Want to know why you should attend our HydraFacial Event? Here is a realistic explanation of how awesome this treatment is for your skin (taken from Allure Editor, Alexandra Tunnell’s, blog)
I was skeptical when I first heard about the HydraFacial, a treatment that promises clearer, more hydrated, younger-looking skin immediately. I am usually a proponent of the no-pain-no-gain school of facials; in other words, treatments that are heavy on exfoliation and extractions and that leave my skin inflamed for at least a few hours after. HydraFacial prides itself on being just as aggressive—without the aggression. I wanted to see if it lived up to the hype.
The HydraFacial bills itself as ideal for all skin types and targets hyperpigmentation, oily/congested pores, fine lines, and wrinkles. It can be done in a derm’s office or a medical spa and usually takes 20 to 30 minutes. I told the technician I was concerned about redness and dark spots (she added a red LED light to my treatment to target inflammation), and settled in as she turned on the machine. There are four steps:
Step 1: Cleansing and exfoliation. The technician uses a small “deplaning” tool that opens up pores and sweeps the uppermost layer of makeup debris and dead skin cells away. It felt like a spinning toothbrush was being run over my face.
Step 2: Acid peel. Most glycolic peels leave your skin stinging for a few minutes until they’re washed off, but not this one. The glycolic/salicylic acid peel is gentle enough that it only creates the faintest tingle.
Step 3: Extractions. If you’re the type of person who gets off on seeing what comes out of your clogged pores, this is the part of the treatment you’ll love. Instead of performing manual extractions, the technician uses something rather elaborately called a vortex-extraction nozzle that acts as a vacuum. The sucking sound it makes is oddly satisfying, but the best (or the worst?) part is the cup at the base of the machine that shows exactly what was extracted—and it’s more than you think.
Step 4: Serum application. This step uses the vortex-fusion tool, which infuses an antioxidant-and-collagen-rich serum into the skin to promote elasticity and hydration.
Immediately after the treatment, my skin wasn’t red at all. Yay! I was hoping for a miracle (despite knowing better), but my dark spots were still there and my pores weren’t totally clear. Still, my skin was clean and glowing and I didn’t put on any makeup for the walk home. Another editor who tried it in the morning loved the way her skin looked so much that she didn’t put on any makeup for the entire workday, which she never does. It’s been five days since my treatment and I’m noticing the benefits now when I put on my makeup: My skin looks brighter and feels softer, and I’m using less concealer on my dark spots. Bottom line: It’s the best no-side-effects-whatsoever treatment I’ve tried.
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