By Barbie O’Hearn, Licensed Esthetician at Vagotis Skin Center
When it comes to facial treatments, “No pain, No gain” seems to be the widely accepted rule. Between harsh lasers and lights or deep extractions, getting results (brighter, clearer, more radiant skin) always seems to require some level of discomfort.
When a treatment comes along that’s rare enough to be both gentle AND effective, it gets my attention – and after trying it, I’m a believer. In just a matter of minutes, this skin-perfecting treatment removes dead skin and infuses your complexion with hydrating ingredients for a healthy, plumper and more beautiful look overall. What is this amazing treatment you ask? The HydraFacial®.
The HydraFacial® is an exfoliating procedure that resurfaces and bathes your skin with antioxidants. The results are instant with no discomfort or downtime. It is completely customizable so its best for skin health maintenance or treating specific skin conditions, all depending on which skin solution is used. It can be a gentle but effective way to manage signs of aging or a powerful way to specifically target your skin issues including:
- Sun damage, brown spots and uneven skin tone
- Acne, blackheads and whiteheads
- Early aging fine lines and wrinkles
What sets the HydraFacial® apart is a unique technology called Vortex-Fusion®, which replaces the harsh manual exfoliation and extractions common in other facials. The treatment is used to cleanse, exfoliate, extract impurities and flood the skin with treatment serums. Vortex-Fusion® is similar to microdermabrasion, but instead of relying on an abrasive diamond tip to remove dead skin, it delivers various proprietary serums that help to dislodge dead cells and excess sebum while a suctioning action removes them from skin. The treatment concludes with a liberal application of serum rich in antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid, designed to maintain results and give skin that immediate healthy glow. Your skin will look and feel so clean, you’ll be astounded. For more details on how it works, you can go to hydrafacial.com.