Facials & HydraFacials

Super clean, glowy, youthful skin sits at the top of almost everyone’s wish list. Getting it isn’t all that hard, but it takes time, energy, and commitment.
Since the beginning of skin care practices, facials have been a go-to treatment for improving the skin and tackling everything from dehydration to discoloration and even breakouts, uneven skin texture, and the common signs of aging. While there’s no underestimating the power of good old-fashioned facials, it’s since been majorly upgraded with the popular HydraFacial.
The HydraFacial is a hybrid facial that improves the skin more than a traditional facial. It goes one step further and acts as a hydra dermabrasion treatment to cleanse, extract and hydrate the skin.
Patients love it, and many have made HydraFacial part of their regular skincare routine simply because of its versatility in addressing a range of skin concerns without any downtime or recovery.
The gentle treatment cleanses, exfoliates, and hydrates the skin to give an immediate radiance to the skin while improving its health long term.

What is a HydraFacial?

A HydraFacial is a unique take on the classic facial with a few more bells and whistles.
HydraFacials are considered a hydra dermabrasion treatment (the HydraFacial brand is the only device that offers this technology) to treat the skin by cleansing it, extracting impurities, and hydrating it.
What sets HydraFacial apart from other skin-rejuvenating treatments is that it is divided into various ‘sections’ performed during the treatment. As a result, the non-invasive, multi-step treatment can hone in on skin concerns in ways other than a traditional facial can, especially since it effectively penetrates the pores at a deeper level. It’s also suitable for all skin tones and types, making it a versatile treatment you can customize to treat your most pressing skin concerns for healthier, more radiant-looking skin.

The first part of the treatment is Cleanse + Peel, which gently exfoliates dead skin from the uppermost layers to resurface it and reveal fresh, new skin cells underneath. This part of the treatment relies on a unique Activ-4™ serum which works hard to remove dead skin cells. Next, we use GlySal Prep™, which is a proprietary mix of glycolic and salicylic acids to deliver the benefits of what’s achieved with a chemical peel but without any of the actual peeling or redness.

Once the skin is clean and exfoliated, next comes the second step, Extract + Hydrate. During this part of a HydraFacial, any lingering debris lodged within the pores is gently suctioned out (it’s painless). Simultaneously, hyaluronic acid, peptides, and antioxidants are delivered to the skin for much-needed hydration.
The last part of a HydraFacial is the Fuse + Protect step, in which the skin’s surface is infused with a hefty dose of antioxidants and peptides to create a natural, healthy glow. One of several skin-boosting solutions can also be added to the device and infused into the skin to address specific skin concerns like acne, dullness, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles.

How do HydraFacials Work?

HydraFacials work by cleansing the skin on a deeper level than what can be accomplished when the skin is cleansed via a manual facial.
HydraFacials are an effective way to cleanse all skin types and tones and help alleviate common skin-related concerns. In addition, since the treatment vacuums out dirt and debris, it is also a great way of removing a buildup of sebum and debris that clog the pores and dull the skin, leading to a lackluster complexion.
Unlike traditional facials, a HydraFacial is performed entirely using a unique device rather than by hand. This allows for deeper penetration of the ingredients used and longer-lasting results. The HydraFacial wand encompasses a special vacuum-like tip with Vortex Fusion technology that helps the pores to be deeply cleansed and extracted without pain. The wand also delivers active ingredients in the brand’s boosters for even deeper product penetration and noticeable results.

One reason patients love HydraFacials so much is because of its glow factor. The quick and painless treatment can brighten the skin more than a traditional facial since it does an excellent job of exfoliating the top layer of the skin. 

When the outermost layer of skin isn’t bogged down with a buildup of dead skin cells, it can reflect light appropriately. Plus, skincare products penetrate the skin better to do their job effectively.
Most patients see the benefits of HydraFacial treatments with a series of facials instead of just one (although you’ll see changes in your skin with just one treatment too!)

During a HydraFacial treatment, the skin is:

Who Is a Candidate for a HydraFacial?

The nice thing about a HydraFacial is that no skin tone, type, or age is off-limits. The treatment is generally safe for most skin types, even those with sensitive skin.

HydraFacial treatments are often recommended for:

However, if you are currently experiencing a bout of cystic acne, a sunburn, an active rash, or rosacea, it’s best to wait until the skin calms down to prevent further inflammation or flare-ups and potential damage. Likewise, a HydraFacial treatment should not be performed on any skin area with an open wound, infection, or lesion. If you are pregnant, get clearance from your doctor first since some ingredients used in a HydraFacial, such as salicylic acid, are not proven safe during pregnancy.

