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What is a Hydrafacial?

Sep 20, 2022
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How is Hydrafacial a customizable treatment that is great for all skin types?

The Step by Step Process

Cleanse:

-First is double cleanse! I start with an oil based cleanser to remove any makeup or built up sebum from the skin. I then go in with a water based cleanser to again remove any built up sebum or other debris from the skin.

-While cleansing thoroughly you'll enjoy a gentle flow of steam to help open up your pores so it is easier to extract blackheads or whiteheads later in the facial. 

Serums:

-After cleansing is done, I then pick out the appropriate serums for your skin type/ skin concerns. Once the serums are set up I begin with the skin deep prep which is the prep solution to finish clearing out your pores to better absorb our serums!

-The second serum I use would be one of our exfoliating serums. I usually choose between salicylic or glycolic depending on your skin.

Salicylic vs Glycolic:

-Salicylic acid is best for acne prone skin, it treats acne by reducing swelling and redness, as well as unplugging blocked pores.

-Glycolic acid promotes cell turnover which is essentially breaking down dead skin cells and removing them from the surface to provide a smoother, clearer appearance. 

Extractions:

-Once we've done exfoliation, I move on to extracting any leftover clogged pores AKA pimples! I use a tool called a ultrasonic skin scrubber. This tool utilizes ultrasound technology to help loosen and remove oil, dirt, and cellular debris from the pores.

-This is a more comfortable way to extract whiteheads and blackheads! You may feel some slight heat but it's still much more comfortable than the typical extraction tools!

Post-Extraction Serums:

-Now that exaction is done, I move back to the serums! For post-extraction serum I choose between our skin brightening serum and our peptide serum! Or even a combination of both!

High Frequency:

-The next step is one of my favorites! I use a high frequency wand all over the face. What is high frequency you ask? Its a jack of all trades!

-High frequency helps treat and prevent breakouts, minimize large pores, reduce appearance of fine lines/wrinkles, decongest puffy eyes, and even rejuvenate and nourish hair follicles for healthier hair growth. Now you see why it is one of my favorites! 

LED Light Therapy:

-After high frequency, I use LED light therapy! The main focus of this is to promote anti-aging effects and to reduce inflammation as well as stimulate collagen production. I have three light colors; red, blue, and green.

-Red light increases blood circulation to diminish wrinkles.

-Blue light dimishes inflammation and kills bacteria within the skin.

-Green light calms and balances skin tone and stimulates lymphatic drainage. 

Last Step:

-To wrap up the facial, I then massage more serums and creams into your skin. Starting with a mixture of a Hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C.

-Hyaluronic acid helps promote skin regeneration by offering extra hydration and barrier protection.

-Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that tightens, lightens, and brightens!

-Then I apply a hydrating cream and lastly SPF!!

 

Is Hydrafacial right for my skin?

Yes!!! Hydrafacial address ALL skincare needs and is customizable for each client. Here at Medrein Health & Aesthetics, we will examine your skin before starting the actual treatment so we can determine your skin type and discuss what your skin concerns may be. We can ensure a personalized and relaxing experience for our clients!

Get Better Skin Health

Hydrafacial developed the first ever skin health pyramid which is a guide to help you build a regimen and get better skin health! It has 4 simple layers:

1. Annually

2. Monthly/Quarterly

3. Daily/Weekly

4. Always

Now I'll go over what each consists of!

Annually

-Visit a dermatologist for a thorough skin screening

Monthly/Quarterly

-Get a professional treatment to deeply cleanse, extract and hydrate.

-Follow a custom treatment plan that targets your specific skin needs

Daily/Weekly

-Cleanse your face morning and night

-Moisturize twice daily or as needed

-Exfoliate weekly with a mask or a scrub

Always

-Use sunscreen

-Drink lots of water

-Eat a healthy diet

-Refrain from smoking

Learn more about our process and what to expect during your Hydrafacial with us at Medrein Health & Aesthetics!