Are you in need of skin rejuvenation but don’t know where to start? Maybe you’ve already tried highlighters, new foundations, and even glimmery blushes to no avail. At Radiant Reflections Weight Loss Clinic & Medspa, in Hattiesburg, MS, we have a solution sure to give results: the HydraFacial, a red carpet treatment that will truly make your skin glow.
Does a HydraFacial Hurt?
The first thing you need to know is this treatment does not hurt. If you’re comparing it to a traditional facial, you might be thinking pain must be involved; facials always hurt because of the extraction process, right? This is when your provider uses fingers and a tiny needle to prick your skin and remove blackheads. For many patients, this process is so painful they opt out of it altogether.
But the HydraFacial works on a completely different premise to eliminate manual extractions. Instead, an aesthetician uses a medical-grade device that pulls debris from your pores. This device essentially vacuums your face and, at the same time, moisturizes much more deeply than your daily regimen allows. Yes, you read that last part correctly. The treatment wand deposits liquid with every swipe so the skin is never pinched. You’ll also never experience:
What Treatment Does Feel Like
Now that you know you won’t experience pain, we want to describe how treatment does feel. Most patients say it’s a relaxing, feel-good therapy with none of the discomfort that many cosmetic treatments yield. Although it’s gentle, you may feel a slight tingling because the liquid serum uses acids to help purge pores. Even this sensation, however, is pleasant enough to be likened to a light massage.
Let’s Talk About the Wand
The handheld wand contains a smooth, plastic tip that, as it glides over the curves of your face, clears away dead cells. Your skin looks and feels softer, reflecting light in a way that also gives you a luminescent glow. These results are owed to the patented Vortex-Fusion delivery system that has made this facial famous. Simply put, this spiral design exfoliates, extracts, and hydrates your skin without causing pain.
The wand contains two chambers so the vortex is constantly spinning, not unlike a tornado. One chamber draws out dirt and dead skin cells, while the other pumps your skin full of soothing nutrients. We’re talking about growth factors, vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid, just to name a few. These simultaneous motions clear your skin of years of gunk so the nutrient-rich liquid can penetrate more deeply.
You Probably Think Your Face Is Clean
If you pay attention to skincare, you know washing your face twice a day is nothing less than crucial. And while this may seem like a fairly fool-proof task, most of us do it incorrectly. Even if you have an arsenal of toners, masks, and cleansers all with beauty editor approval, you’ll continue to see clogged pores, red patches, and acne breakouts. This is because the technique is just as important as the product.
You may think you can cheat a little with cleansing if you don’t wear makeup, but you sadly cannot. Everyone, unless otherwise directed by a medical professional, should wash their face twice daily. Skin naturally rejuvenates itself as we sleep, turning over cells to refresh our appearance. If you don’t cleanse first thing in the morning, you’re sitting all day with dead cells on the surface of your face. That debris has a knack for clogging pores and ultimately contributing to a lifeless complexion. Likewise, failing to wash at night means you’re falling asleep with the day’s impurities still on your face.
Why You Need Treatment
The point is this facial can give your skin a total refresh. It essentially combines the effects of three treatments – a chemical peel, microdermabrasion, and hydrating mask – in one. Many choose to have this treatment repeated monthly because its benefits cannot be gleaned by any other treatment that works as gently and effectively.
In fact, the popularity of this treatment has recently exploded because it ticks so many boxes for so many patients. For those who don’t have a lot of time, the entire facial can be completed in 30 minutes or less and does not require downtime. Equally important, results appear immediately. Most patients experience visibly softer, smoother, and brighter skin within minutes of their treatment ending.
Refines Pores and Improves Skin Texture
We all have pores on our skin that release oil and sweat. This is not to say, however, that they exist in uniform size. Some are larger simply because of increased sebum production. Before you think this is bad, rest assured it’s not; it only reflects the way your skin operates. But we understand that large pores aren’t necessarily on your list of beauty accomplishments.
A HydraFacial can help by refining these troublesome spots – that is, shrinking them so they don’t appear so prominently on your face. Treatment also softens skin texture by removing dead cells that sometimes sit without naturally sloughing away. These cells can create unwanted rough patches and dull your complexion. Healthy skin reflects light, as we mentioned earlier. Once your skin is smooth, the light will bounce off it so you look radiant and well-rested.
