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Hydrafacial® is an invigorating treatment that can be given in as little as 30 minutes. It delivers long-term skin health and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of all skin types. It offers instant, noticeable results with no downtime or irritation. The Hydrafacial® treatment removes dead skin cells and extracts impurities while simultaneously bathing the new skin with cleansing, hydrating and moisturizing serums. The treatment is soothing, refreshing, non-irritating and immediately effective.

Hydration is the foundation of healthy, radiant skin. Irritation of the skin has been proven to increase signs of aging. The Hydrafacial® is a hydrating and non-irritating treatment.

The Hydrafacial® treatment is designed for all skin types. Even the most sensitive skin easily tolerates the Hydrafacial® treatment. Your physician or skincare professional may choose specific treatment serums and/or customize the treatment for your unique skin conditions and needs. Consult your physician or skincare professional for a skin evaluation and sensitivity test.

The Hydrafacial® treatment is a fast, efficient treatment that takes as little as 20-25 minutes. The treatment is often described as a feeling like “a cool paintbrush moving over the face”. You may put on make-up and return to your normal activities right after the treatment since there is no downtime. When combined with the benefits of LED Light Therapy & Lymphatic Drainage Therapy, the treatment time can be up to 60 min.

Microdermabrasion is a single step exfoliation process that works by abrading the top layer of skin and “vacuuming” the exfoliate away to reveal the new, fresh skin below. Hydrafacial® is the evolution of a microdermabrasion – a multi-step process that provides cleansing and exfoliation, a gentle peel to loosen dirt and debris from pores, extraction via vortex suction to clean out pores, and hydration with anti-oxidants and hyaluronic acid via patented vortex- fusion to nourish and protect your skin. Through the use of various tips and solutions, each step of the Hydrafacial® is customized to suit your skin type and concern – oily or dry skin, sensitive skin, fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, your Hydrafacial® can be customized to include lymphatic draining and/or red or blue LED therapy. A Hydrafacial® is a microdermabrasion treatment and so much more!

Many people report seeing visible skin refinement and an even, radiant skin tone after just one treatment. The smooth results and hydration may last 5 to 7 days or even longer. A series of 6 treatments are recommended for improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, hyper pigmentation, acne and oily skin. After your first series of treatments, you may want to maintain your results with a Hydrafacial® treatment every 2 to 4 weeks.

  • Visibly reduced fine lines & wrinkles
  • Diminished hyperpigmentation (melasma / brown spots)
  • Improved acne-prone skin; less oily
  • Refined skin tone & skin texture
  • Reduced under-eye puffiness
  • Hydrated skin; improved suppleness & elasticity of skin

The longer term results of visibly improved skin are typically visible after your new collagen/elastin starts to appear, approximately 3 weeks, and can last for months.

Hydrafacial® treatment can also be done on the neck, decolette & hands. Men & women alike also like to get it done on the back to remove pigmentation & help with acne on the back.

Light therapy is the application of light energy to the skin for therapeutic benefits. It is a natural photo-biochemical reaction similar to the process of plant photosynthesis. Over the past 40 years, research has shown that light in the red and infrared spectrum effects at least 24 positive changes at a cellular level. The energy delivered by the LEDs enhances cellular metabolism, accelerates the repair and replenishment of damaged skin cells, and stimulates the production of collagen. As a result, skin texture, skin tone, and elastin may be improved with a series of treatments.

Blue light therapy helps improve the appearance of oily or congested skin and can be used to treat moderate inflammatory acne. P.acnes is known as the causative agent of acne. Porphryin, a compound generated by the P.acnes bacteria, is photo-sensetive and reacts to blue light. Blue LED therapy is an alternative for clients who do not respond well to other acne therapies.

LED therapy can be performed as an individual treatment, or in combination with your Hydrafacial.

Natural regulation of the body can occur with lymphatic drainage to improve circulation, detoxification, tone, and result in firmer skin. 33% of the lymphatic system is in the face. Gentle lymphatic massage can stimulate opening of the lymphatic system, increase lymph flow, and assist in the drainage of stagnant cellular fluid and released toxins. Through the elimination of toxins, and promotion of insured nourishment, the skin achieves balance, resulting in a cleaner complexion and improved skin tone and color. Other benefits of lymphatic drainage include a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles and a reduction of puffy skin (edema) and swelling. When the lymph is flowing, the cells are bathed in fresh fluid causing the skin to look fresh and alive. Lymphatic drainage can be performed as an individual treatment, or in combination with your Hydrafacial.

Three serums are available for your treatment:

Activ-4™ for Skin Rejuvenation – aids in firming & smoothing fine lines, resulting in clean, refined & ultra-moisturized skin. For all skin types. Glucosamine & lactic acid exfoliating blend to soften sebum and impurities Active botanical extracts to calm, soothe and hydrate the skin Non-irritating advanced leave-on formulation Aids in epidermal hyperpigmentation lightening Patent-pending formulation

Beta-hd™ Salicylic Treatment for Acne Prone and/or Oily Skin – aids in extracting and help to fight future breakouts by softening sebum and impurities. Visible skin rejuvenation and hydration Non-irritating advanced leave-on formulation Aids in epidermal hyperpigmentation lightening

Antiox-6™ an Antioxidant Treatment – combats free radicals & environmental damages to the cells. For all skin types.

The most effective antioxidant ingredients; stabilized vitamin A, vitamin E & white tea extract Hydration additives deeply moisturize & condition the skin

Advanced lipid carrier helps ingredients to penetrate the dermal skin barrier A valuable contribution to any facial treatment or as a stand-alone service.

Hydrafacial® is a trademark of Edge Systems , US. The secret is in the patented HydroPeel® tips that hydrate skin with nutrient-rich solutions and deeply cleanse the pores, softening and lifting away dirt and impurities. The tips have multiple abrasive edges that exfoliate the skin several times with each pass to achieve better, even skin resurfacing results without irritation. These tips then create a vortex effect to easily dislodge and remove blackheads, whiteheads, and sebum, allowing for painless extractions. Finally, Vortex-Fusion® is used to deliver potent antioxidants, peptides, and other nutrients, improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, oily and congested skin, and hyperpigmentation.

The Hydrafacial® thoroughly cares for skin, merging soothing and invigoration spa therapies with advanced medical technology. The Hydrafacial® is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment that delivers instant results with no discomfort or downtime. The procedure is soothing, moisturizing, non-irritating, and immediately effective.

Hydrafacial® is a no-downtime treatment. You can apply products or makeup immediately after the treatment. As a daily skin care regime, you should use the following products:

  • PurMoist or any good moisturizer
  • UV Smart or any good sunscreen – this should be used every 3-4 hours for 4-5 days post treatment.
  • ETX – Eye Therapy Extract for under eye dark circles & puffinees
  • Antiox Home care – Daily dose of Detox for your skin – should be use morning & night Your skin care practitioner may advise you some other product based on your specific skin type/skin condition.

Glycolic/Retin containing products should not be used for at least 2 weeks after a Hydrafacial® Treatment