HydraFacial. It’s the latest buzz word in the beauty industry. Celebs love it (Beyonce, Britney and Kate Winslet are all fans apparently), and it’s available at an Este near you. So, what is a HydraFacial treatment, and most importantly, why all the fuss?
What is a HydraFacial?
A HydraFacial is, we think, quite simply, the mother of all facials. It is an intense facial that can target multiple skin concerns and works to combat -
- Dry and dull skin
The Hydrafacial uses a patented Vortex-Fusion system that works to exfoliate, extract, and moisturise the skin. What’s more, the spiral design of the HydraFacial machine ensures any extractions that are carried out are painless.
What Does a HydraFacial Do?
When you book in for a Hydrafacial at Este, you will enjoy the following as part of the HydraFacial process.
- Detox – a lymphatic draining procedure that gets rid of toxins and boosts circulation
- Cleansing – skin is cleansed and dead and dry skin cells are removed
- Exfoliation – glycolic and salicylic acid are used to get deep into pores to remove debris
- Blackhead removal if needed – removal using honey extract and salicylic acid
- Antioxidants, peptides, hyaluronic acid – to plump and hydrate the skin
- LED light – works to reduce redness and promote collagen production
The combination of these stages means that by the end of your HydraFacial, your skin will be fresh, healthy, and glowing. No other facial goes to such depths to ensure skin is cleansed and exfoliated and boosted back to prime health.
What are the Different Types of HydraFacial?
The most popular HydraFacial is the deluxe version which works to extract and cleanse the skin deep down. There’s also the Radiance HydraFacial that works to boost skin glow and tackle pigmentation. The Platinum HydraFacial, meanwhile, can be customised to address your own concerns, while the Clarifying HydraFacial is all about cleansing and extraction, and delivering serums into pores exactly where they’re needed.
Can HydraFacial Damage Skin?
It’s true, there are possible HydraFacial side effects that can occur once you’ve had this procedure, but these are short lived and minimal. You may experience a post-HydraFacial breakout, but this is your skin purging itself of impurities that have been locked down in the deeper layers of your skin. Hydrafacials are less invasive than other skincare treatments such as chemical peels and laser. However, if you have extremely sensitive skin, and/or are pregnant, it’s best to avoid this treatment. If you’re wondering whether this treatment is right for you, just give us a call and we can book you in for a free no-obligation consultation.
Does HydraFacial Tighten Skin?
The final stage in a HydraFacial is the use of LED light. This has been proven to boost collagen and elastin production. These two proteins work to boost skin health so that your skin achieves a more youthful appearance. That means texture, volume, and skin tightness should be improved.
How Long is a Deluxe HydraFacial?
At Este, your HydraFacial will take around one hour. There is no downtime involved and you’re able to go about your day once your treatment has come to an end. Fit it in during your lunch break, sneak it in post-work, or indulge in a weekend treatment – it's your call.
What about HydraFacial Aftercare?
Who doesn’t want to get the best out of their treatment? So, when it comes to HydraFacial aftercare there are a few things you can do to ensure your results last as long as possible. These include -
- Avoiding products containing retinol for two days post-treatment
- Applying suncream – SPF 30 minimum
- Don't use saunas, hot tubs, steam rooms, or other high-temperature areas for 48 hours
- Avoid intensive exercise for 48 hours
- Don’t use swimming pools for 48 hours
- No intense treatment to the face for two weeks post-treatment to avoid irritation
HydraFacial Before and After
The difference to your skin pre-treatment and post-HydraFacial can be seen instantly. Check out this YouTube video from Poonam Walid when she tried the HydraFacial at Este Edgbaston. Pores are instantly unclogged, skin is glowing and healthy, and hydration is boosted. It’s impressive, right?
If your budget allows, HydraFacial can be enjoyed on a regular basis. However, if you’re only able to afford them as a treat once in a while, your skin will still feel and see the benefit. Get in on the latest beauty trend and discover why so many celebs look to a HydraFacial to give their skin the boost it craves. See you at an Este soon!