You Want Customizable Options
This facial comes with nearly infinite customization options, starting with the serum you receive. We can combine different ingredients to address your concerns, creating an individualized experience that nourishes and:
- Evens skin tone
- Erases wrinkles
- Fades sun-damaged areas
- Brightens your complexion
- Improves elasticity and firmness
- Balances oily and congested skin
- Corrects mild acne
Thanks to such options, this facial is ideal for patients of all ages and skin types, including teenagers with oily and acne-prone skin, middle-aged patients who need to energize their appearance, and more mature skin battling pigmentation and fine lines. Even the exfoliation process can be customized with three different glycolic-salicylic acid peels based on your desired outcomes.
You Need an Extra Dose of Hydration
This treatment is named with hydration in mind, HydraFacial, and saturates your face with skin-loving nutrients that immediately go to work. How is this different from moisturizing at home? It employs the unique power of vortex cleaning, which prepares your skin to greedily drink your personalized serum. Such efficiency cannot be replicated by hand.
When skin is dehydrated, it acquires a dry, irritated appearance. These traits make you look older and more tired than you are, which is reason number one to restore your natural moisture barrier. But moisture is also the key to healthy skin; this is reason number two to provide the nourishment it needs.
You Have Sensitive Skin
Many treatments aggravate sensitive skin, making them unsuitable for patients who fall outside the normal skin spectrum. But this treatment is safe and gentle, delivering consistent results with every session. Some medical providers don’t include traditional facials in their treatment options because results vary wildly. These facials are technician-dependent, meaning patients can become inflamed or even scar from overly aggressive techniques.
But a HydraFacial uses a handheld wand that never deviates from predictability. In addition, treatment does not use pore-softening steam that causes excessive redness. And you won’t suffer inflammation because it also omits manual skin squeezing and lancing.
How This Treatment Is Different From Others
This facial focuses on three critical steps, all delivered with the handheld wand to protect your skin:
- Cleanse and peel: reveals new skin layers
- Extract and hydrate: painlessly unclogs pores and quenches skin
- Fuse and protect: steeps your skin’s surface with peptides and antioxidants to improve your complexion
You get to see this facial’s results thanks to debris collected in one of the wand’s chambers. It is a favorite component of treatment for many patients, who usually stare at the debris in surprise. This goes back to what we said earlier: even a seemingly clean face can have hidden dirt and bacteria marring your complexion.
Compared to Microdermabrasion
Microdermabrasion is a minimally invasive treatment that gently sands the skin’s outer layer to reveal brighter, healthier skin lying underneath. Many devices infuse the skin with a serum that seals treatment results and helps your face look softer and smoother.
A HydraFacial, sometimes referred to as “hydradermabrasion,” is similar to microdermabrasion but much gentler. Its vacuum tip is far less traumatic than the manual extractions performed by sanding. For this reason, it’s also considered a more effective treatment.
Which Is Right For You
In choosing one treatment over the other, you need to consider your own skin concerns. Microdermabrasion is proven to reduce the appearance of stretch marks but, at the same time, doesn’t improve hyperpigmentation. A HydraFacial, on the other hand, can immediately balance and smooth skin.
Compared to Microneedling
Also known as collagen induction therapy, microneedling is among the most popular non-invasive skin rejuvenation therapies. It uses tiny needles to create micro-injuries in the skin; in turn, the body responds by producing more collagen. This protein is well-known for healing damaged skin, and several weeks after treatment, patients see smoother, plumper contours.
Microneedling is ideal for patients with deep skin issues, namely scarring. It’s not exactly painful, but most patients do report that it’s uncomfortable. Many of the same benefits provided by microneedling can be achieved with a HydraFacial, with the exception of eviscerating scars. And, as you know, this treatment poses no risk for pain.
Compared to Chemical Peels
The Hydra is often compared to a chemical peel because both remove dead skin cells. The latter is available in a variety of levels, ranging from superficial to deep peels, to address specific concerns. Although highly regarded for their efficacy, peels aren’t for everyone. They incorporate acids that can irritate and/or damage very sensitive skin. Additionally, patients with lighter skin tones are often considered the best candidates for peels.
If you’re weighing the pros and cons of these treatments, keep in mind a peel will increase your skin’s natural sensitivity for several days. You’ll also need to wait two or three weeks to see the results, and those with certain skin conditions – like dermatitis or eczema – should avoid these treatments altogether. A HydraFacial is much gentler and delivers much faster results.
The Facial You Need to Try
This facial is so dependable and with such remarkable results that we’ve only heard glowing reviews from clients. It corrects any number of concerns, whether you need a dose of hydration or to diminish fine lines, and starts working immediately. In addition, it’s gentle motion and customizable formula means it’s completely pain-free. Schedule your consultation today by calling Radiant Reflections Weight Loss Clinic & Medspa, in Hattiesburg, MS.