For patients with dry or sensitive skin, common skin resurfacing procedures like laser treatments, chemical peels and microdermabrasion may cause excessive discomfort, irritation and unwanted side effects. HydraFacial is a gentle, non-invasive skin resurfacing treatment that works deep into the pores to restore radiant, refreshed skin. With no side effects and no downtime required, regular HydraFacial treatments can rejuvenate skin and promote a healthier appearance for patients of all ages and skin types.
At Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics, Dr. Leslie Smith and her expert team of aestheticians are excited to provide our patients with non-invasive and effective HydraFacial treatments to keep your skin looking beautiful and naturally radiant. To achieve personalized results, we will evaluate your skin and consider your concerns to design a HydraFacial treatment tailored specifically to you.
What is a HydraFacial?
A HydraFacial is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure designed to cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate the skin. As one of the most versatile treatment options in skincare, a HydraFacial can benefit patients of all skin types and sensitivities. By using different serums to nourish the skin, the procedure can be customized to suit the condition and concerns of each patient. A HydraFacial involves a four-step process of cleansing and exfoliation, acid peel application, extraction, and advanced serum hydration.
How Does A HydraFacial Work?
At Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics, our HydraFacial treatment is based on a systematic multi-step approach. Using the HydraFacial handheld device, we begin by cleansing and exfoliating the skin, removing impurities and other toxins that give the skin a dull or worn appearance. We then follow this by nourishing the skin with a gentle acid that breaks down and loosens impurities, providing an effect similar to a chemical peel only less harsh and without the usual side effects.
Once the skin has been cleansed and exfoliated, we use the HydraFacial vacuum-suctioned tip to lift away blackheads and dead skin from the surface layer, which works to unclog the pores. We then apply a hydrating serum to soothe and moisturize the skin, maintaining its hydration throughout the treatment process. This step eliminates common side effects like dry skin or peeling and instead plumps the skin to reveal a natural radiance.
Finally, once the skin has been thoroughly cleaned and impurities extracted, we will infuse the skin with a serum containing antioxidants, peptides, amino acids and hyaluronic acid. These nutrients will enrich and boost the skin, gradually producing an even tone and texture and giving your complexion an instant glow.
What Can A HydraFacial Treat?
At Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics, we perform HydraFacials for patients with all kinds of skin conditions and concerns. A HydraFacial is also suitable for those simply seeking to rejuvenate their skin and achieve a brighter, clearer and more radiant complexion. Issues that a HydraFacial can address include:
- Brown spots
- Sun damage
- Dehydrated skin
- Large pores
- Skin texture irregularities
- Blackheads and whiteheads
- Signs of aging (e.g., fine lines, wrinkles)
Is HydraFacial Right for You?
Since the procedure is gentle and non-abrasive, a crucial benefit of the HydraFacial treatment is that it appeals to patients of nearly all ages, complexions and skin concerns. Whether you are looking to correct pigmentation or texture irregularities, or simply wish to hydrate and cleanse your skin for a smoother complexion, a HydraFacial is one of the most effective non-invasive treatment options available today. From adolescents struggling with acne, to adults who wish to reduce signs of aging, a HydraFacial may be the key to achieving naturally radiant, unblemished skin. It is also highly customizable, so we can select the most suitable serums and nutrients based on your skin type, condition and primary concerns.
If you are suffering from more severe conditions such as sunburn or active rashes, it is best to check with your skincare professional before considering a HydraFacial. Dr. Leslie Smith is an expert in delivering minimally invasive cosmetic treatments, so she can work with you to determine whether this procedure is right for you. At Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics, we offer a range of skincare and facial rejuvenation therapies, so Dr. Smith and her friendly team will be happy to help you find the most suitable treatment based on your needs, expectations and aesthetic goals.
Benefits of a HydraFacial
At our cosmetic center in Wayzata, MN, many patients have reported positive and effective results from regular HydraFacial treatments. This procedure provides a breadth of benefits, including:
- Removes dead skin cells and other impurities
- Softens fine lines and wrinkles
- Treats mild to moderate acne and oily skin
- Unclogs pores and reduces acne breakouts
- Breaks down hyperpigmentation and dark spots
- Counteracts sun damage
- Creates a more even skin tone
In the past, traditional rejuvenation treatments have relied on microdermabrasion, which uses micro-crystals to essentially ‘sand’ the surface skin, removing dead or damaged cells to reveal a newer and healthier complexion. While this technique can enhance the skin initially, it can be damaging for the skin long-term, potentially resulting in increased oil production, broken capillaries and thinning of the skin.
As an innovative alternative, HydraFacial is based on a process called hydradermabrasion, which is a gentle, water-based exfoliating treatment that distributes water and air at a high-speed. Since the procedure is much kinder to the skin, it is suitable for almost all skin types. Hydradermabrasion works to remove toxins, clear dead skin cells and blackheads, and support drainage of the lymphatic system. As the water plumps and hydrates the skin, regular HydraFacial treatments will also help to smoothen out fine lines and even out skin tone. While microdermabrasion is known to be a harsh and quite unpleasant procedure, hydradermabrasion provides a pain-free and comfortable treatment experience.
Is HydraFacial safe?
Yes, HydraFacial is a safe and gentle method for cleansing and hydrating the skin.
Are there any side effects?
HydraFacial does not produce any significant side effects. Your skin may appear slightly rosier than usual for a short time before fading to its natural tone. Since there is no downtime required, most patients resume regular activity immediately following treatment.
Is HydraFacial comfortable?
Yes, HydraFacial is a very comfortable treatment. The exfoliating procedure is water-based, so there is no harsh sensation and patients do not experience any pain. There is no need for topical numbing agents.
Can HydraFacial be performed on other areas of the body?
The neck and upper chest can also benefit from this hydrating and cleansing treatment. Let us know during your consultation if you are interested in receiving treatment on multiple areas. Keep in mind that this may extend the length of your appointment.
How long is a HydraFacial appointment?
HydraFacial treatments are fast and convenient, taking only 30 minutes on average. With its quick treatment times and absence of side effects, you can easily schedule your HydraFacial appointment during a lunch break and head back to work immediately after.
How soon will I see results?
You will notice an instant change in your skin’s tone, texture and appearance for the better! Patients typically require a series of four to six HydraFacial treatments before experiencing significant results, depending on their skin’s condition at the onset of treatment. We will help you determine an individualized treatment plan that corresponds to your needs and desired results.
How often will I need to come in for an appointment?
Many patients visit us monthly because they love how clear and fresh their skin looks following a HydraFacial appointment. How frequently you come in is entirely up to you, but we would recommend scheduling a HydraFacial every four to six weeks to keep your skin bright and beautiful year-round.
HydraFacial offers results comparable to other skincare treatments without side effects or downtime. If you are interested in experiencing the benefits of a HydraFacial, schedule a treatment session with Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics. To learn more about HydraFacial and book your appointment, call us today at 952-460-1970.