Are you looking for the best way to revitalize your skin? Are you tired of dealing with clogged pores that you can’t seem to clear out? If you haven’t already heard, the HydraFacial is the best way to not only get the dirt and grime out of your pores, but also to give your skin new life. Aesthetic Surgical Arts/Mia Bella Donna Medspa in Overland Park, KS, is the perfect place to give your skin the gift of luxurious care.
HydraFacial Frequently Asked Questions
1. How Long Does a HydraFacial Last?
The treatment itself only lasts for about half an hour. It’s short enough to fit in during your lunch break or while the kids are at soccer practice. And there’s no downtime, so you walk out with glowing results. It’s the perfect treatment to have right before an important evening, like a wedding, a prom, or even a red carpet event.
You’ll be able to see visible skin refinement immediately after treatment, and an even, radiant skin tone. You can expect the ultra-smooth and highly hydrated results to last for about a week or even longer. However, this treatment isn’t meant to be a “quick fix,” but rather a regular part of your skincare routine.
It’s recommended that you invest in this treatment about once a month. As you continue caring for your skin in this way, you’ll notice that your fine lines, wrinkles, and brown spots will fade, and your skin will become less congested and oily. Your skin will continue to become healthier and more permanently hydrated.
2. Who Can Benefit From This Facial Treatment?
One reason this treatment is quickly becoming the most popular facial treatment in the world (so popular, in fact, that one is performed every 15 seconds), is because it’s so beneficial for basically everybody! Whether you are a teenager fighting oiliness, blackheads, and acne, or someone a bit older, wanting to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles, this is the perfect treatment for you.
It also helps with dehydrated skin, uneven skin tone, hyper-pigmentation, sun damage, brown spots, and enlarged or congested pores. Even if you don’t particularly feel like you have skin problems, this treatment is still the perfect way to hydrate your skin and keep it healthy as you age.
3. Is There Anyone Who Is Not a Good Candidate for This Treatment?
While this treatment is perfect for almost anyone, there are a handful of conditions that may mean that you should wait to receive this treatment. If you have an active rash, a sunburn, or active rosacea, you should wait to receive this treatment until your skin is back to its healthiest.
Additionally, if you are pregnant, you should wait to get this facial until after you give birth, as some of the ingredients used during the treatment, such as salicylic acid, haven’t been tested and proven safe during pregnancy.
4. How Does This Treatment Work to Improve All These Skin Issues?
It’s almost unbelievable that this treatment can be so effective for so many different skin issues. Let’s dive in to see exactly how it works with each ailment.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
This treatment works similarly to a chemical peel, which lifts and removes dead skin cells. This, in turn, diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. However, peels use chemicals to do this, whereas this treatment uses a unique spiral suction of water to give you the same outcome, but without the damage to your skin.
At the same time, the serums involved in the treatment infuse your skin with hydration, which increases elasticity and fights against the formation of new wrinkles.
Dark Spots and Patches
A common way for people to treat sun spots, age spots, and dark patches on their skin is to get a laser photofacial treatment. While these can help dark spots to a degree, they also can damage your skin and leave it aged-looking.
This facial treatment, however, offers the opposite. This treatment uses spiraling, pulsating water that works to get beneath the skin, wake up the blood vessels, and clean out the impurities stuck in your skin. By waking up the blood vessels, the pulsating water encourages increased circulation, which helps to clear the dark patches. This is the only treatment known to reduce the appearance of spots without causing further issues to your skin.
We all get dirt and grime stuck in our pores from daily life, and getting these blackheads out can feel impossible. You’ve probably done some damage to your skin trying to push out the blackheads from your pores. Beyond looking unattractive and making your skin more oily, clogged pores can also cause discoloration, acne, and premature wrinkles.
This treatment is the only effective way to remove blackheads from your pores without causing any damage to your skin. The unique spiral suction of this treatment slides water beneath the surface of your skin, which lifts dirt and impurities out of your pores and uses vacuum power to get rid of them.
If you have clogged pores, eventually they will become enlarged. If you don’t clean out your clogged pores, they will only continue to collect dirt and grime. Your pores have no choice but to enlarge in order to accommodate all the grime. As your pores are cleaned and the blackheads are removed, your enlarged pores are able to regress back to their natural size.
