Researchers estimate a HydraFacial is performed once every 15 seconds around the globe. If you’ve been thinking about this treatment for yourself, think no more. At the office of Michael I. Jacobs, MD, in New York, NY, know what just one treatment can provide: skin that’s ready for any red carpet event with a fresh, dewy glow to help you look and feel younger.
What Is a HydraFacial?
The HydraFacial (HF) is a branded experience, meaning providers must be registered and licensed to deliver it. In addition, results are highly dependable. Regular facials rely on the skill and dexterity of the technician, meaning there’s room for error. One session may be perfectly comfortable while the next is harsh and painful.
Your skin is likely to show visible signs of trauma when too much pressure is applied during a facial. On the other hand, if treatment is too gentle, you won’t reap any real benefits. Treatment will feel soothing, but that coveted glow won’t break through and your skin won’t show true signs of improvement.
The HF, on the other hand, provides thorough, consistent results every time. Much of this is owed to the handheld device used throughout treatment, but the real difference is in its vortex-fusion technology. Used in conjunction with spiral tips, this creates a vacuum effect. You receive skin-loving hydration even as the vortex dislodges and removes impurities.
How It Works
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Lost elasticity
- Uneven and/or dull skin tone
- Rough texture
- Brown spots
- Enlarged pores
- Excess oil production
- Congested and/or irritated tissues
- Excessive dryness
Three Steps to Better Skin
The first step in treatment couples deep cleansing with gentle exfoliation, known as CLEANSE + PEEL. This powerful duo uncovers a new layer of skin with the whirling force of vortex technology – rather than traditional methods of blasting and pulling. The latter require lengthy recoveries as your skin repairs itself; the former helps loosen dull, dead cells without any unwanted side effects.
Next is EXTRACT + HYDRATE, the step that vacuums all those cells and debris out of pores for painless extraction. Even as impurities are being removed, the vortex action is delivering intense moisturizers that feed cells. They brighten, protect, and plump skin for a more youthful appearance. And you get to see everything removed from your skin as it’s collected in a clear container.
Extractions…Aren’t Those Painful?
Traditionally, yes, but this isn’t a traditional facial. The HydraFacial uses a particular spiral tip that eliminates the need for manual poking, pinching, and needling. This means you get the benefit of extractions to clear the gunk from your pores without the pain and potential damage to your skin.
Manual extractions are controversial; some providers feel they’re beneficial, while others say no way. If you proceed at the wrong angle or apply the wrong pressure, you might suffer inflammation, pigmentation, or infection. Manual extractions also weaken the collagen and elastin that support your skin. But the HF eliminates these negative aspects to decongest and refresh skin.
The Final Step
The third and final step in this treatment is FUSE + PROTECT. Once your skin is cleared of dead cells, debris, and pore-clogging dirt, it’s ready to receive nutrient-packed antioxidants and peptides. We can tailor these to meet your particular skincare needs, including if you want to brighten, calm, or add an extra dose of hydration. All patients, however, leave with a healthy glow to their cheeks that was absent prior to their appointment.
Is This Treatment Truly Different?
The HF delivers a completely unique facial experience. It’s a multi-step system that evenly exfoliates and extracts while replenishing vital nutrients. This double-duty performance reduces environmental damage and stimulates collagen production for long-term results you can see and feel instantly.
But the real impact of this treatment comes from its focus on hydration. Hydrated skin looks healthier and more youthful. In addition, water molecules keep skin plump to naturally reduce the appearance of folds, lines, and wrinkles. Last but not least, hydration helps combat oiliness that can lead to clogged and infected pores.
Skin That’s Better Equipped
Keeping skin nourished is also key to effectively flushing away toxins. All cells within the body need water to perform their basic functions. Once dehydration sets in, those cells perform less and less optimally until your complexion becomes dull and prone to concerns like flaking skin and acne breakouts.
Who Is This Right for?
We’ll craft a treatment plan that reflects your specific skincare needs. For instance, we may recommend an initial series of six sessions scheduled every two weeks and then maintenance sessions every four to six weeks. Many patients love their results so much, they easily slot HF appointments into their routine schedules.
A Few Considerations
An active rash, such as one caused by an eczema flare, is a reason to delay your treatment. You should also wait if you have a sunburn, and some of the ingredients used during treatment, such as salicylic acid, haven’t been tested for pregnant women. During your consultation, we’ll determine if the HF is right for you and then proceed accordingly.
A Gentle Path to Healthier Skin
The HF can improve your skin without pain or downtime. You’ll leave our office with a more radiant complexion, and results can be easily maintained with periodic refresh sessions. And because this treatment is safe for almost anyone, you need not worry about adverse side effects or complications. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.