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Do Hydrafacials work?

A HydraFacial is a patented skin treatment available in medical spas and dermatology offices. It’s also sometimes called “hydradermabrasion” because it involves microdermabrasion-like exfoliation paired with hydrating serums.

Known for its three-step process, the HydraFacial works to deep-clean, exfoliate and hydrate your skin. This professional procedure may help treat a variety of skin conditions, including acne, dryness, and wrinkles.

The non-invasive procedure is similar in principle to a regular facial you might get from a spa but is said to provide more dramatic results. This is achieved by a mechanized wand used on your skin to deeply clean and exfoliate while delivering serums customized to your skin type.

If you’re curious about whether a HydraFacial is worth the hype, read on to learn more about the potential benefits, the possible side effects, and how it compares to similar treatments.

HydraFacial benefits

The HydraFacial is said to help improve overall skin texture, tone, and appearance. This is due to the deep exfoliation that cleans your pores, removing debris and allowing for better penetration of face serums tailored to your skin type.

Acne

Currently, no clinical studies are highlighting the benefits of the HydraFacial for acne.

However, microdermabrasion techniques have long been considered effective for treating both acne and acne scars. This is likely due to the deep exfoliation that helps remove pore-clogging skin cells.

Blackheads

Dead skin cells also contribute to blackheads. This noninflammatory type of acne may benefit from the same exfoliating and extracting methods used in the HydraFacial, but more clinical studies need to be done to confirm these benefits directly.

Anti-aging concerns

HydraFacial treatments had greater decreases in signs of skin aging compared with those who used serums alone. The effects included decreased pore size, less hyperpigmentation, and decreased fine lines.

How does a Hydrafacial treatment work?

The procedure is completed in three parts:

  • Your provider uses a vortex-like wand against your skin to help clear away dirt and oil from deep in your pores. They also use a peel to help exfoliate and resurface your skin.
  • Your provider uses a vacuum-like attachment on the wand to help extract debris from your pores.
  • Your provider uses a pen-like attachment to apply a moisturizing serum with antioxidants.

A HydraFacial is sometimes followed by other skincare treatments, such as dermal fillers or light therapy. These are considered add-ons and are not included as part of the HydraFacial.

Best MedSpa for a Hydrafacial treatment in North Charlotte

Carolina Age Management Institute, CAMI is  Huntersville and North Charlotte’s Top Medical Spa,  where medical director Dr. Stephen Giordano focuses on providing excellent care through amazing cosmetic treatments and high-quality customer care. Book an appointment with us today.