For years, people have been treating their acne with harsh chemicals to try to clear the oil and dirt from their skin. While these chemicals may be minimally to moderately effective, they also do damage to your skin.
This treatment, however, helps to clear the impurities and oil from your skin without using harsh chemicals that end up drying out and otherwise damaging your skin. Regular use of this unique facial treatment can help you clear up stubborn acne and prevent future outbreaks.
5. How Do I Prepare for This Facial Treatment?
There are several things you can do to prepare for this treatment and ensure that it is as effective as possible. You should stop using any Isotretinoin products, like Accutane, for at least six months before your treatment. You should also stop using topical tretinoin for at least 48 hours before your facial treatment.
You’ll also want to avoid any sort of exfoliating treatments, like glycolic acid or enzymes, to the area you are having treated for at least 48 hours prior to your treatment. You should avoid waxing or using depilatories on the area being treated for at least 48 hours before your treatment.
Don’t use any medium or deep chemical resurfacing treatments or laser treatments for at least two weeks before your treatment. Don’t use any over-the-counter acne medications, like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid, for at least 48 hours before the treatment.
6. How Do I Care for My Skin After This Facial Treatment?
After your facial treatment, you should avoid excessive sun exposure, as well as tanning beds, for at least 72 hours. Don’t wash your face with any over-the-counter washes, as they can cause damage to your skin after this treatment. Instead, only wash with PCA Facial Wash or Hydropeptide Exfoliating Cleanser.
For a month after your treatment, apply PCA Hylauronic Boosting Serum every day, in both the morning and the night. And to protect your skin from the sun, use Hyrdopeptide tinted or non-tinted SPF 30 for about a week after your treatment. Don’t use topical Retin-A or generic tretinoin for at least 48 hours following your treatment, and avoid any medium or deep chemical resurfacing peels and laser treatments for at least two weeks.
Don’t use over-the-counter acne medications, like benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid for at least 48 hours afterward. You’ll also want to avoid intense heat, like hot showers, cardio, or a sauna, for at least a day after treatment.
7. What Parts of the Body Can Receive This Treatment?
Although this treatment is considered a facial, it can actually be done on any part of the body. The most common areas, other than the face, are the neck, upper chest, shoulders, upper arms, and upper back. Wherever you have problem skin, this treatment is the perfect solution!
8. Are There Any Side Effects to This Treatment?
If you’ve ever had a “normal” facial before, you probably know firsthand about the pain of manual extractions. For a technician to remove the blackheads from your pores, they have to poke and prod your skin in order to physically force the dirt and grime from your pores. Not only is this not very effective, but it’s extremely painful and damaging to your skin. Manual extractions leave your skin irritated, inflamed, and red.
This treatment, on the other hand, uses revolutionary technology that removes the impurities from your skin without causing any damage or pain. You simply have clear pores without having to go through the torture of manual extractions.
9. Does It Work Well With Other Treatments?
If you’re busy, it can be difficult to find the time to get to your medspa and have a treatment. And if you like to have more than one treatment, it’s always best to schedule them at the same time, if possible, so you can get everything done at once.
Luckily, this facial treatment works well with most other treatments. If you’re coming in for this facial, you can also top off your Botox and fillers, as well as any other injectibles or non-ablative light and laser treatments.
10. Is the Treatment Customizable?
This treatment is basically infinitely customizable. The company that makes the HydraFacial also offers a long list of boosters that can be added on to your treatment. These boosters help you really focus on your problem areas and priorities during the treatment. If you feel like you could really use a brighter complexion, there’s a booster for that! Or if you are worried about wrinkles, why not try the booster that infuses growth factors into your skin?
You can even have your technician customize the tool’s suction power, lowering it to tackle delicate parts of your skin, like under your eyes. This helps to loosen millia and boost circulation to reduce the appearance of dark circles. They can also lightly vacuum your lips to give them an extra plump without an injection.
Try It for Yourself
Whether you’re struggling with how your teenage hormones are wreaking havoc on your skin or you are tired of seeing the effects of aging in your complexion, the HydraFacial is the perfect way to not only improve your skin’s appearance but increase its health. No other treatment offers the benefits available through this revolutionary treatment, and it’s time you try it for yourself.
To schedule a hydrafacial, give us a call at Aesthetic Surgical Arts/Mia Bella Donna Medspa, in Overland Park, KS.