the treatment!

The vacuum suction, the specially designed vortex tips and the formulation of the serums used in the HydraFacial are what make it a superior treatment. It is customizable to give dull, aged, damaged and breakout-prone skin the pep-up it needs to glow. Results from the treatment are instant and with a series of treatments even better!

What is offered to help boost my treatment?

There are several boosters available to include as a part of your HydraFacial experience that target specific concerns. The Dermabuilder contains a formulation of conditioning peptides to hydrate, firm and soothe skin to address fine lines, wrinkles, skin tone evenness and texture. The Britenol is specially formulated to target dark spots and sun damaged areas to leave skin glowing and with a more even complexion. Wet Dermal Abrasion may be added to increase the exfoliation received during your treatment to help increase the production of collagen in the skin and promote a more even and smoother texture of the skin. Lymphatic Drainage helps to detoxify the skin as well as help with sinus congestion.

Take it to the next level with a Deluxe HydraFacial which includes a European massage to help you relax and reduce tension & stress during your visit.

HydraFacials are beloved by celebrities and beauty publications have long lauded them.

“Best Facial to Transform Your Skin” NewBeauty Beauty Choice Awards, 2016 in the “Instant Results” category


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