What Are The Benefits of A HydraFacial?

The beauty of a HydraFacial is that there are several skin-friendly benefits from a single treatment.
Some of the most notable improvements seen immediately in the skin include a more hydrated, healthier, plumper, brighter, and glowing complexion. It can also decrease the visible signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles, by improving skin hydration. Plus, a HydraFacial can increase skin firmness, texture, and tone and reduce the appearance of dark spots and enlarged pores.
Beyond that, HydraFacial treatments are highly customizable. Before starting your HydraFacial, your aesthetician will discuss your current skincare concerns and goals and perform a thorough skin evaluation. Then, a personalized treatment will be prescribed for you.
Boosters, potent add-on formulas with active ingredients that treat a specific skin concern, like pigmentation or acne, can also be used during a HydraFacial. They are delivered through the wand to make the treatment as effective as possible for maximum results.

The Boost options include:

HydraFacials are most known for improving the skin on the face, but there are other places to use them too. The treatment is often performed on the scalp to stimulate healthy hair growth, the neck and decollete, the hands, neck, back, arms, butt, thighs, and around the eyes and lips.

How is a HydraFacial Performed?

The medical-grade HydraFacial is a skin resurfacing treatment performed in under one hour. The skin purifying treatment deep cleans the pores while hydrating the skin.
First, the skin is cleansed by gently removing dead skin cells from the skin’s surface via a vacuum tip. At the same time, the vacuum tip gently sucks up and out excess oil from the pores. Next, a mix of exfoliating acids is applied to the skin to break up further dirt and oil that’s lodged in the pores. Then, the HydraPeel tip is used to extract the pores and lift out blackheads, whiteheads, dirt, oil, impurities, and other contents within the skin. At the same time, a skin-perfecting serum, which range from antioxidant benefits to anti-aging and anti-acne, is infused into the skin to enhance the treatment.

The Results

The results of a HydraFacial can be seen immediately after the treatment with no downtime or recovery. Most patients notice smoother skin and improved hydration, lasting up to one week or longer.
If congested, acne-prone skin is an issue, after a HydraFacial, the skin will appear more transparent with fewer breakouts and smaller-looking pores.
Other results from a HydraFacial treatment can include:
However, it’s important to note that the results are not permanent, and monthly treatments are often recommended.

How Much Does a HydraFacial Cost?

The cost of a HydraFacial can vary from person to person depending on the boosters used and the number of treatments recommended.
In major cities, the price of a HydraFacial can range from $150 to $300 per treatment session. To determine the cost of your HydraFacial treatment, schedule an appointment today!

Frequently Asked Questions

No. A HydraFacial is different from microdermabrasion and even chemical peels. Microdermabrasion relies on manual extractions, whereas a HydraFacial utilizes a handheld vacuum tip to suction out debris, dead skin, and oil from the pores. The technology used in a HydraFacial allows for a deeper clean than what can be accomplished with more traditional extractions. There’s also no peeling with a HydraFacial as there can be with a chemical peel. Also, not all skin tones are suitable for chemical peels, but they are all compatible with a HydraFacial.
HydraFacials are a painless treatment that many people find pretty relaxing. Although using a vacuum on the skin may sound like it would hurt, it feels like a light tickle plus suction on the skin. There may be the sensation of a light pull on the skin during the exfoliation portion of the treatment, but it’s nothing uncomfortable.
Everyone’s skin is different, and your skin’s current state and care goals will determine the number of treatments required. While some people see noticeable skin improvement and a healthy glow with just one treatment, others need a few HydraFacials to achieve what they hope to achieve. Repeated treatments are recommended to maintain the results, lasting upwards of one week.
One of the many reasons HydraFacial treatments are so popular is because there’s virtually no downtime and minimal side effects at most. The skin may be slightly flushed after a treatment, but it should fade within a few hours. Some patients may have mild irritation to the serums if they have a known allergy or are sensitive to an ingredient in the serum. Still, generally, most patients tolerate the treatment well.

If you’re ready to get clear, healthy, glowing skin, there’s no better time to book a consultation with AFL Beauty Bar. A one-on-one consultation with our experienced, certified team of skin experts will determine the best HydraFacial treatment for you. We can also customize a unique package specific to your skin to achieve the best results possible.

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If you’re ready to get clear, healthy, glowing skin, there’s no better time to book a consultation with AFL Beauty Bar. A one-on-one consultation with our experienced, certified team of skin experts will determine the best HydraFacial treatment for you. We can also customize a unique package specific to your skin to achieve the best results possible.