Somewhere in the world, a HydraFacial is performed every 15 seconds. Don’t even try to do the math: This essentially amounts to 2 million treatments given globally last year alone. That’s more than the total number of Botox injections administered in the U.S. in 2017.
This is a facial, people. A FACIAL.
For the few remaining humans still unfamiliar with the HydraFacial, here’s the deal: It’s a medical-grade hydradermabrasion device that carries out a patented three-part regimen — cleansing, exfoliating, and then infusing skin with intensive serums.
Back up: Hydradermabrasion? Yep. Rather than blasting the skin with grit, à la traditional dermabrasion, this gentler approach vacuums out pores while simultaneously pushing in potent actives, which moisturize, brighten, plump, and protect. The machine’s handpiece holds patented spiralized treatment tips equipped with “vortex technology” — the whirling force that both giveth and taketh away. Beyond the standard three steps, there are targeted add-ons, or boosters, which take aim at unique skin concerns, like brown spots or nagging lines.
It appeals to nearly all ages, complexions, and concerns
This is nice for teenagers with acne; adults with pimples, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation; and for older patients with sun damage and even flaky pre- cancerous spots (as part of more serious treatments). While it wins definite points for inclusivity, there are some who should abstain — namely those with active rashes, sunburns, or rosacea, along with pregnant patients, as some of the ingredients used during the HydraFacial, such as salicylic acid, haven’t been tested and proven safe during pregnancy. (At New Life Laser, We Have Services Available During Pregnancy, Ask About Our Oxygenating Treatment!)
Extractions without side effects
How many times have you told a facialist to skip the extractions for fear of redness or next-day eruptions (or simply because, duh, they don’t feel great, and... isn’t this supposed to be relaxing?) HydraFacial has a strict no- torture policy: “It’s one of the most popular procedures in our office, not only because it combines elements of workhorse treatments, like microdermabrasion and chemical peels, but also because it truly is a relaxing, feel-good experience. It’s never painful — in fact, patients compare the sensation to a light massage. By combining vortex pressure with
a clog-purging solution of salicylic acid, willow bark extract, and anti-inflammatory Tasmanian pepper, the device suctions gunk from pores — no squeezing or pressing required — and, at the end, you can actually see all that was removed, which people really enjoy!
Instant gratification in 30 minutes with zero downtime
HydraFacial hits the sweet spot — it’s more than a basic spa facial, but less than a laser treatment, Making it a rare unicorn among no- downtime offerings, its payoff is immediately apparent: We can quickly improve texture and tone, and even help conditions like acne, without any residual irritation or peeling.
It’s infinitely customizable
The aforementioned boosters, which come at a small extra cost, are just one-way technicians can tailor this treatment to really focus on the person’s priorities: Do you need vitamin C-caliber brightening, or an infusion of growth factors for fine lines? During step one of the HydraFacial (“cleanse + peel”), your aesthetician can also choose from three different strength glycolic-salicylic acid peels based on your previous experience with peels, your skin type, and your desired outcome. For some patients, we will tack on a short round of LED light therapy following the facial, again personalizing it to the individual, shining blue light on acne, or red light to build collagen and calm the skin.
We can even customize the tool’s suction power, toning it down to tackle more delicate areas, like under the eyes, if we need to carefully loosen millia or boost circulation to clear dark circles.
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